Children's Books

Children's Reference

  • ASTH 7 years +
    Louie Stowell
    7 years +
    • £2.99
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    If your child has ever dreamed of being an astronaut, The Usborne Official Astronaut's Handbook is for them. In child-friendly text, it reveals all the skills and information a child will need to become the next Neil Armstrong or Chris Hadfield.

    From training tips and hints on how to perform a successful spacewalk to the essential information needed when it comes to going to the toilet in space, this book has everything for any would-be astronaut. It will show them how to start out; what it takes to become a space cadet; how you adapt to living in space; the jobs astronauts carry out; and even the all-important journey home.

    Told with humour and bright illustrations, the book has a foreword by British ESA astronaut Tim Peake - one of only a few Britons to have visited the International Space Station - and has been published in association with the UK Space Agency.
  • Top of the Class (KS2) - 10 Books in a Satchel - Collection - 9780241199657 - Carol Vorderman
    CVTC 7 years +
    Carol Vorderman
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Help your child become 'Top of the Class' with the help of Carol Vorderman and these 10 Key Stage 2 workbooks that cover the most important subjects at primary school level.

    Suitable for children aged between 7 and 11, the workbooks progress in line with the curriculum, meaning that they will remain relevant and useful whatever stage your child is working at. Packed with fun exercises and activities to support your child's learning, the books cover computer coding, all levels of maths, science, French and English.

    Coming in a stylish red-and-white satchel so they can easily be transported and sure to help your children have fun as they learn, the books also come with a sheet of 150 gold reward sticker stars.
  • TSFS 5 years +
    Minna Lacey
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Inspire the scientists of the future with 365 Science Activities - a Key Stage 1 workbook that contains a science activity or experiment for every day of the year.

    A very fun way to inspire learning (and to help with school work, too!), the book provides a hands-on way of learning that will educate, excite and entertain in equal measure.

    Among the topics covered are those of light, sound and friction. A valuable and extremely fun book for any child interested in science.
  • GACE 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Brilliantly accessible, Geography: A Children's Encyclopedia is the ultimate children's guide to our planet and covers all the geological and environmental processes that quite literally shape our world.

    Full of beautiful pictures that bring Earth's nature to life, the book covers everything from ice ages to global warming and earthquakes to tsunamis, taking in the natural wonders from the peak of Everest through to the bottom of the Mariana Trench along the way.

    With colourful diagrams, physical and political maps and fact files describing each continent and country, the guide will teach children about geography, geology and sociology.
  • FEDI 5 years +
    Jane Bingham
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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    This First Dictionary from the experts at Usborne is the perfect companion for young children embarking on their writing journey. Packed with lively and funny illustrations designed to demonstrate the meanings of each word, children will be educated and enthralled with the turn of every page.

    Containing over 2,500 words and definitions this fantastic book also gives suggestions for alternative words and example sentences to show how to use them correctly. We think it really does make the ideal first dictionary for children just beginning to write for themselves and provides the perfect reference for whenever they are stuck or just simply feeling inquisitive!
  • Geography Quest Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784933364
    GEOQ 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    From the team that puzzled and entertained children with the Maths Quest books comes Geography Quest, a collection of four interactive books designed to enhance children aged 7+'s geographical knowledge.

    Your child will have the chance to go on an exciting adventure to the centre of the Earth, solving seismic puzzles along the way; head off on a mysterious mountain adventure to track down a missing wildlife presenter; embark on a raging river adventure; and discover secrets hidden deep under the sea.

    Each book has geographical questions to answer. Only the right answers will help children complete their missions. A fun and exciting way to learn about the natural world.
  • IDOM 11 years +
    Kirsteen Rogers
    11 years +
    • £3.99
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    Perfect for children who are looking for help with their maths homework, the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Maths is a great learning aid for children aged 11 and over.

    This book has clear illustrations and diagrams, in addition to worked examples and key definitions to help clear up all those baffling maths problems.

    The topics covered in this comprehensive book include algebra, geometry, fractions, graphs, trigonometry and more.
  • CDTH
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    This two-book slipcase set includes a dictionary and thesaurus, from the experts at Collins, which are ideal for broadening users' knowledge and everyday reference use.

    Stunningly presented and specially tailored to meet the needs of the home, school and office user, this Collins dictionary and thesaurus set has all the words and definitions people of all ages might need to write a letter, draft a CV or complete their homework - as well as a huge range of antonyms and alternatives.
  • SDMD 11 years +
    Frank Tapson
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    This comprehensive maths dictionary is a brilliant home resource that will help children aged 11+ with homework, school projects and revision in all areas of mathematics.

    Containing an alphabetical wordfinder of over key 1,000 words and phrases and placing them in an easy-to-understand context, as well as extra feature spreads on important topics with diagrams and illustrations, this reference dictionary will help to bring full clarity to what can sometimes be a challenging subject.

    As well as being the perfect dictionary for all secondary school mathematics students, parents will also find it useful to refer to when helping with homework and for reminding themselves of key mathematical knowledge that may have been forgotten.
  • ITMB
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    Are your lungs slimy or spungy? Is your brain smooth or wrinkly? Touch and find out!

    Children will love learning all about what's inside their bodies with the interactive touch-and-feel book Is that My Body? Full of fascinating facts about what's inside our body and how they work, this is a great book for learning about human biology.

    In addition to the touch-and-feel 'pockets' that give an insight into what things inside our body really feel like, there is a pop-up skeleton at the end of the book! A treat for non-fiction fans or any aspiring scientist.
  • JISD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    The Usborne Junior Illustrated Science Dictionary sets out to keep the subject simple, explaining everything children and parents need in order to understand science at junior school level.

    With clear definitions of over 700 key terms and concepts as well as hundreds of useful examples and illustrations, this is a great book to help build confidence in what can be a tricky subject.
  • CVID 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    The Oxford Children's Visual Irish-English Dictionary will help children learn thousands of Irish words for a diverse range of topics.

    Everything from the human body to the environment is covered and the vibrant illustrations are sure to aid the learning process.

    Suitable for children aged 8+, this hardback is sure to be returned to again and again and is a must-have for any child who wants to learn both everyday and unusual words in Irish and English.
  • OVSD 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
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    With topics ranging from the human body to the environment, the Oxford Children's Visual Scottish Gaelic-English Dictionary is the perfect book for any child who wants to learn both everyday and unusual words in Scottish-Gaelic and English.

    Compiled by expert lexical translators and language consultants, the book is presented in a way that makes it easy to learn the word you were looking for and acts as a perfect introduction to Scottish-Gaelic for children aged 8 and above.
  • You Do the Maths Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784933319 - Hilary Koll & Steve Mills
    YDTM 7 years +
    Hilary Koll & Steve Mills
    7 years +
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Launch a rocket, design a high-rise building, fly a jet fighter and solve a complex crime with this four-book collection that makes learning and practising maths fun!

    A great way for children to solve maths problems without even knowing they're learning, the books have an action-packed comic-strip style and an element of interactivity that make them a must for any young learner!
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
  • Project Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782099161
    PROJ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Go back to prehistoric times, head into outer space and discover all the facts about the human body in this fun- and fact-filled three-book collection.

    Project Dinosaur is great for any dinosaur fan (especially with how popular they are once again after the record-breaking success of Jurassic World!); Project Space reveals all about the solar system and reveals how to make a model to watch an eclipse and launch a balloon rocket; while Project Body is packed with pictures and illustrations that show just how the human body works.

    The books all have plenty of flaps to lift, pages to fold out and projects to complete, making them interactive and ideal homework aids. But the books are so much fun that children won't even realise they're learning!
  • My French Language Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909767706
    MFLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £21.97
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This three-book collection - My First 1000 French Words, My French Sticker Atlas and My French Sticker Dictionary - provides children aged 5+ with a fun, creative and educational way to master the French language.

    Perfect complements to each other, the books are busting with exciting activities that will help children practise French. Beautifully illustrated, the books' concepts are organised into child-friendly themes and illustrations are accompanied by accessible translations and pronunciation guides.

    A simply amazing resource for children, parents and teachers.
  • OCWE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Children learning and using the Welsh language will find this Oxford Children's Welsh-English Visual Dictionary an essential resource when it comes to their studies.

    Containing a range of everyday topics, each one has a short introductory text in both Welsh and English and also features bright and modern illustrations!

    A great introduction to the language, this dictionary is fun and easy to use.
  • OXSD 11 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    The Oxford School Dictionary is sturdy and durable and includes definitions for over 45,000 words, making for the ideal reference book for use at home, to help with homework or in the use in the classroom.

    A clear design make the Oxford School Dictionary both easy to use and navigate. Each entry has been written to help children from 11+ find the definition they're searching for and understand the meanings and pronunciations.

    Perfect for children aged 11 and above who are currently learning Key Stage 2 or 3 topics at school, the Oxford School Dictionary is a must-have classroom essential.
  • OGPS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    A first reference book that will help children get to grips with grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    The book gives examples of all the grammar terms required by the curriculum - and provides meanings for them. It also describes which punctuation marks children should use and the rules and tips they should follow as they learn to spell for the first time.

    With colourful, friendly bird characters providing parents and teachers with questions and tips to clarify understanding, the book also has an accessible, alphabetical dictionary of all the curriculum words that children need to know.
  • AAHIU 5 years +
    Kate Leake
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £10.39
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    Colourful and appealing illustrations and lots of flaps, give this picture atlas tons of appeal for youngsters. With a giant world map poster included, the Usborne Picture Atlas allows children to explore the world one flap at a time. This atlas features a page for each continent and helps young readers to discover the animals, buildings, foods and cultures that they would find there.

  • UGP2 7 years +
    Gillian Doherty
    7 years +
    • £7.49
    • RRP £14.99
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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
  • OXPA 7 years +
    Patrick Wiegand
    7 years +
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    Great for teaching children vital map-reading skills and building on the geographical knowledge they learned in Key Stage 1, the Oxford Primary Atlas is specifically designed to meet the needs of children who are working their way through the Key Stage 2 curriculum.

    With colourful, easy-to-read maps and a highly-accessible visual layout, this children's atlas has been tested in schools and includes practical guidance and activities for pupils to try.

    Featuring a wealth of photographs, fascinating facts and useful information about landscapes, water, settlements, connections, environments and much, much more, this is a brilliant reference book that children aged 7 and above will love to explore and learn with.
  • Big Cat Reading Lions Level 1-3 Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780007949595 - Various authors
    BCRL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
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    • Just 67p per book
    Developed by the experts at Collins, this bumper collection of Big Cat Reading Lions early readers books is ideal for introducing children aged 5 years and over to the wonderful world of reading and helping to support their reading development at home.

    Covering reading levels 1-3, each one of the 18 books has been created with leading children's authors and illustrators - and carefully levelled by educational experts - to ensure that they are not only thoroughly entertaining, but perfectly pitched to aid progression and encourage them along their reading journey.

    From first reading books through to books for reading with adult support, this collection of Big Cat Reading Lions books even includes both fiction and non-fiction books to make sure there is something to grab the interest of every child.