Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
This book discusses the feelings of self-esteem and coping. Being different isn't bad, it's just different. If your child is the first one to lose his/her teeth in the class, they are the first one to get glasses, etc. Teasing can have a dramatic effect on a child and the development of self worth. You can help your child embrace what make them unique instead of trying to "fit in."
The tough travels of children-journeys through death, abandonment, imprisonment, cancer and other life altering events-cry for voices of compassion and visions of hopeful intervention. Bibliotherapy for children provides opportunity for safety amid the chaos of daily living.
Ben Keckler, Author
The Express Yourself Series
Eagle Creek Publications, LLC