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Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading

YA non-fiction

Please visit our Book Bulletin 2018 crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our Winter 2018 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

Professional Bubbleology: The Art of Blowing Bubbles
Philip Maxwell-Stewart
(UK: JWS Europe, @JWSEurope, 2017)

Welcome to the world of Professional Bubbleology! The first comprehensive guide to the history, science and art of bubble blowing.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make absolutely massive bubbles? Or host a bubble and foam party? How about putting your friends in giant bubbles?

This book is appropriate for all aspiring Bubbleologists from ages 2-102! Inside you’ll learn how to mix your own bubble formulas and perform awesome tricks. Perfect for beginners and advanced bubble makers alike. Along the way, you’ll learn about the science and history of bubbles as well as some really fun bubble facts.

This text acts as an educational tool, teaching aid, instructional manual and recipe book for any budding bubbleologist. Learn how to make your own formulas, build your tools and perform to audiences.

Written alongside some of the world’s leading bubbeologists, this book explores many tricks and techniques, with photos and illustrations to guide and inspire you as you learn.

UK: Bookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Goodreads
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book DepositoryWordery

Recommended by:
Tom Bruce, Sales Representative, JWS Europe: at the London Book Fair

As part of JWS (Juggling Wholesale) Europe, Tom takes and despatches orders taken through the firm’s Longboards UK retail website, liaising with customers digitally. He is also involved with the wholesale arm of the skating and juggling  retail sides of the company.

Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World
Reshma Saujani
(UK: Virgin Books, @virginbooks, 2017; USA: Viking Children’s Books, @VikingChildrens, 2017)

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founderReshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes!

Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest – sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice – coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true.

Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-colour and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

UK: Bookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | GoodreadsInfibeam | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Dubray | Eason | Kennys
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book DepositoryWordery

Recommended by:
Viking Children’s Books: at BookExpo America

Viking Children’s Books was founded in 1933 as a department of the prestigious Viking Press, known for publishing such authors as Sherwood Anderson, James Joyce, John Steinbeck and Rebecca West. Viking’s history is one of innovation and dedication to quality that has created a rich backlist. Viking has published 10 Newbery Medal winners and 10 Caldecott Medal winners, more than any other publishing house, as well as 27 Newbery Honor books, 33 Caldecott Honor books and an American Book Award winner. Viking publishes about 60 titles per year.

Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens and Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma
Dr Janina Scarlet
(UK: Robinson Psychology, @RobinsonBookPR, 2016; USA: Instant Help Books, @InstantHelpTeen, 2017)

A hero’s journey always begins with a struggle – what’s yours? For the first time ever, psychologist Janina Scarlet and Marvel and DC Comics illustrator Wellinton Alves join forces to create Superhero Therapy – a dynamic, illustrated introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you vanquish your inner monsters, explore your unique superpowers, and become a Superhero questing for what matters to you.

Haven’t you ever wanted to be a Superhero? Wished that you could have amazing superpowers, such as super-strength, the ability to fly, or the ability to heal people? Or maybe you wished that you could travel through time and space, enjoying the many adventures that you would encounter along the way? Many of us wish we had special abilities to help us navigate through life – especially when super villains like anxiety, depression, anger, or shame make an appearance.

This fun, unique, and “outside-the-box” self-help guide provides everything you need to begin your very own superhero training using evidence-based ACT and mindfulness skills. Within these colourful pages, you’ll team up with a group of troubled heroes – inspired by both fictional characters and real-life people – enlisted at the Superhero Training Academy. By learning to face up to their inner villains and monsters, these characters will inspire you to overcome your problems as well. When you’re finished, you’ll have a slew of new tools you can use – like mindfulness, self-compassion, and values – to help you conquer whatever life throws your way.

Sometimes life is hard, and it takes super inner super strength to succeed and reach your goals. With this fun and unique guide under your belt, nothing will stand in your way.

UK: Bookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
CanadaFindaBookstore.ca (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon (ebook) | Flipkart | Goodreads | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | Amazon | Kennys
Australia: Bookshops.com.au (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book DepositoryWordery

Recommended by:
Instant Help Books: at BookExpo America

Founded by renowned child psychologist, Lawrence Shapiro, Instant Help Books offers fun and easy-to-use workbooks to teach children and teens effective skills for dealing with a variety of mental health issues and life challenges. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, bullying or any traumatic experience, these evidence-based self-help books provide children and teens with the tools they need to thrive: at home, in the classroom and beyond.

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