Browse by tag: shyness


Halibut Jackson
Author: David Lucas
Illustrator: David Lucas
How this book may help: Reassuring anxious or shy children that others experience similar emotions. Providing a positive role model who learns to accept his shyness.
Halibut Jackson is very shy indeed. So shy that he makes himself many different camouflaged outfits... read more

Tags: phobias, fears, anxiety, shyness

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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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Starting School
Author: Janet Ahlberg
Illustrator: Allan Ahlberg
How this book may help: Providing a good overview of what happens at a typical primary school. A good starting point to encourage children to talk about anxieties and emotions they may be experiencing related to starting school.
The text is very straight-forward from the start, using lists (children's names, play-activities,... read more

Tags: school, friends, shyness, swimming

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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 Gotcha Smile
Author: Rita Philips Mitchell
Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe
How this book may help: Acknowledging anxieties that some children may feel about making new friends and starting school. Provides positive suggestions for overcoming shyness.
It is Clarine's first day at her new school, she is keen to make lots of friends but things don't... read more

Tags: school, friends, confidence, shyness

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Shaun The Shy Shark
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Peggy Collins
How this book may help: It shows shyness and being different in a positive way.
Shaun is not the usual scary shark, he is actually very shy and scared of many other sea creatures.... read more

Tags: being different, bullying, confidence, shyness

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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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Say Hello
Author: Jack Foreman
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
How this book may help: For all children who are lonely, shy and feel isolated
A lonely dog asks some children if he can join in their games and fun. A lonely little boy... read more

Tags: confidence, friends, sharing, shyness

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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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See You Later Mum
Author: Jennifer Northway
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Comforting for children starting playgroup or nursery.
William isn't very happy on his first day at playschool so mum stays with him to help him settle... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, playgroup, nursery, independence, friends, confidence, absence, shyness

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Frank and Teddy Make Friends
Author: Louise Yates
Illustrator: Louise Yates
Shy, but clever, Frank Mouse needs a friend to help him understand that true friendship is about... read more

Tags: friends, sharing, shyness

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Oliver
Author: Birgitta Sif
Illustrator: Birgitta Sif
How this book may help: Every child feels different and alone sometimes and all carers learn to fear the wail “I don’t have any friends”. When loneliness strikes this book is the only friend a child will need.
Birgitta Sif creates a fascinating, shadowy dream-world populated by comical, bug-eyed characters.... read more

Tags: loneliness, friends, being different, shyness

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Max and Millie Start School
Author: Felicity Brooks
Illustrator: Desideria Guicciardini
How this book may help: An appealing board book which introduces young children to nursery school or playgroup. The book acknowledges that some children are more confident than others in new situations.
One of a series of books featuring friends Max and Millie. While Millie is excited about going to... read more

Tags: playgroup, separation anxiety, shyness

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The Tigon and the Liger
Author: Keilly Swift
Illustrator: Cosei Cawa
How this book may help: Encourages the child to see differences in a positive way, whether in themselves or in others, and shows the merits of diversity.
Tyler is a tigon. His dad is was a tiger, and his mum was a lion. But Tyler feels isolated by the... read more

Tags: adoption, being different, diversity, family, friends, prejudice, shyness

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