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Kid friendly, highly readable and reassuring guide to the big school move
Your Guide to Starting Secondary School
“Going up to big school is like going on safari” is this lively book’s opening gambit and as the author says just like with any adventure you may well have an attack of the “what if’s” and if so what you need is information to quell those niggling worries. This book is designed to talk the reader through the most commonly shared anxieties like- what if I don’t fit in/ older kids are horrible/I get lost/teachers are scary etc etc. Aimed very much at the child reader this will be an essential purchase for parents to leave lying around for a child to find. It very nicely combines a jokey, amusing approach with some very sensible practical advice and provides tools and quizzes for self-analysis (understanding why you behave in a certain way and how this might appear to others is half the battle) and further helpful information and sources to find out more. Each scenario described will resonate with young people’s actual experiences and the advice given is sensible without being at all po-faced or judgemental with a reassuringly relaxed attitude to life/school balance and presenting teachers as human beings too. This will be a very useful and inevitably well-thumbed book to have in every primary library.
No Worries is the ultimate secondary school survival guide, with tips, quizzes and jokes to help children prepare. What if I've got the wrong stuff? What if I don't fit in? What if the older kids are horrible to me? Starting secondary school is a bit like going on a safari - it's a great adventure but sometimes, before you go, you can get a touch of the 'what ifs'.
You may be feeling anxious or stressed about leaving primary school. No Worries is full of information about going up from primary to secondary school and covers all of the big worries and anxieties.
With practical hints and tips, jokes and quizzes for finding your way around, making new friends, social media and staying on top of homework, this fully-revised edition of Going Up! is the essential no-worries guide to starting secondary school.
Alexander presents a series of scenarios and offers gently straightforward solutions. - The Guardian
A reassuring read to allay any niggling worries. - Primary Times
Although primarily aimed at children themselves, there is plenty of useful advice that primary teachers can use. - Leadership Focus
A brilliant book... packed with jokes... will give you more confidence and add a smile to your face. - Jewish Chronicle
An indispensable guide... the concise and entertaining publication tackles common problems and worries in a positive and reassuring manner. - Headteacher Update
The author knows what makes Year 6 laugh - the jokes are really good. -- Ben Amberley-Smith, Age 11 - in The Teacher
I liked the way it was set out with quizzes and examples of situations. -- Kayley Kahan, Age 11 - in The Jewish Telegraph
|Publication date:||2nd April 2020|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||General Non-Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic , School Stories|
Jenny Alexander is a well-established author of over 100 fiction and non fiction children's titles. Jenny has written prolifically on the theme of bullying and has previously published non-fiction titles with A&C Black such as Going up! The No-Worries Guide to Secondary School and How 2 B Happy, a self-help book for children suffering from anxiety. The Peony Pinker titles are her first fiction titles for A&C Black.More About Jenny Alexander
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