Books Beyond Words School Book Set

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A collection of Books Beyond Words for school and education settings. These books have been selected to cater for young people and children.

Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks

Thinking in pictures

People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories. These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.

33 Books

This book set includes:

A Balloon AdventureStuart and Zoe are going on holiday in their hot air balloon. A gust of wind catches them by surprise, but with a bit of help the pair are soon back on track. Their trip ends up being a much bigger adventure than they had expected...

A Night in SpaceThis is a story about Annie, who loves outer space. One night, Annie dreams that she flies to another planet and meets a friendly alien and some space explorers. It's up to Annie and the alien to help the space explorers find what they are looking for...

A Day at the BeachFriends Ellie, Nadya, Miles and Rob are spending a day at the seaside. They have fun swimming, building sandcastles, eating ice cream and sunbathing. But the friends soon meet a seagull determined to cause mischief...

A New Home in the CommunityIn this book Stephen goes through all the traumas and thrills of moving. He likes his new home, but not everything is rosy. He makes mistakes and has quarrels, but he discovers that people care and understand, and want to help him feel at home.

Beyond Works Drama HandbookThis book is a short guide to using Books Beyond Words stories in drama group sessions. The books can be used to inspire all kinds of storytelling and drama activities, we’ve outlined just a few. You don’t need to have drama experience to try them out. Different activities may work best for different groups depending on how confident and experienced members are and what story they are using.

Enjoying Sport and ExerciseEnjoying Sport and Exercise tells the story of three people who want to take up a sport and are supported to do so. Jasmine is a wheelchair user who is delighted to find she can play badminton while her mum takes up tai chi; Charlie, who is overweight, discovers dog walking and cricket; James is a runner and with training fulfils his ambition to run a marathon.

Falling in LoveThis is a book about two people who are introduced by friends. Mike and Janet get on well and enjoy doing things together. They decide they want to live together, but initially their families try to discourage them. This love story traces the ups and downs of their relationship, until they are able to make a commitment to each other.

Feeling Cross and Sorting It OutBen doesn’t like being rushed and when Paul won’t make time for a chat, Ben gets cross and upset. Ben asks Jane for help and she helps them sort it out. Now Paul understands what is important for Ben and what has been worrying him. The story ends with them choosing a new activity to do together.

Food... Fun, Healthy and SafeThis books shows how choosing, cooking and eating food can be fun as well as healthy and safe. It tells the story of Matt and Lynne who want to learn how to prepare food for their friends.

George Gets SmartThis is a story about what can happen to a man when he does not keep himself clean. People do not need to be able to read in order to understand the story. In the book we follow George’s daily life - at home, at work, on the bus and in the pub. George likes being with people and does not understand why they seem to avoid him. He often feels lonely and unhappy, and sometime feels unwell. George’s life changes when he is helped to be clean and to wear appropriate clothes. Not only is he happy about the way he now looks and feels, but his work-mates and friends want to be with him. George enjoys their company, and no longer feels so isolated. 

Getting on with EpilepsyThis is a story about what can happen when a person has epilepsy. People do not need to be able to read in order to understand the story. In the book we follow one man’s daily life - on the bus, at work, and out with his friends. We see him having a seizure, going to the doctor, having a brain scan, an EEG, a blood test, and taking daily medication.

Getting on with Type 1 Diabetes - Florence is always thirsty and lacks energy. She is referred to hospital and has lots of tests. She is told she has diabetes and learns how to inject insulin and eat a healthy diet. At the end of the story, we see Florence enjoying time with her school friends again.

Ginger is a HeroGinger is a Hero tells the story of Mary and the difficult relationship she has with her neighbour Mrs Hill. Mrs Hill keeps herself to herself and doesn’t like it when Mary takes an interest in her cat, Ginger. But when Mary sees Ginger is locked out in the rain, she wonders why. Ginger leads Mary to Mrs Hill’s window, and they discover the old lady collapsed on the floor. Ginger and Mary’s quick thinking saves Mrs Hill’s life. 

Going into Hospital - This book is designed to support patients like Martin and Mary, who are shown going into hospital, by explaining what happens to them there. Martin is having a planned operation and Mary is admitted as an emergency.

Going to Out-PatientsThis book is designed to support people before, during and after their out-patient visits. Bill has his broken arm x-rayed, put in plaster and finally his plaster taken off; Anna visits the ear, nose and throat department; Jane has an ultrasound examination.

Going to the DentistMatthew eats lots of sugary foods and doesn’t take very good care of his teeth. When Matthew gets toothache he goes to see the dentist. At the appointment, he consents to having a check-up and treatment to get rid of his toothache. When he feels better, Matthew goes back to the dentist to learn how to keep his teeth and gums healthy.

Going to the Doctor - This book shows Jim, Anne and Laura who visit their General Practice for different reasons. The stories look at the ways the doctor and nurse listen to each of them, asking questions, explaining what will happen next and checking their understanding so that they can give informed consent.

Hug Me, Touch MeJanet is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but she just doesn’t know how. When she approaches people in the park and tries to touch them, they are frightened. Janet feels devastated and lonely. With the help of her friend Monica, Janet learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people she doesn’t know yet.

I Can Get Through ItThe book shows that it is possible to find help and ‘get through it’. One very worrying fact is that often the person accused of hurting the man or woman with intellectual disabilities is not made to appear in court. This may be because the police and the lawyers do not think they can find enough evidence or they do not think that the person with intellectual disabilities would be able to appear in court and be a good witness. 

Loving Each Other SafelyEd wants a girlfriend. But how do you ask a girl out? And what do you do when she says no? Ed finds a girlfriend, but still needs advice as he and his girlfriend grow closer and decide they want to have sex. How can they love safely?

Making FriendsNeil is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but he just doesn’t know how. He tries meeting people in the park, but when he approaches them and tries to touch them, they are frightened. With the help of his friend Steve, Neil learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people he doesn’t know yet.

MuggedHave you ever been mugged or do you know someone who has? This story is about a young man called Charlie who is attacked in the street. The book shows how Charlie is helped by speedy police action, Victim Support and back-up from friends, family members and supporters.

Peter's New HomePeter finds that living with his new friends is fun, but many jobs previously done by Mum now have to be shared among them. In this book Peter goes through all the traumas and thrills of getting ready to move. He likes his new home but not everything is rosy. He makes mistakes and has quarrels, but he discovers that people care and understand, and want to help him feel at home.

Ron's Feeling BlueThis book shows what happens to Ron when he loses interest in doing things because he is depressed. It also shows how he is helped to feel better. Like many other people he is offered counselling. An alternative storyline shows him taking antidepressant medication. Lots of people’s stories will fit this book. It will help if you or someone you know gets depressed.

Rose Gets in ShapeRose lives on her own and she has picked up some bad habits about eating and taking exercise. Her energy is low and she gets tired easily. When her doctor tells her that her weight is causing health problems, she decides to get in shape. We follow Rose through the struggles and triumphs of her weight loss journey, the new activities she takes up, and the good friends and support she finds along the way.

Sonia's Feeling SadSonia is feeling sad and worried. Her family want to find some help for her and take her to see the doctor. The doctor gives her antidepressant medication. Sonia does not feel better and returns to see the doctor. This time he decides to send her to see a counsellor. After some time to talk about her worries Sonia feels much better.

Speaking Up for MyselfHaving both an intellectual disability and being from an ethnic minority group can make it even more difficult to get good services. If you know someone in this situation, you can use this book to help them to challenge discrimination by service providers.

Susan's Growing UpThis is a story about what can happen to a girl when she starts her period. People do not need to be able to read in order to understand the story.
Susan does not understand what is happening to her when she finds blood on her sheets and clothes. She does not tell her mother, but goes straight to school. In the playground, other girls giggle and point at the blood stains. Susan doesn’t know why they are laughing at her. A teacher notices what is happening and calls Susan aside to explain what menstruation is, and how she should look after herself. Susan’s mother provides further reassurance on her return home from school. She shows Susan how to keep herself clean and comfortable. Susan has become a woman, and her mother takes her shopping to celebrate.

The Drama Group Dean goes to the theatre with his family. He enjoys it so much his friend James encourages him to go to a drama group. He’s very nervous and finds it hard to join in at first. But once he gets to know people he has a really good time, doing both backstage roles and acting. Drama groups are a good way to meet new friends and to take part in a theatre production. You can be an actor, or take on a backstage role – like painting the scenery, lighting, make-up, or stage management. Every role in a theatre production is important – if somebody doesn’t turn up, the show can’t go on.

When Dad DiedWhen Dad Died takes a gentle, honest and straightforward approach to death in the family. The pictures tell the story of the death of a parent in a simple but moving way.

When Dad Hurts MumAfter her dad is violent towards her mum, Katie is sad and distracted at college. Her teacher supports the family to get the help of an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate and the police. Katie and her mum are kept safe. Katie’s dad is court-ordered to join a group to stop his abusive behaviour.

When Mum DiedWhen Mum Died takes a gentle, honest and straightforward approach to death in the family. The pictures tell the story of the death of a parent in a simple but moving way. The approach is non-denominational.

When Somebody DiesEveryone feels sad when somebody dies, and people with intellectual disabilities have the same feelings of grief as anyone else. This book tells the story of Mary, who is very upset when someone she loves dies. She is encouraged by a friend to go and see a counsellor. Her counselling sessions help her to feel less sad. 

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A collection of Books Beyond Words for school and education settings. These books have been selected to cater for young people and children.

Books Beyond Words - Wordless Therapy Storybooks

Thinking in pictures

People who can’t read or who don’t like written words are often very good at reading pictures. That’s why there are no words in these picture stories. These books all tell a story, but they also let the reader tell their own story – the one they see in the pictures. This can tell you a lot about a person’s inner world and their understanding of situations. There is plenty to talk about and each story explores feelings and relationships as well as giving information.

33 Books

This book set includes:

A Balloon AdventureStuart and Zoe are going on holiday in their hot air balloon. A gust of wind catches them by surprise, but with a bit of help the pair are soon back on track. Their trip ends up being a much bigger adventure than they had expected...

A Night in SpaceThis is a story about Annie, who loves outer space. One night, Annie dreams that she flies to another planet and meets a friendly alien and some space explorers. It's up to Annie and the alien to help the space explorers find what they are looking for...

A Day at the BeachFriends Ellie, Nadya, Miles and Rob are spending a day at the seaside. They have fun swimming, building sandcastles, eating ice cream and sunbathing. But the friends soon meet a seagull determined to cause mischief...

A New Home in the CommunityIn this book Stephen goes through all the traumas and thrills of moving. He likes his new home, but not everything is rosy. He makes mistakes and has quarrels, but he discovers that people care and understand, and want to help him feel at home.

Beyond Works Drama HandbookThis book is a short guide to using Books Beyond Words stories in drama group sessions. The books can be used to inspire all kinds of storytelling and drama activities, we’ve outlined just a few. You don’t need to have drama experience to try them out. Different activities may work best for different groups depending on how confident and experienced members are and what story they are using.

Enjoying Sport and ExerciseEnjoying Sport and Exercise tells the story of three people who want to take up a sport and are supported to do so. Jasmine is a wheelchair user who is delighted to find she can play badminton while her mum takes up tai chi; Charlie, who is overweight, discovers dog walking and cricket; James is a runner and with training fulfils his ambition to run a marathon.

Falling in LoveThis is a book about two people who are introduced by friends. Mike and Janet get on well and enjoy doing things together. They decide they want to live together, but initially their families try to discourage them. This love story traces the ups and downs of their relationship, until they are able to make a commitment to each other.

Feeling Cross and Sorting It OutBen doesn’t like being rushed and when Paul won’t make time for a chat, Ben gets cross and upset. Ben asks Jane for help and she helps them sort it out. Now Paul understands what is important for Ben and what has been worrying him. The story ends with them choosing a new activity to do together.

Food... Fun, Healthy and SafeThis books shows how choosing, cooking and eating food can be fun as well as healthy and safe. It tells the story of Matt and Lynne who want to learn how to prepare food for their friends.

George Gets SmartThis is a story about what can happen to a man when he does not keep himself clean. People do not need to be able to read in order to understand the story. In the book we follow George’s daily life - at home, at work, on the bus and in the pub. George likes being with people and does not understand why they seem to avoid him. He often feels lonely and unhappy, and sometime feels unwell. George’s life changes when he is helped to be clean and to wear appropriate clothes. Not only is he happy about the way he now looks and feels, but his work-mates and friends want to be with him. George enjoys their company, and no longer feels so isolated. 

Getting on with EpilepsyThis is a story about what can happen when a person has epilepsy. People do not need to be able to read in order to understand the story. In the book we follow one man’s daily life - on the bus, at work, and out with his friends. We see him having a seizure, going to the doctor, having a brain scan, an EEG, a blood test, and taking daily medication.

Getting on with Type 1 Diabetes - Florence is always thirsty and lacks energy. She is referred to hospital and has lots of tests. She is told she has diabetes and learns how to inject insulin and eat a healthy diet. At the end of the story, we see Florence enjoying time with her school friends again.

Ginger is a HeroGinger is a Hero tells the story of Mary and the difficult relationship she has with her neighbour Mrs Hill. Mrs Hill keeps herself to herself and doesn’t like it when Mary takes an interest in her cat, Ginger. But when Mary sees Ginger is locked out in the rain, she wonders why. Ginger leads Mary to Mrs Hill’s window, and they discover the old lady collapsed on the floor. Ginger and Mary’s quick thinking saves Mrs Hill’s life. 

Going into Hospital - This book is designed to support patients like Martin and Mary, who are shown going into hospital, by explaining what happens to them there. Martin is having a planned operation and Mary is admitted as an emergency.

Going to Out-PatientsThis book is designed to support people before, during and after their out-patient visits. Bill has his broken arm x-rayed, put in plaster and finally his plaster taken off; Anna visits the ear, nose and throat department; Jane has an ultrasound examination.

Going to the DentistMatthew eats lots of sugary foods and doesn’t take very good care of his teeth. When Matthew gets toothache he goes to see the dentist. At the appointment, he consents to having a check-up and treatment to get rid of his toothache. When he feels better, Matthew goes back to the dentist to learn how to keep his teeth and gums healthy.

Going to the Doctor - This book shows Jim, Anne and Laura who visit their General Practice for different reasons. The stories look at the ways the doctor and nurse listen to each of them, asking questions, explaining what will happen next and checking their understanding so that they can give informed consent.

Hug Me, Touch MeJanet is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but she just doesn’t know how. When she approaches people in the park and tries to touch them, they are frightened. Janet feels devastated and lonely. With the help of her friend Monica, Janet learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people she doesn’t know yet.

I Can Get Through ItThe book shows that it is possible to find help and ‘get through it’. One very worrying fact is that often the person accused of hurting the man or woman with intellectual disabilities is not made to appear in court. This may be because the police and the lawyers do not think they can find enough evidence or they do not think that the person with intellectual disabilities would be able to appear in court and be a good witness. 

Loving Each Other SafelyEd wants a girlfriend. But how do you ask a girl out? And what do you do when she says no? Ed finds a girlfriend, but still needs advice as he and his girlfriend grow closer and decide they want to have sex. How can they love safely?

Making FriendsNeil is desperate to make new friends and be close to other people, but he just doesn’t know how. He tries meeting people in the park, but when he approaches them and tries to touch them, they are frightened. With the help of his friend Steve, Neil learns about the right ways to make friends and how to behave safely with people he doesn’t know yet.

MuggedHave you ever been mugged or do you know someone who has? This story is about a young man called Charlie who is attacked in the street. The book shows how Charlie is helped by speedy police action, Victim Support and back-up from friends, family members and supporters.

Peter's New HomePeter finds that living with his new friends is fun, but many jobs previously done by Mum now have to be shared among them. In this book Peter goes through all the traumas and thrills of getting ready to move. He likes his new home but not everything is rosy. He makes mistakes and has quarrels, but he discovers that people care and understand, and want to help him feel at home.

Ron's Feeling BlueThis book shows what happens to Ron when he loses interest in doing things because he is depressed. It also shows how he is helped to feel better. Like many other people he is offered counselling. An alternative storyline shows him taking antidepressant medication. Lots of people’s stories will fit this book. It will help if you or someone you know gets depressed.

Rose Gets in ShapeRose lives on her own and she has picked up some bad habits about eating and taking exercise. Her energy is low and she gets tired easily. When her doctor tells her that her weight is causing health problems, she decides to get in shape. We follow Rose through the struggles and triumphs of her weight loss journey, the new activities she takes up, and the good friends and support she finds along the way.

Sonia's Feeling SadSonia is feeling sad and worried. Her family want to find some help for her and take her to see the doctor. The doctor gives her antidepressant medication. Sonia does not feel better and returns to see the doctor. This time he decides to send her to see a counsellor. After some time to talk about her worries Sonia feels much better.

Speaking Up for MyselfHaving both an intellectual disability and being from an ethnic minority group can make it even more difficult to get good services. If you know someone in this situation, you can use this book to help them to challenge discrimination by service providers.

Susan's Growing UpThis is a story about what can happen to a girl when she starts her period. People do not need to be able to read in order to understand the story.
Susan does not understand what is happening to her when she finds blood on her sheets and clothes. She does not tell her mother, but goes straight to school. In the playground, other girls giggle and point at the blood stains. Susan doesn’t know why they are laughing at her. A teacher notices what is happening and calls Susan aside to explain what menstruation is, and how she should look after herself. Susan’s mother provides further reassurance on her return home from school. She shows Susan how to keep herself clean and comfortable. Susan has become a woman, and her mother takes her shopping to celebrate.

The Drama Group Dean goes to the theatre with his family. He enjoys it so much his friend James encourages him to go to a drama group. He’s very nervous and finds it hard to join in at first. But once he gets to know people he has a really good time, doing both backstage roles and acting. Drama groups are a good way to meet new friends and to take part in a theatre production. You can be an actor, or take on a backstage role – like painting the scenery, lighting, make-up, or stage management. Every role in a theatre production is important – if somebody doesn’t turn up, the show can’t go on.

When Dad DiedWhen Dad Died takes a gentle, honest and straightforward approach to death in the family. The pictures tell the story of the death of a parent in a simple but moving way.

When Dad Hurts MumAfter her dad is violent towards her mum, Katie is sad and distracted at college. Her teacher supports the family to get the help of an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate and the police. Katie and her mum are kept safe. Katie’s dad is court-ordered to join a group to stop his abusive behaviour.

When Mum DiedWhen Mum Died takes a gentle, honest and straightforward approach to death in the family. The pictures tell the story of the death of a parent in a simple but moving way. The approach is non-denominational.

When Somebody DiesEveryone feels sad when somebody dies, and people with intellectual disabilities have the same feelings of grief as anyone else. This book tells the story of Mary, who is very upset when someone she loves dies. She is encouraged by a friend to go and see a counsellor. Her counselling sessions help her to feel less sad. 

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SKU: SKU120219-229
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