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, separation and open-mindedness.

Rock Brock and the Savings Shock

Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock

Sheila Bair

This book tells the rhyming tale of twin brothers Rock, a spender, and Brock, a saver. They learn the invaluable lesson that saving nothing is a big mistake, and that saving even little amounts will add up fast. It's never too late to start saving!

If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane

If You Were a Kid Surviving a Hurricane

Josh Gregory

This is the thrilling story of Carrie and Dan, who find themselves caught in the path of a major hurricane. Along the way, they will learn how hurricanes form, how scientists track and study these storms, and what people can do to protect themselves from the wind and flooding.

Dinosaurs Divorce

Dinosaurs Divorce

Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

A sensitive and kind guide for changing families that helps young children understand what divorce means, why it happens, and how to best cope with everyone's feelings. For the past 25 years, this book has helped families learn to talk to each other about divorce and separation.

BC White Supremacy and Me YA

Me and White Supremacy: How You Can Fight Racism and Change the World Today (Young Readers Edition)

Layla F. Saad

This book helps young adults question the world we live in, whilst giving them the tools to do something to change it. It addresses readers of all ages, 11+, and helps them explore and better understand racism.

Living with Mum Living with Dad

Living With Mom and Living With Dad

Melanie Walsh

A bright and colourful lift-the-flap book that visits the changes in routine that are familiar to many children whose parents live apart, but whose love and involvement remain as constant as ever.

BC The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Charlie Mackey

This illustrated book follows the developing friendship between the four title protagonists. It is a piece of art that provides a journey for all ages and explores universal life lessons that connect with all readers, young and old.

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


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.

Little Prince Book

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.

Best Digital

BC Night Sky

Night Sky

Night Sky makes finding stars and planets easy. Whether you're looking for the International Space Station or your star sign, simply hold your device up to the sky and be amazed at what you see. Free on Android and iOS.