These books have been collected together as a resource for parents looking for helpful information. The lists include picture books to read with your children along with information books to provide help and support.
‘The Blinks’ books can be used with any children aged 7 and over they are focused on helping them to improve their wellbeing and development. They cover six different emotions including worry, self-esteem, anger, love, sadness and shyness.
These books have been written to help children aged 7 and over to develop strategies to aid their emotional and behavioural developments. They can be enjoyed on their own or they can be used by parents and carers to encourage discussion. The magical stories cover several different areas of wellbeing and with each story there is a reference manual for parents, carers and teachers to demonstrate how the stories can be used and to explain the psychology behind them. They include activities, talking points and cognitive behavioural techniques to explain and help children to live with the impact of worry, anger, self-esteem and more.
Reading Well for children recommends reading to help children understand their feelings and worries and cope with tough times. The books have been chosen by children, carers, health experts and librarians. They are endorsed by leading health organisations.
The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11) and includes a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.
Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading available in libraries.
Community & Family History
Books to help research and discover the local area and the development of Telford.
For more information on Community History.
Books to help you discover and research your family tree.
For more information on Family History.
These books have been collected together to provide help and support for families that care for a loved one.
Books for shared reading have been designed for reading together either in a group or one to one. They include Pictures to Share, Nostalgia Scrapbooks and Poetry.
Reading Well for Mental Health
The new Reading Well for Mental Health booklist provides helpful information, advice and support for managing common mental health conditions, dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some of the books include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs. Full collections of the books are available at Madeley, Newport, Wellington and Southwater Libraries.
Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia
Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia recommends books that you may find helpful if you live with dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or want to find out more about the condition. The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories. A full set of books are available at all our Libraries.
Reading Well can help you cope with the pressures of life, feel better about yourself and boost your confidence using books. The Reading Well books have been chosen by young people and health experts to help you with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect your wellbeing. The books have information and advice as well as personal stories about dealing with feelings such as anxiety, depression or stress and experiences such as bullying.
Reading Well Long Term Conditions
Reading Well for long term conditions provides information and support for people living with a long term health condition and their carers. The booklist covers general advice and information about living with a long term condition, common symptoms and titles focused on specific conditions such as arthritis, bowel conditions, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The books have all been recommended by people with lived experience of long term conditions and health professionals.
A collection of books for people with Asperger's Syndrome, parents, carers and professionals. These books have been chosen and supplied by parents and carers of STACS (Shropshire and Telford Asperger Carers Support Group).
Books Beyond Words use pictures to tell stories that engage with people who find pictures easier than words. They cover themes such as relationships and health. As well as the story told in pictures, each title has information and guidelines for the readers, families and professionals to get the best from the books.
Specially selected books for reading groups.
Each set contains at least 8 copies and large print and audiobooks are available as stated.
To borrow any of these sets for your reading group please visit your local library and they will be happy to reserve them for you.