Fiction books related to relationships and sexual health education
Topics: protective behaviours, early warning signs, safety.
This book tells the story of Jasmine’s excursion to the zoo. Jasmine becomes lost and feels unsafe. She recognises the butterflies in her tummy as her early warning signs. So she uses her network to find help.
Ages: 2 to 8 years.
YouTube read aloud version 7min 19sec (external link)
Topics: friendship, bullying, emotional literacy.
Kevin loves to go to the playground, but not when Sammy is there. 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.
Ages: 4 to 8 years.
Topics: emotional literacy, safety, families.
When Little Monkey is frightened by the storm he runs to his mother's side. "Don't worry," she says. "There is always one safe place." But Little Monkey doesn't know where to find his one safe place.
Ages: 3 to 6 years.
Topics: emotional literacy, fears.
A little mouse talks about all of his fears - creepy crawlies, what's under the bed, sharp knives, being sucked down the drain, having toilet accidents, loud noises, being alone, the dark, getting lost, dogs and cats, everything! But the human is afraid of me.
Age: 5 to 8 years.
Topics: friendships, bullying, emotional literacy
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.
Age: 3 to 6 years.
Topics: protective behaviours, personal space
Michael loves to ride his bike, catch a ball and play in his cubby, but most of all Michael loves to blow bubbles…and have cuddles with his Mum and Dad! A story to explain about personal space and how to respond safely to different situations and different people using a personal space plan (kiss, cuddle and squeeze bubble, hug bubble, high five bubble, wave bubble, stranger bubble).
Age: 4 to 9 years.
Topic: strengths, emotional literacy
Marcel was a monster of medium size with crotchety horns and googly eyes. He was lumpy and grumpy and suitably hairy. But Marcel had a problem ... he just wasn't scary. But one day, Marcel discovers that his cooking can give kids a real fright. Has he finally found the perfect job...as a Monster Chef?
Age: 3 to 8 years.
Topics: friendships, families, teasing, emotional literacy
Mimi loves her cousin Momo but he teases her all the time and she doesn't like it. Grandma helps to make a cunning plan so that Momo soon realises that teasing isn't such a good idea.
Age: 4+ years.
Topics: new baby, families, coping strategies, changes
Beth has a new baby brother. He cries, he poos, he gets all the attention. Silly, silly Baby! But grandma shows Beth that he is small and soft and can smile at his big sister – and Beth thinks that maybe he isn't so silly after all. This story is about a child learning to cope with a new baby in the family.
Age: 4 to 7 years.
Topics: change, emotional literacy, divorce, families
Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him.
Age: 3 to 7 years.