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- All quick-read chapter books focused on teaching social-emotional skills
- Written for children ages 9 through 13
- Each book has a Teacher & Counselor Activity Guide with discussion questions and activities after each chapter so it is easy to use as a class lesson or with small counseling groups 
- Great for kids who are struggling with anxiety, changing friendships, learning about self-advocacy and figuring out how to get along with others
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Social-Emotional Learning Chapter Books
(Colored Illustrations Throughout Each Chapter)

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Oscar is a perfectionist with an anxiety problem. He is so afraid of not meeting expectations or disappointing his parents, his teachers and his pals, he can't sleep at night. The more sleep he loses the moodier and more irritable he becomes. When a caring teacher notices Oscar's exhaustion and stress, she invites him to join a school support group for students who struggle with anxiety. What will he do? 

This book is great for teaching the emotional and physical toll anxiety has on kids, as well as the empowering strategies they can use to calm their worries.

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Sophia and Camila have been the best of friends for a long time.  They do EVERYTHING together.  So, imagine Sophia's surprise when Camila starts spending more time with Christabel, and it's interfering with Sophia's time with her best friend.  All of this change is hard, and Sophia finds herself wondering if she did something wrong...did she lose her BFF?

 

This book is great in teaching about rejection and jealousy within friendships, how friendships change over time and the qualities of a good friend.

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Every friendship Izzy has swirls with drama, leaving her emotionally and physically exhausted. But, why all the drama? Izzy's sister, Maya offers encouragement as she helps her sister confront some hard truths: Izzy is an interrupter, a one-upper, and a bragger. Izzy knows she needs to make amends and do better. Now, she just needs to figure out how.

 

This book is great for examining the social minefield of middle school friendships, particularly among girls. Readers will be inspired to think about improve how they speak to and communicate with their friends and family.

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Mateo is at the center of a rumor that is swiftly spreading around school. What's worse, the rumor is a lie started by someone Mateo thought was a friend. Mateo and Lily can't get the rumor that they are boyfriend and girlfriend to stop. They are both annoyed and uncomfortable and eventually stop speaking to each other. Are they going to let the gossip and teasing destroy their friendship?

 

This book is great for teaching about the insecurities, fears, obsessions and anxieties of middle schoolers. Readers learn how hurtful and far reaching a rumor's ripple effects can be. 

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Malcolm has a problem, and his name is Joe.  Malcolm is often the target of good-natured ribbing because he's an excitable scatterbrain.  Malcolm knows the jokes and laughs at his expense are all in good fun and sometimes teach him a lesson.  But the snark coming from Joe isn't funny.  Joe taunts and bullies Malcolm but Malcolm's friends do nothing.  How will he deal with this?

 

This book is great for teaching the differences between teasing and bullying, the importance of self-advocacy and the power of kindness.

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The middle school years can be tough, especially if you don't quite fit in.  When Eva looks around, she sees most people dress the same and enjoy the same activities.  When the other girls at school gather, they tolerate Eva but they sometimes gossip and do other things which make her uncomfortable.  It doesn't appeal to Eva, and she wonders...Am I Weird?

 

This book is great for teaching the importance in valuing your uniqueness, being true to yourself and finding friends who respect and value you.

Teacher & Counselor Activity Guides
(Discussion Questions & Activities after Each Chapter with a Black & White Illustration at the Start of Each Chapter)

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This Teacher and Counselor Activity Guide is designed to accompany the My Anxiety Is Messing Things Up chapter book. Engage students in meaningful conversations and relevant activities to teach students about the emotional and physical toll anxiety has on kids, as well as the empowering strategies they can use to calm their worries. 

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This Teacher and Counselor Guide is designed to accompany the I Lost my BFF chapter book.  Engage students in meaningful conversations and relevant activities to teach them about how rejection & jealousy can present within friendships, how friendships can change over time & the qualities of a good friend.

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This Teacher and Counselor Activity Guide is designed to accompany the WIs Drama Always Following Me? chapter book. Engage students in meaningful conversations and relevant activities to teach them about the social minefields of middle school friendships, particularly with girls. Teach students to think about and improve how they communicate with friends and family.

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This Teacher and Counselor Activity Guide is designed to accompany the Why is He Spreading Rumors About Me? chapter book.  Engage students in meaningful conversations and relevant activities to teach students about the insecurities, fears and anxieties of middle schoolers and how hurtful and far reaching a rumor's ripple effects can be.

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This teacher and counselor activity guide is designed to accompany the He's Not Just Teasing chapter book.  Engage students in meaningful conversation and relevant activities to teach them about the differences between teasing & bullying, how to deal with both, the importance of self-advocacy and the power of kindness.

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This Teacher and Counselor Guide is designed to accompany the Am I Weird? chapter book.  Engage students in meaningful conversations and relevant activities to teach them about the importance in valuing your uniqueness, being true to yourself and finding friends who respect and value you.

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