By Trish Cook
Katie can't leave her house during the day: she has a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. But everything changes when one night, singing her heart out on a deserted station platform, she meets Charlie.Before the night is out, Katie is smitten. But she hasn't told Charlie her secret. She just wants to have her normal love story, before reality kicks in. Lost in her night-time summer romance, Katie knows that love will light the way.
By Jane Lacey, 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 aged 7+ to make this decision and find out about and understand life in a step family. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of stepfamily issues from a girl who doesn't want to share to a boy who is worried because he likes his stepdad more than his 'real' dad. 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.
Melissa's Story - Living with HIV
By Andy Glynne
This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Melissa, a child living with HIV. Melissa explains what HIV is, how she was diagnosed, the medication she takes and the physical effect of the virus. We read about her fear of telling people and the stigma that made her feel early on that her condition must be kept secret. Melissa explores everyday relatable circumstances; school, family and talks in depth about her friendships. The open and clear text encourages students to empathise with other children's differences and recognises the similarities between their own lives and hers. 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.
My Parents' Divorce
By Jane Lacey, 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 what's happening when their parents divorce or separate. It features eight case studies from children who have a range of issues from a girl who is angry with her parents to a boy who is worried about what will happen next. 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 aged 6+ find out what to do in difficult situations.
By Sean Connolly
Monarchy revelas the inner working of this type of government, setting it in the context of history and relating it to today's current affairs. Readers will learn how a monarchy functions internally and within the wider world community. They will also encounter some of the dilemmas, contradictions and compromises that seem to be an essential part of even the most idealistic politcal systems. Part of the Systems of Government series, these books feature fact boxes, timelines and carefully chosen images that complement informative text that is packed with case studies and first-hand accounts. Voting Booth panels invite readers to consider thorny issues, both historical and current, and to form their own opinions. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
By Deborah Chancellor, Elif Balta Parks
Emily is really lonely so Mum suggests she makes friends with her neighbour, Amira. But Amira seems so different - she goes to the mosque and sometimes speaks a different language. Can Emily and Amira become friends despite their families' differences? A gentle introduction to the theme of tolerence, this story explores prejudice and how we should have respect for those with different faiths and beliefs and respect other cultures. The book is a part of the British Values series which explores tricky subjects such as democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance through fun illustrated stories. Each book includes teacher notes for discussing the theme of the story.
Monkey Needs to Listen - A book about paying attention
By Sue Graves, Trevor Dunton
A lively picture book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters - perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce this good behaviour. At the end of the story there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with anger.Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn't listen to any of the instructions. He doesn't stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good?It is part of a series Behaviour Matters, which is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters which is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk through together. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.'Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion... we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.' Parents in Touch
The Memory Book
By Lara Avery
Fans of All the Bright Places and The Fault in Our Stars will fall head-over-heels for this wonderfully original portrait of love and loss.Samantha McCoy has it all mapped out. First she's going to win the national debating championship, then she's going to move to New York and become a human rights lawyer.But when Sam discovers that a rare disease is going to take away her memory, the future she'd planned so perfectly is derailed before its started. Realising that her life won't wait to be lived, Sam sets out on a summer of firsts. The first party. The first rebellion. The first friendship. The last love.
My Money Choices
By Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon
What are life's essentials and what do we need to buy? How do you choose the best thing to do with the rest of your money?My Money Choices answers these questions and more as it introduces you to the different choices there are when you come to making decisions about money.Notes for parents and teachers, as well as suggestions for learning activities reinforce the information in the book.
Momo Goes Flying
By Kes Gray, Mary Mcquillan
Momo the Monkey loves playing high in the trees throwing mangos onto the animals below. But when someone has enough of his tricks and decides to teach Momo a lesson he soon goes tumbling to the ground! 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
Mr Bear Babysits
By Debi Gliori
Mr Bear thinks babysitting is easy - until he has to look after the four young Grizzle-Bears! These little bears are more interested in causing chaos that going to sleep. Will Mr Bear manage to restore calm before Mr and Mrs Grizzle-Bear get home?Created by the award-winning Debi Gliori, the lovable Mr Bear and his family have delighted children for over twenty years through books that capture the essence of family like. Full of warmth and everyday domestic humour, Mr Bear Babysits is a classic to be treasured and shared time and time again.
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
By Annabel Pitcher
Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory.Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago.When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
The Milkshake Detectives
By Heather Butler
Charlie and Julia are certain that the sleepy village of Peddle-Worth must contain some mysteries for their brand new agency - The Milkshake Detectives - to solve. All they need to do is find them! So when somebody called 'The Bear' starts leaving strange clues, they can't wait to put their spy skills to use. The only problem? Everyone else wants to join in the bear hunt too! Not least, Charlie's new step-brothers who are quite possibly the most irritating boys on the planet.But with the competition heating up, Charlie might be missing a more important mystery. And this one lies a lot closer to home . . .Heather Butler's first novel, Us Minus Mum, has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2015 and shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards.
By Katie Dicker
Looking at the different relationships people have with their grandparents, and how to build on these relationships and keep them strong.
By Katie Dicker
Looking at the different relationships people have with their mum, and how to build on these relationships and keep them strong.
My Brother and Sister
By Katie Dicker
Looking at the different relationships people have with their brothers and sisters, and how to build on these relationships and keep them strong.
By Katie Dicker
Looking at the different relationships people have with their dad's, and how to build on these relationships and keep them strong.
The Memory Tree
By Britta Teckentrup, Britta Teckentrup
A beautiful and heartfelt picture book to help children celebrate the memories left behind when a loved one dies.Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox's friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive.This uplifting, lyrical story about the loss of a loved one is perfect for sharing and will bring comfort to both children and parents.
Mummy Goes to Work
By Kes Gray, David Milgrim
My mummy goes to work but I know she still loves me and cares about me. How do I know? Because my mummy comes home from work and tells me she loves me SO MUCH!A delightful and contemporary book that will reassure parent and child alike that all is well when a parent goes to work.'What a reassuring book for the small child whose mother goes out to work!' - Books for Keeps 'A picture book for those whose mums are out earning an honest crust' - a mum
A Maths Journey through the Human Body
By Anne Rooney
Go on an exciting real-life maths journey to practise the core topics of number, geometry, statistics, ratio & proportion, algebra and measurement. Through data visualisation methods which include colourful diagrams, pictograms, illustrations, photographs and infographics, Go Figure! brings maths into the real world in an innovative, exciting and engaging visual way. It makes even the trickiest problem easier to understand and builds valuable confidence in maths!Find out how the maths you learn at school can help you go on a journey through the human body!Maths challenges use real life data and fascinating facts to solve mathematical problems that will help you on your travels through space.