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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


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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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

Going to Nursery
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: Allaying fears about starting playgroup or nursery and being absent from a parent.
Anna wasn't big enough to go to school (or work!) but her Mummy said she was getting too big to... read more

Tags: friends, growing up, nursery, playgroup, separation anxiety

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My Daddy's Going Away
Author: Christopher MacGregor
Illustrator: Jerry Pyke
How this book may help: A comforting and reassuring little book for children with temporarily absent fathers.
This book has been written in rhyme from a child's perspective. The illustrations depict a family... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, separation, father, family, absence, single parent

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Dear Daddy
Author: Philippe Dupasquier
Illustrator: Philippe Dupasquier
How this book may help: Reassuring children that they are loved despite the fact that a parent sometimes needs to be absent for extended periods. Acknowledging separation anxieties and sadness children may experience when a parent is away from home.
A young girl writes to her father who is absent on board a ship on which he works. She relates... read more

Tags: absence, father, relationships, separation, separation anxiety

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My Mum Goes to Work
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: David Milgram
How this book may help: May help to reassure a child that all is well when a parent goes to work.
The little boy in the story explains that his mum goes out to work, but he knows she still loves... read more

Tags: absence, mother, separation anxiety, single parent

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Nursery (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A good choice of book to set a child's expectations of what happens at a nursery or playgroup. For children already attending, the simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about their experiences there.
The book depicts some typical scenes from a day at nursery: getting ready, arriving at the... read more

Tags: nursery, playgroup, separation anxiety, wheelchair

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Beegu
Author: Alexis Deacon
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A story for anyone who has ever felt lonely, lost and unloved
Beegu's spaceship is stranded on earth and she is lost and alone. She meets lots of strange... read more

Tags: anxiety, being different, diversity, friends, loneliness, sadness, separation anxiety

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

Was It the Chocolate Pudding - A Story for Little Kids About Divorce
Author: Sandra Levins
Illustrator: Bryan Langdo
How this book may help: This is a story about divorce. It provides information which will be useful to parents and families everywhere.
When a little boy's parents divorce, he worries that it might be because he and his brother smeared... read more

Tags: anxiety, divorce, family, separation, separation anxiety

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

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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Dennis Duckling
Author: Paul Sambrooks
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: Fostering/Adoption
Dennis Duckling and his little sister can no longer be looked after by their own parents and need... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, family, fears, foster, friends, sadness, separation anxiety

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

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

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

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

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

Little Princess - I Want My Mum
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher's summary: "All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little..." read more

Tags: anxiety, fears, mother, separation anxiety

Average reader rating: No readers have reviewed this book yet.

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