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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: The playground is like the jungle

    A BIG HUG BOOK: The playground is like the jungle

    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 Playground is like the Jungle was written with a view...

  • A Hot Cup of Chocolate

    A Hot Cup of Chocolate

    by Rose Stanley

    A heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty and lots of hot chocolate! Johan’s thinks that most problems can be solved by having a ‘magical’ cup of hot chocolate. He has a happy home, which he shares with Mum, Dad and his little sister Lani. But Johan’s friend Henry has a lot going on in his life and Johan finds out that being a supportive friend requires plenty of cups of hot chocolate … and a whole lot more. It is one of three thoughtful, entertaining and beautifully illustrated books that...

  • Clancy The Courageous Cow

    Clancy The Courageous Cow

    by Lachie Hulme

    This story is about inclusion, that maybe difference is not deficit but simply provides a wealth of strengths and capacities that can be shared for the good of us all. This insightful take on difference is expressed by young author Lachie Hume who at 12 years old wrote this story for a school project which was eventually published. Winner of two national awards this story Clancy the Courageous Cow is a fun story about being different and about getting along.

  • Cliques Just Don't Make Cents!

    Cliques Just Don't Make Cents!

    by Julia Cook

    Penny tries to hang with the Coin Clique but she usually feels left out. The other coins, especially Quarter and Half Dollar are best friends, do everything together and tell Penny she isn’t worth much. Then one day Penny lands in a pocket with the beautiful, gold dollar coin. Dollar is different from the silver coins too and she starts to teach Penny how special and valuable she really is. With Dollar's help, Penny learns to feel as shiny on the inside as she looks on the outside. Cliques Just...

  • Debra the Different Zebra

    Debra the Different Zebra

    by Steve Schuback

    Steven Schuback does it again with another confidence-inspiring story for young readers, encouraging children to be proud of who they are. ‘Debra is a Zebra, but different to the rest. Instead of liking black stripes on white, she thinks white stripes on black are best. Debra is a little bit different, and she stands out from the crowd. But is different a reason to be ashamed, or is different a reason to be proud? With colourful fun illustrations and rhyming test, this book will capture your child’s imagination and help...

  • Friends

    Friends

    by Eric Carle

    Once there were two friends who were always together . . . But one day, the boy was all alone.  His friend was gone. When a beloved playmate moves away, it can be painful for the child who is left behind.  But the plucky boy in this upbeat story makes up his mind to find his missing friend.  Young readers will cheer him on his quest, as they respond to the humour and fantasy of the story and the poetic imagery of the illustrations.  And they will...

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