• All Of This Is For You
    All Of This Is For You
    In this new book, celebrated artist Ruby Jones shares dozens of luminous, heartfelt, hand-lettered artworks and messages. Life can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, but Ruby's witty, compassionate, beautifully observed drawings never fail to bring a smile of recognition, while her practical words of advice remind us how lucky we are to be here - and how we can be kinder to ourselves, to the people in our lives, and to the world around us. A thoughtful gift for any person needing a little inspiration in today's world. 'I hope that on any given day, rain or shine, happy tears or painful ones, you can open this book and find a page that speaks to you.' -Ruby Jones

    ISBN: 9780143774211
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Jones, Ruby
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.00
  • Book of No Worries
    Book of No Worries
    This essential guide covers a multitude of worries and anxieties that a young person may face while growing up. Children over 10 often have to deal with a bigger, scarier school, increased pressure to study and get good grades while making and maintaining friendships. Add to that the non-stop nature of social media and the added pressure that it brings and it's no surprise anxiety and depression is on the increase.

    Friendly, funny text aims to reassure tweens that their worries and fears are normal and offers practical tips for managing anxiety and stress, for example practising mindfulness and meditation. The text features case studies and questions from 'real-life' anonymous readers. All worries are recognised, whether it's problems at school, relationship woes, body image issues or troubles at home - positive text and advice will help young people survive angst and stress that can bring them down.

    ISBN: 9781912413980
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Cox, Lizzie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Crazy Stressed
    Crazy Stressed
    VOYA Voice of Youth Advocates: Essential Books for Professionals Who Serve Teens A little resilience goes a long way.... Peel back the cheerful facade that parents present, and you'll find that many are worried about their teens. Mood swings, impulsiveness, poor judgment, and other problems peak in these years. Add stressors such as screen addiction, cyberbullying, increasing academic demands, and time-consuming athletic commitments . . . and it's no surprise that today's teenagers rank as the most anxious in 50 years. Parents long to help, but how Based on a career counseling kids and their parents, psychologist Michael Bradley locates the most powerful protective trait: resilience. Teens with this crucial quality know how to handle difficulty, overcome obstacles, and bounce back from setbacks. Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, Crazy-Stressed sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies. In it, Dr. Bradley reveals: What kids these days are really going through Ways to strengthen the seven skills every teen needs to survive and thrive What-to-do-when suggestions for common behavior, school, and social issues Tactics for coping with conflict, teaching consequences, improving communication, staying connected, and more It's not easy being a teen-and it's certainly not easy parenting one. Always frank and often funny, Crazy-Stressed will become your go-to guide . . . and your kids may even thank you for it.

    ISBN: 9780814438046
    Publication date: 12/04/2017
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Bradley
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Jane, the Fox and Me
    Jane, the Fox and Me
    An emotionally truthful and visually stunning graphic novel about solace and redemption.

    Helene is not free to hide from the taunts of her former friends in the corridors at school. She can't be invisible in the playground or in the stairways leading to art class. Insults are even scribbled on the walls of the toilet cubicles. Helene smells, Helene's fat, Helene has no friends ... now. When Helene's heart hammers in her chest as Genevieve snickers at the back of the bus, inventing nasty things to say about her, Helene dives into the pages of her book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. And, in the solace she finds there, Helene's own world becomes a little brighter. But how will the story end? Is there any hope for the wise, strange, plain Jane Eyre? How could Mr Rochester ever love her? On nature camp, arranged by the school as a treat, Helene finds herself in the tent of other outcasts. Again, her inner and outer worlds become entangled as she reads on - this time putting herself into Jane Eyre's shoes. It would be impossible for Mr Rochester to marry a sausage in a swimsuit, even if he loved her. Wouldn't it? But, while deeply lost in self-doubt, Helene's world is unexpectedly shaken up by a fresh new friendship. Geraldine snorts with laughter at her jokes! They love being together! Helene begins to worry less about what the cruel girls think - and more about how happy she can be (and make others)... Perhaps Jane Eyre's story will end well after all, too.

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    ISBN: 9781406386219
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Britt, Fanny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Lohland
    Lohland
    Thirteen-year-old Kaie does fine at school and takes a lot of responsibility at home despite his parents' fights and his brother and sister's tantrums - until the school counsellor decides that he, too, has a personality disorder.

    ISBN: 9780995130456
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Titi, Nonen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Louis Undercover
    Louis Undercover
    A visually stunning, thoughtful and thought-provoking graphic novel about family separation, love and bravery from the award-winning creators of the internationally admired Jane, the Fox and Me.

    In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his mum's home in the city and his dad's house in the country, with his little brother, Truffle who loves to sing James Brown songs. While coming to terms with the sadness and complexities of his divorced parents' relationship, Louis - with the help of his best friend, Boris - is also trying to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billie. Seen through the eyes of Louis, this is a beautifully illustrated, true-to-life and hopeful portrayal of a complicated but loving family, and how a wise and sensitive and brave boy still manages to find his own way forward in spite of everything.

    ISBN: 9781406378429
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Britt, Fanny
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • My Little Book of Big Questions
    My Little Book of Big Questions
    What will my life be like? Will I be happy? Will I ever be able to reach the stars? There are no answers to these questions, but in this eloquent book Britta Teckentrup lets children know that they are not alone in asking them and gives parents an opportunity to start a conversation with their children about the questions that come up in their lives. A young girl stands on a chair to see what it's like to be tall. A boy stares towards the sky and wonders if birds enjoy flying. Friends argue, lovers embrace, the distant sun warms the Earth, and people grow old. Using soft hues, bold outlines, and unusual textures, Teckentrup's illustrations help evoke the feelings surrounding each question. As they flip through the pages children and their parents will find endless opportunities to think about life's big questions and to have conversations that will be remembered for years.

    ISBN: 9783791373768
    Publication date: 08/04/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Teckentrup, Britta
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • No Barriers Young Adult Adaptation
    No Barriers Young Adult Adaptation
    Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what's possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals.

    This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik's most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer. Along the course of Erik's journey, he meets other trailblazers: adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists who show Erik the way forward and teach him the meaning of NO BARRIERS-"What's Within You is Stronger Than What's in Your Way."

    ISBN: 9781250206770
    Publication date: 27/08/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Weihenmayer, Erik
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Rest of Us Just Live Here
    Rest of Us Just Live Here
    Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions...An exceptional novel from the author praised by John Green as "an insanely beautiful writer".

    ISBN: 9781406365566
    Publication date: 05/05/2016
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Ness, Patrick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Skylark's War
    Skylark's War
    WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2018

    Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer.

    When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?

    The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War 1, from the award-winning Hilary McKay.

    ISBN: 9781509894963
    Publication date: 26/09/2018
    Price: $17.99
    Author: McKay, Hilary
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Star Outside my Window
    Star Outside my Window
    'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...'

    Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars.

    So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood...

    Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS.

    ISBN: 9781510105157
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Rauf, Onjali Q.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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