Books we love!

The Little Book of Restorative Justice i

At Riverview we have been interested in the philosophy of Restorative Practices in education for some time. Most of our staff have attended inspiring trainings with Michelle Stowe, who is a leader in the field, and we are committed to embedding this philosophy at Riverview. This little book is on our bedside tables at the moment!

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This picture book by Ezra Jack Keats beautifully celebrates the pure and unbridled joy children feel when snow arrives!

A World of


This stunningly illustrated book by James Brown and Richard Platt opens up worlds of information about aspects of life we either take for granted, or may not have considered before. Double spread pages cover topics as diverse as 'Screws and Nails',  'The Parts of a Bicycle', 'The Periodic Table' and 'The Golden Mean'. There are layers of interestingness for children and grown ups alike!

This extraordinary book teaches children about the part of their brain called the Amygdala and how the amygdala often over-reacts. Understanding their brain in this way gives children knowledge and skills to effectively deal with anxiety.


This book gives fascinating insights into children's brain development, and the ways  in which these insights can strengthen our ability to deal with our children - at home or at school - when they are struggling. The authors view outbursts, arguments, and fears as opportunities to integrate your child's brain and raise calmer, happier children.