The essential Pebble bookcase

I am often asked by parents and teachers for stories that can be used for discussions around worry, anxiety and other emotions – so I thought I would share some of my favourites with you here.

  • A Huge Bag of worries – Virginia Ironside
  • The Colour Monster – Anna Llenas (emotions) 
  • My Many Coloured Days – Dr. Seuss (emotions)
  • A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles – Thich Nhat Hanh (mindfulness techniques from India)
  • Sitting still like a Frog – Eline Snel (mindfulness exercises for children) 
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein (a story about empathy) 
  • The Crown on your Head – Nancy Tillman (a story to promote self-esteem) 
  • No Matter What – Debi Gliori
  • Happy: A Children’s Book of Mindfulness – Nicola Edwards
  • The Great Kapok Tree – Lynne Cherry (a story about giving, and empathy for our planet) 

If you have come across books you love, please message me so I can add the title here (and to my ever-expanding bookcase)! 

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