Social & Emotional Learning Picture Books

The social and emotional learning picture books on this page will help you teach children about their emotions, how to manage their emotions and how to create strong, healthy relationships with other people. This is an area of particular interest for me and I’ve spent some years building my skills and knowledge about the best way to do this. 

For each picture book we have included the following free, printable resources:

  • a step-by-step lesson plan, including discussion questions, writing activities and suggestions for other activities related to the text;
  • 1-3 differentiated wordsearch puzzles, using vocabulary from the book;
  • a writing/drawing template which can be used for a variety of writing activities related to the text;

More picture books to help you develop your students’ social and emotional skills are being added regularly so check back soon to see what’s available to help in your teaching. 

the way i feel

identifying and naming emotions,

rubys worry

everyone worries, talking about our worries helps us feel better

tough guys have feelings too

everyone has feelings, showing our feelings is ok,

a flamboyance of flamingos
my name is not refugee
bee & me
lest we forget
newton and me