Helpful books

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Below, is a selection of books on various topics associated with children’s emotions and mental health. We have some of these books in school but also many are available as a You Tube audio book.

These books can be a useful starter to help children talk about their feelings.

If there is a specific topic you are looking for please contact Mrs S Sykes or Mrs Swindlehurst in school who might be able to point you in the right direction.

The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside

Simple picture book about a girl who has a lot of worries and how someone came along to help her.

What to do when you worry too much by Dawn Huebner

This is a workbook about how to overcome worries with activities to complete.

My Many Coloured days Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.

A simple story book about different feelings and the colours that go with each feeling.

Angry Arthur by Hiawyn Oram

This is the funny story of Arthur who gets very angry and causes chaos in his house, his town and the world. This book can uses as a useful starting point for talking about anger.

When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

A simple picture book about Sophie, who gets really angry after a little fall out with her sister.

The Bad Mood by Moritz Petz

Badgers bad mood affects everybody he meets during his day. Following the story, the narrator shows you how to make an emotion chart to talk about your feelings to other people.

Lucy’s Blue Day by Christopher Duke

Lucy has lots of different feelings during the day and her hair changes with each feeling. The idea behind the story is that it is okay to feel lots of different feelings.

It’s okay to be different by Todd Parr

A really simple picture book about differences in people and families.

Two Homes by Clare Masurel

A simple picture book about Alex, who has two houses, one with Mummy and another with Daddy.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

A heart warming book that talks about how, even when we are away from someone we love, we can still feel close to them.

Always and Forever by Alan Durant

A lovely book about the death of Fox and how his furry friends feel after his death.

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