Review by Kate Fox, Primary School Teacher
An easy-to-read rhyming story about Rose, who used to be a bully, and how she found her way back to being kind.
The little tiger with the big temper: A story of mindfulness, meditation and conscious communication
Review by Faith McGregor, parent.
This book can help adults navigate and soothe a child's challenging emotions and to introduce to children the benefits of mindfulness and self-regulation
My shadow is pink
Review by Jack (5 years), mum Elissa Jordan, and grandparents.
My Shadow is Pink is about a young boy, born with a pink shadow that loves princess, dresses & "things not for boys".
Fantastic Florence, it’s not your fault
Review by Rachel Walker, Primary School Teacher
A story is designed to be a safe space for children to see themselves in the story's characters and is an invaluable tool for parents and caregivers, therapists and educators.
Draw the line
Review by Deb Marsden, Guidance Counsellor & Secondary School teacher
Black and white illustrations with thoughtful splashes of color create a powerful, multi-layered statement about friendship, boundaries, and healing after conflict.
What is empathy? A bullying storybook for kids
Review by Ky McWilliam
Two sides to every story--helping kids learn compassion and understanding by putting themselves in someone else's shoes.
The proudest blue: A story of Hijab and family
Review by Kirstie Stevens, School Library Assistant
An uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are. Sibling Faizah tells the story of her older sister, Asiya's, first-day wearing a hijab at school.
Stick up for yourself: Every kid's guide to personal power and positive self-esteem
Review by Datoka Shute
Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively.
Review by Taonga Tangaere, Artist, Writer, and Trans Person
The tale of a mystical gem and one woman's journey of self-determination in transition from the boy she once presented herself to be into the woman and hero that she would come to know herself as.
The boys in the Waka Ama
Review by Charmaine Denney, Early Childhood Teacher and mum to two boys.
This story is a great way to demonstrate and perhaps initiate a discussion on the values of teamwork, dedication, leadership and respecting Aotearoa's cultures.
How do I feel? A dictionary of emotions for children
Review by Anna Mowat who works as part of the All Right? wellbeing campaign in Otautahi
This emotions dictionary is all about helping children find the words for how they truly feel. Learning to recognise and label our emotions correctly is such an important skill for life.
Inclusion alphabet: ABCs for everyone
Review by Jill Proops, mum to a child with additional needs
Inclusion Alphabet: ABC’s for everyone is a picture book which guides the reader through some key features of inclusion.