Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Books for kids and kids at heart

There are so many great children's books, these are a few I use in my sessions and recommend to families (and adults too!)

Bullying and Teasing
Don’t Pick On Me. Help for kids to stand up to & deal with bullies. Susan Eikov Green, 2010.
Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased. Heather Lonczak & illustrated by Marcy Ramsey,     2007.
Finklehopper Frog. (teasing) Irene Livingston, illustrations by Brian Lies. 2003.
We Can Get Along. A child’s book of choices. Lauren Payne and illustrated by Claudia Rohling, 1997.

Emotions
A Volcano In My Tummy. Helping children to handle anger. Elaine Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney, 1996.

Sexual Abuse and Prevention
Not In Room 204. (child sexual abuse). Shannon Riggs & illustrated by Jaime Zollars, 2007.
I Belong To Me. As told by Sam and Samantha... (safe guarding against inappropriate touch). Barbara Jeffery & Linda Kemp, illustrated by Lynne Atkinson, 1984.

LGBTQ
When Kathy is Keith. Wallace Wong, 2001.
King and King. Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland, 2000.
One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad Blue Dads. Jonny Valentine, illustrated by Melody Sarecky 1994.
ABC. A family alphabet book. Bobbie Combs, illustrated by Brian & Desiree Rappa, 2000.
And Tango Makes Three. Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole, 2005.
In Our Mother's House. Patricia Polacco, 2009
Mommy, Mama and Me. Leslea Newman and illustrated by Carol Thompson, 2009.
Daddy, Papa and Me. Leslea Newman and illustrated by Carol Thompson,  2009.

Family, Values and Encouragement
The Family Book. Todd Parr, 2003. (and anything else Todd Parr!) (inc. LGBTQ)
The Other Side. Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, 2001.
The Trouble With Dragons. Debie Gliori, 2008.
You Choose. Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart, 2003.
Oh, The Places You'll Go. Dr. Seuss, 1990.
It’s Okay To Be Different. Todd Parr, 2001.
Big Words For Little People. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, 2008.
The Great Big Book Of Families. Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Ros Asquith, 2011. (inc. LGBTQ)

 Sexual Education
What Makes A Baby. Cory Silverberg illustrated by Fiona Smyth, 2012.
It’s Not The Stork. A book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends. (Ages 4 and up). Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley, 2006.
It’s So Amazing. A book about eggs, sperm, birth, babies and families. (Ages 7 and up). Robie Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley, 2002.
It’s Perfectly Normal. Changing bodies, growing up, sex & sexual health. (Ages 10 and up). Robie Harris and illustrated by Michael Emberley.

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