Working with others is an important skill for young children. Picture books are a great way to help students learn more about teamwork. Books can lead to such amazing discussions! Here are a few of my favorite picture books about working with others.
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Day at the Beach by Tom Booth
Gideon and his younger sister build a sand castle every summer at the beach. But this summer, Gideon wants to build a sandcastle all on his own. But, much to his surprise, Gideon discovers that building together is more fun and that everyone has their own unique talent when it comes to creativity and imagination.
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Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The sea is full of wonders, but also danger. A happy school of fish are afraid to come out of hiding, until Swimmy comes along. He shows his friends how teamwork can help them overcome anything.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
When Little Blue gets stuck in the mud trying to help a dump truck, his friends come to the rescue! Together they get Little Blue and the dump truck out. A great one about working together and friendship!
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
This wordless book is an adaptation of Aesop’s fables. This story shows that even an unlikely pair can work together to help each other out.
A Little Spot of Teamwork by Diane Alber
A story about working together as a team, collaboration and leadership! Join these characters as the learn all the ways to work together as a team.
What are some other picture books about working with others that you read aloud in your classroom?
Check out this blog post for picture books about relationship skills in the classroom!
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