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  • Immigration

    By Claudia Martin
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    Claudia Martin
    People have many different reasons for leaving their home country, but they are nearly always looking for a better or safer life. This book considers the pull factors that attract people to another country and the push factors that drive them from their home country. It looks at movements of people in the past, the impact of current immigration and the arguments that people put forward in favour or against welcoming immigrants to a country. It asks readers to think about what they can do to learn more about this global issue and the people affected by it.
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    I Love My Granny Board Book

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    A celebration of Grandparents and the special role they play in family life.This delightful board book captures the joy of spending a fun-filled day with Granny. With a gentle, rhyming story and lovely illustrations, this is the perfect present for every family. Whether for new Grandparents, on Mother's Day or at any time of the year. From the creators of I Love My Daddy, a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, and I Love My Mummy, winner of the Book Trust Early Years Award. And the author of picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance.
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    I Am Here, Where Are You?

    By Anita Jones, Sarah Horne
    Authors:
    Anita Jones
    Illustrated by:
    Sarah Horne
    In I Am Here, Where Are You? Ollie tells the reader where he is. Using this simple premise, Ollie starts off in the room in his house, then zooms out from this location to his road, his town, county, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally universe.For readers aged four and up, I Am Here, Where Are You? follows the simple structure of "This is the House that Jack Built". Photographs and gorgeous artwork by the super-funky Sarah Horne combine to give children a sense of their place in the world by zooming out from their own location. It provides a springboard for discussion of the reader's location and explores concepts of cultural diversity, extended family, time zones and conservation of the planet we all share. Finally, it invites the reader to practise writing their own address, finishing at The Universe. The book provides great support for the geography curriculum at key stages 1 and 2.
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    It's All In Your Head

    By Rae Earl, Jo Harrison
    Authors:
    Rae Earl
    Illustrated by:
    Jo Harrison
    "A warm hug of a book ... a true gem" BuzzfeedThis witty, honest and enlightening guide to the whirrings of your brain is the perfect read for any young person who's ever felt overwhelmed, at a loss or in a downward spiral. From the author of My Mad Fat Diary, Rae Earl, it's full of friendly advice, coping strategies and laugh-out-loud moments to get you through the difficult days. Most of all, this is a book from someone who gets it - someone who won't try and fob you off with confusing jargon or irritating slogans, but instead will help you through it with a smile and a cup of tea on hand.Rae says: As a teenager, I was very adept at hiding my OCD, my anxiety, my depression and my eating disorders. That's why I've written this book - because I hate to think of any teen going through what I did, and feeling like they can't talk about it, or need to hide it. So let's break down some taboos and start a conversation. I want to help you come out the other side feeling happier and healthier, with a deeper understanding of what's going on in your head and how to navigate through life without feeling overwhelmed or isolated. Where my lack of medical background becomes an issue, Dr Radha swoops in to the rescue. As a GP, mental-health expert and co-host of BBC Radio 1's The Surgery, I've worked with her to make sure all the information and advice is spot-on. She's clever, she's kind and she GETS it. I wish my teenage brain had had access to Dr Radha.This is a book for fans of Gemma Cairney and Open, Ruby Wax and Frazzled, Matt Haig and Reasons to Stay Alive, Bryony Gordon and Mad Girl. And most importantly, it's a book to make you feel like you're not alone. You're really, really not.
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  • The Impossible

    By Mark Illis, Bimpe Alliu
    Authors:
    Mark Illis
    Illustrated by:
    Bimpe Alliu
    When Hector Coleman and his mates genetically mutate overnight, their lives change in impossible ways ... A comic-book inspired adventure for fans of Stephen King and Charlie Higson.Hector Coleman. Just your average angst-ridden teenager, living a normal rubbish life in a normal rubbish town with, let's face it, a rubbish name. But then all the teens in Hector's small town develop weird mutations, and not in a superhero-type way. Someone gets transparent skin, someone else starts breathing fire ... and that doesn't end well. What the hell is going on? Hector and his friends need to find out, before it's too late.It's a bit like Stranger Things, only stranger. Everything has changed. Apart from Hector's name. And his girl trouble. And his embarrassingly low number of Twitter followers. All those things, unfortunately, stay the same. For now ...A warm, funny novel about friendship, family, and being different - oh, plus aliens, mutants and some serious scares ... 'This is one of the weirdest books I have read - I loved it! If you ever imagined that people who get special gifts always turn out to be super-heroes, think again ... a sort of cross between super-hero story, sci-fi, detective story, love story ... More like this, please.' Melvin Burgess
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  • I Am Too Absolutely Small For School

    By Lauren Child
    Authors:
    Lauren Child
    A classic Charlie and Lola picture book about starting school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child - now in a brilliant board book edition!Charlie's little sister Lola is nearly big enough to go to school. But Lola is not so sure...Lola says, "I am absolutely not BIG. I am still really quite small. I probably do not have time to go to school. I am too extremely busy doing important things at home." This classic first-day-at-school tale addresses children's fears with warmth, humour, and a lot of fun.As seen on CBeebies!'No first-timer should start school without this book' - The Sunday Times
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    Indigo Donut

    By Patrice Lawrence
    Authors:
    Patrice Lawrence
    The breathtaking second book from the author of Orangeboy, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Book Award .Praise for Orangeboy:"A truly brilliant book." Malorie Blackman"Incredible book. Thank you Patrice Lawrence for such a fresh and riveting piece of fiction." Ben Bailey Smith (Doc Brown)Seventeen-year-old Indigo has had a tough start in life, having grown up in the care system after her dad killed her mum. Bailey, also seventeen, lives with his parents in Hackney and spends all his time playing guitar or tending to his luscious ginger afro. When Indigo and Bailey meet at sixth form, serious sparks fly. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who seems to know more about Indigo than is normal, Bailey is forced to make a choice he should never have to make. A life-affirming story about falling in love and everyone's need to belong.
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  • I Want to Win! A book about being a good sport

    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 competitiveness, frustration, patience and resilience in a reassuring way - perfect for young children who struggle with always needing to win. The story offers a way in to talk about our frustrations and how we can manage them, 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. Bella always needs to win - no matter what. She gets really cross if she is beaten at any game, and she is never gracious in defeat. If she isn't winning, she would rather give up than carry on trying. When Bella struggles in the den-building competition, she would much rather give up and not take part. But can she learn to keep going and do her best, and be a good sport to the winner?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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  • 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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    In the Dark, In the Woods

    By Eliza Wass
    Authors:
    Eliza Wass
    'Haunting, unexpected, beautifully written. One of the best books I've read this year' LOUISE O'NEILLAn unforgettable thriller from an incredible new author, for fans of We Were Liars and Half Bad, reminiscent of The Virgin Suicides.Father wants sixteen-year-old Castley and her five siblings to hide from the world. Living in a falling-down house deep in the woods, he wants to bury their secrets where noone will ever find them. Father says they are destined to be together forever. In heaven. Father says the sooner they get there, the better. But Castley wants to be normal. She wants to kiss boys and wear jean shorts. CASTLEY WANTS TO LIVE. 'A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells' claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it's set aflame' - Kirkus'A haunting family portrait centered on the power of belief' - Publishers Weekly
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    I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Equal Rights

    By Anita Ganeri
    Authors:
    Anita Ganeri
    I Have A Dream: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Equal Rights tells the remarkable story of Dr King's leadership of non-violent efforts to overcome appalling institutionalised racism and prejudice. Presented in a graphic, magazine-style format, the book follows King's life from his childhood in Atlanta to the March on Washington in 1963 and his assassination in 1968. The book concludes with a look at the legacy of Dr King's leadership.
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  • I Didn't Do It!: A book about telling the truth

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Poppy doesn't always tell the truth at home. She doesn't always tell the truth at school either. Now she's getting other children into trouble. Can she learn that it's better to own up than to tell a lie?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+
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  • I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Sam is having a bad day and nothing is going right. Dad is too busy to play with him, he doesn't like his lunch and he doesn't enjoy Archie's party. Can Aunt Jen help him to stop feeling so angry 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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    I Love You, Baby

    By Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
    Authors:
    Giles Andreae
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Dodd
    An adorable, heart-felt picture book about the arrival of a new baby - from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.One little boy discovers all the wonderful things about his new little sibling in this joyful top-to-toe celebration of babies. A sweet, warm-hearted book that's perfect for sharing when welcoming a new baby to the family. Created by the team behind family favourites I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.
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  • It Takes Two: A book about how life begins

    By Karen Wallace, Ross Collins
    Authors:
    Karen Wallace
    Illustrated by:
    Ross Collins
    It's strange, it's weird - it's the extraordinary behaviour of animal pairs. Discover what he will do to attract her attention; what she will do to get the best nest; who looks after the little ones and which pairs share all the work and stay together for life. It Takes Two!The Wonderwise series presents facts in a way that will inspire young children's imaginations about the world around them.
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  • I'm Not Happy - A book about feeling sad

    By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
    Authors:
    Sue Graves
    Illustrated by:
    Desideria Guicciardini
    Ben's friends aren't happy. Amir has broken his best truck. Mick took Tim's football without asking, and Molly has lost her dog. How can Ben make his friends feel better?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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  • International Aid and Loans

    By Sean Connolly
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly
    With the world's economy at the forefront of news, this six book series explores different types of financial institutions from banks and banking to International Aid and Loans, explaining their origins and how they have developed into the major forces that they are today.
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  • I Like Apples!

    By Claire Llewellyn
    Authors:
    Claire Llewellyn
    I Like Apples looks at what food is good for you and what isn't so good. This non-fiction series of four books is at band 3 of the Start Reading programme.
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  • Insurance

    By Sean Connolly
    Authors:
    Sean Connolly
    With the world's economy at the forefront of news, this six book series explores different types of financial institutions from banks and banking to Insurance, explaining their origins and how they have developed into the major forces that they are today.
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  • Internet Crime

    By Sarah Levete
    Authors:
    Sarah Levete
    This title looks at the growth of the Internet, from its earliest beginnings through to its current role as an ever-expanding source of information. It includes statistics about online fraud, hacking and identity theft.It also explores issues surrounding safety when communicating online, from chat rooms and forums to online shopping, and offers ways in which young people can still safely use and enjoy the Internet. 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.
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