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Our Kid

Tony Ross (Author)

"Go straightly to school, Our Kid," said Dad. But unless a fish-driven submarine, dinopirates and an elephant ride are the fastest way to school, Our Kid is not doing too well.

This tour-de-force of invention from the legendary Tony Ross takes you on a journey to school like no other, and shows that sometimes the oddballs (especially of the goat variety) win the day!

Big!

Tim Hopgood (Author)

A refreshingly simple book that celebrates growing up Up UP!

Tim Hopgood's stylish illustrations bring this endearing little boy to life as he contrasts himself with an ant, a bear and an elephant... The boy grows throughout the story, and by the end he's bigger than his best friend.

This book confronts a preoccupation of every child, and every child will recognise and empathise with this little boy's wish to be BIG!

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INSPIRATION BOOK AWARD 2014 (0-4YRS CATEGORY)

Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?

Freequizzes (Author)

Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old? has been a long-standing TV hit in the US for just under 10 years and it now airs for the first time in the UK this October on Sky One. From the creators of other hit shows such as The Apprentice and Survivor, TV legend, Noel Edmonds, of Deal or No Deal, dons his mortarboard and goes back to the classroom for this new, hotly anticipated quiz show. Adults are put to the test as they tackle questions from the national curriculum that any 10 year old should be able to answer for a large cash prize - often with hilarious consequences. If they lose they have to drop out of school and be forced to utter TV's most embarrassing line: "I am not smarter than a 10 year old."
In this official book to accompany the programme, you will find more than 800 questions on everything from history and french to geography, maths and music. All the questions are taken from the national curriculum and that any 6-10 year old should be able to answer e.g. what are the three distinct sections of a river called? If 2 angles of a triangle are 70 degrees and 65 degrees what value is the missing angle? The average 10 year old can answer these questions. Can you?
Einstein was smarter than a 10 year old, Stephen Hawkins is smarter than a 10 year old but can the same be said for you? Find out just how much you have forgotten from school with this fun book that will test your wits. Can you work with your family to show them just how clever you are? Perfect for kids who want to prove just how dumb dad is and for parents to show their kids just how much they know! This quiz book will have all the family involved.

Wonder Journal

R J Palacio (Author)

A beautiful journal for use throughout the year, packed with quotes, inspiration and words of wisdom from the much-loved, bestelling and award-winning novel WONDER.

Soccer Squad: Stars!

Bali Rai (Author)

Dal, Chris, Abs and Jason have made the squad for the local youth club under-11s football team. And after their first match (not as successful as they'd have liked), they are determined to prove that they've got what it takes to be winners.

Jason, Dal, Abs and Chris are about to be famous! A TV documentary is being made about their team and everyone wants the chance to shine in front of the cameras. But what is more important - looking like a star, or playing well as part of the team? When Abs takes his posing a bit too far, is he getting too big for his boots?

Owls

Matt Sewell (Author)

In this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds, Our Songbirds and Our Woodland Birds, street artist Matt Sewell captures the world’s most evocative bird: the owl. In his much-loved pop-art watercolours and accompanied with his whimsical descriptions, Matt Sewell expresses the individual characters of owls as never before.

From tiny Elf Owls to huge Eagle Owls, from the mysterious creatures of the night to an impossibly fluffy baby owl, they are undoubtedly one of the world’s most intriguing feathered friends. These wise, magical birds are otherworldly in their striking colours and stature, and it's not just birdwatchers who are obsessed. With 50 hand-selected, hand-painted owls, this is a delightful gift which appeals to owl lovers, bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.

The Ultimate Book Of Confidence Tricks

Ros Taylor (Author)

This is a book to be dipped into whenever you need a little bit of extra encouragement, whether it be for that crucial interview, or when looking for love. The Ultimate Book of Confidence Tricks tackles low self-confidence with practical, accessible techniques grounded in everyday experience and supported by psychological research. From bluffing your way to confidence by altering your body language, to assessing your strengths and facing your weaknesses to become more successful in the workplace, Ros Taylor provides you with the confidence to meet any challenge head on.

Doctor Bonkers!

Jeremy Strong (Author)

Pyjamas are just pyjamas. Right?
Not when they're COSMIC PYJAMAS!

Something STRANGE has happened to Rosie and her brothers! Rosie's new pyjamas have led them to a dangerous discovery . . .

Doctor Starkly-Bonkers has invented the DOOMBUSTER and history is all muddled up ­- and now the machine has been STOLEN! Can Rosie and the boys beat the Pharaohs and dinosaurs and will rice pudding REALLY stop the Vikings?

Glory Gardens 8 - The Glory Ashes

Bob Cattell (Author)

No one takes much notice of Ohbert Bennett when he creates a Glory Gardens website, but Ohbert has a mission - to make Glory Gardens the most famous junior club in the world. He sends out a challenge to all junior sides to beat 'the reigning world champions'. The first the other players know about it is when the top young Australian club side, Woolagong C.C., arrive in England to take up the challenge. A five-game series - dubbed the Junior Ashes - is set up around the country and with the press and public following the action the pressure is certainly on. With the series tied two - two, the final game at Trent Bridge attracts huge crowds and the big question on everyone's lips is - will the Glory Gardens XI win Ohbert's Ashes?

Best Friends

Jacqueline Wilson (Author) , Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland.

Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help?

Quiet Power

Susan Cain (Author)

The highly anticipated follow-up to the sensational bestseller Quiet - empowering introverted children, teens and young adults

Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. She inspired millions of people, and permanently changed the way we see introverts - and the way introverts see themselves. Now she takes the Quiet Revolution to a younger audience.

Childhood, adolescence and your early twenties are times wrought with insecurity and self-doubt. Your search for your place in the world can seem daunting. Focusing on the strengths and challenges of being introverted, Quiet Power is full of examples from school, family life and friendship, applying the breakthrough discoveries of Quiet to readers that so badly need them.

This insightful, accessible and empowering book is eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike. Unlock your hidden superpower and give yourself the tools to make a mark - in your own quiet way.

Let Them Eat Dirt

B. Finlay (Author) , Marie-Claire Arrieta (Author)

'This book might change your perspective on real cleanliness . . . and along the way help you to raise healthier kids. ' Giulia Enders, author of Gut

'A must-read for parents ... Let Them Eat Dirt takes you inside the inside tract of a child's gut, and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.' William Sears, MD, co-author of The Baby Book

We all want what is best for our kids, but for years we’ve believed that microbes cause infectious diseases and have battled to keep them under control. Our modern lifestyle, with its emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is having a negative effect on our children’s lifelong health.

In Let Them Eat Dirt, microbiologists B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development and why an imbalance in those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes and asthma, among other chronic conditions. With practical advice from conception through to pregnancy and beyond, this invaluable guide will help you to nurture stronger, more resilient and healthier children.

What Do You Really Want For Your Children?

Wayne W Dyer (Author)

The doctor who taught millions how to take charge of their own lives. . now reveals how to help kids take charge of their own happiness! All parents have the same dream for their children - that they grow up happy, healthy, self-reliant, and confident in themselves and their abilities. Now Dr Wayne W. Dyer uses the same dynamic techniques that fired his previous multimillion-copy bestsellers to show us how to make those special dreams for our kids come true. Here is straightforward, common sense advice about raising children of all ages which no parent can afford to be without. Includes: The seven simple secrets for building your child's self-esteem every day. How to give very young children all the love they need - without spoiling them. How to stimulate creativity. How to encourage risk-taking - without fear of failure. Action strategies for dealing with your own anger - and your child's. The right way (and the wrong way) to improve your child's behaviour. The secrets of raising kids relatively free of illness. Techniques that encourage children to enjoy life.

Human Body (Ripley's Believe It or Not!)

Informative, off-beat and fun, this lavishly illustrated book will delight inquisitive kids. Its colourful pages reveal the weirdest facts about our bodies, featuring – among many other things – the world's longest tongue and the man with stretchy skin, and asking if you can work out how many muscles you have to use to smile. Expect lots of incredible facts and stories that will really engage kids, as well as the classic Ripley's blend of humour and amazing images.

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1)

Judd Winick (Author)

First in a brilliant new series perfect for fans of laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. Until a mysterious boy comes crashing down from the sky and nearly blows up their club house!

Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth (or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) but he's starting to think he might not be the only alien to have crash-landed on our planet.

Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?

'Every kid would love a pal like Hilo, and every kid will love this book!' - Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate

The Idle Parent

Tom Hodgkinson (Author)

The Idle Parent is Tom Hodgkinson's radical parenting remedy against stifled, mollycoddled children.

Modern life is wrecking childhood. Why can't we just leave our kids alone?

If you've ever wondered why so many of today's children are unhappy, spoilt, stressed and selfish, then the answers and the remedy are to be found in The Idle Parent.

Tom Hodgkinson wants us to leave our kids be, to give them the space and time to grow into self-reliant, confident, inquisitive, happy and free people. Full of practical tips of what to do and (more importantly) what not to do, Tom will not only help your kids be happier, but also help you, their parents, live happier and more fulfilled lives.

'Wise, practical, funny, personal, it will make you a much better parent' Oliver James

'An inspiring book, genuinely subversive. Time to put away "silly adult things" and embrace childhood in all its messy glory' London Lite

'A recipe for bright, happy people with need of neither television nor shrink. Who could ask for more?' Evening Standard

'An original, thought-provoking book' Toby Young, Mail on Sunday

Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In spring 2011 he founded The Idler Academy in London, a bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which hosts literary events and offers courses in academic and practical subjects - from Latin to embroidery. Its motto is 'Liberty through Education'.

Find out more at www.idler.co.uk.

How To Behave So Your Children Will Too

Sal Severe (Author)

Tired of repeating everything four times to get your children to listen? Feeling guilty because your children don't behave? This book will save your sanity! How to Behave So Your Children Will Too! explains how to teach your children to behave, how to listen and how to be more cooperative. It also outlines how to manage your own anger and respond consistently, thus avoiding arguments and power struggles. Written by an expert in psychiatry, this book makes discipline simple and your life easier. You will even learn how to enjoy being a parent.'-a riveting reference for all of us who are often put on the spot by our kids' - Family Circle

How Could He Do It?

Emma Charles (Author)

'In many ways we were an ordinary family: mum, dad, two kids, three dogs, one rabbit, two guinea pigs. I stayed at home, studying with the Open University, and dad worked, and the kids went to private schools. We lived in a rather nice semi in a rather nice area of Edinburgh, with a rather nice Volvo in the drive, and took rather nice holidays, wearing rather nice clothes. I loved Daniel deeply and I thought - no, I was sure - he loved me deeply, too. And we both loved our kids deeply (I thought). And that was as it should be. We had it made.

In some ways we weren't a completely ordinary family. There was Daniel, for one; he worked for most of the time we were married as a ship's engineer, and so he was away from home for up to four months and then home on leave for up to two. And Tamsin, our fifteen-year-old daughter, had specific learning difficulties.

But I'm pretty ordinary: an unlikely heroine. I am disabled because of back problems. I'm pretty fat - I've put on a lot of weight through lack of exercise and, yes, comfort-eating! Not the stuff of movies.

But I never for a moment dreamt that my family was all that extraordinary - until that day when Tamsin broke down and told me that her father, my loving husband, had been sexually abusing her.'

The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 3)

Jeff Kinney (Author)

It's the third instalment of Jeff Kinney's award winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but will it be third time lucky for our hero, Greg Heffley?

It's not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I'm pretty much one of the best people I know.

Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission. A mission to make this wimpy kid... well, less wimpy.

All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them.

That is until military academy is mentioned, and Greg realises that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one...

7+ readers all over the world love reading about what scrapes and schemes Greg gets up to in his hilarious diaries. Full of pictures and giggles, they are the perfect gift, even for reluctant readers.

Praise for Jeff Kinney and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series:

'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series' - The Sun

'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent

'Hilarious!' - Sunday Telegraph

www.wimpykidclub.co.uk

Sex, Likes and Social Media

Deana Puccio (Author) , Allison Havey (Author)

Welcome to the world of the Digital Native, where self-esteem is measured in Likes, everyone is sexting and ‘Pimps and Hoes’ is an acceptable party theme. Dates have been replaced with swipes, rape jokes are hilarious and ‘No’ means ‘Yes’.

For most parents, the digital landscape that our kids and teens are growing up in is uncharted territory. How do we know if they’re happy? How do we talk to them about sex and relationships? How do we give them the new tools they need when we don’t have them ourselves?

This book is here to help.

Based on their professional work with young people, parents and teachers – and their experiences with their own children – Deana Puccio and Allison Havey give you the tools.

With top tips, stats and conversation starters on everything from porn to University life, Sex, Likes and Social Media is the indispensible guide to parenting in the digital age.

1 of the 5 Best Parenting Books - the Sun

1 of the 10 Best Parenting Books - the Independent

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