Toy Library

All of the items within this catalogue are available for you to borrow through your social worker.

In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell

Who are we?

Why are we here?

Where we come from and where we go. 

A tale about life. 

Joseph Anthony

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Leon and Bob

Leon & Bob

A book about ‘friendship’ and how a small boy gained the confidence to find a real friend with the help of his ‘imaginary’ friend.

Simon James

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The Duke who Outlawed Jellybeans

The Duke who Outlawed Jellybeans

A book of stories exploring difference within families using non-traditional fairy tales.
A Stonewall recommended publication

Johnny Valentine

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Who's in a Family

Who's in a Family

A book exploring different families and how all families are not the same!

Rebecca Daniel

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The Teazle's Baby Bunny

The Teazle's Baby Bunny

A story to help younger children understand about adoption.

Susan Bagnall

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Nutmeg gets a Little Sister

Nutmeg gets a Little Sister

A book for use with children in adoptive families to explore some of their early life experiences.

Judith Foxon

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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

A book to show that families are diverse and come in all shapes and sizes. 

Joe Griffiths & Tony Pilgrim

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Badgers's Parting Gifts

Badgers's Parting Gifts

Susan Varley

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I Miss You

I Miss You

A book looking at the difficult issue of death. This book helps them to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings.

Pat Thomas

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Ian's Walk

Ian's Walk

A story looking at the complex family relationship around autism and demonstrates the ambivalent emotions a sibling feels about their Autistic brother

Laurie Lears

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Josh and Jaz have three mums

Josh and Jaz have three mums

A story to encourage an understanding and appreciation of same-sex parents, as well as showing families come in all shapes and sizes.

Amanda Wood

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A Pea Called Mildred

A Pea Called Mildred

A simplistic story about an ordinary pea called Mildred, designed to help children with emotional difficulties.

Margot Sunderland

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A Wibble Called Bibley (and a few Honks!)

A Wibble Called Bibley (and a few Honks!)

A story that follows Bipley and the creatures who teach him how he can protect himself without hardening his heart. A book to help children think and connect with their feelings.

Margot Sunderland

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A Nifflenoo called Nevermind

A Nifflenoo called Nevermind

A story for children who bottle up their feelings. Find out what happens to Nevermind and how he begins to understand that his feelings do matter, how he learns to express them and stand up for himself

Margot Sunderland

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Morris and the Bundle of Worries

Morris and the Bundle of Worries

A book to show that talking about problems and facing worries with the help of others is more helpful than hiding your fears.

Jill Seeney

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William's Doll

William's Doll

A book that is endearing for it’s tenderness as for the message it conveys: there is nothing wrong with boys who play with dolls.

Charlotte Zolotow

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Celebrating

Celebrating

Celebrating takes you all around the world to find out what people celebrate. Discover all the things that bring people together.

Gwyneth Swain

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Dr Dog

Dr Dog

Looking at health issues in a creative way to appeal to younger and older children alike as well as adults. 

Babette Cole

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