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 Lucy has a tumour cover 

Lucy has a tumour

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

 

You can read Lucy has a tumour online or order your own copy to keep, free of charge. To order, contact us at support@redkite.org.au.

   
 Mary has a brain tumour cover 

Mary has a brain tumour

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a brain tumour is and what treatment involves.

 

You can read Mary has a brain tumour online or order your own copy to keep, free of charge. To order, contact us at support@redkite.org.au.

   
 Going to the Hospital, Civardi 

Going to the Hospital, Anne Carvardi

This book is about a boy who goes into the hospital for a one night stay after an ear operation. The pictures and words are bright, cheery and comforting to young readers. It is a good book to show a very young child what going to the hospital will be like and that it isn't as scary as it might seem.
   
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My Many Coloured Days, Dr Seuss

Maybe on some days you feel sort of brown, like a bear; you feel slow and low, low down. But then comes a yellow day and wheeeeeeeee! you feel like a busy, buzzy bee. Dr. Seuss takes the reader on a journey through many different moods in this vibrant and highly original book.

   
 I Feel Angry, Moses, Gordon 

I Feel Angry, Brian Moses Illustrated by Mike Gordon

I Feel Angry looks at the emotion anger, in a light-hearted but ultimately reassuring way. This book examines how and why people get angry, illustrates scenarios of people behaving angrily, and the best way to deal with it.

   
 I Feel Frightened, Moses, Gordon 

I Feel Frightened, Brian Moses Illustrated by Mike Gordon

I Feel Frightened looks at the emotions of being scared and frightened, in a light-hearted but ultimately reassuring way. This book examines how and why people get frightened, illustrates scenarios of people being frightened and scared, and the best way to deal with it.
   
 I Feel Sad, Moses, Gordon 

I Feel Sad, Brian Moses Illustrated by Mike Gordon

I Feel Sad looks at sadness, in a light-hearted but ultimately reassuring way. This book examines how and why people feel sad, illustrates scenarios of people feeling sad and upset, and the best way to deal with it

   
 The Huge Bag of Worries, Ironside 

The Huge Bag of Worries, Virginia Ironside

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are there when she goes swimming, when she is watching TV, and even when she is in the bathroom. Jenny decides they will have to go. The message of the book is clear - find someone who will listen and talk about your worries.

   
Book Club: Amelia has cancer 

Amelia has cancer, Alison Johns

This is a non-fiction children's book that was conceived by Alison Johns when her daughter, Amelia, was diagnosed with cancer. Alison was faced with the challenge of explaining it to her children so they knew what to expect. The book speaks directly to children and is informed by Alison's journey from Amelia's diagnosis to her recovery.

   
Book club - In my heart - Jo Witek 

In My Heart, Jo Witek

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness - our hearts can feel so many feelings. Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside.

 

I'm Happy by Claire Hibbert 

Im Happy, Claire Hibbert 

I'm Happy explores feelings and emotions, with an emphasis on expressing- and learning to manage those feelings. The books will help develop empathy, self-awareness, and social skills. 

I'm Worried by Brian Moses 

Im Worried, Brian Moses

I'm Worried helps young children with feelings of anxiety and worry they may feel in their early years. From feeling left out when playing with friends, to a stay in hospital or seeing other family members worry during anixious times, this book suggests ways that can help children put their worries into perspective. 

It's Not Fair by Brian Moses 

It's Not Fair, Brian Moses

Young children experience many confusing emotions in their early years and It's Not Fair looks at the situations where children feel they have been treated unfairly, in light-hearted but ultimately reassuring way. 

Little Tree by Chrystyna Edwards 

Little Tree, Chrystyna Edwards

Join Little Tree and be blessed as it experiences the seasons with joy. 

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 I Like Me, Carlson 

I Like Me, Nancy Carlson

An exuberant pig proclaims "I like me!". She likes the way she looks, and all her activities. When she makes a mistake she picks herself up and tries again. A story that will help children feel good about themselves.

   
 Giraffe Can't Dance, Andreae 

Giraffes can't dance,Andreae, Parker-Rees, Williams, Mansfield

Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But with some sound advice from a wise cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune.

 
   
 It's OK to be Different, Parr 

It's OK to be Different, Todd Parr

It's okay to be a different color. It's okay to dance by yourself. It's okay to wear glasses. It's okay to have a pet worm.... It's okay to be different!

 

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disclaimer

We’ve chosen a wide range of books to cover as many different themes, situations, beliefs and stories as possible. The opinions, recommendations and stories expressed are those of the authors only. They don’t necessarily represent the views of Redkite.

 

While a great deal of the information in Book Club books is helpful, none of it replaces the information given to you by your hospital. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your treating hospital team. 

 

These books come from a number of different countries and don’t always reflect the medical practices in Australia.

Last updated September 2015.