Eric and the Woolly Jumpers.
A book with graphic messages for professionals
A sort of updated Oliver Twist – gripping for adults and teenagers alike
How do you turn children into life-long readers? This has been my concern over the last three decades, and I’ve given it a great deal of thought. At last I’ve come up with three ingredients that you have to throw into the pot to produce the desired effect – and here they are! First of … Read more…
Timeworn yet durable, the cloth-bound editions of By Sheer Pluck and With Roberts in Pretoria in my university library carry strange hieroglyphics on their flyleaf: “Upper III III div B6 dormitory”, “Tunbridge Wells, dormitory, Upper III.” The inscriptions suggest shared use, probably in the boys-only sleeping area of a private school. But neither of these … Read more…
Challenging stereotypes: what are your children reading?
The dangers of library closures
The real science behind sex differences
A biography of an influential professional and a caring person
For reading, discussion or with a view to a qualification
Protecting Children and Young People from Harm and Abuse: Recognition and Response is aimed at all professional students training to work with children and young people to enhance their skills in recognising and acting on suspicion or evidence of abuse or harm. As such it can be used as a training manual, covering the National … Read more…
Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917 contains 354 pages of painstakingly researched material (including 60 pages of notes, references etc.), but if that description makes you think that this must be a dry and dusty academic tome, think again. The story it tells is harrowing, and it has a cast of 80,000, … Read more…
A classic – frightening and moving: the inside story about institutional life in Ireland
Covering both theory and practice
Better than bureaucracy
An important part of child care history which helped boys in need play a man’s role
Understanding the policy framework
A clear textbook about what is on the cover
How to help children survive separation and divorce
This collection of papers from a two year German-Israeli project offers an insight into the development of social pedagogy and a variety of ways of working with children and young people which will repay study by those seeking to take child care forward. Some of the papers were clearly written for the exchange and a … Read more…
A combination of theory and practice which challenges readers to think
Helping children to come to terms with absent fathers
Any further responses to this moving book?
Coping with death, evil beasts and the wicked Changemaker
Conquering fears of the unknown
Methodologies, ethics, techniques – it’s all there.
Learning from the past: systems change, but do the children?
A comprehensive guide on child development for all students
A history of the Catholic Children’s Society in Westminster
How to have a hassle-free home
Why story-telling is so important – and ten tips for storytellers
This is an easy book to review without reading all of it. It consists of just over 120 pages of letters to President Obama by children of a wide range of ages, some short, some long, with a scattering of drawings. It is a book to dip into. And it’s well worth dipping. Jory John, … Read more…
Make up your own or read a book – stories feed the imagination
Making Darwin accessible, readable, informative and entertaining
Bursting with colour and full of amazing facts
The struggle to survive and win against the odds
Whether reading to children or learning to read, books open one’s eyes.
Searching for the family
Appearances and inner realities
Sinister mysteries below a genial surface
The conundrum of bringing stone to life
How reading can open windows
Children are never too young to enjoy books.
Learning about language
Can we escape again to wonderful memories of the past?
From Little Black Sambo to A Child’s Garden of Verses
Being tucked safely into bed and having mom read before sleeping was a treasured evening ritual which set a foundation for a love of books and storey telling. Like most small children I was introduced to fairy tales, which were spell-binding and significant for both known and unknown reasons at many levels. A favorite was … Read more…
Tales of fear and adversity overcome
Metaphors and other stimuli for the imagination
Giving messages through literature, story-telling and puppets