Skip to Main Content

Breaking News

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

LIST PRICE $14.99
PRICE MAY VARY BY RETAILER

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. 

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.

Nick currently works for BBC News in Scotland, where he is the Consumer Affairs Correspondent and presents the news review show Seven Days. He’s also a regular presenter of Drivetime of BBC Radio Scotland.