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  • 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...

  • Can I Tell You About Adoption?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

    Can I Tell You About Adoption?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

    by Anne Braff Brodzinsky

    Meet Chelsea - a young girl who was adopted. Chelsea invites you to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who were also transracially adopted. Chelsea and her friends help children understand what it means to be adopted, the experiences and challenges that follow the adoption process, and how they can help. Accessible and informative, this illustrated book is an ideal introduction to adoption for children aged 7+ and is a great tool for encouraging discussions for families, teachers and professionals working with...

  • I Am Extra Special: 21st Century Guide to the Birds and the Bees

    I Am Extra Special: 21st Century Guide to the Birds and the Bees

    by Belinda Messer

    *Publish date: *March2015 The 21st Century Guide to The Birds and the Bees was carefully written to be suitable for all families to read with their children. Included: natural conception, IVF, surrogacy and donor’s, fulfilling the space in the ‘how a baby is made’ book market and going that step further into the 21st century of how babies are conceived. Through beautiful illustrations and engaging content children will be entrusted with the knowledge of how all the different types of conception occur. They will have a basic understanding of pregnancy...

  • 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...

  • 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...