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The Dressing Up Box

Author : David Constantine
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Against the backdrop of war, a group of children barricade themselves in an abandoned townhouse, cherishing what’s left of their innocence with the help of a dressing-up box... A deep-sea diver takes to being suspended for hours at a time on the end of a line not long enough to reach the seabed... An aging widower moves into the shed at the end of his garden to plan out his ‘endgame’ surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of hoarded curiosities... The characters in David Constantine’s fifth collection are all in pursuit of sanctuary; the violence and mendacity of the outside world presses in from all sides – be it the ritualised brutality suffered by children at a Catholic orphanage, or the harrowing videos shared among refugees of an atrocity ‘back home’. In each case, the characters withdraw into themselves, sometimes abandoning language altogether, until something breaks and they can retreat no further. In Constantine’s luminous prose, these stories capture such moments in all their clarity; moments when an entire life seems to hang in the balance, the past’s betrayals exposed, its ghosts dragged out into the daylight; moments in which the possibility of defiance and redemption is everything. Praise for The Dressing-Up Box: 'A quietly furious and moving collection...' - A.L. Kennedy 'Precise in their intensity, unsettling, suddenly and unexpectedly luminous, these stories will stay with you and unfurl within you.' - Lucy Caldwell 'A beautifully crafted tender, evocative collection. Full of wisdom and light.' - Irenosen Okojie 'David Constantine's fifth collection of stories is a fierce and tender meditation on our struggle to live - a lyrical and plainspoken portrait of humanity at its pernicious worst and its suffering, creative, resilient best.' - Carys Davies

My Dressing Up Box

Author : Deborah Lock
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Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub. This ebook will help your child learn to read and will encourage a life-long love of reading. Who do you want to be today? Put it on, take it off ... dressing up is lots of fun. Let's pretend and play at being a pirate, a fairy or an astronaut! This ebook is a part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Pre-Level 1 have simple sentences, limited vocabulary, word repetition, picture word strips and large type - read them together with children who are just beginning to learn and with early or reluctant readers.

DK Reader Pre level 1 My Dressing up Box

Author : Kate Hayden
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DK Readers help a child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading Who do you want to be today? Put it on, take it off ... dressing up is lots of fun. Let’s pretend and play at being a pirate, a fairy or an astronaut! DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Pre-Level 1 have simple sentences, limited vocabulary, word repetition, picture word strips and large type – read them together with children who are just beginning to learn and with early or reluctant readers. Over 70 titles in the series.

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Demi the Dressing Up Fairy

Author : Daisy Meadows
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Get ready for an exciting fairy adventure with the no. 1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up. Rachel and Kirsty have been invited to meet the seven nieces of King Oberon and Queen Titania - the Princess Fairies! But when Kirsty and Rachel arrive in Fairyland things soon go wrong, Jack Frost and his wicked goblins steal the princesses' tiaras! The tiaras contain special fairy magic that look after happiness and fun in both the human and fairy worlds. They need to get them back so everyone can be happy once again! 'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' ReadingZone.com Read all seven fairy adventures in the Princess Fairies set! Honor the Happy Days Fairy; Demi the Dressing-up Fairy; Anya the Cuddly Creatures Fairy; Elisa the Adventure Fairy; Lizzie the Sweet Treats Fairy; Maddie the Playtime Fairy; Eva the Enchanted Ball Fairy. If you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!

Other People s Children

Author : Gillian Thomas
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"Examines how children's quality of life is changing, and how we could improve it, for all children, over the next generation." - page 9.

How To Break Up With Fast Fashion

Author : Lauren Bravo
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'A funny, achievable guide' Observer 'Lauren Bravo is one of my favourite writers' Dolly Alderton 'Bravo will inspire you to repair, recycle and give old items a new lease of life' Stylist You probably know the statistics: global clothing production has roughly doubled in just 15 years, and every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in UK landfill. Fast fashion is the ultimate toxic relationship. It's bad news for the planet, our brains and our bank balances. We can't go on like this; our shopping habits need an overhaul. Journalist Lauren Bravo loves clothes more than anything, but she's called time on her affair with fast fashion in search of a slower, saner way of dressing. In this book, she'll help you do the same. How To Break Up With Fast Fashion will help you to change your mindset, fall back in love with your wardrobe and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping - from the clothes swap to the charity shop. Full of refreshing honesty and realistic advice, Lauren will inspire you to repair, recycle and give your unloved items a new lease of life without sacrificing your style. Because fashion belongs to everyone, but no outfit should cost us the earth.

The Play Ethic

Author : Pat Kane
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‘Fizzes with intellectual curiosity. Kane writes engagingly and with a humility difficult to find among idea-entrepreneurs’ James Harkin, Independent We all think we know what play is. Play is what we do as children, what we do outside of work, what we do for no other reason than for pleasure. But this is only half of the truth. The Play Ethic explores the real meaning of play and shows how a more playful society would revolutionize and liberate our daily lives. Using wide and varied sources – from the Enlightenment to Eminem, Socrates to Chaos theory, Kierkegaard to Karaoke – The Play Ethic shows how play is fundamental to both society and to the individual, and how the work ethic that has dominated the last three centuries is ill-equipped to deal with the modern world. With verve, wit and intelligence, Pat Kane takes us on a tour of the playful world arguing that without it business, the arts, politics, education, even our family and spiritual lives are fundamentally impoverished. The Play Ethic seeks to change the way you look at your daily life, how you interact with others, how you view the world. It is a guidebook to new, exciting – and unsettling – times. Shocking, controversial, yet magnificently argued, The Play Ethic is a book no one who works, or has ever worked, can afford to be without. ‘Kane's Manifesto for a Different Way of Living is a brave attempt to inject a little playfulness . . . into the dull grind of the working stiff’ Iain Finlayson, The Times

Circle Time for Young Children

Author : Jenny Mosley
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Provides information on effectively incorporating circle time into the classroom.

Solway Sleuth Hounds

Author : Mary S Moffat
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Presents a mystery and adventure story set in south west Scotland at the time of Robert Burns. This title features sketch maps - including one of Dumfries in 1793. With black and white photographs of places which are important to the story, it also includes a section consisting of detailed notes about people and events which come into the story.