St Nicholas Church of England

Infants' School

Becoming The Best We Can Be

Recommended Books








My Family's Changing.

My Family's Changing is a unique picture book for younger children and explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counsellor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up. What About You? sidebars appear frequently with questions directed at the child reading the book. The questions encourage children to explore their own feeling about the situation. Full colour illustrations throughout.


Author: Pat Thomas.



The Invisible String. 


This heart warming book is the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. It is a picture book for all ages which explores questions about the intangible yet unbreakable connections between us. The Invisible String offers a very simple approach to overcoming loneliness, separation, or loss with an imaginative twist that children easily understand and embrace, and delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times. 

                 Author: Patrice Karst.


Mum and Dad Glue.


This comforting, reassuring picture book will help young children come to terms with divorce and separation.
A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better.
But, as he learns, even though his parents' relationship may be broken, their love for him is not.

Author: Kes Gray.


Two Homes.


 This gently reassuring story focuses on what is gained rather than what is lost when parents divorce, while the sensitive illustrations, depicting two unique homes in all their small details, firmly establish Alex’s place in both of them. Whether Alex is with Mummy or Daddy, one thing stays the same: Alex is loved by them both – always. 

Two Homes will help children – and parents – embrace even the most difficult of changes with an open and optimistic heart.


Author: Claire Masurel.