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Know a child in need of homework help? The Book People offers educational titles and homework books to help with all their school studies. From learning about the stars with our space books for kids, to understanding basic anatomy with our range of human body children's books, you'll find something for every age group and Key Stage.

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  • Big Picture Atlas

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: BGPA
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
    • £3.00
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    The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books

    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

    Product Code: NSHK
    Collection 7 years +
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    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare's books for younger readers. The full list of stories in the collection is:
    • Julius Caesar
    • King Lear
    • The Merchant of Venice
    • The Taming of the Shrew
    • Twelfth Night
    • As you Like it
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • The Tempest
    • Henry V
    • Macbeth
    • Othello
    • Richard III
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Antony and Cleopatra
    • Hamlet
    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 2 Collection - 25 Books

    Product Code: PXAL
    Collection 7 years +
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    So many of you have been asking us for the next books in the bestselling series and now we're delighted to say The Project X team are back - and they're set to face their biggest challenges yet in this massive 25-book collection.

    Max, Cat, Ant, Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight, face a number of new challenges that will inspire young readers to keep turning the pages of every single action-packed book included in the collection.

    With stories written by authors including Steve Cole, Elen Caldecott and Jacqueline Rayner, the plots follow the gang as they face off against Badlaw; go in search of a missing cargo of cyberbees; and are attacked by a swarm of metal-eating, robotic space locusts. The collection also includes a larger-format Fact File full of activities.

    With their 3D-style artwork, the books are perfect for children in Year 3 at school. All-new stories, they continue the adventures from the first series at Oxford Reading Level 9 and progress all the way up to Level 14, meaning they are suitable for children of differing reading abilities.

    This 25-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 9 to 14 (book bands Brown and Grey). It is suitable for children in Year 3 and 4. It follows on from the first collection back at Level 9 to help children hone their reading skills before moving onto the more advanced stories.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
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  • My Little Book of Space

    Product Code: MLBS
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Where does the Earth fit in the solar system? What is the sun?

    My Little Book of Space is packed full of cool photos and bite-sized information that children can dip into. It's perfect for reluctant readers and those who'd rather read facts than fiction.

    The simple text will encourage children to talk about the topic with passion and enthusiasm.
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  • History Year by Year

    DK

    Product Code: YBYH
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Enjoy a journey through time - all the way from mammoths and mummies to flying and Facebook!

    Stretching from the prehistoric era through to the present day, this DK hardback offers a visual timeline of the history of the world. It's packed with photographs and original artefacts that give a snapshot of each era and highlights the major events that changed the world.

    As well as the tidbits of what was happening around the world, this book also provides concise and accessible overviews of major events including the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of Communism. There is also a section called 'Child of the Time', which reveals how children in history lived and honed their skills e.g. the training plans of a Spartan warrior.

    Children will be able to put historic events across the world into context by reading through the timeline and learn about eras including Ancient Greece, Rome, the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the World Wars and the moon landing in 1969.
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  • No Nonsense Phonics Collection - 24 Books

    Product Code: NNPH
    Collection 4 years +
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    You're never too young to start learning about phonics!

    This collection of 24 non-fiction books introduces children to animals, food, sports, the universe and more. Each book is packed with colourful photographs and a word associated with them.

    The text in these books will help children decode words by sounding and blending and inspire their interests in the subjects while developing spoken language and building their vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
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  • Physical & Human Geography Collection - 8 Books

    Product Code: PAHG
    Collection 9 years +
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    Explore planet Earth's most impressive natural processes with this fact-filled collection and discover how these shape our world.

    With clear illustrations and informative text, each book provides an intriguing insight into natural disasters by looking in detail at their causes and effects.

    Ranging from volcanoes and earthquakes to landslides and avalanches, young science-obsessed readers will be able to examine our planet's most destructive geographical events and answer important questions surrounding each process.
    Format: paperback
    • £8.00
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  • Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books

    Product Code: TOWR
    Collection 9 years +
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    From mammals to minerals and sharks to space, these pocket-sized reference books will delight young minds with their array of facts, stats and records.

    Very visual guides to important topics, these books are peppered with double-page photographs highlighting the amazing facts and there is also a data section at the end of each section offering stats including world records and top tens and other relevant information e.g. the Periodic Table in the Rocks and Minerals book.

    These introductory books will explain to children everything from the anatomy of a horse to a map of the Nile region! They're perfect study aids.

    Format: paperback
    Each book 12.9 x 9.6cm
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    Stuff You Should Know!

    Product Code: SYSK
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Have your children ever asked what happens to rubbish once you've thrown it out or where the water from taps actually comes from?

    Stuff You Should Know answers these questions and more in an interactive style: there are double-page spreads that tell you what happens when you phone for a pizza or post a letter to the other side of the world.
    • £2.00
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    Celebrations Around the World

    Katy Halford

    Product Code: CATW
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This book takes children on an exciting journey through the world's most interesting and important festivals, celebrations and holidays.

    It contains a combination of Katy Halford's beautiful, original illustrations and fascinating facts (regarding everything from costumes to food) that will help children understand about a vast range of cultures and religions from different countries and continents.

    It reveals why skeletons dance at the Day of the Dead and who cleans up La Tomatina (the world's biggest tomato fight) in Spain.
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  • National Geographic Explorer Guide: Rocks and Minerals

    National Geographic Kids

    Product Code: NGRM
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
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  • My Little Book of Dinosaurs

    Product Code: MLBD
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Packed full of cool photos and fascinating bite-sized information, My Little Book of Dinosaurs is perfect for children who prefer facts to fiction.

    It has simple text and will encourage children to talk about the topic with passion and enthusiasm. It will also answer questions including what was the biggest dinosaur alive and when they were alive.
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  • Go For It Maths Collection - 4 Books

    Mike Askew

    Product Code: GFIM
    Collection 5 years +
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    Each book in this colourful, fun-filled collection shows children that maths doesn't have to be boring!

    Using games and activities, young readers will be able to explore numbers and experience the joy of discovering how maths can be applied to the real world. The books can be enjoyed by readers on their own or with an adult and can even be used in groups.

    The content covers the core areas of maths and will therefore support and supplement the learning children do during lessons. There is also plenty of teaching material for teachers to use when planning lessons and to encourage enthusiastic mathematicians!

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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    Human Body: A Children's Encyclopedia

    DK

    Product Code: CEHB
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Did you know that you will eat around 20 tonnes of food during your lifetime? Or that humans are made up of 100 trillion cells? Do you want to know why hiccups happen?

    This DK children's encyclopedia of the human body covers from heads to toes and explains everything from what makes a balanced diet to which part of the brain makes you appreciate music (although you'll have to read the book to find out!).

    This keepsake hardback is also packed with incredible photographs to pore over and quizzes to complete. It's a comprehensive reference book and study aid that will entertain and intrigue the whole family.
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  • Peeking Under Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: WBEN
    Collection 3 years +
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    These books are perfect for inquisitive children. They look beneath the surfaces of things and reveal all kinds of inner workings - from how the body functions to what happens under the paths we walk and roads we drive on.

    They're full of cutaways, insets and sidebars and have plenty of fun-to-explore illustrations. They also have seek-and-find activities and words that will help build vocabulary.

    Part of the What's Beneath? series, these are great books for children who prefer facts to fiction.

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Love Your Body

    Product Code: LVYO
    Hardback 8 years +
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    'This is the book we all wish we had growing up.'

    Jessica Sanders' Love Your Body encourages young girls to admire and celebrate their bodies for all the amazing things they can do. It will show them how to embrace 'imperfections' and realise that they are so much more than their bodies.

    Carol Rossetti's powerful illustrations show diverse characters celebrating their different bodies and the clear, concise and authoritative text will help young girls improve their mental health in so many ways.
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  • Plastic Sucks!

    Dougie Poynter

    Product Code: PLST
    Paperback 9 years +
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    How can YOU help save our planet from plastic?

    McFly man Dougie Poynter's Plastic Sucks! is a book full of clear and easy ideas and advice that will help children cut out single-use plastic and live a more environmentally friendly life.

    Dougie explains how plastic fills up our oceans and endangers our wildlife and how the time to take action is NOW. He also discusses the history of plastic and introduces campaigners and reveals how, by working together, we can reduce and replace plastic.
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    Usborne Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Dinosaurs

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: LFDN
    Other 5 years +
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    Were there the same number of herbivores as carnivores? Which dinosaurs lived the longest? And why do they have such tricky names?

    This engaging and interactive lift-the-flap book is packed with prehistoric facts for little dinosaur lovers to pore over. It will help them discover when, where, how, what, which and why.

    Entertaining, informative and illustrated in the fun style, this Usborne book is packed with 50 so many incredible dinosaur facts to pore over.
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    Your Body Inside & Out Collection - 6 Books

    Angela Royston

    Product Code: YBIO
    Collection 7 years +
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    Learn all about the inner workings of the human body with this six-book collection.

    These books use photographs and illustrations to help children learn all the essential information about biology and cover the senses, bones and muscles, growing up, teeth and hair, heart and lungs and food and digestion.

    They are a fine study aid for biology lessons and homework.

    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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    Natural History Museum Explorer: Dinosaurs!

    Nick Forshaw

    Product Code: WOED
    Hardback 8 years +
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    Unearth the timeline of dinosaurs - from the first ones millions of years ago to the birds descended from them that fly over our heads today.

    This perfectly prehistoric book unfolds into a 2m-long timeline as it follows the explorer Agent Eagle as he learns all about these magnificent beasts. He discovers the history of dinosaurs and the best places to find fossils. He also learns just what wiped them out.

    A quiz, name game and glossary add an interactive element to the learnings and there are so many facts and illustrations to pore over.
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    Let's Go to the... Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: LTSG
    Collection 4 years +
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    Let's go somewhere extraordinary...

    These four books encourage preschoolers to develop their pen control, word and number skills as they learn about castles, farms, fire stations and vets.

    There are activities to complete on every page and the wipe-clean nature means children can complete each simple task again and again, building up their simple vocabulary.
    Format: paperback
    • £3.00
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  • Animals at Night

    Cornelia Li

    Product Code: ANGD
    Hardback 7 years +
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    The nocturnal animals featured in this stunning book and on its accompanying glow-in-the-dark poster will brighten up any young nature lover's life!

    From jaguars prowling the rainforest to lions on the savannah and turtles nesting on the beach, there are so many amazing animals to pore over - and they all feature on the giant 640 x 296mm tear-out poster.

    Each spread features an illustration of a different nighttime habitat with a description of its various creatures' activities and fact boxes for nature lovers to dip in and out of.
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    My First Words in Irish

    Felicity Brooks

    Product Code: MFWI
    Hardback 3 years +
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    Sophia Touliatou's joyous, dynamic illustrations and some quirky themes combine to make this a first Irish word book like no other. Through busy, labelled scenes, children are introduced to exactly 100 everyday Irish words in an engaging and entertaining way. They can also hear all the Irish words on the Usborne Quicklinks website.
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Homework is a fundamental part of a child’s education, as it affords them the opportunity to work independently, and develop their much-needed problem-solving skills. That’s where our huge range of books to help with homework come in.

Make learning fun

All children need some support with schoolwork sometimes, and our homework help books are extremely useful and seriously fun.

Books covering all ages

Whether your child is just starting out in education, or is tackling their GCSEs, we stock lots of great titles in maths, literacy, history, geography, science and more that will enhance their academic potential in an enjoyable and engaging way.

No subject is too tricky

With the assistance of a homework book, children have the opportunity to work at their own pace, unlike when watching videos which sometimes fly through lessons. This allows children to develop at their own pace, giving them the confidence to progress and succeed.