Empathy picture books


I passionately believe in the power of great picture book stories to help children, young people and adults, understand themselves and others. In these uncertain times they can also be great in helping children explore their own feelings, and help us to look for positives and inspire hope.  Many more books are also available please see for some more ideas. 

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All books are new and can be ordered if stocks run out.  Contact Me. Or find me on Twitter: @melissacreate15



Boundless sky mini-set (3 books)

Perfect for developing understanding and thinking about refugees and borders in Primary schools.

Boundless Sky – Amanda Addison and Manuela Adreani

My name is not Refugee – Kate Milner

The Wall in the Middle of the Book – Jon Agee


Loss picture books bundle (4 books)

Loss of a friend:

Waiting for Wolf – Sandra Dieckmann

Loss of grandparent:

Felix After the Rain – Dunja Jogan (Translated by Olivia Hellewell)  Also relevant to any kind of loss.

The Building Boy – Ross Montgomery and David Litchfield

New place, making friends (possible absent parent):

The Mist Monster – Kirsty Beautyman


Bloom (pre-order) and 2nd picture book 

You will receive a copy of:

Bloom – Anne Booth and Robyn Wilson Owen 

This inspiring and hopeful story uses a gorgeous pinky red flower to remind us of the difference being kind and positive can make. 

Plus choose one picture book from the list below:

Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

Tiny and Teeny – Chris Judge

Giant of Jum – Elli Woolard

Island – Mark Janssen 

Bloom is published 11th June. Both books will be sent out after that date. You will be notified by email of date of despatch.

Bloom is also available to pre-order on it’s own see below.  


My Summer pick of books to build understanding and inspire hope.