Secondary

Citizenship & PSHE

  • CAIR 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    '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.
  • MALA 13 years +
    13 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £7.00
    The youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai has inspired people all over the world to stand up for what they believe in. In this book, she reveals how she stood up for education and managed to change the world.

    Just 10 years old when the Taliban took control of her region in Pakistan, Malala was shot point-blank by the Taliban for daring to stand up for girls' right to be educated. Surviving through the ordeal made Malala stronger and this book finds her looking back on her incredible life - from growing up in the Swat valley as it undertook drastic changes to the shooting, her recovery and her new life in England.

    Fully updated with new material, this is an inspiring read that shows just why Malala is so determined to make a right to education a reality for every child in the world.
  • DAM2 11 years +
    Sue Townsend
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £3.00
    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 +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    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+.
  • ARJVN 9 years +
    Heather E. Schwartz
    9 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    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!
  • AEIXG 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £1.10
    Follow your grade, test your knowledge and improve your results at Key Stage 4.Collins Revision GCSE Citizenship is an all-in-one revision guide and exam practice workbook for Key Stage 4. Written by experienced test markers, it shows how each student can follow their level, test their knowledge, check their answers and improve. This all-in-one revision guide and workbook for GCSE Citizenship revision offers:
    Complete coverage for the Edexcel GCSE Citizenship exams
    Accessible graded content and practice questions with lots of example answers
    Detachable workbook answers for flexible practice.
  • AHHBA 14 years +
    Richard Bellamy
    14 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60
    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 +
    Juno Dawson
    14 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.10
    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 +
    Karen Latchana Kenney
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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 +
    Felicity Brooks
    11 years +
    (6)
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60
    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 +
    Sarah Levete
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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 +
    Karen Latchana Kenney
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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 +
    Karen Latchana Kenney
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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.
  • AFCVL 11 years +
    John Bliss
    11 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.10
    Traces the history of food processing, discusses modern food processing techniques, and suggests ways to avoid buying processed food.
  • ARJSV 11 years +
    Sarah Levete
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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.
  • AFCYU 11 years +
    Michael Burgan
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £2.00
  • ARJST 11 years +
    Ella Newell
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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
    • £15.99
    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.
  • AQCGM 11 years +
    Philip Steele
    11 years +
    • £12.99
    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?
  • AQCGI 11 years +
    Philip Steele
    11 years +
    • £12.99
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In School Shootings, we look at why these terrible events occur, and what sort of people carry them out. What is the scale of the problem? Are such attacks more common in some parts of the world than others? Have they always taken place, or are they a new phenomenon? And how should we best respond to the fear of them happening again? What actions should be taken and what changes should be made?
  • AOLTH 14 years +
    Holly Bourne
    14 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60
    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 +
    Nicola Morgan
    13 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60
    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 +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.10
    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 +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £2.20

    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.