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Subjects : Teaching Resources

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Check out our great selection of lesson planning books to help you keep your class engaged and interested. It's not easy to keep a room full of children or teens focused, but it can be a lot easier with one of these helpful books.

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Subjects : Teaching Resources

  • Art Essentials: Ready-Mixed Black & White Paint Set

    Product Code: CT0745
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    BookPeople.co.uk's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    This is a set of ready-mixed paint that allows your children to paint their canvas in both black and white. The large bottles (500ml each) are great for keeping in your craft corner and will last a very long time.

    Each bottle 500ml each
  • James & the Giant Peach Wall Decal Set

    Product Code: CN0737
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    'There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.'...

    This set of 20 self-adhesive wall decals is inspired by Roald Dahl's classic James and the Giant Peach and features Quentin Blake's distinctive artwork of James, the Centipede and The Earthworm.

    The repositionable decals are so easy to apply and remove. 1 - Peel the artwork off the backing sheet. 2 - Place on wall and reposition if necessary. 3 - Smooth over with the included applicator.

    20 decals included

    Packaging size 320 x 85mm, decal size 370 x 320mm

    Not suitable for adventurers aged under 36 months. Not a toy.

    By buying these wall decals you've helped another child. 10% of all Roald Dahl income goes to The Roald Dahl Story Company's charity partners.
    • £1.00
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  • Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AEHJN
    Paperback 11 years +
    This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions.

    It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English that contains over 2 billion words.

    The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science.
    • £7.89
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  • Mental Arithmetic Book 2

    TR Goddard

    Product Code: AKUSN
    Paperback
    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 2 includes: multiplication and division with remainders, time and measures, shapes, angles and compass points.
    • £3.59
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  • Mental Arithmetic Book 4

    TR Goddard

    Product Code: AKUSO
    Paperback
    Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated, progressive series of books, proven to raise children's attainment (alone or in conjunction with the I Can Do Teacher's Guide which explains how to use the books as a scheme of work in schools). The series is based on ability (rather than age cohorts) so that books can be matched to the needs of every child (including supporting transition from KS1 to KS2 and KS2 to KS3). The books are also assessment-linked so that children can record their own progress and see their achievement build over time. Each book uses the same method of practising the 4 basic number operations (to keep skills sharp) and challenging children to do more complex one- and two-step problems involving logical thinking and application of knowledge previously introduced. Book 4 includes: 5- and 6-digit numbers, multiples and factors, square numbers and percentages.
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  • 13 Art Techniques Children Should Know

    Angela Wenzel

    Product Code: AFYVK
    Hardback 7 years +
    What's the difference between watercolour and gouache, or between a collage and an assemblage? How are frescoes and mosaics made? Why do prints look so different from each other? These questions and others are explored through major works of art in dazzling colour reproductions. Children will learn about drawing through cave paintings and Leonardo's sketches, they will understand how Holbein and van Gogh used oil paints to vastly different effect or what Henri Matisse accomplished with coloured paper and a pair of sharp scissors. Along the way they will be encouraged to make their own masterpieces using similar techniques to the masters.
    • £9.89
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  • RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds

    Mike Unwin

    Product Code: AAHAM
    Hardback 5 years +
    A beautiful picture book about garden birds that will appeal to families with young children.

    Rachel Lockwood's wonderful illustrations will delight children aged 2-7 years old, and will help them to discover and identify the most common birds in their everyday surroundings

    Each bird is introduced on a right-hand page in an illustration where it is partly obscured or turned away from the viewer.
    • £6.29
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  • Atlas of Adventures

    Lucy Letherland

    Product Code: ALIKB
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
    • £17.99
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  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Teaching Phonics

    Alistair Bryce-Clegg

    Product Code: AQFCB
    Paperback 3 years +
    Learning about phonics and putting that knowledge into practice is an integral part of every child's learning journey. Good phonic knowledge is essential if children are to become successful writers and readers.

    This complexity can often make the teaching of phonics difficult (and a little dull!). This book contains a no nonsense ideas bank that are simple and effective when carried out, using readily available resources so that any Early Years setting can put in to practise Alistair's innovative paths to teaching and learning phonics.
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  • Collins French School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIQ
    Paperback 11 years +
    A pocket-sized French reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how French is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Je suis, tu es...French verbs made easy! Each verb on the French side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive 94-page verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in Spanish and German.
    • £5.00
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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: AIPTK
    Paperback 7 years +
    High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all? How to Train Your Dragon is a DreamWorks film starring Gerrard Butler, America Ferrera and Jonah Hill, out on DVD. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in How to Train Your Dragon Books 1-10. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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  • The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

    Naoki Higashida

    Product Code: AJPFA
    Paperback 14 years +
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    Written by Naoki Higashida when he was only thirteen, this remarkable book provides a rare insight into the often baffling behaviour of autistic children. Using a question and answer format, Naoki explains things like why he talks loudly or repeats the same questions, what causes him to have panic attacks, and why he likes to jump. He also shows the way he thinks and feels about his world - other people, nature, time and beauty, and himself. Abundantly proving that people with autism do possess imagination, humour and empathy, he also makes clear how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding. David Mitchell and his wife have translated Naoki's book so that it might help others dealing with autism and generally illuminate a little-understood condition. It gives us an exceptional chance to enter the mind of another and see the world from a strange and fascinating perspective. The book also features eleven original illustrations, inspired by Naoki's words, by the artistic duo Kai and Sunny.
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  • The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: AEPHJ
    Hardback 9 years +
    Imagine all the Wimpy Kid laughs you've had from reading the diaries, all the best bits you talk about with your friends and all the cartoons of Greg Heffley you've had a go at drawing yourself. Now imagine it all - on screen! "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary" goes behind the scenes of each of the three Wimpy Kid movies to tell the story of Greg Heffley from the funniest cartoon character ever, to a real live person on the big screen. A full-colour diary complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and more hilarious Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney. "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary" is the perfect companion to the phenomenally bestselling series.
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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    Mark Haddon

    Product Code: AACNB
    Paperback
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    A beautifully crafted and empathetic story, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is told through the eyes of Christopher, an autistic teenager, and is a fascinating tale of the boy?s amusing attempts to unravel the mystery death of his neighbour?s dog. A fascinating insight into what living with autism must be like, this intriguing novel sees Christopher battle with difficulties such as reading facial expressions and controlling his emotions, as he attempts to slowly and, at times clumsily, draw together the pieces. Mark Haddon's remarkable novel is a delightfully different read that will live with you for a long time.

    • £8.09
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  • Horrid Henry Meets the Queen

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AHAVH
    Paperback 5 years +
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. The Queen is coming to visit Horrid Henry's school. The real live Queen! Henry can't believe it. But when Miss Battle-Axe puts him in the back row, Henry is furious. Now how is he meant to find out how many TVs she has? Somehow Henry has to get himself noticed - and show the Queen just how horrid he can be ...
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  • The Stick Book

    Fiona Danks

    Product Code: ADVNQ
    Paperback
    (1)
    The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band ...' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.
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  • Autism: I See Things Differently

    Pat Thomas

    Product Code: APYPJ
    Paperback 5 years +
    This reassuring picture book explains what autism is in simple terms, helping children with siblings or classmates with autism understand what everyday life feels like from a child with autism's perspective. The superb A First Look At series consists of a number of information books that give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools to encourage classroom discussions.
  • Let's Think About the Internet and Social Media

    Alex Woolf

    Product Code: AOVYS
    Paperback 9 years +
    This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of the internet and social media in a lively and accessible way. Information is presented to help readers deliberate, debate, and decide for themselves. This books looks at issues surrounding the use of the internet and social media, such as reliability of information, cyber-safety, and whether it is healthy to spend lots of time online.
    • £8.09
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  • The Worst Witch Strikes Again

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: AHRAX
    Paperback 5 years +
    The Worst Witch Strikes Again is a classic Worst Witch book by Jill Murphy. The Worst Witch Strikes Again is the second of Jill Murphy's much-loved series The Worst Witch, the original story of life at a magical boarding school. Lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...'I wonder,' said Miss Cackle, 'if there is any hope for you in this Academy, Mildred.' Summer term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches has just begun and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble again - all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn't nearly as placid as she looks ...Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.
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  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors

    Kirstine Beeley

    Product Code: AQFBX
    Paperback
    Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it out through the door of our setting. It involves equipment and experiences which are both unique and exciting. When planning for maths provision practitioners need to make sure they offer access to these amazing opportunities for learning and integrate them into children's ongoing play and exploration of their natural world. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning. Offering ways to develop your existing provision as well as building new resources you will enjoy exploring all areas of early maths including number, pattern,shape and measuring.
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  • A Fairy Ballet

    Daisy Meadows

    Product Code: BCVPE
    Paperback 3 years +
    Learning to read is fun with the Rainbow Magic Fairies! Developed in conjunction with Early Years reading consultants and based on the most up-to-date educational research, the Rainbow Magic Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of reading.
    • £4.89
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  • Horrid Henry's Sleepover

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: AIZRS
    Paperback 3 years +
    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    In Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry's Sleepover, Horrid Henry is going to New Nick's house for a sleepover. Bliss! New beds to bounce on. New biscuit tins to raid. Henry can't wait. But will the evening turn out the way Henry expects?

    Complemented by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations, this is a laugh-out-loud story starring the naughtiest boy in books.
    • £4.69
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  • Horrid Henry's Underpants

    Francesca Simon

    Product Code: ADUTT
    Paperback 3 years +
    Horrid Henry receives a most unwelcome present ...
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  • School Spelling Dictionary

    Christine Maxwell

    Product Code: AUDZV
    Paperback
    A fresh new edition of this highly acclaimed and strong selling dictionary. This book allows students to use phonic attack to find both regular and irregular spellings. Students can look up a word as it sounds - if they are correct, they will find it in black, if they are wrong they will find it in red, with the correct spelling in black alongside. Designed for use from Key Stages 1 to 3, the School Spelling Dictionary is ideal for improving spelling and writing.
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