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Use your noodle

Use your noodle

UseYourNoodle helps children get to know, understand, and learn how to positively manage their thoughts and emotions. These are essential life skills that will boost their self-esteem and resilience - topics that are so important in good mental health. Emotions are extremely powerful.


Fantastic you

Fantastic you

There's one special person you get to spend your whole life with: YOU! Which means there's no one you should take better care of! When you cheer yourself on and cheer yourself up, you make the world a happier place. Life is amazing when you share it with the people you love. 


I am a tiger

I am a tiger

A witty and clever story about a little mouse with very big ideas - she believes she is atiger! She manages to convince a raccoon, a fox, a snake and a bird that she is atiger, and that they are not what they think they are!




Nop is a scruffy kind of bear. He sits on a dusty armchair in Oddmint's Dumporeum surrounded by the beaders, knitters, patchers and stitchers who are much too busy to talk to him. So he watches the litter tumble until, armed with a new bow tie, he has an idea that will change his life forever. ... 




Rodney is a small turtle with a BIG dream. All he wants is to be larger. Then one day, Rodney's dream comes true - or does it? It's all a matter of perspective!


There's only one you

There's only one you

"You're different from everyone else--and it's awesome! This book celebrates all the things that make you special. From the way you look to the activities you enjoy--there's no wrong way to be yourself. Do you like sports, art, spelling, or math? Do you like more than one


Girl on wire

Girl on wire
EstelaLucyCBCA short listed book for Picture Book 2019

Girlonwire is a simple yet brilliantly uplifting allegory of a young girl struggling to build her self-esteem and overcome the anxiety that many children feel as they grow - she walks the tightrope, afraid she will fall, but with the support of those she loves, her toes grip the wire...


Molly the mole : a story to help children build self-esteem

Molly the mole : a story to help children build self-esteem
Reeves, Alice, 1976-Truth & tails series

Molly starts to worry when she realises that she doesn't look like her other animal friends, but soon recognises her own unique qualities as she helps out with a series of tasks that no one else can do. With the help of her friends, Molly learns that everyone is special in their own way. 


Stand beautiful

Stand beautiful

Be true to who you are! And stand up for others, that's standing beautiful. Each one of us is different in our own unique way, and it's those differences that make us beautiful.


Sugar and snails

Sugar and snails
Tsiang, Sarah, 1978-

Who says that little girls are made of sugarand spice and everything nice? Or that boys are made of frogs andsnailsand puppy dog tails? What if girls were made of boats andsnailsand dinosaur tails? And little boys of flowers and swings and bumblebee wings?


My strong mind

My strong mind
Van HoveNiels

Do you want to teach your children about Confidence, Resilience and a Growth Mindset? With MyStrongMind your children will be introduced to mental strength and learn about techniques to develop their own strongmind


Be who you are

Be who you are

Be old. Be young. Speak your language. Be proud of where you're from. Just bewhoyouare. With nods to everything from race to gender expression to economic background, this book offers a 2016 twist on the theme. 


I love me

I love me
MorganSallyPremiers' Reading Challenge Early Childhood to Year 2

A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem, in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.


You Are Like You

You Are Like You
InnesShonaA big hug book

YouareLikeYou looks at all the different things that make up the very special person that is 'you'. From physical attributes to feelings, thoughts and ideas, this book explores the different aspects of what it means to be a unique individual. 


You're here for a reason

You're here for a reason

You'rehereforareason. If you think you're not I would just say that perhaps you forgot...a piece of the world that is precious and dear would surely be missing if you weren't here 


I'm number one

I'm number one
RosenMichael, 1946-