Children's Books

Children's Reference

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  • 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.

  • Horrible Histories Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407131924
    HSBB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • 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!
  • 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+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • Hello Kitty Set - 4 Books - Collection - 9780718195021
    HELL Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £3.00
    • RRP £15.96
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    • Just 75p per book
    Never be without the super cute Hello Kitty! Presented in a sweet canvas bag, preschoolers will love being able to hold and carry these sturdy board books with them wherever they go.

    The adorable pictures of Hello Kitty and her friends will introduce very young children to key learning concepts including letters, counting, colours and shapes.
  • TKAB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • Floppy Phonics Fact Collection - 13 Books - Collection - 9780198332503
    XFLOP 4 years +
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £12.99
    • RRP £60.87
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Featuring 12 two-in-one books and a separate informative guide for parents, you can trust the Oxford Reading Tree gang - Biff, Chip and Kipper - to prepare and inspire your little one in their first year of school with this fabulously fun phonics collection.

    Spanning four reading levels that provide step-by-step support to your child's learning, these stunning photographic books are packed with fun activities to help children aged 4 and above progress on their reading journey.

    From Fish & Ships to Barn Owls, Men on the Moon and beyond, our Floppy's Phonics Collection is an inspirational fact-filled set of non-fiction books. And with an RRP of #60.87, from the Book People they're great value too!

    Slipcase not included.
  • 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.

  • OISD 11 years +
    David Crystal
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Have you ever wondered the meanings of Shakespearean words? The Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary is a brand new and unique colour dictionary with over 4,000 age-appropriate entries for children aged 11 years plus - and adults who love reading, watching or performing The Bard's works.

    Carefully levelled example sentences from plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream put the words in context, allowing readers to fully understand their use and how the Shakespearean language works.

    Packed with full-colour illustrations of clothes, armour maps and more; language panels; and additional information on key topics including money, humours, insults and even Shakespearean swearing; the book is an indispensable tool for helping readers of all ages decode the complex subject of Shakespearean language.
  • MSKC 5 years +
    Nayera Everall
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    From Windsor castle to Cinderella's castle, these stately homes are a big favourite with children - and now they can create their very own with Usborne's Mosaic Sticker Castles.

    Over 2,000 small stickers are included that can be used to make a variety of imaginative mosaics that show just what life was like in a castle. Whether your child uses the themed pages' easy-to-copy suggestions or invokes their inner-architect to create their own, they're bound to have hours of fun!

    With all the stickers being reusable, this is the perfect book for creative children aged 5+ who want to experiment with designs, ideas and shapes.
  • VFCB 3 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    My Very First Castles Book will show little ones just what it feels like to be king or queen of the castle!

    There is information about kings, queens, knights, banquets and jousting featured in the non-fiction book and the full-colour illustrations will also help children develop their vocabulary skills before starting school.

    With its de-knight-ful illustrations and plenty of new words for children aged 3+ to learn, the book has many things for the young reader to spot and then discuss as they share with a parent.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without...Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781910184899
    YWWT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £83.88
    • Save £73.89
    • Just 83p per book
    Can you imagine a world without insects? How about one that was completely mobile phone-free? Or just think about what our lives would be like if we didn't have toilets? All these situations and more are discussed in our 12-book You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Collection.

    Ideal for those children aged 7+ who prefer facts to fiction and sure to appeal to even the most reluctant of readers, the books have Horrible Histories-style comic-strip illustrations to make them instantly appealing and discuss many elements of our history, as well as offering insights into key moments from the world of science and technology.

    There is even one book - You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Books! - that covers reading in all its forms. It celebrates the joy of books and tells us just what an amazing data storage device a book can be - this one's our favourite but which one will your young reader's be?

  • Murderous Maths to the Power of Ten Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407131948 - Kjartan Poskitt
    MMPT 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    The 10-book Murderous Maths Collection provides possibly the most fun - and ever-so-slightly gruesome - introduction to this tricky subject that children aged 9 and over will ever have...

    Presented in the same style of format that has served the Horrible Histories series so well, the books are packed with disgusting facts, incredible tricks and tips to help make the dreaded subject of maths fun and more accessible.

    From finding out about Awesome Arithmetricks to discovering The Key to the Universe and creating The Perfect Sausage, these books have cool cartoon characters and perfect puns ('Bangers and maths, anyone?') throughout and are sure to help children and parents get to grips with the mathematical problems they have to solve at school.

  • QUEE 5 years +
    Struan Reid
    5 years +
    (9)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Another addition to Usborne's fun-filled fact cards series, Kings and Queens includes 50 colourful history cards, each crammed full of information on some of Britain's most prominent sovereigns, from the Anglo-Saxon era to modern day.

    With a photograph or portrait on each card, this set is ideal for helping children to learn about history in a fun and accessible manner. With quirky 'did-you-know' facts and important dates also included, this is a wonderfully informative resource.
  • CHMN
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Who built Manchester Grammar School? What went on in Hanging Ditch? When was the Harrying of the North? Where did the Peterloo Massacre take place? Why was Richard Arkwright one of the richest men in England?

    With a helpful timeline, fun, imaginary accounts, cool old photographs of places you'll recognise and amazing top facts and information, children aged 9 and over will discover things you never knew about the north-western city in Children's History of Manchester.
  • I Love Ponies Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781848359291 - Sandy Ransford
    LVPN 5 years +
    Sandy Ransford
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just 75p per book
    The I Love Ponies Set is perfect for any child who adores these beautiful animals. The four books cover everything you could ever want to know about ponies, from riding and caring for them through to preparing for shows and pony club.

    With lots of information, easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of hints and tips, pony lovers will become great riders - and even better readers - in no time at all!
  • WDCO 7 years +
    Louie Stowell
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    With Marvel showing no signs of slowing down, many children have been inspired to create their own comics - and this book will give them all the hints, tips and advice they need!

    A write-in activity book that encourages comic-loving children to unleash their creativity, it offers step-by-step instructions on how to structure stories, draw characters and employ all the devices used in their favourite comics.

    There are also many stickers to add extra style and the contributors include The Beano's Laura Howell and The Phoenix's Neill Cameron.