Facing New Challenges With Children’s Books

Starting a new school year is an exciting and sometimes difficult time for children. Here are some books highlighting positive social skills and the beginning of new friendships, which can make any challenging situation seem a little more manageable!

Picture Books

Scribbly by Ged Adamson
The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi
Goodbye Brings Hello by Dianne White
Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
The Smart Cookie by Jory John
Brave Enough by Rob Justus
Shy Willow by Cat Min

Early Readers

Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate
I Am Brave by Suzy Capozzi
Making New Friends by Kimberly & James Dean
When Carrot Met Cookie by Erica S. Perl

Juvenile Fiction & Graphic Novels

Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
Bounce Back by Misako Rocks
The Class Frances O’Roark Dowell
The Golden Hour by Niki Smith
Honest June by Tina Wells
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
Restart by Gordon Korman