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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: The internet is like a puddle

    A BIG HUG BOOK: The internet is like a puddle

    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 Internet is Like a Puddle attends to the wonderful aspects of...

  • 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...

  • Alex and the Scary Things: A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

    Alex and the Scary Things: A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

    by Melissa Moses

    Alex is an alligator who has experienced 'scary' things. In this charmingly illustrated story, he talks about how this affects him and how he copes. By reading about the different parts of Alex that come out because of the scary things he has experienced, such as The Destroyer when he is angry, Spacey when he dissociates, and Puddles when he is sad, children will learn to recognise when they experience these emotions themselves and find solutions for overcoming them. Alex talks about the different coping strategies he uses to...

  • All for Me and None for All

    All for Me and None for All

    by Helen Lester

    Greedy gruntly has a lot to learn about sharing. A book about sharing for one and all! Gruntly is a hog—a ball hog, a snack hog, a treasure hog! He doesn’t share his toys with his pals and, in fact, helps himself to theirs! And when Gruntly finds out about Saturday’s treasure hunt, he can’t wait for the first clue so that he may be the one to find the treasure and keep it . . . all for himself. From the delightful duo that created Tacky the...

  • Beautiful Oops!

    Beautiful Oops!

    by Barney Saltzberg

    A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers...

  • Being Me: A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem (Hard Cover)

    Being Me: A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem (Hard Cover)

    by Wendy L Moss PhD

    This title speaks directly to the child or teenager about common issues such as recognizing confidence, being afraid of mistakes, comparing yourself to others, to help build their confidence and self-esteem. Uncluttered pages and use of clear headings, colourful diagrams and images makes it easy to read. If any child or teenager you are working with answers no to: Do you like being you? Do you have confidence in yourself? Do you believe that there are kids who can like you for who you are and want to hang out with you?...

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