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Children's Books

Based on recommendations from the American Association of School Librarians and Kendra Tyson, we compiled the following collection of children's books that foster social emotional and academic skills. Kendra is the Library Media Specialist for New York University's Constantine Georgiou Children's Library.

Books About
Fear & Anxiety
What to Do When You're Scared and Worried
The Big Bad Blackout
Who Feels Scared?
Scaredy Squirrel
I'm Not Scared Book
Stormy Night
Alfie Is Not Afraid
The Dark
First Snow
Problem Solving & Social Emotional Learning
the Snurtch
Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery
The Rabbit Listened
Books to Bridge Conversations about Race
More, More, More said the Baby, by Vera B. Williams
Whose Toes Are Those?, written by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Whose Knees Are These?, written by Jabari Asim, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
All the Colors We Are, written by Katie Kissinger, photographs by Chris Bohnholt
What's the Difference? Being Different Is Amazing, by Doyin Richards
A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara
Dream Big, Little One and Think Big, Little One, both by Vashti Harrison
Hands Up!, written by Breanna McDaniel, illustrated by Shane Evans
Books by Native Authors & Illustrators
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
We Are Water Protectors
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
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Sweetest Kulu
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A is For Aboriginal (First Nations Reader)
A Day with Yayah
The Grizzly Mother
Natural Disasters & Safety
Be Careful and Stay Safe
Fireboy to the Rescue: a Fire Safety Book
Ready, Set... Wait! What Animals Do Before a Hurricane
What if You Need to Call 911?
How do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?
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