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52 Teen Girl Problems & How To Solve Them

By Alex Hooper-Hodson
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Alex Hooper-Hodson
Agony Uncle, relationship expert, journalist and blogger, Alex Hooper-Hodson received upwards of 2,000 letters a month from teen boys and girls aged 12-16. All can be related to 52 core issues that affect teenage boys and girls today - from first sexual relationships, dealing with unwanted sexual attention, how to avoid Facebook mistakes, how drink, drugs and online gaming can affect your life - to the social and emotional aspects of family, friends and relationships. Through a 'Problem Page' format Alex explores the key issues that today's teens face.
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52 Teen Boy Problems & How To Solve Them

By Alex Hooper-Hodson
Authors:
Alex Hooper-Hodson
Agony Uncle, relationship expert, journalist and blogger, Alex Hooper-Hodson received upwards of 2,000 letters a month from teen boys and girls aged 12-15. All can be related to 52 core issues that affect teenage boys and girls today - from first sexual relationships, dealing with spots, how to avoid Facebook mistakes, how drink, drugs and on-line gaming can affect your life - to the social and emotional aspects of family, friends and relationships. Through a 'Problem Page' format Alex explores the key issues that today's teens face.
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  • Abuse and Neglect

    By Sarah Medina
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    Sarah Medina
    The titles in this series discuss many of the difficult issues and problems young people may encounter which threaten the balance of their emotional health and well-being. This book presents the facts about emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect, which is also a form of abuse. It looks at who abuses and why, and considers the signs and effects of abuse on young people. The book discusses the rights of the child and gives advice on speaking out against abuse and on seeking help both to escape from abuse and recover from it.
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  • Advertising

    By Jen Green
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    Jen Green
    Is advertising simply a way of presenting information to help consumers make choices in our increasingly competitive world? Or is advertising sophisticated persuasion that tricks, misleads and influences the buyer? Look in detail at the industry, the effects of advertising and its influence on our daily lives. The author uses real-life case studies to illustrate the subject; fact panels, quotes and statistics give an informed insight into the discussion and encourage lively debate.The Ethical Debates series confronts contentious issues affecting people in the 21st century.
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  • Afghanistan From War to Peace

    By Philip Steele
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    Philip Steele
    The background, history and key events of conflicts in Afghanistan are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.
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  • Aids

    By Katie Dicker
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    Katie Dicker
    Global Issues: AIDS considers the definition and causes of AIDS, the history of the virus, and its human, social and economic impact. The various responses to AIDS at national and international levels, the future of AIDS, and AIDS in the media are also taken into account.
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  • Alcohol

    By Julie Johnson
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    Julie Johnson
    This title looks at the issues and debates surrounding alcohol. Fact panels give accurate information to help readers form their own opinions.
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    Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

    By Andy Glynne, Salvador Maldonado
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    Illustrated by:
    Salvador Maldonado
    Children's Choice Winner in the 0-7 catergory in the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards!This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war.Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
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  • Ambulance Crew

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This books tells young readers all about the Ambulance Service, from who are the crew to what happens in an emergency. Looking at the ambulance's equipment, first responders, how to call for an ambulance and the St John Ambulance.Includes a picture quiz and free downloadable activities.
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  • Anna Angrysaurus

    By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
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    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Anna Angrysaurus is a very angry dinosaur. She gets cross when her brother beats her at games, or when she can't watch what she wants on television. She roars, howls and stamps her feet. Will she ever be able to keep calm? Written by Brian Moses, this funny picture book explores different things that might make young children frustrated at home or at school, such as sibling jealousy, not being allowed to do what they like, or even feeling grumpy for no reason at all. Different ways of dealing with anger and avoiding tantrums are then set out. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator, Mike Gordon, bring a light touch to these stories, helping children to learn about and manage their emotions in a fun and lighthearted way. Excellent notes for parents and teachers at the back of these books show how to approach these issues with children. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel Frightened; I Feel Angry; I Feel Jealous; I Feel Sad; It's Not Fair; I Feel Bullied; William Worrydactyl; Gracie Grumposaurus; Jamal Jealousaurus; Samuel Scaredosaurus; Sophie Shyosaurus.
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  • Apple

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    The books cover how the business came into being, the entrepreneurs behind the success of each brand, the key facts about the industry and their impact in the global market.
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  • Art on the Street: Cool Brands

    By Liz Gogerly
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    Liz Gogerly
    Learn about cool brands throughout the ages, from the historic Coca Cola brand to today's Apple Inc. Find out all about Brand Beckham, read an interview with a brand designer and discover how to design a cool brand logo, step by step! Learn all about what makes a cool brand and enter our big debate on whether brands equal cool culture or plain greed!
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  • Art on the Street: Body Decoration

    By Adam Sutherland
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    Adam Sutherland
    Find out all about body decoration from around the world, today and back in history! Discover where tattooing and piercing came from, how people have used make up since the ancient times, and learn how to create your own intricate nail art designs or make a pair of earrings. Look inside to find a 5-minute Interview and a Star Story with a famous TV tattoo artist, have a debate on the pros and cons of body art, and then read all about some amazing body decoration record breakers!
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  • At Home

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
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  • At The Optician

    By Chris Fairclough
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    Chris Fairclough
    A simple, attractive book introducing young children to the work of opticians. Explaining the day-to-day tasks of opticians and how they work. Illustrated with specially-commissioned, on-location photography.
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  • Autism: I See Things Differently

    By Pat Thomas, Claire Keay
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    Pat Thomas
    Illustrated by:
    Claire Keay
    This reassuring picture book explains what autism is in simple terms, helping children with siblings or classmates with autism understand what everyday life feels like from a child with autism's perspective.The superb A First Look At series consists of a number of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools to encourage classroom discussions.
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    Be A Young Entrepreneur

    By Adam Sutherland, Mike Gordon
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    Adam Sutherland
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    Do you want to be the next Richard Branson? Have you developed the new Angry Birds game? Do you bake the most delicious recipes that people just need to try? Then you need Be A Young Entrepreneur! In this book you will learn all the business advice, practical tips, real-life stories, up-to-date ideas and inspiration you need to make a success of your first business. Starting your own company doesn't have to be boring and this book is all about inspiring you to think creatively about your company, guiding you through every step, from registering your company name to elevator pitches, all stress-free. A great title for project work or leisure reading. Written by award-winning journalist Adam Sutherland and illustrated by the ever-popular award-winner Mike Gordon.
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  • The Big Day: Moving House

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    This photographic book looks at a child's day as they move house, from packing to saying goodbye to their old house and exploring their new home. It provides an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences and explores the confusing and often worrying feelings that a child might experience when moving house.'The Big Day' series is aimed at helping young children to understand and cope with change. Using simple sentences, the books offer guidance through first experiences such as starting school, the arrival of a new baby and going to hospital.
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  • The Big Day: A New Baby Arrives

    By Nicola Barber
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    Nicola Barber
    This photographic book tells the story of the arrival of a new baby into the family, and explores the confusing and often worrying feelings that a child might experience when a younger brother or sister comes along. It provides an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences.'The Big Day' series is aimed at helping young children to understand and cope with change. Using simple sentences, the books offer guidance through first experiences such as moving house, starting school and going to hospital.
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  • Birth

    By Ronne Randall
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    Ronne Randall
    Each book explores the ceremonies undertaken by different religions and cultures during birth, coming of age, marriage and death. From the historical background of the rite of passage, through to preparing for the ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, all aspects of these important moments in people's lives are investigated. A chart at the back of the book allows the reader to make simple comparisons between the six main religions.
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