The Astonishing Colour of After
By Emily X. R. Pan
'This brilliantly crafted novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. A very special book' - John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our StarsLife, loss, love and art explode in a kaleidoscope of emotions as one girl must learn the truth about her family's past in order to bring peace to the present. For fans of John Green, Jennifer Niven, Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon.Leigh Chen Sanders is sixteen when her mother dies by suicide, leaving only a scribbled note: 'I want you to remember'. Leigh doesn't know what it means, but when a red bird appears with a message, she finds herself travelling to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. Leigh is far away from home and far away from Axel, her best friend, who she stupidly kissed on the night her mother died - leaving her with a swell of guilt that she wasn't home, and a heavy heart, thinking she may have destroyed the one good thing left in her life. Overwhelmed by grief, Leigh retreats into her art and into her memories, where colours collide and the rules of reality are broken. The only thing Leigh is certain about is that she must find out the truth. She must remember.With lyrical prose and magical elements, Emily X.R. Pan's stunning debut novel alternates between past and present, romance and despair, as one girl attempts to find herself through family history, art, friendship, and love.
By Louise Spilsbury
This book explores the many aspects of Autism in a child-friendly way. It is part of a hands-on series of picture books designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. This book offers practical help, tips and advice an well as exploring everyday situations, supported by, exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel, particularly suited to 5-7 year olds, but with scope to appeal to both younger and older children. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and give steps they can take to help them cope.
A-Z of Growing Up, Puberty and Sex
By Lesley De Meza, Stephen De Silva
The A-Z of Growing UP, Puberty and Sex is the perfect ready-reference guide to help you get through adolescence. Get to grips with all of the important, and sometimes embarrassing, facts of life. Packed with lots of practical support on how to deal with the physical and emotional changes that growing up brings. This book explains words and terms, both medical and slang, to help you find your way through puberty from A-Z.From A to Z, here are some of the topics discussed in this great guide to being or becoming a teenager: Adoption, Body image, Coming out, Contraception, Dumping and getting dumped, Eating disorders, Fancying: Does he/she fancy you?, Gay/Lesbian, HIV/AIDS, Internet safety, Jealousy, Kissing, Love, Masturbation, Orgasm, Peer pressure, Periods, Relationships, Sex, Transgender/Transsexual, Underwear, Virginity, Wet dreams, You, Zits...
Attack of the Snack
By Julian Gough, 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)SPLASH! A Mysterious Thing lands in Rabbit and Bear's peaceful summer lake. Is it exciting, or terrifying? Is it a tiny fluffy owl, or a huge hungry monster? And has Rabbit finally met a creature with worse habits than himself? Rabbit's SURE he can solve this mystery. But when he accidentally turns the Best Day Ever into the Worst Day Ever, he needs Bear's help ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, acceptance, and what you can do with blueberry poo.'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
By 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.
Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan
By Andy Glynne, 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.
Autism: I See Things Differently
By Pat Thomas, 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.
By Brian Moses, 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.
Arts and Music
By Dan Lyndon
The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today. This book looks at the influences and key movements in the development of black artists and their work across the generations.
By Dan Lyndon
The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today. This book looks at the great civilisations of the African continent and the people within these complex societies.
Afghanistan From War to Peace
By 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.
Art on the Street: Body Decoration
By 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!
Africa and the Slave Trade
By Dan Lyndon
The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today.This book looks at the great civilisations of the African continent and the people within these complex societies.Dan Lyndon has been teaching for over 15 years, and is former head of history at Henry Compton School, London. He is a member of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA).
By 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.
By Angela Royston
The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated.Explaining: Asthma will help you understand what asthma is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with asthma and how people with the condition manage it to live full and happy lives.
Art on the Street: Cool Brands
By 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!
Abuse and Neglect
By 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.
By Robert Snedden
The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated.Explaining: Autism will help you understand what autism is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with autism and how people with the condition manage it to live full and happy lives.
By 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.
All About Me: My Body
By Leon Read