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PSE - Emotional reading matter

A reading initiative is helping vulnerable Renfrewshire pupils to confront difficult emotions, such as fear, loneliness and jealousy.

The joint initiative by the Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee and Renfrewshire Council's library service uses 69 top children's titles from the Good Books for Tough Times reading list.

The list is produced by the Partnership for Children and the books, aimed at five to eight-year-olds, will be located in specially signposted areas in all local and mobile libraries. They can be used by parents and teachers to tackle topics such as divorce, separation, bereavement and bullying.

Tim Huntingford, independent chair of the RCPC, said: "Reading a story book with a trusted adult can open the door for children to start talking about a whole range of subjects that may be bothering them.

"These books have been chosen for the quality of their stories and illustrations."

For a full list of the books available, see:

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