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Luna's Red Hat

An Illustrated Storybook to Help Children Cope with Loss and Suicide

By Emmi Smid; Illustrated by Emmi Smid
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Charmingly-illustrated, this storybook follows a girl called Luna, whose mother died a year ago. It is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have been bereaved by suicide to help them cope with their difficult feelings. The book also includes a guide for parents and professionals by grief expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers.

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A Sky of Diamonds

A Story for Children About Loss, Grief and Hope

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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

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Pretend Friends

A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations

By Alice Hoyle; Illustrated by Lauren Reis
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Schizophrenia is explained to children (4+) through a simple story comparing a child's fun imaginary friends to the voices that can be brought on by schizophrenia or psychosis. Little Bea talks about all the fun things she does with her pretend friend and Big Jay explains how his friends are very different and what people can do to support him.

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Jasper and the Magpie

Enjoying special interests together

By Dan Mayfield; Illustrated by Alex Merry
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Jasper loves collecting shiny things but his parents worry about his unusual hobby until they find a way to embrace it as a family. This fun storybook will encourage readers to be more accepting of difference and will resonate particularly with children on the autism spectrum, their friends and family.

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The Mouse's House

Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime

By Susan Quayle; Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This picture story book about mouse and her friends' quest to prepare for winter shows how to use reflexology with children whilst enjoying a fun bedtime read. Designed to help with common issues such as sleep difficulties and anxiety, it includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions.

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Demigods on Speedway

The University of Arizona Press

Men in dinosaur suits. A Norwegian freakazoid millionaire. Cats and catharsis, somber symbols, listless lives going off the rails. Pluck, persistence, and the pursuit of happiness

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