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Reducing barriers to learning.

Please see below a collection of books that have been suggested to us here at the project, as well as ones that come out of research.

   ‘A Terrible Thing Happened’

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   ‘A Volcano in my Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger’

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   ‘All the Bright Places’

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   ‘Badger’s Parting Gifts’

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   ‘Be Kind’

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   ‘Blue Chameleon’

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   ‘Booksfortopics’.com – Mental Health

The 'BooksForTopics' website was launched in 2015 as a means of helping primary school staff to find high-quality books that are appropriate to use in a primary school setting. It is the creation of Alison Leach, an experienced primary teacher and English lead who knows that it is not alw...Read more

   ‘But What If…’

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   ‘Create Your Own Happy’

This illustrated activity book empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others around them, by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem! Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book! From speaking in front of your...Read more

   ‘For Every Child’

'For Every Child' is an extraordinary book published by UNICEF which features 14 of the most pertinent rights of the child, car...Read more

   ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’

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   ‘Lion’s in a Flap’

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   ‘Lost and Found’

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   ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’

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   ‘My Back to School Bubble’

‘My Back to School Bubble’ is a new e-book which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reass...Read more

   ‘My Hidden Chimp’

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   ‘Pansy Boy’

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   ‘Ruby’s Worry: A Big Bright Feelings Book’

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   ‘The Big Book Of Blobs’

The Big Book of Blobs, written by Pip Wilson and Ian Long, is a useful (and highly photocopiable(!)) tool for helping Primary and Secondary school children to explore their feelings. Blob characters are depicted in many different situations which can be used as a springboard for meaningf...Read more

   ‘The Nightmare Catcher’ & ‘The Nightmare Catcher – The Explorers Guide’

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   ‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here’

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   ‘The Teenage Guide to Stress’

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   ‘The Very Cranky Bear’

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   ‘You are Awesome’

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   Book Talk cards

Peters downloadable book talk cards, these are perfect for Drop Everything and ...Read more

   Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Books

Laura Henry-Allain and Katie Smith, Headteacher at Brookfield Primary School, invite you to join a twilight session about Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s Books at the school on Tuesday 18 June. Information about the event and how to book a place. This is a grea...Read more

   Inspirational book resources

NB: Dr Andy Cope@beingbrilliant Reading helps your brain stretch, as you create pictures in your mind. These pictures are unique, personal and can be an inspiration for your job, school and everything else. ...Read more

   Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week resources. Check out this selection of @beingbrilliant books. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek#Lonliness NB: Paid for resources ...Read more


We have been reading some fantastic books at the moment, this is just one of them. There is a vast choice out there to encourage, help and inspire our young people. ...Read more

   Some good reads…

We have started off the year reading some good books and resources to help with our Mental Health and Wellbeing. Amazon currently have some good deals on various categories. Below is the link for Dr Alex George, "A Better Day" ...Read more

   World book day 2022#25years

Visit: for a wealth of ideas and resources. ...Read more