Movember

November 2019 Movember is a campaign aimed at tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men. It helps to raise awareness of the importance of getting health checks and to get men talking about their mental health to reduce the stigma. Movember's aim 'BY 2030, WE AIM TO REDUCE THE NUMBER… Continue reading Movember

Domestic violence

Domestic violence can be difficult subjects to talk about, books talking about the topic can help explain to young children what happened and encourage discussions. Stories may make difficult transitions easier to cope with and to understand. Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvey Feelings - Jane Evans and Izzy Bean Another book from America, this one showing how… Continue reading Domestic violence

Cancer

Cancer can be difficult to explain or talk about to a child. Sharing stories about other children who's living with cancer or other children who's friend or family member has cancer can help support the child. I know someone with cancer - Sue Barraclough This book helps demystifies cancer and also helps children who are living with or know… Continue reading Cancer

LGBT+

A collection of helpful, celebrational and supportive books to explain LGBT+ to children, as well as teaching children that we are all different and to accept those differences. Useful for both children who may be part of the LGBT+ community and for children who are making new friends. My Princess Boy - Cheryl Kilodavis Dyson loves the colour pink and sparkly things.… Continue reading LGBT+

Friends & Friendship

Forming friendships and having friends is an enormous part of everyone's life. But what do you do when you move to a new place? How do you make friends if you are very shy? What if your best friend makes friends with someone else? At times like these, sharing a book about other children going through similar situations just might help.

Same Sex Parents

When they are very young, children believe they are the centre of the universe and everyone is like them. As they get older they learn that there are other people in the world and many of them live very different lives. These stories may help children recognise that there are many different types of families. Useful… Continue reading Same Sex Parents