Books

The Heavy Bag

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The Heavy Bag explores the feelings of grief.

It is being used by families, schools, UNICEF, hospices and therapists all over the world.

The Heavy Bag follows a little girl called Enid who has just lost her Granddad. As Enid goes out for a walk with lots of different emotions whooshing around inside her head she feels the weight of the heavy bag that she is carrying. Along her journey Enid comes across different kinds of people who encourage her to talk about how she is feeling, with each meeting she offloads an item from her bag that represents a stage of grief and talks about how she is feeling, inevitably as she takes each item from her bag, it feels lighter and she can walk along her journey easier.

Teaching Resources


The Slow Superhero

The Slow Superhero by Sarah Surgey

Maud is a little girl who wants to race through the day because she wants to be a Superhero and superheroes are fast, aren’t they?

Until one day Maud finds friendship in the forest with Tree. Tree is a wise old tree who has lived and seen a lot. Feeling sad, Maud tells Tree how she wishes she could be the fastest girl around.

However, through a gentle rhyme, Tree helps Maud to realise all that she has seen in her day when she slowed down because – “You can still be super you can still have powers but slowing down increases the hours”.

Follow Maud on a journey of discovery of how slowing down in her day can help to discover the world that is at her feet!


A Presence of Absence

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Nordic Noir meets Brit Crime.

British detective Simon Weller escapes the fallout from the recent suicide of his Danish wife, Vibeke and heads out to her home city of Odense. But once there he is paired up with a local detective, Jonas, who is also about to hit rock bottom in his home life and they must overcome their differences and personal problems to try and catch one of the worst serial killers Odense has seen in many years.

The case takes them back into past decades as history starts catching up with some of the local inhabitants.

When Simon realises that his wife’s suicide may not be all it seems and her name appears in the case, his integrity within the case is compromised, how far will he go to find out the truth of Vibeke’s past and hide it from his already troubled police partner?

Back home in London Simon’s family are struggling with their own web of lies and deceit and the family is falling apart.

With one family hiding a dark secret, the whole case is just about to reach breaking point.