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There's a House Inside My Mummy
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Vanessa Cabban
How this book may help: Providing a reassuring introduction to pregnancy and child birth for the very young.
This rhyming book is narrated by a small boy, who describes his mother's pregnancy in a positive... read more

Tags: facts of life, brother, family, new baby, sibling, sister

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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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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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Tinysaurus
Author: Sheryl Webster
Illustrator: Jan Fearnley
How this book may help: May help a child who is feeling fed up about being the youngest and not being able to do some of the things an older sister or brother gets to do.
Tinyasaurus comes from a family of dinosaurs. He is the youngest but is fed up with getting told he... read more

Tags: brother, co-operation, emotions, family, sibling, sister

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Ever So Ever So
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Sarah Nayler
How this book may help: This book may help to explore disgruntled feelings between an older sister and a new baby arriving home. It is hard to accept the adoration and attention mum and dad are giving to new baby sister Susan.
A new baby coming home can be very difficult for the older sister to accept. Especially as mum and... read more

Tags: new baby, mother, jealousy, father, family, brother, anger, sibling

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Mine!
Author: Rachel Bright
Illustrator: Rachel Bright
How this book may help: A light-hearted way to introduce the concepts of sharing and co-operation to young children.
Twin girls Fifi and Frankie have very different tastes and preferences. While Fifi loves pink,... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, family, jealousy, politeness, sharing, sibling, sister

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Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine (Winstons Wish)
Author: Diana Crossley
Illustrator: Kate Sheppard
How this book may help: This activity book was devised to help bereaved children by offering a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings that inevitably follow the death of a loved one.
This beautifully illustrated book helps a child through the grieving process and allows them to... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, loss, love, sadness, terminal illness

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Help A Hamster: A Gentle Introduction To Adoption
Author: Hilary Robinson
Illustrator: Mandy Stanley
How this book may help: Encourages children to think about adoption, blended families and attachment through the parallel stories of the little boy Alfie, whose mother gave him up for adoption, and the baby hamster, Alfonzo, who is rejected by his mother and litter-mates.
When Henry the hamster arrives back at school after the holidays having given birth to four babies,... read more

Tags: adoption, family

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Grandma
Author: Jessica Shepherd
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A comforting (yet realistic) story of the relationship between a young boy and his Grandma who has dementia. Beautifully illustrated and sensitively written, this would be a great choice for any child who has a loved one who is suffering from dementia or is going into a care home.
Publisher's summary: "Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to..." read more

Tags: family, grandparent, illness, mental illness, serious illness, terminal illness

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Missing Mummy
Author: Rebecca Cobb
Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
How this book may help: This touching and beautiful picture book perfectly reflects the grief of a young child who has lost a parent.
"Some time ago we said goodbye to Mummy. I am not sure where she has gone." Written and... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, loss, love, mother, sadness, terminal illness

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Get Well Soon
Author: Charlotte Hudson
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Allaying fears children may have when a loved one is sick and needs to spend time in hospital.
Wobbly Fang comes down to breakfast one morning and wonders where his mummy is. His Daddy explains... read more

Tags: serious illness, relationships, operation, illness, hospital, family, anxiety, treatment

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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

Two of Everything
Author: Babette Cole
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Providing a starting point to encourage children to talk about divorce and separation. Reassuring them that they are not alone in their experiences, and parents can live happily apart.
Demetrius and Paula's parents can never agree about anything. The longer they live together, the... read more

Tags: separation, moving house, mother, marriage, father, family, divorce, single parent

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Grandpa's Boat
Author: Michael Catchpool
Illustrator: Sophy Williams
How this book may help: May comfort a child who has lost a grandparent. Gently reflects the ageing process and the passing of time.
After Grandpa's death, his beloved boat, The Periwinkle, is left unused by the quay. The boat is... read more

Tags: bereavement, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, terminal illness

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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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You're All My Favourite
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
How this book may help: Reassuring a child their parents love them and their siblings equally.
Three sibling bears start to worry that they can't ALL be "the most wonderful baby bears in the... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, love, new baby, sharing, sister

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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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Two Homes
Author: Claire Masurel
Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton
How this book may help: Highlighting that parents can live apart successfully and reassuring children that this situation does not mean that they are loved any less.
Alex has two homes – one where his Daddy lives and one where his Mummy lives. The homes are very... read more

Tags: divorce, family, separation, single parent

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The Heart and the Bottle
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
How this book may help: Children who have experienced bereavement or other loss may identify with the little girl in the book.
A moving book about love and losing someone you love. A little girl spends a lot of time with her... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love, sadness

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Where Did That Baby Come From?
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: The book reflects the frustration of the toddler in a sympathetic way at the presence of a new sibling and the pictures present plenty to talk about and laugh at with a young child as you go through the tale.
This book deals with the arrival of a new baby in the home of a toddler. It is written from the... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

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Topsy and Tim: The New Baby
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Belinda Worsley
How this book may help: A positive yet realistic view of what it's like to have a new baby sibling. Acknowledges that children often feel jealous when a new sibling arrives.
One of a popular series of books featuring boy and girl twins Topsy and Tim. Topsy and Tim the... read more

Tags: new baby, jealousy, family, brother

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I Wished for You: An Adoption Story
Author: Marianne Richmond
Illustrator: Marianne Richmond
How this book may help: Reflects the unconditional love felt between a parent and their adopted child. Explains common aspects of the adoption process. Reinforces the view that physical differences within a family are not important.
Barley the young bear snuggles up with his Mama and prompts her to tell him the story of how she... read more

Tags: love, foster, family, being different, adoption, relationships

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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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Happy Hector
Author: Polly Dunbar
Illustrator: Polly Dunbar
How this book may help: Helping children deal with sibling rivalry and sharing parental affections.
Hector is one of Tilly's toy friends, and loves being close to her. When Tilly's other toys decide... read more

Tags: co-operation, family, friends, sadness, sharing, sibling

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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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I Feel Jealous (Your Emotions)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Helping a child come to terms with feelings of jealousy, including sibling rivalry.
This book explores the emotion of jealousy from the point of view of a young child. It reassures... read more

Tags: family, emotions, friends, jealousy

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Every Second Friday
Author: Kiri Lightfoot
Illustrator: Ben Galbraith
How this book may help: This book may reinforce the fact that a parent's love for a child is constant regardless of circumstance. A child with parents living apart may identify with the children in the story.
This book tells the story of a father who lives separately from his children. Every second Friday,... read more

Tags: divorce, family, father, separation

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Granpa
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: John Burningham
How this book may help: A child who has lost a grandparent may identify with the little girl in the story.
A touching portrayal of the relationship between a little girl and her 'granpa', this book contains... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, family, grandparent, illness, loss, love, relationships

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Why Are You So Sad: A Child's Book About Parental Depression
Author: Beth Andrews
Illustrator: Nicole Wong
How this book may help: This book is written especially for a child who has a parent suffering from depression.
The book explains how depression is a problem with the way you feel, and that mums and dads don't... read more

Tags: mother, mental illness, illness, hospital, father, family, depression, anxiety, sadness

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A First Look at Adoption: My Parents Picked Me
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harkar
How this book may help: Provides an easy to understand introduction to the subject of adoption for young children.
This book is written by a Psychotherapist and counsellor and deals with the questions a child may... read more

Tags: adoption, being different, family, foster

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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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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

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Ringo the Flamingo
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Judith Blake
How this book may help: Shows how although unable to walk Ringo finds his own way in the world and how he helps others.
Ringo was born with his legs not working, his parents love him and look after him and he has many... read more

Tags: family, disability, bullying, being different

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The Perfect Baby
Author: Tony Bradman
Illustrator: Holly Swain
How this book may help: It may help an older sibling cope with the bringing home of a new baby.
When baby William was brought home from hospital he was not quite what his big sister Lucy was... read more

Tags: sibling, new baby, jealousy, family, brother, sister

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Our Baby Inside
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
How this book may help: A positive yet realistic view of what it's like to have a baby – explaining to children where they come from.
This engaging book uses half-page flaps to reveal how a baby grows inside its mother’s tummy. It... read more

Tags: brother, family, new baby, sister

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At Home (Why Manners Matter)
Author: Jillian Powell
Illustrator:
How this book may help: This book covers the important aspects of living with others under the same roof while also providing good examples of the little things that can make life much more agreeable for everyone. It is written in a language that children can easily understand.
The book touches upon a number of situations and issues important for living together: “Thinking... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, compliance, eating, family, manners, politeness, sharing, table manners, tidiness

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Grandma and Grandpa's Garden
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Gabriella Buckingham
How this book may help: A well-written and touching book about the death of a grandparent. This would be a good choice for a child who has lost a loved one.
Grandma and Grandpa loved their beautiful garden and spent many happy hours together tending it.... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, illness, loneliness, loss, love, sadness

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It's Not Fair!
Author: Anita Harper
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Children with a baby brother or sister may identify with this story, which acknowledges the advantages and disadvantages of being the older sibling.
The central character in this picture book (a young cat) feels that lots of things about having a... read more

Tags: brother, emotions, family, jealousy, new baby, sibling, sister

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The Grandad Tree
Author: Trich Cooke
Illustrator: Sharon Wilson
How this book may help: About the cycle of life and the endurance of love
When Vin and Leigh's grandad dies they remember how they used to play with him under the apple tree... read more

Tags: bereavement, death, emotions, family, grandparent, loss, love

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Big Day Out (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: A visually appealing book for young children which describes a typical family day out. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations may encourage them to talk about the experience and ask questions.
The book depicts a family (mother, father and a child who could be a boy or girl) getting ready for... read more

Tags: family

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Princess and the Castle
Author: Caroline Binch
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Step-Father Overcoming Fears
Genevieve, her mother and brother live in a little harbour-side house. Following her father's... read more

Tags: anxiety, bereavement, death, family, fears, loss

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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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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

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Martha in the Middle
Author: Jan Fearnley
Illustrator:
How this book may help: May help children who feel ignored or not special because they are the middle child.
Middle sibling Martha Mouse is fed up with being squashed between older sister Clara and little... read more

Tags: family, sibling

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How To Heal A Broken Wing
Author: Bob Graham
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A story about caring for others and being prepared to set them free to lead their own lives.
A little boy finds an injured pigeon and he and his mum and dad take it home to care for it. The... read more

Tags: family

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Lamb-A-Roo
Author: Diana Kimpton
Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw
How this book may help: A comforting look at adoption and accepting that you don't have to look alike and be the same to be loved.
Lamb wants a Maa and Kangaroo wants a baby. Lamb may look nothing like the other baby kangaroos... read more

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

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I Don't Want To Talk About It
Author: Jeannie Franz Ransom
Illustrator: Katherine Kunz Finney
How this book may help: For children whose parents are getting divorced
A little girl's parents tell her they are getting divorced, but she doesn't want to talk about it.... read more

Tags: anxiety, divorce, family

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Russell's World
Author: Charles A, Amenta III
Illustrator: Monika Pollak
How this book may help: A book about autism
This is the story of Russell and his family. Russell has autism and this book explains some of his... read more

Tags: autism, brother, family, sibling

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Finding A Family For Tommy
Author: Rebecca Daniel
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: To use with very young children on the topic of adoption and fostering.
Tommy needs a new family who will give him lots of love. Lift the flaps to see where he might find... read more

Tags: adoption, family

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The Most Precious Present in the World
Author: Becky Edwards
Illustrator: Louise Comfort
How this book may help: Adoption - loss, separation and belonging. May also support children who are asking questions and have mixed feelings about their adoption.
Mia wonders why her eyes are brown while her dads are blue, and why she has curly brown hair when... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, emotions, family

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Spark Learns To Fly
Author: Judith Foxon
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: Issues of foster caring and domestic violence
Spark and his little sister live happily with their parents until mum and dad start fighting. When... read more

Tags: anxiety, family, foster, violence

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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

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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

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Picnic in the Park
Author: Joe Griffiths
Illustrator: Tony Pilgrim
How this book may help: Demonstrates to children that there are lots of different kinds of families and that it's fine to belong to any of them, because being loved is the important factor.
Jason's birthday picnic introduces a range of guests showing lots of different family structures,... read more

Tags: family, single parent

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Josh and Jaz have three mums
Author: Heidi Argent
Illustrator: Amanda Wood
How this book may help: Adoption, Same Sex Parenting
Josh and Jaz are adopted by two mums and they worry that children in their class will laugh at... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, being different, family

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Mommy, Mama and Me
Author: Leslea Newman
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
A toddler spends the day with both its mommies, doing all kinds of lovely things. Emphasises the... read more

Tags: family

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Ladder To The Moon
Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng
Illustrator: Yuyi Morales
How this book may help: For children who feel saddened by the loss of a grand-parent and for strengthening family links
Suhailo wishes she could have known her grandma and one night her wish comes true. A golden ladder... read more

Tags: absence, bereavement, death, family, grandparent, loss, sadness

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Sometimes
Author: Rebecca Elliott
Illustrator: Rebecca Elliott
How this book may help: Children with siblings with long term illness
Toby's sister is very brave when she goes into hospital and Toby has to learn to be very brave as... read more

Tags: family, hospital, illness, love, serious illness, sibling, sister

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Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes
Author: Melanie Walsh
Illustrator: Melanie Walsh
How this book may help: A simple and comforting book about separation for very young children
The little girl in the story explains that her mum and dad don't live together any more, so... read more

Tags: absence, divorce, family, father, mother, moving house, separation, single parent

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Croc and Bird
Author: Alexis Deacon
Illustrator: Alexis Deacon
How this book may help: Children living in families to which they are not biologically related will enjoy a story that shows the ties of love to be stronger than the ties of biology.
Croc and Bird both hatch from eggs side-by-side and assume they are brothers. Alone on the beach... read more

Tags: family, brother, adoption, sibling

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My Big Brother, Boris
Author: Liz Pichon
Illustrator: Liz Pichon
How this book may help: Shows children that teenage siblings, although they spend more time with their friends and sometimes argue with Mum and Dad, will always love them and remain part of the family.
Little Croc has tons of fun with his big brother Boris until he starts spending more time with his... read more

Tags: relationships, friends, family, co-operation, brother, behaviour, sibling

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A Mummy for Owen
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: John Butler
How this book may help: Children who have lost a parent or experienced a change in circumstances, such as fostering or adoption, will relate to orphaned Owen and find comfort in his loving relationship with his adoptive mother, Mzee, a 130-year-old male tortoise.
For baby hippo Owen his brownish grey mummy is his whole world until one day the rains come and... read more

Tags: being different, adoption, death, emotions, family, foster, love, mother

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Hugh Shampoo
Author: Karen George
Illustrator: Karen George
How this book may help: Children who dislike having their hair brushed, washed or cut may identify with the boy in the story.
Much to the disappointment of his salon-owning and beautifully styled mother and father, Hugh... read more

Tags: co-operation, compliance, family, hair, hygiene, washing

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The Tunnel
Author: Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
How this book may help: Siblings frequently struggle to get along. This book will help brothers and sisters recognise the love that underlies their sometimes fraught relationship.
Rose and Jack do not like doing any of the same things and argue all the time when they are... read more

Tags: anxiety, brother, co-operation, family, friends, relationships, sister

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Two Nests
Author: Laurence Anholt
Illustrator: Jim Coplestone
How this book may help: How this book may help: For very young children experiencing the separation or divorce of their parents can be an extremely confusing and troubling time. This book provides an easily understood and reassuring picture of how family life can continue happily even if parents are living apart.
After a whirlwind romance two birds, Betty and Paul, find themselves raising a new chick in a small... read more

Tags: divorce, family, father, mother, moving house, separation, single parent

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Elephants Never Forget
Author: Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrator: Christiane Pieper
How this book may help: This book touches lightly on the themes of adoption, loss and integration.
A baby elephant is lost and alone in the forest, when a herd of buffaloes come along and take him... read more

Tags: adoption, being different, family

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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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Little Home Bird
Author: Jo Empson
Illustrator: Jo Empson
How this book may help: Encourages a child to appreciate that moving home, even if only temporarily, can be a pleasant experience, and subtly suggests some coping strategies for being happy wherever home may be at any one time.
Little Bird loves his home. He is happy there, and has all of his favourite things around him. But... read more

Tags: family, moving house, sadness

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Nurse Ted: A Children's Guide to Cancer
Author: Ffion Jones and Kerry Foster-Mitchell
Illustrator: Ffion Jones
How this book may help: This is a very useful text, written in a clear and concise way. It might help a child to understand some of the facts about cancer, its diagnosis and treatment. It could also encourage a child to talk about their emotions if they are experiencing a similar situation.
Nurse Ted works at the hospital, and enjoys helping people to feel better if they are unwell -... read more

Tags: cancer, doctor, family, hair, hospital, illness, injections, medicine, mother, serious illness, terminal illness

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The Teazles' Baby Bunny
Author: Susan Bagnall
Illustrator: Tommaso Levente Tami
Publisher's summary: "This colourful picture book for young children, aged two to four years old, tells the story of the..." read more

Tags: adoption, family, foster

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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

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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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Nutmeg Gets Adopted
Author: Judith Foxon
Illustrator: Sarah Rawlings
Publisher's summary: "This book tells the story of Nutmeg, a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother who go..." read more

Tags: adoption, family, foster

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We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families
Author: Todd Parr
Illustrator: Todd Parr

Tags: adoption, family, foster

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Was it the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids About Divorce
Author: Sandra Levins
Illustrator: Bryan Langdo
Publisher's summary: "Divorce usually changes many things in a young child's life, including family structure, lifestyle,..." read more

Tags: divorce, emotions, family, father, mother, separation

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