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Coming soon! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-517-8, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-993-0, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

New! Final Chapters

Final Chapters

Writings About the End of Life

Edited by Roger Kirkpatrick

A collection of short stories and poems about death and dying. These moving and heartfelt pieces offer insights into the profound thoughts and emotions surrounding grief, bereavement, end of life and facing death. They offer readers the support of a shared experience, and the opportunity to open up about the difficult subject of death and dying. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-490-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, dementia, fiction, grief, palliative care

New! MI29 - Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

MI29 - Mouseweb International to the Rescue!

S. J. Tozer
Illustrated by Rosy Salaman

This is the story of Mouseweb International Department 29 (MI29), a worldwide network of mice monitoring human life and lending a paw to those in need. Agent Windsor Smith and his family are on a mission to help 13-year-old Lily Jane Watson. Can they successfully come to her rescue, or will they be defeated by a crafty gang of rats? more »

2014, Paperback: £7.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-496-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, disability, education, families, fiction, literacy, occupational therapy, palliative care, pastoral care, resilience, self esteem

New! The Writer's Key

The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Gillie Bolton

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, fiction, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

New! Babies Are Noisy

Babies Are Noisy

A book for big brothers and sisters including those on the autism spectrum

Anne-Marie Harrison
Illustrated by Beth Byrne

This engaging illustrated children's book is ideal for preparing young children with autism for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Covering everything from trips to the hospital, what to expect when the baby arrives and the fun, family times to look forward to, this book is full of strategies for dealing with the changes to family life. more »

2013, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-459-1, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, families, fiction, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, special education

The Panicosaurus

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book teaches children who experience anxiety about Panicosaurus and Smartosaurus and how to help Smartosaurus banish Panicosaurus when he appears at times of stress by using a range of calming techniques. There is a helpful introduction for parents and carers, and a list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book. more »

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-356-3, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, education, fiction, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mental health, pastoral care, school phobia, self esteem, social stories, special education

Flying to See Janet

Flying to See Janet

A Fun Guide to the Airport Experience

Laura Vickers
Illustrated by Peggy Wargelin

Traveling by plane can be a stressful experience for anxious children (and their parents!) Prepare children, including those on the autism spectrum, for the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the airport experience in advance with this fun and gently humorous picture book. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-913-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, fiction, high functioning autism, parenting, sensory issues, social stories

Frog's Breathtaking Speech

Frog's Breathtaking Speech

How Children (and Frogs) Can Use Yoga Breathing to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension

Michael Chissick
Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. Can learning about breathing help calm his nerves? This charming illustrated picture book teaches children yoga breathing techniques through a fun and interactive story, and shows them how to use their breath to cope with difficult feelings such as anger and anxiety. more »

2012, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-091-7, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 48pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, child psychology, children, education, emotions, fiction, mainstream education, mental health, movement, yoga

Go Ask the River

Go Ask the River

Evelyn Eaton

Go Ask the River is the haunting story of the female Chinese poet Hung Tu, tracing her rise from Flower-in-the-Mist to Official Hostess at the court of the governors of the Silk City, and her love affair with the poet Yuan Chen, against the backdrop of the scholars, poets, officials, and warring factions of ninth century China. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-092-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 288pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Daoism, fiction, poetry

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective

Alexei Maxim Russell

Trueman Bradley comes to New York City to fulfil his dream. When he is told a guy with Asperger's Syndrome could never be a successful private detective, he uses his talent for mathematics and, with the help of new friends and some amazing inventions, sets out to prove to everyone that he has the makings of a world class detective. more »

2011, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-262-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, fiction, pastoral care, special education, teenagers

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

Caring for the Physical and Mental Health of People with Learning Disabilities

David Perry, Louise Hammond, Geoff Marston, Sherryl Gaskell and James Eva

This book is a practical guide for those caring for people with learning disabilities living in community settings. It will help carers understand and meet service users' health needs, and recognise problems. Topics include physical health issues; mental health issues such as dementia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-131-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, community care, constipation, counselling, dementia, depression, diet, disability, disability law, Down's syndrome, families, fiction, health care, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, personal hygiene, psychiatry, psychosis, residential care, seizures, social care, social work, supported living

The One and Only Sam

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Aileen Stalker
Illustrated by Bob Spencer

This is the story of a boy who struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms, each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning, helping children to explore what the idioms sound like and why they might mean what they do. more »

2009, Hardback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-040-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet

A Story about Trouble with Toilet Training

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam Goes Poo in the Toilet illustrates the relationship between eating and excreting. It provides visual instructions on how to "relax and push". After much fanfare, Liam finally masters going 'poo' in the toilet, and both he and Mum bask in the glory of a job well done. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-900-6, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, sensory issues, special education

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

Liam Knows What To Do When Kids Act Snitty

Coping When Friends are Tactless

Jane Whelen Banks

In Liam Knows What to do When Kids Act Snitty, lovable Liam finds out why his amazing feats of greatness are sometimes met with snide or snitty responses. He learns that when kids are snitty, it does not mean they don't like you, or that your tricks are boring, but that they haven't yet learnt how to be gracious and polite. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-902-0, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

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