Juvenile Nonfiction

Heard it in the Playground

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990. Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor’s Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and – if you’re a stressed teacher – sing the Mrs Butler Blues.

Ethical and Philosophical Aspects of Nursing Children and Young People

Author: Gosia M. Brykczynska

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 200

Nurses and healthcare professionals are constantly faced with ethical and philosophical dilemmas when working with children in everyday practice. Ethical and Philosophical Aspects of Nursing Children and Young People is a comprehensive text on the ethics and philosophy behind paediatric nursing that reflects the contemporary issues encountered while working with children and young people. The title provides a philosophical and historical analysis of the subject, looking at a review of sociological and political theories concerning the nature of childhood, and providing a critical analysis of contemporary notions about childhood. It then goes on to look at moral theories and their application to paediatric nursing practice, ethical issues when caring for children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence. It considers issues of disabled children, confidentiality, mental health issues, children's rights, and pain management. With case studies and activities throughout, this book will enable students and newly qualified nurses both to understand philosophical concepts and issues but also to articulate their own reflections and observations on these subjects. Written by children's nurses for children's nurses With contributions from internationally recognised experts in the field Reflective scenarios, further reading, extensive referencing, case studies, guided questions, and resources throughout Includes appendices on the RCPCH Guidelines on Withdrawal of Treatment, the ICN Ethical Code, the Summary of the UNCRC, and the RCPCH Guidelines for the Conduct of Ethical Research
Juvenile Nonfiction

Collected Poems

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 1000

Allan Ahlberg's five poetry books, written over a period of twenty-five years – Please Mrs Butler, Heard it in the Playground, Friendly Matches, The Mighty Slide and The Mysteries of Zigomar – have delighted generations of children and received many accolades and prizes. Allan has sifted through them and chosen a collection to delight and entrance a new generation of readers and their parents. Here are all the trials and tribulations of childhood, embracing school, quarrels, friendships, football and storytelling from a much-loved author and poet. Charlotte Voake's black-and-white illustrations enchance the charm of this handsome and definitive collection.
Literary Criticism

From Tongue to Text: A New Reading of Children's Poetry

Author: Debbie Pullinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 369

The connection between childhood and poetry runs deep. And yet, poetry written for children has been neglected by criticism and resists prevailing theories of children's literature. Drawing on Walter Ong's theory of orality and on Iain McGilChrist's work on brain function, this book develops a new theoretical framework for the study of children's poetry. From Tongue to Text argues that the poem is a multimodal form that exists in the borderlands between the world of experience and the world of language and between orality and literacy – places that children themselves inhabit. Engaging with a wide range of poetry from nursery rhymes and Christina Rossetti to Michael Rosen and Carol Ann Duffy, Debbie Pullinger demonstrates how these 'tactful' works are shaped by the dynamics of orality and textuality.
Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Authors

Author: James G. Lesniak

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 936

This valuable series keeps you up-to-date on a accomplished writers whose sketches have previously appeared in contemporary Authors (CA) and require significant changes, such as when an author produces a new bestseller, or wins a Pulitzer Prize.

Cops and Robbers

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin Books


Category: Burglars

Page: 32

View: 99

On Christmas Eve while children sleep, the scalliwag robbers prowl and creep. Who can catch them?
Brigands and robbers

The Giant Baby

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin Uk


Category: Brigands and robbers

Page: 155

View: 685

A tale involving a famous doctor, more or less mad, an extraordinary criminal trial, a kidnapping, a girl who wanted a little brother, and an enormous baby.