Secondary School Citizenship & PSHE books

  • CAIR 15 years +
    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.
  • YAWS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Praised by Dermot O'Leary, two-time Olympian Matthew Syed's You Are Awesome is a motivational book that encourages children to challenge the beliefs that hold them back.

    Full of tips and advice that will inspire a more positive mindset, it's encouraging and empowering reading for any introverted children. Matthew explains how having a negative attitude and thinking you can't do things more often than not leads to not being able to carry out tasks.

    However, if your children can build their resilience and change their mindset, things could be very different. He looks at how everyone from Mozart to Serena Williams got to the top of their respective fields through hard work and dedication and how kids can use these figures as inspiration on their way to becoming happy, successful adults.
  • DAM2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    For a pimples-and-all look at teenage life, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 has it covered. Spots, embarrassing parents, unrequited love, bullies and bad poetry feature in abundance in Sue Townsend's modern classic.

    Loveable outsider Adrian Mole's pseudo-intellectual observations on all aspects of teenage life will have young adult readers in stitches, but there are some thoughtful and sensitive observations that will strike a chord, too.

    A simply fantastic and very funny book from the much-missed Sue Townsend that introduced one of the most-loved characters of recent times.
  • URI2 13 years +
    13 years +
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    The narrator of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is 15-year-old Christopher who has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome.

    His obsessive and unusual take on life creates lots of hilarious situations but also brings incredible poignancy to the story. Christopher finds it hard to relate to people, particularly their emotions and feelings, so when he finds a dead dog and decides to solve the mystery of its death, his quest leads him into a difficult and unfamiliar territory that threatens to upset his carefully ordered existence.

    This is an intriguing and insightful novel that will appeal to readers from 13+.
  • APGQY 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Written by Malala for her peers, this is the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. Film tie-in edition with HE NAMED ME MALALA, released 6th November, which tells Malala's story from Nobel Peace Prize to netball courts. Malala is the most significant teenager of the twenty first century. She was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on 9 October, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause. She was shot point-blank on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now she is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world-and did. It will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles, and the determination of one person to inspire change. 'It's a searing and personal portrait of a young woman who dared to make a difference' PW
  • ARJVN 9 years +
    9 years +
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    If a classmate sends threatening e-mails to you, do you know what to do? Don't worry if you don't. This book is here to help! Learn tech-savvy ways to keep bullies out of your technology without taking away all the fun!
  • AHHBA 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen of a modern, complex community? Why is citizenship important? Can we create citizenship, and can we test for it? In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Richard Bellamy explores the answers to these questions and more in a clear and accessible way. He approaches the subject from a political perspective, to address the complexities behind the major topical issues. Discussing the main models of citizenship, exploring how ideas of citizenship have changed through time from ancient Greece to the present, and examining notions of rights and democracy, he reveals the irreducibly political nature of citizenship today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • AKYFF 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexuality - James Dawson's This Book is Gay presents readers with an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT.

    Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book from Queen of Teen 2014 explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more.

    Spike Gerrell's hilarious illustrations combined with Dawson's funny and factual text make this a must-read for teens.
  • ARJSU 11 years +
    11 years +
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    We often hear about drugs and their effects in the news, but what's the real story? Hidden Story of Drugs looks at what drugs are, what they do to people and the problems they can cause. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from warning signs to family problems, this book provides the undercover story on drugs.
  • ALAZN 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This book prepares girls for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the emotional, psychological and physical changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens. It covers all the topics that girls want to find out about, including moods and feelings, periods and how to survive them, what happens to boys, diet, eating disorders, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online. It guides young teenagers through this exciting and sometimes daunting stage as they start taking full responsibility for many aspects of their own lives for the first time.
  • ARJSW 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Families all over the world go through problems. Sometimes this ends with separation or divorce. Hidden Story of Family Breakup looks at what can happen in a family break up, why it happens and the mixture of emotions everyone involved can feel. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from children's rights to moving on emotionally, this book provides the undercover story on family breakups.
  • ARJSX 11 years +
    11 years +
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    We sometimes hear about gangs and gang-related crime in the news, but what's the real story? Hidden Story of Gangs and Crime looks at what gangs are, why they happen and the problems they can cause. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from why gangs might seem attractive, but are not, to how someone can leave a gang, this book provides the undercover story on gangs and gang-related crime.
  • ARJSY 11 years +
    11 years +
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    We sometimes hear about homelessness in the news, but what's the real story? Hidden Story of Homelessness looks at what it means to be homeless, why it happens and the problems these people face. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from homeless teenagers to hate crimes against the homeless, this book provides the undercover story on homelessness.
  • ARJSV 11 years +
    11 years +
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    We sometimes hear about eating disorders and their effects in the news, but what's the real story? Hidden Story of Eating Stories looks at what these conditions are, why they happen and the problems they can cause. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from warning signs to why it affects both boys and girls, this book provides the undercover story on eating disorders.
  • ARJST 11 years +
    11 years +
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    We often hear about alcohol and its effects in the news, but what's the real story? Hidden Story of Alcoholism looks at what alcohol is, what it does to people and the problems it can cause. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from warning signs to family problems, this book provides the undercover story on alcohol.
  • ARKDS
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    This series features stylish books that give school-age readers realistic and practical advice on how they can live an eco-conscious life, right now. That action can be taken by themselves, with their family, or as part of a school or community group.
  • AQCGJ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Global Financial Crisis, we look at how this situation arose, what was done about it and explore whether the measures worked. The books examines whether the current economic system makes sense, and whether it is fair. Is it sustainable in the future or are more crashes on the way? In a globalised economy, these questions affect everyone on the planet.
  • AQCGM 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Race and Crime, we ask why headlines often link these issues and question some assumptions. Are some crimes carried out by one ethnic or racial grouping more than by others? What parts do policing, prisons, the immigration system and the media play? We examine abuse and hate crimes linked to race, such as slavery or genocide. Who are the perpetrators and who are the victims?
  • AOLTH 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie's no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a "normal" teen life in the grip of OCD, from the acclaimed author of The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.
  • AKIDT 13 years +
    13 years +
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    This is a scientifically informative and accurate self-help guide to teenage stress. Nicola Morgan is something of an authority on the teenage brain and is often invited to schools and colleges to speak on the subject. She came up with the idea of The Teenage Guide to Stress because so many parents and teenagers contacted her for advice and help. The book is divided into three sections: Section One explains what stress is and looks at the ways teenage stress is different; Section Two deals with a number of issues that affect teenagers - from anger, depression and sexual relationships to cyber-bullying, exams and eating disorders - and offers guidance and advice, as well as looking at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia are affected by adolescence; and, Section Three is concerned with how to deal with and prevent the symptoms of stress, as well as healthy ways of looking after your mind and body. At the back of the book is a glossary and list of useful resources. It is written by the author of Blame My Brain, shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science. It includes quotes from real teenagers and their parents.
  • AJDQI 13 years +
    Non Pratt
    13 years +
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    A debut novel from Non Pratt, Trouble introduces fans of young adult fiction books to Hannah, a girl who is smart and funny... and also fifteen and pregnant.

    When Hannah meets Aaron, a boy who is new at school and doesn't want to attract attention, he offers to pretend to by the father of Hannah's unborn baby. But why, when growing up can be complicated enough already?

    A poignant coming-of-age book that will appeal to fans of Grasshopper Jungle and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Trouble presents the readers with the message that growing up can be trouble, but that's how you find out what really matters.
  • AEABZ 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Aimed at pre-teen girls, Victoria Parker's Girls Only! All About Periods and Growing-Up Stuff is straightforward and reassuring. This guide's friendly and cheerful tone and quirky illustrations are ideal for preparing girls to know what to expect once their periods start and answering all those questions that are difficult to ask.

  • AGOFY 10 years +
    10 years +
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    This title is a comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour. Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant - frankly, spotty - louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information about the discovery of mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain. It is shortlisted for the 2006 Royal Society's Aventis Prize for Science Books.
  • APYPF 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £8.99
    A perfect guide to becoming safe and savvy social networkers for children aged 12+. It shows how they can make the most of social networks and dodge the pitfalls - master the privacy settings, control how much they share, and avoid peer pressure so they that have the best time online.