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‘All About Me’ Topic Best Books for Children

Celebrate individuality with our list of the best children’s books to support an ‘All About Me’ topic – a popular topic in classrooms as children get to know more about themselves and others. From the tips of their toes to the end of their nose, each child is truly unique – with different hobbies, feelings, hairstyles, eye colour, cultural heritages or body shapes. Our booklist is here to help children to understand that everyone is wonderfully unique and to positively celebrate the similarities and differences individuals encounter as they find their place within their communities. 

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There’s only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri’s mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Their words, simple and powerful, are meant to comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world. This exquisitely illustrated book explodes with color and honest insights. Kranz’s uniquely painted rockfish, set against vibrant blue seas, make an unforgettable and truly special impression. Only One You will inspire parents and children of all ages as they swim through life.

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Where is your heart? How do your lungs work? What does your heart pump around your body? Find the answers to these questions and much, much more in this comprehensive introduction to how our lungs and heart work to keep us alive. Packed with photographs and diagrams, fascinating facts and activities to complete, this is the perfect hands-on introduction to how the human body works. Written and checked by experts, it uses clear and simple explanations making complex ideas easy to understand, and features a glossary to explain tricky terms, as well as parents and teachers’ notes to help take the learning further.

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Learn how much your brain can grow! The perfect introduction to growth mindset, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It is:A growth mindset book for kidsA teacher must-have for classroomsThe best resource for anyone to teach growth mindsetDid you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Awarded as one of the best growth mindset books for kids, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It teaches all the ways that the brain can develop with exercise, just like the rest of our bodies.
Educator and psychologist Dr. JoAnn Deak offers a fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain that will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their fantastic, elastic brain!

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A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.
Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what happens when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious about fitting in. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she decides to choose an American name from a glass jar. But while Unhei thinks of being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, nothing feels right. With the help of a new friend, Unhei will learn that the best name is her own.

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Are our ears supposed to be a weird shape? Why do we sneeze? What is the point in having skin?

The human body is one of the most complicated things in the Universe. Join Professor Astro Cat and the whole gang as they journey through all the wondrous parts of the human body, with the help of writer Dominic Walliman himself! From head to toe and everywhere in-between, there’s nothing left out of this fascinating human body odyssey!

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Imagine you could go anywhere, meet anyone and do anything. Where would you live? Where would you sleep? Who would be your friends? What games would you play? Go on . . . you choose!

With the help of Nick Sharratt’s wonderfully detailed illustrations, Pippa Goodhart explores a whole range of scenarios where choosing is made fun! This is a timeless classic which children will love to return to again and again – and there’s something new to find on every read!

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An exciting new edition of one of the six books in zoologist Nicola Davies’ fascinating Animal Science series – the best biology series ever! Every animal has a habitat where it can find food and shelter and have its babies. But there is one group of creatures whose habitats are not forests, seas or deserts. Instead they live on or in the bodies of other animals – in skin, hair, fur, feathers, blood, guts, livers, hearts and lungs. They are parasites . Uncover the secrets of their amazing life-cycles and dare yourself not to scratch or groan as you read … then give in; it’s impossible! Short written sections with creepy-crawly diagrams and comic strips by Neal Layton make this information book engaging and accessible for young minds.

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Learn to greet people around the globe in this interactive atlas of hellos.
With over 150 languages, flaps to reveal pronunciation and fact-files explaining how to write ‘hi’ in hieroglyphs and how to sign ‘hao’ in Native American hand talk. Hello World opens up a world of exploration and greetings at your fingertips.

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Discover the secrets of the human body with this beautiful new Shine-a-Light title. Children can see muscles flex as a football is kicked, watch food travel through the digestive system as an apple is eaten, and take a peek at the skeleton holding a small boy upright while his height is measured. Sleep, dreaming, growing, and illness are also included, along with many other secrets of the human body.

The unique design of the book allows children to discover a “hidden” image by holding the page up to a bright light, or shining a torch behind the page.

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