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When Can I Go Back to School? by Anna Friend & Jake Biggin

When Can I Go Back to School? is a reassuring journey through a child’s common worries and fears during the worldwide pandemic and beyond. With his school shut and no one able to tell him when it will re-open, Billy is worried about what will happen next… Will things ever return to the way they were before? Anna Friend wrote this book at the start of the pandemic to calm her son and later asked her friend Jake Biggin to illustrate the story. They self-published it on Amazon thinking it might help some other families. They couldn’t believe the response! Now, with the help of Scholastic, this wonderful book is set to help thousands more families struggling with anxious children.

  • With mindfulness activities for families to do together to combat feelings of anxiety.

  • Beautifully illustrated and simply written, it allows the reader to understand how a child might be feeling and gives a voice to those thoughts that are pinging around a child’s head making them feel wobbly and upset.

  • Can be shared with younger children or read independently.

  • This book series is honest and uses simple language designed to start conversations and provide comfort.

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Who Will Love Me When You're Gone? By Anna Friend & Jake Biggin

Who Will Love Me When You’re Gone? is a moving yet reassuring journey through a child's feelings of grief.
With his mum very poorly, Jack is worried about what will happen when she's gone…

Will Mummy take her love as well?

“My love for you can never leave,

It’s like the sun, the air you breathe...”

 

Anna Friend was inspired to write this book in memory of her friend Ellen Wollaston-Cooper, who lost her life to breast cancer, but prepared her young family for the journey they were on with love and strength.  

With mindfulness activities for families to do together to combat feelings of sadness. 
Beautifully illustrated and simply written, it allows the reader to understand how a child might be feeling and gives a voice to those thoughts that are pinging around a child’s head making them feel wobbly and upset.
Can be shared with younger children or read independently.
This book series is honest and uses simple language designed to start conversations and provide comfort.
Part of the the Big Little Hearts series written to support families dealing with traumatic events in life.

Reviews for Who Will Love Me When You're Gone?

taken from Bookstagram Tour Dec 2021

"so heartbreakingly beautiful"

"This is such an important book"

"This is such a beautiful book, both in terms of the words and the gorgeous illustrations that complement it perfectly."

"This book would bring great comfort to anyone in this situation"

"This book is beautiful"

"I would recommend to parents and teachers to have this on your children’s shelves!"
"This book is simply gorgeous....This is a book I will cherish." 💕

"I don’t think I’ve read such an emotional and yet such a supportive book in such a long time"