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. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are tricky and encourage acceptance, problem solving and help-seeking as needed.
Cakes are made from many different ingredients to create something unique, delicious and amazing. A family is a lot like a cake. Families come in all shapes and sizes. They are the people who help us feel that we belong. Families give us help, support and love... even when we are apart from them. When we are with our family, we feel like we are home.
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Shona Innes is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Since the 1980s she have been helping children, teens, adults and other psychologists to deal with challenges that come their way.
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water safety and road safety but how do we teach 'body safety' to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and health professionals. The comprehensive notes to the reader and discussion questions at the back of the book support both the reader and the child when discussing the... More info
A book about feelings, for the very young child. How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. Sometimes you even feel surprised. Supreme artist and Children's Laureate Anthony Browne brings all his understanding and skill to bear in this exploration of emotion for very young children. This book will reassure and help them understand how they feel, using simple words and pictures. Every parent can feel "confident" that this is the perfect book. A companion volume to I Like Books and Things I Like, Anthony Browne's young... More info
A celebration of the strength that love can provide through the highs and lows of everyday life. On race-with-the-wind days, reach-for-the-sky days, sail-to-tomorrow days, and on the days I could fly! On those tummy-too-full days, I can’t-find-my-socks days, sometimes-I-forget days, and on the days when I cry . . . you hug me closer, squeeze me tighter, make things better, you’re always there. Beautiful illustrations by Robin Cowcher created in a limited colour palette make it a perfect gift for young and old. View extract More info