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Samuel Langley-Swain and Ashlee Spink£7.99 £7.43
ADOPTION/FOSTERING...(3-5yrs)...An accessible, warm-hearted story, written by an adoptive parent, centred around two young bears who find themselves out in the cold, alone, and begin their journey to being adopted into a forever family. The story acknowledges the mix of emotions children being adopted can feel - the fear and worry, as well as the joy of experiencing love and kindness from their new carers. With appealing animal characters and beautiful illustrations, The Blanket Bears offers an honest yet gentle account of the complete adoption journey for children starting or trying to understand the process. It's also a great introduction to young children more widely about how the process of adoption works and how some families come to be together. In order the strike the right balance of accuracy and sensitivity for young readers, the author consulted and collaborated with professionals and psycholigists as well as drawing on the lived experiences of his children. Many children's books about adoption focus purely on adapting into the new family but this has a more holistic and realistic focus, all from a child's perspective. This book is perfect for primary schools in early years and key stage 1 to help children empathise with their adopted peers. Social workers, foster carers and adoptive families with younger children often use The Blanket Bears as a soft and sensitive warm up to life story work as it helps adopted children feel less aloneand process their own adoption story through their shared experiences with the bears in the story.
Stewart Foster£7.99 £7.43
ADOPTION/FOSTERING...(8-11yrs)...From the award-winning author of THE BUBBLE BOY comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story that follows one boy's search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results. Perfect for fans of Onjali Q. Rauf and Lisa Thompson. 'Friendship, laughter, suspense and more!' - Ross Welford, author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER and THE 1000-YEAR-OLD BOY THINGS MY PERFECT PARENTS MUST HAVE: 1. A mega mansion like the ones footballers live in 2. A garage wall with a basketball hoop 3. No gerbils 4. Holidays to Disneyland All Sam wants is a family of his own, a home instead of a 'house' and parents he knows will still be there when he wakes up. Because Sam has been in and out of foster care his whole life and he can't imagine ever feeling like he truly belongs. Then his best friend Leah suggests that rather than wait for a family to come to him, he should go out and find one. So begins The Perfect Parent Project ... But Sam may just discover that family has a funny way of finding you.
Robert Starling£6.99 £6.50
ANGER...(3-5yrs)...Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Childrens Book Prize. A dragon with a short temper is not a good combination, as Fergal's family and friends soon find out. He burns the dinner (literally), reduces the football goal to ashes and absolutely cannot play a nice, quiet board game. It is only when he starts to notice other animals have clever tricks to calm down that Fergal begins to win back his friends, especially when he discovers dragons can cool off in a very handy way.
Polly Dunbar£7.99 £7.43
ANGER...(3-5yrs)...The acclaimed Polly Dunbar ( Penguin, Tilly and Friends ) offers, through a lively, read-aloud story, a meditative and effective way to calm the toddler tantrum. Every toddler feels frustrated sometimes, every toddler gets ANGRY. They scream, they shout, they see RED RED RED. Now, in her singularly expressive style, the beloved Polly Dunbar brings us the perfect picture story book to share with those little ones overwhelmed by their emotions; a true-to-life, upbeat story about a toddler tantrum that offers a meditative way to calm them down. "Why not count to ten?" Mum suggests to her son. "One ... two ... three..."
Rose Robbins£12.99 £12.08
AUTISM...(3-5yrs)...When Abigail can't concentrate in class, she gets bored and does naughty things! Abigail is sent to the cooling down room. Then she has a music class. She can't make any of the instruments work! Just when things are about to go wrong again, the teacher discovers exactly what to do to engage this little girl, and Abigail ends up finding a special voice of her very own.
Rose Robbins£12.99 £12.08
AUTISM...(3-5yrs)...The autistic sister in this sibling pair is non verbal, but she finds plenty of ways to communicate and have fun with her brother. Although she can't talk, this little girl understands everything, and has plenty to say, and lots of ideas. Through body language, drawing pictures, making gestures or using flash cards, she is able to contribute to their life together. Her brother and granny are able to understand her whether she needs help or is helping them!
Isabelle Marinov and Chris Nixon£6.99 £6.50
AUTISM...(3-5yrs)...The world was too bright for Leo. And too loud. "I must be living on the wrong planet," Leo thought. Leo struggles to make sense of the world. He doesn't understand the other children in his class, and they don't seem to understand him. But then one day, Leo meets Maya. Maya is an octopus, and the more Leo learns about her, the more he thinks that perhaps he isn't alone in this world, after all. "The sensitive descriptions throughout the book of what it is like to have autism are accurate and perceptive on so many levels" (Professor Tony Attwood, author of Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals).
Lauren Fennemore and Zoe Damoulakis£7.99 £7.43
COVID-19 PANDEMIC...(any age)...For children, this rhyming story reveals magical rainbows, dancing animals, giant sunflowers and the starriest skies. For adults, the book captures the weirdness and wonder of a year where so much changed in our world ... and in our households.
Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey£6.99 £6.50
BULLYING...(For ages 4+)...An uplifting and empowering picture book about finding your inner strength when school life gets tough, from the winner of The Great British Bake Off and national treasure, Nadiya Hussain, beautifully illustrated by Ella Bailey. I love to go to school. Well, most days I do. There are some days when what I really wantis to stay at home with you. A touching story about building the courage to overcome bullying, with a powerful reminder to always be kind.
Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery) and Nomoco£10.99 £10.22
COVID-19 PANDEMIC...(5+yrs)...We now call it The Great Realisationand, yes, since then there have been many. But that's the story of how it started ... and why hindsight's 2020. First performed online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tomos Roberts' heartfelt poem, with its message of hope and resilience, has been viewed over 60 million times and translated into over 20 languages. As featured in the official BBC New Years Eve fireworks spectacular! 'A beautiful book and beautifully illustrated' - Kate Garraway, Good Morning Britain Adapted by Ashley Banjo and Diversity into a breathtaking dance performance on Britain's Got Talent! Written in the form of a bedtime story, The Great Realisation is a celebration of the many things - from simple acts of kindness, to applauding the heroic efforts of our key workers - that have brought us together at a time of global crisis. It has captured, with magical resonance, the thoughts and feelings of millions in lockdown, as we adapt to a new way of life, find joy in unexpected places, cast aside old habits and reflect on what truly matters to us. The Great Realisation is a story for any reader, young or old, who dares to dream of a brighter future - of a fairer, kinder, more sustainable world. It is a timely reminder that, even during our most challenging moments, there is always hope. 'This fairytale-style story provides a springboard for discussion of current events with children, and presents a more optimistic view of the future in a time where the outlook often seems bleak' - School Library Journal, US
Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar£6.99 £6.50
COVID-19 PANDEMIC...(3-5yrs)...The bestselling and heart-warming picture book that shows us ways to be affectionate while social distancing, from the team behind The Hug. Hedgehog and Tortoise were the best of friends. They wanted to give each other a great, big hug. But they weren't allowed to touch. "Don't worry," said Owl. "There are lots of ways to show someone you love them." So the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters. And even though they can't hug and they can't touch, they both know that they are loved. A gorgeous, uplifting, inspiring picture book that makes social distancing fun!
Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar£12.99 £12.08
DEAFNESS...(3-5yrs)...The debut children's book from Ted Hughes award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus that tracks a father-and-son journey into the discovery and management of deafness. Boy Bear cannot hear Dad Bear coming to wake him up in the morning but he can feel the floor vibrate with his heavy footsteps. He can only grasp little bits of what his teacher says to him at school. He cannot catch what his friends are laughing at. And, all the time, Boy Bear keeps hearing the question, "Can Bears ski?" What does it mean? With the support of Dad Bear, Boy Bear visits an audiologist and, eventually, he gets hearing aids. Suddenly, he understands the question everyone has been asking him: "CAN YOU HEAR ME?" Raymond draws on his own experience to show how isolating it can be for a deaf child in a hearing world. But through his lyrical and moving words, matched with Polly's stunning imagery, he also shows how many ways there are to communicate love. With a solid network, Boy Bear will find his place in the world.
Cerrie Burnell and Laura Ellen Anderson£6.99 £6.50
DEAFNESS...(3-5yrs)...When Isabelle meets a lovely fairy called Summer-Blue, she discovers a magical world, hidden in the woods at the bottom of her garden. She can't wait to share what she's learned with her family, but her sister and brothers don't believe in fairies, and they don't believe Isabelle! As a deaf child Isabelle can see and sense things that her family can't. Her hearing aid helps her to understand their world - but how can she persuade them to step into hers? An enchanting picture book about fairies, friendship and family, by CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson.
Cece Bell£13.99 £13.01
DEAFNESS...(8-11yrs)...A special edition of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning graphic novel memoir This deluxe edition of the critically acclaimed, bestselling graphic novel will include 40 extra pages of back matter, including photo references, early sketches, interviews, and more. Funny and deeply heartfelt, El Deafo chronicles the author's hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a powerful and very awkward hearing aid. The Phonic Ear allows her to hear but it also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a friend. Eventually, she's able to harness her own power and become "El Deafo, Listener for All"-and more important, declare a place for herself in the world. This is a moving and humorous memoir that helps show kids that what makes them different is what makes them extraordinary.
Erin Entrada Kelly£6.99 £6.50
DEAFNESS...(8-11yrs)...In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just act normal so that he can concentrate on basketball. They aren't friends - at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well. This disaster leads Kaori, Gen, and Valencia on an epic quest to find the missing Virgil. Is it a coincidence that their lives collide? Or are some things just meant to be?An irresistible story about unlikely friendships from an acclaimed and award-winning author.
Rachel Ip and Laura Hughes£6.99 £6.50
DEMENTIA...(For ages 3+)...Amelia's granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery, and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories. Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery is a beautifully written, sensitive look at dementia and memory loss. Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, which will soar to 2 million by 2051. Globally, around 50 million people live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases each year. Opening up discussions surrounding this challenging topic with little ones has never been more important. Without ever explicitly mentioning dementia, The Forgettery can be enjoyed as an adventure story where children explore a fantastical world where memories can be re-discovered and revisited as well as newly made. Rachel Ip's tender words capture the wonderful bond between grandmother and granddaughter and Laura Hughes conjures up an exciting, wonderous space where our most precious memories are stored, and the challenge of dementia can be gently explored and understood.
James Catchpole and Karen George£6.99 £6.50
DISABILITY...(For ages 3+)...The first ever picture book addressing how a disabled child might want to be spoken to. What happened to you? Was it a shark? A burglar? A lion? Did it fall off?Every time Joe goes out the questions are the same . . . what happened to his leg? But is this even a question Joe has to answer?A ground-breaking, funny story that helps children understand what it might feel like to be seen as different.
Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross£6.99 £6.50
DISABILITY...(3-5yrs)...Susan laughs, she sings, she flies, she swings. She's good, she's bad, she's happy and she's sad. In fact, Susan is just like everybody else, even though she is in a wheelchair.
Steve Antony£6.99 £6.50
DISABILITY...(3-5yrs)...A joyful new picture book by the award-winning Steve Antony, creator of the bestselling Please Mr Panda. A little boy and his pet dragon are the very best of friends. They laugh, they sing, they dance, they snooze. They are both amazing - just like everyone else!A celebration of friendship and being yourself with a positive message about celebrating diversity. The perfect platform to start conversations about the importance of understanding and acceptance. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
Shaun Tan£9.99 £9.29
DESPRESSION...(3-5yrs)...A reassuring and hopeful picture book to remind children that bad thoughts and feelings won't last forever. The Red Tree, is a book about feelings - feelings that can not always be simply expressed in words. The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times. A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light. As a kind of fable, The Red Tree seeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope. From internationally and critically acclaimed Kate Greenaway Medal, Astrid Lindgren prize and Academy Award winner, Shaun Tan.
EMOTIONS...(For ages 2-4)...Part of the bestselling TouchThinkLearn series!TouchThinkLearn: Feelings is a tactile board book with scooped-out die-cuts and raised elements that invites little readers to explore a range of emotions-from joy to anger-in a hands-on way. Made in the landmark TouchThinkLearn format-over 850,000 copies sold in the seriesDynamic, tactile features make learning essential concepts fun and engaging Clusters of related words on each spread offer caregivers a springboard for conversations that foster language developmentTouchThinkLearn: Feelings' inviting interactive format makes it a go-to book for introducing toddlers to a world of many emotions. Ideal for children ages 2 to 4 years oldPerfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, holidays, and more Rich interactive story time full of learning and enjoyment
Olivier Tallec£9.99 £9.29
EMOTIONS...(3-5yrs)...Who ate all the jam? Who didn't get enough sleep? In this charming book, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread. Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary. There's only one right answer, and it's not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup. It's a book for all audiences: the seek-and-find call to action on every page makes Who Done It? a wonderful lap or parent read, while the whimsical art, distinctive horizontal format, and hip exposed board ensures this book will be equally appealing as engaging coffee table decor.
Karl Newson and Kate Hindley£6.99 £6.50
EMPATHY...(3-5yrs)...A brilliantly witty introduction to comparisons and opposites, illustrated by the winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. These children and animals are all very different to each other. Some are big, some are small. Some are gentle, some are rough. Everyone is playful, but who's the best at hiding? One thing's certain: they all love a good bedtime story!Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Picture Book Award, this is the perfect book for little ones who are just beginning to make sense of their place in the world. Karl Newson has created a simple, funny and heart-warming text, which is perfectly matched by Kate Hindley's charming, brilliantly witty artwork, filled with detail. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free "Stories Aloud" audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!Related activity sheets available on the Nosy Crow website. "Newson and Hindley celebrate differences using simple but wonderfully effective opposites and comparisons, with a highly endearing cast of children and animals.
Christian Robinson£12.99 £12.08
EMPATHY...(3-5yrs)...For fans of Jon Klassen, this sensitive and impactful picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Christian Robinson is all about seeing the world from different points of view, and the perfect entry point for parents to help teach their little people about empathy and community. The small stuff too small to see. Those who swim with the tide and those who don't. The first to go and the last. You matter. In this bright and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored - from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they're feeding, from the hugest dinosaur to the tiniest fly. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected and that everyone matters.
Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman£6.99 £6.50
EMPATHY...(3-5yrs)...The #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, celebrating diversity and inclusivity. No matter how you start your day,What you wear when you play,Or if you come from far away,All are welcome here. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcome. A school where children in patkas, hijabs, baseball caps and yarmulkes play side by side. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions. A school where diversity is a strength. Warm and inspiring, All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, and they are welcome in their school. Engaging lyrical text and bright, accessible illustrations make this book a must for every child's bookshelf, classroom and library.
Libby Walden and Richard Jones£7.99 £7.43
EMOTIONS...(3-5yrs)...What you feel is who you are... Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience.
Keith Negley£6.99 £6.50
EMOTIONS...(3-5 yrs)...Did you know that wrestlers have feelings? Knights do too. Even superheroes feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings - even dads who love their children! Now in paperback, children will love to recognise the feelings in Keith Negley's bold illustrations which accompany a fun-to-read aloud narrative. Parents can enjoy and engage with children in a light-hearted discussion about emotions and how they affect us all.
Stephanie Stansbie and Elisa Paganelli£11.99 £11.15
EMOTIONS...(3-5 yrs)...Your body's full of feelings:like the tide, they ebb and flow. Sometimes they lift you highand sometimes they bring you low. This heart-warming introduction to feelings follows a brother and sister as they navigate the highs and lows of their day. From fear to bravery, anger to peace, this gentle story in pictures offers a simple guide to life.
Eva Eland£6.99 £6.50
EMOTIONS...(3-5 yrs)...Are you looking for happiness? Sometimes it can feel really far away, and sometimes you might have so much you can't help but share. You can try to chase it, control it or capture it, but even if it seems like it's gone for a while, you'll know it's never far away... This is the second of Eva Eland's picture books that helps little ones deal with big emotions. Start on your journey with happiness... who knows where it could take you?
Moira Butterfield and Harriet Lynas£8.99 £8.36
EMPATHY...(3-5yrs)... Find out how children live all around the world in this beautifully illustrated paperback bookChildren all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and how they speak and celebrate. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways to say and do things - but everyone shares a love of family, friends, food and fun. This delightful book teaches us that despite different languages, customs and traditions, it really is a small world, after all. A unique, warm-hearted book to help teach children understanding, harmony and respect.
R J Palacio£6.99 £6.50
EMPATHY...(8-11yrs)...I know I can't change the way I look. But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see... For younger readers, the unforgettable story of August Pullman and Wonder reimagined in this gorgeous picture book. With spare, powerful text and richly-imagined illustrations, We're All Wonders shows readers what it's like to live in Auggie's world - a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he's not always seen that way. We're All Wonders taps into every child's longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It's the perfect way for families and teachers to talk about empathy, difference and kindness with young children.
Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, et al.£7.99 £7.43
EMPATHY...(3-5yrs)...Asiya's hijab is like the ocean and the sky, no line between them, saying hello with a loud wave. It's Faizah's first day of school, and her older sister Asiya's first day of wearing hijab - made of a beautiful blue fabric. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful. In the face of hurtful, confusing words, will Faizah find new ways to be strong?This is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond shared by siblings and of being proud of who you are, from Olympic medallist Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Anna Woltz£6.99 £6.50
EPILEPSY...(8-11yrs)...A powerful story of two unlikely friends brought together by the love of a dogIt only takes one day at their new school for Parker and Sven to become mortal enemies. Parker's had a terrible summer and just wants to be invisible, while Sven is desperate to make an impression and be known as anything other than "that boy with epilepsy."When Parker discovers her beloved dog Alaska - who she had to give away last year - now belongs to Sven, she's determined to steal Alaska back. Of course, that's easier said than done...
Kate Thompson and Clare Elsom£6.99 £6.50
FEAR...(3-5yrs)...An action-packed, fun filled story to reassure even the littlest of Superheroes - B B Taylor, author of The Vigilante Tooth Fairy Superheroes Don't Get Scared... Or Do They? is an awesome rhyming tale about normalising fear and finding inner powers by realising there's a hero inside of us all. Scared Maisie Brown dreams of being a fearless superhero because they never get frightened, right? But when Dad explains that even the strongest, boldest and bravest hero can sometimes feel afraid, and that's perfectly fine, Maisie realises there's superhero in all of us. With fun characters, rhyming text and a wonderfully relatable take-away message about normalising feelings, this heart-warming book is an amazing addition to any little hero's bookshelf.
Aurora Cacciapuoti£11.99 £11.15
FEAR...(5-8yrs)...Ami is afraid of absolutely everything, but when she meets a creature who needs her help, she puts her fears behind her to make them feel better! The more she does, the more she realises what she has been missing until she is no longer afraid. Then she meets a new creature...
Claire Potter and Ailie Busby£6.99 £6.50
FUSSY EATERS...(3-5yrs)...An ingenious and entertaining picture book to entice your little fussy eater to look beyond 'beige' and explore a whole new colourful world of food! Mummy's in a bad mood. She's fed up of food like chicken nuggets, pasta, chips, cereal and crisps. Then she has an idea! She's going to take her children to the supermarket to play a game. On Monday she tells them to choose three RED foods, on Tuesday three YELLOW foods, on Wednesday three GREEN foods... Look at all the foods there are to choose from!Which three foods would YOU choose? And how would YOU eat them?This cleverly concocted picture book features deliciously illustrated pages of red, yellow, green, orange and purple foods for your child to choose from. Enjoy the story together and then take your child to the supermarket to play the game in real life! Recommended by paediatric dietitians to help with fussy eating, it's a fun and effective way to coax your child out of their comfort zone and encourage them to go for something new and different. From Claire Potter, the best-selling author of Getting the Little Blighters to Eat, and with gorgeous illustrations from Ailie Busby.
Dick Bruna£4.99 £4.64
GRIEF...(2+yrs)...Miffy says goodbye to someone very special in this moving addition to the collectible, classic Miffy series. Miffy and her family are really sad. Grandma Bunny has died and it's time for them to say goodbye and thank Grandma Bunny for everything she did for them. Sensitively translated by award-winning poet Tony Mitton, this touching Miffy story celebrates the life and loss of loved ones. First published in 1955, Miffy was created by celebrated Dutch artist Dick Bruna. Bruna's distinctive, simple style has enchanted children for generations and over 85 million copies of the books have been sold in over 50 languages since first publication.
Todd Parr£12.99 £12.08
GRIEF...(2+yrs)...From bestselling author Todd Parr, a poignant and reassuring story about loss. Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers and that someone will always be there to support them. An invaluable resource for life's toughest moments.
Benji Davies£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...This gorgeous Benji Davies title is now available in board book format! At the bottom of Syd's garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad's house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn't in any of the usual places. He's in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad's house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it's always been - except that Grandad isn't there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies's tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they're gone.
Sandra Dieckmann£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...A beautiful and heartfelt picture book bringing comfort to children when a loved one dies. Fox and Wolf spend all their perfect days together - talking and laughing for hours, swimming together in the big blue lake, and watching the stars come out, one by one. Until one day, Wolf is gone. A beautiful and moving picture book about learning to carry on after the death of a loved one, stunningly illustrated by an outstanding new picture book talent. Perfect for sharing, it will bring comfort to both children and parents. Sandra Dieckmann's debut picture book, Leaf, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and shortlisted for both the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the AOI World Illustration Award. Sandra has written and illustrated three picture books, and has also illustrated the cover for Cerrie Burnell's The Girl with the Shark's Teeth.
Jackie Azua Kramer and Cindy Derby£12.99 £12.08
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...This profoundly moving tale about a grieving boy and an imaginary gorilla makes real the power of talking about loss. On the day of his mother's funeral, a young boy conjures the very visitor he needs to see - a gorilla. Wise and gentle, the gorilla stays on to answer the heart-heavy questions the boy hesitates to ask his father: Where did his mother go? Will she come back home? Will we all die? Yet with the gorilla's friendship, the boy slowly begins to discover moments of comfort in tending flowers, playing catch and climbing trees. Most of all, the gorilla knows that it helps to simply talk about the loss - especially with those who share your grief and who may feel alone too. Author Jackie Azua Kramer's quietly thoughtful text and illustrator Cindy Derby's beautiful impressionistic artwork depict how this tender relationship leads the boy to open up to his father and find a path forward. Told entirely in dialogue, this direct and deeply affecting picture book will inspire conversations about grief, empathy, and healing beyond the final hope-filled scene.
Dawn Casey and Jessica Courtney-Tickle£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...Grandmother's Garden is tangled with weeds, "Wildflowers, says grandma, food for the bees." A little girl visits her grandmother in summer and winter, and together they explore the wonders of Grandmother's garden. One day, Grandmother isn't there anymore, but as winter gives way to spring, the girl learns that life goes on and so does the memory of those we love.
Oliver Jeffers£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tale. Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her... Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back? In this deeply moving story, Oliver Jeffers deals with the weighty themes of love and loss with an extraordinary lightness of touch and shows us, ultimately, that there is always hope.
Jayde Perkin£12.99 £12.08
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...If Mum has gone, how do you carry on? Missing her feels like a dark cloud that follows you around,or like swimming to a shore that never comes any nearer. But memories are like a jumper that you can cuddle and wear. And Mum's jumper might be a way to keep her close. A simple, heartfelt and ultimately uplifting bookfor anyone coping with loss.
Judith Kerr£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat... Say goodbye to MOG in this incredibly moving and stunningly illustrated story from Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the MOG series. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Mog the Forgetful Cat with special anniversary editions of her much-loved adventures. Mog was tired. She was dead tired... Mog thought, 'I want to sleep for ever.' And so she did. But a little bit of her stayed awake to see what would happen next. Join the Thomas family as they say goodbye to their dear pet Mog, and get a new kitten. It could all be a disaster, but Mog is still there to help... A touching tribute to a character beloved for fifty years, Goodbye Mog is the perfect story for a gentle introduction to the subjects of grief and bereavement, with the one and only MOG herself. Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published fifty years ago, and Mog has been delighting children all over the world with her adventures ever since. These books are the perfect gifts for boys, girls and families everywhere.
Susan Varley£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...Badger is so old that he knows he must soon die, so he does his best to prepare his friends. When he finally passes away, they are grief-stricken, but one by one they remember the special things he taught them during his life. By sharing their memories, they realise that although Badger is no longer with them physically, he lives on through his friends. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of this quintessential and multi award-winning picture book about losing a loved one. Features a helpful reading guide from Child Bereavement UK that provides tips for reading Badger's Parting Gifts with children and helping them better understand grief. Endorsed by Child Bereavement UK.
Joseph Coelho and Ms. Allison Colpoys£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he's gone, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho. This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly children who have lost a grandparent. With Allison Colpoys ' gorgeous artwork spilling from each page, accompany a girl and her grandad over spring, summer and autumn. See how he teaches her to imagine, to create, and to enjoy the small things in life, and how, when winter comes, he lives on in her heart. The perfect way into talking about a difficult subject with children, showing that sadness is as necessary to happiness as winter is to spring. If All the World Were... is a soothing, reassuring approach to loss and how to live without someone you loved, and a beautiful story, beautifully told.
Terry Fan and Eric Fan£7.99 £7.43
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.It's a good day for sailing. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it's a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float. Finn's grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He'll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he'll find something he didn't know he was looking for.
Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino£12.99 £12.08
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...A beautiful, heartfelt story from the author of King of the Sky and The Promise. Javier has a secret. On one of his father's fishing-trips, he finds an albatross caught on the hooks; alive, if only barely. Against his father's orders, Javier smuggles the bird to safety and begins nursing it back to health. Every day, the albatross accepts a little more food - but she shows no sign of wanting to use her wings. And if Javier's new friend refuses to fly, how will she ever find her way home? With words by award-winning author Nicola Davies and dramatic watercolours by Salvatore Rubbino, this is the story of a boy, a bird and the meaning of home. "Nicola Davies is one of the best children's writers in the business." Huffington Post
Dawn McNiff and Patricia Metola£7.99 £7.43
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...Dear Izzy, I'm a Sky Dog now. I live in Dog Heaven, because I died... When Alfie the dog dies, he sends his owner Izzy letters in the post from his new address: The Nicest Cloud, Dog Heaven, The Sky. He wants her to know that he misses her - so much! - but his new home in heaven is BRILLIANT. There are postmen to chase, angels to tickle his tummy, and he never even has to take a bath! Can his letters comfort Izzy, who is feeling lost without him? Sensitively balancing humour and raw emotional truth, this is a beautifully observed tale sure to reassure children experiencing loss and grief for the very first time.
Shinsuke Yoshitake£10.99 £10.22
GRIEF...(3-5yrs)...What Happens Next? follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought following the death of his grandfather and the discovery of his journal, in which his grandfather had jotted his thoughts about life after death and the ideal heaven.
Peter Carnavas£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(8-11 yrs)...A big grey elephant is following Olive's father around since his wife, Olive's mother died. It leaves with him for work and trails behind him when he comes home, keeping him heavy and sad. Every day, Olive wishes it would disappear. When she is asked to bring something old and wonderful to show her class, Olive immediately wants to bring her old bike - but she will need her father's help to fix it. Teaming up with her cheery grandad and best friend Arthur, she sets out to chase the elephant away.
Cath Howe£6.99 £6.50
GRIEF...(For ages 9+)...A beautiful, moving story of family, friendship and self-discovery. Super rich. Super shy. Super lonely. Lucas is all alone. Since his mum died, Lucas and his dad don't seem to understand each other at all - it's almost as if they're speaking different languages. With a long, hot summer facing him, Lucas is dreading the drama club that his dad has signed him up for - he doesn't know how to be around new people and he can't stand performing. But the people Lucas meets at the club force him to open up and start talking, and when disaster strikes, Lucas is forced to step in and help. Can his new-found friends teach Lucas how to be himself?Filled with empathy and insight, and sensitively touching on issues including grief, anxiety, loneliness with great understanding and an incredible lightness of touch, How to be Me is a kind, heartwarming, and uplifting story, from the author of the high-acclaimed novels Ella on the Outside and Not My Fault - perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Lisa Thompson.
Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake£7.99 £7.43
GRIEF...(8-11yrs)...A heartbreakingly honest account of a father's grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of two former Children's Laureates. Very occasionally the term non-fiction has to stretch itself to accommodate a book that fits into no category at all. Michael Rosen's Sad Book is such a book. It chronicles Michael's grief at the death of his son Eddie from meningitis at the age of 19. A moving combination of sincerity and simplicity, it acknowledges that sadness is not always avoidable or reasonable and perfects the art of making complicated feelings plain. It wasn't made like any other book either; Michael Rosen said of the text, " I wrote it at a moment of extreme feeling and it went straight down onto the page ... Quentin didn't illustrate it, he 'realized' it. He turned the text into a book and as a result showed me back to myself. No writer could ask and get more than that." And Quentin Blake says that the picture of Michael "being sad but trying to look happy" is the most difficult drawing he's ever done... "a moving experience."
E. B. White£9.99 £9.29
GRIEF...(8-11yrs)...A beautiful hardback edition of Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. This lovely edition is part of the highly collectible Puffin 'cloth' Classics series - all the titles in the range have attractive 'cloth' textured covers with a stunning repeat pattern design specific to each story. Charlotte's Web makes a perfect addition to the collection which includes some of the best-loved Puffin titles of all time. Charlotte's Web is the unforgettable story of a girl called Fern who loves a little pig called Wilbur. It tells how Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful grey spider, saves Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat pigs, by a wonderfully clever plan - a plan so original that no one else could possibly have thought of it!This hardback edition makes a perfect gift and a must for every family bookshelf.
Michelle Magorian£9.99 £9.29
GRIEF...(8-11yrs)...A beautiful hardback edition of Michelle Magorian's bestselling novel Goodnight Mister Tom. This edition has a stunning Puffin 'cloth' Classics cover design and gorgeous printed endpapers and is perfect for the family bookshelf. When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London . . . Will he ever see Mister Tom again?'Everyone's idea of a smash-hit first novel: full-blown characters to love and hate, moments of grief and joy, and a marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions' Guardian
Isabel Otter and Katie Rewse£6.99 £6.50
HOPE...(3-5yrs)...A little girl finds courage and purpose as she transforms an overgrown and neglected garden into a place of beauty, love...and ultimately hope.
Clare Helen Welsh and Asa Gilland£11.99 £11.15
ILLNESS...(3-5yrs)...At first nobody knew. Then they told me my sister was sick. But together we'll ride out the storms. And today is the perfect day to build a shelter, and be together. A powerful and uplifting story, exploring the emotions we feel when someone we love has a serious illness.
Hannah Carmona and Anna Cunha£11.99 £11.15
IMMIGRATION...(For ages 4+)...Anita watches the dragons high above her as she hops from one cement roof to another in her village in the Dominican Republic. But being the valiant princesa she is, she never lets them scare her. Then one day, Anita must face her fears and begin life in a new country. Will she be brave enough to enter the belly of the beast and take flight to new adventures?
Alison Green£6.99 £6.50
KINDNESS...(3-5yrs)... Imagine a world where everyone is kind - how can we make that come true? With gorgeous pictures by a host of the world's top illustrators, Kind is a timely, inspiring picture book about the many ways children can be kind, from sharing their toys and games to helping those from other countries feel welcome. The book is endorsed by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, and fifty pence from the sale of each printed copy will go to the Three Peas charity, which gives vital help to refugees from war-torn countries. Illustrators included: Beatrice Alemagna, David Barrow, Rotraut Susanne Berner, Quentin Blake, Serge Bloch, Melissa Castrillon, Benjamin Chaud, Marianna Coppo, Catherine Crowther, Pippa Curnick, Gerda Dendooven, Michael Foreman, Ingrid Godon, Susanne Goehlich, Chris Haughton, Nicola Kinnear, Ole Koennecke, Anke Kuhl, Sarah McIntyre, Dorothee De Monfreid, Lydia Monks, Joerg Muhle, Thomas Muller, Barbara Nascimbeni, Guy Parker-Rees, Moni Port, Steven Antony Rack, David Roberts, Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt, Birgitta Sif, Helen Stephens, Lizzy Stewart, Britta Teckentrup, Philip Waechter, Ken Wilson-Max, Cindy Wume and Lucia Gaggiotti.
Corrinne Averiss and Rosalind Beardshaw£6.99 £6.50
KINDNESS...GRIEF...(3-5yrs)... A magical story about the importance of kindness and friendship. When a little girl finds a lost star, she takes it home and cares for it, just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it's time to let go ... A heartfelt story about caring for others and learning to let go, from BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss. Perfect for sharing at bedtime.
Do Something for Someone Else: Meet 12 Real-life Children Spreading Kindness with Simple Acts of Everyday Activism
Loll Kirby, Michael Platt, et al.£12.99 £12.08
KINDNESS...(From ages 4+)...Meet kids - just like you - whose small acts of kindness are changing the lives of others. Learn about the work they do and discover how the future of our world starts here... with you. Features a how-to-help section, with simple steps to inspire young readers to take action at home and at school.
Lucy Fleming£12.99 £12.08
KINDNESS...(3-5yrs)... If you look very carefully at the night sky, you might spot a teeny-tiny sparkle out of the corner of your eye, a whisper of a tinkling trail... That's Ella. Ella has always dreamed of seeing the sunrise. But with her delicate gossamer wings, she can only come out at night. So, when the moon is high, she collects as many shimmering beams of light she can find - a twinkle from a star, the glow from a lamp post. With her light, she guides lost and lonely animals and finds friendship in Fox and Owl. And, together, Ella's animal friends know just how to return her kindness... A gentle, tender storybook about friendship and the power of kindness.
Katie Harnett£11.99 £11.15
LONELINESS... (3-5yrs)...In this charming tale, a solitary raincloud finds a way to make a sad little girl happy again, by using the very thing that most people dislike about him - rain!
Tim Hopgood£6.99 £6.50
LONELINESS...(3-5yrs)... It is sad but true that no one is ever pleased to see Cyril the cloud. He's always being blamed for ruining everyone's fun: casting shadows over everywhere he goes, and making things look dull and miserable. So, one day, Cyril drifts far, far away in search of a friendly face: over farmland, towns, and an ocean . . . Eventually he arrives in a new land whose ground is baking hot. Here everyone welcomes the shade Cyril gives. This makes Cyril so happy that he cries big glorious tears of joy. And his tears soak the land and everything seems to smile. And that is all Cyril ever wanted - to look down on the world and see a happy smile. A beautiful story that taps right into what Tim Hopgood's books are all about: celebrating the natural world and promoting a positive outlook on life.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
MAKING FRIENDS...(3-5yrs)... Meesha loves making things ... but there's one thing she finds difficult to make - friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers that she has a special talent that will help her to navigate challenging social situations and help her to make friends. A warm and affectionate look at the joys and difficulties of making and keeping friends, relating to others, and finding your place in the world. Wonderfully empowering and emotionally resonant, Tom Percival's Big Bright Feelings series is the perfect springboard for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence and managing feelings. Every child's bookshelf should contain his books.
Rosie J. Pova and Amariah Rauscher£7.99 £7.43
MAKING FRIENDS...(3-5yrs)...Elliott has just moved into a new house. He spends his days with his fictional friends, immersed in a book. When an inviting Sunday rain gathers the local kids to play in the puddles, Elliott longs to join in, but he's too shy to go outside. Soon, Elliott discovers that new friendships are like a new book - you just have to plunge into the adventure.
Brigita Orel and Jennie Poh£11.99 £11.15
MAKING FRIENDS... (5-9yrs)...The gnarled tree on the hill sometimes turns into a pirate ship. A rope serves as an anchor, a sheet as a sail, and Sam is its fearless captain. But one day another sailor approaches, and he's not from Sam's street. Can they find something more precious than diamonds and gold? Can they find...friendship?
Jo Loring-Fisher£12.99 £12.08
MAKING FRIENDS...(3-5yrs)...Sophy doesn't know how to fit in. She tries to talk at school but the words get stuck in her throat and everyone laughs and whispers behind her back. But one day, an extraordinary thing happens... Sophy is whisked away to a magical snowy land where she meets a wolf and her cub. The unlikely trio roll, run and howl together, playing happily in the snow. Sophy has found friends and nothing can ruin her day... until a big, angry bear appears. But Sophy finally finds her voice and finds the courage she's been looking for all along. This is a story of overcoming the isolating feeling of being shy, finding friends and most importantly, finding your voice.
LISA THOMPSON£6.99 £6.50
OCD...(8-11yrs)...A story about finding friendship when you're lonely - and hope when all you feel is fear. Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business. Until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour's toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy's disappearance - with the help of a brilliant cast of supporting characters. Page-turning, heartbreaking, but ultimately life-affirming, this story is perfect for fans of Can You See Me, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
POVERTY...(3-5yrs)...A moving, powerful story that shines a light on those that feel invisible in our world - and shows us that we ALL belong. The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don't have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn't enough money to pay their rent and bills and they have to leave their home full of happy memories and move to the other side of the city. It is the story of a girl who goes on to make one of the hardest things anyone can ever make...a difference. And it is the story of those who are overlooked in our society - who are made to feel invisible - and why everyone has a place here.
Hollis Kurman and Stephane Barroux£11.99 £11.15
REFUGEES...(2+yrs)...Come with a family as they travel out of danger to a safe place and meet all kinds of people who show them kindness along the way. This unique and beautiful counting book is full of empathy and hope for all children, everywhere.
Helen Mortimer and Katie Cottle£7.99 £7.43
REFUGEES...(3-5yrs)...An uplifting story on sustainability, in response to many 'heavy' green titles coming to the market that children often find intimidating. Omar, The Bees and Me encourages children to look after nature in local communities planting wild flowers to form bee corridors. Themes around cultural identity are also explored through Omar (a new boy from Syria) andMaisie's friendship. Offers an insight into international beekeeping and illustrated by award-winning picture-bookmaker Katie Cottle, creator of The Green Giant and The Blue Giant. Includes bee facts on endpapers and a recipe for honey cake on end page.
Elise Gravel£11.99 £11.15
REFUGEES...(5-9yrs)...Who are refugees? Why are they called that word? Why do they need to leave their country?In this simple, graphic and bold picture book for young children, author/illustrator Elise Gravel explores what it means to be a refugee. This book is the perfect tool to introduce an important and timely topic to children.
Anne Booth and David Litchfield£12.99 £12.08
SADNESS...(3-5yrs)...Sadness has come to live with me and I am building it a shelter. I am building a shelter for my sadnessand welcoming it inside. A small boy creates a shelter for his sadness, a safe space where Sadness is welcome, where it can curl up small, or be as big as it can be, where it can be noisy or quiet, or anything in between. The boy can visit the shelter whenever he needs to, every day, sometimes every hour, and the two of them will cry and talk or just sit, saying nothing. And the boy knows that one day Sadness may come out of the shelter, and together they will look out at the world, and see how beautiful it is. A poignant and heart-warming picture book exploring the importance of making space and time for our own griefs, small or large, sensitively visualized with David Litchfield's stunning illustration. Anne Booth was inspired to write this book by the words of Etty Hillesum, a Holocaust victim who wrote:'Give your sorrow all the space and shelter in yourself that is its due, for if everyone bears grief honestly and courageously, the sorrow that now fills the world will abate. But if you do instead reserve most of the space inside you for hatred and thoughts of revenge-from which new sorrows will be born for others-then sorrow will never cease in this world. And if you have given sorrow the space it demands, then you may truly say: life is beautiful and so rich.' (Esther 'Etty' Hillesum (15 Jan 1914 - 30 Nov 1943)
Eva Eland£7.99 £7.43
SADNESS...(3-5yrs)... Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 and the V&A Book Cover Award 2020! When Sadness arrives, try not to be afraid: give it a name, listen to it and spend some time together. Maybe all it wants is to know that it's welcome. This beautiful debut by author-illustrator talent Eva Eland takes a poignant but uplifting look at dealing with sadness.
Joseph Coelho and Robyn Wilson-Owen£6.99 £6.50
SADNESS...(3-5yrs)...A new picture book from award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. This touching picture book subtly deals with big emotions such as loss, with an uplifting and hopeful message about being yourself and the importance of family and talking about worries. Told through the voice of a little girl who is labelled as quiet and shy, No Longer Alone follows her tumult of emotions as she navigates the world around her. But when she finally shares her feelings and tells her Dad all the things that are worrying her, she no longer feels so alone. Joseph's warm, authentic voice offers an insightful take on the way children feel and how they perceive the world and it's perfectly complimented by gorgeous artwork from talented new illustrator, Robyn Wilson-Owen.
Dunja Jogan and Olivia Hellewell£7.99 £7.43
SADNESS...(3-5yrs)...Felix hides all of his sorrow inside a large black suitcase that he carries with him wherever he goes. One day, a small boy opens the suitcase whilst Felix is sleeping. Felix wakes and the tears that he had been carrying for so long suddenly pour from him. Felix is uplifted, free and his heart is full of joy. Felix embraces the world, and the world embraces him. A beautiful book about feelings of sadness and the power of friendship from Slovenian picture book creator Dunja Jogan.
Larissa Theule and Sara Palacios£6.99 £6.50
SHYNESS...(For ages 3+)...Meet Poppy - if you can find her! Poppy loves bugs, and can usually be found carrying on conversations with ladybirds or sitting outside among the brightly coloured wildflowers ... but good luck spotting her indoors and around people! She's a master of camouflage, always finding a way to blend into her surroundings. But when a very special bug lands on her grandma's birthday cake, Poppy can't resist popping out to see it. Soon the rest of the guests notice the beautiful dragonfly, and Poppy too. Maybe it's OK to stand out sometimes, just like the vibrant wildflowers and shimmering insects Poppy loves. This poetic and evocative story celebrates the shy and introverted kids among us, as well as the other small creatures to be found if we look closely enough.
Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Britta Teckentrup£6.99 £6.50
SIBLING (NEW BABY)...(3-5yrs)...When a new baby sibling comes along, it can be hard adjusting to sharing your toys (and your parents!). This handy guide is the perfect book to reassure older siblings when the family has a new arrival, letting them know that they will always have a special place in their parents' hearts. Covering the first 18 months of Baby's life, this book helps readers bond with the new arrival and explains some of the key developmental milestones to look out for. From smiling to crawling to talking and more, this fact-filled guide is packed with fun and safe suggestions for how siblings can interact and play with Baby.
Robert Starling£12.99 £12.08
SIBLING RIVALRY/SQUABBLES...(3-5yrs)... When Fergal's mum and dad bring home an egg, his life will never be the same again. In the weeks after his sister Fern hatches, Fergal feels jealous, angry and worried. But believing those emotions are "bad" he hides them. Luckily Dad is around to help Fergal deal with his feelings by talking about them, and discover what a great big brother he can be.
Rachel Bright and Jim Field£6.99 £6.50
SIBLING RIVALRY/SQUABBLES...(3-5yrs)... Two greedy squirrels learn to share, in this hilarious rhyming adventure from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside. Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on a very special prize: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, between the trees, over boulders, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ... A laugh-out-loud tale about friendship and sharing. Perfect for competitive friends and sibling rivals!
Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith£12.99 £12.08
STUTTER... (5-9yrs)...What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak?After a day of being unable to speak when asked, and of being stared at, a boy and his father go to the river for some quiet time. "It's just a bad speech day," says Dad. But the boy can't stop thinking about all the eyes watching his lips twisting and twirling. When his father points to the river bubbling, churning, whirling and crashing, the boy finds a way to think about how he speaks. Even the river stutters. Like him. "I talk like a river," he says. An incredibly moving picture book that offers understanding rather than a solution, and which will resonate with all readers, young and old. Masterfully illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Helen Rutter£6.99 £6.50
STUTTER...(8-11yrs)...'Very funny, very touching, very truthful - a total delight to read.' Jacqueline Wilson 'Amazing' Noel Fielding A laugh-out-loud, against-all-odds triumph of a story: the funniest debut of 2021 Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let him speak? The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read, starring a child like him.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
WORRY...(3-5yrs)... Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again? A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children's bookshelves. From Tom Percival's bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be.
Sarah Stiles Bright and Mike Deas£13.99 £13.01
WORRY...(3-5yrs)... Gloria loves to sing, dance and act in her bedroom, but not in public. No way. Gloria's big problem makes sure of that, following her wherever she goes and constantly reminding her that she's anxious and frightened, that she's not good enough and that everyone will laugh at her. Anxious Gloria worries all the time, about everything. Until, one day, Gloria summons all her courage to try out for a community theatre production. She marches herself to the audition and her big problem marches right in behind her. She gets up on stage and her big problem takes a seat in the front row and starts to laugh at her. And then at last she yells "STOP!" and her big problem shrinks to a little problem and Gloria wins a part in the play.
Pamela Butchart and Kate Hindley£6.99 £6.50
WORRY...(3-5yrs)... A quirky, touching fully illustrated picture book that will open up important conversations about worries and anxiety from Blue Peter prize winning author, Pamela Butchart. Jeremy is a worrier. He worries about odd socks, spotty bananas, evil squirrels, burnt toast, dinosaurs and, most of all . . . the wind! His friend Maggie isn't worried about anything - after all, what's the worst that could happen? But when Maggie decides to go outside and play in the wind, Jeremy must act fast to keep her out of danger, and he is soon to discover that a bit of courage leads to the most exciting adventures. A funny and reassuring story from the bestselling author of Wigglesbottom Primary, and with charming and humorous artwork by Kate Hindley, illustrator of best-selling 'The Same But Different Too' and 'You Must Bring a Hat'.Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free "Stories Aloud" audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!
Jion Sheibani£6.99 £6.50
WORRY... (4-7yrs)...Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around? Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries to make himself feel better - and somehow they look a lot less worrying once they're scribbled down. But then imagine Sohal's surprise when he wakes up the next morning to find a set of funny, furry friends at the end of his bed!His worries have come to life, and it's not long before Hurt, Fail, Anger, Big and Alone have turned his world upside down. Now it's up to Sohal to work out how to keep his worries under control - and have some serious fun while he's at it!The Truth Pixie meets Inside Out in this hilarious, highly illustrated new series, perfect for helping children gently work through their worries and concentrate on having fun.
Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton£6.99 £6.50
WORRY...(3-5yrs)... A fun and reassuring tale about dealing with worries from the author of the bestselling The Lion Inside. It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy . . . What if he hasn't brought enough to eat? What if he gets lost in the jungle? What if he trips and falls? What if it rains?! Can Worrysaurus find a way to chase his fears away and have fun? The perfect book to help every anxious little dinosaur let go of their fears and feel happy in the moment.
Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks£12.99 £12.08
WORRY...(3-5yrs)...What happens when you get a Worry? They can follow you around everywhere, and they are HUNGRY. They feed on your fears and put sad thoughts in your head until they've grown so big, it can be hard to get anything done! Luckily, the Worry Expert knows exactly what to do.
Online Offline! Mindful Kids: An activity book for young people who want to lead a healthy digital life
B.Ed. Coombes Senior QHP DHypPsych(UK) MA (PsychPsych) Ed.D Dr. Sharie£9.99 £9.29
The encouraging and simple activities and exercises help children explore emotions, behaviour and experiences of existing in a digitally connected world; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings and learn more about digital citizenship through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. This title explores a range of issues associated with digital life, including: Cyber attack, Online bullying, Seeing something upsetting, harmful or inappropriate, Mental health issues including social media comparison, Unhealthy lifestyle, e.g. balancing online time with other activities such as exercise. The quirky illustrations will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful range of activity books for children from Studio Press that includes No Worries, Hello Happy, Stay Strong, Be Brave, Be Positive and Letting Go.
B.Ed. Coombes Senior QHP DHypPsych(UK) MA (PsychPsych) Ed.D Dr. Sharie and Katie Abey£9.99 £9.29
No Worries! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator.
Dr Sharie Coombes, Katie Abey, et al.£5.99 £5.57
The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle emotions and address anxieties which children may be experiencing during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. From feeling isolated from friends and families, to missing out on experiences at school, many children will be feeling worried about the sudden change to their usual routine. Children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings and work out how to cope with these emotions through writing, colouring, doodling, drawing, DIY and physical activities.
B.Ed. Coombes Senior QHP DHypPsych(UK) MA (PsychPsych) Ed.D Dr. Sharie, Stephanie (Freelance Journalist and Writer) Clarkson, et al.£9.99 £9.29
Hello Happy! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator.
B.Ed. Coombes Senior QHP DHypPsych(UK) MA (PsychPsych) Ed.D Dr. Sharie and Ellie O'Shea£9.99 £9.29
Be Positive! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way through emotions tied to self-esteem and body acceptance. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle the feelings of low self-esteem, body acceptance and confidence; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings and work out how to cope with these emotions through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. The quirky illustrations will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring.
Letting Go! Mindful Kids: An activity book for children who need support through experiences of loss, change, disappointment and
B.Ed. Coombes Senior QHP DHypPsych(UK) MA (PsychPsych) Ed.D Dr. Sharie and Ellie O'Shea£9.99 £9.29
The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle the feelings associated with grief, bereavement and family separation; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings and work out how to cope with these emotions through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. The quirky illustrations will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful range of activity books for children from Studio Press that includes No Worries, Hello Happy, Stay Strong and Be Brave.
B.Ed. Coombes Senior QHP DHypPsych(UK) MA (PsychPsych) Ed.D Dr. Sharie and Katie Abey£9.99 £9.29
The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle phobias and feelings of fear; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel scared and how to put fear back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. The quirky illustrations will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful range of activity books for children from Studio Press, that includes No Worries, Hello Happy and Stay Strong.
Becky Goddard-Hill and Collins Kids£9.99 £9.29
Support children's emotional well being and spread kindness. How much better would the world be if everyone was kind to each other? Create your own kindness encourages kids to be kind to themselves, other people and the world around them. Full of simple, practical ideas to help spread kindnessFun activities that can be done on their own or with friends and familyCreate a hug box, bake a kindness cake or go litter pickingInspiring stories about acts of kindnessFrom award-winning blogger and author of Create your own happy and Create your own calm Create your own kindness is the perfect companion to Create your own happy (9780008301217) and Create your own calm (9780008367589) empowering children to shape their lives and the lives of others around them.
Stuart Lawrence£14.99 £13.94
Silence is NEVER an option - stand up, speak out, be the difference. In this book, Stuart Lawrence talks about what he has learned from life - the tools that have helped him live positively and kept him moving forwards when times have been tough. "We all want to be successful in life and to be remembered for our achievements - but how can we do that, when the world can seem so big and sometimes scary?" From role models to self-control, failure to imagination, Stuart's aim with this book is to use his own experience to help young people - to help all people - harness the good in themselves and in the world around them, using that fire of positivity to create change in their lives. About the author: Stuart Lawrence is the younger brother of Stephen Lawrence, the young man who, on 22 April 1993, at the age of just 18, was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack. Stuart is an educator and motivational speaker, dedicated to helping to transform the life chances of young people.