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Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year, 2016 - British Book Industry Awards

Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference.

The company was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and has grown since then to now publish over 250 books a year. JKP is known for long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work, and arts therapies. More recently they have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, palliative care, and practical theology. JKP has a range of graphic novels across these subject areas, and books for children, on issues including bereavement, depression and anger.

In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.

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Starving the Depression Gremlin

A Cognitive Therapy Workbook on Managing Depression for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is an accessible, practical workbook to help young people cope with depression.

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The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality

From Ace to Ze

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comprehensive, up-to-date glossary of queer and transgender terms is designed to dispel anxiety around using the "wrong" words, while helping readers navigate the relationship between gender and identity.

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Rainbow Village

A Story to Help Children Celebrate Diversity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Trans Teen Survival Guide

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A funny, frank, and comprehensive guide to trans life for teenagers by authors who understand the realities of growing up trans.

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Motherhood Missed

Stories of Loss and Living From Women Who Are Childless by Circumstance

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of first-person narratives by women who are childless through circumstance.

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Will I Still Be Me?

Finding a Continuing Sense of Self in the Lived Experience of Dementia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Foremost dementia advocate Christine Bryden challenges the idea of loss of self in dementia.

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God, Gender, Sex and Marriage

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A modern exploration of the Christian ethics surrounding questions of God, gender, sex, and marriage.

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Spectrum Women

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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What The Hell Just Happened?!

Comfort and Wisdom for When Your World Falls Apart

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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No Weigh!!

A Teen's Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a body-positive and connected eating workbook for teens aged thirteen through sixteen.

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Can I Tell You About Forgiveness?

A Helpful Introduction for Everyone

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Join Joseph as he learns what forgiveness means and when it might (and might not) be appropriate.

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Raising Rosie

Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book breaks down misconceptions about intersex conditions and gives guidance on how to raise an intersex child.

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Phoenix Goes to School

A Story to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This illustrated storybook empowers and supports trans children in expressing their gender identity.

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Wishful Shrinking

A Young Man’s Story of Surviving Anorexia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Dave Chawner, an award-winning stand-up comic, tells his story of recovering from anorexia and provides guidance for those in similar situations.

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Muslim Voices

What it Means to be Muslim Today

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This insightful collection of interviews with over 100 Muslims on a range of topics will raise awareness and greater understanding of Islam.

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Full of Character

Being Human in a Post-Truth World

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What does it mean to be human in a society troubled by populism, emotionalism, and the influence of the media?

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What is Terrorism?

A Book to Help Kids and Adults Talk about Terror Together

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This sensitively written book about terrorism is aimed at reassuring and providing understanding for children aged seven and up.

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A Pocket Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This it the fully-updated edition of a concise guide to understanding dementia, its symptoms, and treatments.

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Can I Tell You About Compassion?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Join Sam as he learns what it means to be compassionate.

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Can I Tell You About Gratitude?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Learn, along with Maya, what gratitude means, and how and when to show it.

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The Tiger Mum Who Came to Tea

By Uttom Chowdhury; Illustrated by Liz Whallett
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This hilarious modern picture book for parents uncovers the pitfalls of overanxious parenting.

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On Being an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person

A Guide to Boundaries, Joy, and Meaning

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the characteristics, challenges, and benefits of being introverted or highly sensitive with advice and suggestions for happiness in our sociable world.

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Social Exclusion, Compound Trauma and Recovery

Applying Psychology, Psychotherapy and PIE to Homelessness and Complex Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This timely book provides a framework for practice for professionals developing and running psychologically-informed services to meet the needs of socially excluded people with complex needs. It covers theory and practice from a psychodynamic perspective and provides practical interventions and case studies.

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Self-Neglect and Hoarding

A Guide to Safeguarding and Support

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Hoarding and self-neglect are estimated to be a factor in 20% of social workers' cases when working with older people or adults with mental health issues. This guide introduces the patterns of self-neglect and how challenging they can be to identify with practical strategies for assessment, intervention and further support.

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School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning

The Essential Guide for Early Years Practitioners

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With large numbers of children starting school unprepared, this book gives vital guidance on understanding, assessing and ensuring school readiness. It includes a wide range of practical ideas to assist early years professionals in planning learning experiences that will help to prepare children for the transition to school.

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Relationship-Based Social Work, Second Edition

Getting to the Heart of Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals.

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Practical Strategies for Supporting Emotional Regulation in Students with Autism

Enhancing Engagement and Learning in the Classroom

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors' years of experience working with students with autism have helped them develop nine effective cognitive and language strategies for enhancing their engagement and learning in the classroom. This book includes tips for using each strategy, plus reasons why they work, as well as sample goals for regulation and a 'cheat sheet' overview.

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Winston Wallaby Can’t Stop Bouncing

What to do about Hyperactivity in Children Including Those with ADHD, SPD and ASD

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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The Simple Guide to Sensitive Boys

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The simple guide to helping sensitive boys grow strong (in a harsh society).

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