Books and Resources

Booklist to Support Social Emotional Development (i.e. being a friend, feelings, empathy, problem-solving, bullying/teasing, family relationships, etc.)

Books for Students Dealing with Loss

Sad Isn’t Bad; A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss by Michaelene Mundy

Gentle Willow: a Story for Children about Dying by Joyce C. Mills

Grief is Like a Snowflake by Julia Cook

Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile: a Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus

The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Remy Charlip. Ages 4-8

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo F. Buscaglia.  Ages 9-12

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Erik Blegvad. Ages 4-8

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown. Ages 4-8

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? by Trevor Romain. Ages 8+

Books about Feelings for Students

When My Worries Get Too Big! By: Kari Dunn Buron

What to Do When You Worry Too much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner, Bonnie and Ellen Candace

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy by Bob Sornson

Books about Teasing

Simon’s Hook by Karen Gedig Burnett

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill

Todd Parr Books:

Its Ok to Make Mistakes

Its Ok to be Different

The Feel Good Book

For more books go to

Julia Cook Books:

Personal Space Camp

Wilma Jean The Worry Machine

But It’s Just a Game

I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No! (How about Maybe?)

My Mouth is a Volcano!

The Worst Day of My Life Ever!

I Just Want to Do it My Way!

For more books and work books from Julia Cook, go to

Books about ADHD

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD  by: John F Taylor Ph.D

ADHD and Me: What I Learned From Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E. S. Taylor

The ADHD Book of Lists by Sandra F. Rief

Books for Parents

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey

Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter

Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior No More Meltdowns by Jed Baker

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph. D.

Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome. A User Guide to Adolescence By Luke Jackson

The Power of Neurodiversity by Thomas Armstrong

Social Thinking

You are a Social Detective by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

Whole Body Listening Larry at Home! by Kristen Wilson and Elizabeth Sautter

Whole Body Listening Larry at School! by Kristen Wilson and Elizabeth Sautter

See for more information regarding the Social Thinking Curriculum


Great Parenting Information/Tips for All Children’s Success!  (Great section on seeing things from your child’s perspective)  (Dealing with loss) (Tips dealing with suicide, loss and/or trauma)




What to Do (and Not D0) When Children Are Anxious



Learning Disabilities

Specific Learning Disability


Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder



Autism (Asperger’s) description

Career Planning 

Mass Career Information System

Social Skills Videos

Eye Contact

Including Others

What is a Friend?


Left Out

How to Make a Friend

A True Friend

Personal Space Social Skill


Hidden Rules Farting

Hidden Rules Picking Your Nose

Communication Skills – funny video on expressing yourself


How to Lose At Games Without Getting Mad

Don’t Give Up

Believe in Yourself

Marshmallow Test – Impulse Control

Controlling Impulses- A Mindfulness activity for kids

Seseme Street: Me Want It (But Me Wait)

Get Moving


Stick up For Your Friends

Lunch Bully

Rumors Hurt

Conflict Resolution

Social Skills How to Compromise




Thumb Balls

Head Banz

Rush Hour

Apples to Apples (junior version)

Should I or Shouldn’t I (a Social Thinking product)