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Best books for the Elementary School Counselor

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The list author says: "These are the books I reach for again and again."
Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth
Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth
"I use nearly every activity in this book"
More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth
More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth
"Great ideas and activities"
Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce
Creative Interventions for Children of Divorce
"Useful activities"
Classroom Guidance Games: 50 Fun, Inspirational Guidance Games; Reproducible Cards, Boards & Worksheets; and Letters to Parents book w/ CD
Classroom Guidance Games: 50 Fun, Inspirational Guidance Games; Reproducible Cards, Boards & Worksheets; and Letters to Parents book w/ CD
"Fun games to play in class - everything you need is here."
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
"My number one classroom guidance lesson revolves around this book."
Different Just Like Me
Different Just Like Me
"Wonderful for classroom guidance lessons about diversity."
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
"Useful sections on how to gradually move a school anxious child back into a full time school routine."
Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
"Great for counselors as well as parents."
Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach
Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach
"Essential for understanding and teaching flexibility."
Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14
Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14
"Divided into sections according to age - useful for quickly teaching parents appropriate developmental expectations."
The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism
The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism
"This book is written for children with autism, but I really on it in my social skills group with non-autistic kindergarten and first grade students.  I've also extended the concept and created indiviualized social skills "comic book" for specific students, using their own photographs."
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids)
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (What to Do Guides for Kids)
"I have based my plans for anger management groups entirely on this book.  Useful illustrations as well."
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
"Helpful to my 5th grade students with OCD"
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)
"Great concepts.  I use this along side a puppet that I have dubbed "the worry beast.""
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1)
Share and Take Turns (Learning to Get Along, Book 1)
"This is part of a series, of which I purchased the entire set.  They are wonderful for my kindergarten groups and classes. Great illustrations.  Complex concepts made simple."