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Politics for Beginners

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An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations. Includes tips on how to argue and debate, a glossary, and links to specially selected websites with more information.

Politics for Beginners Reviews | Toppsta

9781474922524
  • ISBN: 9781474922524
  • Pub Date: 2nd February 2018
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 128

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29th January '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Fantastic Book! I really enjoyed reading this book, for it explained politics in a simple, easy to understand, fun way. I especially liked the pages with all the arrows where it told you if you were socialist or capitalist etc. This book is perfect for my History class, as we have to study the Cold War, and the Rise of Hitler. Politics plays a big part in these topics, but I never understand how it all worked, but now, I actually do! I definitely recommend to any History student, old or young, as well as anybody interested in Politics or how the world works.

Brilliant!
3rd March '18
I read it to Berrylookalike aged 8 aged 8
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
You need this book. Your kids NEED this book. Perfect for year 4 and above, it is going to help the next generation save the world.

‘An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations.’

That sounds pretty great, right? But it doesn’t do this book justice at all. Because this book is an absolute game changer! It is beautifully accessible and has my 8 year old hooked. Every night we read through another couple of pages. We never get further than that because this book raises so many questions and has been the springboard to so many discussions about our world. Last night we started out reading about voting but ended up talking about media bias and Rupert Murdoch and Sky takeovers and Newsround and Teen Vogue and role models and…. you get the idea. It is opening her eyes to the world in a hugely positive way. It is inspiring her. It is empowering her. Because you have to understand how something works before you can get in there and blow it apart to change it.

This book informs, educates and raises questions. I have absolutely no doubt that it will inspire the next generation of activists and political game changers. Buy this book for your kids, for your friends’ kids, for their schools. Share this book with children. Talk them through it. Discuss it with them. I guarantee you’ll learn a lot too and it will leave you feeling hopeful for the future.
5th February '18
I read it to EH aged 8 aged 8
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Who says Politics is boring! What a great book, easy to read through. Its layout makes it appealing to children and its explanations are clear and interesting. I read it with my daughter (8) and learnt things myself! 
20th February '18
Turtle read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
GGreat book I found with easy to read and great help to my homework too. Very interesting book that gives a good understanding of politics ideas.
27th February '18
joshgok read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
I'm not going to lie, but i do NOT like politics and I do NOT enjoy it or talking about it.  So when my 7 year old started asking questions about politics and world issues, I didn't have the ability (or the desire) to explain things to him.  That's where this book comes in!! It's written perfectly for 7-12 year olds to teach them EVERYTHING they need to know (or never knew they needed to know) about politics.  Perfectly illustrated, and simple and, quite fun. 

I'll be using this book too if I ever need to know more.
4th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Fantastic book. I bought it for the school library but I'll be picking up a copy for my kids too - in fact this would of huge use in every school. It's very clear with illustrations and diagrams that really add to understanding. Approachable for anyone from KS2-KS3 and a great refresher for older children and adults too. Covers the historical development of government without getting mired in detail, and manages to be as neutral as possible about modern political ideas. I think this is aimed at a UK market, but it covers enough detail about the US, European and some international systems to ensure most children would have a good grasp when hearing the news or reading a newspaper like First News.
20th February '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Mt13 aged 4 aged 4 & to Wo09 aged 8 aged 8
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Great book, easy to follow and understand but very informative at the same time. I learnt alot myself! The illustrations make it very interesting 
20th February '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Mt13 aged 4 aged 4 & to Wo09 aged 8 aged 8
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Great book. Very clear and easy to follow but yet very informative. The illustrations make it very interesting. I learnt alot myself from reading it. 
14th February '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Really interesting book that gives a good understanding of politics including the history of different political ideas.
6th February '18
Lydib read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
This book is brilliant, really helpful with History and Citizenship at school. Its really easy to read and I have learnt lots of new information. This is one I will keep going back to.
8th February '18
I read it to MJRocks aged 7 aged 7
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
This is a great introduction to politics for children. I read this with my 7 year old and she was happy just dipping in and out of different chapters. As she gets older I am sure it will be a great springboard for her/us to do further/deeper research. It covers so many aspects of politics on a historical, local, national and international level so it can't go into great depth in any particular area. However the overview is sufficiently detailed to engage the reader, and the layout/design/pictures are all excellent (and very humorous at times). There are tons of learning opportunities, and questions posed throughout the book, to make the reader really consider their perceptions. It also doesn't shy away from the more difficult aspects of modern day politics, such as the threat of terrorism. It is never too early to get children interested in politics and this book provides the ideal start. For further study, we look forward to trying out some of the Usborne Quicklinks referenced at the back of the book!
27th January '18
Calvin read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Before I started reading this book I wasn't too sure about it, because I don't really know anything about politics. As I started reading I was amazed at how interesting it is and I really like it.  There are loads of fascinating facts and pictures in it.  This book tells you what a democracy is and how it works,  who is in charge of the country, what politics are, and what a government is. I didn't know about any of these things, but now I do!
28th January '18
Mads1811 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
5 stars
Madeleine received this book and set about reading it straight away, it made her feel very grown up as she felt it was a grown up topic. She particularly enjoyed the more history of politics books and she enjoyed looking at the illustrations. At the end of each chapter she requested me to test her knowledge so this might be something the author could consider in the future
5th February '18
AJH read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
4 stars
This book is very descriptive about all types of politics from old to new. types of politicis from the UK and other countries. It is easy to look through and very appealing to the eye. I learnt about different terminology and political techniques.  It's layout is easy to follow and you don't have to read it from start to finish.
21st February '18
Layla123 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Politics for Beginners 9781474922524
4 stars
Loved this book, it helped me learn so much about politics. I liked the drawings and the way the information was set out.
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