This captivating picture book is a thought-provoking exploration of a young boy's bad mood and how it takes hold of him.
Books that encourage children to behave well. Some books in this collection provide children with strategies to improve undesirable behaviour. Others acknowledge that sometimes this is a challenge!
A collection of picture books about tantrums, anger and frustration, which can sometimes lead to aggressive behaviour.
Books that encourage children to play together in harmony, to share and to co-operate. Some books talk about sibling rivalry: squabbles and fights between brothers and sisters.
A useful collection of picture books that gently encourages a child to listen well and co-operate with others.
Picture books which promote good manners and politeness, highlighting the importance of saying please and thank you, being considerate to others and having good table manners.
Books which either encourage children to tell the truth, or explain the negative effect that lying can have on others.
Books to encourage children to help out around the house. Children who are reluctant to help out, or keep their toys and bedrooms tidy, sometimes need a gentle reminder that helping can be a lot of fun!
This quirky and empowering story of the friendship between a girl and a rapidly-growing sea creature contains lots of helpful messages about the importance of kindness and perseverance, standing up for your beliefs and protecting the environment. It also acknowledges how difficult it is for children to leave their family home.
Children who have had a difficult start in life, who are finding it hard to adapt to life within a new family, may benefit from this book. Children in other situations who are struggling with emotional and behavioural issues may identify with Rosie in the book, and, with the guidance of a parent or other trusted adult, may be able to take the first steps to improving their situation.
Inquisitive children who love to help will engage with Edie. They will be able to relate to her, and understands what she is doing. Furthermore, readers can be encouraged to look closely at the pictures, to see how any help Edie is giving might be received, and to think of ways in which their own helping strategies might be improved. This book affectionately explains a child’s thought processes, and reminds the adult reader that perhaps what might sometimes be seen as “naughtiness” is often just a small person’s way of helping.