Jo Loring-Fisher£11.99 £11.15
Taking time to listen. Taking time to feel. Taking time to cherish you, and also cherish me. This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to gaze, wonder and marvel at this astonishing planet we call home.
Lucy Christopher and Anastasia Suvorova£11.99 £11.15
In our old house, Ma told me there was nothing to be scared of. No monsters hiding behind doors, or in wardrobes, or under beds. She said there were no dark places at all. But, in the new house, under my new bed, THAT’s where I found Shadow... A story about loneliness and sadness, Shadow is a brilliant book that facilitates the comprehension of mental health issues.
Child's Play and Summer Macon£6.99 £6.50
A child describes living with their mum as a roller coaster; this is because she suffers with bipolar disorder. Carefully written in consultation with families dealing with bipolar, and created in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, this book is a great way of explaining mental health issues to children.
Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake£7.99 £7.43
A beautifully illustrated book which depicts sadness in a manner understandable to children. Michael Rosen writes about the sadness he feels after the death of his son Eddie, acknowledging that sadness is not always avoidable and, thereby, creating a book which is both deeply personal and widely universal.
Polly Peters, Andrew Fusek Peters, et al.£6.99 £6.50
Narrated from the perspective of a child, The Colour Thief describes a young boy's reaction to his father's depression. The main message of this story is that depression is not permanent and that, much like the father in the story, those affected can, and will, be happy again.
Molly Potter and Sarah Jennings£10.99 £10.22
Dealing with a range of emotions, including happiness, boredom and sadness, How are you feeling today? provides an indispensable tool to help children understand and manage their feelings. Parents will find it useful to start a discussion, as well as being able to refer to parent-specific notes at the back of the book.
Anna Llenas£6.99 £6.50
A fantastic book about feelings for younger children, The Colour Monster associates each colour with an emotion. So, when Colour Monster wakes up with a mixture of emotions, he looks multicoloured too! A little girl will help him sort out his feelings and work through them, just as this book will do with your child.
Britta Teckentrup£6.99 £6.50
The perfect story to help children understand sadness and depression, Blue is the tale of a lonely bird who has forgotten how to do all the things he once enjoyed. He no longer flies, sings or plays, but lives in solitude and darkness. One day, along comes a bird named Yellow who, with kindness, will gradually help Blue find happiness and enjoy life as a bird again.
Shaun Tan£9.99 £9.29
The Red Tree is a story about hope. A small child is overwhelmed by her feelings and wakes up every morning with nothing to look forward. However, the world seems less bleak when she finds a tiny red seed has grown in her bedroom, bringing some light into her life.
Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen£6.99 £6.50
The Dark, as the title might suggest, is a book about overcoming one's fear of the dark. Laszlo is afraid of the dark, but when, one night, it visits him in his bedroom, he must find the courage to face it and overcome his fear once and for all.
Oliver Jeffers£6.99 £6.50
When a penguin turns up on a boy's doorstep, the boy thinks he is lost and needs help to get back to the South Pole. A touching and heart-warming story which introduces young children to the themes of loneliness, sadness and friendship.
Tom Percival£6.99 £6.50
The perfect book to help children with anxieties and worries, Ruby's Worry follows Ruby as she tries to get rid of a worry that seems to grow more and more with every day that passes. A special story that will encourage children to talk about what is worrying them.
Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey£6.99 £6.50
Having suffered with anxiety herself, Nadiya Hussain truly understands what it feels like to have an overwhelming sense of worry. Her story about a boy whose worry monster follows him wherever he goes will help children understand that anxiety can be overcome. The worry monster may be gigantic at the moment, but there will come a point when it won't be as scary anymore.
Britney Winn Lee and Jacob Souva£9.99 £9.29
The Boy with Big, Big Feelings is about a boy whose feelings are so immense that they spill and jump out every time he feels them. At first, he tries to hide his emotions from other children, but he eventually comes to realise that he should not be ashamed of having ‘big big feelings’. A great book for sensitive children who feel intensely.
Focusing on mindfulness, this book aims to teach children to experience and appreciate calming and meditative moments. Following a young girl on her camping adventures, Wild Mindfulness is an interactive story which will introduce the reader to incorporating mindfulness into their life.