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Emotional literacy

aaarrgg spiderAaaarrgghh, Spider!
All Spider wants is to be a family pet. But the family whose house he lives in are terrified of him. Whenever he tries to show them what a great pet he would make, they simply cry, 'Aaaarrgghh, Spider!'. Themes of tolerance and misunderstanding make key discussion points for children in this book.
Age Range Key Stage 1
Published by Egmont Books Ltd  ISBN: 1405210443

frog in loveFrog in Love
Frog is worried about his health: His heart is beating too fast. His friend Hare says that he must be in love - but who is he in love with? This important book deals not only with the nature of being in love but also the issue of prejudice: 'A frog can't be in love with a duck. You're green and she's white.' But Frog doesn't let that bother him. Love knows no boundaries.
Age Range: Key Stage 1
Published by Andersen Press Ltd ISBN: 0862648726

jennifer jones wont leaveJennifer Jones won’t leave me alone
Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone is a funny story-poem about a love-struck girl and the reluctant object of her affections. Our hero is embarrassed by his admirer, but when she moves away, life becomes kind of boring.
Age Range Key Stage 1
Published by Corgi Childrens ISBN: 0552547557


no matter whatNo Matter What
A little fox is in a big bad mood, and is worried that its mother won't love it forever. In this beautiful and lyrical picture book, we see a clever and resourceful mother prove to her child that a parent's love is limitless - no matter what! In this reassuring and warm picture book, Debi Gliori manages to treat the familiar subject of childhood worries in a very fresh, original and inventive way.
Age Range: Key Stage 1
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC ISBN: 0747563314


our twitchyOur Twitchy
Twitchy and his family eat carrots and live in a burrow just like an ordinary rabbit family. But one day Milfoil the cow and Sedge the horse decide to tell Twitchy they are not his real rabbit mum and dad. Twitchy is so upset he is convinced that he must turn himself into a horse or a cow so Sedge and Milfoil will still love him. So he pegs up his ears like a cow's and makes his tail long like a horse's; and he moos and he neighs just like his adoptive parents. But Milfoil and Sedge don't want him to change. They love him just as he is, as much as if they were his real mum and dad. And they always will!
Age Range: Key Stage 1
Published by Red Fox ISBN: 0099434199

tadpole's promiseTadpole’s Promise
Tadpole loves his rainbow friend, the caterpillar, and she tells him she loves everything about him. Promise that you will never change, she says. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting a butterfly, Tadpole little realises that now he will never know! Follow the predictable changes of a tadpole and a caterpillar to their natural conclusion in this award winning picture book.
Age Range: Key Stage 1
Published by Andersen Press Ltd   ISBN: 1842704265

the whispererThe Whisperer
A feline 'West Side Story' from the creator of Albert le Blanc, Q Pootle 5, and the Percy the Park Keeper series. Two gangs of cats live in a scrap yard on the edge of the city. When they're not eating or sleeping, they're fighting, and that's just how The Whisperer likes it. He's a rat, and if he can keep the cats going after each other, they'll leave him and his kind alone. But just maybe, things in the scrap yard are about to change for the better. Or as The Whisperer sees it - for the worse!
Age Range: Key Stage 1
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books                ISBN: 0007120176

true loveTruelove
Truelove is a dog who has had his wet, loveable nose put out of joint by the arrival of a new baby in the house. He tries his best to attract his owners' attention, but finally gives up and leaves home. Soon he falls into bad company and is forced to return shamefaced. His owners are delighted to see him...and his slightly dodgy new friends, of course. The text is made up of a series of aphorisms about love, while the illustrations depict the little dog's own experiences. The combination is sometimes ironic, sometimes sincere but it is always hilarious and the book is full of warmth and understanding.
Age Range: Key Stage 1
Published by Red Fox ISBN: 0099433052


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