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I'm not cute!
Author: Jonathan Allen
Illustrator: Jonathan Allen
How this book may help: Playfully addresses the way the very young often oscillate between wanting to be grown up and wanting to be babied.
In this delightful story, Baby Owl is fed up with his animal friends thinking he's cute and fluffy,... read more

Tags: growing up

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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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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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My Amazing Dad
Author: Ross Collins
Illustrator: Ross Collins
How this book may help: May be useful to explain to young children that all fathers are different and each one is good at different things. Introduces the concept of work and careers, and encourages fathers and sons to be proud of one another.
Snip the little crocodile has no idea what his dad does all day. All the other animals tell him... read more

Tags: comfort, father, growing up, love, relationships

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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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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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Billy and the Big New School
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: Allaying fears associated with starting school.
Billy is starting big school next day and is very nervous. He worries about all the things that... read more

Tags: school, growing up, bullying

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I Can Do It
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harker
How this book may help: May encourage children to persevere with tasks that they find challenging.
The books explains how everybody enjoys things they find easy, but it is harder to keep trying when... read more

Tags: growing up, independence, persistence

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Whay Do I Feel Scared? A First Look At Being Brave
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harkar
How this book may help: This non-fiction picture book explores what it means to be brave and defines bravery in many different forms (including standing up for yourself and others, and trying new things).
The book explains that bravery is a choice you make rather than something you are born with.... read more

Tags: anxiety, behaviour, being different, growing up, persistence, phobias

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Aunt Mary's Rose
Author: Douglas Wood
Illustrator: Leuyen Pham
How this book may help: An understanding of love and links across the generations, even when people are dead
Aunt Mary has a very special rosebush in her garden - she tells Douglas part of him can be found... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, grandparent, growing up, loss, love, sibling

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Bear and Me
Author: Ella Burfoot
Illustrator: Ella Burfoot
How this book may help: Patience/Growing Up/Friendship
A little girl and her teddy bear are so small they can't swim, fly or climb, but both know things... read more

Tags: growing up, friends, swimming

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Fly, Chick, Fly
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: Anxious children may be comforted by this book
A little owl refuses to fly. Her brother and sister have left the nest but there is a lot to fear... read more

Tags: anxiety, confidence, growing up

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Little Beaver and the Big Front Tooth
Author: Amy MacDonald
Illustrator: Sarah Fox Davies
How this book may help: For children with a 'wobbly' tooth
Little Beaver fears that without his big front tooth he will no longer be a beaver. He asks the... read more

Tags: anxiety, growing up, losing a tooth, teeth

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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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Tell Me What it's Like to be Big
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
Publisher's summary: "When Willa wakes up early one morning she tries to do things for herself. She soon has to ask her..." read more

Tags: growing up, independence

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