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Every Child A Song

Written by Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Marc Martin

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Books of the Month Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

August 2019 Book of the Month

Nicola Davies celebrates the forthcoming 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Using the metaphor of each child being a song, she explores some of the 54 rights it sets out, from the right to education, to freedom of thought and expression, to the rights of child refugees. Short, lyrical sentences of text will start discussion and conversation and Marc Martin’s rich water-colour illustrations, whether of children, scenes or vegetation, add movement and drama. A book to inspire children to think about the world and their place within it.

Andrea Reece

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Publishing ahead of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Every Child A Song is a poignant celebration of children everywhere and a reminder that EVERY child must be protected by the articles laid out in the UNCRC.

Every Child A Song Synopsis

When you were born, a song began...

So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique 'song', then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive - love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn.

In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labour, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasise that we all must play our part in championing children's rights and offering support to those who need it most.

With deeply moving watercolour illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children and adults alike to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781526361431
Publication date: 19/03/2020
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781526361417
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526361417
Publication date: 8th August 2019
Author: Nicola Davies
Illustrator: Marc Martin
Publisher: Wren & Rook an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Personal Social Health Economic , Family Issues, Racism / Multi-Culturalism
Recommendations: Books of the Month
Collections: Anti Bullying Week & World Kindness Day,

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale and King of the Sky . She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Powys Read more about Nicola Davies here. Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street  are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

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