A noteworthy review of Social and Emotional Learning from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020
This series explains the core skills at the heart of social and emotional learning. Each title presents three short stories that depict children developing skills, such as teamwork, recognizing boundaries, conflict resolution, and self-awareness. The layout features plenty of white space and large photos. The photos include children and adults who are BIPOC. Finding Solutions: Problem Solving shows a girl wearing a hijab. Each book provides questions for discussion and self-reflection. The back matter includes a phonetic glossary, additional resources, and an index. VERDICT Children will find the stories familiar and easy to understand, and the discussion questions will help them develop healthy emotional responses and good social etiquette. Recommended for classrooms and libraries.