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
A classic tale of cruelty and kindness, which has sold over 50,000,000 copies
A ripping Edwardian schoolboy yarn
A search for treasure – and self
More of Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Wol, Kanga, Tigger, Rabbit and Rabbit’s friends and relations
Advance warning : challenging book alert
The Lego Book by Daniel Lipkowitz Standing Small: A Celebration of Thirty Years of the Lego Minifigure by Nevin Martell Star Wars : The Visual Dictionary by Simon Beecroft These three books are difficult to review as they are so unusual. They celebrate different aspects of the success of Lego over the last four decades, … Read more
How photography can empower children in residential care
A useful text book for practitioners
Practical advice on play for practitioners and parents
A standard text book for carers and health workers
What is the book about? This is specifically for children and young people who are in the care system or who have been in care and have since been adopted or returned home. The idea is that there are stories, questions and answers in order to enhance and enrich the experiences of these young people … Read more
A tactile book for tinies
The story of Adam the Angel – and children with serious illnesses
Practical activities for young children
A History of the Liverpool Reformatory Association
A sensible whole family approach to adopting healthy life-styles
This is a book for parents and possibly for professionals working as nannies. Each page is filled with questions and answers to alleviate anxieties and promote relaxed parenthood and healthy children. It provides brief information about the development of children and what I liked is the interesting facts that are scattered throughout. The pages are … Read more
Techniques for assessing and preparing children for adoption
An activity for adults and children to share – and eat the results together too!
What parents do when a child goes missing…
Something for all the family to get their teeth into
– A student’s guide to theory and practice
A comprehensive text book for advanced early years students
The impact of the Wagner Report over the last two decades
A textbook for students geared to current UK systems
The UK’s only fully authorised guide
Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in Working with Children, in the ‘Professional Development’ series, aims to arm practitioners who work with children with a one-stop resource for recognising and combating exclusion and discrimination of all kinds. As such it is very comprehensive and contains excellent definitions of key terms, such as ‘stereotype’ and ‘self esteem’, as … Read more
Taking action for equality in the early years – understanding the past, thinking about the present, planning for the future by Jane Lane
Best Practice in Social Work: Critical Perspectives sets out to explore best practice in social work across a range of services. A fundamental position of the writing is the critical best practice. The focus is on what are considered the best approaches to ‘real events and cases’ and detailed examples of interventions are explored with … Read more
The cover says it all. For a start Wow!: The Visual Encyclopedia of Everything (Dk Reference) feels chunky and weighty. In big indented silver letters there is the title, WOW! Surrounding it, there are 2560* images of all sorts of things, telling you that the book has a lot of subject matter inside the covers.What … Read more
As Sir Al Aynsley-Green, Children’s Commissioner for England, says in his foreword, “I want to see … a society that recognises the importance and centrality of children’s mental health to all aspects of their current and future lives”. The book is structured in five parts: Part I: Mental health, policies and service structures; Part II: … Read more
The book reflects Mill Grove and what it has to offer.
Review by David Lane “ Kirwin Maclean Associates work in the field of social care training (see www.kirwinmaclean.com), and this book presumably came into being because they realised that there were large numbers of workers who were bemused by the thousands of acronyms and terms for new Government initiatives, let alone the host of disorders, … Read more
Book Review by Jo-Joy Wright
A mini-library of ten small books in one, bringing mummies to life…..
This is a ‘tomb’ of a social work textbook aimed at social work students studying at undergraduate and post-graduate level. The book is filled with case examples, questions for reflection, study activities, selected reading, useful websites, glossary of terms and additional sources across a wide range of concepts in social work practice and linked to … Read more
Current issues affecting children – computers, media, sexualisation, toxins and drugs
A reference book with analyses and comments based on the author’s experience
Not a pocket guide, but a stunning, informative, must-buy compendium