All Kinds of Families

A selection of stories and information books looking at different kinds of families, and issues that may affect them.
All Kinds of families

Autism and ADHD

A selection of books to support and engage children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), represent neurodiverse characters, and to help other children understand these conditions.
Autism and ADHD

Bedtime

Stories mainly for younger children looking at difficulties associated with getting ready for and going to bed.
Bedtime

Behaviour and Manners

A selection of stories supporting children to learn good behaviour and manners.
Behaviour and manners

Black Stories Matter - Children

Books featuring Black characters, Black history or exploring issues surrounding race.
Black stories matter - children

Black Stories Matter - Teenage

Books by Black authors, featuring Black characters, or on the subject of race and racism.
Black stories matter - teenage

Celebrating Diversity

Books for children which look at acceptance, inclusion and diversity.
Celebrating diversity

Cooking and Ingredients

Fun picture books about cooking, baking, and different types of food.
Cooking and ingredients

Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children

A selection of books and other resources to support deaf or hearing-impaired young children, including tactile books, and books with signing. You may also be interested in our Sensory Stories Booklist.
Deaf and hearing impaired children

Death and Bereavement - Children

Books to explore the emotions and feelings associated with losing a member of the family, a friend, or a pet through death. This list includes a range of stories and information books.
Death and bereavement - children

Death and Bereavement - Teenage

These books explore the emotions and feelings associated with losing a member of the family, a friend or a pet through death. This list includes a range of stories for young people.
Death and bereavement - teenage

Dementia

Stories for children and young people addressing dementia and the emotions and impact upon families living with dementia.
Dementia

Doctors, Hospital and Dentist

Books to prepare children for visiting the doctor, hospital, or dentist for the first time.
Doctors, hospital and dentist booklist

Dyslexia - Children

Stories and information books for reluctant readers or children with dyslexia. Some are available in other formats including audiobooks on CD or digital Playaways, eBooks and Giant Print & Braille books.
Dyslexia - children

Dyslexia - Teenage

Stories for reluctant readers or teenagers with dyslexia. There are also books available in other formats including audiobooks on CD or digital Playaways, eBooks and large print books.
Dyslexia teenage

Fears and Anxieties

Stories for children exploring the emotions and feelings associated with different fears and worries.
Fears and anxieties

Fit and Strong

Fun picture books about sport, movement, and staying strong and healthy
Fit and strong

Food Explorers

Information books about having fun with food, cooking and staying healthy.
Food explorers

Food Stories

Fun picture books about cooking, baking, and different types of food.
Food stories

Fostering and Adoption

A range of books to provide children in care or adopted children with support and information.
Fostering and adoption

Fun with Food

Seriously silly picture books featuring fantastic food!
Fun with food

Gender Identity

Books for children exploring the concepts of gender identity and which challenge gender stereotypes.
Gender identity

Giant Print and Braille

TThese dual format Giant Print (75pt) and Braille books, with illustrations, are published by access2books. The design of these books enables Braille or large print adult or child readers the opportunity to read together.
Giant Print and Braille

Growing Food

Picture books featuring vegetables, gardens and growing
Growing food

LGBTQ+

Fiction and non-fiction titles featuring LGBTQ+ characters, relationships, and experiences.
LGBTQ+

New Baby

Stories and information books for children which might help with feelings and emotions that arise with the arrival of a new baby
New baby

Refugees and Seeking Asylum

Stories and information books addressing the subject of refugees or moving to a new place, exploring the emotions and impact upon children and families.
Refugees and seeking asylum

Sensory Stories

Sensory Stories

Starting School

A selection of stories for sharing with children preparing to start school for the first time.
Starting school

Telling the Truth

Books to encourage children to tell the truth or explain the negative effect that lying can have on others.
Telling the truth

Toilet Training

Stories for children addressing the difficulties and feelings associated with using a toilet and Parent Information titles to support adults with toilet training their children.
Toilet training

Wordless Picture Books

Picture books and picture books for older readers which have very little or no text.
Wordless picture books

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