Children's & Teenage Books On Personal & Social Issues
From beautifully illustrated stories exploring big emotions to brilliantly informative books about growing up, here you’ll find our best titles for supporting young readers with personal and social matters. Whether it is preparing for the start of school, understanding the changes we go through in our teens, exploring our sexual identity, or dealing with loss and grief, the hand-picked selection below is full of excellent and helpful reads to inform, inspire and empower young minds.
Mental Health Books for Younger Readers
The acclaimed author of Explaining Humans incorporates scientific ideas and concepts in an eye-opening and essential guide to understanding human emotions in her first book for younger readers.
Mental Health Books for Older Readers
Books on Loss for Younger Readers
Books on Anxiety & Depression for Younger Readers
Books with LGBTQ+ Themes for Younger Readers
Books on Puberty and Growing Up for Younger Readers
Sarah Ann Juckes, author of The Night Animals, our Children's Book of the Month for January, picks her favourite children's books that discuss mental health.
The winner of the Illustrated Books category of this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize spotlights the children's book that changed their life.
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