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.
Love is a special and growing thing. It’s a little bit like a tree – a special magical tree – that you can climb up into, nest comfortably in its big branches and safely watch the world go by. Love can come in different shapes and sizes. Like a tree, love can grow and grow…
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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.
Have you ever wanted to be just like your mum? Well here is a story just for you! This little lion cub wants to be like his mother, and is keen to point out the similarities between him and his mum! But when it comes to certain things, there's no one just like Mum. A funny tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of mother love. Forget the flowers....the perfect gift for any mother, for any occasion. More info
In Why Am I Jealous?, Hugo feels left out when his friends start playing with other children. He feels angry and sad, could he be feeling jealous? What is jealousy? This book explores the effect of jealousy, the situations in which it arises and encourages children to think about what jealousy is and ways to stop feeling left out. Children will recognise the characters from the BBC TV Cbeebies series, What's The Big Idea?. The book is part of a series which introduces young children aged 4+ to philosophy... More info
Carol Gray's social stories have been found to be very effective in teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the stories in My Social Stories Book take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and wearing a safety belt in the car. These stories are written for pre-schoolers aged 2-6 and form a useful primer for non-autistic as well as autistic children. My Social Stories Book contains approximately 100 stories, and is illustrated throughout... More info