For Family Support and Safeguarding Services (30-book Bundle)

For Family Support and Safeguarding Services (30-book Bundle)

This selection of 30 books is designed to support direct work with children and families.  Books that help parents, social workers and family support workers talk to children about their feelings and family life in a non-intrusive way.

This range of books can support conversations children in the family court process, children who have witnessed domestic violence or live with a parent with mental health challenges, drug and alcohol addiction and imprisonment.

Click here to check the essential 18-book version of this bundle here.


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Dennis and the Big Decisions

Dennis and his little sister had to leave their mum and dad. Dennis and his sister missed their mum and dad and wanted to know if they would ever go home and who would look after them, as they were growing up.
Dennis and the big decision can help very young children who have been separated from their parents understand what's happening and why. Story contains specific reference to court proceedings and practice guidance included.


Dennis Duckling

Dennis is sad because he and his sister have to leave their mum and dad. They need someone to look after them, someone to help wash their feathers and feed them. Find out what happens when Dennis and his sister move to their new home.


Dennis Lives with Grandma and Grandpa

The Dennis Duckling series of picture books provides a range of opportunities to talk to looked after children about what is happening in their lives. In the first two books, Dennis and his little sister have to leave their parents and be looked after by a foster duck family. In this fourth book, it is decided that the ducklings will be looked after by their grandma and grandpa.

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The Invisible String

It’s an Invisible String made of love. Even though you can’t see it, you can feel it deep in your heart and know that you are always connected to the ones you love.
This joyful contemporary classic for all ages has helped comfort and heal countless readers by easing separation anxiety, loneliness and loss, while also exploring the intangible yet in relatable connections between us all.


Daddy's Time Out

The Time Out book series is geared to young children to help them understand their world when a parent, sibling, or other loved one is incarcerated.

In a relatable and age-appropriate way, the animals in each story share their struggles and revelations as they maneuver a difficult situation.


It's a No-Money Day

A young girl takes the reader through her 'no-money day' in this gentle and pertinent perspective of life below the poverty line. An essential book to help develop empathy in young readers from the prize-winning creator of `My Name is Not Refugee'.


Ellie Jelly and the massive Mum Meltdown

Ellie Jelly wakes up hungry and ready for breakfast, but Mum is busy with her little sister Grace. Ellie tries to get Mum's attention: she bangs the table, she makes loud singing noises, but it's no good. Finally she decides to make her own breakfast, picking up the heavy milk carton and - OH NO - spilling the milk all over the table and the floor!Mum gets really angry and shouts at Ellie - Ellie feels all wobbly and her chest is banging - will Ellie Jelly and Mum ever be friends again?This book will helps children aged 3-7 to understand why parents sometimes get angry, and that they don't always mean what they mean when they are cross.


Ravi's Roar: A Big Bright Feelings Book

Most of the time Ravi can control his temper.. but one day, he lets out the tiger within. A clever and engaging book about dealing with emotions and learning to express your feelings.


Ruby’s Worry: A Big Bright Feelings Book

Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children's bookshelves. From Tom Percival's bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be


Neon the Ninja Meets the Nightmares: A Story to Help Kids to Sleep

Neon the Ninja Meets the Nightmares helps children aged 5 - 10 to feel safer and more relaxed at night time, helping to reduce nightmares and sleep worries.


Spark Learns to Fly

Spark the little dragon is living happily in a cave with his parents and baby sister, Flame, but then Mum and Dad dragon start to argue, sometimes fight. Spark and Flame are getting frightened, and when one day they get hurt, they have to go and live with a foster carer. Comprehensive practice guidelines accompany the book to help explain the significance of each stage of the story.


Katie Careful and the very sad smile

Katie Careful has just moved in with her siblings and their new parents. Even if she's sad or scared, she smiles and smiles to try and hide her wobbly feelings. She clings on to her Mum's leg and won't let go and she even follows her to the toilet, banging on the door to remind her that she's there.

Luckily, her Mum understands why Katie acts this way. Written by a mum who understands and her daughter, who is adopted, this insightful story will help your whole family to feel a bit better.


Me and My Sister

A celebration of the highs and lows of having a much loved but differently abled brother or sister.


Sibling Survival Guide

Having a brother or sister can be tough. It can also be great, but it's hard to see the great parts with so many bad parts getting in the way.Warm, witty, and packed with practical strategies, this interactive book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering siblings to live in peace.Problems like fighting and bossing.


Terrible Thing Happened, A

Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous and had bad dreams. Then he met someone who helped him talk about the terrible thing, and made him feel better.


The Nervous Knight

Once upon a time, in a peaceful kingdom far away, there lived a knight (in training). This knight was never ever seen without their armour. In fact, nobody even knew what they looked like under their helmet. - 'This gem of a book normalises the fear of something going wrong and teaches children how to move forward anyway'.


There's A House Inside My Mummy

A funny and tender picture book about waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive. Written by Giles Andreae, author of family favourite Giraffes Can't Dance.


Up and Down the Mountain: Helping Children Cope with Parental Alcoholism

Alcoholism touches many families, especially affecting children, who will often blame themselves for the grief and unhappiness around them. This book shows them it's not their fault and gives hope.

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Who are you?

Who Do You Think You Are? meets You Choose! in this inclusive picture book that opens up discussions about what makes us who we are. Perfect for ages 3+, this is a joyful celebration of all the pieces, places and people that make us who we are. It is a wonderful way to get children thinking about and learning about their own families, and also opening up discussions about all of the other pieces that come together to make us all unique: from our friends and food we eat, to activities we get up to and the places we go.


The Every Body Book

This vibrant and beautifully illustrated book educates children about sex, gender and relationships in a way that is inclusive of all sexual orientation and gender identities. Covering puberty, hormones, pregnancy, consent, sex, babies and families. It uses gender-neutral language and celebrates diversity in all its forms.


How are you feeling today baby bear

Baby Bear lives in a home with the Big Bears, and loves to chase butterflies and make mud pies - they make Baby Bear's tummy fill with sunshine. Then, one night, Baby Bear hears a big storm downstairs in the house and in the morning, Baby Bear's tummy starts to feel grey and rainy. How will such a small bear cope with these big new feelings?This sensitive, charming storybook is written to help children who have lived with violence at home to begin to explore and name their feelings.


Safe Place for Rufus, A

When Rufus was a kitten he lived with a different family who weren't always kind. Sometimes they shouted at him, sometimes he had no food to eat.
A story to help talk about change and transitions and where children can find a safe place of their own.


Florence and her Fantastic Family Tree

Everyone has a family tree, no matter how big or small. But what happens when mine has more than just the roots, trunk, and branches? I've got six parents (yes, six--you can count with me and see) and enough siblings to take up almost all of my fingers. Will this piece of paper, with the stems, branches, leaves, trunk, berries, and nuts of the great, big, loud, colorful, fun, crazy family I call mine, even fit on Ms. Collin's wall at school?

Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree explores the idea of what it means to have a big, messy, complicated, and remarkable blended family as a young girl tries to complete her family tree assignment for school. With adorable drawings and the succinct words of a child, you can't help but love your own family tree, no matter how large or small, simple or chaotic, traditional or unique.

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Fred Stays with Me

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows the child and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving the child a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and kidlike language, the story expresses and addresses a child's concerns, highlights the friendship between child and pet, presents a common ground for the parents, and resolves conflict in a positive way. Tricia Tusa's charming and whimsical artwork adds a light, happy feel to this poignant but not overly sentimental story.


Milo Imagines the World

Shortlisted for the Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal 2022. Milo Imagines the World is a warm and richly satisfying story from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book duo, about a little boy with a big imagination who learns that you can't know anyone just by looking at them. Set in a bustling city, and full of a family love that binds even in difficult circumstances.

Milo is on a train journey through the city with his older sister, looking at the faces of the other passengers and drawing pictures of their lives. Milo wonders if perhaps the little boy in bright white trainers is living in a castle with a moat and a butler. But when the little boy gets off at the same stop and joins the same queue as him, Milo realises that you can't judge by appearances and that we are all more alike than we are different: both boys are visiting their mothers in prison.

Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson once again deliver a hugely powerful and enjoyable picture book, full of rich details both to look at and to talk about. Anyone who has ever travelled on public transport will relate to Milo's journey.



Cat Dog Dog

A story of a blended family


My Name is Not Refugee

A touching, timely and tender exploration of refuge and migration for the youngest readers, this picture book offers a moving insight into the real journeys being made by children today.


Up and Down Mom

Living with Mom is a bit like a roller coaster ride. At times, she is excited and full of energy, but at others, she is tired and withdrawn. But she's always my mom, and we're sharing the ride.


For children who grow up in the care of a parent who has bipolar disorder, life can be filled with anxiety and uncertainty. With the aid of a clear and simple information spread, this story helps us to understand the causes of bipolar disorder and how we can learn to live with someone who has it. Developed in close consultation with families who have a parent with bipolar disorder, and created in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

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Two Homes

A comforting, reassuring and sensitive portrayal of divorce. In this award-winning picture book classic about divorce, Alex has two homes - a home where Daddy lives and a home where Mummy lives. Alex has two front doors, two bedrooms and two very different favourite chairs.

He has a toothbrush at Mummy's and a toothbrush at Daddy's. But whether Alex is with Mummy or Daddy, one thing stays the same: Alex is loved by them both - always. This gently reassuring story focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex's place in both of them.




A little boy teaches his pet dragon how to join in and play with everybody else in this delightful new picture book.


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