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  • Far From The Tree

    Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    **WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2014**A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Let Me Go: Abused and Afraid, She Has Nothing to Live for

    by Casey Watson ...
    Let Me Go is the powerful new memoir from foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson.Harley, 13, has been sectioned under the mental health act after attempting suicide. She was spotted climbing the railings on a footbridge that crossed a busy motorway and pulled to safety by a member of the public. After six weeks in hospital, social services are looking for a short-term ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Autism Sourcebook

    Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing--from a Mother Whose Child Recovered

    Practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism -- and a mother's own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorderWhen Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Talk Less, Listen More

    As children grow in this world, we need to provide them with tools and methods to ensure that they are the best human beings that they can be. Talk Less, Listen More provides parents with strategies and ideas on how to ensure children take responsibility for their actions and are able to determine what is appropriate behaviourMichael Hawton provides examples, illustrations, maps diagrams and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Girl Without a Voice: The true story of a terrified child whose silence spoke volumes

    by Casey Watson ...
    Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson tells the shocking and deeply moving true story of a young girl with severe behavioural problems.This is the first of several stories about ‘difficult’ children Casey helped during her time as a behaviour manager at her local comprehensive.Casey has been in the post for six months when thirteen-year-old Imogen joins her class. One of six children ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Raising Your Spirited Child Rev Ed

    A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic

    series Spirited Series
    The award-winning bestseller that has helped millions, providing research-based, effective strategies, practical tips and real-life storiesThe spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Lovey

    This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher Mary MacCracken could reach.Mary had reservations about eight-year-old Hannah joining her class. The three emotionally disturbed boys she was currently looking after had been making steady progress, and Hannah, who had a ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Lost Children

    First published in 1974 as A Circle of Children this is the first of four books from learning disabilities specialist Mary MacCracken.This is a book about children so emotionally disturbed they cannot fit into society; it is also the story of a woman whose involvement with these children changed the shape of their lives forever.When Mary MacCracken joined a school for emotionally disturbed ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Tiger’s Child: The story of a gifted, troubled child and the teacher who refused to give up on her

    by Torey Hayden ...
    Torey Hayden returns with this deeply-moving sequel to her first book, One Child (the Sunday Times bestseller). After seven years, Torey is reunited with Sheila, the disturbed 6-year-old she tried to rescue.Sheila was a deeply disturbed six-year-old when she came into Torey Hayden's life – a story poignantly chronicled One Child. The Tiger's Child picks up the story seven years later. Hayden has ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

    'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.' - from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all ... Read more

    $35.41 AUD

  • Just Another Kid: Each was a child no one could reach – until one amazing teacher embraced them all

    by Torey Hayden ...
    A dramatic and remarkable narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination, from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers ‘The Tiger's Child’ and ‘One Child’.Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle – three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatised by the horrors of war; an eleven-year-old boy, who only knew life inside an ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Finding Harmony: The remarkable dog that helped a family through the darkest of times

    by Sally Hyder ...
    Heartwarming, inspirational and genuinely touching, Finding Harmony is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary dog that rescued a woman from the depths of depression and transformed a family for ever.A keen mountaineer, Sally Hyder was in her prime and loving life. She shared her passion for climbing with her partner Andrew and it was a dream come true when Andrew proposed at Everest Base ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Somebody Else’s Kids: They were problem children no one wanted … until one teacher took them to her heart

    by Torey Hayden ...
    From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of one teacher's determination to turn a chaotic group of damaged children into a family.They were all just "somebody else's kids" – four problem children placed in Torey Hayden's class because nobody knew what else to do with them. They were a motley group of kids in great pain: a small boy who echoed ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Carly's Voice

    Breaking Through Autism

    In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter—after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him.At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rosemary

    The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

    The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation."[Larson] succeeds in providing a well-rounded portrait of a woman who, until now, has never been viewed in full."??—??The Boston Globe“A biography that chronicles her life with fresh details . . . By ... Read more

    $18.91 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Another Us

    An uplifting, emotional story of love and family

    'The warm and witty novel you need in your beach-bag this year.' Chrissie ManbyWhat if Emma isn’t the person she thought she was?Her younger son has just been diagnosed with autism.She’s accidentally quit her job.The marriage she was dedicated to suddenly seems like a sham.She’s pretty sure that she is going to have an affair with a hot new dad at the school.The only thing that stays the same is ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Silent Boy: He was a frightened boy who refused to speak – until a teacher's love broke through the silence

    by Torey Hayden ...
    From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of a boy trapped in silence and the teacher who rescued him.When special education teacher Torey Hayden first met fifteen-year-old Kevin, he was barricaded under a table. Desperately afraid of the world around him, he hadn’t spoken a word in eight years. He was considered hopeless, incurable.But Hayden ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Boy Made of Blocks

    The most uplifting novel of the year

    by Keith Stuart ...
    THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 BESTSELLER AND NUMBER ONE AMAZON BESTSELLER'The publishing sensation of the year: a compelling, uplifting and heart-rending debut novel'Mail on SundayA Boy Made of Blocks is a funny, heartwarming story of family and love inspired by the author's own experiences with his son, the perfect latest obsession for fans of The Rosie Project, David Nicholls and Jojo ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Helping Your Anxious Child

    A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents

    Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But 10 percent of children have excessive fears and worries—phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder—that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, ... Read more

    $22.87 AUD

  • Australian Autism Handbook: The essential resource guide for autism spectrum disorders

    The only complete guide to every aspect of raising a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australia. The AUSTRALIAN AUTISM HANDBOOK offers guidance, expert advice and above all support to parents and health professionals from the early signs and symptoms of ASD through diagnosis, the intervention programs, medical theories and schooling. It also contains the most comprehensive state-by-state ... Read more

    $8.24 AUD

  • Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition)

    Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated

    From one of the world's preeminent experts on reading and dyslexia, the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book available on identifying, understanding, and overcoming reading problems--now revised to reflect the latest research and evidence-based approaches.Dyslexia is the most common learning disorder on the planet, affecting about one in five individuals, regardless of age or gender. ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • When the Brain Can't Hear

    Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder

    Millions of Americans have difficulty understanding spoken language.They're not deaf, autistic, or slow. They have APD.APD has been called the auditory equivalent of dyslexia, and its debilitatiting effects cross all ages, genders, and races. APD can cause children to fail in school and adults to suffer socially and in their careers, but until now, there has been little information available ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Baby Hands: Learn to Communicate With Your Baby With Sign Language

    by Jackie Durnin ...
    Learn how to communicate with your preverbal baby using baby sign language.The gift of communication between parents and their babies is one of life's true joys. With this exciting book, the process of communicating with your baby could happen sooner than you think!By introducing simple sign language into your home, your baby will soon be communicating what they want and need before they can speak ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Falling for the P.I.

    series Still Harbor #1
    Teacher Kate Abbott’s fresh start in Still Harbor was the beginning of the life she and her two best friends had always imagined for themselves. Still, being a working single parent hasn't exactly improved Kate’s love life. But Kate’s preference for nachos over men quickly disappears when she meets the oh-so-sexy Matt Lane.Until she finds out he’s a cop.Matt is a former cop-turned-private ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD