Difficult Changes

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child's interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

"From blended families to bereavement, dementia to divorce, to living through adversity and addiction, this collection of illuminating stories of resilience will are the perfect kickstarter to open conversations about difficult topics."

This is a curated list of titles our expert reviewers recommend under the assigned theme. It is by no means an exhaustive list and we have tried, where possible, to include a spread across age ranges and genres under the theme. Our policy is to include titles dating from five years to date in English and ten years to date in the Irish language. Any titles by an Irish author, illustrator, publisher or in the Irish language will be denoted with a shamrock.

Children’s Books Ireland produced this resource with the expert assistance of Ruth Concannon and Claire M.Dunne. We also wish to acknowledge the work of our Inis magazine and Recommended Reads Guide reviewers.