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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...

  • Help! My Feelings Are Too Big!: Making Sense of Yourself and the World After a Difficult Start in Life - for Children with Attachment Issues

    Help! My Feelings Are Too Big!: Making Sense of Yourself and the World After a Difficult Start in Life - for Children with Attachment Issues

    by K.L. Aspden

    Emotions can be complicated at the best of times. If something goes wrong right at the beginning of someone's life things can often feel painful and confusing. This book will help explain that there are always good reasons why a person feels the way they do. It will help you learn about emotions like anxiety, how you can live with these emotions, and how safe adults can help you build a calm, strong place inside yourself! Designed to help build emotional awareness, this book offers friendly support for children...

  • Hugless Douglas

    Hugless Douglas

    by David Melling

    Hugless Douglas will warm your heart: this is an adorable picture book about a bear called Douglas. He's a big bear with an even bigger heart and wants to share his love. When he wakes up one day needing a hug (we all have days like that) he sets about finding the right person for the job and yet no one quite fits the bill. I am reminded of the wonderful similarity to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and indeed, many nursery rhymes and fairy tales in which...

  • Mum and Dad Glue

    Mum and Dad Glue

    by Kes Gray

    An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents’ divorce by Kes Gray and Lee Wildish. A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not. Divorce is an unhappy fact...

  • Not Now, Bernard

    Not Now, Bernard

    by David McKee

    The perennial and well-loved classic picture book story about parents too preoccupied to notice their own child. Without doubt, all parents are sometimes (or often) guilty of ignoring the requests of their children for attention because the parents are trying to accomplish some (to them) important task. 'Not Now, Bernard' illustrates the folly of this policy and the disastrous consequences for both Bernard's existence and for a moster's self-respect.

  • Someone Who Loves You

    Someone Who Loves You

    by Steve Schuback

    This is the perfect book for the start of the new school year. Steven Schuback does it again with another confidence-inspiring story for young readers.  ‘Someone Who Loves You’ follows a young elephant on his first day of school, and the unique way his mother tells him that ‘someone who loves you’ is always close by. The story is catchy, and easy to read, together with lovable illustrations that seem to grab every emotion and tell a story of their own with their lifelike features and expressions. Thanks to purchases and...

  • The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

    The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness

    by Colin Thompson

    *The funny, touching story of an unlikely friendship from master storyteller Colin Thompson* George lives with his grandmother and a big empty space where his mother and father should be. One Friday on his way home from school, George visits the animal shelter. There, in the very last cage, is Jeremy, a sad dog who looks as lost and lonely as George feels. When Jeremy comes home to live with George and his granny, their whole lives change, and they learn that when it comes to love, its quality...

  • The House That Wouldn’t Fall Down

    The House That Wouldn’t Fall Down

    by Hollie Rankin

    *A Short Tale of Trust for Traumatised Children* This beautifully illustrated, therapeutic picture book tells the story of Ava the Elephant. Ava lives in a house where she doesn’t always feel happy and safe, but it is a house that Ava loves. One day Ava’s house falls down. Ava is a very determined elephant and sets out in search of a new home. She tries many different houses on her journey, but none seem quite right; none seem stable or safe enough to her. This storybook has been written...

  • The Invisible String

    The Invisible String

    by Patrice Karst

    Specifically written to address children's fear of being apart from the ones they love it teaches that people who love each other are always connected by a very special string, made of love. *The Invisible String *is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Teaching children that we aren't ever really alone and people who love each other are always connected by a very special string, made of love. Even though you...

  • The Runaway Bunny

    The Runaway Bunny

    by Margaret Wise Brown

    *No refund on this item: Was: $15.50* *Reduced by 20% - Now $12.40* The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures. The Runaway Bunny begins with a young bunny who decides to run away: "'If you run away,' said his mother, 'I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.'" And so begins a delightful, imaginary game of chase. No...