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  • Wild Things

    How We Learn To Read and What Can Happen If We Don't

    by Sally Rippin ...
    In this exploration of dyslexia, ADHD and neurodivergent people, best-selling author Sally Rippin asks: What happens to kids who don’t learn how to read? And how can we help?When Sally Rippin discovered her child was struggling to read, the best-selling children’s author assumed it would sort itself out over time. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Her son’s dyslexia and ADHD went unsupported for ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Social Skills Training

    For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Differences

    Social Skills Training is the complete package: whether learning how long to look at somebody; how to shift topics, despite a desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with sensitive topics—it's all here. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with autism and social ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

  • The Explosive Child [Sixth Edition]

    A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

    Now in a revised and updated 6th edition, the groundbreaking, research-based approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other challenging behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in the field.What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Falling for the P.I.

    Book 1 - Still Harbor
    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

    $3.99 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $12.99 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

    $32.99 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $4.99 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 making ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Don’t Tell Mummy: A True Story of the Ultimate Betrayal

    by Toni Maguire ...
    This heart-wrenching memoir from Toni Maguire tells the deeply moving story of an idyllic childhood that masked a terrible truth. Underneath her mother's gentility and her father's roguish charm lay horrifying secrets, which eventually led to their only child's near destruction.The first time her father made an improper advance on Toni, she was six years old. Her father warned her not to tell her ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Beautiful Child: The story of a child trapped in silence and the teacher who refused to give up on her

    by Torey Hayden ...
    A stunning and poignant account of an extraordinary teacher's determination never to abandon a child in need from the internationally bestselling author of ‘One Child’ and No. 1 bestseller ‘Ghost Girl’.Seven-year-old Venus Fox never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground 'bump' would release a rage ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • 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

    $8.99 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

    $19.99 AUD

  • Beyond Behaviours

    Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioural Challenges

    A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR CAREGIVERS THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY YOU APPROACH, TREAT OR PARENT A CHILD WITH CHALLENGING OR EXPLOSIVE BEHAVIOURS.When you are confronted with a child who is troubled, disruptive, oppositional, defiant or angry - whether you are a parent or a teacher - it can be difficult to know the best way to support them. Traditional methods of 'shaping' a child's behaviour can ... Read more

    $15.99 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