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Our PSHE and citizenship books will introduce children to various social structures and show them how important diversity in society can be.

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Citizenship & PSHE

Our PSHE and citizenship books will introduce children to various social structures and show them how important diversity in society can be.

  • YAWS 9 years +

    You Are Awesome (Paperback)

    Matthew Syed

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    Praised by Dermot O'Leary, two-time Olympian Matthew Syed's Children's Illustrated and Non-Fiction British Book Award-winning 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.

    Winner of the British Book Award Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019
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  • WGOI 5 years +

    What's Going On Inside My Head? (Hardback)

    Molly Potter

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    This book explains to children just how important mental health is to their happiness and well-being.

    It reveals practical ways that can help children keep their minds in good shape and encourages them to talk positively about themselves, their emotions, relationships and mindfulness in general. These ideas will hopefully help them develop healthy habits and good coping strategies from an early age.

    Written in a child-friendly but no-nonsense way, this book will help you start important and timely conversations with children about their mental and emotional health.
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  • WHMG 9 years +

    Usborne: What's Happening to Me? (Girls) (Hardback)

    Susan Meredith

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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Girls) is an easy-to-understand guide to the physical changes and emotional upheavals that occur as girls reach puberty.

    With witty and attractive illustrations, this book is suitable for readers aged 8 and over. It helps demystify the key questions surrounding puberty and gives reassurance and practical advice on how children can cope with the changes.
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  • WHMB 9 years +

    Usborne: What's Happening to Me? (Boys) (Hardback)

    Alex Frith

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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up that gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
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  • YOI2 3 years +

    You Choose! (Paperback)

    Pippa Goodhart

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    Pippa Goodhart's You Choose! will get parents and children imagining their favourite places in the universe to visit, and thinking about the best way to travel and who they should be best friends with.

    With bright and colourful illustrations by Nick Sharratt, You Choose! is a stunning book to share with children aged 3 and over who will love the random ideas that are thrown up.
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  • MFLM 5 years +

    Mindful Me Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    Your children can learn all about nature, feeling calm and dealing with emotions with this four-book collection.

    These engaging and illustrated books are specially written for children aged 5 and over and explain how important these traits are. They fully support the National Curriculum and present information in a hugely accessible way.
    Format: paperback
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  • NMBU 5 years +

    No More Bullies Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

    Melissa Higgins and Amanda F.

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    This inspiring collection contains four child-friendly stories covering four different types of bullying (hidden, physical, verbal and emotional).

    From mean jokes to exclusion and physical harassment to insults, children can experience bullying in different ways. These illustrated stories will help young readers understand the lasting effects of bullying and reveal what they should do if they have to contend with these issues.

    Each gentle story in this collection provides up-to-date and safe strategies to help children navigate their way through these difficult situations and contains advice on identifying and attempting to resolve issues.
    Format: paperback
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  • CMFK 7 years +

    Calm: Mindfulness For Kids (Hardback)

    Wynne Kinder

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    Help your children relax and focus with this supportive mindfulness guide. It contains activities that will help children understand their thoughts and feelings while having fun.

    The projects range from making a mindfulness jar to good living recipes and outdoor tasks that bring kids closer to nature and they're all designed to boost confidence and self-esteem. They're also fully flexible to match individual needs.

    With chapters dedicated to Focus, Calm, Move, Change and Reflect, this book shows how focused play can make a positive contribution to a child's positive mental health. Among the activities are creating a caring scrapbook and making energy slime. Simple breathing techniques and reflective exercises are also covered.
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  • URI2 13 years +

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Paperback)

    Mark Haddon

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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+.
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  • YCI2 3 years +

    You Choose in Space (Paperback)

    Pippa Goodhart

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    Plan your out-of-this-world trip and decide what happens next in this spectacular sequel to the hugely popular You Choose!

    Children aged 3 and over will love making up their own stories and deciding which alien to make friends with and what intergalactic lunch to have. It's a brilliant book to encourage creative thinking and decision making.
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  • HGW2 5 years +

    The Huge Bag of Worries (Paperback)

    Virginia Ironside

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    Virginia Ironside is an experienced agony aunt, so she's well qualified to tackle the kinds of anxieties affecting children.

    At the centre of this story is Jenny, a normally happy girl who finds she's being followed everywhere by a huge blue bag full of worries. It's not until a kind woman helps Jenny sort out the problems that the bag and the worries start to disappear.

    The Huge Bag of Worries is a sensitive and thoughtful book with a helpful message.
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  • YGAK 7 years +

    Yoga For Kids (Hardback)

    Susannah Hoffman

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    Yoga provides children with a great way of learning about relaxation, meditation and peace while having fun.

    With plenty of easy-to-follow photographs and accessible tips, this book introduces 50 poses and activities for children to complete. They can stretch into a tree or butterfly pose and also learn how to make a mindfulness jar. All of the poses are accompanied by notes describing their benefits.

    This easy-to-follow book is written by children's yoga expert Susannah Hoffman and features a foreword by Oscar winner Patricia Arquette. It's perfect for helping children de-stress and focus.
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  • LAMH 11 years +

    Looking After Your Mental Health (Paperback)

    Alice James

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    This lively and hugely accessible book encourages children to talk about their mental health and feelings.

    Covering everything from friendships and fall-outs to divorce and depression, this handy book is packed with practical advice about dealing with emotions and why we experience so many different ones on a day-to-day basis.

    From the experts at Usborne book, this is a must-have book for children trying to find their place in the world. It also discusses bereavement, sexuality and eating disorders.
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  • HRTH 5 years +

    Here to Help Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

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    With easy-to-follow text explaining what various job roles entail, these are handy reads for inquisitive children who want to know more about what people do at work.
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  • KIDS 5 years +

    A Kid's Guide to Feelings Collection - 8 Books (Collection)

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    The Agents of F.E.E.L.S are here to help young children learn all about emotions.

    With superheroes representing feelings including sadness, happiness, jealousy, excitement and embarrassment, these books are presented in an eye-catching comic book format and the everyday situations the characters find themselves in add to the appeal.

    These appealing books combine interesting storylines with facts that will encourage young readers to talk about how they are feeling.
    Format: paperback
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  • BDSR 4 years +

    Bedtime Story Winner 2017: There's a Boy Just Like Me (Hardback)

    Frasier Cox

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    The winner of Book People's Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Cox's There's a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.

    In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasier's story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian O'Connell. Frasier's story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.

    At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for children's futures. Sold exclusively through us at BookPeople.co.uk, Frasier's book features illustrations from top children's book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.

    Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.
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  • SUSO 9 years +

    Stand Up, Stand Out! (Hardback)

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    Celebrating the actions and achievements of 25 of the world's greatest figures, Stand Up, Stand Out! is the follow-up to the phenomenally successful What Would She Do?

    Focusing on rebel heroes who overcame seemingly impossible circumstances and stood up for what they believed in and also those who spoke out against injustices, this book is packed with informative profiles and incredible artwork of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and J.K. Rowling.

    As well as world leaders and contemporary favourites, this book focuses on unsung heroes including Irena Sendler (who rescued 2,500 children in World War II) and Juliane Koepcke (who survived an airplane crash in a rainforest aged just 17).

    Each profile is also accompanied by a 'What Can You Do?' section which asks the reader to think about their actions if they encountered similar obstacles to these inspiring figures.
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  • FLNG 5 years +

    Feelings (Hardback)

    Richard Jones & Libby Walden

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    With a cut-out, peek-through silhouette of a brave little boy pondering his thoughts, this is a book that will help you and your children understand the nature of feelings and what they mean.

    Sure to make you and your kids experience all the emotions, the text is visceral and the visual style makes it rewarding on repeated reading. Wonderfully enchanting, it will help children understand why every person is unique and experiences different emotions.

    Written by Richard Jones in delightful rhyme and with Libby Walden's gorgeous watercolour artwork, each spread is dominated by a colour that relates to the emotion and feeling. The textured jacket makes the book extra special.
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  • PWHO 4 years +

    People Who Help Us Collection - 4 Books (Collection)

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    This fascinating collection contains four books that look at the people who help us in our local communities.

    They focus on British community workers such as the Ambulance and Air Ambulance Crew; Firefighters; Lifeboat Crew; and Police Officers - informing readers about the situations they may come across in their daily lives.

    With levelled text and full-colour photographs, each book teaches children how these workers help us and what they do to serve the community.
    Format: paperback
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  • DAM2 12 years +

    Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (Paperback)

    Sue Townsend

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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.
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  • WHSD 9 years +

    What Would She Do? (Hardback)

    Kay Woodward

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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
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  • EFR2 3 years +

    We Are Family (Paperback)

    Patricia Hegarty

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    With a focus on encouraging acceptance and understanding, this book shows children how although there may be many different types of family, they all share similarities.

    Very sensitively handled and stunningly illustrated, this book focuses on 10 different families and celebrates their everyday differences and similarities as they eat, sleep, work and play together.

    The families are from different cultures, religions and backgrounds and the rhyming text just adds to the celebratory feel.
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  • TEJ2 13 years +

    The Teenage Guide to Stress (Paperback)

    Nicola Morgan

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    Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. A fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive look at the stresses many teenagers face, empowering them to take control of their mental health and wellbeing. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is the author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and has spoken in schools and at conferences around the world. Now The Teenage Guide to Stress - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles all the external stresses that teenagers face, including feelings of anger, sadness (and depression), fear and failure; issues caused by changing bodies, body hatred, weight problems, eating disorders and self-harm; pressures of exams and schoolwork; sleep problems; changing relationships with friends and family; boyfriend/girlfriend issues and sexual pressures; bullying and cyber-bullying; problems arising from the internet; and looks at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia may be affected by adolescence. As well as a sympathetic, practical and positive look at all those stresses, The Teenage Guide to Stress clearly explains the biology behind stress and, crucially, a huge range of strategies and suggestions to deal with it and prevent negative symptoms. A list of useful resources completes this fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive guide for young people, empowering them to take control of their mental health.
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  • LDI2 5 years +

    Let's Talk About When Someone Dies (Hardback)

    Molly Potter

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    This important picture book will help you help your children understand about death and the concept of grief and bereavement.

    When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of emotions and it's not always easy to put these in words, especially when talking to a child.

    This book covers the subject with sensitivity and honesty, explaining what death is and why people die. It has engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers.
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