This picture book acknowledges that not every child is able to go on holiday and shows that it is possible to have fun at home for free with a little bit of creativity and imagination.
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, cohabiting couple families, or children living with grandparents. We also have lots of books about adoption and fostering
This powerful story about a family's forced migration to a new country gives children the chance to empathise with people in difficult circumstances. It promotes greater understanding and respect for those with different origins and cultures. Children who are refugees themselves may recognise something of their own story here.
This book helps explain to children why a parent must sometimes temporarily leave their family in order to work; it acknowledges the challenges associated with having an absent parent, while remaining positive; the book provides the child with coping strategies to help them through a period of absence.