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Charms of the Sea Free Online Book

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Grandad’s Hair

ISBN  978-1-80284-002-5
Kyle wishes he had straight hair, but like Grandad, he has very curly hair.

Curly hair with a mind of its own. Hair that is wild and troublesome.

Could an old family photo album and a Hair Tamer be the help Kyle needs?

Names & Numbers

Names and Numbers

ISBN 978-1-80284-000-1

Intrigued with numbers, that they see on the buses every day, Bethan and Alya become curious.

Little do they realise that their own ideas will end up going on a journey.

Written as a tribute to key workers, whilst raising funds for Carlisle & District Community First Responders, people have the option to buy and donate a book to a local Cumbrian school or library.

Names & Numbers

Names and Numbers

 

ISBN 978-1-9168899-2-7

A book gifted to 1TcA, where you can meet different creatures through rhyming couplets, illustration and photographs.

One Koala has kindly been translated & Cumbrian Crafters have been crocheting & knitting little blue finger puppets.

A gift that keeps on giving, click the link below to more books & resources.

One Thought

One Thought

ISBN 978-1-91688-990-3

Look closely at a picture in the Number & Names book and you will spot a copy of One Thought.

A story of kindness that reaches across the world. A unique picture book that is being used as part of an Ambassador Programme to teach young people key skills, whilst helping them reflect on the needs of their own community.
The second edition has already been translated into Ukraine.

‘Thank you, Richard and Michelle, you helped me find the words and the pictures to tell my story”  
Raj Kumari- Byford

1 Thought changes All
and the change can start with you.

School of Nomads

Grandad's Hair
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ISBN  978-1-80284-018-6

A ground-breaking book that shares an authentic perspective on the education system.
Funny, touching & heart-rendering the book follows previous generations of students who were powerless to make change in schools. Will present-day students be able make any difference to the system?


The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

ISBN 978-1-29237-241-9

'Nestled quietly by the railway and the river, in the Showman’s Yard, a treasure trove can be found ... but only by those who really look, and really listen.’
‘This is a ground-breaking book! Not only a wonderful story to read but the first time something has been written that is truly understanding of the culture and empathetic to the real issues many Showmen face.’  
Colleen Roper, future4fairgrounds.

A Pearson Bug Club Independent Lime Plus book, giving high attaining children age-appropriate fiction and non-fiction stories.

The Show Must Go On

Whatever the Weather

ISBN 978-1-80284-017-9

One picture book inspired by the dialect of Cumbria, a few Herdwick sheep and a tongue-twisting rhyme.

The Show Must Go On

The Wisbech Wonder

ISBN 978-1-80284-019-3

When an unusual large purple seed (brought into school, as part of the new plant growing project) begins to grow and produce fruit, no one, not even leading scientists, can work out what it is.
Many questions are asked.
Is it a long lost ancient seed?
Has it come from another galaxy?
And the ultimate question, what does it taste like?

The children are in for quite a surprise

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2021: One year, Two authors, Three books.

This was the introduction to the very first City Story Trail.

Sharing the city of Carlisle's history through the medium of storytelling, captured in a digital map with illustrative icons, you can follow the trail around the city yourself.

Scan the QR code to download the City Story Trail:

Story Trail QR
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