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Franklin Watts

Caring for the Environment

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, David Broadbent
Contributors:
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, David Broadbent

How can you be a good global citizen? By understanding the world we live in and how we can effect change. This book explores the issues around the environment from climate change to biodiversity and pollution. It features a case study on Wangari Maathai and ideas for how we can take action to make the planet healthier. The I'm a Global Citizen series explores the concept of 'Global Citizenship': recognising that the world we live in is unfair and unequal, but promoting individual and collective action to challenge and change this. Each book has information, fun activities, challenges, case studies and ideas for group and individual action presented with fun illustrations. The books promote the idea that we have power as individuals: each of us can change things, and each of us has choices about how we behave. They encourage children aged 8+ to counter ignorance and intolerance.

Franklin Watts

Culture and Diversity

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, David Broadbent
Contributors:
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, David Broadbent
Wayland

Vote for Me!

Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
Contributors:
Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon

From ancient Greek philosophy to modern governments, find out how different systems and beliefs have developed across the globe.Introduce children to the concept of politics and find out who's in charge across the world from presidents, prime ministers and dictators, to kings and queens.This book will look at different systems of leadership that exist globally, looking in particular at how democracies work and what voting and elections are.It looks at the seven main types of governments/ways of ruling - Anarchy; Dictatorship; Monarchy; Theocracy; Totalitarian; Republic; Democracy. It looks at the set-up of democratic governments, in particular the UK and US and what they do, for example making laws, funding armies, providing services and how they make these things happen and why we pay taxes.We talk about the different political ideologies that different governments have, such as capitalism and communism, and the spectrum of ideologies from the far left to the far right, including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and fascism - and in between. How do elections work? What types of elections are there, for example, local, state, for a leader, or national/general, how candidates are chosen, what voting systems are in place, such as PPR and FPP, who is entitled to vote and how votes are cast and counted. Finally, find out what it takes to become a leader and get people to vote for you. Learn how to get involved by joining school councils or running school elections.For children aged 9+ and a useful resource for children studying PSHE and Citizenship.

Franklin Watts

Monarchy

Sean Connolly
Authors:
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.

Franklin Watts

Theocracy

Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly
Franklin Watts

Cultural Issues

Honor Head
Authors:
Honor Head

This book looks at cultural issues between family and school friends including religion, diet, clothes and attitudes. It looks at family expectations and the desire to blend in with peers. It emphasises respect for cultural differences in and out of school and tolerance and an acceptance of a different way of behaving. The book includes practical advice and links to organisations that can help. The consultant is the chief executive of the Race Equality Foundation.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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Communism

Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly

Different countries are governed in different ways. Communism is a way of governing a country and its people. The basis of this type of government is the idea that one person is not more important than any other and all citizens work for the benefit of everyone, not just for themselves This book offers a detailed and non-judgemental look at specific countries that are governed in this way. It looks at how communism becomes established, problems and successes that it may encounter and what the future may hold for communism.Part of the Systems of Government series, this balanced book places Communism within a wider world context and looks at the effect this type of government has on its citizens, wealth and industry. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.

Franklin Watts

Democracy

Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly

Wayland

Stella McCartney

Sarah Levete
Authors:
Sarah Levete
Franklin Watts

Cashing In?: The Banking Industry

Sarah Levete
Authors:
Sarah Levete

Cashing In? explores the rollercoaster world of the banking industry, following its highs and lows, and explaining how this seemingly mysterious world makes its billions. Find out how banks use your money to grow their business, what the global economy is and how it works, why there is so much money to be made in banking and what happens to everyone when this big business goes wrong.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.

Wayland

Violence Against Women

Emma Marriott
Authors:
Emma Marriott
Wayland

Fundamentalism

Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly

Global Issues: Fundamentalism considers the definition of fundamentalism including the Muslim and Christian forms, its history, its causes, including case studies of Osama bin Laden and Abu Hamza, and its social, political and economic impact. The various responses to fundamentalism, its forms in the future, and the media's role in reporting on it, are also taken into account.

Franklin Watts

Dictatorship

Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly
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The Animal Antics Joke Book

Sean Connolly, Kay Barnham
Authors:
Sean Connolly, Kay Barnham
Franklin Watts

The Funny Food Joke Book

Sean Connolly, Kay Barnham
Authors:
Sean Connolly, Kay Barnham
Franklin Watts

International Aid and Loans

Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly
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World Economy Explained: Money and Credit

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 Money and Credit to international loans and aid, explaining their origins and how they have developed into the major forces that they are today

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Insurance

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.

Franklin Watts

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Sean Connolly
Authors:
Sean Connolly

Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.