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A First Look At...

full moonA series of unique children's books, inspired by my own early experience of being a parent, that look at life's big subjects in a way that young children can understand. The series, which is beautifully illustrated by Lesley Harker, is written in a narrative style and provides plenty of scope for encouraging dialogue between adults and children. The books are co-published in the UK and US, and have been translated into several languages.  

 parent 
This is My Family 
A First Look at Same Sex Parents
(Hodder/Wayland, 2013)

 

 pet 
I Miss My Pet
A First Look at the Death of a Pet
(Hodder/Wayland, 2013)

 military
Come Home Soon
A First Look at a Parent in the Military 
(Hodder/Wayland, 2013)

 scared
Why Do I Feel Scared? 
A First Look at Being Brave
(Hodder/Wayland, 2010)

 perseverance
I Can Do It! 
A First Look at Perseverance
(Hodder/Wayland, 2010)

 respect
Everyone Matters 
A First Look at Respect
for Others

(Hodder/Wayland, 2010)

example
I Can Make a Difference 
A First Look at Setting
a Good Example

(Hodder/Wayland, 2010)

 diabetes
Why Am I So Tired? 
A First Look at Childhood Diabetes
(Hodder/Wayland 2008)

asthma 
Why is it So Hard to Breath
A First Look at Asthma

(Hodder/Wayland 2008)

 dentist
Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? 
A First Look at Dental Care
(Hodder/Wayand, 2008)

allegies 
I Think I’m Going To Sneeze 
A First Look at Allergies
(Hodder/Wayland (2008)

 school
Do I Have to Go to School? 
A First Look at Going to School
(Hodder/Wayland, 2006)

 hospital
Do I Have to Go to Hospital? 
A First Look at Going to Hospital

(Hodder/Wayland, 2006)

 manners
My Manners Matter 
A First Look at Good Manners
(Hodder/Wayland, 2006)

 truth
I’m Telling the Truth 
A First Look at Honesty

(Hodder/Wayland, 2006)

 racism
The Skin I’m In
A First Look at Racism
(Hodder/Wayland, 2003)

safe
I Can Be Safe 
A First Look at Safety

(Hodder/Wayland, 2003)

 fight
Is it Right to Fight? 
A First Look at Conflict

(Hodder/Wayland, 2003)

 adoption
My New Family
A First Look at Adoption

(Hodder/Wayland, 2003)

disability
Don’t Call Me Special!
A First Look at Disability

(Hodder/Macdonald, 2001)

body
My Amazing Body 
A First Look at Health and Fitness

(Hodder/Macdonald, 2001)

sibling
My Brother, My Sister and Me
A First Look at Sibling Relationships
(Macdonald Young Books, 2000)

bully
Stop Picking On Me! 
A First Look at Bullying
(Macdonald Young Books, 2000)

friends
My Friends & Me 
A First Look at Friendship

(Hodder/Macdonald, 2000)

death
I Miss You
A First Look at Death

(Hodder/Macdonald, 2000)

birth
My Amazing Journey 
A First Look at Where Babies
Come From

(Macdonald Young Books, 1998)      

divorce
My Family’s Changing 
A First Look at Family
Break-up
(Macdonald Young Books, 1998)