ELSA RECOMMENDED BOOKLIST
These books have been recommended by ELSA’s all over the country. I personally have used many of them. If you need a set of books to start you off then definitely look at this list. If you personally have used any others which you think need adding then please comment below and I will add them.
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ANXIETY AND WORRIES
What to do when you worry too much
No worries – activity book
The huge bag of worries this book is fabulous for addressing worries or anxieties with a child.
Little Mouse’s big book of fears – brilliant for exploring fears and opening up discussion with a child. Also a delightful book.
You’ve got Dragons – worries for older children or appealing to boys and girls who love dragons
Silly Billy – Great of you want to make a worry doll too
The Invisible String – Great for separation anxiety
The Red Tree
Owl Babies – Separation anxiety
The Kissing Hand – Separation Anxiety
Bereavement and Loss
Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine this book is perfect for bereavement.
A Volcano in my tummy
The day Poppa turned into a star
Badger’s Parting gift
The Gift – A good one for bereavement, Thought provoking, circle of life, visualising etc.
Cry, Heart but never Break
The Day the Sea went out and never came back
Only One you – Superb little book and fantastic for self-esteem
The Dot – Self-esteem and growth mindset
You be You – Self-esteem and diversity
A place for Pluto – about fitting in
Growing up with a bucket full of happiness – Self-esteem, happiness
How are you peeling?
Hello Happy – Activity book
My many coloured days
A boy and a bear – mindfulness, relaxation
I’m not afraid of spiders
That’s when I’m Happy
Words and your heart
The Red Beast
Bullies, Bigmouths and so called friends
Life Choices, goals and targets
Oh the places you will go
Personal Space Camp
All cats have Asperger
Hal and the End Street