Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different 2

This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787476545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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***THE FOLLOW UP TO THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT*** Tom Daley, Oliver Sacks, the Jamaican Bobsled team, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Carlos Acosta... all dared to be different. This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves. What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates and the singer Ed Sheeran all got in common? All three of them defied expectations - going against the grain and pursuing their dreams - despite a seemingly impossible barrage of obstacles and difficulties. Their stories are incredible, as are those of the tap-dancer Evan Ruggiero, the Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. It's books like these that can make a huge difference to parents and their children's lives. In this day and age, any publication that shows how we can triumph in the face of adversity and prejudice deserves to be read over and over again.

Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1787476510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 565

"In our evermore hectic and overwhelming world, Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different is refreshing proof that dreams do come true and that it is ok to be different. An inspiring read for any young person, particularly those struggling to find their place in the world." Megan Hine _______ Björk, Dr Seuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Warhol, Ellen MacArthur, Greta Gerwig, Andrea Bocelli, Hua Mulan ... these are men and women who all dared to be different. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls - or so the meaningless saying goes. Because what if you're a girl and you like cage fighting? Or you're a boy and you love ballet? And what if you've always dreamed of being a scientist but you can't see anyone who looks or sounds like you, and who has left a legacy - in the form of microscopes and Bunsen burners - for you to follow? This is the book for children who want to know about the lives of those heroes who have led the way, changing the world for the better as they go. Following the runaway success of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, parents asked for a celebration of role models of both genders for boys and girls within the same book. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different is the answer. These are the extraordinary stories of 100 famous and not-so-famous men and women, every single one of them an inspiring pioneer and creative genius in their own way, who broke the mould and made their dreams come true. Like Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different, this is a beautifully illustrated, evocative and inspirational book of amazing stories of amazing people, that will delight sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, and give them the courage to be themselves. *For tales of even more brilliant people who have dared to be different, STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT 2 is out now!*

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different Journal

This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different" - Benjamin Zephaniah "[The stories] coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement" - Financial Times "It will help to inspire a ...

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781529407389

Category:

Page: 160

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THE JOURNAL TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD-WINNING AND BESTSELLING STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT John Lennon, Gandhi, Trevor Noah, Grayson Perry, Roald Dahl, Martin Luther King... all dared to be different - and now young boys can too with this fun and enlightening guided journal. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different Journal is full of tips and ideas to help boys everywhere explore their dreams and release their creativity in an environment where emotions and feelings are celebrated. Thanks to an array of imaginative and thoughtful prompts, and short biographies of some real-life inspiring figures who followed their personal dreams, this journal will help boys construct their own world away from gender stereotypes and social conventions. Activities include: · Devising a plot for a film in which your biggest fear is quashed · Identifying what cause you would go out and protest for · Creating a list of characteristics about human beings for aliens · Imagining what would make you happy a week, a month, ten years from now It is the must-have journal for all those boys who worry about stuff and all those parents who worry about their boys who worry about stuff. ___________ Praise for STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: "This book can save lives. This book can change lives. This book can help to bring forth another generation of boys who dare to be different" - Benjamin Zephaniah "[The stories] coalesce into a rousing symphony of against-the-odds achievement" - Financial Times "It will help to inspire a younger generation to understand that you don't have to be tough, strong and a dragon killer to be worthwhile" - Stylist "Offer[s] a refreshing twist . . . and will encourage young boys to resist the gender stereotypes that can damage men as much as women" - Daily Express

The Impossible Boy

After inspiring countless young readers with tales of extraordinary people in the world around them, Ben Brooks' first children's novel is a magical adventure that celebrates friendship, the power of imagination, and ice cream.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786541009

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 532

Believe in the impossible... A magical story celebrating the power of imagination, from the bestselling author of STORIES FOR BOYS WHO DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Oleg and Emma entered their den to find a cardboard spaceship standing exactly where they usually sat. Slowly, the front door opened and out stepped a boy. 'My name's Sebastian Cole,' he said. 'But you already know that.' When Oleg and Emma invent a new classmate called Sebastian, they are amazed when he appears - very much real - in their secret den. Sebastian isn't like the rest of their classmates. He's never eaten pizza, he's not sure what goose bumps are, and he has a satchel that seems to hold an endless supply of hot ice cream. But as the trio begin their adventures, more impossible things keep happening, from a runaway goat appearing at school to a sighting of some snowwomen walking down the road. Things soon take a turn for the dangerous when the three friends are pursued by the mysterious Institute of Unreality, who want to capture and erase Sebastian, restoring order to the world. With the help of a cowboy gardener, an imprisoned scientist, and the rest of their class, can Emma and Oleg protect their new friend and keep the magic of the impossible alive? After inspiring countless young readers with tales of extraordinary people in the world around them, Ben Brooks' first children's novel is a magical adventure that celebrates friendship, the power of imagination, and ice cream.

Things They Don t Want You to Know

Along the way, Brooks takes readers on a tour of the websites that most parenting manuals would rather pretend don't exist. Yet this is the stuff your kids are all over, on a daily basis.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529403928

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 247

'AN INDISPENSABLE USER'S GUIDE TO ADOLESCENTS.. THE MOST REASSURING THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT IT'S SO GOOD' Daily Mail 'EVERY PARENT SHOULD READ THIS BOOK' Clover Stroud ------------ A GUIDE TO TEENAGERS FROM THIS CENTURY - FOR PARENTS FROM THE LAST CENTURY Written from a teenager's perspective, this is a unique field guide for parents about the secret lives of 21st century adolescents - from mental health to self-harm, from drugs to sexting - and how you can help them and yourself through these turbulent years without losing their trust. Things They Don't Want You To Know is a look at modern life through the eyes of a teenager, by someone who recently graduated from that club. Along the way, Brooks takes readers on a tour of the websites that most parenting manuals would rather pretend don't exist. Yet this is the stuff your kids are all over, on a daily basis. There is porn, there are hallucinogens, there is cyberbullying and suicidal ideation. Brooks' point is that to remain completely unaware of their existence can mean that as a parent, you end up getting blindsided. And being blindsided means you won't know what to say and how to say it when things go wrong. You'll be surprised, shocked but you'll also be reassured. This book will help you to understand and support your kids. They won't thank you, but they might hate you less.

The Greatest Inventor

Join the adventure.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786541130

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 526

Join the adventure. Break the curse. Find your way home. A magical new adventure from the bestselling author of THE IMPOSSIBLE BOY. Victor is skeptical when Walter Swizwit comes to the village of Rainwater. He's the latest in a string of inventors passing through, and no one wants to buy his cheap magic tricks. But Walter doesn't take rejection well, and puts a curse on the village. Only Victor is unaffected and he must leave Rainwater for the first time in his life if he's to find the cure. Victor's path takes him past other villages that Walter has damaged, and he picks up new companions on the way: Elena, handy with bow and arrow, Mo-Lan, a science prodigy, and scaredy-cat Mingus. It's soon clear that they underestimated Walter's power. Only he has the cure for his magic and he's locked away in his castle a thousand leagues away. But he's not the only inventor out there... If Victor and his friends can get someone more powerful on their side, maybe they can win: find Walter, break the curse and return as heroes. After all, there's no place like home...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Wren & Rook

ISBN: 9781526362896

Category:

Page: 160

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What do you think of when you hear the word 'hero'? Is it the wall-climbing, cape-wearing, villain-fighter you see in comics and films? Heroes can actually come in all forms, shapes and sizes. Some cook for the hungry. Some nurse the poorly back to health. Others raise money for important causes. From small acts of kindness to inventions that have saved the lives of hundreds of people, every person in this book has found their passion - or their superpower. No matter how big or small it might be, your power can be used to change the world for the better too. So put away the cape, climb down from that wall and discover how ordinary people can still do extraordinary things and become heroes. Written by Ben Brooks, the bestselling author of the Dare to Be Different books, and paired with vibrant comic-style illustrations throughout, this is the perfect guide for the budding superhero in your life!

High Five to the Hero

Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy, and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older heroes and heroines to read by themselves.

Author: Vita Murrow

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 1786037815

Category:

Page: 96

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What if heroes were celebrated for the power of their hearts instead of their swords? In this stunning anthology--elegantly presented in a green, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing--15 favorite fairytales have been retold for a new generation. Meet King Arthur, who rules by listening to others, and Prince Charming, who really wishes people wouldn't typecast him, in this stereotype-busting follow-up to Power to the Princess. Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy, and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older heroes and heroines to read by themselves. Get reacquainted with these caring, considerate, and responsible heroes: King Arthur Tom Thumb Sinbad The Emperor With New Clothes Jack and the Beanstalk Rumpelstiltskin Pinocchio Hercules Prince Charming King Midas The Pied Piper The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Snowman The Shoemaker (and the Elves) Anansi High-five to the hero!


Health Heroes The People Who Took Care of the World

Meet the real-life health heroes! £1 from the sale of this book will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

Author: Emily Sharratt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471197204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

View: 634

Meet the real-life health heroes! £1 from the sale of this book will be donated to NHS Charities Together. For readers aged 8+, Health Heroes is packed full of true stories of healthcare workers past and present, from all walks of life and from all around the world – from Florence Nightingale and Alexander Fleming to the midwives, doctors, paramedics and carers of today. From famous names to unsung heroes, these are real people being amazing – making new discoveries, putting themselves on the front line, and helping to take care of people in need, in all sorts of ways. Beautifully illustrated, and packed full of fun facts, information and inspiring true stories, this is the perfect read for future health heroes, fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Greta’s Story and Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different – or anyone who just wants to join in the round of applause!

Becoming a Reader

The criteria of realism take different forms . Sometimes it is the fact that the story
reflects the reader's experience accurately . Rina ( 17 ) reacts to " Samuel , ” a
short story by Grace Paley about four boys who dare one another to ride on one
of ...

Author: J. A. Appleyard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 895

Becoming a Reader in allowing us to predict our reading experience, allows us, as adults, to choose what to do with the power which reading gives us.

The Underwear Dare

When Josh's father marries Eddie's mother, Josh ends up sharing a bedroom with the biggest bully in Ms. Waverly's fifth grade class.

Author: Nardini Sisters

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780615435107

Category: Bullying

Page: 163

View: 475

When Josh's father marries Eddie's mother, Josh ends up sharing a bedroom with the biggest bully in Ms. Waverly's fifth grade class. And Josh just happens to be Eddie's favorite victim. When Josh's dad decides to turn the attic into another bedroom, the boys must decide who gets the room--and the gross, embarrassing dares commence.

It Takes Two A History of the Couples Who Dared to be Different

Cathy Newman’s witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, “Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?”’ CAITLIN MORAN

Author: Cathy Newman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008363358

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 146

‘Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman’s witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, “Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?”’ CAITLIN MORAN

Fifty two New Stories for Boys

You can earn his confidence all over again . As for your not being fitted for study ,
what difference does that make ? You wouldn't take a dare in the gymnasium . I'
ve known about that other fellow of a different build doing a thing it was twice as ...

Author: Alfred Henry Miles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Short stories, English

Page: 460

View: 707


A Different Kind of War Story

... to the touch, and I remembered stories of people getting their tongues frozen to
the railroad track on a dare during subzero weather. ... Also, some of the boys
had gotten a little Douglas fir tree and hung it with chains 36 Edward M. Arnez'z'

Author: Edward M. Arnett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469198029

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 541

Summary of A Different kind of War Story- a Quaker conscientious objector in WWII The book carries the writer through his experiences in WWII as a draftee into Civilian Public Service ( CPS ), the official structure for handling conscientious objectors ( COs ) . Among his various assignments to CPS camps and projects are that to the Forest Service Smokejumper unit where he parachuted into remote areas of the Rockies to put out small forest fires before they become big. Also , of special interest is his description of transferring 1, 200 wild horses on a cargo ship to Poland as aid for reestablishing Polish agriculture and some observations on Poland under the Soviet occupation during the early years of the cold war .

The Journal of Arkansas Education

Through discussion of the various points included in this unit, a list of suggested
theme topics was worked out. ... ing closed corporations which keep out
worthwhile boys and girls, (2) as bein guilty of stifling democracy, (3) as ing
unsympathetic toward anyone who dares to be different. ... The story “The Boy
with Green Hair" was reviewed and sev. eral criticisms of the new movie of that
title were read.

Author: Everett Brackin Tucker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

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Another Handful of Stories

Thirty-seven Stories by Deaf Storytellers Transliterated from the Deaf Storytellers
Video Tape Series Ivey B. Pittle. be their leader . Can you imagine that , a deaf
kid leading a bunch of hearing kids ? That group became my first sign language ...

Author: Ivey B. Pittle

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

View: 537

Deaf people talk about their personal experiences and present some creative original stories.

Children s Books in Print 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults ...
Diane W. Darby's Friends: Fourteen Stories, Level Three, Progressive Phonics.
Ernest H. Christman ... Dare to Be Different: Athletes Who Changed Sports.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780835248518

Category: Authors

Page:

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The Rover Boys MEGAPACK

26 Boys' Adventure Novels Edward Stratemeyer. Randy . “They were standing
right by this ... “But you'll find it a different story down here.” “Don't you dare to tell
any stories about us,” warned Nappy . “If you do you'll get in bad, mark my words
 ...

Author: Edward Stratemeyer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434447049

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 4173

View: 867

The Rover Boys were precursors to the Hardy Boys -- three brothers who solved mysteries and had adventures at boarding school, on vacation, and abroad. Twenty volumes (all included here) were published. A second series, chronicling the adventures of the original Rover Boys' sons, followed. Six volumes of the second series are included. If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Parallel Stories

Their aim was to gain a realistic picture of the various rebellious tendencies
thriving among the boys and of their secret movements. On several occasions,
when it ... He did not dare ask anyone what Gruber had in mind. The body of
anyone ...

Author: Péter Nádas

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429963573

Category: Fiction

Page: 1152

View: 757

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 In 1989, the year the Wall came down, a university student in Berlin on his morning run finds a corpse on a park bench and alerts the authorities. This scene opens a novel of extraordinary scope and depth, a masterwork that traces the fate of myriad Europeans—Hungarians, Jews, Germans, Gypsies—across the treacherous years of the mid-twentieth century. Three unusual men are at the heart of Parallel Stories: Hans von Wolkenstein, whose German mother is linked to secrets of fascist-Nazi collaboration during the 1940s; Ágost Lippay Lehr, whose influential father has served Hungary's different political regimes for decades; and András Rott, who has his own dark record of mysterious activities abroad. The web of extended and interconnected dramas reaches from 1989 back to the spring of 1939, when Europe trembled on the edge of war, and extends to the bestial times of 1944–45, when Budapest was besieged, the Final Solution devastated Hungary's Jews, and the war came to an end, and on to the cataclysmic Hungarian Revolution of October 1956. We follow these men from Berlin and Moscow to Switzerland and Holland, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and of course, from village to city in Hungary. The social and political circumstances of their lives may vary greatly, their sexual and spiritual longings may seem to each of them entirely unique, yet Péter Nádas's magnificent tapestry unveils uncanny reverberating parallels that link them across time and space.This is Péter Nádas's masterpiece—eighteen years in the writing, a sensation in Hungary even before it was published, and almost four years in the translating. Parallel Stories is the first foreign translation of this daring, demanding, and momentous novel, and it confirms for an even larger audience what Hungary already knows: that it is the author's greatest work.