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  • Puberty and Growing Up

    By Anna Claybourne
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    Anna Claybourne
    Puberty is often a confusing time with many changes both physical and emotional to deal with. This book deals with all aspects of puberty in a straightforward and sensitive way so young children and teenagers are armed with all the facts. It includes the changes that happen to boys and girls, periods, moods and stress and introduces sex and sexuality. The text is accompanied by fun, graphic illustrations suitable for any age.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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    Positively Teenage

    By Nicola Morgan
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    Nicola Morgan
    Positively Teenage gives you tools to approach your teenage years with optimism and understanding and to develop real wellbeing for life. The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control. You'll find simple strategies to develop a positive attitude, growth mindset, self-understanding, determination and resilience and you'll see how those strengths will help you cope with any challenges, enjoy life and achieve your potential. Full of practical, proven strategies for physical and mental health, Positively Teenage will show you lots of ways to flourish physically and mentally - from doing things you enjoy to learning new skills; looking after your diet, exercise and attitude to being healthy online; getting great sleep to understanding your personality - allowing you to take control of many areas of your life. With these new strengths and skills, you can survive any storms and thrive on the challenges of your exciting life.Scattered throughout are POSITIVE BOOSTS: quick ideas for actions you can take to build positivity and well-being. Add them into your life and use your imagination and your new understanding to invent others.Positively Teenage gives you the power to let yourself flourish, achieve and be who you want to be. Use your powers well! Be truly, positively, teenage! Stand tall, stretch your arms wide, take a deep breath and say, loudly (or in your head), 'I can do this!'"Nicola Morgan has that rare gift of being able to communicate science and make it fun." Professor Simon Baron Cohen, University of Cambridge
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  • Poverty

    By Rachel Minay
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    Rachel Minay
    What is poverty? is it do to with what we have compared to others around us, or is it to do with what we need to survive? This book looks at the causes and effects of extreme poverty - defined as having less than US1.90 a day to live on - and discusses how poverty is also a serious issue in the developed or industrialised world. It looks at what is what is being done to tackle extreme poverty and asks readers to think about what they can do to help those facing poverty, for example by donating to a local food bank.
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  • Population

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    The world's population is growing, and with this growth comes an increased pressure on the resources, such as food, water, land for housing and energy sources, we need to live. The way in which humans are treating the planet they live on is having a significant effect on the global climate. This matters because the future of life on Earth, no less, depends on our understanding of the problem and the actions we take. This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the global population.
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    Pirate Stew

    By Lou Carter, Nikki Dyson
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    Lou Carter
    Illustrated by:
    Nikki Dyson
    WITH BLUE FOIL FINISH!A quick-witted shrimp saves his friends from the pirates' cooking pot in this hilarious undersea caper about friendship, tolerance ... and CLEANING!Scrubadub the Shrimp LOVES to clean. He polishes the crabs, trims the reeds, shampoos the fish and grooms the frogs, until all his friends have had ENOUGH. But when the seafood friends are scooped from the sea by hungry pirates, only Scrubadub can save them from the stew pot ... using his super cleaning powers!This funny and engaging story will encourage even the messiest children to tidy up!Shortlisted for the Stockport Children's Book Awards.Lou Carter's richly funny rhyming story is reminiscent of Julia Donaldson and hilariously illustrated by rising star Nikki Dyson, illustrator of Zippo the Super Hippo.Perfect for fans of Jonny Duddle's The Pirates Next Door and The Pirate-Cruncher.
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  • The Pest in the Nest

    By Julian Gough, Jim Field
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    Julian Gough
    Illustrated by:
    Jim Field
    Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)'PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.'Owch. He's hurt his own ears again.What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done.But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ...From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman*Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards*
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  • Poems About Families

    By Brian Moses
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    Brian Moses
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Includes poems by Grace Nichols, Paul Cookson, Debra Bertulis, Clare Bevan, Kate Williams, Celia Warren, Ian Souter, Penny Kent, Sue Hardy-Dawson, Julie Anna Douglas, John Foster, John Rice, Judith Nicholls, James Berty, Marian Swinger, Neal Zetter and Brian Moses.For other titles compiled by Brians Moses, look for Poems About Animals, Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Emotions and Poems About Festivals.
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  • Poems About Emotions

    By Brian Moses
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Includes poems by James Carter, Penny Kent, Kate Williams, James Berry, Jasimuddin, Roger Stevens, Mike Barfield, John Foster, Clare Bevan, Joshua Seigal, Alison Chisholm, Nick Toczek, Laura Mucha, Debra Bertulis, Ed Boxall, Marian Swinger and Brian Moses.For other titles compiled by Brians Moses, look for Poems About Animals, Poems About the Seaside and Poems About Festivals.
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  • Poems About Festivals

    By Brian Moses, Kristina Swarner
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Kristina Swarner
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Poems include: Let's Celebrate by Sue Hardy-Dawson; The Chinese Dragon by Catherine Benson; Pancake Day by Debra Bertulis; Holi, Festival of Colour; Mother's Day by Eric Finney; Children's Day by Penny Kent; Eid-ul-Fitr by Penny Kent; It's Diwali Tonight by John Foster; Harvest Thanks by Jan Dean; A Hallowe'en Pumpkin by Dorothy Aldis; Fireworks by Judith Nicholls; Eight Candles Burning by Celia Warren; Long, Long Ago; Christmas Eve by Brian Moses; Happy New Year by Brenda Williams.For more poetry titles compiled by Brian Moses, look out for Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Seasons and Poems About Animals.
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    Proud to be Deaf

    By Ava Beese, Lilli Beese, Nick Beese, Romina Martí
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    Ava Beese, Lilli Beese, Nick Beese
    Illustrated by:
    Romina Martí
    A wonderful child-led book that celebrates Deaf culture and introduces readers to British Sign LanguageMarvellously positive and encouraging throughout, this would be a useful addition to any primary school or public library, as well as being useful to help any child understand a little more about their deaf peers. - The CarouselAva is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf - and she's proud of it. She loves her Deaf community, that she's bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people. In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the world and explains common misconceptions about deaf people - and introduces some of her deaf heroes who have achieved amazing things. She talks about her experiences at school making friends with hearing children, and teaches readers the BSL alphabet and BSL phrases. Featuring photos of Ava, her friends and family throughout, plus illustrations of hand signs.
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  • Poems About The Seaside

    By Brian Moses, Marcela Calderon
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Marcela Calderon
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Poems include: Are We Nearly There Yet? by Brian Moses; Beach Counting by Tony Mitton; I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside by John A. Glover-Kind; The Seagull's Song by June Crebbin; Seagulls With Everything by Brian Moses; Seaside Sounds by John Foster: A Single Wave by Ian Souter; The 7th Wave by Jan Dean; There's An Ocean in this Seashell by Graham Denton; Shells by Debra Bertulis; Skimming Stones on the Sea by Jane Clarke; Treasure Chest Mystery by Kate Williams; Playtime Pirate (Action Rhyme) by Tony Mitton; Letters in Bottles by Clare Bevan; The Bucket by James Carter; Rock Pool by Matt Goodfellow; The Friendly Octopus by Mike Jubb; Crab by Irene Assiba D'Almeida; Man on the Beach by Joshua Seigal.Read poems compiled by Brian Moses on other topics such as Poems About Animals; Poems About Seasons and Poems About Festivals.
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  • Poems About Seasons

    By Brian Moses, Ellie Jenkins
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Ellie Jenkins
    This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Includes poems such as: Spring Phoned by Ian Souter; Spring by Clare Bevan; Springtime in Bluebell Wood by Wes Magee; Spring in the City by Brian Moses; What is Summer For? by Kate Williams; Summer Clouds by Penny Kent; Bed in Summer by R.L.Stevenson; Dear Summer by Kenn Nesbitt; The Swallow by Christina Rosetti; Autumn? by Chris White; Autumn Song by John Rice; Autumn Action Rhyme; Sounds Like Winter by Chris White; I Hear Thunder; December by Daphe Kitching; Mr Snowman by Debra Bertulis; Snow Joke by Clare Bevan; The Seasons in Me by Jane Clarke; Time by Trevor Harvey.For other titles compiled by Brians Moses, look for Poems About Animals, Poems About the Seaside and Poems About Festivals.
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  • Poems About Animals

    By Brian Moses, Natalia Moore
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Natalia Moore
    A fantastically fun collection of poetry for young readers! Compiled by Brian Moses, this anthology contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this. Suitable for KS1 or KS2 children to read alone or in groups.Beautiful illustrations tell the story of each poem.Poems include The Terrible Ten by James Carter; On My Way From School by Roger Stevens; Animal Riddles by Marian Swinger; My Dog by Joshua Seigal; Sad Rabbit by Eric Finney; A Bear in his Underwear by Brian Moses; Komodo Dragon by Graham Denton; I'm A Giraffe by Mike Jubb; Hungry Crocodile by Carol Rumble; If You Should Meet a Crocodile by Anon; How to Spot a Kangaroo by Robert Scotallero; Caterpillar by Christina Rosetti; Swish Swash by Bill Condon; Tiger by Alison Chisholm; Animal Farewells by Kate Snow;Read other poetry compilations by Brian Moses including Poems About the Seaside, Poems About Seasons, Poems About Families, Poems About Emotions and Poems About Festivals.
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    The Pumpkin Project

    By Katie Smith
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    Katie Smith
    *** Winner of ITV Lorraine's Top Tales 2016 ***Lottie and her class are given an end of term project competition called Big and Small. The problem is, class show-off Penelope Pembleton-Puce always wins.But this time, Lottie and Gramps come up with a brilliant idea: to grow a giant pumpkin!With the help of grandad's old vegetable growing tricks, they set about trying to break world records for the biggest vegetable ever. But this pumpkin is fussy, demanding and has a mind of its own, and with Penelope willing to do literally anything to win AGAIN, does Lottie really stand a chance?A beautiful, heart-warming story about friendship, family, and growing confidence ... as well as a large vegetable!A heart-warming story about friendship, family, and growing confidence ... as well as a large vegetable!
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  • A Princess Rescue

    By Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
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    Holly Willoughby, Kelly Willoughby
    TV presenter Holly Willoughby's seventh adventure written with her sister Kelly. Join schoolgirl detectives Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally for more mystery and glamour, set in a contemporary school for the Performing Arts.When an Indian princess arrives in school she wants to stop being royal and start doing normal things - pillow fights, midnight feasts and cooking are her idea of fun. The end of term extravaganza is a bake-off competition and Bollywood style play, so Princess Ameera and the girls are in their element. But someone is trying to get the Princess into serious trouble. Molly, Maria, Pippa and Sally jump at the chance of an adventure that will solve a royal mystery and rescue the princess.This book is GLEE for 9+ and is perfect for fans of BALLET SHOES and MALLORY TOWERS.
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  • Privacy and Surveillance

    By Cath Senker
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    Cath Senker
    Is surveillance an acceptable practice to aid state security? Does a person's right to privacy depend on their status? Is it acceptable for companies to use surveillance to increase their profits?Explore these issues and find out about the latest technology, the media and crime prevention have introduced and the new levels of surveillance that raise questions about what privacy means. Case studies are used to illustrate the subject and fact panels, quotes and statistics allow 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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    Putting on a Play: The Great Fire of London

    By Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
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    Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
    A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set during the Great Fire of London in 1666, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As is family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?
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  • Pepe takes a Tumble

    By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
    Authors:
    Kes Gray
    Illustrated by:
    Mary Mcquillan
    Pepe the Puppy wants to show the world what a big dog he has become, but it all ends up with a trip and a tumble! Don't worry, with a little help from Nurse Nibbles and his Get Well Friends, he'll soon be feeling better. Get Well Friends' toys and books have real play and care values. Each loveable character comes not only with a name, but an instant personality and a humorous story to tell. Each book contains over 50 stickers.'A vibrant new set of animal characters. These are stories told with humour, but with a real sense of empathy and understanding.' - The Guardian BookshopTo find out more about children's author Kes Gray, visit www.kesgray.comFor games to play, books to read, and toys to nurse, visit www.getwellfriends.com
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    Purity

    By Jackson Pearce
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    Jackson Pearce
    Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: listen to her father, love as much as possible, and live without restraint. Those Promises become hard to keep when Shelby's dad joins the committee for the Princess Ball, where girls must take a vow of purity - no "bad behaviour", no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex.Torn between Promises, Shelby makes a decision - to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby begins to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.
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  • Periods, Zits and Other Bits

    By Charlotte Owen
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    Charlotte Owen
    Everyone worries about getting their first period. What does it mean? When will it happen? How will it feel? Will everyone else know? And what an earth do you do? Recommended by the Brook network of sexual health centres, this warm, friendly and informative guide to periods for girls of 12+ is packed full of facts and advice. It addresses common questions, fears and worries, and includes quotes and stories from teenagers sharing their own experiences, to reassure readers they are not alone.
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