For Family Support and Safeguarding Services (Essential 18-book Bundle)

For Family Support and Safeguarding Services (Essential 18-book Bundle)

This selection of 18 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 30-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.


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.


Me and My Sister

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


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.


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.


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.

Available on backorder


Cat Dog Dog

A story of a blended family


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.



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