Oxfordshire Libraries are supporting Reading Well for Children, a new national initiative just launched by The Reading Agency recommending books to help children, families and carers understand their feelings and worries and cope with tough times. The launch takes place during Children’s Mental Health Week 3rd – 9th February, coordinated by charity Place2Be. More information available here.
The books, listed here, were chosen by children themselves, carers, librarians and health experts. They’re aimed at children aged 7-11yrs in Key stage 2, with a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers and encourage children to read together with siblings and carers. Titles cover the themes Healthy minds, Worries, Feelings, World around you, Dealing with tough times, and When you have a condition.
Oxfordshire Libraries hold multiple copies of these books around our network of 44 libraries. If not on the shelf they can easily be requested in. The Library Service also has many more books to help parents and children navigate life.
Please ask in your local library and get children and their families Reading Well.