Browse by tag: emotions


The Monster Who Ate Darkness
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
How this book may help: This book elegantly 'neutralises' fear of monsters by portraying a non-threatening (and ultimately caring) one. It also provides a fun and poetic explanation to why darkness is so necessary at night time.
Jo-Jo can't sleep as he thinks a monster may be lurking in the darkness under his bed.... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias

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A Day With Dad
Author: Bo Holmberg
Illustrator: Eva Eriksson
How this book may help: Shows how the love between a child and an estranged parent can remain strong regardless of how far apart they are. Reinforcing the pride a father and son can have for each other.
Tim's dad lives in another town and doesn't see him very often. When Tim comes to visit his dad for... read more

Tags: father, emotions, divorce, absence, relationships, separation, single parent

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No Matter What
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: May provide reassurance for an insecure or anxious child that their parents' love for them is unconditional and constant, despite the circumstances. It sensitively reinforces the message that love carries on, even after someone dies.
The key message behind this simple and beautiful book for small children is that the love a parent... read more

Tags: comfort, bereavement, anxiety, death, divorce, emotions, family, father, fears, loss, love, mother, sadness, separation anxiety, serious illness, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5


Looking after Louis
Author: Lesley Ely
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
How this book may help: Explaining to young children how autism can affect behaviour and promoting tolerance and understanding of others.
Beautiful contemporary illustrations accompany this tale of friendship, empathy and understanding.... read more

Tags: emotions, disability, co-operation, behaviour, autism

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Is It Because...?
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: A good starting point to introduce the subject of bullying and why it happens. It may encourage children to explore the feelings of the bully as well as the victim.
This skilfully written book handles the subject of bullying in a refreshing and thought-provoking... read more

Tags: sadness, hitting, emotions, bullying

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What Makes Me Happy?
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: May help a child to identify emotions they are experiencing and encourage them to discuss any they feel uncomfortable with. Reassures children that it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions.
Each double page spread in this book focuses on a different emotion. The left hand pages show... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, relationships, phobias, monsters, growing up, friends, fears, fear of the dark, family, emotions, diversity, bullying, anxiety, anger, absence, shyness

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The Lonely Tree
Author: Nicholas Halliday
Illustrator: Nicholas Halliday
How this book may help: This book may be useful to help a child how death is an inevitable part of ageing, and life continues after the sadness of bereavement. It also may be a good starting point to talk about how to cope with loneliness or isolation.
It's spring in the New Forest, bluebells bloom and birds return from Africa. A new tree begins to... read more

Tags: loneliness, emotions, loss

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Tinysaurus
Author: Sheryl Webster
Illustrator: Jan Fearnley
How this book may help: May help a child who is feeling fed up about being the youngest and not being able to do some of the things an older sister or brother gets to do.
Tinyasaurus comes from a family of dinosaurs. He is the youngest but is fed up with getting told he... read more

Tags: brother, co-operation, emotions, family, sibling, sister

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Funny Face
Author: Nicola Smee
Illustrator: Nicola Smee
How this book may help: A good starting point to chat to a very young child about emotions, for example, how they feel during a tantrum.
A lovely example of a first picture book, Nicola Smee's appealing illustrations shows a little... read more

Tags: anger, emotions, fears, sadness, sharing

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Harry and Hopper
Author: Margaret Wild
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
How this book may help: To comfort a child who has lost a loved one. It may be a good starting point for a discussion about bereavement and grief.
Harry and his dog Hopper have done everything together, ever since Hopper was a jumpy little puppy.... read more

Tags: loss, loneliness, imaginary friend, emotions, dog, death, bereavement, sadness

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Bella and Monty: A Hairy Scary Night
Author: Alex T.Smith
Illustrator: Alex T.Smith
How this book may help: May comfort a child who is anxious about the dark, spiders, ghosts or monsters, and make them realise they are not alone.
Bella Bones and Monty Mittens are best friends and have lots in common (they both like the colour... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, friends, ghosts, monsters, phobias

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Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine (Winstons Wish)
Author: Diana Crossley
Illustrator: Kate Sheppard
How this book may help: This activity book was devised to help bereaved children by offering a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings that inevitably follow the death of a loved one.
This beautifully illustrated book helps a child through the grieving process and allows them to... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, loss, love, sadness, terminal illness

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The Happy Book
Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Caroline Uff
How this book may help: A great starting point for talking about both positive and negative feelings with very young children. This book may gently encourage co-operation and good behaviour.
This charming book contains simply written messages encouraging children to spread happiness to... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, bullying, emotions, environment, exercise, fears, sadness, sharing, tantrums

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The Copper Tree
Author: Hilary Robinson
Illustrator: Mandy Stanley
How this book may help: This book approaches the difficult subject of grief with sensitivity and sound judgement. The perfect story for children who have lost a much-loved figure in their life.
The story begins with a class of young children being told that their teacher, Miss Evans, is ill.... read more

Tags: bereavement, cancer, death, emotions, illness, sadness, treatment, wheelchair

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The Bear and the Wildcat
Author: Kazumi Yumoto
Illustrator: Komako Sakai
How this book may help: This book covers themes of grief, loneliness and loss in a clear and touching way.
When Bear finds his best friend Bird lying dead one morning he is devastated. He shuts himself away... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, depression, emotions, friends, loss, love, sadness

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Small Bunny's Blue Blanket
Author: Tatyana Feeney
Illustrator: Tatyana Feeney
How this book may help: Young children who have a comfort blanket or other special toy may identify with this story.
Small Bunny LOVES Blue Blanket. He needs it to help him do everyday things like paint good... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort object, comforter, emotions

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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
Author: Jayneen L Sanders
Illustrator: Craig Smith
How this book may help: This is a skilfully written and beautifully illustrated book which covers the subject of keeping young children safe from sexual abuse. Written as a tool to help parents, caregivers and teachers broach the subject in a non-threatening way, it sensitively weaves the important facts into a story that young children will find accessible.
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a story about a little boy who is sexually interfered with by... read more

Tags: emotions, anxiety, abuse, strangers

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The Great Big Book of Feelings
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: A child struggling with negative emotions may find great comfort in this sympathetic, entertaining and reassuring book which explores many different feelings: happy, sad, excited, bored, interested, angry, upset, calm, silly, lonely, scared, safe, embarrassed, shy, confident, worried, jealous and satisfied.
The book is presented in bite-size chunks of information which should hold the attention of a child... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, bullying, comfort, death, depression, emotions, fears, friends, hitting, jealousy, loneliness, loss, persistence, phobias, prejudice, sadness, shyness, violence

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The No-No Bird
Author: Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Many young children go through a phase of answering every request with a firm 'NO!'. Some may recognise themselves in the stubborn little 'no-no bird' in this cautionary tale. This may encourage them to co-operate a little more often.
The No-No Bird's favourite word is No! Requests from his mother to get dressed and clean his teeth... read more

Tags: emotions, behaviour, anger, tantrums

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The Huge Bag of Worries
Author: Virginia Ironside
Illustrator: Frank Rodgers
How this book may help: A good starting point to encourage children to discuss their anxieties and fears. It may also help children to realise that many children suffer with anxiety.
Jenny has been worrying a lot lately, about a lot of different things. Is she getting too fat? ... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears, nightmares

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Owl Babies
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
How this book may help: Reassuring children that loved ones do return after absence.
Sarah, Percy and Bill wake one night to discover that their Mummy has gone. Between them, they... read more

Tags: emotions, family, love, separation anxiety

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

Grandpa's Boat
Author: Michael Catchpool
Illustrator: Sophy Williams
How this book may help: May comfort a child who has lost a grandparent. Gently reflects the ageing process and the passing of time.
After Grandpa's death, his beloved boat, The Periwinkle, is left unused by the quay. The boat is... read more

Tags: bereavement, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, terminal illness

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Just Like You Did
Author: Marjorie Newman
Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max
How this book may help: Acknowledging feelings of anxiety or jealousy that can sometimes come up when a new baby arrives. Reassuring children that despite the fact life has changed, they are still special and loved by their parents.
The story starts as Tom is just about to have a new baby brother or sister arrive. He watches... read more

Tags: sibling, relationships, new baby, jealousy, growing up, family, emotions, brother, anger

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Always and Forever
Author: Alan Durant
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: Comforting children who have experienced bereavement or other loss and providing gentle reassurance that over time their pain will ease.
Otter, Mole, Fox and Hare live happily together in their house in the woods. But soon Fox falls... read more

Tags: emotions, bereavement, anxiety, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

You're All My Favourite
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
How this book may help: Reassuring a child their parents love them and their siblings equally.
Three sibling bears start to worry that they can't ALL be "the most wonderful baby bears in the... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, love, new baby, sharing, sister

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The Monster Bed
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Susan Varley
How this book may help: Reassuring children who are afraid of the dark or anxious about monsters.
Dennis doesn't want to go to sleep because he's frightened that there might be something under his... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, monsters, nightmares, phobias

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Rude Rabbit
Author: Jacqui Hawkins
Illustrator: Colin Hawkins
How this book may help: Highlights the negative impact that bad manners and rudeness can have. Promotes the idea that if someone is polite then they will be happier and have more friends.
Rude Rabbit lives up to his name. He hasn't got any friends because of his rudeness and bad... read more

Tags: swearing, politeness, manners, helping, emotions, bullying, behaviour, anger, violence

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Selfish Sophie
Author: Damian Kelleher
Illustrator: Georgie Birkett
How this book may help: Encouraging sharing, politeness and friendship.
Sophie doesn't like sharing. She keeps her books, sweets, cuddly toys and other things to herself.... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, emotions, friends, politeness, rudeness, sharing, stubbornness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

The Heart and the Bottle
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
How this book may help: Children who have experienced bereavement or other loss may identify with the little girl in the book.
A moving book about love and losing someone you love. A little girl spends a lot of time with her... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, sadness

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Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Author: Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
How this book may help: A child may recognise some of his own fears on the pages of this book, and feel like he is 'less alone' with them. Provides a good starting point for a conversation on phobias and anxieties.
Beautifully illustrated, this book explores Little Mouse’s fears using delicate and intricate... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias

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Where Did That Baby Come From?
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: The book reflects the frustration of the toddler in a sympathetic way at the presence of a new sibling and the pictures present plenty to talk about and laugh at with a young child as you go through the tale.
This book deals with the arrival of a new baby in the home of a toddler. It is written from the... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

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I Feel Angry (Your Emotions)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
This book provides an explanation of a child's feeelings of anger and suggests ways that may help... read more

Tags: anger, emotions, violence

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Frog is Sad
Author: Max Velthuijs
Illustrator: Max Velthuijs
How this book may help: This book, which simply reflects how negative emotions can sometimes be turned into positive ones, may be useful to explore emotions with very young children.
Frog wakes up one morning feeling sad, but he is not sure why. His animal friends are worried about... read more

Tags: depression, emotions, friends, sadness

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Chill
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: Acknowledges that everyday situations may give rise to negative emotions in young children. The story offers some practical suggestions that young children can use to ease anxiety and frustration, such as deep breathing.
Dolly the young pig sometimes like to play alone and sometimes play with her best friend Jack... read more

Tags: sharing, sadness, friends, emotions, co-operation, behaviour, anxiety, anger, stubbornness, tantrums

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Worried Arthur
Author: Joan Stimson
Illustrator: Jan Lewis
How this book may help: May be reassuring to children who suffer from anxiety and help them to realise that others have similar experiences.
Arthur the penguin is a worrier. He worries about not gowing tall enough, he worries about his hair... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, father, single parent

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I Feel Jealous (Your Emotions)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Helping a child come to terms with feelings of jealousy, including sibling rivalry.
This book explores the emotion of jealousy from the point of view of a young child. It reassures... read more

Tags: family, emotions, friends, jealousy

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I'm Worried (Your Feelings)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Helping children come to terms with the feelings of anxiety and exploring ways to alleviate their suffering. The book also touches upon the subjects of road safety and hospitals.
The little girl in this book describes how she feels when she is worried ("Like a dog that can't... read more

Tags: emotions, anxiety, fears, hospital, operation

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It's Not Fair (Your Feelings)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Explores the concept of unfairness in a child-friendly way and encourages children to come to terms with this emotion. Also touches upon the subject of anger and violence as the child in the story feels like 'hitting out' when she considers things to be unfair.
A little girl tells the reader about some of the things that happen to her which she considers to... read more

Tags: relationships, jealousy, hitting, gratitude, friends, emotions, behaviour, anger, sadness

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Angry Arthur
Author: Hiawyn Oram
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
How this book may help: Acknowledges the overwhelming feelings of anger that children sometimes experience.
Arthur wants to do stay up and watch TV but his mother says no, so he gets very angry. His anger... read more

Tags: compliance, anger, emotions, tantrums

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Dad David, Baba Chris and Me
Author: Ed Merchant
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: May help and support children who are being parented by gay men. Encourages an appreciation of, and acceptance of, same-sex parents, and shows that families come in all shapes and sizes. Promotes a positive view of gay relationships.
Seven-year-old Ben has a pretty ordinary life in all respects but one: he has three dads. 'Baba... read more

Tags: multicultural, friends, father, emotions, diversity, being different, anxiety, anger, adoption, prejudice

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Moonshadow
Author: Gillian Lobel
Illustrator: Karin Littlewood
How this book may help: To understand the loss of a loved one and that although life will carry on, they will not be forgotten.
Moonshadow is a young swan about to set off no his first migration. He is nervous and his... read more

Tags: bereavement, comfort, death, emotions, family, grandparent, love, relationships, sadness

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Smudge's Grumpy Day
Author: Miriam Moss
Illustrator: Lynne Chapman
How this book may help: May help a child deal with a bad mood understanding that running away does not help and how important home is.
Smudge is a little mouse who wakes up in a bad mood; plenty of adults know what that is like! It... read more

Tags: emotions, behaviour, friends, sadness

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Giraffes Can't Dance
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
How this book may help: The story would be a good starting point for a discussion on self-esteem and persistence, or the positive side of being different. It also has an anti-bullying/acceptance message.
Gerald was a very self-conscious giraffe; he was painfully aware of his gangly legs which made him... read more

Tags: anxiety, being different, bullying, confidence, diversity, emotions, loneliness, persistence, prejudice, sadness, shyness

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Grandma and Grandpa's Garden
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Gabriella Buckingham
How this book may help: A well-written and touching book about the death of a grandparent. This would be a good choice for a child who has lost a loved one.
Grandma and Grandpa loved their beautiful garden and spent many happy hours together tending it.... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, illness, loneliness, loss, love, sadness

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Don't Panic, Annika!
Author: Juliet Clare Bell
Illustrator: Jennifer E Morris
How this book may help: This entertaining story contains some simple techniques that anxious children could use to stay calm.
Annika is a panicker! She panics when she drops a toy in the fishpond. She panics when her coat zip... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears

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It's Not Fair!
Author: Anita Harper
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Children with a baby brother or sister may identify with this story, which acknowledges the advantages and disadvantages of being the older sibling.
The central character in this picture book (a young cat) feels that lots of things about having a... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

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The Grandad Tree
Author: Trich Cooke
Illustrator: Sharon Wilson
How this book may help: About the cycle of life and the endurance of love
When Vin and Leigh's grandad dies they remember how they used to play with him under the apple tree... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love

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Up In Heaven
Author: Emma Chichester Clark
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A lovely book to help children with loss
Daisy, the dog, has grown old and can no longer keep up with her boy, Arthur. One day she wakes up... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, dog, emotions, loss, love, pet

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Heart and the Bottle
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Long term grief and finding your emotions
When a little girl's grandfather dies, she is so overcome with grief that she takes out her heart... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, loss

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The Cloud
Author: Hannah Cumming
Illustrator:
One of the children in art class never draws and is always surrounded by a big black cloud. She is... read more

Tags: emotions, friends, persistence, sadness, shyness

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Let My Colors Out
Author: Courtney Filigenzi
Illustrator: Shennan Persani
How this book may help: This book is published by the American Cancer Society to help young children of cancer patients
When his mother is diagnosed with cancer, a little boy uses colours to express his emotions. He... read more

Tags: anxiety, cancer, emotions, sadness, serious illness

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Ellie Bean the Drama Queen!
Author: Jennie Harding
Illustrator: David Padgett
Ellie Bean can sometimes seem like a drama queen: she over-reacts to many things and makes a lot of... read more

Tags: anger, behaviour, emotions

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When My Worries Get Too Big!
Author: Karl Dunn Buron
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A relaxation book for children who live with anxiety published by the Autism Asperger Publishing Company
The little boy in the book explains his anxieties in terms of numbers: at 1 he is fine, at 5 he is... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears

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Morris and the Bundle of Worries
Author: Jill Seeney
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: Helping children to overcome worries by sharing their problems and fears
Morris fills his bedroom with worries - squiggly, thorny, spiky worries, all of which prevent him... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears

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The Most Precious Present in the World
Author: Becky Edwards
Illustrator: Louise Comfort
How this book may help: Adoption - loss, separation and belonging. May also support children who are asking questions and have mixed feelings about their adoption.
Mia wonders why her eyes are brown while her dads are blue, and why she has curly brown hair when... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, emotions, family

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Dennis and the Big Decisions
Author: Paul Sambrooks
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: Foster Care
Continues the story of Dennis Duckling and his foster care placement. The book looks at the range... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, depression, emotions, family, foster, separation, separation anxiety

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I Can't Hear Like You (Talking it Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Bridget Dowty
How this book may help: This book should give hearing children an insight into the experiences of a deaf child. Deaf children may relate to the boy in the story.
Tom, who is a young deaf boy, narrates his story. He tells the reader how he wears a hearing aid to... read more

Tags: bullying, deafness, doctor, emotions, fears, friends, health, prejudice, school

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Eric!...the Hero?
Author: Christopher Wormell
Illustrator: Christopher Wormell
How this book may help: Any child who sometimes feels less intelligent, less capable and less successful than others will be heartened by the story of Eric who isn’t much good at anything but turns out to be a hero.
Dramatic illustrations, fairy-tale setting, a friendly narratorial voice and effective use of... read more

Tags: anxiety, autism, bullying, confidence, emotions, fears, loneliness, monsters, prejudice

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Leave Me Alone
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Lee Wildish
How this book may help: This picture book shows how a group of friends can stand together to stop bullying. It accurately reflects how sad and lonely a child can feel who is being bullied.
Friendly animals try to help a sad boy sitting alone but his response to them is "leave me alone".... read more

Tags: anxiety, bullying, emotions, fears, friends, sadness

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A Mummy for Owen
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: John Butler
How this book may help: Children who have lost a parent or experienced a change in circumstances, such as fostering or adoption, will relate to orphaned Owen and find comfort in his loving relationship with his adoptive mother, Mzee, a 130-year-old male tortoise.
For baby hippo Owen his brownish grey mummy is his whole world until one day the rains come and... read more

Tags: being different, adoption, death, emotions, family, foster, love, mother

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Hodge the Hedgehog
Author: Amy Sparkes
Illustrator: Benji Davies
How this book may help: Encourages children to see the pleasure in sharing and playing well with others.
Hodge the hedgehog is a hedge-hogger. He would rather have the hedge to himself and keeps all the... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, emotions, friends, helping, manners, relationships, rudeness, sharing

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It's Not Your's It's Mine!
Author: Susanna Moores
Illustrator: Susanna Moores
How this book may help: All young children find sharing extremely difficult. The story of Blieka and Blieka’s beloved ball will help a small child to acknowledge their own feelings of possessiveness and see the benefits of sharing.
Blieka’s ball was a special present and Blieka loves it, taking it everywhere and refusing to... read more

Tags: co-operation, emotions, friends, sharing

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Bug and Bear
Author: Ann Bonwill
Illustrator: Layn Marlow
How this book may help: Children struggle at times to negotiate the ups and downs of friendship. This book reassures young children that though their friends may not always be in the mood to play with them, their friendship still endures.
Bear is not in the mood to play. She wants a nap. Bug wants to play and will not take no for an... read more

Tags: anxiety, co-operation, emotions, friends, relationships

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Put Away Your Phone!
Author: Tracy Bryan
Illustrator: David Barrow
How this book may help: Encourages a child to develop strategies to manage situations that make them cross. Helps a child to see that phones can be useful in an emergency, and forces parents to consider how much time they may be spending on their devices.
Emma is a little girl who struggles to get her parents’ attention, because they always seem to be... read more

Tags: anger, behaviour, co-operation, emotions, relationships, tantrums

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On The Wings Of A Butterfly
Author: Belinda Messer
Illustrator: Jessica Smith
How this book may help: A colourful and heart-warming approach to tackling the loss of a loved one, with practical suggestions for coping with loss.
On The Wings of a Butterfly discusses feelings that a child may encounter when a loved one passes... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, loss, sadness, terminal illness

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Smile (A Sunny McCloud Book)
Author: Leigh Hodgkinson
Illustrator:
Publisher's summary: "Sunny has lost something terribly important... her smile! She searches everywhere: under the sofa,..." read more

Tags: emotions

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All Kinds of Fears: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Author: Emma Brownjohn
Illustrator: All Kinds of Fears: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Publisher's summary: "Most of us, no matter what race or culture, fear something at some time. This book for small..." read more

Tags: multicultural, fears, fear of the dark, emotions, anxiety, phobias

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Michael Rosen's Sad Book
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher's summary: "A heartbreakingly honest account of a father’s grief for his son from the illustrious pairing of..." read more

Tags: mental illness, love, loss, father, family, emotions, depression, comfort, relationships, sadness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

All Kinds of Feelings: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Author: Emma Brownjohn
Illustrator: Emma Brownjohn
Publisher's summary: "Everyone has different feelings all of the time. One minute you may feel happy - and the next..." read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias, sadness

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Was it the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce
Author: Sandra Levins
Illustrator: Bryan Langdo
Publisher's summary: "Divorce usually changes many things in a young child's life, including family structure, lifestyle,..." read more

Tags: divorce, emotions, family, father, mother, separation

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The Saddest King
Author: Chris Wormell
Illustrator: Chris Wormell
How this book may help: This is a book about feelings that lets children know it's alright to be sad sometimes

Tags: emotions, sadness

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Let's Talk: Have you got a Secret?
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Illustrator: Marta Fabrega
How this book may help: The situations explained in this book help children to distinguish between good and bad secrets and encourage communication between the child reader and an adult.
Publisher's summary: "Every child has secrets, and many secrets are fun to keep, for example a surprise birthday gift for..." read more

Tags: anxiety, bullying, emotions, fears, sadness, violence

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