Children's Books

Homework Help Books

  • SWCD 7 years +
    Jon Woodcock
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Coding is one of the most important skills children learn at school and what better way to learn all about the topic than with the help of C-3P0 and other characters from a galaxy far, far away?

    A step-by-step, illustrated visual guide to creating projects, animations and games; among the fun things your children can learn how to do are designing a droid and moving objects on screen using the Force.

    This book reveals how to create customised sprites, build characters, navigate spaceships through asteroid belts and even enjoy jetpack adventures!

    This is a brilliant book for any Star Wars fan.
  • WTSH 7 years +
    Christopher Lloyd
    7 years +
    • £4.99
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    This history wallbook includes a huge (two metres!) fold-out timeline that contains pictures and captions telling the story of William Shakespeare.

    With hundreds of illustrations showcasing all of the Bard's comedies, histories and tragedies, this is a wonderfully accessible introduction to all his work and is sure to come in handy during English lessons.

    It even includes The Wallbook Chronicle, a newspaper that gives further information about Shakespeare's plays and their influence on culture and history.
  • FGWA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
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    Kate Pankhurst's Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World has proven to be an important and very popular book and this companion is bursting with inspiring activities and over 200 stickers based around the women it celebrates.

    Children are encouraged to write stories with Jane Austen; join Coco Chanel in leading a fashion revolution; and complete dot-to-dot exercises that unveil the skeletons of dinosaurs that Mary Anning would have been proud to have discovered.

    Children can also create beautiful postcards that they can send to the most important women in their lives and write down how they've been inspired by them and how their actions have influenced their own hopes and dreams.
  • MIDA 7 years +
    Eric A. Kimmel
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This beautifully illustrated book introduces a whole host of gods and goddesses and men, women and monsters from Ancient Greek myths.

    Containing 12 stories from Greek mythology, it will help children learn all about Pandora and her dreaded box; Icarus and his wings of wax; and the greedy, gold-fingered King Midas.

    Each story has been retold in accessible style and this text is complemented by the breathtaking and vibrant artwork.
  • CCSA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    With 300 stickers and a hands-on approach to learning, this book will tell children what's inside their computers and how their apps and games are made.

    It also explains how simple instructions tell a computer what to do and describes the basics of coding in a very accessible way. It's a great book for schoolchildren who are learning about IT and it encourages them to discover the fact-packed world of technology.

    It even features fun activities, puzzles and mazes to complete.
  • FGK2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
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    Full of fantastic facts, this illustrated book provides children with an introduction to some of the greatest women of all time - and reveals their actions that shaped and changed the world.

    Presented in a very contemporary style by Kate Pankhurst - a descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, no less - this book has cool artwork and accessible, bite-sized facts for children (and you!) to pore over.

    Among the incredible women it covers are leader of the Suffragettes Emmeline Pankhurst, adventurer and pilot Amelia Earhart and African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This is an inspirational book that covers some of the key moments in history and it's sure to encourage children to read further.
  • HOOH 8 years +
    Steve Richards
    8 years +
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    A colouring book all about shapes, Hooray for Hexagons turns maths into an exciting theme and will help children learn about this tricky topic without even realising.

    Showcasing the beauty of geometric drawing, the pages in this book introduce the likes of tessellations, cardioids and fractals.
  • MFSN 7 years +
    Susan Akass
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    From kitchen chemistry to backyard biology, your children will find out all sorts of scientific secrets and discover a range of experiments to try at home in this fantastic book.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, the first chapter starts in the kitchen and will let children see how they can create gooey slime; the second chapter - Fantastic Physics - reveals how to make balloon rockets; and final chapter Backyard Biology will help kids spot weird bugs and interesting plants

    While some of the experiments do require adult supervision, many can be done by children themselves without any specialist equipment. A great aid to help them develop their interest in science.
  • HYKT
    Carol Vorderman
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • FDAB 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Children who are muddled by maths will be able to get to grips with this notoriously tricky subject by working their way through this activity book from the experts at Usborne.

    Full of mazes, colour-by-numbers, logic puzzles, sticker puzzles, connect-the-dots and more, each page explains a different tip or technique for fractions, decimals and percentages.

    There are also appealing themes on each double-page spread that tie the activities together including pirates, a fairground and a dog show. There are also 'test yourself' pages scattered throughout the book so children can check their progress and stickers to use in the activities and be used as rewards.
  • OBN2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    With its five spellings a day for children aged between 9 and 11 to learn, Oxford Better Spelling is a book to help any child enhance their spelling skills.

    The book has carefully levelled spelling lists for each age group and covers core vocabulary as specified in the National Curriculum, meaning it's ideal for SATS preparation.

    With over 3,000 words included, the book focuses on everyday words as well as challenging words that we all struggle with...
  • FPB2 5 years +
    Pie Corbett
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    Young readers will love dipping into this lively and inspiring collection of poems compiled by Pie Corbett and Gaby Morgan.

    It covers a range of topics from the ordinary and everyday themes of food, friends and families to subjects more fantastical and imaginative including monsters, mermaids and dinosaurs.

    A First Poetry Book is ideal for newly independent readers, not to mention a great classroom resource for Key Stage One teachers.
  • MIAW 7 years +
    Lisa Regan
    7 years +
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    With witty text and a distinctive style of artwork, this fun book provides a list of 101 jaw-dropping facts that proves to children the subject of maths is anything but boring.

    From the theory that it's more likely than not that two people in a room of 23 people will share a birthday to the fact that everything from rock music to code-breaking is based on maths, there are 101 eye-opening and extraordinary maths-based facts for children to discover and share.

    Ideal for those children aged 8 and over who struggle with maths, its lively and appealing approach will help generate discussion and will children build on the things they have learned in the classroom.
  • CLCH 5 years +
    Daniel Limon
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck... their sums have been soaked and they'll need your children's help to find and correctly tally all the creatures they've seen.

    From the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep under the sea, each scene in this book provides a huge variety of animals to spot and count. There are even some rare breeds scattered amongst the scenes to keep an eye out for.

    As children count up the amount of animals featured on each spread, they'll be inspired to learn more about the natural world. With its huge size, vibrant artwork and appealing activities, this book provides children with a fun and exciting way of practising their counting skills.
  • ACAS 8 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    8 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
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    This brilliantly interactive book has been published in association with London's National Gallery and features some of the best-known works from their collection of paintings.

    Children will be able to colour in the pieces of art and add stickers to them while also developing a deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - art. There are also write-in puzzles to complete!
  • ANHXO 7 years +
    Anita Ganeri
    7 years +
    • £5.39
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    Life in Medieval Britain explains what life was like for young people in the centuries after the Norman Conquest of England. It looks at everything from knights and castles to having fun.
  • SFND 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This is a stargazing guide for budding astronomers and it's full of step-by-step guides to identifying all of the key constellations across the northern hemisphere.

    Making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before, it also provides facts and information on the milky way and various other wonders of the universe.

    It comes with a glow-in-the-dark star finder and will inspire children to add to their new-found knowledge every night when they look up at the stars.
  • DIX2 3 years +
    Henrietta Stickland
    3 years +
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    • RRP £6.99
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    Endorsed by the Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Roar! is a bestselling picture book that is widely heralded as a modern classic.

    Full of cheerful rhyming text, it's perfect for reading aloud and the images are truly eye-catching. Ideal for preschoolers who are fascinated by all things prehistoric, the book even includes a pull-out poster.
  • VGGP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This visual grammar guide gives children all the tools they need to build their confidence in language, reading, writing and comprehension.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, it uses colourful photographs and illustrations to teach grammar in a fun way. From how to use grammar and punctuation correctly to the correct ways of using prepositions, pronouns, commas and colons, it explains everything a budding writer needs.

    It will help increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them enjoy and understand both.
  • CWZ2 9 years +
    Nina Bawden
    9 years +
    (3)
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    Nina Bawden, award-winning author of The Peppermint Pig, creates an evocative picture of life for evacuee children in World War Two with her classic novel Carrie's War.

    Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to Wales and live with strict shopkeeper Mr Evans and his sister Lou. They quickly meet a host of quirky village characters and find themselves absorbed into every aspect of life in the village.

    With plenty of suspense and intrigue, this book will enthrall readers aged 9+, fans of Carrie's War may also enjoy Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AQBSL 7 years +
    Ade Deane-Pratt
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    Combining Science and Design and Technology, this title examines the technology of the electrical gadgets we use every day. A scientific explanation with the help of annotated diagrams and illustrations is followed by examples of gadgets that make use of the technology. Gadgets and technologies examined and explained include touch screens, remote controls, DVD players and photo copiers.
  • AGKNM 5 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    5 years +
    • £6.39
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    This series encourages science inquiry with an interactive, investigative, and visual approach to a wide range of core curriculum topics. The format allows students to use scientific processes such as prediction, hypothesis, and inference in answering a series of questions on important topics throughout the book.
  • AGKBB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.79
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    There are four books in the series: Electricity and Magnets, Sound and Light, Forces and Motion and Matter and Materials. Each title contains 20 tried and tested experiments. The experiments are all safe to do, use household materials, are manageable but absorbing, and offer rewarding results. Readers are told how long each experiment lasts, what materials are needed and what the results mean. Eye-catching illustrations and engaging text make this the perfect book for the budding scientist!
  • APVHB 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From electricity to sound and from light to forces, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils offers a look at currents, switches, batteries, lightning and much more.