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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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  • The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia

    Gillian Doherty

    Product Code: UGP2
    Paperback 7 years +
    (1)
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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
    • £7.99
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  • Wooden Farmyard Animals

    Product Code: ED2088
    Other 3 years +
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    Bring all the fun of the farm into your children's playtime with this 20-piece set of wooden toys.

    A traditional favourite, it's sure to inspire imaginative play as your little farmers make up some brilliant scenes involving pigs, cows, sheep and hens.

    All of the figurines are hand-painted and the whole set (including the wooden tray) will help develop hand-coordination skills.
    Contents: 1 tray, 2 cows, 1 rabbit, 3 people, 1 dog, 1 sheep, 1 chicken, 1 duck, 1 pig, 2 horses, 2 trees, 1 hay bale, 1 drinking trough, 1 fence, 1 tractor.

    Ages 3 plus
    225 x 310mm
    • £9.99
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    Matilda Wall Decal Set

    Product Code: CN0736
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    Little bookworms will love decorating their wall with magical artwork and quotes from Roald Dahl's classic story, Matilda.

    These large decals feature Quentin Blake's iconic artwork and are easy to apply and remove and can also be repositioned.

    1 - Peel the artwork off the backing sheet. 2 - Place on wall and reposition if necessary. 3 - Smooth over with the included applicator.

    18 decals included

    Not suitable for little slugs 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.
    • £5.99
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  • Brain Noodles: Make Your Own Puppies

    Product Code: CT0801
    Other 6 years +
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    Similar to pipe cleaners, brain noodles are a great way for children as young as 6 to get into modelling and making things. This collection has everything creative kids need to make their own perfect puppies (instructions included).

    They could also transform the noodles into animals, shapes, sculptures and floral arrangements. The 12-noodle set also includes stickers and accessories including feathers, foam boards and googly eyes.

    All of these brain noodles are non-toxic, reusable and have been crimped for safer play.
    Ages 5 plus. Adult supervision recommended.
    Box dimensions 115 x 460mm
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this gift was recommended for ages 6 plus in our recent catalogue and on the photographed packaging. Please rest assured they are suitable for ages 5 and over.
    • £9.99
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  • The Castle in the Field

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: CFM2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Young readers love reading the works of Michael Morpurgo and this illustrated edition of The Castle in the Field will be no exception. In this story for children aged 5 plus, the former Children's Laureate and War Horse author tells the story of Chris, Lisa, Tom and their secret hide-out.

    The trio spend their days in this special place in the Castle, an old WWII pill-box. But the Castle is on the miserly Old Rafferty's land - and he hates kids. Soon Chris, Lisa and Tom are in trouble when they're locked in...

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
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  • Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary

    Product Code: ILH2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Every home and school needs a dictionary dedicated to science.

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary is easy to use and contains over 1,000 words and meanings that will help young learners understand key science terms and concepts. It's sure to build up their knowledge and vocabulary.

    This book has a refreshingly clear layout and the examples, feature panels, diagrams, illustrations and photographs will help ensure children understand what can sometimes be tricky terms. Among the National Curriculum words featured are different types of bones including different types of bones like tibia, fibula, radius, ulna and patella.
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  • Bad Dad

    David Walliams

    Product Code: DWQ2
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Can you believe it's been 10 years since The Boy in the Dress first made his way on to children's bookshelves? Bad Dad, the 10th children's novel written by David Walliams, finds him at his anarchic and heart-warming best.

    Frank's dad has been thrown into prison for driving the getaway car in a bank robbery, so Frank hatches a plan to get him out for one night to give the money back. Frank's dad is happy to go along and make amends for his mistakes but the crime boss, Mr. Big, has other ideas...

    A fine addition to David's roster of children's classics, this is a pacy riches-to-rags story that celebrates the bond between parent and child and we're sure it will also make you and your children laugh and cry in equal measure.

    This title was shortlisted for 2018's British Book Award Children's Book of the Year.
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    Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Wall Decal Set

    Product Code: CN0735
    Other
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    You can transform your home into a world of pure imagination with these 35 self-adhesive wall decals.

    The decals are inspired by Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and feature Quentin Blake's distinctive artwork of beloved characters including Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe.

    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.

    35 decals included

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

    Not suitable for oompah-loompahs 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.
    • £3.99
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  • Brain Noodles: Make Your Own Dinosaurs

    Product Code: CT0802
    Other 6 years +
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    Similar to pipe cleaners, brain noodles are a great way for children as young as 6 to get into modelling and making things. This collection has everything creative kids need to make their own roar-some dinosaurs (instructions included).

    They could also transform the noodles into animals, shapes, sculptures and floral arrangements. The 12-noodle set also includes stickers and accessories including feathers, foam boards and googly eyes.

    All of these brain noodles are non-toxic, reusable and have been crimped for safer play.
    Ages 5 plus. Adult supervision recommended.
    Box dimensions 115 x 460mm
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this gift was recommended for ages 6 plus in our recent catalogue and on the photographed packaging. Please rest assured they are suitable for ages 5 and over.
    • £9.99
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  • Brain Noodles: Make Your Own Bugs

    Product Code: CT0800
    Other 6 years +
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    Similar to pipe cleaners, brain noodles are a great way for children as young as 6 to get into modelling and making things. This collection has everything creative kids need to make their own bugs including ladybirds, bees and grasshoppers (instructions included).

    They could also transform the noodles into animals, shapes, sculptures and floral arrangements. The 12-noodle set also includes stickers and accessories including feathers, foam boards and googly eyes.

    All of these brain noodles are non-toxic, reusable and have been crimped for safer play.
    Ages 5 plus. Adult supervision recommended.
    Box dimensions 115 x 460mm
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this gift was recommended for ages 6 plus in our recent catalogue and on the photographed packaging. Please rest assured they are suitable for ages 5 and over.
    • £9.99
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  • How to Break a Dragon's Heart

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: BKD2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books can be read in any order, but we're sure that each new book will be pounced on by fans as soon as they appear. How to Break a Dragon's Heart is the eighth book in the series and packed with some grim and ghastly characters. Cliff-hangers abound as Hiccup tackles the Impossible Task, tries to save his friend Fishlegs from a terrible fate and uncovers some shocking truth about his past.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
    • £3.99
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    Galt Stacking Tower

    Product Code: CT0638
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    In appealing colours, this tower contains seven cups that children will love to stack and nest. Developed in conjunction with Dr. Miriam, it can help kids learn about size, colours and matching.

    Ages 9 months plus

    Dimensions: 290 x 230mm
    • £5.89
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  • Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary

    Product Code: ILL2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Making maths simple...

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary provides an accessible introduction to all the key maths terms children aged 8 and over will be learning at school.

    Based around the National Curriculum, it has a child-friendly design that explains mathematical concepts using feature panels, diagrams, graphs, illustrations and photographs.

    It has a focus on key topic areas and is a valuable resource for parents and teachers as well as children. It's sure to help build up an understanding of maths.
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  • The BFG Wall Decal Set

    Product Code: CN0738
    Other
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    Self-adhesive decals of dreamcatcher jars, Sophie and the BFG will add huge amounts of joy to the wall of any Roald Dahl reader.

    These large-format decals feature Quentin Blake's iconic artwork and are easy to apply and remove and can also be repositioned.

    1 - Peel the artwork off the backing sheet. 2 - Place on wall and reposition if necessary. 3 - Smooth over with the included applicator.

    26 decals included

    Not suitable for human beans 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.
    • £9.99
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    Build your own Alphabet train set

    Product Code: ED2106
    Other Toddlers
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    Children can spell out their name (or many other words) and play with a bright and colourful train with this awesome set.

    The train is easy to put together and the carriages come in a range of colours that can also be slotted together. Every letter of the alphabet is included in lower case and there are also extra vowel letters. A great way of getting your children's learning of letters on track and for them to develop their hand-eye coordination.

    Ages 1 plus

    Box size: 210 x 300mm
    • £5.89
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  • How to be a Pirate

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: HTG2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a small Viking boy with a long name... his father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe which means Hiccup will one day inherit the throne. But Hiccup feels very ordinary.

    When a huge, six-and-a-half-foot floating coffin with the words BEWARE! DO NOT OPEN THIS COFFIN arrives, can you guess what happens next? The Quest to discover the treasure of Hiccup's ancestors begins and Hiccup needs to find it before Alvin the Treacherous gets his hands on it...

    Thena dragon called the Monstrous Strangulator is thrown into the mix, and things get very, very scary in the second book in Cressida Cowell's popular How to Train Your Dragon series!
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

    Jeff Kinney

    Product Code: LOH2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Greg Heffley is back - and this time he's heading on the road with his family... could there be anything worse? Zoo-wee-mama! The ninth book in the worldwide bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will have the whole family howling with laughter.

    Suitable for children aged 9 and over, the Wimpy Kid books have not only delighted keen readers but also those who have been reluctant to discover the joys of reading and this book finds the Heffleys taking in an epic road trip.

    We think Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul might just be Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney's funniest book yet - your children will love it, and you'll be chuckling along, too.
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  • How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: HWS2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    In How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, the seventh book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup looks into the knotty question of who discovered America. As usual, his progress is hampered by various obstacles including murderous mountains, hooligan tribes and hairy swimming trunks, but, thankfully, Hiccup cheats death by a whisker in order to tell his tale. A great book for boys and girls full of fidgets!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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  • Norman the Norman from Normandy

    Philip Ardagh

    Product Code: AYQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Like all Normans, Little Norman from Normandy loves fighting - and now he's inherited his father Great Big Norman's broad sword.

    Little Norman will have to grow as he vows to avenge his father's death... This is an appealing story full of funny antics and sublime sword swinging.

    All the text is presented in a special easy-to-read font and quality cream paper, making it suitable for all readers (including those with dyslexia).
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  • Art Essentials: 24 Assorted Paintbrushes

    Product Code: CT0744
    Other 4 years +
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    Brush up your painting skills with this selection of 24 assorted paintbrushes.

    Made with messy imaginations in mind, your children (or you!) will be eager to grab their brushes and start painting. They are presented in six different sizes and the natural bristles make them easy to express creativity.

    Size 225 x 285mm
    Contents: 24 paintbrushes in assorted sizes. Colour and contents may vary. Please retain packaging for future reference. For the aftercare of your brushes, please wash with soapy water and air dry.
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    Galt Stacking Rings

    Product Code: CT0637
    Other Toddlers
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    Encouraging dexterity, this toy - developed in conjunction with Dr. Miriam - has six rings to stack and a cool flower to display at the top!

    Ages 9 months plus

    Dimensions: 320 x 175mm
    • £6.89
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  • Snug

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: SUG2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series of Michael Morpurgo books, Snug tells the poignant story of Lisa and her beloved cat.

    Everywhere Lisa goes, her cat Snug follows. But as he grows older, he spends more time away from home and one night he comes home all beaten up - and then he disappears.

    Especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is an illustrated story about animals and friendship from the former Children's Laureate and author of War Horse and Private Peaceful.
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  • Minikid

    Michael Morpurgo

    Product Code: MIP2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Featuring characters from two of Michael Morpurgo's previous Little Gems books - Snug and the Castle in the Field - Minikid is a book full of countryside adventure.

    At school, they call him Bullet but Chris and Lisa call him Minikid. He's only come for a visit, but wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow... From orphan calves to wasps' nests, Minikid is fascinated by all the things he finds on the farm.

    Beautifully illustrated, this has been especially designed for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), this is a very exciting story that will work as a wonderful introduction to Michael Morpurgo.
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  • The Mystery Of Me

    Karen McCombie

    Product Code: AYR2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Ketty was technically dead for two minutes and thirty-nine seconds according to the doctors who saved her. She's on the mend yet can't remember anything about her life before the accident. But people are treating her really weirdly and Ketty just can't shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. When her new friend Otis reveals that pre-crash Ketty was a spiteful bully, she faces a tough decision. What kind of person can she be now? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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