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It's My Body

By Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Louise Spilsbury
This brightly coloured, illustrated title explains to children about body privacy and why private parts should be kept private. Children will learn that their body belongs to them and they can say 'no' if they don't want anyone to touch their body. They'll discover what is inappropriate, and be encouraged to speak up if they are uncomfortable with how other people treat them. It also covers the topic of secrets and when you shouldn't keep a secret.The book looks at respecting each other's boundaries and becoming aware that some children, particularly those with autism or anxiety, may find hugging or any kind of touch, unbearable.It also covers bullying, such as pinching or kicking, and shows children the best way to speak out to help stop these things happening.Written by Louise Spilsbury, the text explains, simply and clearly, without scaremongering, why body privacy is important.
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My Dad's in Prison

By Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter
Dad's gone away for a while, but I don't understand why. I miss him. Every year in the UK, over 200,000 children suffer the trauma of parental imprisonment. Children with a parent in prison feel isolated, ashamed - unable to talk about their situation because they are scared of being bullied and judged. They often feel that they are to blame and having a parent in prison marks them as an outcast. Children with parents in prison are: - twice as likely to experience conduct and mental health problems, and less likely to do well at school- three times more likely to be involved in offending- sixty-five per cent of boys with a convicted father will go on to offend This sensitively written picture book explores the experience of having a parent in prison from a child's point of view. Perfect for sharing with children, it promotes understanding and provides reassurance. It has been written with the advice and support of Storybook Dads, a charity that seeks to help children and parents maintain their relationship during imprisonment by providing CD recordings of fathers reading bedtime stories to their children.
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  • Cool Stuff to Make With Paper

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Cool Stuff to Grow

    By Stephanie Turnbull
    Authors:
    Stephanie Turnbull
    Do you think you have the green-fingered touch? This book will inspire you to grow your own flowers, vegetables, herbs and other plants. Simple miniature gardens, displays and recipes will help you make loads of brilliant garden crafts and tasty snacks too.You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources.
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  • Sex and relationships

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    This book is a fantastic introduction to the tricky subject of sex for children aged 9+. In a straightforward way, it explores what sex is and what it's for, examines sexuality and identity, what healthy relationships are like and tackles modern-day issues that confront teenagers such as sexting and online pornography.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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  • My Community and Media

    By Ben Hubbard
    Authors:
    Ben Hubbard
    The internet connects people from all over the world and provides a great place to share our interests. But clever digital citizens are careful and smart about socialising online, making sure they enjoy it safely. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.
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  • My Safety and Security

    By Ben Hubbard
    Authors:
    Ben Hubbard
    Be prepared! Learn how to stay safe and secure in the digital world. This book will show you how, with tips from setting uncrackable passwords to recognising fake websites. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.
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  • Atchoo! How We Catch A Cold

    By Leon Read, Sean Sims
    Authors:
    Leon Read
    Illustrated by:
    Sean Sims
    Follow the everyday adventures of brother and sister Ben and Jam, and their interactive friends Square Bear and Jiffy as they explore the world around them. Each self-contained story brings science to life, and is perfect for sharing at home on in an early years setting.In Catch a Cold, Ben has a runny nose, and Jiffy can't understand how you can catch something you can't see. Square Bear explains where colds come from and how they affect our bodies. Each KIDWOW book features mind-popping "look through" panels, which reveal the hidden world around us.
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  • Worries

    By Paul Christelis, Ximena Jeria
    Authors:
    Paul Christelis
    Illustrated by:
    Ximena Jeria
    A perfect book for addressing the things that can cause children to be anxious and worried. This hands-on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. This is a much-needed aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.
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    Trans Global

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    This book for children aged 12+ supports the study of the fascinating long history of transgender around the world.The whole concept of gender identity is being increasingly challenged and words such as non-binary, pansexual, transgender, cisgender and gender dysphoria are becoming commonplace. This book explores the cultures and people of the past who have embraced, challenged or quietly subverted society's expectations about gender. It features the current stories of openly transgender people around the world in positions of power and authority, who are helping to increase recognition and acceptance of the trans community. And, as trans people often start their journeys in their teens, the book explores the experiences of some young people just at the start of their journeys.The book has a foreword by two patrons of the charity Mermaids. Jake says, 'What is becoming evident is that trans people have been around for centuries, in many guises ... transgender is certainly not the trendy fad that the press would have us believe'.
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  • Bullying

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Bullying can sadly affect many children and have a dramatic impact on their daily life. This hands-on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations give a comforting story book feel, particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, while also appealing to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give them steps they can take to help them cope.
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  • I Don't Want to Play Nicely: A book about being kind

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini, Emanuela Carletti
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini, Emanuela Carletti
    A gentle picture book that examines the issues of selfishness, aggression and kindness in a reassuring way - perfect for young children who struggle with aggressive behaviour. The story offers a way in to talk about how our actions can make others feel and how we can make that better, reinforcing good behaviour. At the end of the story, there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with the big emotions they experience. Finn struggles with caring for other children at school. He can be selfish and he often plays too aggressively. When the other children complain, Mr Hare has an idea. He chooses Finn as the buddy for Jake, a new boy at school. However, Finn does not help Jake, and the other children become really upset with Finn for being so unkind. Finn is soon left out by the other children and is left feeling miserable and lonely. Can Mr Hare help Finn find a way to make it all better?This book is part of a series, Our Emotions and Behaviour, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of identifying and discussing their emotions, boosting their confidence and helping social and emotional development. Each book has a fun story which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together and a wordless storyboard for children to tell a story themselves and reinforce the story's message. The series supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
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  • My Digital World

    By Ben Hubbard
    Authors:
    Ben Hubbard
    In today's digital world, real and onlife life are ever more closely linked. My Digital World will help you to successfully combine these two worlds - and to know when to keep them apart!The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.
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  • My Digital Future

    By Ben Hubbard
    Authors:
    Ben Hubbard
    The future is digital! But what developments might this bring? My Digital Future explores the world of digital technology today and how it could look tomorrow. The Internet can be a fun, creative, collaborative place to share, learn and experience the world and connect with all kinds of people. But being a good digital citizen comes with responsibilities and advisories. These books will help children aged 7+ navigate this sophisticated and ever-changing form of communication.
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  • I Don't Want Danny Here

    By Elizabeth Dale, John & Gus Art
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Dale
    Illustrated by:
    John & Gus Art
    Izzy doesn't like Danny. And Danny will be coming to live with them after his mum marries her dad. When Danny comes for a sleepover, things are very strained. Then Izzy starts to see things from Danny's point of view, and their relationship begins to change...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
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  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    This book, for children aged 9+, delves into the world of drugs and how these relate to our health. It explores medical, recreational and illegal drugs and includes topics such as smoking, addiction, legal highs and problems with drugs. It is illustrated with bright, graphic illustrations.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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  • Keeping Fit

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Keeping fit is about keeping your body working well, and avoiding illnesses and injuries. Getting exercise is one of the most important ways to do this, and that's mainly what this book is about. But exercise doesn't just work on its own. There are loads of ways to look after your body, and they all work together. This book is a guide for teens on how to keep fit and healthy.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so teens can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations.
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  • Wildlife Wonders

    By Anna Nilsen, Dave Smith
    Authors:
    Anna Nilsen
    Illustrated by:
    Dave Smith
    Dive into this exciting book full of amazing creatures all around the world and help save Mum from evil poachers by completing the puzzles.Puzzle Heroes is an interactive series of very fun, visually-led books containing an adventure or challenge on every page. There are plenty of search-and-find elements in the style of Where's Wally?, combined with topics of educational value, where fun facts help with the challenges. This gives plenty of opportunity to use the book as an extra learning tool - but ultimately the quests are fantastic fun, engrossing readers to the extent that they won't realise they are learning.
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  • People's Planet

    By Anna Nilsen, Dave Smith
    Authors:
    Anna Nilsen
    Illustrated by:
    Dave Smith
    Are you ready to journey around the planet to find Dad, a journalist who has been kidnapped? Help Zak and Leah solve the puzzles and save him!Battle your way through ten scenes and solve the puzzles, from brain-busting maths conundrums to spot-the-difference. Prepare to take a tour through a Machu Picchu maze, go hunting with the Inuits, discover the tallest skyscrapers in the world, dig into a gold mine and explore the Great Wall of China. You'll discover lots about the way people live, work and play around the world. There are search and find challenges on every page.Puzzle Heroes is an interactive series of very fun, visually-led books containing an adventure or challenge on every page. There are plenty of search-and-find elements in the style of Where's Wally?, combined with topics of educational value, where fun facts help with the challenges. This gives plenty of opportunity to use the book as an extra learning tool - but ultimately the quests are fantastic fun, engrossing readers to the extent that they won't realise they are learning.
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    Go Green!

    By Liz Gogerly
    Authors:
    Liz Gogerly
    It's Anjali's birthday party and the children have had a great time. But looking around the room at the end, they see mountains of rubbish, from food waste to wrapping paper, burst balloons and small plastic toys. What will happen to all of this waste?The children find out what happens at a recycling centre and about the huge amount of objects that can be recycled or reused. They learn how to take action outside by helping nature, reducing waste at school dinners, and saving energy and water at home. Through chatting to teachers and local people, the children learn all about green topics such as landfills, litter, plastic mountains in oceans and global warming. But it's not all doom and gloom. They discover that there are ways that they can take action to help save their environment and the planet. By walking to school or switching off lights when they don't need them, this book is full of ideas for reducing and reusing. At the end they hold a fun Eco Festival to raise awareness of how easy it is to 'go green'! 'Stop and Think' panels encourage readers to think about the problem in their local area and 'Take Action' panels give advice for how readers can get involved
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