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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Life is like the wind

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Life is like the wind

    by Shone 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. Life is like the Wind focuses on the complexities around death, loss...

  • Ben's Flying Flowers

    Ben's Flying Flowers

    by Inger Maier

    "I'm never drawing happy pictures again." Day after day Emily draws pictures of dark clouds with rain, and houses with tiny windows and doors. She misses Ben so much. When Emily loses her brother after a long illness, she feels alone, angry, and very, very sad. With the understanding and support of her parents, Emily learns that it helps when she snuggles with her parents. It helps when she talks about her feelings and asks questions about Ben. And it helps when she does regular kid stuff, too....

  • I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs

    I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other Special Needs

    by Arlen Gaines & Meredith

    "What does it mean when someone dies?" "Why did someone I love have to die?" This book asks questions like these that a child might have about death before offering answers. It uses straightforward text, illustrations and a social story format to explain what death means specifically to children with ASD and other Special Needs aged 5-11. Death is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs....

  • It's Just Different Now

    It's Just Different Now

    by Linda Epsie

    A compassionate book which will help many children come to terms with their grief at parental separation. Written by an accredited grief counseller and educator.  *A book about children’s grief after separation and divorce* "A moving, compassionate and beautifully illustrated book…the simplicity of language used and the powerful colour and clarity of the illustrations is symbolic of an underlying truth – that pain faced boldly in the light of day eventually loses some of its ferocious intensity …its message has the power to touch us all." *- Dianne Mc Kissock OAM, relationship...

  • Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation: How Children (and Frogs, Dogs, Flamingos and Dragons) Can Use Yoga Relaxation to Help Deal with Stress, Grief, Bullying and Lack of Confidence

    Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation: How Children (and Frogs, Dogs, Flamingos and Dragons) Can Use Yoga Relaxation to Help Deal with Stress, Grief, Bullying and Lack of Confidence

    by Michael Chissick and Sarah Pea

    Frog, Dog, Flamingo and Dragon are all very upset - Frog has too many chores to do, Dog has writer's block, Flamingo is being bullied at school and Dragon's granddad has just died. Ladybird listens to their worries and comes up with a plan that will help them all - let's learn Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation! This beautiful picture book teaches an effective yoga relaxation technique that can be used anywhere and anytime to deal with a problem. Little Ladybird flutters from big toe to knee to thumb and...

  • Luna's Red Hat: An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide

    Luna's Red Hat: An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide

    by Emmi Smid

    It is a beautiful spring day, and Luna is having a picnic in the park with her family, wearing her Mum's red hat. Luna's Mum died one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. She feels that it may have been her fault and worries that her Dad might leave her in the same way. Her Dad talks to her to explain what happened and together they think about all the happy memories they have of Mum. This beautifully-illustrated storybook is designed as...

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