Series of 4 titles

What happens in your brain when you feel strong emotions like happiness, sadness, anger, and fear? Combining social and emotional learning (SEL) and STEM concepts covering psychology and neurology, Brainpower explores what happens in the brain and body when we feel certain emotions and how readers can manage emotions more effectively. Supplementary backmatter, including Try This! activities and Grow with Goals, help readers actively reflect on the subject matter and promote a growth mindset. Each title also includes diagrams of the brain, sidebars, a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$107.96 $75.80
$140.00 $105.00
$124.54 $95.80
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Your Brain When You're Angry Your Brain When You're Angry 3.7
Cover: Your Brain When You're Happy Your Brain When You're Happy 3.6
Cover: Your Brain When You're Sad Your Brain When You're Sad 3.6
Cover: Your Brain When You're Scared Your Brain When You're Scared 3.7
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, SEL, STEM
Subject Early Life Skills, Science and Math, SEL
Copyright 2023
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Blue Owl Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Dewey 152.4-155.4
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 560-590
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.6-3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


PSLA Review of Brainpower

he Brainpower series discusses what happens to the brain when an individual experiences strong emotions, such as anger, happiness, sadness, and fear (being scared). The reviewer read the book Your Brain When You’re Sad. Your Brain When You’re Sad discusses what happens in your brain when a person experiences sadness, the chemical releases and reactions to the emotion, and ways to help cope and manage sadness. The book utilizes photos and diagrams to discuss certain parts of your brain and what occurs at that time. Complete with brightly colored illustrations and goals, this book series helps establish emotions and why they occur.

THOUGHTS: The addition of Grow with Goals included in this series is a fantastic way for young readers to help establish ways to cope with strong emotions. A great beginning series for young readers to learn about their brain and emotions.

SLJ Series Made Simple Review of Brainpower

Answer the question of what is going on inside a person’s brain when they feel strong emotions by looking at each individually and talking through the experiences, both chemical and biological. The families and children depicted across these titles come from diverse backgrounds.

Most importantly, the language used provides words for families to describe what they are feeling more precisely and understand each emotion more fully. With the included tips for caregivers and goals for processing emotions, the aim of these titles is demonstrated to be empowerment through understanding of oneself.

Verdict: Outstanding choice not only for its inclusion of diverse families but also for the content that gives families the vocabulary for dealing with emotional wellness.

Author: Abby Colich