Summer holidays are finally here! Fans of Jacqueline Wilson can enjoy every single moment with this bright, fun Holiday Journal from their favourite mega-bestselling author. There's a quiz, a page of pretty stickers, a scrapbook, and space to write a diary throughout the holiday, plus lots and lots more. Illustrated throughout, it's the perfect way to plan your best holiday ever, and to record all your special memories.
Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility. When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of 6-year-old twins, her 3-year-old sister and the family's flat feels overwhelming and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .
A funny, touching tale from bestseller Jacqueline Wilson in a special Colour First Reader format that is perfect for learning to read. Dinah feels sad. Her class has gone on a school trip to see the dinosaurs at the museum, and everyone else has a tasty packed lunch - except Dinah. Until a funny new friend decides to help . . . Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch - but there is an even bigger surprise in store!
Laugh-out-loud funny and gorgeously romantic, Kisses for Lula is the perfect book for teenage girls. Lula Bird is gorgeous, funny and dreading her birthday because you can't turn 16 if you've never been kissed . . . So why does every boy in Hambledon run a mile the second she bats her eyelids? The fact is, they fear for their lives. Rumour has it Lula's been jinxed! And it's not as if that's her only problem: Lula thinks she has a stalker, her dad keeps sneaking out at night with a lady's handbag, and a mysterious theft is threatening to bring the town to its knees! Join a new, kooky teen heroine on her first adventure and get the feel-good factor from her gloriously funny antics, romantic entanglements and mystery. With the laugh-out-loud qualities of Louise Rennison, the girl appeal of Meg Cabot and the warmth of Jacqueline Wilson, Samantha Mackintosh’s romance books for teens are a joy to read. ‘A hilarious, hectic, full-on diary saga’ – Julia Eccleshare on LoveReading4Kids.
The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children’s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined, defined, and dealt with their outsider status – whether orphaned, homeless, refugee, victims of abuse, or exploited – and how processes of economic, social, or political impoverishment are sustained and naturalized in regimes of power, authority, and domination. In five chapters titled: "Outsider," "Displaced," "Erased," "Abject," "Unattached," and "Colonized," the book situates and repositions a range of pre- and post-millennium children’s/young adult fictions, autobiographies, policy documents, and reports in the current climate of rabid globalization, new "out-group" definitions, and prescribed normativity. Children’s/young adult fictions considered include: Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses trilogy; Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Jacqueline Wilson’s The Illustrated Mum; Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy; Ann Provoost’s Falling; Meg Rosoff’s, How I Live Now; Elizabeth Laird’s A Little Piece of Ground. Autobiographical works include Zlata Filipovic’s Zlata’s Diary; Kevin Lewis’s The Kid; Latifa’s My Forbidden Face; and Valérie Zenatti’s When I Was a Soldier.
Refugees and Relief Workers in an Era of Total War 1936-48
Author: Sharif Gemie
Publisher: A&C Black
The period of the 'long' Second World War (1936-1948) was marked by mass movements of diverse populations: 60 million people either fled or were forced from their homes. This book considers the Spanish Republicans fleeing Franco's Spain in 1939, the French civilians trying to escape the Nazi invasion in 1940, and the millions of people displaced or expelled by the forces of Hitler's Third Reich. Throughout this period state and voluntary organisations were created to take care of the homeless and the displaced. National organisations dominated until the end of the war; afterwards, international organisations - the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency and the International Refugee Organisation - were formed to deal with what was clearly an international problem. Using case studies of displaced people and of relief workers, this book is unique in placing such crises at the centre rather than the margins of wartime experience, making the work nothing less than an alternative history of the Second World War.
Music, images and text to inspire creative writing
Author: James Carter
Just Imagine is an exciting, unique and versatile resource that provides teachers with practical and stimulating creative writing activities for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Taking three different, but interconnected media by which to generate and explore creative writing – ‘Text and Themes’, ‘Images’ and ‘Music’ – the book/CD offers inspiration for a wide range of creative writing workshops. The books is organised into three sections: Texts and themes: 8 theme-based sections that use a variety of texts, interview clips and discussion points to explore such topics as memories, dreams, school life, friendships, outsiders, journeys, time and the wild; Images: a gallery of photographs and illustrations in a range of styles and forms, encompassing a range of themes including characters, landscapes, events and objects; Music: a CD which features instrumental tracks and soundscapes of different styles, moods and tempos. This second edition includes three brand new tracks on the CD as well as many new images, texts and also interview clips with high profile children’s authors. Sets of activities and teachers’ notes accompany each of the selected pieces and stimuli throughout, all of which can be easily adapted according to the needs of individual classes. Just Imagine offers a wealth of material to help children develop confidence with their writing, deepen their understanding of the creative process and, above all, enjoy their creativity. It will appeal to Primary and Secondary English Teachers, as well as students studying on undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher education courses in primary English/Literacy, PGCE Secondary English and Undergraduate courses in Creative Writing.
Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle
Author: Leigh Raiford
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.