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  • 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...

  • Somebody Cares: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect

    Somebody Cares: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect

    by Susan Straus

    Somebody Cares explores the feelings and thoughts many kids have when they've had to look out for themselves or be alone much of the time. A useful book to read with a caring adult - such as a parent, foster parent, kinship parent, or therapist - Somebody Cares reassures children who have experienced neglect that they are not to blame for what happened in their family, and that they can feel good about themselves for many reasons. It takes time for kids to get used to changes in...

  • Stolen Girl

    Stolen Girl

    by Trina Saffioti

    Stolen Girl is a fictionalised account of the now universally known story of the Stolen Generation and tells of an Aboriginal girl taken from her family and sent to a children’s home. Each night she sings, and dreams of her mother and the life they once shared of sitting on the verandah of their corrugated-iron home, cooking damper and hunting goanna. But each morning she is woken by the bell to the harsh reality of the children’s home. Finally one day she puts into action her carefully crafted plan—unlocking the...

  • The Great Big Book of Families

    The Great Big Book of Families

    by Mary Hoffman Ros Asquith

    What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow - from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, from families with a disabled member to those with a mum or...

  • Who's Got A Normal Family?

    Who's Got A Normal Family?

    by Belinda Nowell

    A new children's picture book aimed at preschool and early primary children explores different family structures and makes clear they take many forms. This picture book, by Belinda Nowell and Misa Alexander, introduces Alex, a young boy who has a new foster sister. A bully at school tells Alex his family isn't normal so his mum takes a trip with him through the class photo to try to help him find 'a normal family'. 'Are we normal?' he asked. Mum gave Alex her brightest smile. 'Absolutely NOT... but why don't...

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