Topic Books about Immigration, Migration and Being a Refugee for Children in EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Wisp: A Story of Hope 

by Zana Fraillon

Idris is a child refugee, born into a world of tents and fences. One day the Wisp arrives, floating on the breeze. Everyone who holds it finds their memories reawakened, their hopes reborn. But what about Idris, who has no memories? What will happen when he holds the Wisp?

Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna

When a young girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, her Fear tells her to be afraid. How can she make friends if she doesn't understand their language? A heart-warming and relevant tale that shows us the importance of sharing your Fear with others.


Wall by Tom Clohost Cole

This spectacular book, following one boy's struggle to reunite his family, arrives to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Although based around true stories, the wall is symbolic of separations around the world, whether it be between whole communities or two individuals. 

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.


The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. 

Dreams of Freedom

by Amnesty International

This inspirational book contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education, to the freedom to have a home and to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children.


We Are All Born Free

by Amnesty International

An illustrated celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, brought to life by internationally-renowned artists including Axel Scheffler and Satoshi Kitamura. An excellent starting point for discussing ideas and concepts relating to freedom.