Subjects : Primary School Citizenship & PSHE Books

Our citizenship and PSHE books will help children understand what happens as they start to grow up and develop more feelings. They also cover a number of first concepts.

  • YAWS 9 years +

    You Are Awesome (Paperback)

    Matthew Syed

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    Praised by Dermot O'Leary, two-time Olympian Matthew Syed's Children's Illustrated and Non-Fiction British Book Award-winning You Are Awesome is a motivational book that encourages children to challenge the beliefs that hold them back.

    Full of tips and advice that will inspire a more positive mindset, it's encouraging and empowering reading for any introverted children. Matthew explains how having a negative attitude and thinking you can't do things more often than not leads to not being able to carry out tasks.

    However, if your children can build their resilience and change their mindset, things could be very different. He looks at how everyone from Mozart to Serena Williams got to the top of their respective fields through hard work and dedication and how kids can use these figures as inspiration on their way to becoming happy, successful adults.

    Winner of the British Book Award Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019
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  • WGOI 5 years +

    What's Going On Inside My Head? (Hardback)

    Molly Potter

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    This book explains to children just how important mental health is to their happiness and well-being.

    It reveals practical ways that can help children keep their minds in good shape and encourages them to talk positively about themselves, their emotions, relationships and mindfulness in general. These ideas will hopefully help them develop healthy habits and good coping strategies from an early age.

    Written in a child-friendly but no-nonsense way, this book will help you start important and timely conversations with children about their mental and emotional health.
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  • WHMG 9 years +

    Usborne: What's Happening to Me? (Girls) (Hardback)

    Susan Meredith

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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Girls) is an easy-to-understand guide to the physical changes and emotional upheavals that occur as girls reach puberty.

    With witty and attractive illustrations, this book is suitable for readers aged 8 and over. It helps demystify the key questions surrounding puberty and gives reassurance and practical advice on how children can cope with the changes.
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  • WHMB 9 years +

    Usborne: What's Happening to Me? (Boys) (Hardback)

    Alex Frith

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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up that gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
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  • MFLM 5 years +

    Mindful Me Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    Your children can learn all about nature, feeling calm and dealing with emotions with this four-book collection.

    These engaging and illustrated books are specially written for children aged 5 and over and explain how important these traits are. They fully support the National Curriculum and present information in a hugely accessible way.
    Format: paperback
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  • NMBU 5 years +

    No More Bullies Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Melissa Higgins and Amanda F.

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    This inspiring collection contains four child-friendly stories covering four different types of bullying (hidden, physical, verbal and emotional).

    From mean jokes to exclusion and physical harassment to insults, children can experience bullying in different ways. These illustrated stories will help young readers understand the lasting effects of bullying and reveal what they should do if they have to contend with these issues.

    Each gentle story in this collection provides up-to-date and safe strategies to help children navigate their way through these difficult situations and contains advice on identifying and attempting to resolve issues.
    Format: paperback
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  • CMFK 7 years +

    Calm: Mindfulness For Kids (Hardback)

    Wynne Kinder

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    Help your children relax and focus with this supportive mindfulness guide. It contains activities that will help children understand their thoughts and feelings while having fun.

    The projects range from making a mindfulness jar to good living recipes and outdoor tasks that bring kids closer to nature and they're all designed to boost confidence and self-esteem. They're also fully flexible to match individual needs.

    With chapters dedicated to Focus, Calm, Move, Change and Reflect, this book shows how focused play can make a positive contribution to a child's positive mental health. Among the activities are creating a caring scrapbook and making energy slime. Simple breathing techniques and reflective exercises are also covered.
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  • HGW2 5 years +

    The Huge Bag of Worries (Paperback)

    Virginia Ironside

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    Virginia Ironside is an experienced agony aunt, so she's well qualified to tackle the kinds of anxieties affecting children.

    At the centre of this story is Jenny, a normally happy girl who finds she's being followed everywhere by a huge blue bag full of worries. It's not until a kind woman helps Jenny sort out the problems that the bag and the worries start to disappear.

    The Huge Bag of Worries is a sensitive and thoughtful book with a helpful message.
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  • PPZ2 Toddlers

    Princess Polly's Potty Sticker Activity Book (Paperback)

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    With more than 70 stickers included, this updated interactive version of Princess Polly's Potty is even more suited to helping little ones feel confident and motivated when learning to use the potty. Join Princess Polly as she ditches her nappies and understands how to use a potty and wear 'proper' pants like a big girl! You and your little one can add the stickers to the story and even fill in your child's own potty reward chart at the end.
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  • LAMH 11 years +

    Looking After Your Mental Health (Paperback)

    Alice James

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    This lively and hugely accessible book encourages children to talk about their mental health and feelings.

    Covering everything from friendships and fall-outs to divorce and depression, this handy book is packed with practical advice about dealing with emotions and why we experience so many different ones on a day-to-day basis.

    From the experts at Usborne book, this is a must-have book for children trying to find their place in the world. It also discusses bereavement, sexuality and eating disorders.
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  • HRTH 5 years +

    Here to Help Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

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    With easy-to-follow text explaining what various job roles entail, these are handy reads for inquisitive children who want to know more about what people do at work.
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  • BDSR 4 years +

    Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me (Hardback)

    Frasier Cox

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    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Cox's There's a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.

    In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasier's story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian O'Connell. Frasier's story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at BookPeople.co.uk, Frasier's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.
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  • FLNG 5 years +

    Feelings (Hardback)

    Richard Jones & Libby Walden

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    With a cut-out, peek-through silhouette of a brave little boy pondering his thoughts, this is a book that will help you and your children understand the nature of feelings and what they mean.

    Sure to make you and your kids experience all the emotions, the text is visceral and the visual style makes it rewarding on repeated reading. Wonderfully enchanting, it will help children understand why every person is unique and experiences different emotions.

    Written by Richard Jones in delightful rhyme and with Libby Walden's gorgeous watercolour artwork, each spread is dominated by a colour that relates to the emotion and feeling. The textured jacket makes the book extra special.
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  • BSFB 9 years +

    Business for Beginners (Hardback)

    Lara Bryan

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    How do companies come up with business ideas? And how do they ensure they're a success?

    This accessible introduction to the concept of business explains how it means making and selling things and/or skills to anyone who wants and needs them.

    It focuses on the practical aspect of making ideas work in real life and explains how businesses shape the world we live in.
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  • WHSD 9 years +

    What Would She Do? (Hardback)

    Kay Woodward

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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
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  • EFR2 3 years +

    We Are Family (Paperback)

    Patricia Hegarty

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    With a focus on encouraging acceptance and understanding, this book shows children how although there may be many different types of family, they all share similarities.

    Very sensitively handled and stunningly illustrated, this book focuses on 10 different families and celebrates their everyday differences and similarities as they eat, sleep, work and play together.

    The families are from different cultures, religions and backgrounds and the rhyming text just adds to the celebratory feel.
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  • LDI2 5 years +

    Let's Talk About When Someone Dies (Hardback)

    Molly Potter

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    This important picture book will help you help your children understand about death and the concept of grief and bereavement.

    When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of emotions and it's not always easy to put these in words, especially when talking to a child.

    This book covers the subject with sensitivity and honesty, explaining what death is and why people die. It has engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers.
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  • KNU2 8 years +

    Kunkush (Paperback)

    Marne Ventura

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    Kunkush is a cat who was separated from his family when they fled Iraq to become refugees in Europe. This is the heart-warming and poignant true story of how they reunited.

    Fully illustrated in stunning style, the narrative will help children understand more about refugees and the obstacles they have to overcome in order to find a better life while Kunkush is a lovable character that is sure to delight cat lovers of all ages.
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  • SHQ2 Toddlers

    Share! (Paperback)

    Anthea Simmons

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    Attractive illustrations from Georgie Birkett and a fun storyline by Anthea Simmons make Share! an endearing picture book to read if your young one has a younger brother or sister who is a bit of a nuisance at times. In Share! our heroine has to come to terms with a baby brother who wrecks her toys at every opportunity. Parents and toddlers from 1+ will love this sweet and reassuring story with its gentle message.
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  • REFG 7 years +

    World Issues: Refugees (Hardback)

    Harriet Brundle

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    Why do people become refugees?
    How does it feel to be a refugee?
    How do refugees travel to a new home?

    This informative book introduces children to the subject of refugees and explains what they are and all the troubles they face as they attempt to find a new home. With accessible text, it aims to help children understand the issue from a range of perspectives.

    Presented in a sturdy hardback format, this book is bursting with informative and factual information and is full of photographs and diagrams that will engage young readers and inspire them to join in the debate.
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  • AHY2 6 years +

    How to Be Respectful (Hardback)

    Emily James

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    Children can learn all about just how important respect is with this easy-to-follow book. It has a fun question-and-answer format that helps them understand how they should treat others how they'd want to be treated themselves.
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  • WIRC 7 years +

    World Issues: Racism (Hardback)

    Harriet Brundle

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    Racism is sadly a very topical issue right now and this informative hardback book will show children what exactly it is, how it can happen and what they can do to help stop it.

    This easy-to-read book examines the issue from a wide range of perspectives and is full of information, modern images and accessible text that will encourage children to get involved in the debate.
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  • AKX2 6 years +

    Police to the Rescue Around the World (Hardback)

    Linda Staniford

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    This book looks at the work carried out by police and how this helps keep us safe. It also provides an overview of investigations and how police solve crimes.
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  • AKZ2 5 years +

    Pushing Isn't Funny (Paperback)

    Melissa Higgins

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    Bailey is a raccoon who loves math and the superhero Mighty Raccoon. But Bailey is getting physically bullied by Kim, a dog at school. Young readers watch Bailey struggle with bullying and learn safe ways to make it stop. Sensitive illustrations of gender-neutral animal characters help all children relate to the issue of physical bullying.
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