Children's Books

Children's Reference

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  • Top of the Class (KS2) - 10 Books in a Satchel - Collection - 9780241199657 - Carol Vorderman
    CVTC 7 years +
    Carol Vorderman
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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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 6 years +
    Minna Lacey
    6 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.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 52p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6, and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.

  • LPKA 7 years +
    Lonely Planet
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    We all know Lonely Planet for their informative, comprehensive and trustworthy travel guides, but did you know they have launched a brand new range of children's books - Lonely Planet Kids? This awesome atlas takes children aged 7 and over around the world and introduces them to a lot more than just maps...

    From Earth's place in the solar system to the continents of the world, animal habitats, strange languages and even celebrity inhabitants, the book introduces children to the wonders of our planet and presents key information in both a digestible and relevant manner.

    A mind-blowing mix of history, culture, fascinating facts and quizzes, Lonely Planet Kids: Amazing World Atlas is more than just an atlas: it's an all-inclusive look at how our world's landscape has shaped the animal kingdom and the diversity of human cultures.
  • GACE 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.99
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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.
  • Spelling & Grammar Set - 2 books - Collection - 9781474903158
    GPTW 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.98
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This set of two books will help children get to grips with the English language. From the basic rules of grammar and punctuation to the trickiest words to spell, both books will prove invaluable.

    Grammar & Punctuation is full of clear and simple explanations and has exercises so children can test their skills. Tricky Words to Spell will help children learn how to spell the likes of spectacular, extraordinary and magician with no worries at all.

    A great set of reference books to be used in school and for homework.

  • LFTT 5 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Learning times tables is an essential part of every child's education and needs to be practised endlessly, and this lift-the-flap book will allow children aged 6 and above do just that - while having fun too!

    Developed by the learning experts at Usborne, the Lift-the-Flap Times Tables Book provides little ones with a fun and interactive approach to the sometimes dry and tricky subject of multiplication.

    Sure to provide them with hours of mathematical enjoyment with its 70+ flaps to lift, this book is perfect for parent and child to share as they begin their journey learning and mastering times tables.
  • SITU 7 years +
    Alex Frith
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book from the experts at Usborne, See Inside the Universe will help answer each and every question children aged 6 and above will have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond...

    What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What is in the far reaches of outer space? Children will have hours of fun lifting over 70 flaps and poring over the jaw-dropping facts in this thoroughly entertaining and mind-bogglingly amazing book. Packed with bright and bold illustrations, the book is the perfect first introduction to this complex science topic.

    From the Big Bang to supernovas, black holes, the history of astronomy, our own place in space and much, much more, with See Inside the Universe children will make amazing discoveries to unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe for themselves.
  • Horrible Histories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407131924
    HSBB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £49.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    From the Rotten Romans to the Terrible Tudors and the Gorgeous Georgians, Horrible Histories 10 Beastly Books is oozing with dreadful jokes, awful anecdotes and frightening facts that are sure to both delight and disgust young readers aged 7 and above.

    A treat for fans of the BAFTA award-winning Horrible Histories TV show, this ten-book collection of Horrible Histories titles is delightfully dreadful and hilariously illustrated, and will keep kids who love their history a little bit gory entertained for hours and hours.

    Beautifully presented in a stylish slipcase, this must-have collection will take pride of place on the bookshelf of every eager young reader!
  • You Do the Maths Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784933319 - Hilary Koll & Steve Mills
    YDTM 7 years +
    Hilary Koll & Steve Mills
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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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 +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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 +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.97
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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 they books are so much fun that children won't even realise they're learning!
  • KD4307 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Published in association with Imperial War Museums, this book offers young children an introduction to one of the most important and tragic events in the history of the world - the First World War.

    Packed with facts, photographs, maps and documents from the era, the book brings the key events vividly to life in an accessible way. It reveals what happened between 1914 and 1918 and how armies used animals and propaganda for their gain.

    So devastating it was called the 'war to end all wars', this is an informative book for any child interested in history and a must-read for all to learn about global conflict.
  • Why is Snot Green? Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509812585 - Glenn Murphy
    WISG 9 years +
    Glenn Murphy
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Answering all the gross questions every child has - Why is Snot Green?; Does Farting Make you Faster?; and How Loud Can you Burp? - this three-book collection is full of foul facts.

    Based around all things science and published in conjunction with the Science Museum, Glenn Murphy's books are packed with doodles and answer questions ranging from 'Is anything wetter than water?' to 'What are scabs for?'

    From the role of the human body to the quirks of nature and the science of sport, this is a funny collection of non-fiction books packed with delightfully disgusting facts for children aged 9 and over.
  • WWIL 7 years +
    Tilly
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    A beautifully produced hardback in the ever-popular Where's Wally? format, Where's Will? is a wonderful, colourful introduction to the works of Shakespeare for children aged 7 and above.

    Throughout the book, children are presented with bite-sized information on the key themes and characters from the Bard's most popular plays, and are then encouraged to find Will in the busy, play-themed scenes.

    From Romeo & Juliet to Hamlet, Macbeth and more, this fun and engaging seek-and-find book will ensure children become mini experts on the world's greatest playwright and his finest works before they begin to learn in greater detail at school.
  • MAPS 7 years +
    Aleksandra Mizielinska
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    The Maps Activity Book provides any intrepid adventurer aged 7 or over with hours of fun!

    Bursting with facts to pore over and puzzles to complete from around the world, it's informative, inspiring and highly entertaining. Perfect for young explorers who want to let their imagination run wild!
  • HKM2 7 years +
    Carol Vorderman
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £7.49
    • RRP £14.99
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    Help Your Kids With Maths, by Carol Vorderman, is a simple, easy-to-follow maths encyclopedia that covers everything children need to know about maths, from long division to trigonometry.

    This guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach maths skills from basic numeracy up to more complicated problems, such as algebra and statistics.

    It's sure to come in helpful for children aged from 9+.
  • TKAB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    As it is so wide-ranging, science can sometimes be a tricky topic to get to grips with... 100 Things to Know About Science breaks it down into bite-sized and accessible chunks.

    Presented in a visual and pictorial 'infographics'-style format, the book provides snippets of information about all the aspects of science - from particle physics to genes and DNA!

    Sure to come in handy for children aged 9+'s school work, many adults will find this book just as fascinating!
  • OASE 5 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Children who just want to get a bit more excited about science and avid young scientists and inventors alike will be absolutely captivated by the practical projects using everyday materials found in this fantastic book.

    The experiments are demonstrated by over 1000 photographs and each is explained by an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide so kids of every ability can get involved.

    From creating a working volcano and running your own ant colony to building a water pump and making a reflecting telescope, this full-colour book encompasses plenty of the areas in curriculum science so children will be well-equipped in the classroom too.

    Stimulating, challenging and all using easily-accessible materials, children will love tacking the fun projects, learning scientific facts and finding out about key processes in this fascinating project book.
  • MEBW 9 years +
    Belinda Gallagher
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Jam-packed full of detailed, annotated illustrations and authoritative information from wildlife experts, Mini Encyclopedia: British Wildlife is a fascinating guide exploring the diversity of British plants, mammals, birds, bugs, amphibians, reptiles, fish and more...

    Covering over 300 species of wild plants and animals from the British Isles, each page features a comprehensive overview and vital statistics for each species.

    Ideal for children aged 9 and above, with Mini Encyclopedia: British Wildlife the natural world on home soil has never felt closer. A great reference book for little ones who just love the great outdoors.
  • ENGD 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Essential for any schoolchild, this Illustrated English Dictionary is very comprehensive - there are over 10,000 entries and 25,000 straightforward definitions featured throughout the pages!

    There are also over 1,000 illustrations to help children aged 9 and over get to grips with the words and the dictionary also includes part of speech indicators, examples of how to use words in a sentence and pronunciation guides for words that may be considered trickier.

    Great for both at home and at school, the dictionary also provides information on parts of speech, the conventions of written English and a brief yet fascinating history of English language.
  • CARZ 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Anna Claybourne will introduce children aged 7 and over to some of the animal kingdom's biggest beasts in the surprising and captivating book Car-Sized Crabs and Other Animal Giants.

    From gangly giraffes to terrifying tarantulas, the book reveals amazing facts like how an angry elephant can reach speeds of 40km per hour and covers everything from mammoth mammals to big birds and creepy-crawly giants! There are also stats and scales for every animal on each spread.
  • XANDB 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £23.94
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    Andrew Brodie is a trusted name when it comes to learning, and these curriculum-based activity books will help children get to grips with both maths and English in a fun and refreshing style that makes learning fun!

    Aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils, the maths books in this collection include Maths 5-6, which features work on counting, time and shape as well as early addition and subtraction; Problem Solving 5-6 which will help them count accurately and get their heads around fractions, money, shape and time; and Times Tables 5-6 which covers counting in twos, fives and tens.

    The English books, also relevant to Key Stage 1, will help children learn all about literacy. As they widen their vocabulary and learn more spellings, Punctuation 5-6 will help children write in clear, well-punctuated sentences and teach them about full stops and capital letters. Spelling 5-6 features works on letters and the sounds they represent; while Writing 5-6 explores words in context.

    Slipcase not included.
  • 100 Facts of the World Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782093411
    FCTP 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    With 100 fascinating facts in each book, this collection will absolutely astound and delight any child who is more interested in the world around them than reading stories.

    Each of the ten books provides an in-depth look into the varied subject matter - which include snakes, planet Earth, deadly creatures, pirates and Ancient Greece - while also giving children the chance to enjoy exciting make-and-do projects and quizzes which will show them how much they have learnt from reading the books.

    With brilliant cartoon artwork making the easy-to-follow text even more accessible, this is a great collection for young non-fiction fans aged 7 and over.

    Please note that this collection contains five titles from our 100 Facts Collection, product code FACS: Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Space, Sharks and Myths & Legends.