Special Circumstances Books – ‘divorce’ and ‘beginning school’

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• No Matter Who We’re With – by Robert Vescio and Cheri Scholten

One thing I find fabulous about children’s books is their ability to put into words difficult situations, in a way that opens up conversations with our children. ‘No Matter Who We’re With’ is one of these stories; a gentle, positive and encouraging book about two parents who have separated, and the love they have for both of their children. Simple, engaging and very reassuring.

To hear a reading of this story visit http://www.readtomychild.com.au

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• The Terrible Suitcase – Emma Allen and Freya Blackwood

Winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Early Childhood award, this book follows a little girl’s excitement at beginning school, her disappointment in receiving a suitcase instead of a backpack like everyone else and the way in which imagination can lead us out of almost any grump, if we give it a little time. With beautiful illustrations and very true-to-life words, this is a lovely book to share with your little one in the pre-school years.

 

Jasmine Berry is the creator of Read To My Child (www.readtomychild.com.au), a free website where she reads stories for children in a simple and natural video format. A lovely alternative to television at those busy moments in the day, all stories featured on the site are available with full permission from the authors, illustrators and publishers. Enjoy!

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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