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We Are All Born Free

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The most gorgeous hard back picture book for children about human rights.This beautiful commemorative edition of We Are All Born Free celebrates each declaration with an illustration by an internationally renowned artist or illustrator.A testament to freedom and the human spirit, it is a thoughtful gift for children and adults alike. Read full article

Positivity - Top Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio that Will Change Your Life

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World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson provides the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You'll discover:What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective; The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity; Why positivity is more important than happiness; How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives ;The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point ... Read full article

Best Start

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Best Start by Lynn Jenkins, clinical psychologist, is for parents who want to understand their baby's or toddler's emotional needs. This book explains the importance of the quality of your baby's early experiences and interactions and how these influence how your child develops. Read full article

Authentic Happiness

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Authentic Happiness is the first book to examine the mechanisms by which mentally healthy people become happy, and how happy people become very happy. Martin E. Seligman is the international leader of the Positive Psychology Movement. His first trade book, the international bestseller Learned Optimism greatly influenced the way people thought about mental health by bringing the concepts of cognitive psychology to a mass audience. Read full article

You are a Star

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You Are a Star is a lovely picture book with a story for young children about taking a trip out of this world, into the sky, past the moon and through the universe to find out how we are all made of stars. In some ways this is a book about the universe being created but it is also about how we are all connected. Read full article

Evangeline - The Wish Keeper's Helper

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Evangeline - The Wish Keeper's Helper by Maggie Alderson is a beautifully written and illustrated story about a toy elephant who lies under the bed waiting for something to happen. She things to herself "If only I could be useful somewhere ... " Will her wish be granted? The illustrations by Claire Fletcher make this gorgeous book even more appealing - lovely also to read aloud with your children. Read full article

10 Mindful Minutes

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From the bestselling author, Academy Award-winning actress and founder of the Hawn Foundation, a practical guide for parents to help children cope with stress, improve concentration and lead happier lives. Goldie Hawn offers parents a practical guide for helping their children to learn better and live more happily. Based on the MindUP programme, supported by the Hawn Foundation, 10 Mindful Minutes outlines short, practical exercises for parents and children - taking less than 10 minutes - to help young children and teenagers. Read full article

Edie Amelia and the Monkey Shoe Mystery

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While checking that her party outfit for her ninth birthday is in order, Edie Amelia Sparks discovers that one of her most treasured possessions - a red monkey shoe with a crimson tassel on the toe - is missing. With the help of her unusual dog Mr Pants, and her arch nemesis/best friend Cheesy Chompster, Edie Amelia sets out to solve the mystery of the missing shoe. A fantastically imaginative story from the well-known actor turned author and columnist, Sophie Lee. Read full article

Edie Amelia and the Runcible River Fever

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A mysterious illness with very strange symptoms is spreading through Runcible, throwing the townsfolk into a panic. Edie Amelia Sparks, nine-year-old detective extraordinaire, sets out to investigate. Together with her new best friend Cheesy Chompster and Mr Pants, her French bulldog, Edie begins the hunt for a cure. The adventurers encounter some rather unusual things along the way, including: a flan-eating dog people in colourful jumpsuits a dastardly theft a motorised pram some very distressed alpacas and a solution that's right before their eyes Read full article

Love Wisdom Motherhood - Conversations with Inspiring Women

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/love-wisdom-motherhood-conversations-with-inspiring-women">Love Wisdom Motherhood - Conversations with Inspiring Women</a>

Jessica Rowe, broadcaster, writer and mother, interviews eleven women about what it means to be a mother. Jessica Rowe reveals the obstacles encountered along the way, the joys, heartache, myths and realities. The conversations are very honest and feature women such as Elizabeth Broderick, Lisa McCune, Wendy Harmer, Tina Arena, Maggie Tabberer and Gail Kelly. An inspirational and reassuring book for mothers. Read full article