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Books, books, books

Reading brings so many benefits to children and is an incredibly powerful thing. We often focus on the importance of your child reading to you at home, and whilst this is of great importance, regularly reading to young children has also got its benefits. Not only can it encourage a love of reading which will impact learning positively but it can also provide connection between adult and child. 


Reading expands vocabulary as well as understanding. It's not just about learning to read though, reading is shown to improve empathy and understanding of emotions. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Below are a list of books which I recommend. 


Books for feelings and emotions

  • Tom Percival Books:

           - Ruby's Worry

           -  Fin's Little Fibs

           - Meesha Makes Friends

           - Milo's Monster

           - Perfectly Norman

           - Ravi's Roar

           - Tilda Tries Again

  • Barbara Throws A Wobbler by Nadia Shireen 
  • Colour Me Happy, Colour Me Sad by Agnes Green
  • The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas
  • The Worrysaurus and The Stompysaurus by Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton
  • The Lion Inside, The Squirrels Who Squabbled and The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright
  • In My Heart by Jo Witek
  • Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup
  • Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud



Books about Diversity

  • The Girl Who Thought In Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca
  • Books by Pablo. Pablo is a series of books written by autistic individuals. There are a variety of titles including: Pablo's Feelings, Pablo and the Noisy Party and Pablo Goes Shopping.
  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman
  • The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammed



Books for Hard Times

  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst