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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: A family is like a cake

    A BIG HUG BOOK: A family is like a cake

    by Shona Innes

    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...

  • A Little Book About Me and My Pet

    A Little Book About Me and My Pet

    by Jedda Robaard

    This is a book about me and my pet. My pet is an important part of my family – here are all the reasons why! Use the photo frame provided to display your favourite photo of you and your special pet. Record all your pet’s antics in this beautifully illustrated record book. From your pets favourite food, to your favourite games to play together, this book is a unique record of you and your furry or feathered friend. *Author Bio:* *Jedda Robaard *is a Melbourne-based illustrator and graphic designer. Jedda...

  • Baby on Board: A new baby is coming

    Baby on Board: A new baby is coming

    by Kes Gray

    A reissue of Kes Gray's first picture book for Hodder and Sarah Nayler's first ever picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in...

  • 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...

  • Celia and Nonna

    Celia and Nonna

    by Victoria Lane

    Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 4 + Celia and Nonna is a significant and heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents– and what happens when life changes. Grandparents ageing is a universal experience, yet it is rarely told in picture book form. In this story, young Celia finds a delightful and positive way to navigate this confusing time. The story invites kids to think about their grandparents’ ageing and may inspire them to simple activities such as drawing a picture for their grandma or granddad as...

  • Do You Sing Twinkle: A Story about Remarriage and New Family

    Do You Sing Twinkle: A Story about Remarriage and New Family

    by Sandra Levins

    A useful picture story book for sharing with children who are living with step families. Living apart from a parent can be a hard adjustment for kids. And, if that parent remarries and has stepchildren, things can get really confusing. Told from a young boy's point of view, Do You Sing Twinkle? sensitively addresses many feelings and questions that children may have while adjusting to remarriage and a blended family after their parents' divorce. An extensive Note to Parents by Jane Annunziata, PsyD, is included to help parents learn easy...

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