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  • 21st Century Religions: Judaism

    By Michael Keene
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    Michael Keene
    This general introduction to Judaism makes a valuable information resource for KS3 and 4 Religious Education students.Written by a highly experienced author of books on religion for children, it covers the roots and history of Judaism. It continues by exploring the beliefs, teachings and practices of modern Judaism, which includes a look at sacred texts and places of worship. The final chapters focus on Judaism and society, and its role in the modern world.A special feature of the book is the 'in our own words' panels in which practising Jews give a personal perspective on being a Jew today. There are numerous panels that give more detailed information on specific aspects such as the Shema and Sabbath practice, as well as quoting important texts. Imaginatively chosen photos with detailed captions extend the range of information presented. Maps show the distribution of believers around the world and historical facts like the journey of the Hebrews out of Egypt. An historical timeline, glossary and index all contribute to making this a highly engaging and accessible source of information and thus an essential work of reference for the 11-14 age range.
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  • Buddhism

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This title looks at Buddhist temples and what they mean to those who follow Buddhism. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Buddhists, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.
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  • Campaigners

    By Debbie Foy
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    Debbie Foy
    This title looks at key campaigning figures from black history such as Rosa Lee Parks, Martin Luther King, Desmond Tutu and Oprah Winfrey. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.
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  • Chinese New Year

    By Saviour Pirotta
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    Saviour Pirotta
    An ideal introduction to the celebration of Chinese New Year for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes how Chinese people prepare for New Year by cleaning their house and having their hair cut. It shows how people around the world scare the monster Nian away with fireworks and watch the dragon dance in the street.Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts about Chinese New Year to give further points for children and adults to discuss. And a chart enables them to work out what Chinese year they were born in.
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  • Christian Festivals

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    The books look at religious stories, celebrations, how people worship and the importance of belonging to each religion. There is a fun, easy-to-make festival-related craft activity at the end of each title.
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  • Christmas is Special

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    Discover the story of Jesus' birth and the true meaning of this Christian festival in this sumptuously illustrated title.
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    The Dalai Lama

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    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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  • Easter is Special

    By Anita Ganeri
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    Anita Ganeri
    This beautiful book explores the story of Easter, looking at what makes the festival special such as food, songs and rituals. An ideal book to help explain the significance of Easter to young children.
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  • Freedom of Information

    By Kaye Stearman
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    Kaye Stearman
    This series shows balanced arguments for and against issues affecting our modern world. The books study each argument in detail and explore the history of each topic. The use of case studies throughout bring the issues to light.
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  • Fundamentalism

    By Sean Connolly
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    Sean Connolly
    Global Issues: Fundamentalism considers the definition of fundamentalism including the Muslim and Christian forms, its history, its causes, including case studies of Osama bin Laden and Abu Hamza, and its social, political and economic impact. The various responses to fundamentalism, its forms in the future, and the media's role in reporting on it, are also taken into account.
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  • Happy Divali

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Divali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate and what it means to them.Beautiful photography captures the many ways in which this festival is celebrated, and offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most important religious festivals.Customs and rituals are explained, and children can discover how these vary in different countries and ethnic groups. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Happy Easter

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Easter is celebrated by Christians worldwide to mark the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and this book let's children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of Easter are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Happy Eid al-Fitr

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan fasting and this book let's children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. This history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celerated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Happy Holi

    By Joyce Bentley
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    Joyce Bentley
    Holi - the festival of colour - is celebrated by Hindus worldwide and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
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  • Harvest

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    An ideal introduction to the celebration of festivals for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the festival and how people prepare for Harvest. It shows how people around the world celebrate it and the special foods they eat. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts to give further points for children and adults to discuss.
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  • Hindu Festivals

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    The books look at religious stories, celebrations, how people worship and the importance of belonging to each religion. There is a fun, easy-to-make festival-related craft activity at the end of each title.
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  • Id Ul Adha

    By Alice Green
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    Alice Green
    An ideal introduction to the celebration of festivals for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the festival and how people prepare for Id Ul Adha. It shows how people around the world celebrate it and the special foods they eat. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts to give further points for children and adults to discuss.
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  • Islam

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This title looks at mosques s and what they mean to those who follow Islam. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Muslims, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.
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  • Jewish Festivals

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    The books look at religious stories, celebrations, how people worship and the importance of belonging to each religion. There is a fun, easy-to-make festival-related craft activity at the end of each title.
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  • Judaism

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    This title looks at synagogues and what they mean to those who follow Judaism. The religious services that people participate in, signs and symbols important to Jews, festivals and holy places are also looked at in detail.
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