Personal & Social Issues
|Awards:||Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards: Children's Wellness Award - Bronze Medal 2007.|
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome (AS), drawing inspiration from the feline world in a way that will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with AS. Delightful colour photographs of cats bring to life famili... read more
All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that will be instantly recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD. Following... read more
We all have our own way of saying goodbye. Libby Gleeson tells a poignant story about moving house and coming to terms with change. Evocative illustrations perfectly capture the range of emotions felt in saying goodbye to a much-loved house.
'I wonder if it's dark and lonely in that other place...' Gemma watches her dad as he sits alone in his tangled garden. She doesn't understand why he seems so sad.Can she help her dad find his way home? One in five people will suffer a depressive illness in their lifetime. The causes... read more
A beautiful exploration between a child and their ageing grandparent presented with outstanding illustrations, by newcomer illustrator Kelly O'Gara. Children will relate to the mice as they read the story and understand their grandparent's condition. The book can cater for mul... read more
Is a story about Ben and his brother and sister learning and talking together about bodies. It is a tool for parents and carers to gently start a conversation with children about self protection. It's about children keeping safe in a style that is fun, positive and protective. Ages 4+.
Finn knows his brother is gone. But he also knows that Hamish sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep.Finn runs to show his mother the feather from Hamish, but she only gives him a big hug. In school, Finn's teacher responds similarly. Why isn't anyone as excited as h... read more
Tonight is the night. The family has to flee. They've been tipped off that the authorities are after their blood. Set in biblical times, a small family sets off across a desert in search of refuge from persecution in their own country, and an ancient story becomes a fable for our t... read more
She is visiting the mountains and wants to get the perfect photo. But at the top of the lookout, Gemma gets the jitters.Will she let her fear of heights stop her from achieving her dream?Join Gemma, Marty and their friends as they help Gemma overcome her jitters.
Meet Gus! Gus might be the only asparagus in his family, but he is happy. However, when he goes to school he starts to realise that he doesn't always 'fit in'. Gus is here to help kids understand that it's okay to be different. He will soon become a favourite with anyone who has ever felt a little bit out of place - kids and adults alike.
|Reading Level:||From 4|
While using a simple metaphor of a bucket and a dipper, author Carol McCloud illustrates that when we choose to be kind, we not only fill the buckets of those around us, but also fill our OWN bucket. Conversely, when we cho... read more
Mum is a rehab counselor for people with alcohol problems. Grandma Raynor lives next door. Dad is a driver for Elgas. Then there s me, fifteen, into a lot of different stuff. Music, surfing, animals, tennis, swimming, computer games. And my sister, Claire, and brother Toby. We ... read more