Reading helps children understand what is happening around them.

These books will teach children that it is ok to be different and introduces themes of anxiety and open-mindedness.

4 The Huge Bag of Worries

The Huge Bag of Worries

Virginia Ironside

Ironside offers a funny and reassuring look at dealing with anxiety, which can be used as a springboard into important conversations with your children about mental health.

5 Elmer

Elmer

David McKee

25 years after the original publication, David Mckee’s colourful patchwork elephant Elmer is still teaching children how to embrace what makes you different.

6 The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

First published in 1943, The Little Prince remains a beautiful adventure for children and adults alike – exploring themes of love, open-mindedness, and the importance of valuing the environment.