Managing students for teachers, administrators, and schools to create a productive environment is a practiced skill. PBIS, SEL , and Restorative Justice are all topics to help create a productive learning environment.
Below are some examples of children's literature to utilize with students to assist with building a classroom community.
Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes along, he's well-prepared. Scaredy Squirrel's emergency kit includes antibacterial soap, Band-Aids and a parachute. Day after day he watches and waits, and waits and watches, until one day ... his worst nightmare comes true! Scaredy suddenly finds himself out of his tree, where germs, poison ivy and sharks lurk. But as Scaredy Squirrel leaps into the unknown, he discovers something really uplifting ...
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.W65535 Pij 2019
Publication Date: 2019-07-02
Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?! Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.B2217 Wh 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.1.R469 All 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-07
Have you ever felt mad enough to stomp, smash, and crash? Allie has! Meet one angry little girl and see how she calms down, bit by bit--with the help of her understanding big brother. Poor Allie! She's in a rage, throwing a tantrum, and having a fit! Her emotions have built and built and now they just burst. Is there a sweet little girl hiding somewhere under all the angry layers? And can her big brother find a way to make things all right again? Allie All Along explores simple ways kids can center themselves in the face of overwhelming emotions. The illustrations' varying hues and vibrant colors capture the powerful feelings that young children can't always express in words.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.O5523 Re 2002
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention) Mean Jean was Recess Queen and nobody said any different. Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung. Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked. Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced. If kids ever crossed her, she'd push 'em and smoosh 'em lollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'em kitz and kajammer 'em. Until a new kid came to school! With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7 .S8179 Int 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-10
Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor! A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken's habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head. (Ages 4-8) It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story --and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can't help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors --and offering humorous story-within-a-story views --this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7 .C88135 Cl 2000
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all from New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin! Now the inspiration for a new Christmas special, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Christmas on the Farm. Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears Click, clack, MOO. Click, clack, MOO. Clickety, clack, MOO. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes.... Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside down.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.R5265 Te 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-20
When their class tadpoles are big enough, Mr. Stricter tells his students they can keep just one. The class chooses Bruno, the smallest of the bunch. But Bruno doesn't stay that way for long. Soon, he's grown into a giant, classroom-wrecking creature: he eats desks, he farts for show-and-tell, and he sneezes slime all over everything! With Mr. Stricter blinded by love for the pet, the students must step up and take matters into their own heroic hands. This hilarious tale by debut picturebook author Anica Mrose Rissi, brilliantly illustrated by Zachariah OHora, will keep kids giggling page after page as the class comes together to solve one BIG problem.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks BF561 .G74 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
This thoughtful, engaging book is packed with helpful hints, tips, and techniques for helping children learn to recognize and express their emotions. Feelings can be complicated, and learning to express them is a skill that must be developed. My Mixed Emotions is here to coach children through a variety of emotions and situations including dealing with bullying, understanding grief, and coping with large family changes, such as divorce. Divided into happiness, fear, anger, and sadness, My Mixed Emotions explores the four main emotions, the reasons why we feel them, and the science behind each one. Children will discover great things about themselves, such as what happens in their brain when they are happy, why they cry when they are sad, and why they sometimes feel nervous. My Mixed Emotions will become a friend and guide as children travel through the mixed-up world of emotions to discover the wonderful, unique person that they are.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks BF561 .L54613 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
The international bestseller that helps young children identify emotions and feel more in control, now available in a classic picture book format. One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Caregivers will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.1.V46 Iaae 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all the great (and challenging) parts of being human, I Am Human shows that it's okay to make mistakes while also emphasizing the power of good choices by offering a kind word or smile or by saying "I'm sorry." At its heart, this picture book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages children to see themselves as part of one big imperfect family--millions strong.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7 .C446263 Nam 2001
Publication Date: 2001-07-10
The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey. From the Hardcover edition.
What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from - and who she may one day be. Spanish language edition! If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! Just think of how hard it is to fit them all on the back of a little photo. How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all - and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin or name story.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.1.M3745 Alm 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.H389 Chr 1991
Publication Date: 1991-09-16
Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect--until her first day of school. "You're named after a flower!" teases Victoria. "Let's smell her," says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again? This popular picture book has sold more than a million copies and was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association. "Perfectly executed in words and illustration, Chrysanthemum exemplifies Henkes's talent for creating true picture stories for young audiences."--The Horn Book Supports the Common Core State Standards
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7 .K281346 Do 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are Otters. OTTERS! But he doesn't know anything about Otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? Just treat otters the same way you'd like them to treat you, advises wise Mr. Owl. And so begins Mr. Rabbit's reflection on good manners. In her smart, quirky style Laurie Keller highlights how to be a good friend and neighbor--just follow the Golden Rule! This title has Common Core connections. A Junior Library Guild Selection Do Unto Otters is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ8.3.P376 All 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
Celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions. All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.W868 Day 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look, talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat, or something just as random. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael Lopez's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PS3554.E6666 B88 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-27
In a unique narrative, readers meet a diverse group of six children ranging in age from Kindergarten through ﬁfth grade. With nerves and excitement each child gears up for a new school year by hustling in the morning, meeting new teachers and new classmates during the day, and heading home with homework and relief by day's end. Simple, bright illustrations focus on each child and his/her worries, hopes, and successes on the ﬁrst day of school.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.O1267 Iab 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Maria is from Spain, Jin is from Korea, and Fatima is from Somalia. All three are new to their American elementary school, and each has trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity. Young readers from all backgrounds will appreciate this touching story about the assimilation of three immigrant students in a supportive school community. Anne Sibley O'Brien is the founder of I'm Your Neighbor, an organization that promotes children's literature featuring "new arrival" cultures. As the rate of immigration to the United States increases, topics related to immigration are increasingly more important in the classroom and home. I'm New Heredomonstrates how our global community can work together and build a home for all.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.O1267 So 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
Are you new here? Do you know someone new? Young readers explore the immigrant experience through both "windows" and "mirrors." In I'm New Here, readers meet three recent immigrants trying to adjust to a new country and school. InSomeone New, the same story is told from the perspective of the students who welcome the newcomers. An honest and heartwarming look at diversity, inclusion, and friendship.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.R53265 Ne 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
...a sensitive look at friendship, this time geared to early primary school children...Because picture books are so short, it's a challenge to fully develop a character. But in this tender story, the personalities of Shakeeta and Becky, plus the popular bully, are distinct and interesting...The writer is a former elementary school teacher, which shows in her understanding of children and classroom dynamics.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ8.3.C83959 Lo 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
The Lockdown Drill teaches students the importance of listening to their teacher and school resource officer during important school drills. Using fun characters and engaging rhymes, The Lockdown Drill explains safe emergency practices to young children in a non-threatening manner. In her work as an elementary school resource officer, Deputy Becky Coyle learned firsthand how misinformation can affect student performance during emergency procedures and was inspired to create this School Safety series to explain school safety to young children in a fun and engaging way.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.J329 Whd 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
What if everybody broke the rules ... and spoke during story time, didn't wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.H534962 We 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-19
It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ8.3.D498 Lt 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
Llama has a sharing drama! Build a tower. Make a moat. Nelly's dolly sails a boat. What can Llama Llama add? Maybe sharing's not so bad. Llama Llama has new neighbors! Nelly Gnu and her mama stop by for a play date, but Llama's not so sure it's time to share all his toys. Maybe just his blocks? It could be fun to make a castle with Nelly . . . But wait--Nelly has Llama's little Fuzzy Llama! The fun turns to tears when Fuzzy Llama is ripped in two, "all because of Nelly Gnu!" Mama comes to the rescue and fixes Fuzzy, but she makes it clear: "I'll put Fuzzy on the stairs, until you're sure that you can share." Fun to read aloud and helpful to children and parents alike, Llama Llama Time to Share is for any child who needs a little encouragement in sharing.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7 .W65535 Pi 2004
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird? In this hilarious follow-up to the acclaimed Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems has created another avian adventure that encourages children to share even their most prized processed foods. Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the head writer of Cartoon Network's Code Name: Kids Next Door. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is the companion to Mo's first children's book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! He is also the author of Time to Pee!.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.W65535 Sh 2011
Publication Date: 2011-06-14
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In Should I Share My Ice Cream? Gerald has a big decision to make. But will he make it in time? Using vocabulary that is perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a funny story about the challenges of doing the right thing. Fans of the Geisel Award-winning duo will eagerly eat it up!
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.C664 Tat 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Starting on Monday and working through all the days of the week, Joseph tries to deal with a lunchroom bully. On Monday he has his brownie taken, on Tuesday he's left with only carrot sticks, on Wednesday his bully follows him into the bathroom to take his lunch, and on Thursday Joseph goes outside to eat lunch all alone. Friday is the best day. That is the day Joseph makes a trip to the principal's office and he learns the difference between tattling and telling. At lunch, Mr. Tate catches the bully in the act and Joseph has a very good day.
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook; Anita DuFalla (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue gives teachers and counselors a humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities.
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue Activity and Idea Book by Julia Cook; Anita DuFalla (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
An activity book to go along with A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue, by Julia Cook. Use as a supplementary teacher's guide with the storybook. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. 8.5" x 11," softcover, 24 pages.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.P4478 Gir 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, the entire town calls her The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes! One day, the inevitable happens: Beatrice makes a huge mistake in front of everyone! But in the end, readers (and perfectionists) will realize that life is more fun when you enjoy everything--even the mistakes.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.H389 Wg 2000
Publication Date: 2000-07-25
Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start.And Wemberly worried even more. If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.W3323 Scm 2007
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
That lovable little worrywart is back. And he's as scaredy as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. And once he's spotted a perfectly safe candidate (with no teeth), Scaredy's ready. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he's prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy's Action Plan takes a surprising --- and ?toothy? --- turn. Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship? Read Scaredy's nutty story to find out ...
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.E26365 Wo 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-30
What if the world, the woods and its wicked things wrestled with their wishes for wild adventure? But what if these wanderers used their wits to ward off worries and all the world's wild creatures? Then it would be a wonderful day to wander the world.