We have five books to give away in our children's books competition, from three of our favourite publishers: Featherstone, Bloomsbury and National Online Safety.
The prize is worth over £38 and the books are…
1. Let's Talk About When Someone Dies
by Molly Potter (£10.99, Featherstone)
From Molly Potter, best-selling author of How Are You Feeling Today? and What's Worrying You?, comes a picture book for starting conversations with children about death, bereavement and what happens next.
When someone dies, we can feel a whole host of different emotions and explaining them to a child isn't so easy. This book uses clear, easy-to-understand language to answer complex questions about death and how a child might feel when someone dies. It covers all manner of tricky subjects with sensitivity and honesty, from what death is to why people die.
Each double page spread takes a child through how they might feel, what they might think and how they might behave. With engaging illustrations, gentle guidance and simple advice for parents and carers, Let's Talk About When Someone Dies fulfils an important but difficult need for starting conversations with children about death and bereavement, in an accessible and supportive way.
2. Rama and Sita: The Story of Diwali
by Malachy Doyle (£6.99, Bloomsbury)
The perfect picture book to introduce children to Rama and Sita and the story of Diwali, with text by award-winning author Malachy Doyle and stunning, colourful illustrations from Christopher Corr.
Rama and Sita live happily in the forest – until Sita is kidnapped by the demon king, Ravana. Can Rama and the monkey king Hanuman follow the trail she has laid for them and save Sita, or will she be lost forever? Whether you're looking for a Diwali gift or a simple introduction to the Diwali story to share with your children, this beautiful book, now reissued in a larger picture book format, is ideal.
Book band: Purple
Quizzed for Accelerated Reader
Ideal for ages: 6+
3. Voice of the Future: Stories from Around the World
Foreword by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO (£14.99, Bloomsbury)
A wonderful anthology of eight stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development, written by child authors from all around the world and produced in conjunction with UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative.
UNESCO's Voices of Future Generations initiative works to empower children all around the world. The stories in this book are written by children aged between 8 and 12 from every corner of the globe: Canada, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South Africa, Taiwan, Uruguay and United Arab Emirates. With beautiful, full colour illustrations throughout by four talented illustrators, Jhonny Nunez, Giovana Medeiros, Marco Guadalupi and Mona Meslier Menaua, this book is the perfect way to engage children with the issues facing the planet and the lives of children in other countries.
The children's stories are imaginative, empowering and inspiring. They focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals and present likeable characters who go on problem-solving adventures to fix the problems faced in each region. The book features a foreword by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.
'... and together, the children could build a better future.'
Book band: Dark Blue
4. I Bet I Can Make You Laugh
by Joshua Seigal and Friends (£5.99, Bloomsbury)
Packed full of stupendously silly, fantastically funny and hysterically hilarious poems, this brilliant anthology is edited by exciting young poet, Joshua Seigal. Featuring a diverse range of contributors and some brand new poems from Joshua himself, this book is perfect for anyone who needs a giggle or a belly laugh!
Joshua's first book, I Don't Like Poetry was shortlisted for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (the UK's only prize for funny children's books) and this book is a marvellous mixture of his subversive humour and insight into the world of children.
5. Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World
by James Southworth & Sarah Graham (£free, National Online Safety)
Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World has been created to help you understand what it takes to stay safe in the online world. It can be used as a story book at home or as a resource in the classroom. All you need is a hint of adventure to open up endless hours of wonder and excitement, while learning how to make safer decisions when using the internet. Help Oscar make the right decisions so he can avoid dangers on his journey through the online world.
Review: “A highly engaging storybook that helps children to understand different scenarios relating to the dangers of the internet. The interactive nature of the story enables children to discuss their own experiences and their suggested actions. All children in my class thoroughly enjoyed the story and it maintained important messages about how to tackle online safety throughout. I would highly recommend this to be shown to all primary school children.” Leah Markham, Teacher, Holme Valley Primary School
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