By Jewell Parker Rhodes
'tender, timely ... surprising and hopeful' - ObserverA heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.ALIVETwelve-year-old Jerome doesn't get into trouble. He goes to school. He does his homework. He takes care of his little sister. Then Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.DEADAs a ghost, watching his family trying to cope with his death, Jerome begins to notice other ghost boys. Each boy has a story and they all have something in common...Bit by bit, Jerome begins to understand what really happened - not just to him, but to all of the ghost boys.A poignant and gripping story about how children and families face the complexities of race in today's world.
Get Outdoors: A Mindfulness Guide to Noticing Nature
By Paul Christelis, Elisa Paganelli
It's Saturday morning and Jada and her brother Michael are watching TV. It's a beautiful day and Dad wants to get them outside so he invents 'The Garden Game'. Whoever notices the most interesting things is the winner. At first, they can't see anything. Just grass and flowers. But by looking slowly, more closely, and using all of their senses, they soon begin to notice lots of fascinating things. Small things they would not have noticed before seem so much bigger and interesting. And finally, their sense of smell leads them to the prize!The story shows how they use mindfulness - the ability to pay attention to the present moment with curiosity - to help them pay attention in everyday life.Mindfulness practices (exercises) are integrated into each story, and expanded on in the 'Notes to Parents and Teachers' section at the end of the books. Readers are invited to PAUSE at various points in the story to notice their own present moment experience. The four stories in the 'Mindful Me' series explore how a mindful attitude to life can enhance enjoyment, promote a sense of calm and confidence, and provide young people with a 'friend for life'. Mindfulness techniques have been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety and improve health and mental well-being.The books can be used at home or in the classroom, for storytime or as part of the PSHCE curriculum.The other titles are:Breath by Breath: A Mindfulness Guide to Keeping CalmExploring Emotions: A Mindfulness Guide to Dealing with EmotionsSleep Easy: A Mindfulness Guide to Getting a Good Night's Sleep
By Phil Earle, Sarah Horne
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reaading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Marvin loves going on his adventures with his grandad - escaping from hairy yetis, taking daytrips to Mars, and hunting ferocious tigers - all without leaving the house. Marvin thinks his grandad is the bravest person he's ever met; he even has a medal from the war to prove it. And, more than anything else, Marvin wants to be brave too.But when Grandad must go on his final adventure alone, Marvin finds he has to be braver than he's ever been before. Until he discovers that Grandad has left behind a very special surprise just for him . . . A touching and poignant Early Reader story, perfect for children coming to terms with grief for the first time.
The Girls' Guide to Growing Up
By Anita Naik, Sarah Horne
A friendly, reassuring and positive guide for girls 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 periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She 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, and information on how puberty affects boys.Topics covered:What is puberty?Your puberty timelineBreasts and brasSame age, different stageSkin changesSweat, smells and personal hygieneHair in new placesDown thereWhat are periods?The practical side of periodsCoping with periodsSex explainedMaking babiesNew feelingsManaging your moodsHealthy eatingThe power of exerciseSelf-esteem and body imagePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for boysBoys have worries, too
Giraffe Is Left Out - A book about feeling bullied
By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
This simple, engaging story is the perfect way to introduce young children to what bullying is, and help them become aware of how their behaviour can impact on other children.There are even suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together to help children understand.When Leopard arrives at Jungle School, Giraffe doesn't want to include him and tries to exclude him from joining in. So when Leopard has a birthday party he doesn't invite Giraffe, even though he has invited all his friends. Slowly Giraffe begins to understand how Leopard must have felt when he started school. Can the two of them learn to become friends after all? The Behaviour Matters series of picture books provide a gentle means of discussing emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss values. Suitable for children under 5.
By Cat Clarke
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.'Emotive, creepy AND funny. A quality page-turner' SARAH CROSSAN'A new Cat Clarke novel is always something to celebrate and Girlhood could be her best yet' JUNO DAWSONHarper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can't escape the guilt of her twin sister's Jenna's death, and her own part in it - and she knows noone else will ever really understand. But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels...loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died. Then Kirsty's behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper's? And why is she so obsessed with Harper's lost sister? Soon, Harper's closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity. How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her?A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.
Grains and Cereals
By Julia Adams
This book aims to develop children's understanding of nutrition and where their food comes from. Exploring a major food group, it explains how grains and cereals are produced and how they can be stored and prepared.It aids the teaching of Design and technology at Early Years and Key Stage 1, whilst also developing communication and literacy skills in young readers. Children are introduced to the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet so they are better able to prepare dishes themselves.
Gadgets and Inventions
By Mike Hobbs
Find out what it takes to become a successful inventor, from coming up with an idea all the way to launching the next big thing. Get tips from those who have succeeded and follow our challenges to join the Young Entrepreneurs Club!
George Goes Swimming
By Nicola Smee
George is off to the pool so that he can learn how to swim! He has his armbands at the ready, and Mum is close by to help. With a bit of splashing, it's not long before George learns to love the pool and is swimming in his armbands!George and Bear make the perfect team - explore first experiences with them. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book for toddlers.Look out for other books in the series:George Gets Dressed George Visits the Doctor George Goes on a Plane
George Visits the Doctor
By Nicola Smee
George and Bear both have a sore throat, so they're off to visit the doctor. If anyone can help them feel better, the doctor can!George and Bear make the perfect team - explore first experiences with them. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book to share with toddlers. Look out for other books in the series:George Goes on a Plane George Gets Dressed George Goes Swimming
Global Financial Crisis
By Philip Steele
Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Global Financial Crisis, we look at how this situation arose, what was done about it and explore whether the measures worked. The books examines whether the current economic system makes sense, and whether it is fair. Is it sustainable in the future or are more crashes on the way? In a globalised economy, these questions affect everyone on the planet.
Giraffes Can't Dance
By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Special Gift Pop-Up edition of Number One bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance from author Giles Andreae. Giraffes Can't Dance has been delighting children for over 15 years. Gerald the tall giraffe would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance, but everyone knows that giraffes can't dance . . . or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story about a giraffe who finds his own tune and confidence too, with joyful illustrations from Guy Parker Rees. This classic and bestselling picture book, with its heart-warming story about daring to be different, is brought gloriously to life in this special gift edition with sturdy pop-ups on each page.
The Girl Files
By Jacqui Bailey
A totally modern, easy-to-read, upbeat guide to girls' growing up issues, now updated to include online and smartphone safety. The Girl Files offers age-appropriate advice, practical tips and support to help girls navigate the physical and mental rollercoaster of puberty. From periods and body hair to bras, boys, sexting and cyber bullying, The Girl Files' chatty, big-sisterly style is a fantastic, feel-good reference source for 'tweens and young teens, and places a strong emphasis on the importance of self esteem, and maintaining a positive attitude. Chapters:P is for puppies, pink and... pubertyFrom hips to zitsThe news on boobsPeriods, pads and PMSAll change!Mates and datesStaying safeGet connected!The Boy Files by Alex Hooper-Hodson is the partner title to The Girl Files, offering puberty advice and support for boys. Alex has also written the popular teen self-help resources: 52 Teen Girl Problems and How to Solve Them and 52 Teen Boy Problems and How to Solve Them.
Gangs and Knife Crime
By Sarah Levete
Growing up involves making decisions and taking responsibility over your life. Each book in this series explores an issue that may affect young people's lives. The books are aimed directly at children and provide support to them and also to parents and teachers. Talk About conveys information about issues in a way that children may experience them first or second hand.
By Theresa Cheung
It's tough out there in Girl World. One minute you're in the gang, the next you're out... your best friend has stopped talking to you for no apparent reason... you find out that someone has been spreading nasty rumours about you... a girl is making your life a misery by picking on you... and everyone seems to be so much cooler and confident than you. What's a girl to do?Girl World lets you into the secret and complicated world of girls and their friendships. It shows you how you can survive the scary girl, the snob, the gossip, the joker and the backstabber. Packed with straightforward and sensible advice Girl World will help girls deal with everyday situations and gain real confidence. It makes sense of the sometimes bewildering and unpredictable behaviour of girls and gives the reader the courage to stand up for themselves and hold their head high. As a former secondary school teacher, the author, Theresa Cheung, has seen for herself just how powerful girls' friendships and cliques are - shaping what they wear and say, how they feel about school, how they respond to boys and how they feel about themselves.This is an absolute must for girls everywhere!
Global Questions: Why Do People Make and Sell Drugs?
By Anne Rooney
This series takes an in-depth look at some of the major social and political issues that feature on the front pages of today's newspapers
Global Questions: Is the Media Too Powerful?
By David Abbott
This book asks and seeks to answer key questions about the media that confront us today.
Global Questions: How Should We Deal With Crime?
By Anne Rooney
This book asks and seeks to answer key questions about crime that confronts us in our society today. Comparing how crimes were dealt with in the past to today, who commits crime, how to combat crime, the justice system and prison.
By Julie Johnson
This title looks at the issues and debates surrounding gangs. Fact panels give accurate information to help readers form their own opinions.