Browse by tag: mother


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


Mum and Dad Glue
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Lee Wildish
How this book may help: Acknowledges the emotional challenges children may feel when parents divorce or separate. Reinforces the view that the child is not to blame and will continued to be loved as before, and sometimes it is not possible to 'fix' a problem. Explains that parents can sometimes live happily apart.
"My mum and dad are broken, I don't know what to do. My mum and dad have come undone, I need to... read more

Tags: divorce, father, mother, relationships, separation

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Mummy's Lump
Author: Gillian Forrest
Illustrator: Sarah Garson
How this book may help: Providing a reassuring and realistic account which may dispel some of the fears young children have about cancer, the treatments which are given for it and how it affects family life.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Jack and Elly's mum's diagnosis and treatment... read more

Tags: anxiety, cancer, doctor, health, hospital, illness, mother, operation, serious illness, terminal illness, treatment

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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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How Are Babies Made? (Flip Flap)
Author: Alistair Smith
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A good choice for a child who is curious about how babies are made, how they grow inside their mother, and what happens when they are born. It is factually accurate but also simple enough for very young children and is not sexually explicit.
This non-fiction picture book answers many questions a curious child may have about pregnancy and... read more

Tags: brother, facts of life, mother, new baby, 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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There's Going to Be a Baby
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
How this book may help: Prepares a child for the birth of a sibling, guiding a young reader through the excitement of pregnancy towards the birth of a brother or sister to love.
A little boy is told that there is going to be a baby and so begins a series of questions about... read more

Tags: brother, mother, new baby, sibling, sister

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The Scar
Author: Charlotte Moundlic
Illustrator: Olivier Tallec
How this book may help: This supportive and compassionate book would be an ideal tool to explain grief and loss to young children. A child who has lost a parent or other loved one may identify with the emotions felt by the boy in the story.
A beautiful and moving story about a boy whose mother dies after a long illness. It tenderly... read more

Tags: mother, loss, grandparent, death, bereavement, sadness, serious 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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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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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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Doing the Garden
Author: Sarah Garland
Illustrator: Sarah Garland
How this book may help: May encourage children to help at home and get involved with gardening by showing how much fun it can be.
This picture book provides a realistic view of a mother gardening with her children in an urban... read more

Tags: co-operation, environment, helping, mother, single parent

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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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Claydon Was a Clingy Child
Author: Cressida Cowell
Illustrator: Cressida Cowell
How this book may help: A light-hearted introduction to the concept of independence. May reassure a child who feels anxious about their safety when away from their parents.
Claydon was a very clingy child. He preferred to stay in the place he thought was the safest in the... read more

Tags: absence, anxiety, mother

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Wide Awake Jake
Author: Rachel Elliot
Illustrator: Karen Sapp
How this book may help: The young Jake finds it difficult to get to sleep and after many attempts eventually does get to sleep with his mum’s help.
Jake cannot sleep despite trying lots of different ways to lie down. So, wide awake, he goes... read more

Tags: fears, monsters, mother, nightmares

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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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I'll always love you
Author: Paeony Lewis
Illustrator: Penny Ives
How this book may help: Shows children that they are loved unconditionally by parents, even if they are naughty or things go wrong
When Alex Bear breaks his mum's favourite honey bowl he worries that she won't love him any more,... read more

Tags: love, mother

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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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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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My Gran has Parkinson's
Author: Virginia Ironside
Illustrator: Matthew Dodd
How this book may help: This book uses everyday settings and places to explain to young children what Parkinson's is and how it can affect people with the condition. Also available: My Grandad has Parkinsons's, My Mum has Parkinson's and My Dad has Parkinson's.
The gran in the story explains to her grandson what Parkinson's is, how it affects her brain and... read more

Tags: mother, grandparent, father, disability, Parkinson's

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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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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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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.

Mummy, Mummy, What's In your Tummy?
Author: Sarah Simpson-Enock
Illustrator: Linzi West
Publisher's summary: "A fantasy lift-the-flap book for children awaiting the arrival of a new baby brother or..." read more

Tags: mother, new baby

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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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