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We have a hand-picked range of young adult non-fiction books with huge savings at Book People. From young adult biographies and YouTuber books, to study books and workbooks, there's something for everyone.

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Young Adult Non-Fiction Books

We have a hand-picked range of young adult non-fiction books with huge savings at Book People. From young adult biographies and YouTuber books, to study books and workbooks, there's something for everyone.

  • The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager

    Andy Cope

    Product Code: ALNKF
    Paperback 12 years +
    Calling all teenagers - quit the moaning and start loving life! Don't be a clich. Don't stay in your bedroom grunting and grumbling. How about getting motivated, energized and start making a difference?! The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager teaches you how to become your very best self-and how to figure out who that is, exactly. The bestselling authors of The Art of Being Brilliant and Be Brilliant Everyday are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and, with this new book, you'll find your way to becoming brilliant at school, work, and life in general. Stay cool under all the pressures you're facing, and plot a map for the future that takes you wherever it is you want to go. Become proactive, determined, successful and most importantly: happy! Fact: your life span is about four thousand weeks. It seems like a lot, but it's not. Complaining about life, homework, parents, and relationships may be normal now, but don't let it become your defining trait. When you're forty years old and still moaning, a big chunk of your four thousand weeks have slipped by, and you're no closer to happiness than you were as a teen. This book is a guide to starting the journey to your ideal life now , instead of wasting time being a drip. Discover the real you, and what you want out of life Stop moaning and get moving now, while there's plenty of time Lose your bad habits before they become your personality Figure out how you want to contribute, and find a way to do it The bottom line is this: it's easy to be the average version of yourself, but is that really all you want? Don't you want to achieve something? Get started now. The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager helps you figure out where you want to go, and how to get there. So, whether you're an ambitious teenager, a parent or teacher desperate to turn a down-beat teenager into a ray of positivity and delight, How to Be a Brilliant Teenager is here to help.
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  • Wreck This Journal Everywhere

    Keri Smith

    Product Code: AKBXW
    Paperback 11 years +
    Featuring dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling - and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is the ideal creative companion!
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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Maya Angelou

    Product Code: AAITD
    Paperback 14 years +
    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. 'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou
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  • The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

    Naoki Higashida

    Product Code: AJPFA
    Paperback 14 years +
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    Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective. The book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.
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  • Collins GCSE Study Skills

    Danielle Brown

    Product Code: APDRS
    Paperback 14 years +
    Take control of your revision for confident exam performance Written by experts, Collins GCSE Study Skills helps you prepare for exams efficiently and effectively. This invaluable companion includes advice on staying motivated, how the teenage brain works, the affects lifestyle, stress and attitude can have on learning and performance, as well as practical tips and ideas for getting ready for exams. Collins GCSE Study Skills can be used alongside Collins GCSE Revision, a series of revision guides and workbooks based on the proven principle that repeated, spaced practice testing achieves the best results.
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  • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar for GCSE, the Study Guide

    CGP Books

    Product Code: AIVYN
    Paperback 14 years +
    In GCSE English Literature, Geography, History and RS, 5% of the marks are now awarded for spelling, punctuation and grammar. This book is a clear and succinct guide to avoiding common SP&G mistakes, with plenty of useful advice for picking up as many marks as possible. There are also practice questions for each topic to test students' understanding of the important points.
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  • Girl Online

    Zoe Sugg

    Product Code: AONPG
    Paperback 13 years +
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    The incredible number 1 bestselling debut novel from YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, now in paperback. Contains exclusive extracts from the sequel. I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not...But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life. Penny has a secret. Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.
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  • A* in Exams

    Ross Dickinson

    Product Code: AMZCW
    Paperback 15 years +
    This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Peppered with jokes showing how not to do it from the inimitable Richard Benson, author of F in Exams, this book includes: * Preparing your revision environment * Organising your notes * Using the right revision methods * Choosing reliable online resources * Best practice for exam day * Finding the best approach for YOU
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  • The Pointless Book 2

    Alfie Deyes

    Product Code: AMWLU
    Paperback 13 years +
    Alfie Deyes is back with another instalment of his unique brand of nothingness. Bigger, better and even more pointless,The Pointless Book 2 is once again full of hilarious challenges and crazy activities, and the ultimate accessory to Alfie's wonderful PointlessBlog. With all the humour and quirkiness of Alfie's celebrated YouTube site, Pointless Book 2 is packed with a host of games, activities, dares, pranks and jokes - and, of course, an exclusive digital app to take you closer to Alfie and the PointlessBlog. Fully illustrated and endlessly entertaining, Alfie invites you back to his Pointless party and to once again do virtually nothing with pride!
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  • The Pointless Book

    Alfie Deyes

    Product Code: AKWEW
    Paperback 13 years +
    This diary may have been started by YouTube sensation Alfie Deyes, but finishing it is all up to you!

    Bake a mug cake; enjoy a people-watching challenge; make a time capsule; diarise your life for a week and master the art of origami. Packed with a host of games, activities and hilarious pranks, YouTube vlogger Alfie Deyes invites young adults to join his online following as he challenges you to complete this journal of side-splitting pointlessness...

    Alfie Deyes' book The Pointless Book is... pointless... but sometimes the best things are: like the duck-billed platypus!
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  • How to Write: Successful Essays, Dissertations, and Exams

    Chris Mounsey

    Product Code: AHNAI
    Paperback 15 years +
    This book provides students of all levels with essential and easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, research, and write essays, dissertations, and exams. Taking you step by step through the process, from understanding a title or choosing your own, planning what to say and how to say it, right through to writing a strong conclusion, this book breaks down the process of essay writing and makes it manageable for everyone. It displays information clearly and features charts, diagrams, examples, handy hints, pitfalls to avoid, and separate 'in-depth' chapters specifically for anyone wanting to develop their essay writing skills even further. It also includes advice on setting out footnotes, references, and bibliographies, printing and editing the final draft, presentation, deadlines, time management, and good exam practice. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to explain how digital resources can be used to improve your essay technique e.g. how to research efficiently using the internet, how to use your library's electronic catalogue, and how to use electronic referencing systems. The structure of this new edition has been overhauled to make it even easier to find the information you are looking for, as the two parts have been integrated and now include helpful end of chapter summaries to recap the key points. New to this edition is a list of essay 'FAQs', submitted by real students, with answers directing you straight to the sections you need. Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is a cure for essay panic and essential for students wanting to write a successful essay, whether at school or university.
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  • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

    Jack Canfield

    Product Code: AEABW
    Paperback 14 years +

    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is packed with stories that teenage readers will relate to and get inspiration from. Subtitled 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning, Chicken Soup is poignant, heart warming and essential reading for any teens struggling to make sense of their world. The authors tackle tough issues, like death, suicide and loss of love with the help of stories and experiences written by teenagers. This is an motivational and unforgettable collection.

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  • The Scrapbook of My Life

    Alfie Deyes

    Product Code: ARLXI
    Paperback 11 years +
    Hey guys, I'm Alfie and welcome to The Scrapbook of My Life! Inside this book you'll read all about the day I was born and what it was like growing up with my family in Brighton. Read stories from my childhood and teen years, right up until present day, and, of course, all about how my crazy YouTube journey began and my thoughts on what the future holds. I've had some amazing adventures and met some awesome people along the way, and like everything I do I wanted to share it all with you. Oh and how could I forget to tell you that you can also join in and create your own scrapbook next to mine? Just fill in the blank sections by writing down your memories, or any fun facts that you don't want to forget. You can also stick your favourite photos or souvenirs to the pages, so that in many years to come you can look back on your own life! The Scrapbook of My Life also includes a free app with exclusive digital content.
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  • Chinese Cinderella

    Adeline Yen Mah

    Product Code: AOHYM
    Paperback 14 years +
    Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography for children based on the bestselling Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. This is a reissue in the 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin children's modern classics.
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  • Love, Tanya

    Tanya Burr

    Product Code: AMDSP
    Hardback 14 years +
    Love, Tanya is the first book from YouTube sensation Tanya Burr. Hi everyone and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it's inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I've learnt with you - to reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube...and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mine - so get creative and get involved! I'd love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to whenever you need some guidance or a little pick me up. I hope you enjoy it! Love, Tanya.
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  • Steve Jobs the Man Who Thought Different

    Karen Blumenthal

    Product Code: ADQCR
    Paperback 12 years +
    Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and he was all of these things. Steve Jobs has been described as a showman, artist, tyrant, genius, jerk. Through his life he was loved, hated, admired and dismissed, yet he was a living legend; the genius who founded Apple in his parent's garage when he was just 20 years old, revolutionising the music world. He single-handedly introduced the first computer that could sit on your desk and founded and nurtured a company called Pixar bringing to life Oscar wining animations Toy Story and Finding Nemo. So how did the man, who was neither engineer nor computer geek change the world we live in, making us want every product he touched? On graduation day in 2005, a fifty-year-old Steve Jobs said: 'Today I want to tell you three stories from my life, That's it. Just three stories'. The first story is about connecting the dots. My second story is about love and loss. My third story is about death. This is his story...Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you." "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
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  • Grace's Guide

    Grace Helbig

    Product Code: ALMRG
    Paperback 13 years +
    Being a young adult in the digital era is one of the hardest things to be. Well, maybe there are harder things in life... but being an adult is difficult - so Grace Helbig has written a guide that's perfect for anyone who is faced with the daunting task of becoming an adult.

    Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace's Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook encompassing everything a young, new (or regular, old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover.

    Beautifully illustrated and full-colour, Grace's Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace's own misadventures - like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill - and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way. Amusing and unexpectedly educational, this refreshing guide proves that becoming an adult doesn't necessarily mean you have to grow up.
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  • Angela's Ashes

    Frank McCourt

    Product Code: AABHR
    Paperback 12 years +
    This stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller tells the sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of Frank McCourt's childhood growing up in New York in the 30s and Ireland in the 40s.

    It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums - too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster.

    Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and with a remarkable absence of sentimentality, Angela's Ashes is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.
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