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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

    Ben's Flying Flowers follows Emily as she tries to overcome her grief following her brother's death. As time passes, Emily finds a way to remember her brother and grows to understand that although Ben has died, her happy memories of him can continue to live on.

  • Chasing Shadows

    Chasing Shadows

    by Corrine Fenton

    Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 5 + Beth is a young girl whose mother has recently died (evident only in the illustrations of photographs of her mother and a wreath hanging on the front door.) Since her mother died, Beth has been sad and depressed and will not talk. Beth’s father buys a puppy, thinking it will help, but from the time he brings Patches home, Beth seems disinterested. Sometimes she appears to be watching him, but her life is full of shadows, the memories of her mum...

  • Finn's Feather

    Finn's Feather

    by Rachel Noble

    Finn knows his brother is gone. But he also knows that Hamish sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep. Finn runs to shows his mother the feather from Hamish, but she only gives him a big hug. In school, Finn’s teacher responds similarly. Why isn’t anyone as excited as he is? Finn sits quietly, cradling the beautiful, amazing feather. “Why did Hamish give it to you?” asks his friend, Lucas. “Maybe he wanted to say hi?” wonders Finn. “Maybe,” Lucas says, “Hamish wanted you to have fun...

  • Goodbye Mr Muffin

    Goodbye Mr Muffin

    by Ulf Nilsonn

    “I’ve had it good, better than most: a very clever and kind wife, a little blue house with its own letter box, six furry little children …” In his youth, Mr. Muffin was a strong guinea pig who could carry a whole cucumber on his back. Now old, grey and tired, he looks back on his life. Then one Wednesday morning, he feels a sharp pain in his stomach … This picture book is for ages three and up. It tells the touching story about the death of...

  • 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....

  • I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: a Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

    I Wish I Could Hold Your Hand: a Child's Guide to Grief and Loss

    by Pat Palmer

    A best friend has moved away... Dad no longer lives with the family... A favourite relative or pet has died. Loss is painful for everyone -- but can be especially traumatic for children. This warm and comforting book gently helps the grieving child understand his or her feelings - from denial and anger to guilt and sadness - and learn to accept and deal with them in healthy ways. Expressive illustrations. Pat Palmer wrote the bestselling 'Liking Myself' & 'Mouse Monster & Me' (many thousands of each sold...

  • Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?: Explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand

    Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?: Explaining (sudden) death in words very young children can understand

    by Elke Barber

    This honest, sensitive and beautifully illustrated picture book is designed to help explain the concept of death to children Written in Alex's own words, it is based on the real-life conversations that Elke Barber had with her then three-year-old son, Alex, after the sudden death of his father. The book provides reassurance and understanding to readers through clear and honest answers to the difficult questions that can follow the death of a loved one, and carries the invaluable message that it is okay to be sad, but it is okay...

  • 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...

  • Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine: Your Activity Book to Help when Someone has Died 2ed

    Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine: Your Activity Book to Help when Someone has Died 2ed

    by Diana Crossley

    Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine offers practical and sensitive support for bereaved children. Beautifully illustrated, it suggests a helpful series of activities and exercises accompanied by the friendly characters of Bee and Bear. This book offers a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings which inevitably follow when someone dies. It aims to help children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief, whilst finding a balance between remembering and having fun. This book is a useful companion in the present, and will...

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