Books to help kids process emotionally difficult things such as separation, divorce, shared care and stepfamily living. With a focus on emotional expression, resilience, and positive messaging, our carefully crafted stories provide valuable tools for parents, carers, and children aged 4-8 to foster understanding, empathy, and healthy adjustment during challenging family transitions.

Meet Rachel, the psychologist and author behind Kinship Books.

With 20 years of experience supporting families through conflicts and transitions, Rachel's expertise shines in her picture books, 'Max's Divorce Earthquake', 'Harriet's Expanding Heart' and the soon to be released 'Milly's Parent Airport'. Committed to fostering emotional resilience, Rachel's heartfelt stories are a guide for children navigating family changes.

About Rachel
  • "Max’s story can be read over and over. I think each child will take something away as they navigate through the different emotions, and ups and downs that come with the upheaval of divorce. This is a resource that any parent going through a separation needs to have. I wish I had something like this at my challenging time for both my understanding and my boys."

    Emma, mother of two, divorcee

  • "This book is a lovely guide to help parents talk to children about their feelings and to help parents understand how their children might be feeling when their family changes as a result of parental separation."

    Rhondda Matthews, Social Worker, The Family Relationship Network

  • "In this comforting and beautiful book, Max’s Divorce Earthquake gives children meaningful images and language to help them understand the complex, changing and often difficult feelings that can surround divorce. A wonderful addition to any family going through change, or a professional supporting children experiencing divorce. Highly recommended."

    Michelle Montgomery, Head of Programs, KidsXpress

  • "This is a great resource for stepfamilies with young children. The language is simple and the illustrations beautiful. This will fill a much-needed gap in resources for children in stepfamilies."

    Dr Lisa Doodson, Psychologist and founder of HappySteps

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