Tag Archives: children

Winter Reading Challenge 2018

Take part in the Winter Reading Challenge 2018! Read or listen to 4 library books, collect stickers and earn a certificate! There is no need to sign up, simply come into one of the participating libraries and tell them how many books you’ve read and they will give you a collector card and stickers – […]


Many children have a favourite toy, blanket or comforter that they are strongly attached to. They may find it worrying if it has to be washed, gets damaged or are told it is time to give the comforter up. Sharing stories about other people in similar situations may make things a bit more manageable.


Leaving your home and moving to a new place can be difficult – especially if you have to learn a new language as well. These stories about refugees might help children new to this country to settle in. They may also help children meeting refugees for the first time to understand the difficulties new arrivals may face.

Bath Time Battles

Bath time is not a fun time for some children. Sharing stories about bathing can put a child’s mind at ease and make the experience easier to cope with.

Bath Book Bed

You may remember that BookTrust ran a successful on-line campaign last year to help promote a good bedtime routine for children. Bath Book Bed was relaunched on 24th April and is proving very popular.  Part of the campaign is a new 16-page booklet available in hard copy or, if you prefer, to download.  The booklet features the celebrity […]

Autistic Spectrum

Autism can be hard to understand for children, parents, family and friends. Sharing stories autism can put a child’s mind at ease, make the experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.

Pre-School Education

Joining a nursery, playgroup or other pre-school setting is often a young child’s first big ‘solo’ adventure. Most children will look forward to the experience, but some will find it worrying. Sharing a book about other children’s experiences at pre-school can help to make things less worrying and get them excited about making new friends and having new adventures.

Working Parents

When mummies and daddies go to work, young children often wonder what they are doing – are they in an office, do they drive a truck, are they helping people? Some children also worry about who will look after them when their parents are away and if their mum and dad will come back home again. These stories may help to calm their fears.

Life With a New Baby

The arrival of a new baby means all sorts of adjustments for everyone in the family, especially for big brothers and sisters. Sharing stories about new arrivals in other families can put a child’s mind at ease and make the experience easier to cope with.

Books with Cats to Share

Many children are attracted to soft, fluffy things: their favourite blanket, teddy bears, daddy’s jumper, touch-and-feel books, the list is endless.  They particularly like warm, soft and fluffy and this often means animals. Whether or not you have pets at home, there are plenty of books around to introduce your youngsters to the animal kingdom.  This month we have […]