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: 513

"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 younger ...

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781529407389

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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

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2

Their stories are incredible, as are those of tap dancer Evan Ruggiero, Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, the brave Chernobyl Divers, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762472146

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 363

Boys can be anything they want to be! In this sequel to the New York Times bestseller Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, Ben Brooks introduces seventy-six more boys and men who will inspire young readers to live boldly and true to themselves. What do environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, philosopher Socrates, and singer Ed Sheeran all have in common? Each 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 tap dancer Evan Ruggiero, Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, the brave Chernobyl Divers, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. Together, their stories offer young boys the welcome alternative message that masculinity can mean many things -- that it's okay to be sensitive, to be bold, and to follow their hearts.

Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different

800x600 Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780762465941

Category: Biography

Page: 222

View: 199

-- Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

The Impossible Boy

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, just in time for Christmas?After inspiring countless young ...

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Quercus Children's Books

ISBN: 9781786540997

Category: Action and adventure fiction

Page: 256

View: 594

Believe in the impossible this Christmas - 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, just in time for Christmas? 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.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

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!

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1526362902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 309

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!

The Greatest Inventor

Join the adventure.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786541130

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 532

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...

Dare to Be Different

Each one is exquisitely illustrated by Quinton Winter, who made the Stories for Boys series so visually exciting.

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781529416244

Category:

Page: 208

View: 397

A new book that will inspire children, by the global bestselling author of Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different. The words in Dare to be Different have great power. Ben Brooks has brought together 100 people who have all in some way or another used words to do wonderful things. Some may have changed a single life, while others have changed the course of history for almost everyone on earth. But whether their effects were big or small, these individuals' speeches, letters, poems, songs, stories, and advice prove one thing: words can make the world a better place. And they can make you feel better about yourself too. This extraordinary compendium includes personal letters that were written for just one reader to help guide them through life's journey; sometimes they were intended for millions of people to hear about grand declarations of war, peace or new discoveries. Most of the time, though, they are words of wisdom that children will love to hear, about kindness, bullying, or whether it's OK to sometimes eat chocolate for breakfast. From Aesop's fables about what's right and what's wrong to Selena Gomez's speech about bullying; and from F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters of encouragement to his daughter, Scottie, to Bambi, the mysterious graffiti artist who sprays words of truth on walls, there is something to be learned from every quote in this inspiring and illuminating book. Children will be enthused and comforted by the wonderful true stories Brooks has brought from across history and from around the world. Each one is exquisitely illustrated by Quinton Winter, who made the Stories for Boys series so visually exciting.

Every Parent Should Read This Book

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: 514

'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 MUST-READ FOR THOSE WITH TEENAGE KIDS' Candice Brathwaite ------------ 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.

You Don t Have to be Loud

Unique to the children's market, this book will help shy kids to thrive in their own (quiet) way .

Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Wren & Rook

ISBN: 9781526362872

Category:

Page: 160

View: 960

Drawing on the narrative of his own life growing up as painfully shy child, Ben Brooks explores what it is to be 'quiet' - what it means, what it can feel like and how we can embrace it - and debunks some of the myths about what it means to be a shy person. Around 60% of adults identify as 'shy' - just one of the facts that Ben uses to 'normalise' shyness, outlining stories of famously shy people from the past and the present - Charles Darwin, David Bowie, Greta Thunberg, Rosa Parks, Beyonce, Emma Watson - revealing the stories of successful adults who grew up shy but didn't let it get in the way of their passion and creativity. Shy kids often have great innate skills - listening, creativity, kindness, compassion and problem-solving - so being shy or quiet is not something to 'outgrow' but something to embrace and be proud of. Unique to the children's market, this book will help shy kids to thrive in their own (quiet) way ...


How Ships Work 1

Featuring fantastic illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock and loads of flaps to lift, this is the ultimate guide to ships for kids!

Author: Lonely Planet Kids Staff

Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids

ISBN: 9781838690588

Category: Lift-the-flap books

Page: 24

View: 262

The latest in our How... series takes to the waves to reveal the wonders of ships, boats and ferries and answers the questions of how they do what they do, what they''re used for and how they have changed over time. Featuring fantastic artwork by celebrated illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, words by author Clive Gifford and loads of flaps to lift, this is the quintessential kids guide to all things ships! Raise anchor as you set sail through the ages, from wooden paddle boats and tiny coracles to swanky mega-yachts with helipads and paddle steamers in this companion to How Airports Work and How Trains Work. From gigantic cruise liners to beautiful sailing ships, young readers will travel through history and around the world to find out everything they ever wanted to know about ships. Lift the flaps to unfurl papyrus sails on an Ancient Egyptian ship sailing up the Nile, tour a historic Spanish galleon, zoom across the water at almost 320 miles per hour in a speedboat, and much more. See how ships stay afloat, cultivate wind power, and navigate using just the stars. Learn all about how the first simple boats carved out of tree trunks evolved into the giant super yachts and cruise liners of today, and take a look at the limitless possibilities of the ships of the future. How Ships Work is jam-packed with amazing facts and awesome illustrations, and was created in consultation with the National Maritime Museum, UK. About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world''s leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

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

View: 985

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!

Dream It Do It

About Dream It and Do It: Available as the full 100 story set or in individual volumes 1-3. This is volume 2 containing 40 stories about helper and discovery careers. (see series details for volumes 1 and 3).

Author: Holly A Sharp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 92

View: 165

All 3 volumes also available as a single book at a discounted rate.Written for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls, but great for reading together at any age. Kids who develop interests and talents earlier in life are more likely to find joy and success as they become adults. Introduce your child to 40 different service and discovery careers through real-life role models. Each story showcases a different career path. These real stories cover real people, the challenges they faced (like racism and sexism) and the lessons they learned. Each story also invites children to take on an activity that might help spark an interest in that career path. One of the great joys of being a parent is watching your child develop. This is the first book of its kind that can help you open their minds to the range of possibilities that lie ahead.

Dream It Do It

This book is volume 1 containing 29 artistic role model stories. (see series for volumes 2 and 3) Career role models for the next generation of rebels, dreamers and change-makers.

Author: Holly A Sharp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 66

View: 225

Volume 1: Artistic Role ModelsAll 3 volumes also available as a single book at a discounted rate.Written for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls, but great for reading together at any age. Kids who develop interests and talents earlier in life are more likely to find joy and success as they become adults. Introduce your child to 29 different art based possibilities and interests through real-life role models. Each story showcases a different career path across the arts. These real stories cover real people, the challenges they faced (like racism and sexism) and the lessons they learned. Each story also invites children to take on an activity that might help spark an interest in that career path. One of the great joys of being a parent is watching your child develop. This is the first book of its kind that can help you open their minds to the range of possibilities that lie ahead.

Dream It Do It

About Dream It and Do It: Available as the full 100 story set or in individual volumes 1-3. This is volume 3 containing 31 stories about business and product development careers. (see series details for volumes 1 and 2).

Author: Holly A Sharp

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 70

View: 338

This book is part of a 3 part paperback series of 100 stories. Find all 100 stories in hardcover on Amazon.com as well. Written for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls, but great for reading together at any age. Kids who develop interests and talents earlier in life are more likely to find joy and success as they become adults. Introduce your child to 31 different business and product development careers through real-life role models. Each story showcases a different career path. These real stories cover real people, the challenges they faced (like racism and sexism) and the lessons they learned. Each story also invites children to take on an activity that might help spark an interest in that career path. One of the great joys of being a parent is watching your child develop. This is the first book of its kind that can help you open their minds to the range of possibilities that lie ahead.

Bold Tales of Brave Hearted Boys

Perfect for fans of the classic stories, Disney lovers, and readers of Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this stunning and inspiring picture book collects reimagined fairy tales with a modern twist to value kindness and honesty as ...

Author: Susannah McFarlane

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 1534473599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 488

Perfect for fans of the classic stories, Disney lovers, and readers of Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this stunning and inspiring picture book collects reimagined fairy tales with a modern twist to value kindness and honesty as much as strength and valiance. Battles are fought and dragons slain; evildoers kept from ill-gotten gain. Yet our heroes find, as perhaps will you, that it’s how as well as what you do. Four brave heroes stand up for what is right in this beautifully illustrated treasury of modern fairy tales. There are many ways to be strong and save the day! Discover the gentle giant who forgives the troublesome thief who climbed his beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel as they work together to escape an evil witch, a young boy who tells the truth about the emperor’s clothes despite the consequences, and a prince who fights to help a sleeping princess in need. Each story brings a unique perspective, a different illustrator, and all the charm of a classic storybook. This emboldening and accessible book is perfect for young princes and princesses learning to be clever, honest, and bold of heart.

Monsters

The perfect book for adults and children to share, MONSTERS is set to become a bone-chilling classic that will lurk under every bed in 2021!

Author: Sarah Banville

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 152636350X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 832

The perfect book for adults and children to share, MONSTERS is set to become a bone-chilling classic that will lurk under every bed in 2021! Ever wondered what terrorised the Scape Ore swamp in 1980s South Carolina? Or who visits the naughty children in Northern Europe to punish them on Christmas Eve? Or how bloated undead feeders got upgraded to a shape-shifting castle-dwelling Count? From well-known and well-feared monsters like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, to the lesser-known, but just as weird and wonderful Japanese Sea Serpent and Chinese Hopping Vampires, this terrific book is the must-have guide to monsters from all over the world. Each monster is brought to life in a bright and bold way by the fantastically stylish illustrator of the bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different series, Quinton Winter. These illustrations feature alongside the fascinating folklore and history which surrounds the monsters, researched by author and monster enthusiast, Sarah Banville. Get ready to dive into MONSTERS, but beware of what you might find there ...

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: 604

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!