Books


Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair. His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! (6 to 9 years)

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A Proper Little Lady

Annabella Jones decides that today she will be a proper little lady and sets off to play in her very best dress! But the Proper Little Lady runs into all sorts of adventures - climbing trees, even playing football and arrives home looking a little less proper (3+ years)

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Changes

When Joseph's mother comes home, says his father, things are going to change. And so they do, in the most extraordinary ways... This book explores the changes to Joseph's life when his parents bring home his baby sister (4 to 8 years).

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Everyone's Got a Bottom

A story about students keeping safe, written in a style that is fun and positive. It is a tool to start a conversation with students about self-protection (3 to 8 years). Available to purchase from Family Planning Queensland.

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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton, the loveable elephant, represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance in his quest to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust (ages 4-8).

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How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them

This picture book contains many examples of how to be a friend and offers kids practical suggestions about resolving arguments, getting over being shy, handling bossy children and bullies, and more (4 to 8 years).

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How to Take the Grrr out of Anger

Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, this book guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not. It teaches them how to recognise anger in themselves and others, how to handle situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel (8-13 years).

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I Have Feelings!

A mouse describes the feelings he and his family members experience during the day, including feeling happy, sad, jealous, angry, and scared (for ages 4 and older).

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King of the Playground

Kevin loves to go to the playground, but not when Sammy is there. And Sammy, who boasts that he is King of the Playground, is there most of the time. If he catches Kevin on the swings or the slide or the monkey bars, Sammy says, he will do awful, terrible things to him. A book about friendship and bullying (4 to 8 years).

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Lucy and the Bully

Lucy loves everything about school - except for Tommy, who is a big bully. This book not only deals with school bullying, but also addresses the bully's feelings (3 to 6 years).

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