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Blame My Brain

By Nicola Morgan

A comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour.

Contrary to popular (parental) opinion, teenagers are not the lazy, unpleasant louts they occasionally appear to be. During the teenage years the brain is undergoing its most radical and fundamental change since the age of two. Nicola Morgan's carefully researched, accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain has chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression. The revised edition of this classic book contains important new research, including information on mirror neurons and their effect on the teenage brain.

  • Shortlisted for the 2006 Royal Society s Aventis Prize for Science Books.
  • "I only wish that this book had been around when dealing with my own teenager s antisocial behaviour." - TES
  • "It is very rare that an author succeeds in writing a book for teenagers which is also a must read for their parents and teachers." - The Scotsman

About the author

A critically-acclaimed author, Nicola Morgan has written nearly a hundred books. Her fiction titles for young people include Mondays Are Red, Fleshmarket, The Highwayman's Footsteps, The Highwayman's Curse, Deathwatch, Chicken Friend, The Passionflower Massacre and Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award. Her most recent novel, Wasted, won several awards, including the Scottish Children's Book Award (older readers) and was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her best known non-fiction title, Blame My Brain - The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed, was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science. Nicola has also written a number of popular home learning books, including the I Can Learn series, Mega English and the Thomas The Tank Engine Maths series. Nicola lives in Edinburgh; she is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland and is currently an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland.

About the illustrator

www.nicolamorgan.com

Awards

2006: Aventis Prize for Science Books (Junior)

The prizes reward books that best contribute to making science more accessible to public audiences - Shortlisted

2005: BRAW Scottish Children's Book Award

Braw Scottish Children's Book of the Year 2005 - Commended

ISBN: 9781406346930
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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