Stirling libraries have a great range of books to help you with parenting, including books that can help you to explain difficult situations to your child. Access the list here.



All the World by Elizabeth Scalon
My Mob Going to the Beach by Sylvia Emmerton
Flora’s Family by Annette Aubrey
My Adopted Child, There’s No One Like You by Kevin Leman
My Family is Forever by Nancy Carlson Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray
Two of Everything by Babette Cole Murphy’s Three Hours by Jan Levinson Gilman
Away From Home by Helen Craig 

Birds and the bees

There’s a House Inside Mummy by Giles Andreae
Mummy Laid an Egg by Babette Cole  J612.6 COL
Made With Love: How Babies Are Made by Charlotte Middleton  J612.6 MID
The Where Did I Come From series (DVD)  J612.6 WHE
Where Did I Really Come From by Narelle Whickham  J612.6 WIC
Sex and Babies: First Facts by Jane Annunziata  J612.6 ANN
What to Expect When Mummy’s Having a Baby by Heidi Murkoff  J612.63MUR 

Potty training

The Big Potty Book by Guido Genechtien
Anna on the Big Toilet by Kathleen Amant
Even Firefighters use the Potty by Wendy Wax
On my Potty by Leslie Patricelli
The Prince and the Potty by Wendy Lewison
The Potty Train by David Hochman
Nappy Duck and Potty Pig by Bernette Ford
My Potty Book for Boys by Andrea Pinnington
On Your Potty: a Story About Toilet Training by Virginia Miller 

Stranger danger

Little Bear Beware by Dragan Antolos
Pretty Salma by Niki Daly
Ronnie B Moonie, Lost and Alone by Janan Cain
Ashley Learns About Strangers by Sarah Mountbatten-Windsor York
Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Spelman  J362.76 SPE
After I Told a Secret by Jennie Gray  J362.768 GRA
My Body Belongs to Me by Jennie Gray  J362.768 GRA 


Yes Please! No, Thankyou! By Valerie Wheeler
Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra
I Won’t Say Please by Mij Kelly
Do Unto Others: a Book About Manners by Laurie Keller
Dinner With Olivia by Emily Sollinger
Eat Your Dinner by Virginia Miller
How do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food by Jane Yolen
Sorry by Karen Carter
Thank you by Janine Amos 

First experiences

First Grade Jitters by Robert Quackenbush
The Things I Love About School by Tracey Moroney
It’s Time for School Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Going Home by Margaret Wild
Going to Hospital by Anne Civardi
My First Visit to the Hospital by Eve Marlean
Visiting the Dentist by Robert Robinson
I am a Dentist ABC Dentist by Harriet Ziefert
Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine house by Libby Gleeson
Kisses on the Wind by Lisa Moser
Even Monsters need Haircuts by Matthew Mc Elligot
Elfrida by Penelope Todd
Staying Overnight by Kate PettyMonster
Monster Sleepover by Scott Beck 


The Rainbow Club by Annette Aubrey
Is It Because? By Tony Ross
Don’t Be a Bully Billy by Phil Roxbee Cox
Measuring Angels by Lesley Ely
The Bullies by Jen Jones  J302.34 JON
Good-Bye Bully machine by Debbie Fox  J371.58 FOX
Dinosaur Chase by Benedict Blathwayt
Elmer and the Big Bird by David McKee
I’m Number one by Michael Rosen
Lucy and the Bully by Claire Alexander
Rocky and the Lamb by Greg Gormley 

Brothers and sisters

Itsy Bitsy Babies by Margaret Wild
There’s a House Inside my Mummy by Giles Andreae
Blue Pram by Allan Ahlberg
Chatterbox by Margaret Wild
Hello baby by Jenni Overend
Little Rabbit’s New Baby by Harry Horse
Now We Have a Baby by Lois Rock
Baby Baby Blah Blah by Johnathan Shipton
The Wildest Brother by Cornelia Funke
My Big Sister by Jeanette Rowe
Shrieking Violet by Emma Quay
Big Sister Little Sister by Leuyen Pham
The Newest Dancer by Jan Omerod
Boo! Made you Jump by Lauren Child
Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie Harris
Matty in a Mess by Miriam Moss
My Sister and Me by Rachel Flynn
Big Brother by Marianne Richmond 

Death and dying

Old Hu-hu by Kyle Mewburn
Where did Grandad go? By Catherine House
Just Dragon by Liliana Stafford
Goodbye Mouse by Robie Harris
Old Pig by Margaret Wild
The Sound of the Sea by Jacqueline Harvey
When People Die by Sarah Levete J155.937 LEVI
Miss Daddy by Leanne Harsh