This is an absolutely amazing book. I have been involved in the philosophy for children movement for a number of years now, and wondered, as I clicked to make my purchase, whether the book would tell me anything I didn't already know. The answer is a resounding yes. The intelligence and creativity with which the book has been written make it the best book I have read on the subject - ever. There is a general introduction, and then a chapter called Working with Concepts, which explains the ideas and basic principles behind helping children to engage philosophically with whatever they are doing. And the rest of the book is a practical guide to help teachers in a range of 'normal' curriculum subjects to enable their students to take ownership of their learning by looking at `subjects' in a new way.
No prior experience with philosophy for children is assumed, or necessary, although I would be surprised if anyone reading the book did not want to pursue the subject further. Each and every chapter is filled with ideas and suggestions which encourage teachers to think differently about their subjects, too. Many secondary school subjects are covered: Critical Thinking; English; English Literature; Mathematics; Science; Religious Education; PSHE; History; Geography; Art (yes - Art); Music; Drama; Physical Education and School Sport; and last but not least, ICT. There is also a brief history of the philosophy for children movement.
In short, this book is one which no educator should miss. Five stars - no question about it!