At JKP, we have a range of books to suit readers of all ages – including the youngest readers of the family. We’ve put together a list of children’s books that we recommend for the young and curious, helping to improve their wellbeing, making complex topics more accessible and promoting inclusivity with positive messages. They will make for the perfect gifts this year.
He’s Not Naughty
A Children’s Guide to Autism
Deborah Brownson. Illustrated by Ben Mason, illustrated by Ben Mason
This book is quick and fun way for children aged 6-10 to learn about autism, and vibrant illustrations provide a unique visual representation of what it’s like to be autistic. Read more
The Prince and the Frog
A Story to Help Children Learn about Same-Sex Relationships
This reimagining of a classic fairytale helps children understand that love isn’t always between a boy and a girl. It is a funny, uplifting story that introduces the importance of equality and diversity to children aged 3-7. Read more
A House for Everyone
A Story to Help Children Learn about Gender Identity and Gender Expression
Jo Hirst, illustrated by Naomi Bardoff
This children’s picture book helps adults to explain gender identity and expression to 4 to 8 year olds using simple language and engaging, diverse characters, covering the entire spectrum of gender. Includes a guide for parents and professionals and a lesson plan.
How Can I Remember All That?
Simple Stuff to Improve Your Working Memory
Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway, illustrated by David O’Connell
An illustrated guide to what working memory is, what it feels like to have problems with your working memory, and what you can do about it. Offering easy to follow tips and strategies, this is the go-to book for kids aged 7+ to read with their parents or teachers.
The Go Yogi! Card Set
50 Everyday Yoga Poses for Calm, Happy, Healthy Kids
Emma Hughes, illustrated by John Smisson
Go Yogi! flash cards are a fun way for kids to learn 50 common yoga poses. Using the cards for regular practice will increase fitness, strength and flexibility, enhance breathing and improve wellbeing. Suitable for ages 4+, for individual, pairs and groups.