Learning how to compromise can be a tricky skill for students to learn. Using picture books can help them understand why it is so important. Here is a list of my favorite picture books about compromising!
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The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman
Fish has a great story about pirates to tell his friend Snail, but that means they need to leave the familiar world of their book. This scares Snail, who wants to stay safe at home and pretend to be kittens. Can these two friends compromise?
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That’s (Not) Mine by Anna Kang
Two friends want to sit in the same comfy chair. The problem is, they can’t agree who it belongs to. A good discussion starter for kids about compromising strategies.
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
Pig is greedy and selfish. He has lots of toys, but refuses to share with his friend, Trevor. He learns that all this greediness has consequences though! Follow along as Pig learns to compromise and share.
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Two turtles find a hat. They both want the hat. But there are two turtles and one hat. This causes friction between them. Can the two friends compromise?
It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni
Three frogs live together on an island. All three are very selfish and spend their time bickering – “it’s mine!” When a bad storm hits, they realize that sharing is much more fun.
What are some other picture books about compromising 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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