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Dictionary for a Better World

Irene Latham, Charles Waters (authors) Mehrdokht Amini (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541578937

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary - each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity.

Silent Journey

Carl Watson (author) Andrew Bosley (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781947159327

Scott Schroeder dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Following an accident that took his mother's life eight years before, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Blessed with being an accomplished gymnast and skilled at signing and reading lips, Scott's biggest challenge is convincing others he is able to do all the same things as those in the hearing world. Picking up on conversations he observes along the way, Scott figures out a big family secret concerning his father and uncle and makes his mind up to play a part in their reconciliation.

Siento amor

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645276906

In this book, readers will learn about love, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Tolerance

Veronica B. Wilkins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273943

In this book, readers will learn what tolerance is, why it is important, how to use mindfulness to better practice empathy and acceptance, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about tolerance and acceptance. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Siento ansiedad

Abby Cooper (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645276937

In this book, readers will learn about anxiety in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Siento confianza

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645276968

In this book, readers will learn about confidence in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Siento aburrimiento

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645276876

In this book, readers will learn about boredom in themselves and others, why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate about these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Respect

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273912

In this book, readers will learn what respect is, how and why to show it, how to use mindfulness to better practice respect, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about showing respect. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Listening

Mari Shuh (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273820

In this book, readers will learn the difference between hearing and listening, ways to actively listen, how to use mindfulness to better practice their listening skills, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about listening. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Patience

Mari Shuh (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273851

In this book, readers will learn about patience, ways to actively practice it, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about practicing patience. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Perseverance

Mari Shuh (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273882

In this book, readers will learn what perseverance and grit is, ways to practice it, and how to build confidence in themselves and others every day. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about grit and perseverance. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

I Feel Loved

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274063

In this book, readers will learn about love, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

I Feel Confident

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274032

In this book, readers will learn about confidence in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

I Feel Anxious

Abby Cooper (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273974

In this book, readers will learn about anxiety in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

I Feel Bored

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274001

In this book, readers will learn about boredom in themselves and others, why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate about these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Facing Death

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274124

In this book, readers will learn about healthy ways to cope with the death of a loved one, the different stages of grieving, and ways to help others who are experiencing loss. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Try This! activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about coping with the death of a loved one. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Facing Divorce

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274155

In this book, readers will learn about divorce, what it can mean for families, and how to cope with it, communicate about it, and work to understand it. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Try This! activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about coping with divorce and new daily routines. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Empathy

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273790

In this book, readers will learn what empathy is, how and why to show it, how to use mindfulness to better practice empathy, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Writing Reflection activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about showing empathy. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Facing Serious Illness

Stephanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274186

In this book, readers will learn about serious illnesses and the physical, mental, and emotional effects the illness can have one loved ones. Readers will learn about healthy ways to cope and understand, as well as helpful ways to help and support their loved one. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Try This! activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about coping with serious illness. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Piggy Goes Out

Harriet Ziefert (author)R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801118

Too dark, too cold, too stormy, too wet: Joselina Piggy can’t wait to get outside, but every time she asks Big Pig Papa if he’s ready, he has another reason to say “NO!” Kids will relate to this impatient little pig.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Harriet Ziefert (author)Lee Wildish (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801675

This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches kids a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. A young shepherd pretends not once, but twice that a wolf is after his flock. But he learns a hard lesson when a wolf really appears…and no one heeds his cries.

Kids Speak Out About Immigration

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640109

Immigrants around the world move to new places seeking peace and opportunity. How can we support them? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Immigration, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about the rights of immigrants, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About the Environment

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640116

Pollution. Dirty drinking water. Climate change. What can we do about such big problems? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About the Environment, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about protecting Earth and its resources, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About Violence

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640093

Some people live with violence and abuse every day. What can we do to help? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Violence, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak out about this issue, and what you can do to join them!

Kids Speak Out About Inequality

Chris Schwab (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731640123

People are treated unfairly for many reasons, including because of their skin color, gender, or gender identity. How can we help stop this inequality? We can speak out! In Kids Speak Out About Inequality, you'll learn about some incredible kids who had the courage to speak up about this important issue, and what you can do to join them!