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Paradise Kids Storybook Collection

The Paradise Kids Storybook Collection is designed to help children understand and deal with aspects of grief from various kinds of loss. Each story is written by PK founder, Deirdre Hanna. Our storybooks are designed to be a useful tool to help children relate to the deep emotional issues and the painful situations they are currently facing in the safeness of a storybook. The storybooks help children identify the causes of their feelings and provide gentle reassurance that they can; handle this change in their life, learn valuable life skills, be reassured of the ability to handle future challenges, become strong and resilient.

The Storybook Collection includes Storybooks, available for purchase and Storybook Videos, available to watch on-the-go for free. The Storybook Collection is an IMF Educational Project for Children kindly designed and produced by The Rev. Dr Ian Mavor Foundation for Paradise Kids.

Our Storybooks

The Rainbow House Story Book, Paradise Kids Angel Appeal
The Rainbow House
Death of a Parent from Illness * Mother/Daughter

In this story, a young girl is experiencing physical pain as a result of grief associated with her mother's death. Her father is worried about her until their family doctor makes an unusual suggestion that sees them both discover unspoken feelings which, in turn brings real comfort and healing. The Rainbow House addresses some of the needs of grieving children: to normalise feelings; connect feelings with body symptoms; provide emphatic listening; provide a safe environment; tell the truth about the death; provide appropriate comfort; allow the child to be a child and not take on adult responsibilities; speak to the child’s developmental level in both spatial and cognitive terms.
36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story, a young girl is experiencing physical pain as a result of grief associated with her mother's death. Her father is worried about her until their family doctor makes an unusual suggestion that sees them both discover unspoken feelings which, in turn brings real comfort and healing. The Rainbow House addresses some of the needs of grieving children: to normalise feelings; connect feelings with body symptoms; provide emphatic listening; provide a safe environment; tell the truth about the death; provide appropriate comfort; allow the child to be a child and not take on adult responsibilities; speak to the child’s developmental level in both spatial and cognitive terms.
36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story, a young girl is experiencing physical pain as a result of grief associated with her mother's death. Her father is worried about her until their family doctor makes an unusual suggestion that sees them both discover unspoken feelings which, in turn brings real comfort and healing. The Rainbow House addresses some of the needs of grieving children: to normalise feelings; connect feelings with body symptoms; provide emphatic listening; provide a safe environment; tell the truth about the death; provide appropriate comfort; allow the child to be a child and not take on adult responsibilities; speak to the child’s developmental level in both spatial and cognitive terms.
36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

Where's My Dad Storybook
Where's My Dad
Sudden Death of a Parent * Father/Son

In this story, a young boy is having strong feelings over the loss of his Dad through a sudden death. At first, he is confused as he does not fully understand what ‘DEAD’ really means. The grief group process at The Rainbow House helps him understand the finality and irreversibility of death and that all his emotions and feelings are normal. Through compassionate listening, he comes to terms with the big change in his life and knows that his Dad will always be with him in his memories and his heart.

36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story, a young boy is having strong feelings over the loss of his Dad through a sudden death. At first, he is confused as he does not fully understand what ‘DEAD’ really means. The grief group process at The Rainbow House helps him understand the finality and irreversibility of death and that all his emotions and feelings are normal. Through compassionate listening, he comes to terms with the big change in his life and knows that his Dad will always be with him in his memories and his heart.

36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story, a young boy is having strong feelings over the loss of his Dad through a sudden death. At first, he is confused as he does not fully understand what ‘DEAD’ really means. The grief group process at The Rainbow House helps him understand the finality and irreversibility of death and that all his emotions and feelings are normal. Through compassionate listening, he comes to terms with the big change in his life and knows that his Dad will always be with him in his memories and his heart.

36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

Unbreakable You Storybook
Unbreakable You
Divorce * Family Separation

Unbreakable You is written to encourage and equip children, who are going through big changes, with life skills. The poem provides a glimpse of a young girl navigating her way through her parent's divorce and the separation of her family unit. By noticing her feelings and learning different ways of healing through grief, she is able to process the loss in creative ways and grow in resilience.

28 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

Unbreakable You is written to encourage and equip children, who are going through big changes, with life skills. The poem provides a glimpse of a young girl navigating her way through her parent's divorce and the separation of her family unit. By noticing her feelings and learning different ways of healing through grief, she is able to process the loss in creative ways and grow in resilience.

28 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

Unbreakable You is written to encourage and equip children, who are going through big changes, with life skills. The poem provides a glimpse of a young girl navigating her way through her parent's divorce and the separation of her family unit. By noticing her feelings and learning different ways of healing through grief, she is able to process the loss in creative ways and grow in resilience.

28 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

Nobody's Home
Nobody's Home
Foster Care * Abandonment

In this story, a young boy is not coping with the overwhelming and constantly changing circumstances he finds himself in, due to his mother’s absence. With a little help, he learns his safe place can be found by looking inward, for no matter where he goes … this will always be his true home. Sometimes children have to go into foster care when there is no parent to look after them. In this situation, children may feel all the feelings associated with big changes that create a sense of grief and loss: abandonment, denial, anger, sadness, depression and more. With so many changes happening their strong feelings can erupt. Rather than behaviour management, they need to feel loved, secure and learn inner life skills so they are able to face an uncertain future with resilience and hope.
36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story, a young boy is not coping with the overwhelming and constantly changing circumstances he finds himself in, due to his mother’s absence. With a little help, he learns his safe place can be found by looking inward, for no matter where he goes … this will always be his true home. Sometimes children have to go into foster care when there is no parent to look after them. In this situation, children may feel all the feelings associated with big changes that create a sense of grief and loss: abandonment, denial, anger, sadness, depression and more. With so many changes happening their strong feelings can erupt. Rather than behaviour management, they need to feel loved, secure and learn inner life skills so they are able to face an uncertain future with resilience and hope.
36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story, a young boy is not coping with the overwhelming and constantly changing circumstances he finds himself in, due to his mother’s absence. With a little help, he learns his safe place can be found by looking inward, for no matter where he goes … this will always be his true home. Sometimes children have to go into foster care when there is no parent to look after them. In this situation, children may feel all the feelings associated with big changes that create a sense of grief and loss: abandonment, denial, anger, sadness, depression and more. With so many changes happening their strong feelings can erupt. Rather than behaviour management, they need to feel loved, secure and learn inner life skills so they are able to face an uncertain future with resilience and hope.
36 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

Marmalade Clown is Back in Town
Marmalade Clown is Back in Town
Death of a Sibling * Complicated Grief

In this story Gabrielle Brown is having strong feelings over the many changes in her life. She is also grieving the death of her brother who died when he was six. Gabrielle is about to turn six and has a natural fear of dying at the same age as no explanations have been given. The story is intended to help normalise the grief process in children when overt changes, such as moving house, moving schools or the loss of a pet, may bring up unresolved grief issues or complicate grief.

24 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story Gabrielle Brown is having strong feelings over the many changes in her life. She is also grieving the death of her brother who died when he was six. Gabrielle is about to turn six and has a natural fear of dying at the same age as no explanations have been given. The story is intended to help normalise the grief process in children when overt changes, such as moving house, moving schools or the loss of a pet, may bring up unresolved grief issues or complicate grief.

24 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

In this story Gabrielle Brown is having strong feelings over the many changes in her life. She is also grieving the death of her brother who died when he was six. Gabrielle is about to turn six and has a natural fear of dying at the same age as no explanations have been given. The story is intended to help normalise the grief process in children when overt changes, such as moving house, moving schools or the loss of a pet, may bring up unresolved grief issues or complicate grief.

24 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 21cm

My Flipping Brain - boys
My Flipping Brain - Girls
My Flipping Brain
Divorce * Managing Emotions

In this story, the child is reacting with strong feelings after going through a divorce and coping with a new family dynamic. The story is designed to help children by explaining how and why their feelings may get out of control, causing them to act out. Through the help of the Rainbow House children's group, the child learns to explore ways to assist in regaining control and to help them manage their emotions.
Based on the Whole Brain Child Theory.
Available in Boy Story or Girl Story Versions
20 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 14cm

In this story, the child is reacting with strong feelings after going through a divorce and coping with a new family dynamic. The story is designed to help children by explaining how and why their feelings may get out of control, causing them to act out. Through the help of the Rainbow House children's group, the child learns to explore ways to assist in regaining control and to help them manage their emotions.
Based on the Whole Brain Child Theory.
Available in Boy Story or Girl Story Versions
20 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 14cm

In this story, the child is reacting with strong feelings after going through a divorce and coping with a new family dynamic. The story is designed to help children by explaining how and why their feelings may get out of control, causing them to act out. Through the help of the Rainbow House children's group, the child learns to explore ways to assist in regaining control and to help them manage their emotions.
Based on the Whole Brain Child Theory.
Available in Boy Story or Girl Story Versions
20 Page Soft Cover Book - 21cm x 14cm

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Our Storybook Videos

Forever Friends?

Forever Friends? is the story of a young girl who is faced with the hard choice between friendship and bullying!

Missing Ranger

Missing Ranger is a story of a child dealing with grief from the loss of his beloved pet after a severe weather event.