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Nicola Morgan - Author

About the Author

Nicola Morgan has written nearly a hundred books. Her previous titles for Walker include The Teenage Guide to Stress, winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges’ and readers’ awards, Blame My Brain, which was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science, and Wasted, which won the Scottish Children's Book Award and other awards and shortlistings. Nicola often speaks in schools and at conferences all over the world about issues concerning teenagers, such as stress and well-being, the reading brain and online life. Nicola also creates original resources for teachers. She is a former dyslexia specialist and is an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland. 

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Body Brilliant A Teenage Guide to a Positive Body Image

Body Brilliant A Teenage Guide to a Positive Body Image

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 11/07/2019

Written by teenage expert, Nicola Morgan, 'Body Brilliant' will help teenagers to develop or retain a positive body image. We're all bombarded with information and images - through the media and our peers - about being too big, too small, being cool, being popular or having the 'right' kind of clothes. This book addresses the body issues that nearly everyone worries about at some point in their lives and gives practical and mindful solutions to work through worries, using real-life examples, quotes and anecdotes from young adults interviewed especially for this book. 'Body Brilliant' explores psychological pressures that make us see our bodies in certain ways, positively or negatively, as well as considering how adolescent body changes, gender identity and gender expectations, sexuality and sexual orientation affect self-image, and looks at issues such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders. 'Body Brilliant' also encourages you to think about how you view differences in others and understand that variety is a brilliant thing. And that being yourself is much better than being just like everyone else. Learn to celebrate the differences that make every body brilliant!

Body Brilliant A Teenage Guide to a Positive Body Image

Body Brilliant A Teenage Guide to a Positive Body Image

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

Written by teenage expert, Nicola Morgan, 'Body Brilliant' will help teenagers to develop or retain a positive body image. We're all bombarded with information and images - through the media and our peers - about being too big, too small, being cool, being popular or having the 'right' kind of clothes. This book addresses the body issues that nearly everyone worries about at some point in their lives and gives practical and mindful solutions to work through worries, using real-life examples, quotes and anecdotes from young adults interviewed especially for this book. 'Body Brilliant' explores psychological pressures that make us see our bodies in certain ways, positively or negatively, as well as considering how adolescent body changes, gender identity and gender expectations, sexuality and sexual orientation affect self-image, and looks at issues such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders. 'Body Brilliant' also encourages you to think about how you view differences in others and understand that variety is a brilliant thing. And that being yourself is much better than being just like everyone else. Learn to celebrate the differences that make every body brilliant!

Teenage Guide to Life Online

Teenage Guide to Life Online

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2018

The authoritative guide to the online world by the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends.From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all - young and old - when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns. This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

Teenage Guide to Life Online

Teenage Guide to Life Online

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2018

The authoritative guide to the online world by the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends.From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all - young and old - when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns. This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

Positively Teenage A positively brilliant guide to teenage well-being

Positively Teenage A positively brilliant guide to teenage well-being

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Positively Teenage gives you tools to approach your teenage years with optimism and understanding and to develop real wellbeing for life. The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control. You'll find simple strategies to develop a positive attitude, growth mindset, self-understanding, determination and resilience and you'll see how those strengths will help you cope with any challenges, enjoy life and achieve your potential. Full of practical, proven strategies for physical and mental health, Positively Teenage will show you lots of ways to flourish physically and mentally - from doing things you enjoy to learning new skills; looking after your diet, exercise and attitude to being healthy online; getting great sleep to understanding your personality - allowing you to take control of many areas of your life. With these new strengths and skills, you can survive any storms and thrive on the challenges of your exciting life. Scattered throughout are POSITIVE BOOSTS: quick ideas for actions you can take to build positivity and well-being. Add them into your life and use your imagination and your new understanding to invent others. Positively Teenage gives you the power to let yourself flourish, achieve and be who you want to be. Use your powers well! Be truly, positively, teenage! Stand tall, stretch your arms wide, take a deep breath and say, loudly (or in your head), 'I can do this!' Nicola Morgan has that rare gift of being able to communicate science and make it fun. Professor Simon Baron Cohen, University of Cambridge

The Teenage Guide to Life Online

The Teenage Guide to Life Online

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2017

The authoritative guide to the online world by the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends. From the award-winning author of Blame My Brain, The Teenage Guide to Stress and The Teenage Guide to Friends comes The Teenage Guide to Life Online, a balanced look at what happens to us all - young and old - when we spend time on the internet. Nicola Morgan explores the pros and cons of life in the Digital Age, from the information explosion to the growth of social media. Opening with a brief history of the web she then explores hot topics like fake news and online privacy, and draws on fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the internet and screen-use affect our ability to concentrate, our mood and sleep patterns. This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

The Teenage Guide to Friends

The Teenage Guide to Friends

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, by award-winning author and well-being expert Nicola Morgan. Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and The Teenage Guide to Stress (winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges' and readers' awards). Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations. Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back.

Teenage Guide to Friends

Teenage Guide to Friends

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2017

A comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, by award-winning author and well-being expert Nicola Morgan. Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them.Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and The Teenage Guide to Stress (winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges' and readers' awards). Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations. Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back.

The Teenage Guide to Stress

The Teenage Guide to Stress

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. A fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive look at the stresses many teenagers face, empowering them to take control of their mental health and wellbeing. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is the author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and has spoken in schools and at conferences around the world. Now The Teenage Guide to Stress - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles all the external stresses that teenagers face, including feelings of anger, sadness (and depression), fear and failure; issues caused by changing bodies, body hatred, weight problems, eating disorders and self-harm; pressures of exams and schoolwork; sleep problems; changing relationships with friends and family; boyfriend/girlfriend issues and sexual pressures; bullying and cyber-bullying; problems arising from the internet; and looks at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia may be affected by adolescence. As well as a sympathetic, practical and positive look at all those stresses, The Teenage Guide to Stress clearly explains the biology behind stress and, crucially, a huge range of strategies and suggestions to deal with it and prevent negative symptoms. A list of useful resources completes this fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive guide for young people, empowering them to take control of their mental health.

Progress Guide 1

Progress Guide 1

Author: Nicola Morgan, Rachel Axten-Higgs, Jo Power, Jeanette A. Mumford Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 20/06/2014

The Busy Ant Maths programme is based on differentiation, to ensure that each pupil is completely catered for. Using the Progress Guide, teachers can reach every child with support and extension activities, to raise pupil attainment and ensure rapid progression for all children. The Busy Ant Maths programme is based on differentiation, to ensure that each pupil is completely catered for. Using the Progress Guide, teachers can reach every child with support and extension activities, to raise pupil attainment and ensure rapid progression for all children. Written by an expert author team with over 50 years' combined classroom experience, Busy Ant Maths is a flexible, whole-school mathematics programme that ensures conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency from the start.

Year 1 Activity Book 1C

Year 1 Activity Book 1C

Author: Nicola Morgan, Rachel Axten-Higgs, Jo Power Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2014

Used in conjunction with the Teacher's Guide, Progress Guide and Homework Guide, the Busy Ant Maths Pupil Book 1C is the best way to ensure that pupils achieve all the learning objectives of the new Primary Maths National Curriculum. Collins Busy Ant Maths Activity Book 1C is packed with exciting activities to help build and develop the skills needed to be successful in Maths. Each page features lots of hands-on, highly visual activities with a low level of text to give pupils confidence in learning maths. Activity Book 1C contains: * fun activities to consolidate the objectives covered in the daily maths lesson * objectives at the top of each page so the child is in control of their own learning * space to record answers, providing structure to each exercise * simple text. * engaging, colourful graphics.

Homework Guide 1

Homework Guide 1

Author: Nicola Morgan, Rachel Axten-Higgs, Jo Power, Jeanette A. Mumford Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 20/06/2014

The Busy Ant Maths programme ensures conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency from the start inside and outside the classroom. Homework is linked to the lesson plans in order to consolidate classroom learning, and the guide contains shared activities so parents can support their child's learning. The Busy Ant Maths programme ensures conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency from the start inside and outside the classroom. Homework is linked to the lesson plans in order to consolidate classroom learning, and the guide contains shared activities so parents can support their child's learning. Written by an expert author team with over 50 years' combined classroom experience, Busy Ant Maths is a flexible, whole-school mathematics programme that ensures conceptual understanding and mathematical fluency from the start. Supporting the 2014 National Curriculum, the homework guide provides you with differentiated homework exercises to support every child's mathematical development.

Year 2 Activity Book 2C

Year 2 Activity Book 2C

Author: Nicola Morgan, Caroline Clissold, Jo Power, Louise Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2014

Used in conjunction with the Teacher's Guide, Progress Guide and Homework Guide, the Busy Ant Maths Pupil Book 2C is the best way to ensure that pupils achieve all the learning objectives of the new Primary Maths National Curriculum. Collins Busy Ant Maths Activity Book 2C is packed with exciting activities to help build and develop the skills needed to be successful in Maths. Each page features lots of hands-on, highly visual activities with a low level of text to give pupils confidence in learning maths. Activity Book 2C contains: * fun activities to consolidate the objectives covered in the daily maths lesson * objectives at the top of each page so the child is in control of their own learning * space to record answers, providing structure to each exercise * simple text. * engaging, colourful graphics.

Teenage Guide to Stress

Teenage Guide to Stress

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2014

Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. A fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive look at the stresses many teenagers face, empowering them to take control of their mental health and wellbeing.Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is the author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain - The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed, (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and has spoken in schools and at conferences around the world. Now The Teenage Guide to Stress - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles all the external stresses that teenagers face, including feelings of anger, sadness (and depression), fear and failure; issues caused by changing bodies, body hatred, weight problems, eating disorders and self-harm; pressures of exams and schoolwork; sleep problems; changing relationships with friends and family; boyfriend/girlfriend issues and sexual pressures; bullying and cyber-bullying; problems arising from the internet; and looks at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia may be affected by adolescence. As well as a sympathetic, practical and positive look at all those stresses, The Teenage Guide to Stress clearly explains the biology behind stress and, crucially, a huge range of strategies and suggestions to deal with it and prevent negative symptoms. A list of useful resources completes this fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive guide for young people, empowering them to take control of their mental health.

Highwayman's Footsteps

Highwayman's Footsteps

Author: Nicola Morgan Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2012

Thrilling, historical high adventure from an award-winning author.Young William de Lacey is high born, the son of a gentleman. But he's on the run, having stolen money and a horse, and has taken up with a highwayman. It's enough to hang him three times over. Despite struggling with his conscience, Will feels free for the first time in his life - and it's all down to the mysterious Bess. Now can they survive the risks of the eighteenth-century highwayman's harsh life?