Five Empathy reads for primary schools

In this blog post I introduce you to 4 picture books with empathy themes and one short chapter book, all of which would make an excellent edition to any primary school library. Three of the titles are in Empathy Lab’s 2024 selection.   The Girl Who Became a Fish By Polly Ho-Yen, illustrated by Sojung Kim-McCarthy What a gem of a book, I can see there are many reasons why…

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Six picture books to help children explore grief, loss and war

It can be hard for children to process their feelings when they lose a loved one or experience a significant change in their lives that leads to the loss of something important. Empathy picture books can help children and their grown-ups’s explore, understand, and process their feelings. The very best picture books give the reader visual clues, such as where a character is positioned on the page or the use…

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Fab six: exploring nature and environmental issues

Taking-Time by Jo Loring-Fisher Taking time to listen Taking time to feel Taking time to cherish you and also cherish me This illustrated poem encourages the reader to pause and notice the natural world around them. Published by Lantana publishing, an indie publisher with an excellent reputation for diverse books. Each double page spread has a child in a different part of the world. There is a map showing their…

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