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
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