PYP Attitudes Books


Social-emotional development is a big aspect of education, and is taught and reinforced often in the primary years. The following books are very useful when teaching in the International Baccalaureate curriculum in a PYP (Primary Years Program) classroom.

Appreciation

  • Belonging by Jeannie Baker
  • Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen
  • Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie de Paola
  • One World by Michael Foreman
  • Salmon Forest by David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • We Are Best Friends by Aliki Mulberry, 1982.
  • Dear Brother by Asch, Frank. Scholastic Inc., 1992.
  • Arthur’s Birthday by Brown, Marc. Scholastic Inc., 1989.
  • Do You Want to be my Friend? by Carle, Eric. Scholastic Inc., 1997.
  • Corduroy by Freeman, Don. Viking, 1968
  • Chrysanthemum by Henkes, Kevin. Green Willow Books, 1991.
  • Best Friends for Frances by Hoban, Russell. Harper Collins, 1969.
  • Pet Show! by Keats, Ezra Jack. Aladdin, 1972.
  • Peter’s Chair by Keats, Ezra Jack. Penguin, Putnam Inc.,1967.
  • A Letter to Amy by Keats, Ezra Jack. Puffin Books, 1998.
  • The Giving Tree by Silverstein, Shel. Harper Collins, 1964.
  • A Friend Like Ed by Wagner, Karen. Walker Publishing Co., 1998.
  • Mick Harte Was Here. by Park, Barbara. Random House, Inc., 1995.

Commitment

  • Arthur’s Pet Business. Scholastic Inc., by Brown, Marc. 1990.
  • Superdog: The Heart of a Hero. by Buehner, Caralyn. c2004.
  • The Wednesday Surprise. by Bunting, Eve.  1989.
  • Katy and the Big Snow. by Burton, Virginia Lee. 1971.
  • Little Engine That Could. by Piper, Watty. 1993.
  • . Keep the Lights Burning. by Roop, Peter, 1985.
  • A Light in the Attic. by Silverstein, Shel. 1981.
  • Shiloh. by Naylor, Phylis Reynolds. 1991.

Confidence

  • Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley illustrated by Derek Brazell
  • Dear Greenpeace by Simon James Big Book
  • Sharon keep your hair on by Gillian Rubinstein illus by David Mackintosh
  • The Sign on Rosie’s Door by Maurice Sendak
  • Sheila Rae, The Brave by Henkes, Kevin. Greenwillow Books, 1987.
  • Whistle for Willie by Keats, Jack Ezra. Viking Press, 1964.
  • John Henry by Lester, Julius. Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1965.
  • The Call of the Wolves by Murphy, Jim. Scholastic, 1989.
  • Thunder Cake by Polacco, Patricia. Putnam & Grosset, 1990.
  • Do Not Open by Turkle, Brinton. Puffin, 1981.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Beecher Preachers by Fritz, Jean. Putnam, 1994.

Cooperation

  • The Last Dragon by Susan Miho Nunes illus by Chris K Soentpiet
  • Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut
  • Belonging by Jeannie Baker hardback
  • Miss Nelson is Missing! by Allard, Harry. Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
  • Perfect Pigs by Brown, Marc. 1983.
  • The messy lot. by Brimner, Larry Dane. c2001.
  • I Can Share With Others by Guntley, Jenette.
  • Frederick. by Lionni, Leo. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1967.
  • The Seven Chinese Brothers by Mahy, Margaret, 1990.
  • Anansi the Spider a tale from the Ashanti. by McDermott, Gerald. Henry Holt, 1972.
  • The Little Red Hen. by McQueen, Lucinda. Scholastic, 1985.
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria. by Rathman, Peggy. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995.
  • The Enormous Turnip. by Slier, Debbie. Star Bright Books, 1998.
  • A Chair for my Mother. by Williams, Vera B.Greenwillow, 1982.
  • Seven Blind Mice. by Young, Ed. Philomel Books, 1992.
  • Stone Soup, by Brown, Marcia

Creativity

  • Troy Thompson’s Excellent Poetry Book by Gary Crew illus by Craig Smith
  • Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut
  • Sharon keep your hair on by Gillian Rubinstein illus by David Mackintosh
  • The Sign on Rosie’s Door by Maurice Sendak hardback
  • Belonging by Jeannie Baker
  • Weslandia. by Fleischman, Paul. Candlewick Press, 1999.
  • Roxaboxen. by McLerran, Alice. Scholastic, 1991.
  • Emma’s Rug. by Say, Allen. Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
  • Free Fall. by Wiesner, David. Mulberry. 1988

Curiosity

  • Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles illus by Rod Clement
  • Dear Greenpeace by Simon James
  • A Nice Walk in the Jungle by Nan Bodsworth
  • Salmon Forest by David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • The Secret Footprints. by Alvarez, Julia. New York: Dell Dragonfly Books, 2002.
  • Madeleine. by Bemelmans, Ludwig. New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 1996.
  • The Mitten. by Brett, Jan New York : Putnam, c1989.
  • Going home. by Bunting, Eve, c1996.
  • Are There Any Questions? by Cazet, Denys. Orchard Books, 1992.
  • Small Green Snake. by Gray, Libba. Orchard Books, 1994.
  • Grandpa’s face. by Greenfield, Eloise. New York: Philomel Books, 1988.
  • A Salmon for Simon, by Waterton, Betty, Toronto: Meadow Mouse paperback, 1980.
  • The Secret Garden. by Burnett, Frances. Harper Collins, 1990.

Empathy

  • You and Me, Murrawee by Kerri Hashmi illustrated by Felicity Marshall
  • Masai and I by Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
  • Beauty and the Beast. by Brett, Jan.Simon & Schuster, 1989.
  • The Wall. by Bunting, Eve. Clarion, 1990.
  • Oliver Button is a Sissy. by dePaola, Tomie. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1979.
  • Now One Foot, Now the Other. by dePaola, Tomie. G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 1981.
  • Hiroshima No Pika. by Maruki, Toshi. Lothrop, Lee & Shephard, 1980
  • Annie and the Old One. by Miles, Miska. Little, Brown & Company, 1971.
  • Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale. by Pfister, Marcus. Scholastic Inc., 1998.
  • Grandfather’s Journey. by Say, Allen. Scholastic Inc. 1993.
  • Pierre a cautionary tale. by Sendak, Maurice. Harper Collins, 1990.
  • What’s Wrong with Timmy? by Shriver, Maria. Boston : Warner Books, 2001.

Enthusiasm

  • A Nice Walk in the Jungle by Nan Bodsworth
  • Salmon Forest by David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis illustrated by Sheena Lott
  • Too Loud Lily by Sofie Laguna illus by Kerry Argent
  • Emma. by Kesselman, Wendy. Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1980.

Independence

  • The Sign on Rosie’s Door by Maurice Sendak
  • Uncommon Traveller. by Brown, Don. Mary Kingsley in Africa. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • The long road. by Garay, Luis. Plattsburgh, N.Y.: Tundra Books,c1997.
  • Tacky the Penguin. by Lester, Helen. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
  • Marsupial Sue. by Lithgow, John. New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2004, c2001.
  • Messy Bessey. by McKissack, Patricia. Children’s Press, 1999.
  • No Fighting, No Biting! by Minarik, Else. Harper Trophy, 1986.
  • Pigsty. by Teague, Mark. Scholastic, Inc. 1994.

Integrity

  • The Empty Pot by Demi
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes, by Stevens, Janet
  • The Wolf Who Cried Boy, by Hartman, Bob
  • Strega Nona by dePaolo, Tomie
  • I Repeat, Don’t Cheat! by Cuyler, Margery

Respect

  • The Sidewalk Patrol. by Brimner, Larry Dane. New York: Children’s Press, c2002.
  • The big, beautiful, brown box. by Brimner, Larry Dane. New York: Children’s Press, c2001.
  • Arthur’s Nose. by Brown, Marc. Little, Brown and Company, 1976.
  • Miss Rumphius. by Cooney, Barbara. Puffin, 1982.
  • What is the sign for friend? by Greenberg, Judith E. New York: F.Watts, 1985.
  • Like Jake and Me. by Jukes, Mavis. Dragonfly Books, 1984.
  • The Story of Ferdinand. by Leaf, Munro. Puffin, 1977.
  • Looking After Me. by Lecoy, Denise. Penticton, BC : Theytus Books, c2005
  • The ugly duckling. by Pinkney, Jerry. New York: Morrow Junior Books, c1999.
  • Pink and Say. by Polacco, Patricia.Scholastic Inc., 1995.
  • Thy Friend, Obadiah. by Turkle, Brinton. Puffin, 1969.
  • Just a Dream. by Van Allsburg, Chris. Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
  • William’s Doll. by Zolotow, Charlotte. HarperTrophy, 1972.
  • Respect. by Raatma, Lucia. Mankato, Minn. 1999
  • The Land of many Colors. New York : Scholastic, c1994.
  • The Hundred Penny Box. by Mathis, Sharon. Scholastic Inc., 1989.
  • The Sign of the Beaver. by Speare, Elizabeth. Yearling, 1983.

Tolerance

  • Yoko by Rosemary Wells
  • Frog and the Stranger by Max Velthuijs
  • All in a Day. by Anno, Mitsumasa. Penguin Putnam Books, 1986.
  • The Berenstain Bears’ New Neighbors. by Berenstain, Stan. Random House, 1994.
  • Something else. by Cave, Kathryn. Greenvale, N.Y. : Mondo, 1998
  • Gorp’s Dream. by Chessen, Sherri. [United States] : Gorp Group, c2003.
  • The Brand New Kid. by Couric, Katie. Scholastic, 2001
  • Watch out for the Chicken Feet in your Soup. by dePaola, Tomie. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1974.
  • The feather-bed journey. by Feder, Paula Kurzband. Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman, 1995.
  • Whoever you are. by Fox, Mem, San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1997.
  • First day in Grapes by King Perez, L, New York : Lee & Low Books, c2002.
  • Leo the Late Bloomer. by Kraus, Robert.Windmill, 1971.
  • So What is Tolerance Anyway? by LaManchia, John.
  • Soccer Sam. by Marzollo, Jean. Random House, 1987.
  • The Lady in the Box. by McGovern, Ann. 1997.
  • Wings. by Myers, Christopher A., c2000.
  • It’s okay to be different. by Parr, Todd.1st ed. Boston:Little, Brown, c2001
  • Tolerance.  by Raatma, Lucia. Mankato, Minn.1999
  • I am Tolerant by Schuette, Sarah.
  • The whispering cloth : a refugee’s story. by Shea, Pegi Deitz. 1995
  • Why am I Different? by Simon, Norma. Albert Whitman & Co., 1976.
  • Junior School
  • Homesick.  by Fritz, Jean. Penguin Putnam Books, 1982.