Tyler Does Not Have Contact With His Dad in Prison

Tyler Does Not Have Contact With His Dad in Prison is the second book in the new Parent in Prison Series of books for children of imprisoned parents. It portrays the challenges they face and allows them to understand they are not alone. Not all children can be in touch with a parent whilst in prison. This book tries to re-assure them about this difficult situation. The story tells why Tyler (unlike a friend of his) cannot contact his Dad as it would be unsafe. Instead his mother and social worker encourage him to follow his talent for art and keep letters, pictures and other things that remind him of Dad in a box. The series is pitched at younger readers and inspired by real life stories and events. Some 312,000 children have a parent in prison in the UK alone (2022) many of whom fall within the target age range (below) of this book. The figure is one in every 100 across Europe, millions of children worldwide, giving this vividly illustrated and attractively written work considerable potential.

Bethy’s Mum is in Prison

Bethy’s Mum is in Prison is the third in the My Parent in Prison Series of books for children of imprisoned parents. It portrays the challenges they face and allows them to understand they are not alone. The story follows Bethy who lives with her Nan and her cat Rudy whilst Mum is in prison. Nan helps Bethy learn to deal with questions from school friends about why she doesn’t live with her Mum. It is sometimes hard for Bethy, especially when saying ‘Goodbye’ to her Mum after visiting her in prison with her Nan. She helps her friend Abbie whose best friend moved away and knows her Mum will be proud of her after she is given a Gold Star by her teacher in assembly. The series is pitched at younger readers and inspired by real life stories and events. Some 312,000 children have a parent in prison in the UK alone (2022) many of whom fall within the target age range (below) of this book. The figure is one in every 100 across Europe, millions of children worldwide, giving this vividly illustrated and attractively written work considerable potential.

Alex’s Dad Goes to Prison

Alex’s Dad Goes to Prison is the first in the new Parent in Prison Series of books for children of imprisoned parents. It portrays the challenges they face and allows them to understand they are not alone. The book seeks to explain in simple terms why the parent was arrested and sent to prison. It describes what happens whilst the parent is in prison (such as visits and letters) and makes suggestions like starting a box in which to keep letters from and photos of the absent parent. The series aims to reduce stigma, feelings of isolation, and to show that children with a parent in prison can thrive. The series is pitched at younger readers and inspired by real life stories and events. Some 312,000 children have a parent in prison in the UK alone (2022) many of whom fall within the target age range (below) of this book. The figure is one in every 100 across Europe, millions of children worldwide, giving this vividly illustrated and attractively written work considerable potential.