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Being the Best Me

A Big Hug Book


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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Worries are like clouds

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Worries are like clouds

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. Worries are Like Clouds compares worries to the weather, acknowledging that some...

  • A Book of Feelings

    A Book of Feelings

    by Amanda McCardie

    A Book Of Feelings: A warm, gentle book for young children who sometimes struggle to express what they're feeling. A Book of Feelings stars a brother and sister, Sam and Kate, and their dog, Fuzzy Bean. Sam and Kate know what makes them happy: cuddling Mum, reading a story with Dad, swimming, running and dancing... lots of things. But they don't feel happy all the time (nor does Fuzzy Bean), and in the course of the book we see them feeling grumpy, embarrassed, shy, nervous, frightened, sad and...

  • A Little Book About Me and My Pet

    A Little Book About Me and My Pet

    by Jedda Robaard

    This is a book about me and my pet. My pet is an important part of my family – here are all the reasons why! Use the photo frame provided to display your favourite photo of you and your special pet. Record all your pet’s antics in this beautifully illustrated record book. From your pets favourite food, to your favourite games to play together, this book is a unique record of you and your furry or feathered friend. *Author Bio:* *Jedda Robaard *is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer. Jedda...

  • A Secret Safe to Tell

    A Secret Safe to Tell

    by Naomi Hunter

    It happened when I was little, always when we were alone…but, sometimes he did things that worried me and made me feel strange on the inside…I thought games were supposed to be FUN. This is a gentle book that encourages children  to tell someone about any confusing feelings that they might be experiencing, as a way of HEALING. A book about a child who has an adult friend who makes her feel special. Sometimes a bit too special. His touching makes her frightened and confused. It is only when...

  • A Terrible Thing Happened - A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

    A Terrible Thing Happened - A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

    by Margaret M Holmes

    Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better. This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for...

  • ABC of Body Safety and Consent

    ABC of Body Safety and Consent

    by Jayneen Sanders

    The 26 'key' letters and accompanying words will help children to learn and consolidate age-appropriate, crucial and life-changing body safety and consent skills. Designed as a 'dip in and dip out' book, the text, the child-centred questions and the stunning illustrations will reinforce key skills such as consent, respect, body boundaries, safe and unsafe touch, Early Warning Signs, Safety Network, private parts, and the difference between secrets and surprises. Also included are Discussion Questions for parents, caregivers and educators. Suitable for children 4 to 10 years. *Also available by Jaynee Sanders* ...

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