(Topics: resilience; emotions; feelings - jealousy, anger, hate; isolation; injustice; siblings; friends) 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! (Age: 6 to 9 years)
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)
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).
Horton, the loveable elephant, represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance in his quest to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust (ages 4-8).
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).
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).
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).
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).
Young children will identify with the little mouse who uses the pages of this book to document his fears -- from loud noises and the dark, to being sucked down the plughole. Packed with details and novelty elements including flaps, die-cuts and even a hilarious fold-out map, this is an extraordinary picture book (5 to 8 years).