Spring Sesame Street ® Roundup

Sesame Street ® has always been a place of friendship and love. As we round out a full year of pandemic living, give young readers encouragement and self-care advice with everlasting friends like Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster. This spring’s Sesame Street title lists include new activities, healthy habits, and good character practices. Read on to find out more!

Sesame Street ® Character Guides

Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, and their Sesame Street friends join this positive introduction to character traits and social-emotional wellness. Hands-on activities help kids model each topic, while simple text and a colorful design keep things engaging and fun.

Bouncing Back with Big Bird: A Book about Resilience

Big Bird and friends support young readers as they learn how to work through setbacks. Kids will learn positive self-talk, how to ask for help, and more strategies so they can tackle any challenge.

Caring with Bert and Ernie: A Book about Empathy

Kids will learn all about empathy with best buddies Bert and Ernie! They will discover how to think about others, show that they care, and help those around them.

Everyone Has Value with Zoe: A Book about Respect

What does respect look like? With help from their Sesame Street friends, young readers learn how to show respect to parents, their teachers, and themselves.

Keep Trying with Abby: A Book about Persistence

Being persistent means not giving up! Abby and the gang from Sesame Street help kids learn that they can solve problems and make mistakes as long as they keep trying.

Looking on the Bright Side with Elmo: A Book about Positivity

Elmo and other familiar friends from Sesame Street learn about positivity and how our thoughts impact us. Kids will discover that all feelings are valid, what it means to be an optimist, and how to look on the bright side.

Me Love to Share with Cookie Monster: A Book about Generosity

Cookie Monster is a friend to all on Sesame Street, and kids will love learning how to share toys, help others, and be a good friend from this funny, furry monster.

Stay Healthy with Sesame Street ®: Understanding Coronavirus by Mary Lindeen

Young children have been living in an unfamiliar world for a year now. While they may know new routines, the coronavirus and the reasons behind these routines may still be nebulous. Familiar characters from Sesame Street and a friendly question-and-answer format help make the subjects of coronavirus, COVID-19, and quarantine accessible to young children.

Praise for Stay Healthy with Sesame Street®

“Concise, straightforward, and supportive. . . . The combination of facts and familiar characters makes this a reassuring choice for young children.”—Booklist

“A highly topical book that may offer families a starting point for discussing COVID-19 with young children.”—School Library Journal

Play at Home with Elmo: Games and Activities from Sesame Street ® by Percy Leed

We’ve been stuck in our houses for a long time now. Schools are slowly returning to in-person, but many students are still learning from home. Let Elmo, Big Bird, and the rest of your friends from Sesame Street help you get creative with fun games and activities for the whole family.

Taking Care of Me: Healthy Habits with Sesame Street ® by Mari Schuh

It’s never too early to learn self-care and healthy habits. With help from their Sesame Street friends, young readers learn about the good choices they can make every day, such as eating healthy foods, washing their hands, brushing and flossing their teeth, staying active, and getting enough sleep.

Praise for Taking Care of Me

“[E]mphasizes personal responsibility, encouraging children to develop healthy habits as important facets of self-care.”—Booklist

“[A] useful tool for caregivers . . . to help reinforce positive behaviors.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A solid choice for developing public health collections for the very young.”—School Library Journal

New Sesame Street ® Resources!

Sesame Street® just released a new website, Coming Together with lots of resources. These new “ABCs of Racial Literacy” resources are designed to provide families with the tools they need to build racial literacy, have open conversations with their little ones, and become upstanders to racism.

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