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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 […]


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 […]


Being bullied can be a confusing and scary experience. Sharing stories about similar situations can put a child’s mind at ease and help them find strategies and courage to deal with the bully.

Bedtime Problems

Bedtime can be a stressful experience for all involved. Sharing stories about bedtime can put a child’s mind at ease and make any worries or fears easier to cope with. After all, who doesn’t like a snuggle and a story before they go to sleep?


The world can be a scary place for small people. Reading stories about other children overcoming their fears and becoming confident can help to make the world a bit less frightening.

Feelings and Emotions

Feelings can be very confusing, especially for young children. They may find it hard to recognise what their feelings mean and don’t know how they should behave when they feel that way. Sharing stories about feelings just might help.

Body Image

Sometimes children are uncomfortable with the way they look, or the way other people see them, and as a result lose confidence. Sharing stories about children with similar feelings can put a child’s mind at ease and make the experience easier to cope with.

Bumps, Birth, Babies

The prospect of a new baby can trigger all sorts of questions from young children. Sharing stories about birth can put a child’s mind at ease and make the experience easier to cope with.

Dyslexia and Difficulties with Reading and Writing

For some children, reading is a pleasure. For some others, it is a chore. This can be particularly true for children who have dyslexia. Sharing stories about other children who struggle with their reading may help them to understand their difficulties.

Dare to be Different

It’s hard when you feel different to everyone else, but being different can be a good thing. Sharing stories about people who embrace their uniqueness may help children to enjoy their individuality.