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Breaking News

How to Tell What's Real From What's Rubbish

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A funny, practical and ever-so timely guide to the NEWS for 8–12-year-olds. Find out how to understand and navigate 24/7 news, how to spot the facts from the fake . . . and what to do if the news becomes overwhelming. Perfect for fans of Matthew Syed’s You Are Awesome and Rashmi Sirdeshpande's Dosh.

It’s never been easier to access the news; TV, radio, billboards, newspapers and endlessly buzzing on to the screens in our pockets. But with more and more news available, it’s hard to know what to trust. Where do stories come from? What’s real news and what’s fake? And what role does social media play in all of this?

Insightful, hands-on, essential and reassuring, Breaking News will help children navigate the peaks and pitfalls of our modern day news cycle, through laugh-out-loud text, amusing illustration and interactive activities. 

Praise for Breaking News:

'Newsflash: I loved it.’ – Eoin Colfer, million-copy selling author of ARTEMIS FOWL

‘A perfect read for any budding young journalists out there.’ – Konnie Huq, BBC Blue Peter presenter and author of the COOKIE! series

‘Jam-packed with fascinating facts, this is a fantastically funny and much-needed guide to navigating the news.’ – Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of DOSH

Nick Sheridan is an award-winning journalist and television presenter, with a decade of experience working in broadcast media. He spent two years reporting and presenting RTE news2day, the young person's news programme for Ireland's national broadcaster, before moving to the main newsroom where he worked on the foreign affairs desk. He then relocated to BBC News Scotland as the Consumer Affairs Correspondent and continues to work for the BBC, presenting the news review show Seven Days. He's also a regular presenter of Drivetime at BBC Radio Scotland.