At the End of Holyrood Lane

Author – Dimity PowellCover image - At The End Of Holyrood Lane

Illustrator – Nicky Johnston

Picture Book

Flick loves her home at the end of Holyrood Lane. She dances with butteflies, plays in the autumn leaves and soaks up the sunshine.

But sometimes a storm comes. Sometimes they aren’t too bad, but sometimes she hides from them to feel safe. It’s not until she decides to be brave and try something different that the storms seem to fade away.

A sensitive story about the ‘storms’ young children often face under domestic violence. Gorgeous.

(Domestic violence,  Fear, Family, Courage, Brave)

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The Great Big Book of Feelings

Author – Mary HoffmanImage result for the great big book of feelings

Illustrator – Ros Asquith

Picture Book

Happy, sad, angry, bored, interested, silly. These are just some of the feelings we have, sometimes all in one day. This book of feelings explores them all, and explains why we might be feeling that way.

Bright, fun illustrations add to the sensitive text – a perfect way to spark conversations about the things we all feel.

(Feelings, Frustration)

 

The Great Big Book of Friends

Author – Mary HoffmanThe Great Big Book of Friends

Illustrator – Ros Asquith

Picture Book

There are all different types of friends. Best friends, groups of friends, imaginary friends and more. There are great things about friendships and some not so fun things too.

This book talks about friendships in their many forms – good, and not so good, and how to tackle any problems that may occur along the way. With lots of questions and jokes, this book can start conversations between a parent, teacher or relative and their young person.

Fantastic!

(Friends, Making Friends, Falling out, Arguments, Quarrels,

Ruby’s Worry

Author/Illustrator – Tom PercivalRuby's Worry

Picture Book

Ruby is a happy young girl, swinging on her swing, exploring her garden and going to school. But one day she found something. It was a worry. Only small at first it soon became even bigger than her, stopping her being herself.

When she saw a boy sitting alone in the park with his own worry perching next to him, realises she’s not alone and they find the solution to them together.

A fabulous way to show how worries happen, and how to tackle them.

(Fear, Worry, Worries, Confusion, Sharing problems)

Felix’s New Skirt

Author – Kerstin BrichzinFelix's New Skirt (HB)

Illustrator – Igor Kuprin

Picture Book

Felix loves his big sister’s dresses, and especially skirts. When he wants to wear a red skirt on his first day of school, his parents suggest maybe pants would be best as some people won’t understand.

When Felix does get to wear his skirt to school, he’s the happiest he’s been. But the other kids laugh and the boys won’t play with him anymore.

Felix’s dad has the perfect solution. He wears his own skirt when he takes Felix to school. The parents and other children are so surprised. But it’s just the thing Felix needed to help his self-confidence and others intolerance.

(Diversity, Choices, Self-belief, Family, School)

The Pink Suitcase

Author – Susie Morgenstern34735174

Illustrator – Serge Bloch

Picture Book

When a baby boy is born, he is showered with gifts. But the one gift that causes the most consternation in the house is also his favourite. No matter how many ways his mother tries to hide it, baby Benjamin finds the bright pink suitcase his grandmother has bought him.

Years pass, and the bright pink suitcase travels through Benjamin’s life with him, giving him support and the strength to be different.

A celebration of diversity and being true to yourself.

 

 

Our Granny

Author – Margaret Wild

Illustrator – Julie Vivas

Picture Book

There are all different types of grannies. Round ones, wobbly ones, fast ones and busy ones.

This beautiful picture book with its clear, fun pictures of all types of grannies – what they enjoy, where they live, what they do, or how they look, is perfect for young children. The plain, white backgrounds make the colourful grannies pop on the page.

Gorgeous!

(Grandma, Gran, Nan, Granny, Nona, Nana, Grandmother, Love, Differences)