Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends
By Jenny Alexander
Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside.Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings.This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.
By Daniel Gilpin
An exciting, highly illustrated guide to BMWs range of motorbikes, from touring bikes to more sporty models.
Blue Gene Baby
By Fiona Dunbar
The Silk sisters are back, rescued from their evil uncle by the impossibly glamorous fashionista Nolita Newbuck. But could it be that the devil really DOES wear Prada? The sisters must continue the dangerous search for their mysteriously missing parents, but nothing is ever quite as it seems...
By Ronne Randall
Each book explores the ceremonies undertaken by different religions and cultures during birth, coming of age, marriage and death. From the historical background of the rite of passage, through to preparing for the ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, all aspects of these important moments in people's lives are investigated. A chart at the back of the book allows the reader to make simple comparisons between the six main religions.
The Best Ears In The World
By Claire Llewellyn
Little rabbit is worried that his ears are too big, so his dad shows him how they can hear all sorts of noises and keep him safe from danger - making them the best ears in the world!
By Alan Gibbons
Aidan has it all - a happy home in leafy suburbia with two cars parked on the drive, and all a boy could ask for in terms of designer labels and gadgets. He's top of the class, captain of the swimming team and has the gorgeous Emily hanging on his every word. So a trip up North with Mum to visit his dying Grandfather doesn't go down well. But it does teach Aidan a thing or two about real life - and friendships, trust, loyalty and survival. He's shattered to discover his real father is a gangland drugs dealer recently released from prison and out to regain his scrap of turf whatever it takes. He's surprised and confused to find he's falling in love with the intriguing Jade even though she's already pregnant after a fling with one of the bad lads who hangs out on the estate. He's humbled by his grandparents, how little they have, but how much wisdom and love they offer him. In a crackingly paced, hard-hitting, real life thriller that deals with drugs and crime, Alan Gibbons also describes the summer of one boy who must grow up super-fast - from hormonal to responsible - in one huge leap of faith.
By Susan Martineau
A straightforward guide for the very young to learn how to cope with difficult situations that occur in everyday life in our society.
Boyfriends and Stuff
By Anita Ganeri
MY ZONE is the hottest place to come for news, gossip, facts and stories from scenes that matter to you. Top picks from inside Boyfriends and Stuff: - Super star boyfriends- Keeping a boyfriend- Perfect boyfriend quiz- Body chemistry- Top ten turn-offs- First date guide- Coping with crushes- Are you a great mate?- Pal problems- Being bullied- Peer pressure- First date guide- Social networking- What is love?- Boyfriend bust ups- Perfect kiss guide- Serious stuff
By Kate Riggs
Now That's Fast: Bullet Trains tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of bullet trains and how they are built, powered and used around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.
Bang-Sound and How We Hear Things
By Peter Riley
Brunel The Great Engineer
By Sally Hewitt
Ways into History: Houses and Homes looks at the life and achievements of the great Victorian engineer and architect, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It also explores his powerful legacy. Several of his main engineering achievements are examined through photographs, drawings and other historical objects, including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Thames Tunnel and the incredible influence he had on the railways, travel by ship and even the Crimean War. A simple timeline helps readers see the span of his achievements over time.In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm for British history at Key stage 1. For children aged 5+.Teaching and literacy notes are included to help parents and teachers use the book in a classroom setting and for home learning.
Big Yellow Digger
By Julia Jarman, Adrian Reynolds
Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time is Australia, and the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. Even Little Roo jumps up, and gets delivered safely back to his his mummy. Everyone stops for a barbie, a dance with the digeridoo, and then it's time to head for home again. Join the fun on an adventure that gets better and better!
Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies
By Michele Elliott
Friendships and peer relationships are one of the most difficult things about being a teen. Many face bullying of some kind or another, whether in person or on the Internet or social media. Written by Kidscape founder Michele Elliott, Teen Life Confidential: Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies is a friendly, kind and practical guide to navigating these tricky relationships, and beating the bullies. Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you're a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This brilliant book will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it, as well as how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem. Advice is supported by quotes from teenagers, who share their own experiences, and will help to make readers feel they're not alone.
The Boy Files
By 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.
By Melanie Palmer
Rhyme and Find board books offer a unique combination of big bold photographs and fun read aloud rhyming text, plus a spot and find panel on each page, perfect for adults and children to share and enjoy. A picture activity at the back brings an extra visual treat!
The Big Day: Moving House
By 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.
By Annabel Savery
Working Wheels takes a look at the exciting world of working machines and the jobs that they do. Bulldozers are big sturdy, earth-moving machines. Bulldozers clear land at construction sites, in mines and in quarries.
But What If? A book about feeling worried
By Sue Graves, 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.
Both Sides of the Story: Animal Rights
By 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.
Both Sides of the Story: The Death Penalty
By 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.