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Family Break-Up: My Family's Changing

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

A beautifully illustrated picture book to support children through divorce or separation. The fears, worries and questions surrounding this difficult experience are made accessible and approachable. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this title is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.

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Being Brave: Why Do I Feel Scared?

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

A beautifully illustrated picture book that explores what it means to be brave. It explains that there are many ways to be brave, from standing up for yourself or others, to trying new things. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this title is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues.

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Death: I Miss You

Pat Thomas
Authors:
Pat Thomas

This reassuring picture book explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Children's feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. This book helps them to understand their loss and come to terms with it.Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.

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Starting School: Do I Have to Go to School?

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

A beautifully illustrated picture book for children who are starting school for the first time. Going to school is a huge change for young children, this book encourages children to discover the joy of learning new things, meeting new people and having new experiences. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.

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Not Giving Up: I Can Do It

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

A beautifully illustrated picture book about perseverance and not giving up. It explains that most of us don't get things right first time, and shows young children how learning to do new things, with a little patience, can make life more rewarding. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this title is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues.

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Healthy Teeth: Do I have to go to the Dentist?

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

A First Look at going to the dentist looks at what it is to go to the dentist. It is a gentle introduction on why you need to look after your teeth and how to do it.

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Setting a Good Example: I Can Make a Difference

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

This delightful picture book explores what it means to set a good example. Discussion boxes offer an adult opportunities to discuss the issues directly with their child audience. Charmingly clear illustrations give readers immediate access to complex situations and feelings and provide further stimulus for discussion. Notes for teachers and parents, plus suggested further resources, help adults to make the most of the learning opportunities inherent in the book.

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Everybody Matters: Respect For Others

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

A beautifully illustrated picture book that introduces children to the concept of respect. It explains that everyone deserves respect, whether by being treated fairly or by not being discriminated against because they are different. It explains how to earn respect, by being polite, honest and listening to others. It also explains how having respect for ourselves and others makes the world a better place. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this title is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues.

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Same-Sex Parents: This is My Family

Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker

This reassuring picture book introduces children to same-sex parenting. It shows that all parents love, care and support their children in the same way. Young children learn to respect people's differences and treat all types of families fairly and without discrimination.Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class.Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.

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Autism: I See Things Differently

Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Claire Keay

This reassuring picture book explains what autism is in simple terms, helping children with siblings or classmates with autism understand what everyday life feels like from a child with autism's perspective.The superb A First Look At series consists of a number of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools to encourage classroom discussions.

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Obesity: Don't Call Me Fat

Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Claire Keay

This reassuring picture book explores the issue of obesity in simple terms. It looks at reasons why children and adults might be overweight, gives advice on health, fitness and diet, and discusses how some people are bullied because of their weight. It gives advice and suggestions for how to live a healthier life with the support of family and friends.This book is written largely from the child's perspective. It's meant to be read with your child, or with a group of children, in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels. Questions in a "What about you?" sections provide useful prompts for discussion.

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Overcoming Shyness: Leave Me Alone!

Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
Contributors:
Pat Thomas, Claire Keay

This reassuring picture book explores the issue of shyness in simple terms. It describes what it feels like to be shy and explores simple steps that a child can take to help them overcome their feelings.The book is written largely from the child's perspective. It is meant to be reach with your child, or a group of children. in a way that allows the child to open up about what he or she thinks and feels.Questions in 'What about you?' sections provide useful prompts for discussion.If you're the parent of a shy child, it can be hard to watch your child struggle with shyness. But all children, like all adults, are different. The first step is to respect that difference without judging it. Children feel shy for a variety of reasons and may feel more or less so in different situations. This book explores different situations that a child might feel shy in and give tips and advice for parents, carers and teachers on how to help children deal with their feelings and overcome shyness.

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Safety: I Can Be Safe

Pat Thomas
Authors:
Pat Thomas

This book explores the issue of safety for young children. It explains the importance of understanding the difference between what is safe and what is not, and goes on to look at how children can feel safe at home, at school, in the playground, in the street, and elsewhere. Information on natural 'instinct' is given and advice for children on what to do if they feel scared at any time. The book concludes by explaining that learning to look after themselves is a big part of growing up for everybody.With beautiful artwork by Lesley Harker.

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