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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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    The Boy At the Back of the Class

    By Onjali Q. Rauf
    Authors:
    Onjali Q. Rauf
    Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense.There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite!But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help.That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . .With beautiful illustrations by Pippa Curnick
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  • Breath by Breath: A Mindfulness Guide to Feeling Calm

    By Paul Christelis, Elisa Paganelli
    Authors:
    Paul Christelis
    Illustrated by:
    Elisa Paganelli
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    Be A Young Entrepreneur

    By Adam Sutherland, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    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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  • Being Safe with People

    By Honor Head
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    Honor Head
    Being Safe with People looks at how to act safely and sensibly with people you meet, whether family, friends or complete strangers. It explains what 'stranger danger' is and gives tips on what to do if you encounter it; it explores what to do if friends are unkind or if you are bullied and it also looks very sensitively at how to deal with inappropriate behaviour from adults, even when you know them.A simple series of books, empowering younger children aged 5-7 to know how to look after themselves in a variety of everyday situations. Includes tips from 'supermouse' Safety Sam on how to stay safe and how to identify potential dangers.
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  • Being Safe On A Bike

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Being Safe on a Bike looks at some of the potential dangers for children as they learn how to ride a bike and take it out and about. Without being sensationalist or scary, it explains, amongst other things, what clothes to wear, why you should wear a helmet, looking after your bike, being considerate to pedestrians and other vehicles and how to have fun on your bike safely.A simple series of books, empowering younger children aged 5-7 to know how to look after themselves in a variety of everyday situations. Includes tips from 'supermouse' Safety Sam on how to stay safe and how to identify potential dangers.
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  • Ben and Izzy's Story - Living with Anaphylaxis

    By Andy Glynne
    Authors:
    Andy Glynne
    This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony from two children, Ben and Izzy, who both suffer with anaphylactic allergies. Izzy describes what anaphylaxis is and what it does to your body. Together they describe the different ways it influences their daily lives. Using the children's real first-person testimonies creates an intimate and direct tone that help us to empathise with the people's differences. Both circumstances are easily relatable to children; they talk about school, family, friends, holidays and birthday parties.The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.
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    Be Brave Little Penguin

    By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Guy Parker-Rees
    A feel-good rhyming story with a positive message about confidence and self-esteem, from the creators of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Can Pip-Pip overcome his fears and finally take the plunge? This irresistible story shows that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!This touching tale will soon become a new family favourite.Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:'All toddlers should grow up reading this or hearing their parents read it aloud to them' - Daily Telegraph'A rhyming story with superb illustrations' - Independent'This delightful picture book is written in lively rhyming text with vivacious illustrations' - Junior
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  • Bullying

    By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
    Authors:
    Jane Lacey
    Illustrated by:
    Venitia Dean
    Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children to make this decision and find out about and understand bullying. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of bullying problems from a girl who is being left out by her friends to a boy bullied for the way he speaks. It features both verbal and physical bullying. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children find out what to do in difficult situations.
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  • The Boys' Guide to Growing Up

    By Phil Wilkinson, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Phil Wilkinson
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    A friendly, reassuring positive guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, as well as information on how puberty affects girls.Topics covered:What is puberty?Your puberty timelineHow do hormones work?The height and weight raceA deeper voiceSpotty skinHair, hair, everywhereThe art of shavingSweat, smells and personal hygieneChanges down belowMore changes down belowNew feelingsSex explainedMaking babiesKeeping your confidence upMood swingsManaging your feelingsHealthy eatingThe power of exercisePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for girlsGirls have worries, too
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  • Being Safe Online

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    Being Safe Online looks at some of the potential dangers for children as they take their first steps using the internet or apps, when they play on their parents' phones, laptops and tablets. Without being sensationalist or scary, it explains, amongst other things, why it is important to keep your personal details private, how to deal with cyber bullies, how to search the web safely and how to enjoy yourself on line securely.A simple series of books, empowering younger children aged 5-7 to know how to look after themselves in a variety of everyday situations. Includes tips from 'supermouse' Safety Sam on how to stay safe and how to identify potential dangers.
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  • Being Safe Out and About

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    A simple series of books, empowering younger children aged 5-7 to know how to look after themselves in a variety of everyday situations. Includes tips from 'supermouse' Safety Sam on how to stay safe and how to identify potential dangers.Being Safe Out and About looks at some of the potential dangers for children as they begin to go out and about more independently. Without being sensationalist or scary, it explains, amongst other things, how to cross the road and road safety generally, how to play sensibly in the park and to avoid risk when near water and meeting dogs.
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  • Building a Body: Cells, DNA and Your Changing Body

    By Thomas Canavan
    Authors:
    Thomas Canavan
    Every strand of DNA and cell in your body is a vital part of the incredible structure that makes you, you! Find out how these amazing building blocks grow, die and reproduce to keep your body functioning and make you unique.From the hairs on your head to the tips of your toes and everything in between. The body is broken down into different areas according to the jobs they do. One book looks at your vital organs, such as the heart or liver, while another looks at the amazing job your brain does and how it relates to your nervous system and helps you make sense of the world around you. Take a fascinating trip through the science behind your own body. Never mind outer space, it's all about your inner space!
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    Bomb

    By Sarah Mussi
    Authors:
    Sarah Mussi
    I'm Genesis Wainwright. I'm a sixth-form student. I come from Somerset. My mum is the best mum in the world. I play the guitar (badly). My best friend is Holly. I'm searching for answers to the Meaning of Life. I believe in True Love. AND I'M IN LOVE WITH NAZ. I want to be a performance poet. And I'm crazy about motorbikes.I can remember everything.Except last night.When Genesis goes on a blind internet date, she just wants to get over her ex-boyfriend Naz. She just wants someone to like her again. But when Genesis wakes up the morning after the date, she can't remember a thing. She doesn't know where she is, or how she got there. And she can hardly move because she is strapped into some kind of body armour ... Before she has time to figure it out, she receives an order through an earpiece stuck in her ear. And then a voice sounds in her head: 'You have been chosen for an assignment ... The vest you're wearing is packed with high explosives. And with one mobile call we can detonate it.'To her horror Genesis has become an agent of mass destruction, a walking weapon in the hands of a terrorist cell. The countdown to detonation has begun: Genesis must re-examine everyone and everything she loves and make terrifying choices ... in the face of certain death.A gutsy, compelling and chilling thrill-ride.
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  • But What If? A book about feeling worried

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Daisy is moving to a new house and a new school. She is worried. What if she doesn't like her new neighbours or teacher? What if her cat runs away? Can Grandpa help her feel less worried?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.
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  • But Why Can't I? - A book about rules

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    George thinks rules are silly. When Jenny comes to babysit, George refuses to keep to the rules. But that makes playing dangerous and not fun at all! Can George learn why rules are important?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story.Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. For children aged 3-5.
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  • Both Sides of the Story: The Death Penalty

    By Nicola Barber
    Authors:
    Nicola Barber
    Have the worst criminals forfeited their right to life? Or is the death penalty an abuse of human rights? Should all lives be valued equally, even those of convicted murderers? Some people argue that a life sentence in prison can be a worse prospect that the death penalty. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The Both Sides of the Story series explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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  • Both Sides of the Story: Animal Rights

    By Patience Coster
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    Patience Coster
    What rights should animals have in the modern world? Can animal cruelty be justified by human demands for affordable meat or medical advances? While few people would argue against animal welfare, our modern lifestyle is made possible in part by animal suffering. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story.The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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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 Boy Files

    By Alex Hooper-Hodson
    Authors:
    Alex Hooper-Hodson
    A frank, up-to-the-minute guide to boys' growing up issues. The Boy Files offers friendly advice, practical tips and support to help boys navigate the physical and mental rollercoaster of puberty and guide them gently through the potential pitfalls. From willy worries, shaving and body hair to girls, spots, bullying and staying safe in a cyber world, The Boy Files' chatty, big-brotherly style is a feel-good reference source for 'tweens and young teens. Chapters:Even superheroes go through pubertyThe puberty alphabetAll about hormonesZits, bits and stinky pitsGirls aren't aliensGrowth spurts, gorilla hair and a voice like VADER!Sleeping late and controlling the hateThe wandering willyStaying safeLive long and prosperPartner title to The Girl Files by Jacqui Bailey, The Boy Files is written by agony uncle Alex Hooper-Hodson, who is also the author of 52 Teen Boy Problems & How To Solve Them and 52 Teen Girl Problems & How To Solve Them, all published by Wayland.
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