Browse by tag: illness


Topsy and Tim: Go to the Doctor
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Belinda Worsley
How this book may help: Introducing young children to what happens on a typical visit to the doctor. Provides a positive description of taking medicine.
One of a popular series of books featuring boy and girl twins Topsy and Tim. Tim doesn't want... read more

Tags: doctor, health, illness, treatment

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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 Copper Tree
Author: Hilary Robinson
Illustrator: Mandy Stanley
How this book may help: This book approaches the difficult subject of grief with sensitivity and sound judgement. The perfect story for children who have lost a much-loved figure in their life.
The story begins with a class of young children being told that their teacher, Miss Evans, is ill.... read more

Tags: bereavement, cancer, death, emotions, illness, sadness, treatment, wheelchair

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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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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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Topsy and Tim Have Itchy Heads
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Jean Adamson
How this book may help: Introducing the concept of head lice and the procedures that are commonly used to treat them.
Topsy and Tim come home from school with head lice ('nits'). Mummy gets some lotion from the... read more

Tags: illness

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Maisy Goes to Hospital
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
How this book may help: Introducing young children to hospital treatment.
This book is part of a collection of stories about Maisy, a young mouse. Lucy Cousin's bold and... read more

Tags: hospital, illness

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Rachel Has Eczema
Author: Jenny Leigh
Illustrator: Woody Fox
How this book may help: Informing young children about eczema and how it is commonly treated. Acknowledging the emotional and physical distress some children with skin conditions may experience and providing a positive outcome at the end of the story.
Rachel Rhino and her family have just moved house and are having lunch with the Frog family, their... read more

Tags: illness, health, eczema, treatment

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Don't You Feel Well, Sam?
Author: Amy Hest
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
How this book may help: Encouraging children to take medicine (the bear in the story is very reluctant to take his at first, but his mother's love and patience wins through in the end).
When little Sam Bear develops a cough at bedtime Mrs. Bear brings cough medicine to him, but Sam is... read more

Tags: health, illness

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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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Why Am I So Tired?: A First Look at Childhood Diabetes
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harker
How this book may help: Helps children to understand that with a little care, anyone with diabetes lead a normal life. It may demystify the causes, symptoms and treatment of diabetes for young people who are either diabetic themselves or have friends or family with the condition.
This pleasantly illustrated book uses simple language to describe the symptoms and treatment of... read more

Tags: being different, illness, needles, treatment

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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Mark Teague
How this book may help: May encourage children who are reluctant to go to the doctor or take medicine to co-operate. Promotes good hygiene practices and contains suggestions for things children can do to look after themselves when they are ill.
The poorly life-size dinosaurs in this simple rhyming tale demonstrate the things they can do to... read more

Tags: illness, health, doctor, co-operation, medicine

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Hospital (First Time)
Author:
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: Shows what to expect in a hospital environment.
The book shows lots of different children experiencing treatment and interaction with nurses and... read more

Tags: doctor, health, hospital, illness, needles, operation, treatment, wheelchair

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Doctor Monkey
Author: Felix Hayes
Illustrator: Hannah Broadway
How this book may help: This would be a great choice for a child who is poorly to read in bed.
Best friends Monkey and Robot live in a house together. One morning, Robot has a headache, a runny... read more

Tags: co-operation, friends, illness

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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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Gentle Willow
Author: Joyce C Mills
Illustrator: Cary Pillo
How this book may help: This is a book for children with a terminal illness and it also offers support to families, siblings and friends of these children.
Amanda Squirrel and her friend live in the forest and are especially fond of the willow tree. But... read more

Tags: loss, illness, death, bereavement, terminal illness

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A Day with the Animal Doctors
Author: Sharon Rentta
Illustrator: Sharon Rentta
How this book may help: Understanding what a trip to hospital might involve told with gentle illustrations and humour.
Terence the tapir accompanies his mum to work as a doctor. He visits lots of different wards,... read more

Tags: hospital, illness, operation

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Freddy Meets Ginger: The Fox Who Was Allergic to Eggs
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This is a gentle and informative picture book for young children about severe food allergy and anaphylaxis.
Freddy the mouse meets Ginger Fox, who is severely allergic to eggs. This means he can't eat or... read more

Tags: medicine, injections, illness, health, friends, food allergies, doctor, needles

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Freddy Meets Nutmeg: The Squirrel Who Was Allergic to Nuts
Author: Josie Warburton
Illustrator: Josie Warburton
How this book may help: This is a gentle and informative picture book for young children about severe food allergy and anaphylaxis.
Freddy the Mouse meets Nutmeg, a squirrel who is severely allergic to nuts. Even touching a nut... read more

Tags: food allergies, friends, health, illness, injections, needles

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Asthma (Talking It Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Frances Cony
How this book may help: This book contains lots of information about the causes, symptoms and treatment of asthma. It is positive and realistic in style.
The book opens by emphasising that asthma is not catching. It describes some of the causes... read more

Tags: asthma, doctor, eczema, health, illness, medicine, pet

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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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Lunch Boxes (Talking It Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Chris O'Neill
How this book may help: Many different kinds of food and ways of eating healthily are shown to be fun and interesting. Diabetes, food allergies and vegetarianism are considered alongside broader concerns such as limiting sugary and fried food.
It is lunchtime at school and we see inside the lunch boxes of several children who all eat... read more

Tags: co-operation, eating, food allergies, illness

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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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Who's Poorly Too?
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan

Tags: illness

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Have Chickenpox (Topsy & Tim)
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Jean Adamson

Tags: illness

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Lucy's Picture
Author: Nicola Moon
Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe
Publisher's summary: "Lucy wants to make a picture for her grandpa, but she doesn’t want to use the brightly coloured..." read more

Tags: health, grandparent, disability, blindness, illness

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My Visit to the Doctor
Author:
Illustrator: Rebecca Finn
How this book may help: A positive and appealing board book which will explain some simple facts about illnesses and doctor's visits to very young children.
Publisher's summary: "This reassuring book about going to the doctor for the first time is designed especially for..." read more

Tags: doctor, illness, medicine

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Spotty Dotty
Author: Miriam Moss
Illustrator: Joanna Mockler
How this book may help: An entertaining story to comfort a child who is ill with chicken pox
Publisher's summary: "Tilly loves spots! Any sort of spots! So when her twin brother, Toby, gets chickenpox, Tilly thinks..." read more

Tags: illness, sibling

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