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  • Feeling Sad

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This picture book story explores feelings of sadness using everyday situations that children might be familiar with. This book shows different reasons why young people might be feeling sad and gives advice on how to cope with this feeling or help others who are feeling sad.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with feeling sad.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon, this book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children, which help children to understand their feelings and work out the best way to deal with them. This will boost their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour.They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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  • Feeling Angry

    By Katie Douglass
    Authors:
    Katie Douglass
    This picture book story explores feelings of anger in a light-hearted way using everyday situations that children might be familiar with. This book shows different reasons why young people might become angry, illustrates scenarios of them behaving angrily, and gives advice on how to calm anger in yourself and to be able to help other people.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with feeling angry.Harry, wakes up to an angry dad running late for work and Harry helps the dad to calm down and take his time instead of rushing. At school, a small boy is angry with another child for taking his toy, so Harry helps them to take turns and keep calm. At home, Harry's sister, Susie, has a tantrum because she wants to eat a biscuit but her mum says no because it's nearly teatime. Harry helps to distract his sister and explain why she shouldn't be angry with her mum. He also helps his mum to count to ten so that she isn't angry with Susie! However, at bedtime, Harry isn't ready to go to bed and it's his turn to get angry. Time for his family to take Harry's advice and help him manage his feelings.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon, this book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children, which help children to understand their feelings and work out the best way to deal with them. This will boost their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour.They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Other titles are: Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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    Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty

    By Cath Senker
    Authors:
    Cath Senker
    A sensitive and accessible account of the refugee crisis facing millions around the world.What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.Winner of The Society of Authors ALCS Educational Writers' Award, 2018.
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  • Feeling Jealous

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This picture book story explores feelings of jealousy in a light-hearted way using everyday situations that children might be familiar with - perfect for children who might be experiencing jealous emotions. This book shows different reasons why young people might become jealous, illustrates scenarios of people behaving jealously, and gives advice on how to calm jealous in yourself and to be able to help other people. Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with feelings.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon, this book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children, which help children to understand their feelings and work out the best way to deal with them. This will boost their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried This lovely story follows the day of one small boy who tries to help friends and family who are feeling jealous, but then ends up feeling jealous himself and having to follow his own advice.
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  • Feeling Worried

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This picture book story explores feelings of worry in a light-hearted way using everyday situations that children might be familiar with - perfect for children who struggle with anxiety. This book shows different reasons why young people might worry, and gives advice on how to calm and deal with worries in yourself and to help other people too.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with worry.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon, this book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children, which help children to understand their feelings and work out the best way to deal with them. This will boost their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour.They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy This lovely story tells the story of a small child helping others who are worried, before finding out that they're worried too.
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  • Food and Eating

    By Anna Claybourne
    Authors:
    Anna Claybourne
    Food can be confusing! There's a lot of information out there about which foods are 'good' or 'bad' for you - and it seems to change every week! And people can sometimes get very stressed about food and eating, and how it affects their bodies. This book for children aged 9+ explains how food works, so they can make their own decisions armed with all the facts.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so young people can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations. Why not seek out another title from the series: Puberty and Growing up; Food and Eating; Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol; Keeping Fit; Sex and Relationsips; Self-esteem and Mental Health.
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  • Flash and the Butterfly

    By Jill Atkins
    Authors:
    Jill Atkins
    Flash is a young foal who likes to explore. His mother warns him not to go too far away, but when he spots a beautiful butterfly, he has to follow it, no matter where he ends up! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect for 5-7 year olds or those reading book band 8.
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  • Funny Footprints

    By Katie Dale, Nanette Regan
    Authors:
    Katie Dale
    Illustrated by:
    Nanette Regan
    In this story, it is Ben's birthday and it is snowing! He goes for a walk with Dad and sees some very funny footprints in the snow. Where could they lead?Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • The Food We Eat

    By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    Authors:
    Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
    What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to food and the materials we use to package it? How can we produce food without causing pollution and habitat destruction? How do we eat healthily and minimise food waste? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.
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  • Fun at the Beach

    By Damian Harvey
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Mum and Dad want to go to the beach, but Kenzo and Koko are not so keen - the weather is very windy. Once they arrive, it's Kenzo and Koko who have all the fun! Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Blue 4 stories are perfect for children aged 5-6 who are reading at book band 4 (Blue) in classroom reading lessons.
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  • Fara Williams

    By Roy Apps
    Authors:
    Roy Apps
    This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the life story of Fara Williams and her rise to become a world-class defender at Arsenal Ladies and influential, no-nonsense England regular. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
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  • Food

    By Philip Steele
    Authors:
    Philip Steele
    Food is fundamental to life on Earth. The struggle to find or grow food, and often failing, is the story of human history. Today we have more varities of food and production methods than ever before, but there has perhaps never been less connection with the land that produces food, and with farming. And despite all the incredible progress that has been made, today nearly 11 per cent of the world's population is undernourished. This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the global food supply.
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  • Farmer Finn's Silly Sheep

    By Damian Harvey, Steve Brown
    Authors:
    Damian Harvey
    Illustrated by:
    Steve Brown
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  • Feeling Shy

    By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    Illustrated by:
    Mike Gordon
    This picture book story explores what it feels like to be shy using everyday scenes and situations that children might be familiar with - perfect for children who might be feeling shy themselves. This book shows different reasons why young people might become shy, illustrates scenarios of them behaving shyly, and gives advice on how to become more confident and less shy.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with this feeling.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon, this book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children, which help children to understand their feelings and work out the best way to deal with them. This will boost their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Frightened, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad and Feeling Worried
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  • Feeling Frightened

    By Kay Barnham
    Authors:
    Kay Barnham
    This picture book story explores what it feels like to be scared and frightened using everyday situations that children might be familiar with. This book shows different reasons why young people might be frightened, illustrates scenarios of them having to deal with fearful situations such as at night or being scared of lighting or monsters, and gives advice on how to deal with these feelings and to be able to help other people too. Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children cope with these feelings.Illustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon, this book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for 4 to 8-year-old children, which help children to understand their feelings and work out the best way to deal with them. This will boost their self-esteem and reinforce good behaviour.They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Other titles are: Feeling Angry, Feeling Jealous, Feeling Sad, Feeling Shy and Feeling Worried
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  • Family Differences

    By Honor Head
    Authors:
    Honor Head
    This book looks at different family set-ups including single parents and step-families and examines issues that can arise within families - sibling fall-outs, poverty, abuse, illness and child carers, and getting on with parents.It is part of the series My Life, Your Life, which takes a sensitive and positive look at some of the issues that concern children aged 10+. It explores issues including sexuality, gender, self-esteem, prejudice and discrimination and promotes and encourages discussion. By thinking creatively and critically, children can learn to accept their differences, embrace diversity and improve their sense of self and how they fit into the bigger picture. Each title also provides advice in the form of practical ways to cope with distressing or difficult situations.
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    From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement

    By Amy Lamé
    Authors:
    Amy Lamé
    From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage that have marched alongside it. Perfect for readers aged 11 and upwards, this book will inspire courage and pride in young LGBTQ+ people and help answer questions for all readers interested in gender and identity.Follow LGBTQ+ history from ancient civilisations to the present-day, and learn about key events including the trial of Oscar Wilde, the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, same-sex marriage and changing laws that have impacted on LGBTQ+ life. Gain insight into the shifting attitudes that have challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the experiences that help us understand what it means to be LGBTQ+ today.Filled with photographs documenting LGBTQ+ life from the past and present, and from around the world.
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  • The Frog Prince

    By Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
    Authors:
    Hilary Robinson
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Abbott
    The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
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  • Feet!

    By Barrie Wade, Rocket Cartoons
    Authors:
    Barrie Wade
    Illustrated by:
    Rocket Cartoons
    Feet! is a fun non-fiction book for young animal fans who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band pink 1B.Fast feet, slow feet, cold feet, hot feet - animals have all sorts of feet - and some have none at all!The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
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    The Frog Olympics

    By Brian Moses, Amy Husband
    Authors:
    Brian Moses
    Illustrated by:
    Amy Husband
    Laugh out loud with this wonderfully funny and charming picture book story about frogs coming together from around the world to particpate in and celebrate their 'Frog Olympics'. The rhyming text is brilliant to read out loud at home or in the classroom.Great for discussion starters about the Olympics and to talk about inclusion and how people, or frogs, of every size and ability can take part in the Olympics.Humorously illustrated by Amy Husband, the frogs will really leap off the page.
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