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10 Things Girls Need Most
10 Things Girls Need Most
A POWERFUL NEW BOOK FROM STEVE BIDDULPH Steve Biddulph writes: '10 Things Girls Need Most is a revolution. For 40 years I've worked with parents in groups - and it is so much fun and so moving that I would love to do that with every parent in the world. But I can't! So 10 Things Girls Need Most aims to be the next best thing. This is a special kind of book. You can read it straight through and get great ideas for raising your daughter. But it also offers something extra that can give you so much more. On many pages you will find opportunities to interact. These are very simple - just a list to tick, or a couple of questions to respond to. These interactive tasks immediately get you thinking about your own life, your family and, of course, your daughter. 10 Things Girls Need Most is a dual gift. It provides the very best information that we have about girls growing up today - and, alongside, are interactive tasks and self-exploration practices will help you to put that into practice. ' How does the content differ from Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls?
SB: 'This is a whole new book on girls, and it has grown out of years of online discussions which have gone deeper and further than much of the coverage in Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls. It is a reflection of the issues that parents want to explore in more depth. Many of these are new.' Why is this called an interactive companion to Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls? SB: 'We found that parents were keen to share their experiences and concerns online. So this new book includes opportunities for parents to consider topics with more depth, courtesy of the reader-response style. The interactivity is a totally new concept. Focus groups have found it quite profound - as there are opportunities for the reader to respond to questions in the text. In this way it is a companion to Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls, exploring many of the same areas but with the added dimension of parent involvement and response to the questions. Steve Biddulph says: ' The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, to help you understand how daughters grow and thrive, and to be confident in raising your own.
To lay down the foundations of good mental health early in your daughter's life, and to keep her strong all the way through. And secondly, to enlist you in the new wave of feminism, fighting against a world that is so toxic to our kids.' 'We have the potential to change the world our daughters face. Girls are being exploited. We need to challenge the companies worldwide that profit from making girls insecure and compliant through manipulative marketing. 'This book helps parents understand how we can win back girlhood - happy, wild and free. It's the core of individuality and self-belief - and is the new feminism that we want for our daughters. 'It tackles the most important mental health risk in the world today - the harm that is being inflicted on girls and young women. The exploitation of it starts with babyhood and rockets through primary school and into the teens.'

Title: 10 Things Girls Need Most
Author: BIDDULPH STEVE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Finch Publishing
Publisher: Finch Publishing
ISBN: 9781925048841
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
50 Things I Wish Id Told You Life Skills
50 Things I Wish Id Told You Life Skills
Life is full of valuable lessons, yet none more so than those passed from parent to child. Whilst mothers and fathers always mean to pass on their esteemed nuggets of wisdom, time and practicalities often get in the way. The time to fly the nest comes around quickly, and some of those lessons may come in handy.


Life is full of valuable lessons, yet none more so than those passed from parent to child. Whilst mothers and fathers always mean to pass on their esteemed nuggets of wisdom, time and practicalities often get in the way. The time to fly the nest comes around quickly, and some of those lessons may come in handy.

50 Things I Wish I Told You captures all of these intentions, from practical lessons on how to make a bed, how to iron a shirt and how to rent your first flat to personal advice on the perfect handshake and making small talk. These are the lessons that would have been passed on had there been a few more hours in the day.

Including amusing guides on how to curb bad habits and invaluable tips on keeping a plant alive Life Skills: 50 Things I Wish I'd Told You is illustrated throughout by celebrated artist Laura Quick, with her characteristic drawings both poignant and comical.

This book at once reassures, encourages, enlightens and amuses and is the perfect gift for any parent who didn't quite have enough time to declare all of their wisdom.

Title: 50 Things I Wish Id Told You Life Skills
Author: POWELL POLLY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/02/2019
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Pavilion
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781911624332
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $23.00
7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these uncharted waters.

Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow. Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, and give them the best chance of success.

Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child.

Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.


'Simple, practical and inspiring - what a treasure! This book contains all you need to know in order to help children to become enthusiastic, proficient and joyful readers.' - Andy Griffiths

'This awesome book should be in every community, library, school and home. A triumph.' - Gabbie Stroud

'An essential book for every parent - the pages are filled with all the tools and understanding you need to get your child reading.' - Matt Stanton

'Bold, assured and waffle free ... warm and non-judgemental. This book inspired me to make some simple, positive changes to our home routines.' - Lucinda Gifford

Title: 7 Steps to Get Your Child Reading
Author: PARK LOUISE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/02/2020
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Australia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760524678
Available stock: 1
Price: $28.00
Art of Growing Up
Art of Growing Up
When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete interval, rather than just a few years from the continuum of life. How fortunate that the spirit, courage and curiosity of many young people remain largely undefeated by such adults.

John Marsden has spent his adult life engaging with young minds - through both his award-winning, internationally bestselling young adult fiction and his work as one of Australia's most esteemed and experienced educators. As the founder and principal of two schools, John is at the coalface of education and daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up.

Now, in this astonishing, insightful and hugely ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything - from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.

Title: Art of Growing Up
Author: MARSDEN JOHN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/07/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN: 9781760556723
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $40.00
Babies & Toddlers
Babies & Toddlers
Now you have a newbaby, what are you going to do with it?!

Babies & Toddlers has you covered from your very first day with a baby. With the help of more than 30 medical and other experts, in her friendly and reassuring way, Kaz Cooke tells you everything you need to know about being a parent for the first three years.

breast or bottle-feeding * crying * sleeping * coping * mum health & body image * developmental milestones * common illnesses & worries * eating * fun stuff * toilet-training * tantrums (theirs and yours) * extra stuff for dads * and much, much more.

Fun, practical, and updated every year, Babies & Toddlers is full of trusted info from Kaz, just like you found in her pregnancy book, Up the Duff.

Title: Babies & Toddlers
Author: COOKE KAZ
Series: Sequal to Up the Duff
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/11/2018
Price: $48.00
RRP: $48.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
ISBN: 9780143788607
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $48.00
Baby
Baby
The Baby is a mother?s project and a writer?s project-how to reconcile these two demanding roles? What is a baby? And why are there so few of them in literature? Through notes taken in the months after her first child was born, Darrieussecq, in her characteristically ingenious style, makes observations that will bring smiles and grimaces of recognition, and raise important questions. Along with the banal drudgery of childcare, there is the euphoria, the obsession, the terror and the visceral focus on the body. Arguing with 'Saint de Beauvoir?, Darrieussecq examines how women as mothers are targeted from all angles. How, she asks, can a woman be more and other than a mother?

Title: Baby
Author: DARRIEUSSECQ MARIE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/04/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Text Publishing Co
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781911231264
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $35.00
Baby Gone
Baby Gone
Title: Baby Gone
Author: DOUCHE JENNY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/05/2011
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473180461
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Baby Names for NZers
Baby Names for NZers
The incidence of New Zealand parents changing the name of their baby before the child's second birthday rose by 12 per cent in 2012. Increasingly, parents want to know the meaning behind the name they choose and many are keen to find a name that reflects the child's ancestry. In this expanded edition, fully revised and updated with new listings, Baby Names for New Zealanders contains everything that parents will ever need to choose the best name for their cherished baby. New features of the book include popular Maori and Pacific names, and the entire listing has been extended by over 10,000 names. There are more celebrity names and unisex names and the book is perfect for anyone seeking alternative spellings, variations and diminutives of names. There are handy checklists of names organised by ethnic origin and quick reference feature boxes highlight the most popular names chosen for New Zealand babies.

Title: Baby Names for NZers
Author: MATTHEWS, ANNE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2013
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869664619
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Baby on Board Mum is Driving
Baby on Board Mum is Driving
Title: Baby on Board Mum is Driving
Author: MORGAN LYNDSAY
Format: Spiral Binding
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473300623
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Best Baby Names for 2017
Best Baby Names for 2017
Choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide. With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Including: A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings; over 100 inspirational lists; naming trends for 2017; and tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby. Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.

Title: Best Baby Names for 2017
Author: THOMAS SIOBHAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Vermilion London
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785040436
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $24.00
Best Baby Names for 2019
Best Baby Names for 2019
The quick and easy way to find the perfect name for your new arrival.

From Arthur to Zipporah, choosing a name for your baby has never been easier with this ultimate baby-naming guide.

With all the information on the latest naming trends, this comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is full of inspirational names. Including-

- A-Z directories of over 8,000 names and their meanings
- Over 100 inspirational lists
- Naming trends and predictions for 2019
- Easy to navigate name lists divided into girls and boys
- Tips for choosing the perfect name for your baby

Including modern names and variants, plus classics that have stood the test of time, this naming guide has everything you need for finding the perfect name for your new arrival.

Title: Best Baby Names for 2019
Author: THOMAS SIOBHAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Vermilion London
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785042034
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $24.00
Best Baby Names for 2020
Best Baby Names for 2020
Title: Best Baby Names for 2020
Author: THOMAS SIOBHAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Price: $24.00
RRP: $24.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785042997
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $24.00