Billy Knows A Secret: Secrets by James MinterBilly Knows A Secret: Secrets by James Minter

Billy Knows A Secret: Secrets

byJames MinterIllustratorHelen Rushworth

Hardcover | October 31, 2016

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Suitable for boys and girls aged 7 to 9 years.

Keeping secrets safe can be a burden for a child. Children need to be able to confide in a responsible adult. Help your child understand the impact that keeping secrets can have on all those involved.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are asked to keep a secret from Max Turner, Ant’s sister, about her upcoming birthday present. What starts off as innocent fun, ends up being nasty when Ant uses the secret to ‘get his own back’.  When Billy accidently damages his dad’s new car he makes a pact with Ant about keeping it a secret. This puts a burden on them both, and nearly gets Eddy Jost into a lot of trouble.

Does Max find out what her surprise birthday present is? Did Eddy get into more trouble? Will Billy own up? How does Ant cope with keeping secrets?

Billy Knows A Secret is the eighth title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will guide your child in dealing with this destructive behaviour.

I am a dad of two grown children, and a stepfather to three more. I started writing five years ago with books designed to appeal to the inner child in adults - very English humour. My daughter Louise, reminded me of the bedtime stories I told her, and suggested I write them down for others to enjoy. I haven't yet, but instead I have wr...
Title:Billy Knows A Secret: SecretsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:October 31, 2016Publisher:Minter Publishing LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910727296

ISBN - 13:9781910727294


Table of Contents

1 - Max's Birthday Surprise, 2 - Car Cleaning Goes Wrong, 3 - Billy's New Games Controller, 4 - Tablet Computers Aren't Indestructible, 5 - Ant Can't Keep Secrets, 6 - Eddy's Unhappy with Tom, 7 - Take it to the Car Wash, 8 - Not Eddy Again, Get Your Free Activity Book, Book Review, What You Can Learn From 'Billy Knows A Secret.', Free Chapter: Book 1 - Billy Has A Birthday, For Parents, Teachers, And Guardians: About The 'Billy Books' Series, About The Author, Acknowledgements.

Editorial Reviews

"While a bit more serious in tone than some of the preceding books in this series, I especially enjoyed seeing how the characters I've grown to know so well do indeed do the right thing, even if it takes them some time to get up the courage to do so. This is a well-written, engaging, and at times suspenseful tale. Billy Knows A Secret ... is most highly recommended." Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite