Monday, 27 February 2017

Books To Educate And Empower Your Children from Empowering Resources, and a Giveaway!!

Empowering Resources is a company that specialise in publishing stories that nurture, educate, and empower children.
I was recently sent the books available in their range, and was impressed with the powerful messages in each story..

You're Different Jemima by Jedidah Morley

Jemima is loud, and she loves to dance and sing. But her classmates and teacher think that she is 'too different'. Then one day, a substitute teacher named Mrs Chuckles comes to teach Jemima's class, and she helps Jemima discover that her differences are what make her so special.
This picture book celebrates every child's individuality and makes them feel special about the differences they have to others. 
(Read on to see how you can win your very own copy!)

A Secret Safe To Tell by Naomi Hunter

This story encourages children to share any confusing or hurtful feelings that they may be going through.
It centres around a young girl who has been mistreated by an older male. She is initially afraid to discuss her feelings with anyone, but eventually confides in someone she trusts, and she begins to heal.

Even Mummy Cries by Naomi Hunter

Even Mummy Cries is a great book to show children that parents also experience sadness and bad days, and it reassures the child that they aren't responsible for these moments. It reinforces unconditional love and gently explains that everyone goes through tough times.

Just Like Molly by Pippa Dowling

This is a very sweet story about a little girl who has an imaginary friend named Molly. They play together, and spend a lot of time together. But one day, Molly is nowhere to be found, and the little girl is devastated. But she soon discovers that there are other friends she can play with - all it takes is a bit of courage. 

Running From The Tiger by Aleesah Darlison

When 11 year-old Ebony meets Teena, they become friends and over time, they learn how to trust each other with their darkest secrets. This story focuses on friendship and trust, with themes of domestic violence and courage entwined throughout, and demonstrates the importance of having somebody to confide in. 

These titles are all available from

And with thanks to Empowering Resources, I have 3 copies of You're Different Jemima to give away!!

Three different winners will each get a copy valued at $17 each, so get entering!

How can you win?

Firstly, you MUST be a follower of my blog (either by liking my Facebook page/twitter/Instagram, or following via email or bloglovin' - I don't mind which one you opt for but you must do at least one please), and

Answer in the comments section below:

Who would you like to share/read this book with, and why?

**Get creative, and please include your email with your answer so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner!**

Terms & Conditions:

1. This giveaway is open to residents of Australia only.
2. Giveaway closes on 13th March, 10 pm; winner will be contacted via email within 48 hours. Failure to receive a response from the winner will mean the prize is forfeited and a new winner  will be chosen.
3. Winners will be selected on a basis of skill, not chance - the most creative and/or interesting answers deemed by the judge/s wins
4. The prize is not redeemable for cash.
5. In  The Good Books Blog will not be responsible for any prize that goes missing through Australia Post.
6. This promotion is not associated or endorsed by Facebook.
7. Those who 'unlike' or 'unfollow' after the giveaway ends will be disqualified from entering future giveaways.
8. Total prize value is $51 plus postage.


  1. I won't enter - given my lack of children, but I love that there are so many books nowadays with great messages for kids. I'm not sure they existed 40 years ago when I was a youngster!

  2. I would love my students in the library to explore the message 'You are all different and let's celebrate that!' and I think this book would be just the right stimulus for that discussion.

  3. I'm not going to enter as I don't have kids but I love these books with great messages. In my fantasy land, I dream of one day writing something so inspiring!

  4. I used to love reading children's book to my kids when they were younger. I used to enjoy the stories as much if not more than they did!


  5. I am joining and will definitely read this to my son. I believe that children should be nourished and encouraged to develop their unique abilities and I hope this book will enhance that thought. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! You're fantastic! xx



  6. Wow. Such good books and ideas to help children. I would like to enter the completion. "I would share this book with my daughter who is a teacher/librarian and the school kids aged 5-12 would benefit from its content."
    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 9/52. Next week: Must Watch TV.

    The brightest star in our lives
    reading to Emilia our granddaughter as she thrives
    issues that will affect her sometime
    No secrets in our home the world in fine

  8. I love the look of these books!! Especially the one about when mums cry, it resonates with me. I also like the idea of the book you are giving away, my youngest is seen by others as a bit different, but I have noticed since going to school she has unfortunately began to repress her uniqueness.I have began to follow you via Facebook.

  9. Romeo and Juilet best ever

  10. Celebrating difference is most important. A book with a message to be shared with my girls and available on our shate shelf for all the visitors to also read.

  11. Little Miss would certainly be able to relate to the story "You're Different Jemima". Being different is a bit of a family trait. It's can often be those who are different who change the world for the better.

    A lovely opportunity thank you.

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  12. I would love to read this to my daughter. She needs to learn to embrace differences and accept people of all shapes, size and race, including her own!

  13. I would love to read this to my little grand daughter Lola. I'd love for her to acknowledge and embrace the differences in everyone. To see that it's our differences that make us unique, beautiful and interesting.
    Great give away!
    Thanks so much :)

  14. i would love to share this book with my kids. my 5 year old has Autism and my 7 year old struggles with how and why his brother is so diffrent and my other two kids just love to share books

    1. Hi Kristabelle, you are one of the winners but I need your email to contact you. If I don't hear back from you I will have to select another winner so please get in touch! :)

  15. As a Mum-to-be I want my child to find the same hidden world in books as I did as a child so that she will always have a happy place to escape to x Michelle -

  16. I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog's posts everyday
    along with a cup of coffee.


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