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JOURNALIST, AUTHOR AND CAMPAIGNER 

Pat Thomas

Books

Since 1994 I have published many books focusing on issues in environment and health. The books that I have written have always followed my own interests, passions and curiosity and a desire to help make important, but sometimes complex, subjects accessible to an interested lay audience. My books have been translated into many languages including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch and Turkish.

I used to separate my adult books from my children’s books and my reports and booklets – and books to which I have been a contributor – into their own lists. But these days I just see it all as one evolving and connected body of work which I have been privileged to produce.


  • Neal’s Yard Remedies Essential Oils

    by Pat Thomas, Susan Curtis and Fran Johnson

    Discover the power of essential oils to enhance your health and well-being with Neal’s Yard Remedies: Essential Oils.

    Aroma has a potent, positive influence on the brain, promoting physical and mental healing. Neal’s Yard Remedies: Essential Oils is a unique, stunningly illustrated guide to the properties and uses of 86 essential oils from basil to ylang-ylang.

    Try 30 remedies and recipes, learn how to apply them safely, create essential oil blends to treat common ailments, and make feel-good, fragrant products for the body and home using techniques such as blending, massage, and steam inhalation.

    Written by the experts, Neal’s Yard Remedies: Essential Oils will bring the rejuvenating benefits of aromatherapy into your life.

    Buy it here.

  • Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book

    by Pat Thomas, Susan Curtis and Fran Johnson

    Revolutionize your beauty regime with this guide to homemade natural remedies, make-up looks and at-home therapies that enhance your natural beauty.

    Some shop bought miracle treatments cost a fortune, Neal’s Yard Beauty Book shows you how to prepare products in your own home that are guaranteed to make your whole body look and feel gorgeous. It identifies natural ingredients for healthy skin, guides you through before-and-after makeovers, and shows you techniques to pamper every skin type.

    Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book comes with over 100 organic product recipes, such as anti-ageing eye creams and exfoliating masks, plus step-by-step guides to simple pampering techniques, such as feet and hand massage, helping you to look after your body and improve wellbeing. Features daily regimes for glowing skin, a younger-looking complexion, stronger hair and many other beauty aspirations.

    Buy it here.

  • Neal’s Yard Remedies Healing Foods

    by Pat Thomas, Susan Curtis and Dragana Vilinac.

    Eat your way to a healthier life.

    With its emphasis of fresh, local and organic food as the most important thing we can do for our health, Healing Foods is a perfect blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific understanding of how food influences health.

    It features in-depth profiles of over 175 ‘healing foods’ - from common fruit and vegetables to more exotic spices, pulses and grains. Each features an in-depth description on their health benefits, stunning photography and annotations highlighting which parts are particularly beneficial, and advice on how to optimise their health-giving potential.

    Also available in a US version

    There are also over 130 delicious recipes, from energizing breakfasts and strengthening stir-fries to snacks for a healthy pregnancy and desserts that combat colds. This substantial and beautiful volume is published by Dorling Kindersley.

    Buy it here.

  • Come Home Soon

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at a parent in the armed forces.

    This reassuring picture book explores the issue of a parent working away from home in the armed forces. Young children can learn how to deal feelings of worry, change at home, keeping in touch and looking forward to their return. Children’s feeling and questions are looked at in a simple but realistic way. Available in hardback and paperback.

    Buy it here.

  • I Miss My Pet

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at the death of a pet.

    A beautifully illustrated and reassuring picture book that explores the issue of the death of a pet in a simple but realistic way. The worries and questions surrounding this difficult experience are made accessible and approachable, helping them to deal with their grief and come to terms with their feelings.

    Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Available in hardback and paperback.

    Buy it here.

  • This is My Family

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at same sex parents

    This reassuring picture book introduces children to families that have parents of the same-sex. Whether a family has a mum and a dad, or two mums or two dads, this book shows that all parents love, care and support their children in the same way. Young children can learn to respect people’s differences and show how all people should be treated fairly and without discrimination. Available in hardback and paperback.

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  • I Can Make a Difference

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at setting a good example.

    This delightful picture book explores what it means to set a good example. Discussion boxes offer an adult opportunities to discuss the issues directly with their child audience. Charmingly clear illustrations give readers immediate access to complex situations and feelings and provide further stimulus for discussion. Notes for teachers and parents, plus suggested further resources, help adults to make the most of the learning opportunities inherent in the book. Available in hardback and paperback.

    Buy it here.

  • Everyone Matters

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at respect for others.

    Children learn that having respect means treating everyone fairly. But there are some types of respect that each person must earn for themselves–by keeping promises, by being honest in what they say and do, and being polite and respectful to others. Most important of all, boys and girls learn that people who are different deserve just as much respect as close friends. This new title in Barron’s growing series of “A First Look at . . . ” books is written especially for preschool and early-grades children.

    Books in this series feature sensitively written stories that encourage boys and girls to explore their feelings, face new challenges in their lives, and talk to trusted elders about how to deal with things that bother them. The books feature child-friendly colour illustrations on every page. An advice to parents section appears at the end. Available in hardback and paperback.

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  • I Can Do It!

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at not giving up.

    This delightful picture book helps children to understand why it is rewarding to persevere with a task. Most of us don’t get things right the first time, but it’s good not to give up. Young children can discover how learning to do new things, with a little patience and practice, can make life more interesting. Discussion boxes offer an adult opportunities to discuss the issues directly with their child audience. Charmingly clear illustrations give readers immediate access to complex situations and feelings and provide further stimulus for discussion. Notes for teachers and parents, plus suggested further resources, help adults to make the most of the learning opportunities inherent in the book. Available in hardback or paperback.

    Buy it here.

  • Why Do I Feel Scared?

    by Pat Thomas

    A first look at being brave.

    This delightful picture book explores what it means to be brave. Young children can discover that there are many ways of being brave, from standing up for yourself or others, to trying new things.

    Discussion boxes offer an adult opportunities to discuss the issues directly with their child audience.Charmingly clear illustrations give readers immediate access to complex situations and feelings and provide further stimulus for discussion.

    Notes for teachers and parents, plus suggested further resources, help adults to make the most of the learning opportunities in the book. Available in hardback and paperback.

    Buy it here.