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.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||New!, SEL, STEM|
|Subject||Early Life Skills, Science and Math, SEL|
|Imprint||Blue Owl Books|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
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.