CBI Recommends Body Image, Positivity and Diversity

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Little Black Sheep of Connemara

Shaw, Elizabeth
This charming book tells the adventures of an outcast little black sheep: A story about being different, and being a hero.


Howard, Charli


Beauvais, Clementine
After a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid, and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it? Well--yes, a bit, but not for long. Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio sets off on a summer road trip to Paris. Their goal? A garden party with the French president.



Rebel with a Cupcake

Mainwaring, Anna
Jesobel Jones is bold and beautiful, and sees no need to apologise for her imperfect family, her single status ... or her weight. Jess makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. That is until own clothes day, when a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess exposed, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that's never bothered her before: fat.

Sarah Eile

Islwn, Aled


Howard, Charli
But with the pressure of fitting in, and the sudden arrival of her mysterious mum, willshe give up on her dreams for a shot at popularity? A hugely exciting debut with a classic underdog story, a wonderfully relatable protagonist, and an important message of friendship, body positivity, and celebrating who you are.

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce

Manfredi, Angie

The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless

Markey, Charlotte
Body image expert Dr Charlotte Markey uses her twenty-five years of experience to help girls aged 9-15 develop a positive body image and improve their overall wellbeing. Covering puberty, mental health, self-care, why diets are bad news, dealing with social media, and everything in-between, this is a must read!

The Key to Flambards

Newbery, Linda
Costa Award-winner Linda Newbery takes K.M. Peyton's legendary Flambards series into the present day in this moving novel, which will delight fans both old and new.