Top Social Skill Reads for Kids

As the weather gets cooler, the idea of curling up under a blanket with a book is sounding more and more appealing.  Does that sound good to you? Maybe with a cup of hot chocolate or tea or a fire in the fireplace?

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Reading to your children or with your child has so many benefits.  According to a posting by Raven Reads there are five benefits of reading.

1. Reading makes you more empathic

2. Reading keeps your brain healthy

3. Reading Reduces Stress

4. Reading helps you sleep better

5. Reading sets an example to your children

As the pandemic continues, we must help our children learn crucial social and emotional skills.  When children have social and emotional skills, they are equipped to cope with life’s everyday challenges.  Social skill books for kids are a useful tool to help teach and tackle social-emotional issues.  Below we have recommended 20 books that you can read or share with children to help develop empathy, understand, and recognize feelings, identify with others, and learn about problem-solving.

1. The Girl who never made mistakes

2. Stick and Stone

3. Nadia: The Girl who couldn’t sit still

4. The Invisible String

5. The Way I Feel

6. David Gets Into Trouble

7. My Mouth is a Volcano

8. Giraffes Can’t Dance

9. Should I Share My Ice Cream?

10. What Should Danny Do?

11. The Color Monster

12. Even Superhero’s Have Bad Days

13. In My Heart

14. The Boy with the Big, Big Feelings

15. Ruby Finds a Worry

16. Be Kind

17. Enemy Pie

18. The Rainbow Fish

19. My Whirling Twirling Motor

20. My Feelings and Me

Stay tuned for projects associated with each book.


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