Review by David Lane: The book has a strapline Fun ways to help your child develop in the first five years, and that it exactly what the book is about. Other than the Introduction and Final Words, Dr Gummer takes parents through eight stages of development from birth to starting school. In each stage she … Read more…
Building children’s defences against sexual abuse.
First, a caveat. I am not an expert in the life of Dr Barnardo, so I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the book’s facts or the choice and balance of the material chosen, but it is clear that the author has done a lot of research and has formed his own views on earlier … Read more…
Senior Editors: Shaila Brown, Daniel Mills and Ben Morgan This book is another of Dorling Kindersley’s brilliant blockbusters. It is intriguing that, at a time when so much knowledge is available on the web, the quality of hard copy books is improving so much. DK set themselves the task of encompassing the whole of human … Read more…
I am running out of superlatives for Dorling Kindersley’s books for children. This 304-page hard-backed book is aimed at children aged 8 and above, and it gives a comprehensive overview of the physical world. It is comprehensive and encyclopedic in the sense that it covers a wide range of topics, starting with physical geography – … Read more…
Learning about adoption
This is a most unusual book and it is fascinating in a number of ways. For a start, the author is an unusual person. He spent his early years in a large institution – Aberlour in Scotland – before being fostered, and in the course of a professional career with both ups and downs, David … Read more…
Celebrating 150 Years of Catholic Care in the Diocese of Leeds
A helpful guide
Helping looked after children to achieve in education
A positive, realistic description of what relationships can achieve in residential care
Bridging the generation gap through song
To be asked to review a book of Steven Appleby’s cartoons when one is already a fan is a delight. I do of course appreciate that not everyone may be a fan. It may be a bit like the Marmite test, which divides people sharply into likers and dislikers, though I find it hard to … Read more…
How to proceed in a minefield
A useful guide for adoptive parents
A handbook full of ideas for early years workers.
What it is and what it means – a guide for children and young people.
Helping children come to terms with dying and death
How music therapy has developed and what it can do
What it’s like being in care.
When a parent is at the end of life
Helping children to begin to trust
Offering answers to the sorts of questions children ask
Sharing the problems: a book based on experience.
A major independent publisher of professional texts
Games and resources for detached, outreach and street-based youth work.
Using narratives to facilitate attachment in adopted children
Group activities to help young girls aged 15-11 to cope with bullying
A cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anger management for young people
A cheap camera intended for children
Guidance on a sensitive subject
Advice for young people in planning their careers
An introduction to astronomy for children
You can build anything!
This is one of the Family Doctor Books put out by the British Medical Association. At £4.95 for 208 pages of useful information it is clearly aimed at a mass readership, and in the introduction it says that the book is intended for “anyone bringing up, caring for or working with children – parents, carers, … Read more…
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Health information in a handy format
A book for adopted children and their families to get to know each other.
A story to help children facing adoption to understand what’s happening.
Evidence-based practice for assessment and intervention.
Celebrating a service valued by parents, but not politicians
Celebrating fifty years of the Pre-School Learning Alliance
Learning to bake with stories
Putting relationships at the heart of secondary school organisation and design
Activities to help children and teens to stay safe in a texting twittering social networking world
A film to see, about child migration: unglamorised, unexaggerated and sobering
Learning from Forest Schools
A message from Learn Direct
Bringing sunrise to blind children.
A brief but comprehensive introduction to the main religions of the world and their ideas.