Ages 4- 9+ years
What happened to Tipi, our black PhilosoCat? She looks upset and angry, but why? The PhilosoCats book “I thought we were friends!” is a story about anger, trust, and forgiveness. These concepts are introduced in the story and will be further explored in the included Activity Book.
The goal of the PhilosoCats series is to foster critical thinking and reflection. It supports adults and children in having meaningful conversations and in spending quality time with each other.
Your Mind is Like the Sky
Ages 7-10 years
Your mind is like the sky. Sometimes it’s clear and blue – but sometimes a raincloud thought comes along and makes everything seem dark. So what can we do about rainclouds? This beautiful picture book, written by child psychologist Bronwen Ballard and illustrated by award-winning artist Laura Carlin, shows children that worries and negative thoughts are normal and helps them develop healthy thinking habits. Tips on mindfulness and extra resources for parents are included at the back of the book.
The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse
Ages 7+ years
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is a collection of loosely linked illustrations about a lonely boy who ambles through the countryside on a spring day, finding companionship: first meeting the mole, then the other animals of the title. Discover their story and their most important life lesson
Not My Fault
Ages 9-12 years
Maya and Rose won’t talk to each other. Even though they are sisters. Not since the accident. Maya is running wild, and Rose doesn’t know what to do. Now Maya and Rose have to go away together on a week-long school journey. But will the trip – and a life-threatening adventure – fix their relationship… or break it for good? A beautiful story of family, forgiveness, and finding out who you are.
All The Things That Could Go Wrong
Ages 9+ years
Dan is angry. Nothing has been the same since his big brother left, and he’s taking it out on the
nearest and weakest target: Alex. Alex is struggling. His severe OCD makes it hard for him to leave the house, especially when Dan and his gang are waiting for him at school . . . Then the boys’ mums arrange for them to meet up and finish building the raft that Dan started with his brother. Two enemies stuck together for the whole of the school holidays – what could possibly go wrong?
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
Ages 8-12 years
“Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.” That’s Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has “serious behaviour problems.” No one likes him – except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.