Non-Fiction

Usually, nobody tells you how to handle things such as feeling sad or being bullied or falling out with your friends – they just seem to expect you to know.

In case nobody’s told you, I’ve written these books.

70 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

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  • Funny, practical and easy to understand for readers age 8+
  • Short activities suitable for teachers to use in class
  • Fresh ideas for parents who want to support their child

Self-esteem is all about making choices, recognising boundaries, setting achievable goals, feeling in control and engaging with other people in positive ways. It’s all here in this revised and updated version of The Seven-Day Self-Esteem Super-Booster, about which the Times Educational Supplement reviewer wrote:

The tone and style of this book is positive, strong and easy to follow… and the activities are achievable for a wide ability-range. The author clearly understands how children can be helped.

Available in paperback and ebook

70 Ways to Bully-Proof Yourself

Details coming soon!

Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends

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This book doesn’t show you how to pretend you don’t care – it shows you how to really not care – so you can get on with your own life and not let someone else’s lack of social skills (that’s putting it nicely!) spoil everything.

Plus it’s got lots of quizzes and cartoons and stuff, so it’s a great read.

The author offers brilliant tips for children who may be struggling at school when the usual advice of ‘ignore it’ isn’t working ~ The Sun

Unique in teaching children how to boost their self-esteem and so prevent bullying from affecting their lives ~ The Independent

At last, a book that really helps you to deal with the people in your life who are making you miserable.  This book gives sensible, practical advice ~ Back to School Bookseller

It has practical advice to stop you seeing yourself as a loser (because you’re not!) and has the support of ChildLine. This is an important book for youngsters who want to become bully-proof ~ Funday Times

This is the ideal book for teachers or counsellors working with children as well as children themselves ~ Education Today

This brill book is full of tips on how to build up your confidence and look after yourself. We like!  ~ Bubble

Offers simple strategies for building up confidence so that taunts and teasing have fewer insecurities to feed on ~ Sainsbury’s Magazine

No other author has done the job on the subject of bullying as well as Alexander does ~ Junior Magazine

Available in paperback and ebook

How to be Happy

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Everyone gets down in the dumps sometimes – it’s only natural – but this book shows you how to bounce back quicker and develop a happy lifestyle. Plus it’s got quizzes, cartoons, stories and jokes 🙂

Available in Paperback

How to be a Brilliant Writer

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Not as in, how to get great SAT results, but as in how to make writing a brilliant part of your everyday life (though actually doing lots of writing for fun means your SAT results will get better all on their own)

An essential guide for young, aspiring writers ~ Headteacher Update

A book that should capture children’s imagination, make them realise that writing can be fun, and inspire them to create their own written material ~ Writing Magazine

Available in  Paperback

Going Up! The no-worries guide to Secondary School

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Worries are a normal part of every new adventure – they’re nature’s way of making you prepare. One way of preparing is by getting information – and all the information you need about going up to secondary school is right here!

The author knows what makes Y6 laugh – the jokes are really good! ~  Ben Amberley-Smith, 11, quoted in The Teacher

A reassuring read to allay any niggling worries ~ Primary Times

Tackles common problems and worries in a positive and reassuring manner that will help to prepare pupils for their now school environment ~ Headteacher Update

I think this book is really great (and funny!). I myself am going to secondary school this September and I read this and it helped me ~ I review books! (read the whole review here link)

Available in  Paperback

The 7-day Brain-booster

39Brains grow strong and happy by having adventures, and strong happy brains handle school work much more easily. Give your brain a little adventure every day with the 7-day Brain-booster.

The brain-booster is perfect for summer, when children and teens might let things slip while school’s out ~ Cornwall Today

Available in Paperback

The 7-day Stress-buster

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School work, SATs, bullying… Global warming, wars, epidemics… Crime waves, tidal waves… Family bust-ups, friendship fall-outs… It can make you feel like you need a holiday!

But you don’t have to have two weeks on the beach in order to get a rest from stress – you can take a mini-break every day with the 7-day Stress-buster!

The 7-day books have a quirky side that makes them fun and enjoyable to read … helpful and sensitive ~ Cornwall Today

Packed full of top tips, fun ideas and ways to unwind, it’s a hands-on guide to CHILL ~ Kidz

Available in   Paperback

Rabbittalk

Why does your rabbit rub his chin on things? How can you groom him if he won’t sit still? What if he goes into a sulk? This little book is packed with pics and tips.

Available in Paperback