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Book Review: Abraham Lincoln By Jonathan Weil

Abraham Lincoln is a fantastic addition to the First Names series. Starting the story from his birth, we learn about his early life, how he rarely went to school and how he became president of the USA. Packed full of incredible stories as we follow his life. Written in a child-friendly and accessible way, along with fun illustrations which really bring his story to life. Perfect for young readers who will want to keep reading on.

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Book Review: This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate: 50 Ways to Cut Pollution, Speak Up and Protect Our Planet By Isabel Thomas

50 chapters each give you one way in which you can help towards being more eco-friendly and saving the planet. Each chapter starts with a ‘planet-o-meter’ which tells you how this idea helps the planet and what can be saved e.g. wildlife, rainforest, water; it shows the impact it could have on the carbon footprint, how much it costs and how difficult it is. Ideas include re-wilding your gardens by not using chemicals because they kill wildlife or trying not to tidy up dead leaves and twigs as they are a great habitat for minibeasts. One of our favourite ideas

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Book Review: Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of You by Rachel Brian

Discover how to be in charge of you! This book is a humorous, but very important and informative way to convey the message to young people that you are in control of your own body. You may have boundaries for different people, you might enjoy a hug from your best friend but not from people you aren’t so close to. Learn how to tell people how you feel and what you’re comfortable with and find out how to recognise when someone else seems to be in a situation they don’t want to be in. Cartoon-style illustrations make the issues around

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Book Review: Be Your Best Self: Life Skills for Unstoppable Kids by Danielle Brown & Nathan Kai

Encouraging children to believe in themselves and to love who they are can often be amongst the most important life skills that they will learn. Divided up in to several different chapters, each one will work through the factors that will help you to understand you! Understand what makes you unique, how to stay focused, how to build people skills and how to stay motivated. An extremely comprehensive book which will arm you child with the tools they need to create their own opportunities, find their happiness and build their self-esteem. Great for dipping in to you when a bit

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Book Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst

A collection of fascinating and inspirational stories of women who have made their voices heard and made a difference to the world through environmental causes. From exploring the deep seas with Eugenie Clark, who inspired people to respect our underwater creatures, to Maria Telkes, who developed solar energy. A wonderfully illustrated book which tells the stories of these brilliant women in short snippets of information and fun facts, which makes it particularly suitable for younger readers.

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