Monday, 13 June 2011

Books for children dealing with difficult situations

I have just had an email asking for information about books for children and young people who are dealing with very challenging situations. It occurs to me that lots of people might find these websites useful (the first two are UK sites, the last a US one):

Good Books for Tough Times
Healthy Books
Best Children’s Books: Bibliotherapy

All the sites provide lists of books under relevant headings. These are some of the headings in Healthy Books, for example:

Adoption/Fostering/Care
Behavioural problems
Bullying/Violence
Child abuse
Death and loss
Divorce/Separation
Eating problems/Obesity
Family relationships
Fears/Worries
Feelings/Emotions
Health problems and disabilities
Homelessness/Refugees/Immigration
Self-esteem/Being different