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Margaret McAllister - Author

About the Author

Margaret McAllister lives in West Yorkshire with her husband, a practicing Minister. With a background in teaching, Margaret, has always enjoyed making up stories and in the early nineties found the time to put these down on paper. Her first book A Friend for Rachel (re-titled as The Secret Mice) was published in 1997 by Oxford University Press. Margaret has since gone on to publish further novels with OUP (including many literacy titles in their Reading Tree series) as well as with Bloomsbury and Puffin.

With favourite authors including Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge and Jerome K. Jerome, it is no surprise that Margaret enjoys writing historical and fantasy fiction. Margaret is known for her Mistmantle Chronicles, the first of which – Urchin of the Riding Stars – was shortlisted for the Ottakar’s Children’s Book Prize, as well as The Life Shop and High Crag Linn for Lion Children’s Books. Most recently Margaret has published the Hammy the Wonder Hamster series under the pseudonym Poppy Harris for Puffin, and The Lion Classic Aesop’s Fables for Lion (September 2011).

In addition to writing, Margaret enjoys dance, theatre, music and history, and is currently learning how to play the piano.

Featured books by Margaret McAllister

15 Things Not to Do with a Baby

15 Things Not to Do with a Baby

3+ readers

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Other books by Margaret McAllister

The Good Thing About Bad Days

The Good Thing About Bad Days

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2020

A warming practical book full of advice, suggested activities and encouraging messages to help young children (5-9 years) express and cope with their emotions, to reassure them about handling situations and to raise their self-esteem. With a repetitive mantra that: The good thing about bad days is-that they come to an end. Space is provided for children to draw or jot down their thoughts and responses. Scattered throughout are verses from Psalms and other books of the Bible, and quotations from other sources. There is a parent section providing additional advice by Dr Claire Parsons, a Christian GP, and a list of websites and contacts as resources and support for children and parents.

Bug Club Whole School Pro Independent Reading Pack (447 books)

Bug Club Whole School Pro Independent Reading Pack (447 books)

Author: Margaret McAllister, Dominic Barker, Jim Eldridge, Barbara Mitchelhill Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/03/2020

This Bug Club Independent package contains 447 books. Reception/P1-Year 6/P7 For ages 4-11 211 KS1 fiction books and 94 KS1 non-fiction books, 102 KS2 fiction books and 40 KS2 non-fiction books Lilac-Red Plus bands

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses Developing Resilience in Practice

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses Developing Resilience in Practice

Author: Margaret McAllister, Donna Lee Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

This unique resource delivers proven strategies to help nurses overcome stressors and challenges when-and even before-they arise. Featuring seven new chapters and new authors, the second edition reflects the latest research on resilience and wellbeing and applies it specifically to nursing professionals. This edition focuses not only on resilience strategies nurses can implement to help themselves, but also provides them with tools they can use to strengthen and motivate patients, their families, and health care communities at large. The book describes a diverse range of proactive or preventative approaches nurses can harness in a variety of healthcare contexts. These strategies help to develop strength, flexibility, and the determination to adapt to professional challenges that may at first seem daunting. Such strategies as challenging self-defeating thoughts, connecting with positive peers, internalizing positive attributes of leaders, rejecting positions of victim or bystander, and more will help nurses to better deal not only with patients, but also peers, managers, and the entire nursing team. Chapters present first-hand accounts of resilience in action and extensive examples that showcase evidence-based resilience strategies, along with discussion questions, creative thinking exercises and activities that promote practical application of material. New to the Second Edition: Strategies for adapting to constant change Managing moral and ethical distress Developing effective and creative solutions for global health challenges Restoring resilience, health and wellbeing after adversity Doing good: personal, social, and political The power of professional unity New leadership dynamics Moving out of one's comfort zone for personal and professional growth Key Features: Presents first-hand accounts and extensive examples that showcase evidence-based resilience strategies Provides creative and adoptable resolutions for coping with clients, communities and teams with complex needs Includes activities that encourage readers to develop resilience capabilities as team leaders, team members and change agents Highlights psychological and social resilience strategies Includes discussion questions and creative thinking exercises

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 20: Selkie Summer

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 20: Selkie Summer

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

It's Lily's last summer before the terrifying move to high school, but instead of hanging out with her primary-school friends at home in Edinburgh, she's stuck on an island in a cottage in the pouring rain. Her parents are completely immersed in their archaeological dig, so Lily is alone with her worries about September - until she meets Jess. Soon, while her parents are making discoveries about the island's ancient past, Lily is discovering a new best friend - and the island transforms from a lonely wet rock into a land of thrilling storms, wide-eyed seals and Viking legends. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.

Children of the Bible

Children of the Bible

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2019

An elegantly illustrated collection of favourite Bible stories with an interesting twist. Margaret McAllister imaginatively retells these tales from the point of view of the children involved. Alida Massari's illustration style, inspired by ancient art and architecture and full of grace and sophistication, is perfectly suited to the book. A beautiful and informative title.

Bug Club Independent Fiction Year Two Lime Plus a Karate Chaos

Bug Club Independent Fiction Year Two Lime Plus a Karate Chaos

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2018

Bug Club Independent Fiction Year Two Lime Plus A Escape to Tekron

Bug Club Independent Fiction Year Two Lime Plus A Escape to Tekron

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2018

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Snow Troll

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Snow Troll

Author: Margaret McAllister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Tromso the friendly troll loves to help people, but doesn't always get the right idea. When snow threatens the village, he proves just how helpful he can be! Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are becoming independent readers to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

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