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It has been shown that children’s neurophysiological development is vital for their ability to read and learn, and Smart Start provides a fun-filled platform for parents and carers to gain greater knowledge of what this entails in order to maximise their child’s development. Using the detailed illustrations in Smart Start you can work with your child to stimulate their neurological responses, increase coordination and enhance their capacity for learning when they reach school age. The book is carefully organised to provide a step-by-step programme for each year of an infant’s life.
Simply written and attractively presented with lively illustrations and practical exercises, Smart Start will soon become an indispensable tool for all parents.
All it takes is ten minutes a day!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 173 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 ⅘ Inches | 150 Illustrations | 160 Pages |
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The book Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother, whose remarkable life began in Bangladesh when as a young girl, she found herself in conflict with her traditional family values and the Islamic culture that prevents girls and women from learning music and arts. Later her arranged marriage to a doctor at the age of 18 took her to war-torn Iran with her husband and young daughter, then to the UK, and finally to New Zealand. Her personal journey included episodes of domestic violence as she sought to find herself and her true role in the world.
Purple Dandelion brings to life the experiences and struggles of some of these courageous women. In recent years Farida has been working in Asian and Middle Eastern countries encouraging women to condemn violence and claim their human rights.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 256 Pages |
From the author of the highly successful titles How Your Horse Moves and Horse Anatomy for Performance comes a completely different training manual based on the philosophy that ‘understanding anatomy improves performance and reduces the risk of injury’. Divided into three main parts — Principles of Anatomical Riding and Training; Exercises for Horse and Rider; and Troubleshooting — the book contains a wealth of practical tips and exercises broken down into easy-to-follow, well-illustrated steps showing how riders can improve their riding skills and potential.
The author suggests ways to improve horses’ physique, posture, flexibility, stability, core strength, performance and movement, and how to reduce muscular and movement problems and thereby reduce the risk of injury.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback (PLC) | 246 mm x 189 mm / 9 ¾ x 7 ½ | Colour | 168 Pages |
Being a parent can be tough and there are times when you just don’t have all the answers. For parents who find themselves faced with a seemingly endless spiral of conflict, poor behaviour and ineffective discipline, this is the evidence-based parenting program they’ve been waiting for. Divided into 12 sessions, it first focuses on developing a strong relationship between parent and child. Once a firm foundation of parenting strategies has been developed, the program then moves onto effective discipline. The discipline program is designed so that it is self-sustaining and allows the parent to step back from what is often an emotionally charged situation and instead use predetermined consequences. It also emphasises teaching children ownership of their behaviour.
The beauty of this program is that the principles can be used in each of the child’s environments (at home, at school, with grandparents, etc.), while it has also been designed so that any parent can use it as well as those with children who have been diagnosed with behavioural disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, or explosive and non-compliant behaviour. It’s a common sense, practical guide to getting your kids back on track and creating a happier home!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 240 Pages |
The war in the South Pacific saw some of the most grueling fighting of World War Two. Conditions were unpleasant- fetid heat, torrential downpours and hostile flora and fauna- while the Japanese enemy were ruthless and would often fight to the last man. Amphibious warfare, jungle warfare and the need to co-operate with our American ally all meant that new demands were made on New Zealand soldiers. Yet the war in the South Pacific came to be seen as an easy war, generally overlooked (with the exception of Guadalcanal) by historians.
From ignorance of what the soldiers were called upon to endure, the notion arose that service in the South Pacific was somehow less worthy than the ‘real war’ in Europe against the Nazis. This attitude continued in the post-war world and today the soldiers of 3NZ Division are all but forgotten. Pacific Star sets the record straight, shedding new light on the sacrifices and tribulations which the soldiers of 3NZ Division had to endure in the service of the Allied cause.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback, case and jacket | 242 x 184 mm / 9 ½ x 7 ¼ Inches | Black & White | Approx. 60 Photographs + 5 Maps | 232 Pages |
We all know how good mindfulness practice is for us, but how do you implement it in your life if you’re so busy you simply don’t have time for anything else? This is precisely where Mindfulness on the Run can help. As a busy psychologist, wife and mother, Chantal Hofstee has developed a quick, effective program that enables you to slot mindfulness into your life without the need for formal meditation practice. The result will be a calmer mind, less stress, more focus, greater productivity, increased efficiency, enhanced creativity, and most importantly, a happier, more enjoyable life.
Packed full of practical exercises that can be done in minutes, this is mindfulness that can be done anywhere, anytime — even when you don’t have time!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 256 Pages |
Mindfulness at Work reveals how the practice of mindfulness — the ability to focus our attention on what is rather than be distracted by what isn’t — can be a powerful antidote to the distractions and stresses of our modern lives, especially our working lives.
So, if you want to: reduce your stress, become more productive, improve your decision-making skills, enjoy better relationships with your colleagues, work more creatively, develop your leadership skills, and generally enjoy your job more … then mindfulness can help!
Written by an expert with years of both clinical and personal experience, Mindfulness at Work includes examples of mindfulness in action in the workplace, while also looking at how the principles of mindfulness can be applied to specific professions, from sales and marketing to teaching, from law to medicine, from the trades to the creative arts.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 200 Pages |
We are now experiencing what is being called ‘the mindfulness revolution’, as increasingly people become aware of the benefits of mindfulness in all aspects of daily life. This book focuses on individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses to provide a practical guide for using mindfulness to enrich relationships and more effectively manage the stresses associated with dispute resolution and conflict.
The authors clearly and engagingly explore how we can use mindfulness to: develop a more compassionate, friendly relationship with ourselves and others increase awareness of our own and others’ relational patterns calm and soothe our emotions and be there for others communicate more effectively enhance connection and empathy reduce defensive patterns, allowing for more authenticity, and work effectively within families and larger systems such as workplaces. Case studies are included throughout to highlight key principles, as well as practical exercises to enable the reader to develop their mindfulness skills.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 pages | Black and White Media:
Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference. Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands.
In Mindful Learning, the authors provide practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 272 Pages |
Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling: The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare Professionals on Caring for Their ClientsUSD $24.99 Tax Included
Written by an experienced and awarded psychologist, Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling is essential reading for counsellors, support workers, case workers, medical practitioners, health professionals — from physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors, dentists and their assistants to nutritionists and naturopaths — serious life coaches and emergency workers, as well as those in the fields of human resources. Presented as a highly accessible reference work, Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling draws upon an immense wealth of case studies that emphasise how health professionals can give their clients the help they need during times such as grief, depression and addiction.
SPECIFICATIONS: High Quality Padded Hardback with Ribbon | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 336 Pages |
As well as 15 informative chapters there are self assessment form templates in the appendix area.
In his ‘thinking traveller’s tour’, David St John Thomas journeys by rail and ‘Little Car’ around Britain, exploring the fascinating and diverse character of Britain today. He reflects on Britain, Britishness, the British people and how they have changed, not always for the worse, over the fifty-odd years he has known them as an author and a publisher.
Taking in places as various as beaches, mountain moors, industrial and early Christian sites, great hotels, art galleries, canals and cycleways, meeting people- famous ones, friends, gardeners, railwaymen, craftsmen, bus conductors- who enrich his journey with their stories and observations, and drawing on literature and history, he discovers the true heartbeat of the country. The result is a narrative that surprises, amuses and engages, as well as offering a treasure trove of facts, anecdotes and new perspectives on this extraordinary nation.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 126 mm / 7 ⅘ x 5 Inches | 700 Pages |
Today’s children struggle with a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to poor body image and low self-esteem. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris’s bestselling The Happiness Trap) has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and these principles are now brought to life in this graphic novel. By following the main character, Holly, through her encounters with monsters (symbolising her inner doubts and unpleasant thoughts), children will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 170 x 245 mm / 6 ⅘ x 9 ⅗ Inches | Colour | 64 Pages |
Today’s adolescents struggle with a range of issues, from anger and low self-esteem to depression and anxiety. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris’s bestselling The Happiness Trap) has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and, as in I Just Want to be … Me!, these principles are once again brought to life in graphic novel form. By following the main character, Andy, through his encounter with the Beast (symbolising his inner anger, hurt, fear and resentment), teenagers will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 112 Pages |
Many baby boomers are seeking to stay in the workforce longer and are looking for satisfying, fulfilling jobs. This book is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job most likely to give job satisfaction and success. It sets out how older workers are often valued in the workplace because of their experience, skills, reliability and sense of responsibility before going on to show how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers.
Specimen résumés are included in the book and are available for download as templates from the linked website. Job seekers can almost guarantee getting a good job quickly if they follow the author’s recipe for success!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 352 Pages |
When troops from Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand and India landed on a strategic peninsula in the Aegean Sea in April 1915, they believed they would quickly defeat Turkey and shorten the war with Germany. Few foresaw the tragedy that lay ahead and no one predicted the impact Gallipoli would have on the later development of the participating nations.
Now, for the first time, Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far tells the full story of the climactic battles from multiple perspectives, describing the pivotal events of that momentous year as they affected all the countries involved.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm / 9 ½ x 7 ⅕ Inches | 8 Pages of Photographs & Maps | 336 Pages |
In a world where stress levels are soaring, depression and anxiety are on the rise, and instances of dementia continue to increase, keeping your brain in tip-top shape has never been more important. Luckily it’s possible to improve focus and memory, reduce stress and promote brain health simply by enjoying a diet rich in the right nutrients.
Delia McCabe has spent over two decades researching exactly what the brain requires to function at its highest potential. The result: this valuable, informative guide, containing her unique 7-step plan designed to help you modify your eating habits quickly and easily and learn to feed your brain what it needs.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 235 x 191 mm / 9 ¼ x 7 ½ Inches | Colour | 296 Pages |
False Flags tells the epic untold story of German raider voyages to the South Seas during the early years of World War II. In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoran left Germany and waged a ‘pirate war’ in the South Seas — part of Germany’s strategy to attack the British Empire’s maritime trade on a global scale. Their remarkable voyages spanned the globe and are maritime sagas in the finest tradition of seafaring. The four raiders voyaged across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Arctic and Antarctic.
False Flags is also the story of the Allied sailors who encountered these raiders and fought suicidal battles against a superior foe as well as the men, women and children who endured captivity on board the raiders as prisoners of the Third Reich.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | Approx. 50 Black & White photos and maps | 368 Pages |
Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and other Everyday Psychological Injuries
Most people struggle to treat, or even ignore, day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection and guilt, but these injuries can significantly impact us and often get worse if left untreated – psychologist Guy Winch believes it’s way past time we learnt emotional first aid.
With concrete, easy-to-use exercises supported by cutting edge science that will help you build resilience and develop strategies to cope with challenging emotions, as well as relatable anecdotes and a refreshing dose of humour, you can learn to promote your emotional recovery from life’s setbacks.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 140 mm / 8 ⅓ x 5 ⅗ Inches | 304 Pages |
The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 played an important part in making New Zealand the nation it is today. The heavy sacrifice of life has affected the country for generations, and annual remembrances of Anzac Day are still dominated by these battles ninety years ago. It has been over twenty years since the last book to tell the full story of Gallipoli from the New Zealand perspective; now we have a fresh new account that adds significantly to our understanding of what happened during those fateful months.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm / 9 ½ x 7 ¼ mm | Extensively illustrated with Photographs and Maps | 320 Pages |