Emotional Resilience Collection

Our award-winning picture books cover issues that affect us all, with uplifting stories and beautiful images that give children the confidence to thrive in today’s complex world. 

This pack has been curated exclusively for schools and libraries, and features books that will help younger readers build their emotional resilience.

See the list below for the books included in this pack, and click here for free teacher’s notes and resources to accompany them!


At The End of Holyrood Lane | 9781925335767 | HB
Flick is just like any other youngster except that her life is often violent and unpredictable due to the constant storms that plague her home. Visually arresting, emotionally incisive, and ultimately uplifting, this beautifully crafted picture book provides a sensitive glimpse into one aspect of domestic violence and how it can affect young lives.


Tabitha and the Raincloud | 9781925820133 | HB
As soon as Tabitha wakes up and finds a raincloud next to her, she knows it’s going to be one of those yucky days when nothing goes right. Sure enough, Tabitha’s mood gets worse and worse, until she realizes that she doesn’t have to let a raincloud spoil her day. A heart-warming story of optimism, resilience, and finding sunshine through the rain!


Turning Cartwheels | 9781925820515 | HB
Emma is desperate to join queen bee Carly’s Cartwheel Club. When she is finally accepted, she finds that Carly’s rules take all the joy out of cartwheeling, and being part of the gang isn’t as awesome as she expected. A clever exploration of the social bullying conducted by ‘frenemies’ that is so often experienced by primary school-aged girls.


Lessons of A Lac | 9781925335828 | PB
Lessons of a LAC is an essential resource tool, presented in an engaging picture-book format, to help children manage their worries and anxieties. Through the characters of Loppy LAC (‘Little Anxiety Creature’) and Curly the Calmster, kids discover a useful way to think about their anxieties — the first crucial step in managing them.


Tomorrow Girl | 9781925820362 | HB
Catch up with a girl called Tomorrow as she rushes through life. But when Tomorrow meets Yesterday and trips over Today, her whole world begins to slow down. Tomorrow Girl is a quirky tale delivering a timely reminder of mindfulness and what can happen when we allow ourselves time to be in the moment.


Courageous Lucy | 9781925820775 | HB
Her knees may knock, her tummy ties in knots and Lucy may worry quite a lot, but with a small sprinkle of courage, Lucy takes tiny steps of bravery to be in the school play and becomes the best tree ever, despite her anxiety. One tiny step is all it takes to be courageous!


Go Away Worry Monster | 9781925820393 | HB
Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie to worry. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. But he soon realizes that the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away by challenging his fears and following a set of steps useful for helping any child to cope with their anxieties.


Through The Gate | 9781925335415 | HB
Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with the changes in her life. But, each time she 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. An empowering picture book about coping with change.


Tree | 9781925820126 | PB
Tree is the beloved centrepiece of the community. When Loppy realizes it’s Tree’s time to leave, his friend Curly is able to teach him how to accept Tree’s death, say goodbye and commemorate Tree’s life. The fifth book in the ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, this is a gentle story of loss that helps children to learn how to say goodbye and process grief.


Boy In The Big Blue Glasses | 9781925335996 | HB
When Sam gets new glasses, everyone says he looks like a handsome superhero, but Sam just wants to be himself. Follow his antics as he faces monsters, sails the high seas, and rediscovers his sense of humour and adventure in this inspirational tale about overcoming your fears of other people’s perceptions and never shying away from being yourself.


Saying Goodbye to Barkley | 9781925335965 | HB – free bonus title!
Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He’s her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting — they’re the perfect pair. But then, Barkley dies and Olivia is heartbroken. Gradually, however, she realizes that Barkley wouldn’t want her to be unhappy for the rest of her life. So she comes up with a clever plan to get her happiness back.

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