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What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury

What is feminism? Why do we need it? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? The word 'feminism' is bandied about a lot in the media, often with little or no explanation as to what it means. What is Feminism? aims to combat this, it's a brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at how feminism, and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn through history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign. It then goes on to explain why we still need feminism, how women are portrayed by the media, how advertising and airbrushing affect body image, and how the gender pay gap is still very much in existence. As such, it is a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works, and informs and explains gently, without sensation or scaremongering. Prominent feminists, such as Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, offer contributions explaining why they are feminists, and what feminism means to them, giving the book a human angle, as well as a political one. This is a book for girls and boys - it explains why feminism, and equal rights for all, benefit men as well as women, and that feminism is not about the promotion of women's rights at the expense of men's. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?

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Stained Glass Windows

Richard Spilsbury
Authors:
Richard Spilsbury

Featuring six stained glass windows from around the world, this book explores stories told through the art form, from Greek myth in Patrick Reyhtiens' Hercules and the Boar to biblical tale in The Adoration of the Magi. Each stained glass window is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides historical context.Fun, step-by-step projects show children how to create their own stained glass windows, using the techniques of the art form. Learn how to design a colourful candle holder and make a window hanging!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. A great introduction to the history of art for children at Key Stage 2.

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The Emperor's Head: A Roman Play

Julia Donaldson
Authors:
Julia Donaldson

Arthur Godbold discovers a bronze head of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As he tries to figure out how the head ended up in a Suffolk river, the dramatic story of the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds in front of his very own eyes. Emperor Claudius, British Queen Boudicca, ordinary Roman soldiers and British slave girls are all involved in this exciting play, providing a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.A fantastic resource for studying the Romans in Britain - perfect for the new National Curriculum.

Wayland

Popcorn: People in History: Popcorn: People in History: Guy Fawkes

Stephen White-Thomson
Authors:
Stephen White-Thomson

A fun and interactive beginners look at some of the most amazing people that have shaped history.

Wayland

Top Jobs: Being a Model

Adam Sutherland
Authors:
Adam Sutherland

Radar takes a front-row seat at the fashion shows of the world and finds out what it is like to be a catwalk model. Being a professional model is not just about treading the boards in the latest fashion, though - also included in this book are a profile of one of the world's top hand models, an interview with commercial model Joy Faoyinbo and a behind-the-scenes view of a model agency. The book also addresses the more controversial aspects of the industry by debating whether size zero should be banned form catwalks.

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The Winter Cave

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards

The weather is turning and winter is fast approaching. Grandpa must get the winter cave ready for the tribe.This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.

Wayland

A Wolf in the Woods

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards

Erg and Luli head into the woods to find some more pine cones for the fire, but as they collect them they are sure they can see a shadow in the trees. What could it be?This story is perfect for learning about life in the Stone Age.

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Danger in the Forest

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards

The children head off into the forest to find some berries for dinner. But as they wander into a clearing a large boar rushes out from the trees. How will the children get away?This story is perfect for learning about life during the Stone Age.

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Rushing River

Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
Wayland

Let's Say Hello!

Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi
Contributors:
Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi

Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. Rosie's Rides is at Book Band 3 in the Start Reading series. Rosie is going on all sorts of Rides, rollercoaster rides, pony rides, jeep rides and train rides. All have their adventures.

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Are We There Yet?

Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi
Contributors:
Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi
Wayland

Walking With My Iguana

Brian Moses
Authors:
Brian Moses

A highly entertaining listen as well as an essential classroom and library resource, this audio collection features approximately 40 poems performed by some of the UK's top children's poets. The focus is on poems that come to life in performance and meet the needs of the classroom teacher particularly at KS2 in terms of delivering the Literacy Hour requirements for poetry. Paul Cookson, Michael Rosen, Andrew Fusek Peters, Pie Corbett, Wes Magee, and John Rice are just some of the outstanding poets that are included, and strongly represented are poets and poems from ethnic minorities whose work is more readily appreciated in performance than on the printed page eg John Agard, Valerie Bloom, Debjani Chatterjee and Adisa.Brian Moses, the doyen of performance poets for children especially in schools, has compiled this collection to not only demonstrate the richness and excitement of poetry (many of the poems are accompanied by atmospheric music and sound effects) but to meet a wide variety of curriculum needs. An accompanying book provides all the poems in written form and notes for teachers are provided on www.hodderwayland.co.uk.

Wayland

Bombs and Blackberries - A World War Two Play

Julia Donaldson
Authors:
Julia Donaldson
Hodder Children's Books

Fleshmarket

Nicola Morgan
Authors:
Nicola Morgan

It is Edinburgh, 1822, and young Robbie is eight years old when he witnesses his mother's pain and subsequent death from an operation - without anaesthetic - to remove a tumour from her breast at the hands of Dr Knox. Haunted by this terrible event, Robbie, his hapless father and baby sister Essie attempt to move on with their lives. But when Robbie's father loses all their money and disappears, Robbie is left to look after himself and his sister in the Edinburgh slums. Somehow he falls in with Burke and Hare, the two men whom Knox employs to 'collect' bodies for medical research. Robbie sees a way to avenge his mother's death. Convincing himself that Knox is having people killed for him to experiment on, Robbie eventually confronts him. But Robbie comes to realise that for all his hard-heartedness and corrupt methods, Knox's motives are ultimately for the good: to improve surgical conditions, and operate on patients with the greatest speed and therefore minimum risk. Robbie eventually trains to be a surgeon, finally giving meaning to his mother's tragic death.

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Radar Top Jobs Resources

Top Jobs is a series of nine books, including Being a Pro Footballer and Celebrity Fashion Stylist, all with a strong magazine-style flavour. The books deliver streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Download resources here.

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Radar Dance Culture Resources

Dance Culture is a series of five books -- Bhangra and Bollywood, Capoeira, Latin Dance, Ice Dance and Stree Dance -- that delivers streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Download resources here.

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Radar Art on the Street Resources

Art on the Street is series of four books -- Cool Brands, Body Decoration, Street Art and Graffiti Culture -- that delivers streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Download resources here.

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Radar Police and Combat Resources

Police and Combat is a series of four books -- Armed Services, Police Forensics, Special Forces and Undercover Operations -- that delivers streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Download resources here.

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Radar Street Sports Resources

Street Sports is a series of four books -- Board Sports, Free Running, Freestyle BMX and Street Football -- that delivers streetwise, high interest, non-fiction reads to your classroom or library. Download resources here.