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  • All Birds Have Anxiety

    All Birds Have Anxiety

    by Kathy Hoopmann

    Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows, and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colourful images and astute explanations to explore with gentle humour what it means to live with anxiety day-to-day, and how to begin to deal with it. Following the style of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, wonderful colour photographs express the complex and difficult...

  • Big and Me

    Big and Me

    by David Miller

    Big and Small are machines that work together as a team, But some days Big goes a bit wobbly, and I get a lot worried. Through the book Big malfunctions in a variety of ways and Small tries to help with the assistance of The Boss, Mechanic and Tools. A metaphor for a child living with an adult who suffers from mental illness. Age 7+ Hardback book *David Miller* was born in Sydney during the second World War. This is his fourteenth picture book and the fifth that he has written....

  • Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children

    Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children

    by Tricia Riordan

    Much research has been done into the benefits of touch for children. Touch can relax a child’s mind and body, increase their attentiveness and boost the immune system, among many other benefits. Calm Kids—Massage Stories For Children has been developed with a child’s language in mind. Storytelling is a wonderful method of communicating with children during massage. The 50 easy to use massage stories in this book offer children the opportunity for individual attention which can enhance a child’s awareness of being loved, respected and safe which in turn boosts self-esteem. It...

  • Can I Tell You About Depression?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    Can I Tell You About Depression?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

    by Christopher Dowrick

    Meet Julie – a woman who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression. *Contents:* 1. Introducing myself. 2. What it feels like when I'm depressed. 3. What I think about when I'm depressed. 4. What I do when I'm...

  • Danny and the Blue Cloud: Coping With Childhood Depression

    Danny and the Blue Cloud: Coping With Childhood Depression

    by James Foley

    Danny was born under a blue cloud. He didn't know why, but sometimes the cloud made him cry. Some days he didn't want to get out of bed. Some days he was one big GROWL! With the help of Barnaby the rabbit, Danny learns to think more helpful thoughts, feel better about himself, and dance his way into a better mood! He practices Barnaby's "Feel-Good Rules" until his cloud turns lighter and brighter. Eventually, Danny learns that he has the power to turn even the biggest, bluest cloud...

  • Even Mummy Cries

    Even Mummy Cries

    by Naomi Hunter

    A gentle book reassuring children they are not to blame for any sadness experienced by their parents. They are always loved and treasured. It also encourages parents to openly express their sadness with their kids without feeling guilty or shame. Our mummy says she loves us MORE than a GAZILLION BILLION TRILLION plus INFINITY. She says that we are the CLEVEREST kids that she has ever known. Then sometimes we notice our mummy feeling sad. Our mummy’s sadness EXPLODES, and she cries. It feels strange … and a bit...

  • Hugo Learns to Trust Again with CD

    Hugo Learns to Trust Again with CD

    by YouthLight

    Hugo is a young playful Chimpanzee who loves living and playing with other chimps in the forest. All is wonderful until one day some traumatic events happen that would change his life. At first, he fears that his home is being destroyed by mysterious looking creatures. Then, his momma is tragically killed and he is captured. Hugo is terrified and not sure what will happen to him next. He is finally rescued. But Hugo is still noticeably affected by what he has experienced. Then he meets a special...

  • 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,...

  • 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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