Honor Head - With Friends and Family - Hachette Children's Group

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With Friends and Family

By Honor Head

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Books that give excellent guidance on how to stay safe in a number of social situations and to assess whether they are in any danger.

Most kids have pretty good instincts and stay safe most of the time. But even the most smartest kids could benefit from reading this book. Family life and friendships can be brilliant, but families can be stressful too. From how to deal with conflicts and why some adults may ask you to keep secrets, when really you should tell someone, to being a responsible member of a family where younger siblings or family members may look up to you, this book is packed with lots of advice covering a range of problems and situations. This book will help you stay safe because it is full of advice on what to do if you think you are in danger or have a problem you want to resolve, and also how to avoid or minimise danger in the first place. An essential guide for any child. Full of sensible and relevant information for modern kids.

Keeping Safe is a series of four books aimed at children aged 9+, dealing with the hot topics on staying safe in the modern world.

Biographical Notes

I write short books for short children and longer books for longer people. I've been writing fiction and non-fiction for young people, and non-fiction since the last millennium - luckily, the end of the last millennium and I'm not even nearly 1000 years old. I particularly enjoy reading and writing stories with a bit of a twist and, for older readers, an element of horror. I definitely have a Gothic streak. Writers I really admire include Minnie Gray, Oliver Jeffers, Shaun Tan, Edward Gorey, Tove Jansson, Marcus Sedgwick, Siobhan Dowd and Melvin Burgess.

I love being a writer because (a) it gives me the chance to be enthusiastic about things and share my enthusiasm with other people (b) I get paid for telling lies and (c) I don't have to do as I'm told, unlike people with a real job. I like to listen to music when I'm writing, and usually pick a few pieces of music that go with each book and listen to them again and again - most of them are opera.

Although I spend most of my time writing, I also spend some helping other people with their own writing - mostly young people, who are doing a degree at university. This is great fun as I get to read lots of stories by writers who are just starting.

I live in Cambridge, which is a very ancient city in the east of England with lots of ornate and pointy buildings. It's very flat in Cambridge, so it's easy to go everywhere by bicycle, but it's also rather wet. If I could live anywhere at all, it would probably be in Venice, which is also flat, ancient and full of pointy buildings. It's even wetter than Cambridge, and people go everywhere by boat.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445132518
  • Publication date: 13 Nov 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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Family Differences

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Cultural Issues

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Overcoming Fear of Failure

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Being Safe Online

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