Coping with change can be hard and often the little ones in our lives don’t quite know how to do it.
This curated list of EK books helps kids understand their own feelings and also that change doesn’t always have to be scary.
Edward is anxious about starting knight school. He’s sure that it will be full of ogres and dragons, so he puts on his armour and prepares for battle. This is a fun-filled story about friendship, bravery and the power of the imagination.
Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Go Away, Worry Monster! gives children useful strategies to cope with their anxieties and stress, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave.
Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step. But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child’s perception of her new situation improves.
Hugo the monkey doesn’t like Upside-Down Fridays. His routine is the wrong way round, and school is a scary place full of uncertainty. However, with just a small gesture of friendship and understanding from Maddie the giraffe, Hugo begins to feel braver.