Talking with Trees Books and Teaching Resources
Characteres from the Talking with Trees Social Emotional Learning Books

Stories that get to the heart of social emotional lessons.

Hello and welcome! My name is Oak. My friends, Mulberry and Elm, and I have been watching kids grow up for generations. Year after year, we’ve offered shade and comfort… and we share a dose of truth when it’s needed.

Standing on these playgrounds and yards, we’ve seen it all, and we have lots of stories to share that help children through the tough business of growing up to be good people. Mistakes and lessons are all part of growing up and we’re happy to help guide children on a path to making good choices for the right reasons.

Come in and explore our stories to find the one your child needs to hear today. Each story weaves important life lessons on being honest, treating others the way you’d like to be treated, taking responsibility for your actions, and countless other essential social emotional skills.

Whichever story you choose, we’re sure you’ll know by the end of it, how good it feels in your heart to make good choices.

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"What a great story it is!" - Midwest Book Review

"... a delightful read and would make a wonderful addition to any child's library." - Imagination Cafe Blog

Free Teaching Resources

Let the Talking Trees help you create a memorable social emotional or character education lesson for your classroom. Written for grades K-4, our books and free SEL teaching resources make it easy to customize your next lesson on honesty, respect, responsibility, or social skills.

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Free social emotional learning teaching resources from Talking with Trees