As we all respond to the COVID-19 with social distancing, the cancellation of in-school learning, and other changes to our “normal” routine, it’s no surprise that we’re all feeling a range of emotions.
Healthcare professionals keep reminding us how important it is to attend to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. And that’s particularly important for children, who might not understand what is going on or who may be struggling to express their feelings and emotions.
Our Children’s Librarians have created a list of recommended eBooks and eAudiobooks to help explore and express your emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time.
Need help accessing these digital services? Please use our Ask-a-Librarian form and a library staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.
Community Helpers at the Hospital by Mari Schuh
Every Little Thing by Bob Marley
Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy
Meditate with Me by Mariam Gates
Mango, Abuela y Yo por Meg Medina
¡Solo Pregunta! por Sonia Sotomayor
Eco por Pam Muñoz Ryan
What To Do When I Am Sad by Dagmar Geisler
Lots of Feelings by Shelly Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly
When I Feel Afraid by Cheri J. Meiners
Breathe With Me by Mariam Gates
How I Feel by Cydney Weingart
Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
The Museum by Susan Verde, Elizabeth Cottle, Peter Reynolds
(eBook and movie, hoopla)
El Triste Triste Monstruo por Dolores Costello
(eBook on Hoopla)
Pastel Para Enemigos por Derek Munson
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
(Tumble Tune, Tumblebooks)
And You Can Come Too by Ruth Ohi
There are many other “social and emotional learning” titles available through our digital collection. Check them out online.