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A safe place for Rufus

| Jill Seeney

Rufus the cat loved curling up in his favourite place and dreaming of pilchards. But it hadn’t always been like this… When Rufus was a kitten, he lived with a different family who weren’t always kind. Would he ever find a safe place where he could be cosy and calm and dream his dreams?

Captain Coram - Champion for children

| Written by Robin Ollington. Illustrated by Albany Wiseman

A must-read illustrated book for children aged 7-11 that tells story of the amazing pioneer Thomas Coram who began the UK’s first children’s charity.

Chester and Daisy move on

| Angela Lidster

In this colourful children's book, Chester and Daisy live happily with Mummy and Daddy. But then things start going wrong, and Chester and Daisy can’t live at home any longer. A social worker takes them to stay with a foster family. Now the social worker has something important to tell Chester and Daisy – they are going to be adopted. But there’s a lot to think about, and to explain, and to do, before the two bears can move on.

Dad David, Baba Chris and Me

| Ed Merchant

This charming and affirming picture book for young children encourages an understanding and appreciation of same-sex parents, as well as showing that families come in all shapes and sizes.

Dennis and the big decisions

| Paul Sambrooks

In this second book in the Dennis series, Dennis and his sister are being looked after by a duck foster family after they had to leave their mum and dad. But they miss their parents and want to know if they would ever go home, and who would look after them as they were growing up. What was going to be best for Dennis and his little sister? Where would they live, and who would look after them? There were big decisions to be made…

Dennis duckling

| Paul Sambrooks

Dennis and his sister need someone to look after them, someone to help wash their feathers and feed them. A grown-up duck called Annie comes to talk with them. ‘I’m scared!’ says Dennis. ‘Who will look after us?’ This colourful picture book explains what may be happening to young children and helps them to express some of the emotions they may be feeling about upsetting and confusing events.

Dennis goes home

| Paul Sambrooks

The Dennis Duckling series of picture books provides a range of opportunities to talk to looked after children about what is happening in their lives. In the first two books, Dennis and his little sister have to leave their parents and be looked after by a foster duck family. In this third book, the outcome for the ducklings is for them to go home to their parents.

Dennis lives with Grandma and Grandpa

| Paul Sambrooks

The Dennis Duckling series provides a range of options for explaining to looked after children about what is happening in their lives. In the first two books, Dennis and his little sister have leave their parents and be looked after by a foster duck family. In this fourth book, the outcome for the ducklings is for them to be looked after by Grandma and Grandpa.