Cath Senker - A Jewish Life - Hachette Children's Group

A Jewish Life

By Cath Senker

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  • £12.99

Find out what it means to follow a faith from birth to death

The faith you follow is with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Jewish Life explores some of the cornerstones of what it means to be Jewish today, through Passover and Hanukkah celebrations, wedding ceremonies, what happens in a synagogue and why many Jewish people go on pilgrimages to Israel.

This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.

Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up a major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.

Biographical Notes

Cath Senker is a children's non-fiction writer who specialises in writing about modern history, global issues and world religions. Her latest history titles include Living Through the Vietnam War (Raintree, 2011), Our World Divided: Israel and the Middle East (Wayland, 2011) and A Cultural History of Women in America: Women Claim the Vote (Bailey Publishing, 2011). She has a particular interest in the topics of migration, refugees and racism and recently wrote Mapping Global Issues: Immigrants and Refugees (Arcturus, 2011). In her work, Cath aims to highlight individuals' experiences and to present different viewpoints in a non-judgemental way as a basis for discussion.

Cath also works as a project manager and editor on non-fiction titles for both children and adults. Before embarking on a freelance career, she worked as a commissioning editor for a children's educational publishing company for eight years. She is also an experienced ESOL teacher.

Cath volunteers with City Reads, a project that aims to widen the enjoyment of books and reading among people of all ages, especially people from disadvantaged communities. She is a also a keen amateur cyclist, cook and gardener.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445158006
  • Publication date: 25 Jan 2018
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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Minibeasts are insects, spiders and other small creatures. Worldwide, there are more than a million species of insect alone! But how can you become a minibeast expert? This book is full of information about these creatures, including their habitats, life cycles and how they can be useful. The book is also full of puzzles which will help you improve your spotting skills.It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

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Mexico

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Mexico: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its rainforests, deserts, mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in Mexico - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society. With the USA across the border, what's it like to live with with a superpower as a neighbour? Learn about Mexico's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Celebrate Mexican culture with mariachi music, sugar skulls and fiery-hot chilis. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Mexico!

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A Christian Life

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The faith you follow is often with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Christian Life examines some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Christian today, through Easter and Christmas celebrations, the wedding ceremony, what happens in a church and why many Christians go on pilgrimages.This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up one major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.

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Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

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What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.

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Russia

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Russia: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this fascianting country. Explore its varied landscapes, from massive lakes to frozen tundra, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the brightly painted domes of St Basil's Cathedral and ornate palaces of St Petersburg, and delve into the country's rich cultural heritage.Discover what it's like to grow up in Russia - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how Russians have a strong sense of who they are, taking pride in their links with the land. Learn about Russia's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it, and get ready to celebrate the year's festivals, Russian-style. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, changing, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Russia!

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Garden Flowers

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This book will help you to hunt for flowers in the garden and become a flower expert! You'll find out what happens in the different seasons, how flowers live and reproduce and find out what are annuals, biennials and perennials. You can even make your own mini flower garden. Plus, there are lots of fun puzzles to help your garden plant observation skills. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

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The Dalai Lama

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In 1937, a vision led the high lamas of Tibet to an old house in the mountains, with a turquoise roof. Here lived 2-year-old Lhamo Dhondrub, who would go on to become the 14th Dalai Lama. But how did this toddler grow into one of the world's most important religious figures? And why has he been forced into exile?The Dalai Lama looks at his extraordinary story, from his education by monks, deep in the Tibetan mountains, to how he became leader of Tibet aged just 15. The Chinese invasion of Tibet, that forced him to flee his homeland, and begin a new life and government in exile in India, is explained, as is the plight of ordinary Tibetans. The Buddhist faith, and exactly what it means to be a Buddhist, is explored, as is the role it plays in the lives of people around the world. The book also looks at the Dalai Lama's work as a teacher and a leader, and at some of the issues he campaigns for - particularly his environmental activism, and his work to promote religious cooperation and interfaith dialogue.

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Birds

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If you are into bird watching, want to identify common birds or just want to get outdoors and understand nature, this book is for you. It is packed with photos of birds and information about how you can be a great bird-spotter in different habitats from a park or garden to woodland or the seaside. Plus there are fun puzzles and challenges throughout the book, which will help you develop your observation and spotting skills, ready for the great outdoors.It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.

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Lebanon

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Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your baklava from your bulgur wheat? There's much more to Lebanese food than grilled meat and mezze! Discover all about the types of food Lebanese people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Lebanese dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.

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Why did World War II happen?

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Ideas That Changed The World

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For thousands of years, humans and their innovations have shaped our history. But some inventions and discoveries are so profound, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these ideas - from the invention of the wheel which brought about a radical change in travel, craftsmanship and manufacture, to anaesthetics, which ushered in a new era of medical care.Each of the 10 world-changing ideas is examined in detail - what were the circumstances; who was involved and why; what kind of a legacy has it left; and how is it still relevant to us today? The ideas range from inventions such as the printing press and the personal computer, to scientific breakthroughs such as anaesthetics and engineering feats including the steam engine.Spanning a significant portion of human history, the ancient civilisations in 3500 BCE, to 15th-century Europe, the Industrial Revolution and the digital era, this book not only examines the ideas themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further momentous ideas, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.

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McDonalds

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Find out how McDonald's grew from one restaurant to become the globe-dominating chain it is today. It looks at some of the brightest business minds behind McDonald's meteoric rise, the development of the company's most famous products, from the Big Mac to the Happy Meal and reveals the marketing and PR strategies that have built McDonald's the powerful brand it is today. From marketing alliances to the company's attempts to counter its critics, this is a fascinating look at McDonald's, and at the fast-food industry as a whole.Big Brands is the perfect series for budding entrepreneurs who want to find out what goes on behind the scenes of the world's biggest companies. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.

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Samsung

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Rosalind Franklin

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This book describes the life and character of Rosalind Franklin, from her childhood in London to her years as a pioneering woman scientist. It includes the story of her work in contributing to the discovery of the structure of DNA, as well as describing her work in other fields such as virus research and insights into the structure of coal. The science behind her investigations is explained through interesting diagrams, and quotes from Franklin and her contemporaries give an insight into this famous scientist's mind.

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Charles Darwin

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Heinz

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This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind on of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.

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ASOS

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Popular with fashion lovers everywhere, ASOS is one of the UK's largest online fashion retailers. It is the most visited fashion website in the world for 18-34 year olds and ships goods to over 230 countries globally.How did ASOS build such a hugely successful global brand? Discover what makes people shop at ASOS and how the brand has grown since it's launch in 2000. Learn about the brains behind the iconic brand, including the original founders, explore key business concepts in a straightforward way and develop a product brief for your very own ASOS range.The Big Business series is ideal for young budding entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers aged 9+ keen to find out how the business behind the brand works.