Picture Books Library < Issues
Picture books that help young children cope with big issues and situations such as bullying, divorce, adoption and serious illness.
Books that explain adoption and fostering to young children, and support, inform and reassure adopted children who are struggling with transition, new concepts and feelings.
Picture books for children who have been affected by bullying or other violent/abusive behaviour.
Books that cover environmental issues and explains them in a simple way that children can understand.
Books which tackle the difficult subjects of bereavement and loss. Grieving children may find comfort or answers to challenging questions in the pages of these books.
Books which inform and comfort children who have parents (or other family members/loved ones) suffering from depression.
Picture books that gently explain the issues surrounding divorce and separation to young children, to help them get a sense of what’s happening.
Age-appropiate picture books aimed at young children who are curious about where babies come from.
Many children’s picture books still feature the traditional ‘nuclear family’. Our book library contains non-traditional family stories, including blended, single-sex and single-parent families.
Books for children who have a parent or other loved one in prison; which explain prison life and help children deal with the absence of a parent.
Books that inform children about the importance of personal safety and protection. Subjects include road and home safety and ‘stranger danger’.
Books which inform or comfort children who are seriously ill, or have family members or other loved ones suffering from a serious physical or mental illness.
The Happiest Kid
Charlie and the Dog Who Came to Stay: A Book About Depression
The Perfect Shelter
Coronavirus: A Book for Children about Covid-19
Ask First, Monkey!
Let’s Talk About the Birds and the Bees
A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help
The Fix-It Man
The Hospital Hoppities
The Day War Came
The Memory Tree
The Unstoppable Maggie McGee
Tilly’s At Home Holiday
And Tango Makes Three
The Garden of Hope
The Last Chip
What’s worrying you?
The Red Tree
A Safe Place for Rufus
What Happened to Daddy’s Body?
Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?
Minnie & Max are OK!
We’re All Wonders
Cry Heart, But Never Break
Space Alien at Planet Dad
The Great Big Book of Families
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
Good Little Wolf
Is It Because…?
The Bear and the Wildcat
The Lonely Tree
My Daddy’s In Jail
This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye
Help A Hamster: A Gentle Introduction To Adoption
The Copper Tree
Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World
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