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  • Love Your Body

    Love Your Body

    by Jessica Sanders

    My body is strong. My body can do amazing things. My body is my own. What if every young girl loved her body? Freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do, and help girls see that they are so much more than their bodies. *The first children’s book to depict stretch marks and cellulite.* When we show imperfections we erase the shame associated with them...

  • 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...

  • Making Mummy Better

    Making Mummy Better

    by Denise Scott

    A Child’s experience of postnatal depression. A wonderfully illustrated, large picture book telling the story of Sally, whose mum has had a new baby and is now suffering from post-natal depression. Written for 3-9 year olds whose mother is in the same situation, this book provides comfort and reassurance that, with help, support and time, their mum will also get better again. Denise Scott lives with her 2 children in Canberra in the A.C.T. She suffered antenatal and postnatal depression with her second child. Her work experience has included...

  • Mamma Has A Black Dog

    Mamma Has A Black Dog

    by Shannon Viertel

    This book aims to delicately explain from the perspective of a young child the impact of depression on an entire family. It uses the metaphor of a black dog to help explain the struggle that families face when dealing with depression. When the black dog starts following Mamma everywhere she goes, Momma doesn’t seem her happy self anymore. Find out how she learns to tame her black dog and find happiness again. *Author Bio:* Shannon is an Early Childhood Teacher and mother of three young boys. She resides in Brisbane,...

  • My Mummy's Brain is Sick

    My Mummy's Brain is Sick

    by Rhiannon Baker

    Elijah’s mummy has a sick brain. She suffers from mental illness, which makes her feel very sad and scared sometimes even when she doesn’t need to be. Mummy cries some days; other days, she says her brain is very loud. There are times when Elijah’s mummy sleeps too much, which annoys him since he wants her to come out and play. Elijah knows, though, that Mummy’s brain is sick, so he tries to understand the medication and hospital visits—although he gets scared that she’ll have to stay in the...

  • Not Today, Celeste!: A Dog's Tale about Her Human's Depression

    Not Today, Celeste!: A Dog's Tale about Her Human's Depression

    by Liza Stevens

    Celeste thinks she is the happiest dog in the world. But when she notices something different about her human, Rupert, she wonders if things will ever be the same again. Charmingly illustrated, this heart-warming story for children aged 3+ reflects some of the feelings and experiences that a child whose parent or carer has depression may face. When it comes to periods of low mood in a parent or carer, children can often feel that they are to blame, or even that the parent doesn't love them anymore. The...

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