Coping With Change

4 books for Ages 4-8

Change doesn’t always have to be scary.

Coping with change can be hard and often the little ones in our lives don’t quite know how to do it. Whether it’s as big as moving house or starting school, or as small as changing a routine, this pack of EK books will help little readers understand that sometimes change can actually be fun and exciting!


Pack Contents:
Go Away, Worry Monster! CBCA Shortlist 2021 (Download Teacher’s Notes)
Through The Gate (Download Teacher’s Notes)
The Battle (Download Teacher’s Notes)
Upside-Down Friday (Download Teacher’s Notes)

Go Away, Worry Monster! CBCA Shortlist 2021

Specifications: 9781925820393| Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages | Colour

Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realises that the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and challenges his inner fears by facing facts. 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

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 inches | Colour | 32 Pages

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. Each time the child passes ‘through the gate’, into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it.


The Battle

Specifications: Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

Starting School Can be Scary Sometimes!

Edward is anxious to start knight-school. He puts on his armour, prepared for battle. It’s sure to be terrifying with all those ogres and dragons about. But at school, Edward is befriended by an ogre who offers him some of her lunch. Edward soon realizes that maybe things aren’t as bad as they first seemed. In fact, his armour was holding him back. As he learns to let his guard down, magic and fun await and Edward realizes the dragons and ogres he feared are actually just like him.


Upside-Down Friday

Specifications: 9781925820850 | Hardback | 245 x 255mm / 9.5 x 10 in | 32 pages | Full Colour

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.

Upside-Down Friday reflects how helping others and accepting change can reduce childhood anxiety. With its emotive language and unique ‘upside-down’ illustrations, it is the perfect resource for building emotional resilience in children.

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