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Topic Books about Marvellous Me for Children EYFS & KS1

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Giraffes Can't Dance 

by Giles Andreae

Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? A funny and triumphant picture book story about a giraffe who finds his own confidence and music too.

Something Else 

by Kathryn Cave

A simple story about a small creature who does his best to join in with the others. But he's different. No matter how he tries, he just doesn't belong. Then Something turns up and wants to be friends. But Something Else isn't sure he's like him at all...



by David McKee

Deservedly a modern classic, with over two million copies sold worldwide, Elmer’s subtle message, that it's ok to be different, resonates with children across the world.

The Dot 

by Peter Reynolds

Vashti thinks she can’t draw. But her teacher encourages her to sign the angry dot she makes in frustration on a piece of paper. This act makes Vashti look at herself a little differently, and helps her discover that 'where there’s a dot there’s a way'…


Be Brave, Little Penguin 

by Giles Andreae

Pip-Pip would love to join in with his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem ... he's scared of water. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of bravery - to finally make that leap!

The Koala Who Could

by Rachel Bright

Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not ... but if you let it, change can be the making of you. A positive message about facing up to change, something that young children can sometimes struggle with.

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Only One You 

by Linda Kranz

There's only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri's mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Their words, simple and powerful, comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world.