AASL’s guide to social and emotional learning for picture book readers

For Immediate Release
Mon, 08/15/2022


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing & Media

American Library Association



CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, Maureen Schlosser’s book “Social and Emotional Learning for Picture Book Readers” spotlights 24 compelling picture books with ready-to-go lesson plans that support social and emotional learning (SEL) through the National School Library Standards. Each chapter focuses on one SEL theme to help learners practice targeted social-emotional skills. Learners will develop skills in solving problems, building relationships, working in teams, recognizing and managing feelings, and engaging ethically. Most lessons can be taught in a single class period and provide:

  • picture books as mentor texts supporting SEL lessons and curriculum; 
  • AASL Standards Framework for Learners competencies with detailed instructions, making planning a breeze; and 
  • anchor charts, discussion questions, and worksheets to help facilitate SEL activities.

A retired school librarian, Schlosser is also co-author of “Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades.” She blogs for Knowledge Quest and Library Lessons. She was the co-chair of the Nutmeg Book Award and has presented at state and national library conferences. Her articles about integrating the arts with library lessons and advocacy are published in numerous library journals.

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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