The semicolon

A compelling, sensitive picture book that gives voice to the experience of childhood depression. Inspired by the use of the semicolon by mental health advocates around the world, this story will help parents and educators begin conversations with children about big feelings finding hope and building resilience.

Gizmo’s pawesome guide to mental health

A tiny therapy dog named Gizmo provides a path for elementary students to talk about something adults often find unthinkable: children experiencing thoughts of suicide. Gizmo takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth.  It is data-driven and evidence-informed. The Guide seeks to introduce mental health and wellness, and how […]

Goodnight Mr. Vincent van Gogh

How do we talk to our young children about suicide? This book offers a gentle way of explaining a loved one’s suicide without sweeping it under the rug. By starting an open and honest conversation with our youth, we can help break down the stigmas and start raising mental health awareness. We need to teach […]

The day Morty’s face fell off

Morty Monster was having a bad day. His face kept falling off. Has that ever happened to you? When Morty left his Hollow in the Big Tree that morning it had seemed like the perfect day for a walk. Then things started going wrong. Morty is a character from our Big Tree Therapeutic Dolls Set that […]

A terrible thing happened

Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous and had bad dreams. Then he met someone who helped him talk about the terrible thing, and made him feel better.

Go show the world: A celebration of Indigenous heroes

Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go […]

Beyond the rough rock: Supporting a child who has been bereaved through suicide.

Explaining to a child that someone has died by suicide is possibly one of the most difficult situations that a parent or carer might ever face.  This booklet offers practical advice for families in the immediate days and weeks when suicide has been the cause of death.  It is a useful booklet aimed at giving […]

Luna’s red hat: An illustrated storybook to help children cope with loss and suicide.

Charmingly-illustrated, this storybook follows a girl called Luna, whose mother died a year ago. It is designed to be read with children aged 6+ who have been bereaved by suicide to help them cope with their difficult feelings. The book also includes a guide for parents and professionals by grief expert, Dr Riet Fiddelaers-Jaspers.

Project: Kids, let’s talk: A special edition of ‘Iris the Dragon’ book for military families.

In “Project: Kid’s Lets Talk”, a young boy named Luc experiences loneliness, worry, and anger. His parents work for the military and the family often experiences change, like moving to a new base and deployments. With his dad away, Luc must now take on more responsibility and he is feeling stressed. Luc meets Iris the […]

I can fix it! A tale from the Iris the Dragon Series.

In “I Can Fix It!” a young girl named Josie experiences teasing and bullying from her classmates. To others, Josie appears shy or not friendly and she often gets angry when something confuses her. She meets Iris the Dragon and learns how to relate to others and develop resilience in her life with the support of […]

He shoots! He scores!: A tale from the Iris the Dragon Series.

In “He Shoots! He Scores!” a young boy named Fish turns 13 and it is discovered that he has Bipolar Disorder. Despite getting help, Fish realizes that his new high-school community isn’t as understanding and supportive as when he was young.  He calls on Iris the Dragon for help after realizing that negative stereotypes and attitudes about people with […]

A promise is a promise.

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.

The first best thing.


Bailey beats the blah.

Bailey Beats the Blah helps children cope with Sad days. Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA? Bailey is an empowering mental health picture book for children 4-8 years, spring-boarding discussion on emotions and […]

Kids talkin’ about death.

An upbeat presentation on a topic that will affect everyone whether it’€™s the loss of the family’€™s pet, of a family member or a friend. Children talk candidly about how they perceive death and the attempts to derail the idea that death is gloom and doom are quite successful. A frank discussion of the topic […]

Suicide survivors’ handbook: A guide for the bereaved and those who wish to help them.


Red chocolate elephants:For children bereaved by suicide.


The Bounce Back Book: Birth to 2 Years. Laying the Foundation for Resiliency in Your Infant & Toddler

See SIEC #2007-0363 for a companion title on building resiliency skills in preschoolers.

I Miss You: a First Look at Death


Someone I Love Died by Suicide: a Story for Child Survivors and Those who Care for Them


The Bounce Back Book: Building Resiliency Skills in Your Preschooler


The Storm in my Brain: Kids and Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Depression)


Supporting Children After Suicide…Information for Parents and Other Care Givers

This booklet provides information meant as a guide to assist parents & care givers in supporting children after suicide. It was written with the help of children & parents bereaved by suicide, & provides some guidelines on how to best support children in their grief, talk to them about suicide, explain what happens after a […]