Community Book List

Picture Books & Resources

We all need to feel a sense of belonging whether it is within our family or the wider community. The books and resources below support children’s understanding of their place in the world. The book collection concentrates on how we can work together to support others and make a difference to local and global communities.

Community Book List

Further Reading

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information
Become Charity: Belonging and Identity
Early Childhood Australia: Developing a space for belonging
Integrated Family Community Services: How to Teach your Children about the Importance of Charity
Nursery World: Sense of Belonging
Psychology Today: Create a Sense of Belonging
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework: Identity and Belonging Teaching Unit
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Learn about the meaning of community
Great Ormond Street Hospital: Educational resources and lesson plans
Learning to Give: Beautiful Me
Learning to Give: Refugees: Finding a Place (K-2) Lesson Plans

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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