Elephant Learns To Share
Elephant doesn't like to share, but he learns it's not always fun to play by himself. This fictional story teaches young readers the value of sharing in a relatable and engaging way. The story of Elephant and his struggles with sharing is told through accessible text and vibrant illustrations. Questions are provided to facilitate further discussion about the story and its character-building themes. It's not always easy to share, but readers will discover why it's important and fun as they follow along with Elephant.
Hippo Owns Up
It's a sign of strong character to own up to what you've done. Telling the truth isn't always easy, but it's the right thing to do. In this entertaining fictional story, Hippo discovers the importance of being truthful, teaching young readers a lesson in values and virtues.
Monkey Needs To Listen
Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good?
Tiger Has A Tantrum
Tiger is in a terrible mood. He has been angry with everyone all day. Then Monkey accidentally chooses the book that Tiger wanted and Tiger has a full blown tantrum in the library. How can Miss Bird help Tiger to manage his anger, and how can he make up with his friends?
Giraffe Is Left Out
When Leopard arrives at Jungle School, Giraffe doesn't want to include him and tries to exclude him from joining in. So when Leopard has a birthday party he doesn't invite Giraffe, even though he has invited all his friends. Slowly Giraffe begins to understand how Leopard must have felt when he started school. Can the two of them learn to become friends after all?
Lion's In A Flap
Lion is off on a school trip to Jungle Land - the most exciting theme park EVER! He should be thrilled, but he cannot stop worrying and it's ruining the trip for him. Can Miss Bird and his friends help him to relax and have fun?
Rhino Learns To Be Polite
Rhino does not have very nice manners, especially at the dinner table. But soon no one wants to sit near him at lunch time and he even misses out on tea at his friend's house. It is time for Rhino to bring out his very best manners!
Turtle Comes Out Of Her Shell
Turtle has a beautiful singing voice, but she feels far to shy to enter the talent show at school. By talking to her friends about it, she develops a way to overcome her shyness in a way that works for her.
Croc Needs To Wait
Croc can never wait for anything - he's alway interrupting, rushes everything and he can never wait to take his turn. Can he learn to slow down and be a little more patient?
Cheetah Learns To Play Nicely
Cheetah always wants to win - no matter what it takes. But when his friends no longer want to play with him, he decides to look at his behaviour and start playing more nicely.
Llama Stops Teasing
Llama thinks it is funny to tease others. He whispers about them and makes fun of them. But when his friends say they don't want to play with him any more, Llama is upset. Can he start treating others more kindly?
Sloth Gets Busy
Sloth is very lazy. He just can't be bothered to clean up after himself or help out at home. At school, he is too lazy to take care with his work or join in with games. Can Sloth learn that helping others and being busy can be fun?
Flamingo Is Brave
Flamingo finds everything frightening and it stops him from joiining in sometimes. With a little help from his friends, he finds a way to be braver and face his fears.
Koala Makes The Right Choice
This funny, charming story is the perfect way to introduce young children to choices, and helps them find ways to make decisions and understand consequences. Also included are suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children understand their behaviour.
I Want To Win
Bella always needs to win - no matter what. She gets really cross if she is beaten at any game, and she is never gracious in defeat. If she isn't winning, she would rather give up than carry on trying. When Bella struggles in the den-building competition, she would much rather give up and not take part. But can she learn to keep going and do her best, and be a good sport to the winner?
Take a Deep Breath
Josh doesn't like people looking at him and he's in the school play! Can Miss Button help him to be brave? And can Miss Button be brave when she is faced by something she doesn't like? This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.
But What If?
Daisy’s family is moving, and Daisy is very worried. What if she doesn’t like her new home? What if her cat runs away? What if her new teacher isn’t nice? A conversation with her grandpa helps Daisy learn that many worries don’t come true—and if one does, someone will be there to help her solve the problem.
I Don't Want To Wait
Maisy is never patient. She hates waiting for her birthday, waiting to talk, waiting for attention from her sister. She interrupts, scowls, and stomps around. Everyone gets mad, and Maisy feels bad. After talking with her sister about ways to make waiting easier, Maisy starts a new approach. Eventually, she learns that having patience makes life calmer—and sometimes much nicer.
Who Feels Scared?
Everybody feels afraid sometimes—like Jack and his friends Ravi and Kevin when they have a sleepover. This reassuring book shows children that they can cope with their fears and be brave.
I Don't Want To Play Nicely
Finn struggles with caring for other children at school. He can be selfish and he often plays too aggressively. When the other children complain, Mr Hare has an idea. He chooses Finn as the buddy for Jake, a new boy at school. However, Finn does not help Jake, and the other children become really upset with Finn for being so unkind. Finn is soon left out by the other children and is left feeling miserable and lonely. Can Mr Hare help Finn find a way to make it all better? This book is part of a series, Our Emotions and Behaviour, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of identifying and discussing their emotions, boosting their confidence and helping social and emotional development.
Why Should I?
Arin acts careless and rude—and other people are angry and upset. His parents and teacher tell him he needs to show respect. Confused and unhappy, Arin asks Grandma for help. They talk about how he would feel if someone broke his things or laughed at what he likes. Arin makes an effort to show respect to others and learns that everyone treats him better when he does.
I'm Not Happy
All children have days when they just don't feel happy. Follow along as Ben helps cheer up his friends and shows how kids can turn sadness into smiles.
I Hate Everything!
It’s hard for children to accept not getting their way. Sam hates when his brother cries or his dad is too busy to play. When he loses his place in “Musical Chairs,” Sam cries, “I hate everything!” With the help of his aunt, Sam learns new ways to deal with his anger and feel better.
But Why Can't I?
Children sometimes find it hard to follow rules. This encouraging book joins Noah and his babysitter, Jenny, who shows him how rules help keep people safe, healthy, and happy.
Not Fair, Won't Share
When Nora, Dan, and Henry have trouble sharing at school, they all end up feeling mad. With the help of their teacher, the friends learn that when kids get frustrated, there are ways to calm down, share, and play fairly.
I Didn't Do It!
Telling the truth isn’t always easy, especially for young children. Everyone is mad at Poppy for not telling the truth, and Poppy feels bad. Join Poppy and her friends as they learn that everyone does something wrong sometimes, and it’s always better to tell the truth.
Our Emotions and Behaviour Collection
The Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful brightly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their emotions and actions are related—and how they can learn to manage both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.