Children's Catalogue 2023

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Autism | ADHD | LGBTQIA+ | Dyslexia Trauma | Big Feelings & more 2 0 2 3 & teensBooks for kids Books for kids & teens

Welcome to our latest Children’s books catalogue

We’re thrilled to present you with our latest catalogue of books that celebrate children and teens with all different brains, needs and life experiences. Alongside some of our all-time favourites, look out for The Mindful Magician and the Trip to Feelings

Town, Occupational Therapist, Lauren Brukner’s magical ride to support emotional regulation, I am Ace, the guide for discovering yourself as an ace teen and our various study guides to help unlock the amazing potential of your neurodivergent child.

It is our belief that sharing positive narratives about difference from an early age is all-important to helping to shape happy, confident and fulfilling lives.



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VISIT JKP KIDS ONLINE: CONTENTS Autism 3 ADHD 11 Dyslexia 13 More Neurodiversity 15 Big Feelings 18 Bereavement 27 Trauma & Attachment 28 Can I Tell You About? 32 LGBTQIA+ 33
NEW + Coming Soon Bestseller
Reading Well

The Mindful Magician and the Trip to Feelings Town

Tips and Tricks to Help the Youngest Readers Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Lauren Brukner

We are going to take a trip to a very special town called Feelings Town. In this town there are kids who need our help because they are having different super-strong feelings. Do you ever feel angry, sad or worried, get startled by big sounds, or not realise how hungry you are?

Don’t worry, the Mindful Magician is here to help! In this book you’ll learn fun tricks that will ZAP those feelings away.

This illustrated picture book shows children aged 5+ different self-regulation strategies for dealing with strong emotions and overwhelming sensory experiences, and how to understand interoceptive senses.

‘What a great book - to help our children to better understand their emotional and sensory experiences, and learn a range of self-regulation tools, through step-by-step instructions and beautiful illustrations. I highly recommend.’ Dr Sue Knowles, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for CMCAFS, and Author


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Apr 2023 | £12.99 | 3–10 ye A rs | 72pp | HB | I s BN-9781839971389 autism NEW
Called Self-Control! Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses Lauren Brukner Illustrated by Apsley Nov 2015 | £13.99 | 4–7 ye A rs | 112pp | HB | 50 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781849057172 | rI g H ts sold: cHIN ese (s I mpl I f I ed), t urk I s H
Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses
Brukner Jul 2014 | £13.99 | 7–14 ye A rs | 112pp | HB | 35 B l A ck AN d w HI te c A rtoo N I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781849059978 | rI g H ts sold: cHIN ese (s I mpl I f I ed), t urk I s H Self-Control to the Rescue! Super Powers to Help Kids Through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life Lauren Brukner Illustrated by Apsley Ju N 2017 | £13.99 | 7–12 ye A rs | 112pp | HB | 44 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781785927591 | rI g H ts sold: cHIN ese (s I mpl I f I ed), kore AN , t urk I s H LAUREN BRUKNER 12 Over the next pages, we will learn magical powers that will ZAP those feelings away. You will earn one powerful magic wand for each kid you save. Once you get all five wands, you will earn the prize: the giant, rainbow wand for true Mindful Magicians! Only really powerful magicians with sensory superpowers can do it. Are you up to the challenge? Good—here’s your Magician-in-Training cape! It’s time to take a tour of the different spots around Feelings Town where kids are experiencing various Strong Feelings in their bodies, minds, and hearts! Let’s go! Lauren Brukner
Be a Superhero

So, I’m Autistic

An Introduction to Autism for Young Adults and Late Teens

“There isn’t a secret manual outlining exactly how to get through your teens and young adulthood as an autistic individual, but this book provides a script for how to do what adulthood will make you do anyway, in a way that is most accessible for you”.

You’ve just received an autism diagnosis, so why do you still feel so lost when it comes to what autism actually means for you?

Written by autistic advocate Sarah O’Brien, this book gives a much-needed introduction into what autism is and removes the myths, stereotypes and stigma that surround it. Sarah provides insights into what to do after diagnosis and how to approach and navigate the process of informing those in your life, from your family and friends to your teachers or manager at work. Utilising her own experience of feeling lost after diagnosis and navigating all of the ‘firsts’ of adolescence and young adulthood Sarah provides an honest and friendly voice to guide you through it all.

Intelligent and clearly-written, this is the fact-led and information-rich resource that will answer your questions about autism, introduce you to your new community and set you up to thrive as an autistic adult.

‘An invaluable guide for the newly diagnosed or the curious. Using a strengths-led, evidence-informed approach, Sarah provides a clear roadmap for navigating autistic life.’ Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Child and

The Autistic Guide to Adventure

Active Pursuits from Archery to Wild Swimming for Tweens and Teens

It’s time for a new generation of autistic adventurers!

Outdoor adventuring can be life changing - it makes you physically and mentally stronger, takes you to new places and introduces you to new friends, as well as being an exhilarating challenge - but it can be stressful when there are unexpected social and sensory challenges involved. Allie Mason, autistic adventurer extraordinaire, is here to help.

Join Allie as she introduces activities ranging from archery to stargazing, sailing to fossil hunting, snorkeling to nature-writing - and so much more. Each easily digestible factsheet comes with a short introduction, a summary of the sensory experiences involved, suggestions on approaching activities for when you’re just getting started, as well as a handy budgeting system.

With personal anecdotes and interviews with awesome autistic athletes, this book will give you the support you need to take on the great outdoors.

‘Want to give an Autistic child, or a young adult, the gift of enchantment in a world that is inaccessible? This is the book they need - I just wish that this had been around when I was a child.’ Lydia Wilkins, journalist and author of The Autism Friendly Cookbook

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and sea monsters. To some extent, they were right. Nowadays, if you were to find a fossil that you believed

had important scientific value, it would be your responsibility to report it to your local museum. That way the discovery can be appropriately studied and identified, as well as shared with the public, for anyone to visit.

Sensory Expectations

Due to the fact that one of the most common locations to find fossils is on the coast, you can expect very similar sensory inputs to other active pursuits in this book such as beachcombing. You’ll definitely be getting up close and personal with lots of sedimentary rocks, so be prepared for textural encounters with grainy and gritty surfaces. Looking for patterns like the honeycomb structure of dinosaur bones or the spiral shells of ammonites can be great visual stimulation, and the soothing sound of ocean waves can have a calming aural effect.

Getting Started!

So now that you’ve decided to take up fossil hunting, you’re going to need to choose a beach to start your search at. It would be sensible to time your visit for when the tide is falling, and also try to go in the seasons of winter or spring. But Allie, I hear you cry, won’t the coast be colder during those seasons? Whilst that is a very good point, as it might well be, it’s in winter or spring when the likelihood of finding a fossil is at its highest. The wind, rain and rough seas will have had the chance to scour the surface of the rocks that you’ll be searching, potentially revealing hidden bones beneath. You’ll definitely want to wear sturdy footwear with a grippy sole, because clambering over rocks can be dangerous. If you’d feel more confident as part of a small group, locations that are well-known for discovering fossils (such as the Jurassic Coast in England) have tour operators who can take you to the most likely spots for unearthing your own ancient find.


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Ju N 2023 | £12.99 | 16–21 ye A rs | 256pp | p B | I s BN-9781839972263 NEW
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B | 50 B& w I llustr At I o N s AN d p H otos | I s BN-9781839972171 NEW autism 64 Fossil Hunting Introduction The oldest known fossils that have ever been found were from creatures that lived 3.5 billion years ago. Hard to fathom, right? A fossil is the name given to the preserved remains of life-forms that existed on our planet in the time before recorded history. To put it simply, it is the leftover bits of something that died a very, very, VERY long time ago. There are many types of fossils to discover, although most people will immediately think of dinosaur bones. You can recognize these by their honeycomb-like structure, which is the appearance left by minerals filling in the bone marrow over time. There aren’t just dinosaur bones out there, however. Fossil finds also include the human skeletons of our ancient ancestors and the tusks of Ice Age woolly mammoths, plus shells and plants and suchlike. Why Try It? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share your favourite hobby with a Roman emperor? If you take up fossil hunting, you’ll soon find out! The emperor Augustus loved to keep his fossil collection on full display for his guests to admire when they visited. At that time, the Romans thought that fossils were relics of mythical creatures, untamed beasts
2023 | £14.99 | 8–14 ye A rs | 176pp | p

He’s Not Naughty! A Children’s Guide to Autism

Deborah Brownson

Illustrated by Ben Mason

Fed up of everyone not understanding her friend Jake, Taryn candidly explains her understanding of autism, and why Jake’s behaviour isn’t naughty! This book is quick and fun way for children aged 6 plus to learn about autism and the vibrant illustrations provide a unique visual representation of what it’s like to be autistic.

mA r 2019 | £10.99 | 6–11 ye A rs | 80pp | p B | I s BN-9781785928727



Seven Magic Ingredients to Help Develop Your Child’s Interactive Attention Span

Kate Wilde

This book is filled with magical game ideas and creative activities designed for children on the autism spectrum to maximise connection and social interaction. Covering everything from trains and planes to household appliances, animals and popular TV and film characters, each activity can also be adapted to suit your child’s needs and interests.

Kate C. Wilde has struck gold with her book Autism Abracadabra enables families to connect through positivity and joy.’ Amy KD Tobik, Editor-in-Chief of Exceptional Needs Today and Publisher, Lone Heron Publishing

mAy 2022 | £14.99 | 240pp | p B | I s BN-9781787757516

The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide

A Practical Handbook for Autistic Teens and Tweens

Yenn Purkis and Tanya Masterman

Foreword by Emma Goodall

This is a guide for young people aged 10-14 on the autism spectrum. It encourages teens and tweens to identify their strengths, suggests how they can develop their identity, and celebrates neurodiversity. It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as anxiety and meltdowns, as well as fun activities and interactive sections.

Apr 2020 | £12.99 | 10–14 ye A rs | 112pp | p B 14 B l A ck AN d w HI te c A rtoo N s | I s BN-9781787753167

Queerly Autistic

The Ultimate Guide For LGBTQIA+ Teens On The Spectrum

Erin Ekins


From coming out to friends and family, staying safe in relationships and practicing safe sex, through to self-care and coping with bullying, being out and about in the LGBTQIA+ community and undergoing gender transition, this book is filled with essential information, advice, support and resources to help you on your journey, and also works as a primer on all things LGBTQIA+ for non-autistic teens who are just figuring it all out.

‘As an autistic person who both got my autism diagnosis and came into my queerness later in life, it is hard to express the feeling of comfort there was in reading a book written for the confused queer autistic kid I was.’ Kate Sauder, disability scholar and blogger

Apr 2021 | £12.99 | 12–18 ye A rs | 240pp | p B | I s BN-9781787751712

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The Red Beast Anger Workbook

For All Children Who Want to Tame Their Red Beast Including Those on the Autism Spectrum


Al-Ghani and Sue Larkey

Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated and interactive workbook will help children find ways to calm their Red Beast and learn how to prevent it from waking in the first place. Full of practical activities and illustrated examples, it supports the development of emotional and sensory regulation and provides coping mechanisms for children who experience intense emotional flooding or meltdowns as well.

The workbook includes a helpful introduction for adults on the science of self-regulation, clear guidance on how to pace the learning and a wide range of activities such as scenarios to help children explore their anger, anger management plans, and exercises that encourage interoceptive awareness.

‘This new workbook will help parents, children and teachers learn what both wakes and pacifies the notorious Red Beast.’ Professor Tony Attwood, Griffith University

mAy 2023 | £14.99 | 5–10 ye A rs | 128pp

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The Red Beast Helping Children on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with Angry Feelings

K.I. Al-Ghani

Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

A story book to help autistic and other SEN children depersonalise anger through learned strategies

Jul 2022 | £13.99 | 4–9 ye A rs | 40pp | HB | full colour HAN d dr Aw N I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781839972751

The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome)

K.I. Al-Ghani

Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

Teaching children to deal with disappointment and see things more positively

d ec 2013 | £13.99 | 6–13 ye A rs | 64pp

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The Panicosaurus Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani

Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

Teach children to defeat the Panicosaurus with the help of Smartosaurus

o ct 2012 | £13.99 | 6–11 ye A rs | 56pp

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K.I. Al-Ghani The Red Beast said hurtful words and it tried to hit out at poor Charlie. “I hate you! I’m gonna get you!” it screamed with rage. Charlie felt afraid and he started to cry. autism NEW NEW 35 Chapter 6 What Wakes Your Red Beast? 36  The Red Beast Workbook ATITY 7: A WA UR RE BS? Tick or draw an angry face next to what wakes your Red Beast. Does this wake your Red Beast? Tic or draw an angry ace 1. Having to wait 2. Losing a game 3. Being touched or bumped into 4. Being scared 5. Thinking people are making fun of me 6. Thinking something is unfair 7. Doing tests 8. Being late 9. Being tired 1. Being ignored 1. Loud noises 12. Being left out 1. Being bullied 14. Things not going as planned 1. Not understanding what to do 1. Being told what to do 1. Technology not working 1. Being hungry 1. 2. Can you add to the list?

Me and My PDA

A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People

Glòria Durà-Vilà and Tamar Levi

Illustrated by Tamar Levi

An interactive, beautifully illustrated workbook to help young people with PDA understand their diagnosis and build their own personalised problem-solving strategies

‘Part self-help guide, part gentle workbook, it’s presented in a really positive, accessible style which most importantly puts the young person with PDA in the driving seat.’ The PDA Society

Nov 2018 | £14.99 | 10–18 ye A rs | 144pp | HB | f ull colour

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The Panda on PDA

Important facts about YOU

It would be great to know some facts about you that have nothing to do with your PDA. You may want to start by writing down what you most enjoy doing.

My hobbies are / I really like to:

You may want to write the names of the most important people in your life.

My favourite people are

You may have a pet that is very dear to you.

• My pet is a and  my pet’s name is 18

A Children’s Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance

Glòria Durà-Vilà

Illustrated by Rebecca Tatternorth

A positive and gentle introduction to PDA for children aged 3+. Panda describes the strengths and challenges of PDA, explaining how he finds it very hard to do what others ask him to do, but can thrive and live a playful, happy life when given the right support.

Jul 2022 | £11.99 | 4–12 ye A rs | 40pp | HB | fully I llustr Ated IN colour | I s BN-9781839970061

Do you have a favourite toy or game that you prefer to the rest of your other toys or games?

• My favourite toy/game is:

How do you like to relax? I chill out by:

Let’s explore what you are good at.

• I’m good at:

• You may want to ask your parents what makes them proud to be your parent and write it here:

If you want to, you can write or draw any facts about yourself here. You can also add any that we have not included in this book.


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B ears are the autistic family of the Animal Kingdom. We have many wonderful qualities. For example, we enjoy being alone at times, can be very independent, are fiercely loyal to our families and are peaceful until thoroughly annoyed. Oh, yes, and we also get lots of pleasure from our senses! Have you seen us rubbing our backs, shoulders and the back of our heads on trees or even telephone poles? (It feels so good!) As there is great diversity among autistic people, this is also the case among us bears. Look at some of my friends – polar bears, brown bears, black bears… We have many things in common but we can also be different and, as will show you in this book, we Pandas are a particularly amazing bunch of bears! Each bear is special but we Pandas have a particular style of autism called PDA that makes us extra-special. PDA is the name of the Pandas’ unique place on the autism spectrum. autism NEW

Making Sense of Your Senses

Sensory Solutions Workbook

Monique Thoonsen

Taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound are the five senses we all know about. But did you know there are three more? And they’re very important. This activity filled workbook for 7–12-year-olds teaches kids all about sensory processing, the effects it has on how they feel and how to identify the right kind of sensory input to feel better.

d ec 2023 | £14.99 | 7–12 ye A rs | 128pp | p B | 60 B l A ck AN d w HI te l IN e dr Aw IN gs. | I s BN-9781839978029

The Autistic Teen’s Avoidant Eating Workbook

Elizabeth Shea

Illustrated by Tim Stringer

What should I be aware of when trying new foods? Am I ready to change my eating patterns? How can I eat with other people?

Food can come with all sorts of challenges - sensory issues, social pressure, loss of control - and so making choices about what foods to eat, and coping with mealtimes can be stressful - especially when other people are involved.

If you are neurodivergent and looking to change your relationship with food, this interactive, accessible guide is the perfect companion. You might stick to the same ‘safe’ foods all the time, be attached to specific mealtime rituals, or struggle to know whether you are hungry or full. This guide will help you recognise the signs of avoidant eating, cope with food related anxieties and manage sensory overload, as well as the particular social stresses of communal eating.

With top tips, a progress tracker, quizzes and worksheets, this is an engaging and informative resource for teens and parents alike.

s ep 2023 | £14.99 208pp | p B | Illustr Ated IN B l A ck AN d w HI te t H roug H out w I t H dow N lo A d AB le works H eets for t H e tee N to complete | I s BN-9781787758599

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The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules, 10th Anniversary Edition

The Handbook of (Not-So-Obvious) Neurotypical Social Guidelines for Autistic Teens

Jennifer Cook

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds on the autism spectrum, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping teens on the spectrum to navigate the world around them.

‘When I was a teen, I was bullied in school and called names. If this book had been available, my teenage years would have been less difficult.’ Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures

Ju N 2022 | £13.99 | 10–17 ye A rs | 304pp | p B | 45 B l A ck AN d w HI te c A rtoo N s | I s BN-9781787758377

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul, LCSW

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed coloring pages to help promote skill generalization.

mA r 2014 | £16.99 | 72pp | HB | 75 colour p H otogr A p H s | I s BN-9781849059862 | rI g H ts sold: cHIN ese (s I mpl I f I ed), f re N c H , p ol I s H

The Green Zone Conversation Book Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

Using bright colours and fun illustrations, this book will show children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 7 and above how to identify common interests in conversation, and how to go on to talk about them successfully. The photocopiable worksheets and activities encourage children to engage with this visual model and reinforce the method.

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The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide

How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic

Siena Castellon

Foreword by Temple Grandin

The ultimate advice guide for autistic teenage girls, written by an award-winning autistic teen campaigner. With practical tips on friendships, dating, mental health, bullying and school life to help you overcome any challenge.

‘The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide is EXACTLY what the title described, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Such a resource you have provided, Siena. Well-bloomingdone!’ Dr Nancy Doyle C. Psychol., CEO and founder of Genius Within

mA r 2020 | £12.99 | 12–18 ye A rs | 256pp | p B | 16 B /w c A rtoo N s | I s BN-9781787751835

The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

Robyn Steward

Changes during puberty, such as the onset of periods, are challenging for girls on the autism spectrum. Written from experience by an autistic woman, this straightforward guide to periods helps the reader to prepare in great detail, from hygiene to pain medication and sensory experiences to mood swings.

Apr 2019 | £12.99 | 10 ye A rs | 96pp | HB | colour p H otogr A p H s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781785923241 | world r I g H ts AvAI l AB le

The Growing Up Guide for Girls

What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

Davida Hartman

Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs

This charmingly illustrated guide for girls is full of facts and advice about growing up, puberty, body image, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for girls with autism aged 9 to 14.

mA r 2015 | £10.99 | 9–14 ye A rs | 72pp | HB | 26 colour

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The Growing Up Book for Boys

What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

Davida Hartman

Illustrated by Margaret Anne


This growing up guide for boys is full of facts, tips and colour illustrations explaining puberty, body image, hygiene, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for boys with autism aged 9 to 14.

mA r 2015 | £10.99 | 9–14 ye A rs | 72pp | HB | 26 colour

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My Unique ADHD World


“They just don’t get it!” I bet you have said that before...

Maybe if you knew more about ADHD, you could help your friends, family and teachers understand too. Everyone has things they are good at and things they find more difficult. ADHD can give you some special strengths - however, it can also make some things more difficult for you. Let’s explore what ADHD means for you with fun facts and by hearing all about other ADHD children’s experiences too!

You can even write (or doodle) what you already know and what you have learnt about so that you can teach your friends, family and teachers all about you and YOUR UNIQUE ADHD!

‘Jo Steer and Clare Berry in their book ‘My Unique ADHD World!’ have beautifully illustrated what ADHD means and will help many children understand that their uniqueness should be celebrated and not criticised.’ Soli Lazarus

Ju N 2023 | £10.99 | 5–9 ye A rs | 32pp | HB | I s BN-9781839973352

ADHD Is Our Superpower

The Amazing Talents and Skills of Children with ADHD




I am great at thinking quickly and in an emergency I am the best at making a quick plan.

I always seem to lose things, even my most special toys! This is really annoying and people have to help me find my things. 11

An illustrated book to help children to understand their ADHD diagnosis in a positive light. Each character in the book focuses on a specific symptom of ADHD such as hyper-focus, sensory overwhelm, poor initiation and inattention. They also introduce readers to the unique strengths their ADHD provides, with links to further resources and support.

‘What a warm, lively and fabulous book. An utter delight to support both children with ADHD, and their families.’ Michelle Beckett, Founder, ADHD Action

mAy 2021 | £9.99 | 7–11 ye A rs | 64pp | p B | 70 2-colour I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787757301

I like it when the grown-ups notice when I am doing something well, like being kind and helpful. I love it when I find little notes under my pillow. This works better than punishing me. Punishments just make me cross.

Grown-ups can help me by noticing the little things I am doing well and praise me.

When I am enjoying an activity or looking at something that really interests me, I get animated and excited. I love exploring – when I go outdoors I feel really happy. I love digging and making things with wood.

ADHD is my superpower because I am adventurous.

Hello, my name is Bobby and I have ADHD.

I make lots of people laugh as I have a good sense of humour. I notice the way people talk and behave, and I can mimic them. I have a real eye for detail and notice things that other people miss.

It makes me really happy when people are smiling at me rather than being cross with me. There are lots of famous comedians, actors and entertainers with ADHD like Rory Bremner, Ant McPartlin, Jim Carrey and Will Smith. 35

It’s a bit complicated but let me try to explain what ADHD is. Inside my skull is my phenomenal brain which acts like a superpowered computer.

My brain sends messages to different parts of my body to do things like feel emotions, talk, stop, move, write, eat, listen, sleep. It’s incredible that our brains control our bodies and our emotions, isn’t it?

FACT: Both boys and girls can have ADHD.

Sometimes the messages get through and everything is okay.

But sometimes the messages don’t get through and I may get things wrong. My body is not receiving the messages from my brain. I get into trouble. Grown-ups tell me that I should try harder. But honestly, I am trying as hard as I can.

Grown-ups can help by learning about my ADHD brain and then realizing that I am not being deliberately naughty.

My brain is very busy and is full of thoughts and ideas. Sometimes in life things go wrong. Some people may panic, but my busy brain can come up with some solutions. I’m good to have around when there is a drama! My busy brain is on high alert most of the time.

ADHD is my superpower because when things go wrong, I can keep calm and solve the problem.

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The Teenage Girl’s Guide to Living Well with ADHD

Improve your Self-Esteem, Self-Care and Self Knowledge

Sonia Ali

Have you ever been told you are chatty or fidgety at school?

Do you have a constantly whirring mind?

Do you ‘tune out’ and daydream or find it hard to pay attention?

ADHD can impact your life in many ways. This positive, self-affirming guide will increase your knowledge about ADHD and empower you in your daily life.

The chapters are full of tips, tricks and life hacks so you can better manage your time, harness your creativity, energy and enthusiasm, and make more time for fun! Reflection activities and quizzes will help you better understand yourself and learn strategies on how to manage the intense emotions of rejection sensitivity. You’ll learn the fundamentals of great self-care and how to look forward to life beyond school.

Learn how ADHD brains work, and tricky concepts like executive functioning. Quick chapter summaries let you pick which sections are most relevant to you right now, and the strategies and visuals are designed for ADHD brains and can be used with support from parents, mentors or teachers.

The Teenage Girl’s Guide to Living Well with ADHD gives you all you need to build on your strengths and overcome challenges to fully embrace who you are and live your best life.

‘Hurrah for this book full of “aha!” moments and practical ideas aimed specifically at teenage girls with ADHD. This book celebrates strengths and navigates challenges all in a highly accessible (but never condescending) format which is perfect for dipping in and out of.’ Pooky Knightsmith, author of The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal

ADHD, Tics & Me!

A Story to Explain ADHD and Tic Disorders/Tourette Syndrome

Susan Ozer and Inyang Takon

Illustrated by Sophie Kennedy

Meet 9-year-old Jaime. Jaime has both ADHD and a tic disorder. Find out how these two conditions make him feel, how he was diagnosed, and how he has learnt to relieve his ADHD symptoms and minimise his tics. Jaime also explains how friends and adults can help at home and school. Other characters in the story share their unique experiences of ADHD, tics, or both, and the different ways the condition can present. The gentle reminder that others share these conditions helps children better understand ADHD and tics and increases self-esteem.

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Dyslexia and Me

How to Survive and Thrive if You’re Neurodivergent

Onyinye Udokporo

Rising star entrepreneur Onyinye Udokporo shares her story of being young, black and dyslexic in a society where dyslexia was presented as a white male issue, and shares tips and strategies that enabled her to thrive in the face of adversity.

‘Onyinye thank you, for your openness and vulnerability in this book by sharing your highs and lows, it makes this book, so real and authentic as well as touching on wellbeing and self-care within the dyslexic journey.’ Marcia Brissett-Bailey, Observer of the BDA Executive Board and co-founder of the BDA Cultural Perspective Committee (Chair)

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Mission Dyslexia Find Your Superpower and Be Your Brilliant Self

Julie McNeill, Rossie Stone and Paul McNeill

Illustrated by Rossie Stone

Fun interactive book with three superhero characters representing dyslexic strengths (Creatia, Willforce and Persisto) for dyslexic kids aged 7-11.

The Bigger Picture Book of Amazing Dyslexics and the Jobs They Do

Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth and Kate Power

Foreword by Paul Smith

Funny and beautifully designed, packed with photos, this book puts amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do under the spotlight. The reader draws inspiration and insight from the stories which highlight the dyslexics’ low and high points, people who inspired them, their coping strategies, strengths, eureka moments and advice to younger selves.

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Mission Dyslexia gently empowers children to develop strategies suited to their own unique strengths. This positive fully illustrated book, with draw in pages, will encourage children to use their own strengths and talents to build their self-esteem and develop the self understanding and coping mechanisms to thrive at home and school.

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Fun Games and Activities for Children with Dyslexia

How to Learn Smarter with a Dyslexic Brain

Alais Winton

Illustrated by Joe Salerno

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How to Learn Smarter with a Dyslexic Brain

Alais Winton

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More games, strategies and activities from Amazon bestselling author Alais Winton for dyslexic children aged 7+ to build skills in literacy and numeracy

200 Tricky Spellings in Cartoons

Visual Mnemonics for Everyone - UK edition

Lidia Stanton

A collection of 200 memorable mnemonics to help students actively learn and effortlessly recall tricky spellings

‘A brilliant spelling book that uses cartoons and comedy to help you remember how to spell tricky words. We wish we had this book at school!’ Kate and Kathy, Authors, The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

J AN 2021 | £13.99 | 7–99 ye A rs | 272pp | p B | 240+ B r AN

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GCSE Maths for Neurodivergent Learners

Build Your Confidence in Number, Proportion and Algebra

Judy Hornigold and Rose Jewell

We all have to take GCSE maths, but that doesn’t mean we all find it easy! If you have been struggling with maths and find working with numbers particularly tough, this is the go-to GCSE maths study guide to help you ace your exams.

This is the first GCSE maths study guide (covering number, proportion and algebra) that uses engaging multisensory methods of learning for students with specific learning differences. It offers unique insight into why you may find maths extra challenging and gives practical advice on how you can adapt your studying processes to suit the way that you learn best.

With a range of study strategies and fun activities, the guide covers topics from fractions, multiplication and division to algebra, quadratics and percentages. With everything tailored to suit young people who think and learn differently, this GCSE maths study guide has all you need to improve your maths skills...and maybe even learn to love maths!

‘The study guide covers fundamental topics in a straightforward, easy to follow way with useful visual images and practical examples to aid understanding. A ‘must have’ resource.’ Catherine Eadle, The Dyscalculia Network

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The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCDFriendly Study Skills Guide

Tips and Strategies for Exam Success

Ann-Marie McNicholas

This practical study skills guide helps young people with dyslexia and specific learning differences (SpLDs) study for exams. The book takes an active learning approach that helps students develop a positive attitude towards study and exams. It also offers strategies for multisensory learners and is full of techniques for learning and remembering.

‘The beauty of this book is that it not only offers practical tips for developing good study habits but also shows learners how these can be applied in a meaningful way. The book is full of helpful hints, activities and useful templates for creating resources; it is an invaluable guide for both students and tutors.’ Anne

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J AN 2020 | £14.99 | 10 ye A rs | 144pp | p B | I s BN-9781787751774 MathS for NEurodivErGENt LEarNErS 68 ACTIVITY 1.1 1. Use Napier’s bones and grids to work out these multiplications. a) 456 × 3 b) 239 × 4 c) 713 × 6 d) 837 × 7 e) 942 × 9 2. Write down the related division facts for each multiplication. INVESTIGATE Choose two bones and put them side by side. Are there any rows where the two numbers in the tens column add up to a number less than 10? Write down the calculation and the answer that the row gives you. What if an addition gives a total of 10 or more? If the numbers in a single column add up to 10 or more, write down the ones digit, carry the ‘ten’ into the next column and include it in the next addition. Look at this example, which shows the method for working out 371 × 3. Answer: 371 × 3 = 1113 Let’s look at another example and this time break down the individual steps. Work out 876 × 7 Begin by putting the bones for 8, 7 and 6 side by side. Copy the values in the seventh row into a grid. Starting on the right side of the grid, add the columns along the diagonals. 3 7 1 3 0 9 2 1 0 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 7 1 3 0 9 2 1 0 3 1 3 3 0 3 0 6 0 9 1 2 1 5 8 2 1 2 4 2 7 3 0 7 0 7 1 4 2 1 2 8 3 5 2 4 9 5 6 6 3 7 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 5 0 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 1 0 8 0 8 1 6 2 4 3 2 4 0 4 8 5 6 6 4 7 2 8 0 7 0 7 1 4 2 1 2 8 3 5 4 2 4 9 5 6 6 3 7 0 6 0 6 1 2 8 2 4 3 0 3 6 4 2 4 8 5 4 6 0 Notice you do not have to remember your 7 times table when you do this calculation. 1. MuLtipLiCatioN aNd diviSioN 69 2 will be the ones digit in your answer. 8 7 6 7 5 6 4 9 4 2 3 2 Next column: 9 + 4 = 13 Write the 3 ones below the 9 and 4. Carry the ten to the next column on the left. Next column: 1 + 6 + 4 = 11 8 7 6 7 5 6 4 9 4 2 1 3 2 Write the 1 one below the 1, 6 and 4. Carry the 1 ten to the next column on the left. Final column: 1 + 5 = 6 8 7 6 7 5 6 4 9 4 2 6 1 3 2 Write 6 below the 1 and 5. Answer: 876 × 7 = 6132 The grid also shows that 6132 ÷ 7 = 876 and 6132 ÷ 876 = 7 ACTIVITY 1.2 1. Use Napier’s bones and grids to work out these multiplications. a) 278 × 4 b) 854 × 6 c) 291 × 8 d) 739 × 9 e) 456 × 7 2. Write down the related division facts for each multiplication. Remember, when an addition gives a total of 10 or more, write down the ones digit and carry the ten into the next column. Include it in the next addition. 1 1 1 1 NEW

A Gobblegark’s Guide to your Brilliant Neurodivergent brain

Suzanne Robertshaw

Psstt.. over here... I’m Jangles... I’m a Gobblegark!... No time to explain, join me on a treasure hunt!

This is no ordinary treasure hunt. In fact, this book is quite magical. You’ll meet caterpillars and gobblegarks and best of all? You’ll see how fantastic being neurodivergent is! Win keys by completing some challenges along the way, each one leading you closer to the treasure and to knowing a bit more about yourself and your brain. Built-in breaktimes ensure that you won’t get overwhelmed. Afterall, it can be tiring investigating your brain, making your way through a maze, and finding out how to use the strengths of your brain and understand yourself!

Downloadable worksheets let you truly make this book your own because you can go back to activities as many times as you need, or do them in different ways, (and of course skip the ones you don’t!). Let’s make our brilliant brains even more amazing with this Gobblegark Guide!

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Awesome Games and Activities for Kids with Numeracy Difficulties

How to Feel Smart and In Control about Doing Mathematics with a Neurodiverse Brain

Judy Hornigold

Illustrated by Joe Salerno

A collection of mathematical games, activities and curiosities to surprise and amuse children aged 7+, whilst providing learners with a grasp of fundamental concepts and techniques. This book can be used by anyone wanting to improve their maths, as well as those with dyscalculia or maths anxiety or other SLDs, and will show learners how much fun numbers can be.

How Can I Remember All That? Simple Stuff to Improve Your Working Memory

Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway

Illustrated by David O’Connell

The go-to accessible guide to working memory issues for kids with SpLDs and the adults who care for them

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That Can Be Tricky Working memory in my classroom Why is it hard to follow instructions in the classroom if you have working memory issues? Because you have to keep many different things in your brain at the same time. You have to remember what the teacher told you and you have to carry out these tasks. It’s like juggling many balls, and sometimes you drop one of those balls and forget what you are supposed to do. TOMMY When I was in kindergarten, I loved school! There were so many fun activities and the teacher was always there to help me if I forgot something. I don’t mind school now but I find it a lot harder to concentrate. Sometimes I close my 24 Things That Can Be Tricky eyes and try to listen really hard to what my teacher, Ms. Higgins, is saying. But other thoughts come in my head, like games I would like to play, what I will talk to my friends about at lunchtime, oh, and my favorite comic books I’m reading. My teacher says that she always has to repeat things for me because I never listen. She even called me a dreamer. But I’m not trying to 25
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Wired Differently – 30 Neurodivergent People You Should Know

Joe Wells

Illustrated by Tim Stringer

This collection of illustrated portraits celebrates the lives of influential neurodivergent figures who have achieved amazing things in recent times.

Showcasing these 30 incredible people, the extraordinary stories in this book show that the things they’ve achieved, created and inspired they did not despite being different but because they are different. From politicians, activists and journalists to YouTubers, DJs and poets, this book highlights a wide range of exciting career paths for neurodivergent readers.

‘I would like everyone I have ever met, and ever will meet, to read this book.’ Angela Barnes, Comedian

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Bestselling author KATHY HOOPMANN playfully explores living with different learning differences/conditions through charming photos of animals!

All Dogs Have ADHD

Kathy Hoopmann

Aug 2020 | £10.99 | 7–99 ye A rs

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All Cats Are on the Autism Spectrum

Kathy Hoopmann

Foreword by Haley Moss

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All Birds Have Anxiety

Kathy Hoopmann

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All About Dyspraxia Understanding

Developmental Coordination Disorder

Kathy Hoopmann

mA r 2022 | £10.99 | 3–99 ye A rs | 80pp | HB |

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Facing Mighty Fears About Throwing Up

Dawn Huebner, PhD

Illustrated by Liza Stevens

Ju N 2022 | £10.99 | 6–12 ye A rs | 80pp | p B | 39 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787759251

Facing Mighty Fears About Health

Dawn Huebner, PhD

Illustrated by Liza Stevens

Apr 2022 | £10.99 | 6–12 ye A rs | 80pp | p B | 39 B& w I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787759282

Facing Mighty Fears About Animals

Dawn Huebner, PhD

Illustrated by Liza Stevens

Apr 2022 | £10.99 | 6–10 ye A rs | 96pp | p B | 40 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787759466

Facing Mighty Fears About Trying New Things

Dawn Huebner, PhD

Illustrated by Liza Stevens

Apr 2022 | £10.99 | 6–10 ye A rs | 80pp | p B | 35 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787759503

Facing Mighty Fears About Making Mistakes

Dawn Huebner, PhD

Illustrated by Liza Stevens

Jul 2023 | £10.99 | 8–12 ye A rs | 80pp | p B | 46 B l A ck AN d w HI te l IN e dr Aw IN gs | I s BN-9781839974663

Facing Mighty Fears About Baddies and Villains

Dawn Huebner, PhD

Illustrated by Liza Stevens

mA r 2023 | £10.99 | 8–12 ye A rs | 80pp | p B | 34 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781839974625

Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Parent Coach specializing in childhood anxiety. As well as being a bestselling author, she speaks to groups of educators, mental health professionals, and parents around the world.

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The first step on the path to being okay with mistakes is to decide on a word. Your word can be real or made up. Long or short. Funny or serious. Oops Fiddlesticks Nerts Oy Oof Cripes Drat Crikey Gosh Oh bother Shucks Gah Argh Whoops Good grief Oofta Pish Blimey Oy vey Rats Oh well 23 Choose a word you like, though, one that feels good in your mouth, because you are going to say this word whenever you make a mistake. FUN FACT Pro basketball player Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. FUN FACT This same Michael Jordan, now one of the world’s most famous basketball players, later said, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over again, and that is why I succeed.” Fiddlesticks! 24 The opposite of goody is baddy. But baddies aren’t food. They are characters and people who do mean scary things. witch TROLL zombie devil ghost doll that comes to life ogre kidnapper intruder monster vampire robber bad guy villain 10 Some baddies are real—actual people doing actual hurtful things. Other baddies are pretend—characters in books, games, movies, and stories friends tell, even though the baddy never took an actual breath and isn’t real at all. 11

Outsmarting Worry

An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety

Dawn Huebner PhD

Illustrated by Kara McHale

This easy to follow illustrated book from a best-selling author presents strategies for 9-13 year olds with anxiety. It teaches them about a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face and overcome worries and fears, and normalizes their symptoms providing a set of concrete steps to overcome them. The tried and tested techniques are based on the most up-to-date psychological treatments of anxiety, including CBT and ACT.

‘Helping anxious children understand and embrace this concept is no small feat. Dawn Huebner’s latest book gets the job done, unmasking worry and showing kids-with clarity and playful encouragement-how to put worry in its rightful place.’ Lynn Lyons, LICSW, coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids

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Something Bad Happened

A Kid’s Guide to Coping With Events in the News

Dawn Huebner

Illustrated by Kara McHale

Full of advice for children who may be worried about events in the news, this guide from best-selling author Dawn Huebner offers advice for having tough conversations with 6-12 year olds about world events such as natural disasters, terrorism and war. It addresses common questions and provides tools to calm fears.

‘Dawn Huebner has a gift for speaking with children about difficult topics.’ Eileen KennedyMoore, PhD, co-author of Growing Friendships: A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends

s ep 2019 | £10.99 | 6–12 ye A rs

The Sibling Survival Guide

Surefire Ways to Solve Conflicts, Reduce Rivalry, and Have More Fun with your Brothers and Sisters

Dawn Huebner

Illustrated by Kara McHale

Why can’t they just get along?! This indispensable guide from best-selling author Dawn Huebner helps 9-12-year olds manage feelings, resolve conflicts, and strengthen bonds with brothers and sisters. Warm, witty, practical and effective, this book will help children live in peace.

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N 2021 | £12.99 | 9–12 ye A rs | 128pp | p B | B& w I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781787754911 It’s like that with us, too. We modern-day humans need to learn the difference between real dangers and False Alarms. Mistaking one for the other causes all sorts of trouble, and makes us feel needlessly afraid. The most common cause of amygdala False Alarms is Worry. Imagine Worry – Worry with an upper-case W – as something separate from you. A little creature. A monster, or critter, or pest. It acts like a friend – there to protect and keep you safe – but really Worry’s aim is to frighten you. 28 29 Worry is like that annoying classmate. You know the one. The person who plops down next to you, then jumps up and shouts: Spider?! Your amygdala would pull the alarm, sending a jolt of energy through your body. You’d jump up, and immediately start brushing your leg. Ick! But wait. Even though you’re in fight-or-flight mode and your heart is pounding, your brain would begin to register: I didn’t see any spider. A minute or two later, your classmate does it again: You’d probably startle again. Amygdala alarm! Although not quite as intense. You’d stay seated this time, but your heart would still be pounding and you’d still look down. Is there a spider?


the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Fun CBT workbook to help children understand and manage their anger

Aug 2014 | £13.99 | 5–9 ye A rs | 176pp | p B | 100+

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Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

From the successful Gremlin series, a CBT approach to manage anxiety in children

aged 5-9

Aug 2014 | £13.99 | 5–9 ye A rs | 192pp | p B | 100+ B &w I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781849054928 | w orld r I g H ts AvAI l AB le

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

A unique and award-winning resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them

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Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

A CBT workbook to help children manage anger from the award winning Gremlin series

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Banish Your SelfEsteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive SelfEsteem for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

A CBT workbook to help young people stay positive and feel great!

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My Life After Trauma Handbook

Surviving and Thriving using Psychological Approaches

Bridie Gallagher, Sue Knowles, Reggie Worthington and Jade Baron


Adversity is a part of life and many of us have experienced trauma that has left us feeling distressed, scared or alone. This book draws on Bridie and Sue’s background in Clinical Psychology to help you identify what trauma is, the effect it can have on your physical and mental health, and how you can cope.

Containing many ideas and strategies to support you with the impact of trauma, including giving yourself a butterfly hug to calm yourself down or sending an email to someone who lives far away to feel more connected, this is a guide that you can dip in and out of, and return to at different stages in your life after trauma. Co-written with two young people who were brave enough to share their own stories, you will find that you are not alone, that nothing stays the same, and that there’s always hope.

‘Bridie, Sue, Jade, and Reggie have written a book that moves us from victim to survivor, allowing resilience and growth to follow. I recommend this book to any young person who has experienced trauma and for those supporting them.’ Dr Kim S Golding CBE, Clinical Psychologist and Author

My Anxiety Handbook Getting Back on Track

Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher and Phoebe McEwen

Illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen

An accessible, easy to use anxiety survival guide for young people aged 12-18. Coauthored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers tested methods and simple exercises to reduce the reader’s anxious feelings. Includes chapters on sleep, exams and transitions.

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My Intense Emotions Handbook

Manage Your Emotions and Connect Better with Others

Sue Knowles, Bridie

Gallagher and Hannah


Illustrated by Emmeline


Foreword by Kim S. Golding

Relatable insights and practical strategies for navigating intense emotions as a teen or young person. Drawing on DBT techniques and stories from young people themselves, this guide will build resilience for coping with overwhelming feelings, so readers aged 14+ can have healthy relationships and tackle emotional challenges that come their way.

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10 Minutes to Better Mental Health A Step-by-Step Guide for Teens Using CBT and Mindfulness

Lee David and Debbie Brewin

Illustrated by Rebecca Price

10 minutes is all you need a day to develop the skills for better mental health. Covering low mood, anxiety and worry, self-esteem and more, the bitesize information, exercises and video and audio clips in this book will help you to plan and carry out changes in your day-to-day life. Survive and thrive with CBT and mindfulness.

‘The perfect book for your school’s mental health library for young people! One of the best self-help books for young people I have come across.’ Veronika Chidemo, (former) Assistant Head and Designated Senior Mental Health Lead, YMHFA Instructor and Consultant mA r 2022 | £13.99 | 13–18 ye A

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Free from Panic

A Teen’s Guide to Coping with Panic Attacks and Panic Symptoms

Monika Parkinson, Kerstin Thirlwall and Lucy Willetts. Illustrations by Richy K. Chandler

Illustrated by Richy K. Chandler

Co-authored by clinicians specialising in anxiety, this guide for teens struggling with panic symptoms or panic disorder uses strategies from CBT, ACT and CFT. It is particularly useful for those who have yet to receive professional treatment.

‘This is a lovely, reassuring book for young people, full of practical, creative and kind suggestions. Crucially, it helps to normalise the experience of panic & gives hope that it is possible to live a better life, free from panic.’ Dr Emily Nobes, Clinical Psychologist, DClinPsych, CPsychol

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout for Teens Skills and Exercises from ACT and CBT for Healthy Thinking

Paula Nagel

Illustrated by Gary Bainbridge

An accessible, engaging how-to guide for building a personalised mental health ‘workout’. Includes tried and tested therapeutic techniques, simple strategies and healthy thinking habits teenagers can use to boost their mental health fitness and emotional wellbeing. mA r 2019 | £13.99 | 12–18 ye

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Breaking Free from OCD

A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner

This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker.

‘I knew when I was presented with this book I was reading a something quality from a leading expert. This book is definitely ideal for young people and their families.’ OCD Today

mAy 2008 | £14.99 | 224pp | p B | I s BN-9781843105749 | rI g H ts sold: d utc H

The Eating Disorder Recovery Journal

Cara Lisette. Foreword by Dr Emily David.

Illustrated by Victoria Barron

Foreword by Emily David

This journal is a safe space to explore and challenge your eating disorder. Filled with creative activities, CBT and mindfulness techniques, colouring pages and positive affirmations, it is designed to support and motivate you throughout your recovery journey.

Apr 2022 | £14.99 | 128pp | p B | B &w colour IN g pA ges AN d I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781839970856

The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD

Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full

Patricia Zurita Ona, Psy.D. Foreword by Stuart Ralph

Illustrated by Louise Gardner

Foreword by Stuart Ralph

This workbook is the first to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for teens aged 12-18 struggling with OCD. It helps guide the reader to overcome compulsive and avoidant behaviours in everyday situations, with top tips, examples of other teens’ experiences and lots of fun and practical activities throughout.

d ec 2019 | £16.99 | 12–18 ye A rs | 272pp | p B | 25 B &w c A rtoo N s | I s BN-9781787750838

No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom

Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling and Shelley Aggarwal. Foreword by Connie Sobczak.

This excellent workbook for teens aged 13-16 promotes positive body image and a healthy relationship to food, and gives sensible, no-nonsense advice on how prevent disordered eating of all kinds. It breaks down myths about diets and is full of tools and strategies to support connected eating, body positivity and balanced exercise.

Jul 2018 | £14.99 | 13–18 ye A rs | 192pp | p B | I s BN-9781785928253 | rI g H ts sold: e sto NIAN , r uss IAN

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Being Brave with Selective Mutism

A Step-by-Step Guide for Children and Their Caregivers

Rachel Busman, PsyD, ABPP. Foreword by Lily Foster

Illustrated by Rebecca Price

Foreword by Lily Foster

This exposure-based workbook for selective mutism is designed for children and caregivers to work through together. With relatable characters and examples throughout, it guides you step-by-step through different exposure activities and helps you to build an achievable action plan to ease fears around talking in different situations.

‘Dr. Rachel Busman lends her expertise through this easy-to-navigate workbook, taking kids on a journey towards increased confidence and bravery. A must-have for all kids and tweens with Selective Mutism.’ Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D., Author of Selective Mutism

mAy 2023 | £16.99 | 8–12 ye A rs | 160pp | p B 20 B &w I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781839970658

I Can’t Go To School!’

The School Non-Attender’s Workbook

Suzy Rowland

Illustrated by Adam A. Freeman

School can be a scary place. But you’re not alone. This interactive workbook, complete with a parent’s guide and professional’s guide for teachers and therapists, will help you feel more confident about asking for help, as well as provide techniques that might make going to school easier for you.

‘A wonderful, exceptionally useful book which will I am sure, help thousands of families’ Professor Peter Fonagy OBE, Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

d ec 2022 | £14.99 | 8–14 ye A rs | 128pp | p B | I s BN-9781839972065

Manny’s Mood Clouds

A Story about Moods and Mood Disorders

Lourdes Ubidia, with A Guide for Adults by Aimee Daramus

Manny has mood clouds... a big red cloud when he’s frustrated, a purple one when he is panicked and even a yellow one when he’s so happy that he has too much energy. Manny’s brother Elijah doesn’t know what to do or how to help. This picture book for ages 5-7 helps children understand mood disorders and how to support friends and siblings.

An excellent addition to parenting and mental health collections as well as a useful resources for classrooms and families to help siblings and children understand their own and other’s challenges.’ Jean Little Library

J AN 2023 | £10.99 | 5–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | c olour, 48 typeset pA ges | I s BN-9781839974953

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The Elf, the Princess and the Impossible Shoe

A Story about Overcoming Perfectionism

Anthony Lloyd Jones

The Elf, The Princess and the Impossible Shoe explores childhood perfectionism and the anxiety that it can cause, and offers children aged 5+ effective tools to deal with their feelings.

Nov 2023 | £11.99 | 5–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | Illustr Ated, 48 typeset pA ges | I s BN-9781839975417

The Nervous Knight A Story about Overcoming Worries and Anxiety

Anthony Lloyd Jones

The nervous knight never likes to take their armour off - what if something bad happens?! All they can think about is what could go wrong. But thankfully, with some help from friends, they learn to overcome this feeling. This picture books explains anxiety to children and contains a guide for parents that gives suggestions on how to overcome it.

J AN 2021 | £11.99 | 5–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | f ully I llustr Ated IN colour t H roug H out | I s BN-9781787754164

The Princess and the Fog

A Story for Children with Depression

Anthony Lloyd Jones

Illustrated by Anthony Lloyd Jones

With a contribution by Melinda Edwards MBE and Dr Linda Bayliss

This vibrantly illustrated story is designed to be read with children aged 5-7 who are suffering from depression. Using metaphor and full of humour, it is a relatable, enjoyable and positive read for all. The book also includes a guide for parents and carers by clinical paediatric psychologists, Dr Melinda Edwards MBE and Linda Bayliss.

Ju N 2015 | £10.99 | 5–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | f ull colour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781849056557

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The knight was never seen without their big, bright, shining armour. In fact, nobody even knew what the knight looked like underneath their helmet!
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You Are Unstoppable! How to Understand Your Feelings about Climate Change and Take Positive Action Together

Megan KennedyWoodard and Patrick Kennedy-Williams

Illustrated by Jordanna George

It’s normal to feel strong emotions like fear, anger or sadness about climate change. This book helps you learn how these emotions may affect you and your behaviour and shows how to transform your worries into positive climate action. With simple tips and tricks, you can ease your climate anxiety and help the planet too.

‘‘Thank you so much for finally making the book I needed in my youth.’ Daze Aghaji, Climate Justice Activist Ju


The Monster Book of Feelings

Creative Activities and Stories to Explore Emotions and Mental Health

Amie Taylor

Illustrated by Richy K. Chandler

‘This brilliant book of stories is a lovely way into discussions about a wide range of feelings.

The stories effortlessly spark discussion and capture children’s imagination. The guidance and suggestions for adults add a richness and confidence to these conversations. A remarkable resource that is a joy to engage with.’ Dr Pooky Knightsmith

f e B 2022 | £22.99 | 3–99 ye A rs 208pp | p B | 35 B &w I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787759008

Cheeky Worries

Patrick Davey and Anna Smith

Illustrated by Anne Wilson

Cheeky worries are those sneaky thoughts that pop up when you’re least expecting it. You might be getting ready for bed, playing with friends at the park or having fun on the bus when suddenly a scary thought pops into your head.

Through the character of Finn and a wise owl, this book equips children and adults with a common language to discuss their emotional worlds and worries. It gently introduces psychological principles and evidence-based techniques that help children ages 4-8 develop resilience and deal with anxiety.

o cto B er 2022 | £10.99 | 4–8 ye A rs | 48pp | f ull colour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781839972119

The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal

Creative Activities to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety and Other Big Feelings

Pooky Knightsmith

Illustrated by Emily Hamilton

Learn how to manage difficult feelings with this creative journal for ages 8-14

d ec 2016 | £10.99 | 8–14 ye A rs 208pp | p B 200 I llustr Ated pA ges. Bl A ck AN d w HI te l IN e dr Aw IN gs t H roug H out | I s BN-9781785921391 | rI g H ts sold: g erm AN , t urk I s H

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The Grief Rock

A Book to Understand Grief and Love

Natasha Daniels

Illustrated by Lily Fossett

When someone you love dies, the grief rock shows up

Sometimes grief can feel like a heavy weight you are carrying around. It can be difficult to explain how you feel or know how you will cope carrying the grief rock around.

This gentle story explores how grief is filled with all the love we have for someone who was important in our lives.

Perfect to open up the conversation on difficult feelings, the book also includes a short guide for adults with tips on supporting children after a bereavement.

‘The end of the book gives a new way to look at grief. As a teacher of young children, I appreciate how this book gives us a way to talk about something that can feel overwhelming and acknowledges that it’s ok to feel these big feelings and that it is all tied to love at its core.’ NetGalley reviewer, Educator

My Grief Handbook

Why Grief Hurts and How to Cope

David Trickey, Beck Ferrari and Olivia Clark-Tate

Grief can be complicated and painful. Our memories, relationships, good times and worries are unique, and these all affect how we experience a loss. No two people will experience grief in the same way because all of our relationships are specific to us.

But there are frameworks for understanding our reactions when someone dies. Lots of people have found it helpful to understand these frameworks, as knowing what’s going on with grief can help us find ways to cope with the loss, let go of some of the pain, and find ways to still have a good future.

Based on years of research, this book includes some first-hand experiences from people who have been through grief, to show how the ideas could work in real life. However, this is not another person’s story. It is a guide to understanding your own.

By getting to know how we are processing grief, we can start getting on with it - working alongside it and moving forward.

What Does Dead Mean?

A Sky of Diamonds

A story for children about loss, grief and hope

Camille Gibbs

Caroline Jay and Jenni


Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

Big questions abut death

A storybook with in-built strategies to help children cope with the death of a loved one

o ct 2022 | £10.99 | 5–9 ye A rs | 48pp | p B | I s BN-9781839977039


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The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself

Ali Redford

Illustrated by Kara Simpson

A therapeutic colour picture book about a boy who builds a protective wall around himself

Nov 2015 | £10.99 | 4–9 ye A rs | 32pp | HB | full colour, fully I llustr Ated t H roug H out | I s BN-9781849056830 | rI g H ts sold: t urk I s H

The Teen Trauma Journal

Understanding the Past and Embracing Tomorrow!

Dr. Laura Stokes

This therapeutic journal provides you with the tools and coping strategies you need to better look after yourself. Covering topics such as attachment, thinking styles, self-esteem and new relationships, it looks at how early relationships and trauma may have impacted you, and supports you in planning for your future.

Authored by experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist Laura Stokes, this journal will be a source of support and guidance as you navigate life’s ups and downs.

mA r 2023 | £14.99 | 14–18 ye A rs | 176pp | p B | I s BN-9781839972218

William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day

A story about when feelings become too big

Sarah Naish and Rosie Jefferies

Illustrated by Amy Farrell

William Wobbly lashes out and he doesn’t know why. He does things he doesn’t mean to do and he always gets in trouble for it. But luckily for William his mum understands that sometimes his feelings get too big and muddled and burst out of him. This is the perfect story for any child who struggles to manage their emotions.

‘This set of books all deal with common emotional and behavioural difficulties of adopted and fostered children. The text is simple, humorous and with illustrations that grab the reader’s attention.’ Professor Julie Selwyn CBE, Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, University of Bristol

o ct 2016 | £10.99 | 3–10 ye A rs | 32pp | p B 20 4 col

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A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Strengths and Self-Esteem Cards

Dr. Karen Treisman

Illustrated by Richy K. Chandler

Dr Karen Treisman’s colourful deck of self-esteem and strengths cards provides a creative way to open discussions and explore feelings with children aged 6+ and teens. Accompanied by an explanatory booklet, they are designed to be flexible and adaptable and can be used one-on-one or in a group setting.

Nov 2021 | £22.99 | 6–18 ye A rspp | r efere N ce cA rds | 70 fully I llustr Ated c A rds | I s BN-9781787757851

The Trauma Treasure Deck A Creative Tool for Assessments, Interventions, and Learning for Work with Adversity and Stress in Children and Adults

Dr. Karen Treisman

Designed for working with those who have experienced trauma, stress and adversity, this pack is a versatile and creative tool. It aids discussion, assessments and interventions with children and adults. Featuring four types of card (sentence completion, survival response, signals and signs, and types of trauma) it also covers the multi-layered impact of trauma.

mAy 2022 | £29.99pp | r efere N ce cA rds | 110 fully I llustr Ated c A rds | I s BN-9781839971372


Dr. Treisman’s Big Feelings Stories

6-Book Collection

Dr. Karen Treisman

Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

This 6-book collection of therapeutic stories by bestselling author Dr Karen Treisman helps children deal with big feelings and troubles such as night terrors and sleep disturbances, relaxation difficulties, trauma, low self-esteem and grief. With fun characters and bold illustrations these stories are the perfect therapeutic companion.

Apr 2022 | £50 | I s BN-9781839973741

Dr. Karen Treisman, MBE, is an awardwinning specialist Clinical Psychologist, trainer, and bestselling author, working in London, UK. Karen is also the Director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Training and Consultancy services.


Treisman’s Therapeutic Activity Books

6-Book Collection

Dr. Karen Treisman

Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

This 6-book collection of activity books by best-selling author Dr Karen Treisman feature a children’s story, a wealth of activities, expansion activities and a dedicated section for adults on how to best support children. Troubles and difficulties addressed include anxiety, grief, trauma, relaxation difficulties, low self-esteem and night terrors.

Apr 2022 | £12p | I s BN-9781839973758

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Riley the Brave’s Big Feelings Activity Book

A Trauma-informed Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents

Jessica Sinarski

Illustrated by Zachary Kline

Riley the Brave is back with a trauma-informed feelings activity book for

children ages 5-10. Empower the brave cubs in your life with 60+ games and activities to help them be the boss of their brains. This strengths-based approach is easily adaptable for groups and classrooms. Features an educational introduction for caring adults.

‘What a positively epic companion primer to the Riley the Brave series! If you’re looking for ready-to-use, traumaaware tools for kids, this is the guide to grab.’ Kendra MorrisJacobson, Director of Oregon Programs

Aug 2023 | £19.99 | 3–7 ye A rs | 160pp | p B | f ully I llustr Ated 4x4 | I s BN-9781839973000

Riley the Brave Makes it to School

A Story with Tips and Tricks for Tough Transitions

Jessica Sinarski

Illustrated by Zachary Kline

Making it to school is tough at the best of times. In the aftermath of stress or trauma, it might feel impossible! Riley Bear and his elephant parents share a peek into a tough morning. When big feelings threaten to ruin the day, this brightly illustrated story will help families find their way through. Features educational afterword for adults.

Ju N 2021 | £12.99 | 3–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | f ully I llustr Ated | I s BN-9781787755185

Riley the Brave’s Sensational Senses

Help for Sensory and Emotional Challenges

Jessica Sinarski

Illustrated by Zachary Kline

Sensory and emotional challenges can make it tough to have fun - even at exciting places like the fair. All of the smells, sounds, and sights can just be too much! When sensory overload threatens to ruin the day, this brightly illustrated story will help families find their way through. Features an educational afterword for adults.

‘The perfect book to help children feel empowered, and excited, about tending to their sensory needs so they can learn, play, and BE their awesome selves with confidence!’ Debbie Reber, founder and CEO, Tilt Parenting, author Differently Wired

o ct 2022 | £12.99 | 3–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | f ully I llustr Ated 4x4 | I s BN-9781839973116

Riley the Brave - The Little Cub with Big Feelings!

Help for Cubs Who Have Had A Tough Start in Life

Jessica Sinarski

Illustrated by Zachary Kline

Riley is the story of a little bear with big feelings. Join this super-cool cub as he faces his fears with the animals who love him. This picture book is for children who have experienced trauma, to help them understand their overwhelming feelings, and learn to trust the safe grownups around them. Includes afterword for adults.

o ct 2020 | £12.99 | 3–7 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | f ully I llustr Ated | I s BN-9781787755161

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The Lie That Wasn’t

Big Things Happen When Little Lies Come True…


Illustrated by Lily Fossett

Arthur hasn’t been doing his homework and is worried about his parents finding out. He tells a lie, but then something strange happens... Find out how Arthur’s life is turned upside down, as his lies start to become true! This is a simple, fun story which also helps children aged 4-8 to explore why usually, it’s best to face even tricky truths.

Nov 2022 | £10.99 | 4–8 ye A rs | 32pp | HB | c olour pI cture B ook | I s BN-9781839973727

The Strange and Curious Guide to Trauma

Sally Donovan

Illustrated by Emmi Smid

Ordinary Jo had a not so Ordinary Day. There was a baboon, a carrot, some superheroes and some science too. Read Ordinary Joe’s story to understand the strange and curious thing that is Trauma to understand your own experiences, body, and even friends better too.

‘Using irreverent humour and metaphor, Sally Donovan has created an important and accessible book that sheds light on the often difficult-toapproach subject of trauma. A brilliant book for children and those who care for them.‘ Poppy O’Neill, bestselling author of Don’t Worry, Be Happy, You’re a Star, Be Strong and Be Yourself

mA r 2022 | £12.99 | 8–12 ye A rs | 112pp | p B | 43 B l A ck AN d w HI te I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787757479

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The next morning, Arthur woke up in his own bed at home. He was very surprised. He ran downstairs. Mum was in the kitchen; Duncan Donuts was staring at the cereal bowls as usual. Everything seemed normal!
“Mum!” exclaimed Arthur. “Why aren’t you at Space Camp?” Mum looked at him and laughed. “You are funny sometimes; I don’t know where you
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The ‘Can I Tell You About...’ series are illustrated books that make ideal introductions for young people, aged 7 upwards on a range of topics. Useful for parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children.

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Jude Welton

Illustrated by Jane Telford

Foreword by Glenys Jones

Illustrated introduction to Autism for friends, family and children

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Can I tell you about ADHD?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Susan Yarney

Illustrated by Chris Martin

An illustrated guide to learning about ADHD from the perspective of a child with the condition

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Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

Illustrated by Jonathon Powell

Foreword by Judith Gould

Introduce Pathological Demand Avoidance to children, friends and family, though the eyes and words of a child with PDA

Can I tell you about Selective Mutism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Maggie Johnson and Alison Wintgens

Illustrated by Robyn Gallow

The ideal introduction to Selective Mutism for people all ages. Ju

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I Am Ace

Advice on Living Your Best Asexual Life

Cody Daigle-Orians

How do I know if I’m actually sexual?

How do I come out as asexual?

What kinds of relationship can I have as an ace person?

If you are looking for answers to these questions, Cody is here to help. Within these pages lie all the advice you need as a questioning ace teen.

Tackling everything from what asexuality is, the asexual spectrum and tips on coming out, to intimacy, relationships, acephobia and finding joy, this guide will help you better understand your asexual identity alongside deeply relatable anecdotes drawn from Cody’s personal experience. Whether you are ace, demi, gray-ace or not sure yet, this book will give you the courage and confidence to embrace your authentic self and live your best ace life.

‘I Am Ace is the loving introduction to the ace community we wish we had when we were younger. Whether you’re questioning your sexuality or just curious to learn more about asexuality, Cody’s personal stories and comforting advice will guide you to a greater understanding of yourself and the world around you.’, Sarah Costello and Kayla Kaszyca, hosts of the Sounds Fake But Okay podcast and authors of Sounds Fake But Okay: An Asexual and Aromantic Perspective on Love, Relationships, Sex, and Pretty Much Anything Else

f e B 2023 | £12.99 | 12–18 ye A rs | 192pp | p B | I s BN-9781839972621

The Book of Non-Binary Joy

Embracing the Power of You

Ben Pechey

Illustrated by Sam Prentice

A witty, unapologetic and fabulous guide to living your best non-binary life. With personal stories, honest advice and fun games, this book covers mental health, fashion, self-expression, self-love, allyship and social media.

mAy 2022 | £12.99 | 12–99 ye A rs | 224pp | p B | 40 B /w I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787759107

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The Awesome Autistic Guide for Trans Teens

Yenn Purkis and Sam Rose

Illustrated by Glynn Masterman

In this empowering guide, Yenn Purkis and Sam Rose set out honest advice and strategies to help autistic trans and/or gender divergent teens to thrive exactly as they are. Covering a huge range of topics including coming out, masking, building a sense of pride and much more, it is an essential resource for living happily and authentically.

‘Much needed! In this beautiful collaboration, the amazing Yenn Purkis and Sam Rose have created a fantastic, easy-to-follow guide for Autistic young people (full of practical information and activities to help gender diverse youth work out their complex feelings).’

The Queer Mental Health Workbook A Creative Self-Help Guide Using CBT, CFT and DBT

Dr Brendan J Dunlop

This queer mental health workbook uses CBT, DBT and ACT to support LGBTQIA+ people with mental health challenges such as anxiety, self harm, shame, trauma, low self-esteem, and eating disorders. With a wealth of strategies, activities, and practical insights, this workbook helps queer people improve their wellbeing based on their personal needs.

‘A most excellent, much needed compassionate self-help book for all queer people. Whether you are experiencing difficulties right now, or not, it is a book that all queer people should have within reach.’

Trans Teen Survival Guide

Owl Fisher and Fox Fisher

Frank, friendly and funny, this must-read guide is packed full of advice from authors who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans. Readers will come away empowered and armed with practical advice on how to navigate everything from coming out, clothes and pronouns, to wearing binders or packers, hormone therapy and self-care.

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Ju N 2022 | £12.99 | 12–18 ye A rs | 112pp | p B | 7 B /w l IN e dr Aw IN gs | I s BN-9781839970764
mA r 2022 | £16.99 | 288pp | p B | B/ w f I gures, c HA rts AN d I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781839971075
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Gender Explorers

Our Stories of Growing Up Trans and Changing the World

Juno Roche

Foreword by Susie Green

Afterword by Cara English and Jay Stewart.

Life-affirming and inspiring interviews with young trans people who are making gender work for them in order to live happy and fulfilled lives, expertly crafted by the internationally recognised trans writer and campaigner Juno Roche.

‘This book is honestly an incredible beacon of trans power and joy. Despite so much transphobic garbage in today’s UK media, this book gave me so much hope for the future.’ Alice Oseman, author of Heartstopper

Ju N 2020 | £12.99 | 10–16 ye A rs | 192pp | p B | 1 B /w p H oto | I s BN-9781787752597

Gender Pioneers

A Celebration of Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Icons

Philippa Punchard

Illustrated by Philippa Punchard

Foreword by Christine Burns

A beautifully illustrated collection of portraits showcasing over fifty trans, non-binary and intersex trailblazers. This book is a celebration of the extraordinary lives of these individuals who fought for equality and change.

Aug 2022 | £16.99 | 120pp | HB | f ull colour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out. | I s BN-9781787755154

The Pronoun Book

She, He, They, and Me!

Cassandra Jules Corrigan

Illustrated by Jem Milton

A fun and beautifully illustrated book that celebrates gender diversity through educating young children on pronouns. The book teaches pronoun etiquette, why it is so important, and how it relates to us. It covers they/ them pronouns, trans and non-binary identities, and neo-pronouns with a dedicated section for adults.

d ec 2021 | £11.99 | 5–9 ye A rs | 32pp | HB | f ull colour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781787759572

Who Are You?

The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity

Brook Pessin-Whedbee

Illustrated by Naomi Bardoff

This book introduces children to gender as a spectrum and shows how people can bend and break the gender binary and stereotypes. It includes an interactive wheel, clearly showing the difference between our body, expression and identity, and is an effective tool to help children 5+ understand and celebrate diversity.

d ec 2016 | £12.99 | 5–8 ye A rs | 40pp | HB | c olour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781785927287 | w orld r I g H ts

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The Every Body Book

The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families

Rachel E. Simon, LCSW

Illustrated by Noah Grigni

An illustrated LGBTQ+ inclusive kid’s guide to sex, gender and relationships education that includes children and families of all genders and sexual orientations, covering puberty, hormones, consent, sex, pregnancy and safety.

‘This book is fantastic! It’s inclusive, medically accurate, gender affirming, body positive, and comprehensive in its delivery of the education young people need to understand bodies, identities, relationships, and sexual health...This book is a musthave for youth, families, schools, and professionals working with young people.’

Ju N 2020 | £14.99 | 7–12 ye A rs | 96pp | HB | f ull colour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781787751736

LGBTQIA+ Pride Sticker Book

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Illustrated by Ollie Mann

The first, fabulous, LGBTQ+ Pride sticker book out there, featuring beautifully illustrated glossy stickers to share and express your pride and support of the LGBTQ+ community, whether you’re gay, bi, queer, intersex, trans, non-binary or an ally .

mAy 2022 | £8.99 | 48pp | p B 200 full colour st I ckers | I s BN-9781839972461

The Gender Friend A 102 Guide to Gender Identity

Oakley Phoenix

Foreword by Jackson Bird

More than a simple 101 introduction to gender, this definitive guide covers everything you need to know to be the best gender ally you can be - from affirming language, how to explore gender, supporting loved ones and advice on what not to say - with self-reflective exercise, personal anecdotes and example scenarios throughout.

Oakley brings authenticity, vulnerability, & humor, as they guide us through their individualized gender journey, while subsequently giving us the tools to be present & supportive of our fellow trans & gender diverse friends and family. Thank you for being our gender friend!’ Kyle RodriguezHudson, Executive Director of TransPonder and CEO of A Guided You, LLC

o ct 2022 | £9.99 | 144pp | p B | B& w I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781839973574

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She’s My Dad!

A Story for Children Who Have a Transgender Parent or Relative Sarah Savage

Illustrated by Joules Garcia

An illustrated picture book that tells the story of Mini and her dad Haley, a transgender woman, as Mini explains to her cousin why misgendering is damaging and emphasises the need to treat trans people with respect. For children aged 3+ who have a family member who is transitioning.

‘A simple story that speaks volumes about the kindness and joy in acceptance. An incredibly useful book for an early years setting.’ Juno Roche, author of Gender Explorers, Queer Sex and Trans Power

Aug 2020 | £10.99 | 3–7 ye A rs | 40pp | HB | f ull colour I llustr At I o N s t H roug H out | I s BN-9781785926150

The Big Book of Pride Flags

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Illustrated by Jem Milton

Celebrate and learn about the LGBTQIA+ community with this colourful book of Pride flags!

What a lovely, lively and informative book. It’s such a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more not just about the Pride flags, but also about the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.’ Jodie Mullish, author of The Pirate Mums

Ju N 2022 | £12.99 | 5–9 ye A rs | 48pp | HB | f ully I llustr Ated 4x4 | I s BN-9781839972584

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The Asexual Pride flag was created in 2010 by the Asexual Visibility and Education Network. Someone who is asexual may have little to no sexual attraction toward other people. The black stripe represents asexuality, the gray stripe illustrates the gray area between sexual and asexual, the white stripe is for allosexuals and allies, and the purple stripe symbolizes community. In 2018, Daniel Quasar updated the Rainbow Pride flag to make it more inclusive. The Progress Pride flag includes the white, pink, and blue stripes from the Transgender Pride flag and brown and black stripes to represent queer people of color.

Me and My Dysphoria Monster

An Empowering Story to Help Children Cope with Gender Dysphoria

Laura Kate Dale

Illustrated by Hui Qing Ang

A beautifully illustrated picture book for young children about gender dysphoria, explaining what it is and how to deal with it. It contains a monster-themed short story and an accompanying guide for parents with terminology, the author’s experiences, and further information.

‘This book will speak to and delight trans children of various experience. A charming book for trans kids and those seeking to build understanding.’ Kirkus


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Sylvia and Marsha Start a Revolution!

The Story of the Trans Women of Color Who Made LGBTQ+ History

Joy Michael Ellison and Teshika Silver

Illustrated by Teshika Silver

A picture book telling the story of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, the transgender women of colour who fought for LGBTQ+ equality. Depicting the events that surrounded the Stonewall Riots, this is a playful introduction to trans identities and LGBTQ+ history for young children. Nov

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2022 | £12.99 | 6–10 ye A rs | 40pp | HB |
Hello! My name is Nisha. And this is my monster. My monster follows me everywhere… When go to the beach with my mum… When am taking photos with my cat… Browse more books like this, in the GENDER & SEXUALITY catalogue!
4–8 ye A rs | 32pp | HB | 17 full A ge colour I llustr At I o N s | I s BN-9781787755307


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Articles inside

She’s My Dad!

page 37

The Every Body Book

page 36

The Book of Non-Binary Joy

pages 33-35

The Strange and Curious Guide to Trauma

pages 31-33

The Lie That Wasn’t

page 31

The Teen Trauma Journal

pages 28-30

The Grief Rock

pages 27-28

The Elf, the Princess and the Impossible Shoe

pages 25-26

Being Brave with Selective Mutism

page 24

The Eating Disorder Recovery Journal

page 23

My Life After Trauma Handbook

pages 21-23

Outsmarting Worry

pages 19-20

The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCDFriendly Study Skills Guide

page 15

The Teenage Girl’s Guide to Living Well with ADHD

pages 12-15

ADHD Is Our Superpower

page 11

My Unique ADHD World

page 11

The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide

page 10

Making Sense of Your Senses

page 8

The Panda on PDA

page 7

The Red Beast Anger Workbook

page 6

The Autistic Guide to Adventure

pages 4-5

So, I’m Autistic

page 4

The Mindful Magician and the Trip to Feelings Town

page 3

Welcome to our latest Children’s books catalogue

page 2
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