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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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Amazing Grace
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Caroline Binch
How this book may help: Inspiring children to achieve their full potential by believing that anything is possible. Promoting tolerance and acceptance and celebrating diversity. Boosting self-esteem and dealing with prejudice.
Grace adores play acting and dressing up as her favourite fictional characters. So when her teacher... read more

Tags: persistence, multicultural, gender, diversity, confidence, being different, prejudice

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This is Our House
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Bob Graham
How this book may help: Promoting tolerance, co-operation and acceptance. Celebrating diversity.
The story is set in an urban environment, in a playground surrounded by high-rise buildings. All... read more

Tags: co-operation, bullying, being different, diversity, prejudice, rudeness, sharing, tantrums

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The Great Big Book of Families
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: Highlighting the fact that families come in all shapes and sizes, this book celebrates diversity, explaining how every personal situation is different. It's a good book for debunking the traditional storybook myth that happy families usually consist of mother, father and two children. It highlights how different humans are in other ways too, from the hobbies they choose, through to the way they think and what they choose to cook and eat.
The key theme running through the book is that every family is different, and that's OK. It shows... read more

Tags: single parent, multicultural, mother, grandparent, foster, father, family, diversity, being different, adoption, wheelchair

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Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero
Author: Anne Cottringer
Illustrator: Alex T.Smith
How this book may help: A great choice for a child who wears glasses (the featured hero is bespectacled). It's also a good way to discuss prejudice with children, and to encourage them to look beyond outward appearance.
By day, Eliot Jones is a very quiet boy, who spends his days reading, feeding his goldfish and... read more

Tags: being different, diversity, glasses, prejudice

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Baby Sitter (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A good choice of book to set a young child's expectations of what it is like to spend time with a baby sitter. It may calm a child who is anxious about being apart from a parent.
Publisher's summary: "Will I like my babysitter? Will we have fun? How long will they stay? Reading this book with your..." read more

Tags: babysitter, diversity, father, single parent, teeth

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I'm the Happiest
Author: Anna Shuttlewood
Illustrator: Anna Shuttlewood
How this book may help: A lovely story which teaches children that the path to true happiness is to be content with what you already have. While all the other animals compete and compare, Racoon is happy to be himself.
While all the other animals are busy arguing over who is the best, only the Raccoon is happy for... read more

Tags: being different, confidence, diversity, friends, gratitude

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I'm Special, I'm Me!
Author: Ann Meek
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
How this book may help: Promoting tolerance, co-operation and acceptance and celebrating diversity. May help to boost a child's self-esteem and realise that being different isn't a negative trait.
Milo is sad as his classmates have different ideas to him about what roles he should play in their... read more

Tags: friends, diversity, confidence, being different, prejudice

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Do Unto Otters: A Book about Manners
Author: Laurie Keller
Illustrator: Laurie Keller
How this book may help: Encouraging young children to respect differences in others and act with kindness and politeness.
Mr Rabbit's new neighbours are otters, which makes him nervous. He has never met an otter before,... read more

Tags: relationships, prejudice, politeness, manners, helping, friends, diversity, co-operation

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Our Stripy Baby
Author: Gillian Shields
Illustrator: Paula Metcalf
How this book may help: Encourages children to accept the fact that everyone is different. This book may help a child who is struggling to come to terms with having a sibling with special needs.
The characters in this book are purple alien-like creatures with coloured spots on their skin. Zara... read more

Tags: new baby, family, diversity, disability, brother, being different, behaviour, sister

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Ready, Steady, Grow!
Author: Sophie Piper
Illustrator: Georgie Birkett
How this book may help: Describing to the very young positive things they can do to help their bodies grow strong and healthy. May also reassure a child eager to 'be grown up' that each day, little by little, they are moving towards this. Personal safety issues, healthy eating and good hygiene are also touched upon.
This delightfully illustrated picture book advises the reader to take positive steps to make sure... read more

Tags: hygiene, health, growing up, exercise, eating, dressing, diversity, diet, wheelchair

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It's Okay to be Different
Author: Todd Parr
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Reinforcing the view that being different is a positive thing.
From the same author as the animated TV show “Toddworld”, Todd Parr’s colourful and... read more

Tags: imaginary friend, diversity, disability, wheelchair

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The Animal Boogie
Author: Debbie Harter
Illustrator: Debbie Harter
How this book may help: Celebrating diversity, providing images of children of different ethnic backgrounds and wheelchair users.
Take a trip through the Indian Jungle with the animal boogie. A catchy tune and a CD accompany this... read more

Tags: multicultural, diversity, wheelchair

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Our Twitchy
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Highlighting that adopted children are loved unconditionally and differences between the child and the parent are not important.
Twitchy the young rabbit wonders why his parents don't hop as he does. Twitchy is shocked to find... read more

Tags: family, diversity, being different, adoption, relationships

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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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A Mother for Choco
Author: Keiko Kasza
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A good choice for adopted children living in a multi-cultural home. Promotes the view that being different from your parents is fine.
Choco is a liitle bird who lives on his own and wishes he had a mother, so he decides to go and... read more

Tags: mother, foster, family, diversity, adoption, multicultural

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Susan Laughs
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: Celebrating the similarities between disabled and able-bodied children. Encouraging acceptance and tolerance of differences.
This book is written simply, with only a few words on each page, relying heavily on the... read more

Tags: disability, diversity, wheelchair

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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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Everybody Matters: A First Look at Respect for Others
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harker
How this book may help: This non-fiction picture book introduces children to the concept of respect, fair treatment and anti-discrimination. It explains that you can earn respect by being polite, honest and by listening to others: qualities that will ultimately lead to making the world a better place.
An important part of the book explains how bullies often try to force people to respect them... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, diversity, manners, prejudice, relationships

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Invisible Isabelle
Author: Wendy Sefcik
Illustrator: Wendy Sefcik
How this book may help: This may encourage children to embrace their creativity and self-expression and not to succumb to peer-pressure and bullying.
Isabelle adored designing and creating clothes, so when she received a sewing box for her seventh... read more

Tags: being different, confidence, diversity, persistence, prejudice

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No, Baby, No
Author: Grace Nichols
Illustrator: Eleanor Taylor
How this book may help: A good choice for an older sibling to set expectations of what it is like to have a baby in the household. Featuring a multi-cultural family.
Baby is busy doing all the things babies love to do, like exploring the kitchen, chewing up... read more

Tags: sibling, multicultural, diversity, brother, sister

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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

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But Martin
Author: June Counsel
Illustrator: Neal Layton
How this book may help: Difference/Friendship/Fitting In
Four very different children arrive at school expecting an ordinary day but then Martin, the... read more

Tags: friends, diversity, being different, anxiety, school

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Jump!
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: One of a vibrant series of books (Crawl!, Jump!, Climb! and Run!) that focusses on children's love of movement.
Carol Thompson's wonderful illustrations reflect the struggles, achievements and sheer delight that... read more

Tags: deafness, disability, diversity, multicultural

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Witches and Fairies
Author: Eva Montanari
Illustrator: Eva Montanari
How this book may help: Children can sometimes form friendship circles which exclude others, which can be difficult for the children left on the outside. This book focusses on Clotilda, a little girl who doesn’t really fit into the group of fairies and group of witches she longs to play with.
Clotilda has to make do with watching them, or refereeing their races and battles. One night, the... read more

Tags: friends, diversity, confidence, co-operation, bullying, being different, prejudice

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Odd Bods
Author: Steven Butler
Illustrator: Jarvis
How this book may help: By celebrating the fact that every child alive is an ‘odd bod’, with their own set of idiosyncrasies which should be accepted as the things that define them. Nobody is perfect, and who would want to be anyway?
The story, written in rhyme, runs through an alphabetical list of children and their whimsical... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, confidence, diversity, gender, prejudice

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Introducing Teddy
Author: Jessica Walton
Illustrator: Dougal MacPherson
How this book may help: This book may strike a chord with children struggling with gender identity. There are also other clear messages: accepting people for who they are/celebrating diversity and encouraging children to share worries with friends rather than keep them bottled up.
Errol and Thomas the teddy bear are inseparable friends who play together every day. Errol notices... read more

Tags: being different, diversity, friends, gender, prejudice

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The Wolf Who Cried Boy!
Author: James O'Neill
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
How this book may help: Challenges preconceptions that may be associated with unfamiliar situations, and promotes tolerance of other ways of life.
On the outskirts of a village, there lives a pack of wolves. The villagers fear the wolves, and... read more

Tags: co-operation, diversity, fears, friends, prejudice

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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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"Oh, No," said Elephant
Author: A. H. Benjamin
Illustrator: Alireza Goldouzian
How this book may help: Helps a child to see that not everyone is good at the same thing. Individuals have different strengths, and everybody is good at something!
Elephant and his (smaller) friends are playing together, but Elephant is struggling to keep up with... read more

Tags: being different, diversity, friends, growing up, persistence, prejudice

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Elmer
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher's summary: "Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was..." read more

Tags: diversity

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Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale
Author: Karen Katz
Illustrator: Karen Katz
How this book may help: A good choice for an adopted child who was born overseas, or lives in a multi-cultural home
Publisher's summary: "An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author's own experience with her..." read more

Tags: foster, family, diversity, adoption, multicultural

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Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher's summary: "Nothing is sweeter, as everyone knows, than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes! All over the..." read more

Tags: diversity, multicultural

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Let's Talk: My Friend has Down's Syndrome
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Illustrator: Marta Fabrega
How this book may help: By inspiring and encouraging children to overcome barriers that can exist between children with Down's syndrome and their playmates.
Publisher's summary: "My friend has Down's syndrome is a sensitively written story about two children who meet at a..." read more

Tags: being different, disability, diversity, Down's syndrome, friends

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Manners in School
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: By encouraging children to behave in a thoughtful, polite and caring manner at school.
Publisher's summary: "The 'Manners' series shows children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their..." read more

Tags: behaviour, bullying, co-operation, compliance, diversity, friends, hygiene, politeness, prejudice, school, sharing

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Manners On Holiday
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: The Manners books show children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their daily lives. These stories help children to develop their social skills early in a fun and friendly way.
Publisher's summary: "In this story Peter and Sara are going on a summer camping holiday with their parents. At the..." read more

Tags: tidiness, table manners, swimming, sharing, rudeness, politeness, manners, hygiene, holidays, helping, health, friends, diversity, disability, compliance, co-operation, being different, behaviour, washing

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Snug!
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: A comforting board book that includes illustrations of a child wearing glasses and a wheel-chair user.
Publisher's summary: "What makes you feel snug? Is it being curled up in a blanket? Feeling safe in your cosy bed? Being..." read more

Tags: disability, diversity, glasses, wheelchair

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