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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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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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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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The Interbrain

Embodied Connections Versus Common Knowledge

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Exploring the interbrain and its significance to psychology, social communication and group behaviour

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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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Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child

A Guide for Parents and Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on the author's experience caring for her grandchil, this book shows you how to become an ally to gender-expansive children.

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Outsmarting Worry

An Older Kid's Guide to Managing Anxiety

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

These tried and tested strategies from a best-selling author will help nine to thirteen year olds tackle their worries and fears.

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You Make Your Parents Super Happy!

A Book about Parents Separating

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This comforting graphic book for young children whose parents are separating emphasizes love and continuity.

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Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Managing Exam Stress for Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An accessible, practical workbook to help young people understand exam stress and learn how to cope with it.

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To My Trans Sisters

Edited by Charlie Craggs
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This collection of inspirational, honest letters written by successful and famous trans women offer personal advice and guidance to trans women and girls who are transitioning or have transitioned.

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The ASD Feel Better Book

A Visual Guide to Help for Brain and Body When You Feel Bad for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This illustrated guide contains self-help skills and strategies for children on the autism spectrum.

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Dyslexia Is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of first-hand testimonies from children with dyslexia with tips for happy and successful living

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Using Solution Focused Practice with Adults in Health and Social Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An essential introduction which shows you how to work in solution focused ways with people in all stages of adulthood, including those with illness, mental disability and emotional trauma. It includes example activities that can be used to guide service users to use their own strengths to realize their personal goals.

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William Wobbly and the Mysterious Holey Jumper

A Story About Fear and Coping

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about William Wobbly, who turns to problematic coping habits when nervous.

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Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile

A Story About Anxious and Clingy Behaviour

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about Katie Careful, who hides her negative feelings behind a smile.

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Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies

A Story About Lying and Stealing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about Charley Chatty, who steals money to try to buy friends.

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How to Understand Your Gender

A Practical Guide to Exploring Who You Are

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the ultimate gender diversity bible, explaining how gender works so people can better understand gender identity, roles, and expressions.

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Rosie Rudey and the Enormous Chocolate Mountain

A Story About Hunger, Overeating, and Using Food for Comfort

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s story is about Rosie Rudey, who learns how to cope with compulsive behaviour caused by attachment issues.

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The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a visual depiction of what dyslexia is, and how children and their parents can embrace it.

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We Need to Talk about Religious Education

Manifestos for the Future of RE

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A manifesto for a new model of religious education (RE) in the UK national curriculum. It sets the context of the current religious climate and need for reform in RE, and gives suggestions for the future development of the topic in schools.

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How to Do Restorative Peer Mediation in Your School

A Quick Start Kit – Including Online Resources

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a how-to guide to implementing a program of restorative peer mediation in schools. Using a proven approach to conflict resolution, this manual trains students to solve conflicts in the schoolyard and classroom by understanding peacefulness and restoration. A must-have resource for schools wishing to foster a culture of restorative justice.

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He’s Always Been My Son

A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An uplifting and supportive memoir of one family’s journey raising a transgender son, from birth through to adulthood.

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Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood

A Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children’s Behaviour

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An understanding of brain development can help early years practitioners to better nurture personal, social and emotional development in children. This book explains recent research and theory in easy-to-understand terms and explores how this knowledge can be used to support the needs of young children.

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Portrait Therapy

Resolving Self-Identity Disruption in Clients with Life-Threatening and Chronic Illnesses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explains the theory and practice of portrait therapy, an original art therapy intervention. It reveals how the intervention can be used to address a 'disrupted' self-identity, which is common in people with life-threatening or chronic illness and is characterised by statements like 'I'm not the person I used to be'.

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Advanced Methods of Music Therapy Practice

Analytical Music Therapy, The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and Vocal Psychotherapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book compares and contrasts four methods used in conjunction with music therapy: The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Analytical Music Therapy and Vocal Psychotherapy. It reveals their impact on the development of music therapy as a profession and speculates on the future of these advanced methods.

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The Asperger Teen’s Toolkit

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

These tried-and-trusted ideas will help teens with Asperger’s tackle difficulties and thrive.

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Callum Kindly and the Very Weird Child

A Story About Sharing Your Home with a Different Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This therapeutic children’s book is about Callum Kindly, who has to learn to live alongside a child who has attachment issues.

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I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach

A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This mother’s memoir of suicide loss will help readers reflect on their own experiences of grieving.

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The Recovery Letters

Addressed to People Experiencing Depression

Afterword by Tom Couser; Edited by James Withey and Olivia Sagan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This anthology of inspirational, heartfelt letters, written by people recovering from depression, is addressed to those who are currently affected by it.

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Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom

Theory and Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

As part of preparation for the classroom, it's key for trainee teachers to understand the emotional needs of students. This book provides a clear introduction to emotional development and attachment, offering advice and guidance from a diverse range of professional perspectives including psychology, health and education.

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Helping Children to Improve Their Gross Motor Skills

The Stepping Stones Curriculum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This step-by-step programme enables children and young people with motor coordination difficulties to master basic skills and develop their sporting ability. Activity worksheets provide instruction on how to complete incremental exercises building up to the achievement of a specific activity, such as climbing, riding a bike and playing football.

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Creating Inclusion and Well-being for Marginalized Students

Whole-School Approaches to Supporting Children’s Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Edited by Linda Goldman
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An overview of the loss, grief, trauma and shame that marginalised students encounter and the effects on personal learning and success. Covering a range of issues faced by young people, the analyses of case studies suggest means for change with strategies for effective practice.

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Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14–17-Year-Olds

The Autism Works Now!® Method

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Teaching young people with autism workplace skills while they are still school-aged is essential for helping them get jobs once they are ready to enter employment. This ready-made curriculum does exactly that, with a structured program for teaching groups of students aged 14-17 vital pre-employment skills, from interviewing to networking.

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Can I Tell You About Loneliness?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What does it mean to be lonely? Jan explains all in this illustrated guide for ages 7+.

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Observation in Health and Social Care

Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging health and social settings with children, families and adults.

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Art Therapy Across Cultural and Race Boundaries

Working with Identity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a practical guide to using art techniques and exercises in therapeutic intercultural work. Drawing on her own experiences of working in post-Apartheid South Africa, the author gives guidance on overcoming misunderstandings, resistance to therapy, and language barriers.

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Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Edited by Richard Rose
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores different ways of carrying out life story work, a method which helps traumatized children question and resolve issues from their past. Using the experience of practitioners based in a range of settings, it provides a useful overview of the latest developments in the field.

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The Moral Heart of Public Service

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of essays and lectures showing how to revitalise the search for moral goodness in public life today

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Self-Control to the Rescue!

Super Powers to Help Kids through the Tough Stuff in Everyday Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

These self-control strategies and exercises for children will help them manage and regulate the emotional challenges faced in daily life.

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Can’t You Hear Them?

The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A fascinating synthesis of traditionally competing theories to help understand and explain the phenomenon of hearing voices.

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A Sad and Sorry State of Disorder

A Journey into Borderline Personality Disorder (and out the other side)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An encouraging and insightful account of learning how to live with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition

A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This fully updated expanded book explains how to use the Mosaic approach, a practice that instils the importance of listening to children's life experiences. It shows how to use it in a variety of settings, outlines the future directions of the approach, offers case studies and also covers working with vulnerable children.

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