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Mental Health Picture Books

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share 3 amazing picture books with writing/quotes and illustrations that I have loved. Two of these are 5 star favourites that I have re-read twice each! These are all short but stunning reads that will make you ponder and leave you feeling emotional.

1. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

You've probably heard of this book, it's been around everywhere but in this book you follow a boy who meets a mole, a fox and a horse. This book is filled with beautiful quotes about life, mental health and kindness. Best of all this book is suitable for children and adults alike- everyone can get something out of it. I highly recommend everyone to read this book! 

2. Night Shift by Debi Gliori

This book is all about depression. In this book, depression is represented as dragons. The representation is great and I feel like this book would be great for children to see that it's ok to feel sad all the time but it won't last forever. If you've ever suffered with depression or you know someone who does, I would recommend picking this up. If you have depression please be aware of trigger warnings.

3. Big Panda and Tiny Dragon by James Norbury

This is a new release that is very similar to The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. It follows a big panda and a tiny dragon (as the name suggests) who go on a long journey through different seasons. The illustrations are remarkable and it is filled with lovely quotes about friendship, life and mental health. This book is a bit longer than the pre-mentioned book and I have grown to love it even more over time. I would highly recommend this if you liked Charlie Mackesy's book.

If you liked this post, you might like to check out my poetry page which includes poems about mental health.

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