Questions and Feelings about... is a series which tackles tough topics in a sensitive way. The books are a perfect aid to help 7-9 year old children to open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope with emotionally challenging situations.
Death is a complicated topic, and it's never easy to discuss with children. This picture book from the Questions and Feelings About ... series uses child-friendly text and sensitively explains what happens when someone dies and provides starting points for how to deal with the grief process. It includes a helpful section with advice, practical tips, and activities for caregivers and teachers.
Dawn Hewitt is CEO of CHUMS, a Child Bereavement Trauma and Emotional Wellbeing Service based in Bedfordshire, UK. They are an independent social enterprise with over 45 staff and over 70 volunteers and they provide much needed help and support to children and young people who are dealing with grief and bereavement, amongst other issues. This book is a collaboration between Dawn and her colleagues at CHUMS.
This book is really good in not telling anyone what they should be feeling or doing - and normalises a variety of responses to grief. Most of all it encourages talking and sharing which will help both the children and the adult. The book is honest about death and recognises that different people, families and cultures deal with death differently and believe different things. There were prompts to ask the children how they felt at certain points in the book, and an exercise that could be completed at the end, along with more resources for children and parents.
For ages 4-8 years - an illustrated story to help young children understand what has happened. With Amanda's help, Little Tree learns to accept her new, changed self and to find other strengths inside herself. Chesworth's illustrations provide a magical backdrop to this moving story, inspired by a little girl the author met who had to undergo multiple amputations. 'Joyce Mills is a magical spellbinder who touches young and old alike.' --- CARL A. HAMMESCHLAG, MD, AUTHOR, THE DANCING HEALERS AND THE THEFT OF SPIRIT 'When I was... More info
A book that describes what it is like to feel frightened, as it is experienced by young children. Readers will identify with Mike Gordon's humorous and inventive depictions of this feeling, and be inspired by the various solutions on offer. Included at the end of the book are notes for parents and teachers *Author Bio:* *Brian Moses* is a poet and author of books for children. Formerly a teacher himself, he also writes resource books for teachers. When not writing at home, he travels to schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals throughout... More info
The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two mothers or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. Parr's message about the importance of embracing our differences is delivered in a playful way. With his trademark bold, bright colours and silly scenes, this... More info