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When things don’t go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair. The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively? The fun characters in this charming, fully illustrated storybook will help children to cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. There are many creative suggestions on how to banish the Disappointment Dragon and an introduction for adults explaining disappointment in children and how they can help.

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Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping.When it is asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it begins to grow and grow.This is the story of a red beast that was awakened.Rufus is in the school playground when his friend John kicks a ball that hit him in the stomach, and wakes up the sleeping red beast: ‘I hate you – I’m gonna sort you out!’.

The red beast doesn’t hear the teacher asking if he’s OK. It doesn’t see that John is sorry – how can Rufus tame the red beast?

This vibrant fully illustrated children’s storybook is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to ‘tame the red beast’ and guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Have you ever felt a sense of dread and worry creeping over you? That might be the Panicosaurus coming out to play… Sometimes the Panicosaurus tricks Mabel’s brain into panicking about certain challenges, such as walking past a big dog on the street or when her favourite teacher is not at school. With the help of Smartosaurus, who lets her know there is really nothing to be afraid of, Mabel discovers different ways to manage Panicosaurus, and defeat the challenges he creates for her.

This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety, and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabel’s strategies. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.

Winston Wallaby Cant Stop Bouncing
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Winston Wallaby, like most Wallabies, loves to bounce. However, Winston can’t seem to ever sit still and when he starts school he needs help to concentrate…

Luckily his teacher Mrs Calm shows Winston how to settle down and focus his mind in class, and he learns new ways to help him with touch, feel, attention and awareness.

This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-10 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognise their sensory needs and develop tools to support them. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains hyperactivity and how it can affect a child’s perception of the world, and the appendices at the back provide useful strategies to be adopted at school and at home.

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Deep inside everyone, a little goblin lies sleeping. When it wakes up, its eyes turn green, its nose grows and it starts to breathe a smelly green mist.

This is the story of the wakening of a Green-Eyed Goblin. When Theo sees his sister getting lots of attention for her birthday, his sleeping goblin wakes and he can’t seem to stop himself from saying all the horrid things the nasty goblin’s green mist is making him think. Will Theo learn how to send his Green-Eyed Goblin back to sleep in time for the party?

This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-13 to understand and cope with jealousy and how it can sometimes make us feel not good enough. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains jealousy in children, and a section at the back of the book provides strategies for overcoming it.

Creating-Autism-Champions
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Raising awareness and understanding of autism has school-wide benefits, such as helping to improve the attitudes of pupils and staff and allowing children with autism to thrive socially, emotionally and educationally alongside their peers. This comprehensive resource provides a whole school programme for raising autism awareness and promoting inclusion.

It includes training for staff in the knowledge and skills they need to support pupils, a sample school assembly, and lesson plans for teaching groups of pupils to be ‘autism champions’. This programme also offers photocopiable worksheets and online presentations to use as part of the staff training, school assembly and peer awareness lessons. There is advice for involving children with autism and their parents in school activities. Easily adaptable for different age groups, this is a ready-made resource for schools committed to promoting autism awareness and whole school welfare.

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In this engaging children’s story, Ronnie, a young raven who has grown too big for the family nest, is encouraged to make his own home. Ronnie comes up with a brilliant idea, to use human trash to build his nest. A seagull pal of Ronnie’s shows him how to steal nesting materials from human trash bags. Ronnie’s flashy idea quickly catches on and before long all bird species start to rip open trash sacks to get at the materials within. Mayhem quickly results. Ronnie learns the difference between inappropriate and appropriate recycling, and so will the reader. Here is a fun way to introduce a serious subject to children along with learning activities at the end of the story to continue the fun. Early reader–ages 5-8.

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This colorfully illustrated book tells the story of a baby Blue Whale, who longs to be included among the other creatures of the ocean, but is shunned because he is ‘different.’ The fish make fun of his size and won’t let him join in their games. However, when danger lurks in the form of a predatory shark, the fish learn an important lesson about accepting and embracing each other’s differences while Baby Blue realizes it’s okay not to be like everyone else. Early reader–ages 5-8.

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Bertie Bumble Bee was full of excitement at the prospect of starting school, but soon becomes disenchanted and demoralized. He realizes he cannot learn in the same way as the others in his class. One day he makes a mistake in front of the whole class and becomes a victim of the class bully, Willy Wasp. Bertie feels humiliated and rejected when even his best friend laughs at Willy Wasp’s cruel jibes. Bertie develops a school phobia but Mummy Bumble realizes there is a problem and shows Bertie how to overcome his confusion with the letters b and d. Mummy’s solution works and Bertie becomes “alphabet smart.” This vital children’s book, accompanied by 14 bright illustrations, also contains a structured and fun program to help children to develop the ability to recognize and write the letters of the alphabet, an important prerequisite to good reading and spelling. Early reader–ages 5-8.

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