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  • A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story

    A Different Home: A New Foster Child's Story

    by Kelly & John DeGarmo

    A sensitive picture book to help ease the anxieties of foster children aged 4 to 10 entering placement. In A Different Home, Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care. At first she is worried and has lots of questions. The new home is not like her old home -- she has a different bedroom, different clothes, and there's different food for breakfast. She also misses her family. When Jim and Debbie, her foster parents, answer her questions she begins to feel better and see...

  • All About Ben: Helping Children with Attachment Issues to Understand Their Feelings

    All About Ben: Helping Children with Attachment Issues to Understand Their Feelings

    by D Markham & A O'Donnell

    'When I am ready, I need you to talk to me and help me understand my feelings...' This reassuring story helps children aged 5+ with attachment issues to understand their feelings, open up to a caring adult and learn how to choose positive behaviours. Ben is made up of lots of different 'parts' - to name a few, he has happy, caring, angry, excited, hugging and yelling parts. Ben explains how all these parts are okay, and that a caring adult can help you to understand and manage...

  • I Am Extra Special: An IVF Story

    I Am Extra Special: An IVF Story

    by Belinda Messer & Rosie Luik

    I Am Extra Special: An IVF story is aimed at children aged 4-10 years and explains how they were conceived using IVF. It is a beautifully illustrated story book that is perfectly worded and engaging for little people and their families. This is the first children’s book in the series. The series was created as a tool to educate children through simple text and enjoyable illustrations about sometimes tricky conversations. They have written their first two books in 2014. *About Belinda Messer* A wife and mother of 3 children both...

  • Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

    Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

    by Jane Evans And Izzy Bean

    Kit Kitten lives with her parent Kizz Cat. Kit can't understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seems sad and faraway and others times is busy and rushes about. Kit is sometimes cold and confused in this topsy turvy world and needs help to find ways to tell others about the big, medium and small feelings which have got stuck inside. Luckily for Kit, Kindly Cat comes along. Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are distracted and emotionally unavailable to them. This storybook, designed for...

  • Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story

    Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story

    by Anne Braff Brodzinsky

    In this new edition of a classic in adoption literature, Mother Bird rises to meet the challenges of bringing up her baby bird against all odds and elements. When a storm scatters her nest, she is forced to think about how best to care for her precious baby bird, and faces the heart-breaking choice of either continuing to struggle on her own, or giving her baby to another family of birds, to look after him and care for him in their strong, secure nest. This beautifully illustrated book sensitively...

  • Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care

    Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster Care

    by J Levinson Gilman &K. O'Malley

    People tell me I'm no different than any other Tibetan Terrier, but somehow I must be different because I've had three homes. Being a pup in foster care is awfully confusing. What's Murphy do when he's taken away from his family and placed in a new home, with new people, new pets, and…new EVERYTHING?! As he moves from one house to another, Murphy begins to understand all his sad and angry feelings and finds ways to cope. Eventually, he discovers what it means to be a "good luck" dog as...

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