The Music Pack by Michael Berkeley and Ron van der Meer. Latest in a series of pop-up books, this one recounts the development of music and contains three-dimensional paper models. Also included is a 75-minute CD. Pounds 19.99 from book stores.
Always There. According to a recent survey over l8 per cent of 13 to 17-year-olds feel they have no-one to talk to if a major difficulty occurs and over 11 per cent have, at some time, attempted to end their lives. This video from the Samaritans, which stars Harry Enfield, explores feelings of isolation and despair. Pounds 15 (inc pp). The Samaritans, 10 The Grove, Slough SL1 1QT.
Host by Peter James. Why anyone should want to read a novel on a computer screen rather than book form is hard to understand, but here we have it: the first electronic novel. Apart from the full text of Peter James's horror story, it includes back-up research materials, a video of the author introducing himself, the novel and key concepts within it. Pounds 12.99 from Dillons bookstores.
Early Phonic Activities. Photocopiable activity sheets to develop language skills at key stage l, designed to save primary teachers preparation time. Pounds 9.99 (inc pp). Scholastic Publications, Villiers House, Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5PR.
The Lion PC Bible Handbook Windows Edition. If you want to prepare a talk or Bible study, this program can do the legwork. It also includes pictures, maps, timecharts, study notes, a dictionary and encyclopaedia. Pounds 79 from bookshops or direct from Lynx Communications, Peter's Way, Sandy Lane West, Oxford OX4 5HG (pp Pounds 5).