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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.

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Our Best Children's Mental Health Books

You Are A Champion
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The Hugasaurus
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My First Feelings
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Grandad's Camper
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You Are Awesome
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Dear Evan Hansen
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You Can Do It
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Ella on the Outside
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£7.99
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Milo's Monster
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A Better Day
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Spreading My Wings
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How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing!
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Dare to be Different
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This Book is Gay
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You Don't Understand Me
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The Youth Mental Health Ambassador and author of Live Well Every Day presents his first book for children and young people, providing readers with the tools and techniques required to overcome mental health struggles.
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Mental Health Books for Younger Readers

Be Positive! Mindful Kids
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My Monster and Me
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The Big Book of Belonging
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Your Mood Journal
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Where Happiness Begins
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Unworry Book
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£8.99
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Feelings
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Perfectly Weird, Perfectly You
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We Feel Happy
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£6.99
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Colour Yourself Calm
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No Worries! Mindful Kids
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Silas and the Marvellous Misfits
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Junior Happy Self Journal
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£24.99
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The Huge Bag of Worries
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The River
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Ruby's Worry
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The Invisible String
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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.

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Mental Health Books for Older Readers

You Can Do It
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Ella on the Outside
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The Goldfish Boy
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A Better Day
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Am I Normal Yet?
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The Hunt for the Nightingale
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A Different Sort of Normal
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My Hidden Chimp
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Looking After Your Mental Health
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You Are A Champion
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Ghost
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Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes?
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Challenger Deep
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Summer Bird Blue
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Dyslexia and Me (Mindful Kids)
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Guts
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The Teenage Guide to Stress
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Books on Loss for Younger Readers

Goodnight Mister Tom
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The Secret Garden
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A Monster Calls
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The Velveteen Rabbit
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The Invisible String
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Grandad's Island
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Badger's Parting Gifts
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Goodbye Mog
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The Memory Tree
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No Matter What
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Bridge to Terabithia
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The Heart and the Bottle
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The Goodbye Book
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£12.99
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Duck, Death and the Tulip
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Granpa
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£7.99
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A First Look At: Death: I Miss You
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Rabbityness
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Mum's Jumper
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Books on Anxiety & Depression for Younger Readers

The Worrysaurus
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The Colour Monster
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Ruby's Worry
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The Huge Bag of Worries
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The Great Big Book of Feelings
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Michael Rosen's Sad Book
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No Worries! Mindful Kids
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The Worry Jar
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When Sadness Comes to Call
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My Monster and Me
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Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)
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The Colour Thief
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Me and My Fear
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The Worry Box
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My Anxious Mind
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Meh
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Meh
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Bob's Blue Period
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The Princess and the Fog
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Books with LGBTQ+ Themes for Younger Readers

ABC Pride
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Julian Is a Mermaid
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Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow
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Mister Seahorse
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Love Makes a Family
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And Tango Makes Three
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My Daddies!
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'Twas the Night Before Pride
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Mommy, Mama, and Me
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Proud of Me
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Heather Has Two Mummies
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Uncle Bobby's Wedding
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Red
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Red
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I Am Jazz
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Pink Is for Boys
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Pride
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Grandad's Pride
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Juliet Takes a Breath
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Books on Puberty and Growing Up for Younger Readers

A Different Sort of Normal
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The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager
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Sex, Puberty and All That Stuff
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'Mum, What's Wrong with You?'
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How to Grow Up and Feel Amazing!
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Welcome to Your Period
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The Puberty Book
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It's My Body
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The Period Book
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Help Your Kids with Growing Up
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Hair In Funny Places
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