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Badger's Parting Gifts
Author: Susan Varley
Illustrator: Susan Varley
How this book may help: Providing comfort to children who have been bereaved. Explaining that grief can eventually give way to happy memories.
Badger is very old, and he knows that sometime soon he will die. He is not afraid, and is only... read more

Tags: serious illness, sadness, love, loss, death, comfort, bereavement, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5


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


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

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


The Bedtime Book
Author: Mandy Gurney
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How this book may help: Written by sleep expert Mandy Gurney, this book combines a gentle lullaby-like story with practical advice to help parents settle their children down to sleep.
The first few pages of the book are intended to guide parents through an effective bedtime routine,... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort, comfort object, nightmares

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Cry Heart, But Never Break
Author: Glenn Ringtved
Illustrator: Charlotte Pardi
How this book may help: A sensitive and honest portrayal of the death of a cherished grandparent, the book carries important messages about coping with the grieving process.
Four children live with their grandmother. One night, a black-cloaked stranger arrives at the door:... read more

Tags: bereavement, comfort, death, grandparent, loss, sadness, terminal illness

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

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

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

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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I Love My Cloth
Author: Amber Stewart
Illustrator: Layn Marlow
How this book may help: Helping a child to give up a comfort object in their own time.
Bean, who is a small rabbit, has grown big enough to do many brave and difficult things on her own.... read more

Tags: comfort, comfort object

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

The Last Noo-noo
Author: Jill Murphy
Illustrator: Jill Murphy
How this book may help: Encouraging children to give up dummies, soothers and other comforters in their own time. Reassuring children that reliance on comforters is not something to be ashamed of.
Marlon the little monster's granny is constantly scolding him for still having a dummy (which... read more

Tags: comfort, comfort object

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

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

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

Best Bear
Author: Emma Dodd
Illustrator: Emma Dodd
How this book may help: Great for any child that has a special bear to comfort them through the night as the book illustrates how together they can overcome a fear of the dark.
The little boy in this book is getting ready for bed having packed up his toys and climbed up the... read more

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

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

Noo-Noos
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: A fun bright rhyming text book about comforters.
Beautifully illustrated book showing a huge assortment of noo-noos (comfort objects) and their... read more

Tags: deafness, comfort object, comfort, dummy

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

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

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