Parenting & Family Books

  • How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk - Paperback - 9781853408571 - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
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    The teenage years can be very difficult for all the family as youngsters enter adulthood and begin to change in so many ways. Part of this development involves drastic changes in personality that can make communicating with teenagers very difficult for parents.

    Luckily, the Mumsnet Parenting Book of the Year winners Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have returned with How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk.

    An accessible guide on how to provide a respectful approach to parenting during the troublesome teenage years, this book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs and also offers innovative suggestions that will help build the foundation for lasting relationships.
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
  • RDKA
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    Wet weather doesn't mean your children have to stay inside in front of a screen. This amazing book is packed with outdoor games and activities that can be played in the wind, rain and snow!

    Written by a pair of outdoor enthusiasts, this book has many new and novel ways to encourage children to get outside. From puddle painting to making windspinners from golden leaves, all of these projects are fun and easy to complete.

    If you don't want to stay out for too long, this book also lists things that can be collected while outside and then used in a variety of stay-at-home projects.
  • FOAC 7 years +
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • Hurrah for Gin: The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams - Hardback - 9781473662025 - Katie Kirby
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    Hurrah for Gin's cartoon illustrations have struck a chord with many parents, but now it's time for the foul-mouthed and highly opinionated 2 1/4-year-old Archie Adams (also created by Katie Kirby) to have his say...

    It reveals just how hard life is for Archie. He's always being told what to do ('Eat your tea, Archie', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin, Archie') and now he's just found out that his parents are going to replace him with a younger sibling.

    There are also cartoon showing Archie's friend Amelie teaching him the good swear words and his penchant for naked protests. Honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud, this is a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of what it's like to be a toddler.

    Please note this book contains language some may deem inappropriate.
  • SKTM
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    The Sketchy Muma book is full of illustrations that perfectly capture the joys and stresses of being a mother. Acclaimed by Giovanna Fletcher, this is perfect for old and new parents.

    From the first pregnancy test to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out for the first time, the illustrations are sure to strike a chord.

    It also looks at experiences including soft play hell, chronic sleep deprivation and mastering the art of eating dinner with one hand.
  • HMCL
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    We're Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen knows better than most how to make children laugh and in this book he reveals his top tips so you can do the same.

    The former Children's Laureate talks about why practical jokes, pantomimes and poetry that doesn't make any sense delights children so much and reveals how you can take inspiration from this - not to mention belching, banana skins and bear hunts - to bring a smile to the faces of children close to you.
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • SGTP
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    William Shakespeare, the self-appointed font of all wisdom, knew a few things about parenting. A father of three, this tongue-in-cheek book provides modern parents with a quote from the Bard for every experience.

    Handily pocket sized so it can be taken with you wherever you go, the illustrated book uses Shakespeare's knowledge to tell you just why your baby is crying, why teenagers never listen to their parents and what you can do to make them stick with a hobby.

    Cunningly extracted from the most famous Shakespeare plays, the hilariously satirical book will help make sure you always have the last word when it comes to talking to your kids.

    Move over Supernanny, the Bard is back in town!
  • HYST
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    This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.

    It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.

    Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.

    Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
  • TOLR
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    Manchester United and England legend Rio Ferdinand's BBC documentary Being Mum and Dad was one of the most heartbreaking shows of the year. It found the former footballer describing the experiences he went through after losing his wife, Rebecca, to cancer in 2015 and Rio talked candidly about how it felt to suddenly find himself a single parent and taking on the role of both mother and father.

    In Love, Grief and Being Mum and Dad, Rio shares how his grief has affected every aspect of his life and aims to inspire and help any others who have found themselves in similar situations, especially men who have a habit of bottling up their emotions. Honest and courageous, this is a very emotional and important book.

    He also looks back on happier times, describing how he met Rebecca and fondly recalling their wedding. Rio reveals the advice and support that helped him piece his life back together and encourages readers to find the help they need in tough times.
  • AMSK
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    From the best dad dancing to improvised bedtime stories, this hilarious book is full of essential tips for any dad-to-be or new father.

    From Dad jokes that are perfect for the airport to mastering the art of papier-mache and making the most of your garden, this book is full of fun and inspiring advice that will make you succeed as a Dad! There are even tips on putting on a magical Harry Potter-themed party.

    Both old and new skills are covered - from managing a sleepover to mastering snapchat. This book is fully illustrated and comes with 'Amazing Dad' vouchers. It really is the Daddy of all parental advice books.
  • First Aid Fast for Babies and Children - Paperback - 9780241198735 - DK
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    This must-have book will help you look after your little people. It covers everything from first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures and explains how to cope with life's little (and big) emergencies.

    With user-friendly, step-by-step instructions, it tells you how to treat over 100 medical conditions and injuries that affect babies and young children, ranging from minor cuts and burns to meningitis and asthma attacks.

    Many of the procedures are complemented by illustrated photographs that will help you understand what you will need to do in the event of any emergency. The solutions are also colour-coded for quick reference.
  • Mindful Parenting - Paperback - 9781409167426 - Oli Doyle
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    Perfect for those who have just welcomed a new member of the family, Oli Doyle's Mindful Parenting is a book that will help new parents cut out the stress and find peace and joy in just six weeks.

    Promising to give parents all the skills they need to enjoy every moment with their children, this book shows how mindfulness can play an important role in parenthood.

    Inspiring and empowering, its key learnings include helping parents change their beliefs and views on what the 'perfect parent' should be; showing them how to enjoy the simple things, and how 'not knowing' should be considered a positive and exciting state of mind.
  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby - Hardback - 9781473651203 - Giovanna Fletcher
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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
  • Family London - Paperback - 9780711238633 - Jimi Famurewa
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    Whether you have tots or teens, this essential guide showcases the best - and most affordable - experiences London has to offer.

    London is a hugely exciting city, bursting with all kinds of culture and this book covers everything from bucket-list days out to under-the-radar attractions and cafes that are more than happy to welcome your children.

    There are also a selection of awesome outdoor spaces for you to explore. This is a must-have guide for anyone who loves London - whether you're a local or are planning a visit.
  • The Gentle Sleep Book - Paperback - 9780349405209 - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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    There are few things as challenging as a young child's sleep - or lack of! This book from the founder of BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, is an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they're facing with their child's sleep.

    From bringing a newborn home to when they're settled in at school, this unique and eye-opening book sheds new light on common sleep problems and, using cutting-edge research and anecdotal information, provides a gentle, no-tears approach to handling a host sleep issues including night waking, bed-wetting and much, much more...

    Perfect for both expectant and exhausted parents, with the help of The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, sleepless nights will be a thing of the past.
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    Are you fed up of seeing your children with their eyes glued to a screen? How to Unplug Your Child provides 101 fun ways that you can convince your kids to turn off their gadgets and enjoy doing things in real life.

    Split into bite-sized chapters, from fun indoors to activities on the go and cooking to science and nature, the book has ideas for all ages - from preschoolers through to screen-obsessed teens.

    A brilliant way to give children different ideas for things to do at school, at the weekend and over holidays.
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know - Hardback - 9780241004722 - Toby Young
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    Written by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age.

    Fully up to date so that it fits in with (and explains!) the New Curriculum, the practical guide will show how you can tell what your child is learning, and if they are behaving themselves or not...

    Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they'll be taught and why. It also provides information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.

    With its games and exercises, the handy guide has been designed to help you prepare, encourage and nurture children every step of the way as they work their way through each term. You'll give this book an A*!
  • MATH
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    Maths for Mums and Dads will provide any perplexed parents with the help they need when it comes to assisting their primary school children's maths homework.

    Guiding you through the basics of primary school maths, the entertaining and straightforward book covers dilemmas and problems that your children will come across including fractions, percentages, data-handling and number bonds.

    The book will help take the tension out of maths homework sessions and contains sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of the most common errors to help children master maths in style!
  • CAIR 15 years +
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    'Open is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years' - LoveReading4Kids

    Radio 1's resident agony aunt and popular television personality Gemma Cairney provides honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful elements of growing up in Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.

    From mental health to family issues and the perils and joys of first love, she covers a range of issues with frankness and understanding. Gemma draws on both her own life experiences and the insight she has gained as an agony aunt to provide comfort to teens (aged 14 plus) who are finding life difficult.

    Alongside her practical advice are tips from experts and a series of appealing illustrations, all presented in a refreshing journal style. There is even space for readers to note down their own thoughts and solutions to life's big questions.

    This book provides open and honest advice on a range of important and mature issues including mental health, sex and abuse.
    We believe it is a must-have for mature teens but please read beforehand if you have any concerns about its suitability.
  • The Movie Making Book - Paperback - 9780711239111 - Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford
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    Aspiring Spielbergs have never had it better. With smartphones and tablets getting ever more powerful, movie making is more accessible than ever before.

    The Movie Making Book will teach you all the skills you need to get started in film-making and is bursting with mini projects and enjoyable games.

    It also has advanced projects so that you can put all your skills to the test and advice on the best ways to share your creations online so that they will get the most views.
  • HKM2 7 years +
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    Help Your Kids With Maths, by Carol Vorderman, is a simple, easy-to-follow maths encyclopedia that covers everything children need to know about maths, from long division to trigonometry.

    This guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach maths skills from basic numeracy up to more complicated problems, such as algebra and statistics.

    It's sure to come in helpful for children aged from 9+.
  • Rules For My Daughter - Hardback - 9781786490117
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    Accompanying Rules for My Son, this book looks at how you can spread fatherly advice in an attempt to ensure your daughter grows into a confident young woman.

    Harking back to an era when father knew best and was never questioned, the humorous advice, tips and quotes cover everything from internet dating ('never trust a profile pic') to family life and inspirations.

    Very witty, this book celebrates the bond between father and daughter and is presented in hardback, making it a great gift for fathers, fathers-to-be and anyone else who loves families.