Be bully free
By Michael Panckridge and Catherine Thornton. London; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017
“With bullying affecting approximately one in five children, and an increase in bullying on social media, it remains a frighteningly common issue for children growing up today. Written in a young adult fiction style, Be bully free gives the recipient of bullying direct and practical advice to empower them and take back control of their situation. The advice is grounded in real world, everyday bullying scenarios and additional information is provided to help children in a range of wellbeing areas" (publisher website).
Making sense of interventions for children with developmental disorders
By Caroline Bowen and Pamela Snow. UK: J&R Press, 2017
“Discusses non-evidence-based interventions that proliferate in the field and explore the science — or lack thereof — behind the interventions and suggest evidence-based alternatives that enjoy stronger scientific support " (cover).
Queer, there, and everywhere
By Sarah Prager. New York: Harper, 2017
“History has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and otherwise queer people … activist Sarah Prager gives voice to 23 who invented, radicalised and trailblazed. Inspiring true stories demonstrate how rich and varied gender and sexuality have always been in every culture” (jacket).
Driving school improvement
By Pamela Macklin and Vic Zbar. Camberwell, Vic: ACER Press, 2017
“[This] is designed to support school leaders in meeting their improvement challenge in ways that can be contextualised to their circumstances. Its focus is implementation, and it contains tools, activities and pro-formas that have been used successfully in a range of schools” (cover).
By Dawn Foster. London: Repeater Books, 2016
“Sheryl Sandberg’s business advice book Lean In was heralded as a defining moment in attitudes to women in business. But for all its commercial success, it proposed a model of feminism that was individualistic and unthreatening to capital. In her powerful debut work Lean out, journalist Dawn Foster unpicks how the feminist message of Sandberg’s book neatly exempts patriarchy, capitalism and business from any responsibility for changing the position of women in contemporary culture. It looks at how feminism has been defanged and depoliticised at a time when women have borne the brunt of the financial crash” (cover).