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Books to Share



Here are the titles of some books which promote self-expression and support well-being that you might want to explore with your children at home.  All the titles can be found as read aloud books on youtube.  

All the ways to be Smart - Davina Bell

Elmer – David McKee

Remarkably You - Pat Zietow

Super Duper You - Sophie Henn

Layla’s Happiness – Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (asks the question what happiness is for you?)

Bunnybear – Andrea J Loney

Exclamation Mark – Amy Krouse Rosenthal  (fitting in, standing out and finding your place)

Perfectly Norman – Tom Percival

Hands Up – Breanna J McDaniel

Petra – Marianne Coppo (You can decide who you want to be. Don’t let other people’s opinions define you)

If you want to explore a particular way in which you can encourage your child to express themselves, or to show them that other children express themselves in a certain way too, have a look at  these...


Beautiful Oops! - Barney Saltzberg

The Dot - Peter Reynolds

The Art Garden - Penny Harrison.

Bob The Artist – Marion Deuchars

I Don't Draw, I Color - Adam Lehrhaupt

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More - Karen Beaumon


I will Dance - Nancy Blo Flood

Giraffes Can’t Dance.


The Most Magnificent Thing - Ashley Spires


Music is for Everyone. - Jill Barber

Mr Big – Ed Vere

Through Words

The Word Collector - Peter Reynolds

Through the way we dress – gender non-conforming

Sparkle Boy - Leslea Newman

Julian is a mermaid - Jessica Love

The boy and the bindi – Vivek Shreya 

Morris Mickelwhite and the Tangerine Dress – Christine Baldacchino

Mary Wears What She Wants – Keith Negley

Beautiful – Stacy McAnulty (the text says one thing, the illustrations tell a different story)

The Boy In the Dress – David Walliams




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