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

    Product Code: CT0745
    Other 4 years +
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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
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  • Primary Illustrated Computing Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: ILC2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Every school and home needs a dictionary dedicated to computers and coding.

    This easy-to-use, comprehensive and fully up-to-date dictionary includes clear definitions for over 1,000 words and meanings that will help children understand key computing terms and concepts. It follows the international computing curriculum and will build vocabulary in everything from programming to buildign computer games!

    It will also help them understand all about National Curriculum topics including algorithms, logical reasoning, computer networks and data representation.
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  • Wooden Stacking Owls

    Product Code: ED2111
    Other 3 years +
    (1)
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    Learn how to count, balance and develop dexterity with this colourful owl stacking game.

    The set includes nine wooden owls and two wooden poles, which can be used to stack in a variety of exciting acrobatic arrangements.

    Each owl is painted with numbers 1-9 and will help to develop hand-eye coordination while learning early concepts and simple sums!

    Ages 3 plus
    Box size: 270mm x 220mm.
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  • Art Essentials: 30 Foam Brushes and Rollers

    Product Code: CT0746
    Other 4 years +
    (1)
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    BookPeople.co.uk's range of Art Essentials products are perfect for children who want to unleash their creativity.

    Ideal for a variety of arts and crafts, this set of 30 foam brushes and rollers allows your children to let their creativity run wild. The brushes and rollers come in a wide range of sizes and are suitable for making all kinds of masterpieces.

    This set includes 7 foam rollers, 8 small brushes, 8 medium brushes and 7 large brushes.

    Ages 4 plus
    Dimensions: 200 x 240mm
    Cleaning instructions: Wash in warm, soapy water and leave to air dry
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  • Worry Angels

    Sita Brahmachari

    Product Code: AYV2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Amy May knows about webs of worries - so many people she meets are caught in them, from her own artist dad to newly arrived refugee Rima and her family. By being brave enough to open up her worry box, Amy May helps all those around her find a way forward. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • The Evil Within

    Catherine MacPhail

    Product Code: AYS2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    What transforms an ordinary Edinburgh boy into the most infamous split personality of all time?

    This vividly imagined diary of the young Henry Jekyll examines the contradictions within us all and teases out one possible backstory for the character in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

    A haunting and atmospheric imagining of a classic tale. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+.
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  • Prince Frog Face

    Kaye Umansky

    Product Code: AYM2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Prince Valentine of Romantica is absolutely outraged - some raggedy old witch has had the audacity to turn him into a frog! A FROG! This just cannot be allowed to stand. He's far too busy interviewing princesses for the honoured post of his girlfriend to be hopping around and squatting in murky water. He had a points system and everything. But apparently he needs to learnmanners. Honestly, some people...A side-splitting comedy caper, complete with Kaye Umansky's sparkling wit and spot-on humour, this is sure to be a hit with boys and girls of all ages. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • The Story Of The Dancing Frog

    Quentin Blake

    Product Code: DFO2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Part of the Little Gems series for not-so-confident readers (and those who struggle with dyslexia), this story is presented on high-quality cream paper and with a special easy-to-read font.

    Written by Quentin Blake, is the story of a heartbroken widow of a captain that drowned at sea who discovers a friendly amphibian at her lowest point. However, this is no ordinary frog - this one likes to dance!

    The duo are soon touring the world with their new routine, spreading light and laughter wherever they go...
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  • Mate Match

    Pete Johnson

    Product Code: AXZ2
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Joe has never been 'cool' or 'hot' - he'd rather slog over a brand new recipe than spend hours obsessing over an Instagram image. When dating app Mate Match is launched to connect with teens at other schools, suddenly Joe has got to learn the rules of the dating game and big sister Georgia and her boyfriend Aaron are on hand to teach him everything he needs to know. And it seems the trick to success is to lie - about being in a band, about his hobbies (no cooking to be mentioned!), even his name. But when Joe gets matched with self-obsessed stunner Tania, his lies look set to unravel fast. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
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  • i-Spy Nature: What Can You Spot?

    Product Code: ATBTE
    Paperback 5 years +
    Packed with interesting information and great images of the wonderful things you can find out in nature, and clever tips on how to spot them, it won't be long before they have enough points to claim an i-SPY Nature certificate. From fossils and dunes to seals and sparrows, you can find lots of exciting things out in nature. i-SPY Nature includes hundreds of animals, plants and natural features, so keep an i-SPY out whenever you find yourself in the great outdoors! * spy it - up to 200 fun things to spot around you * spot it - tick it off when you see it * score it - score points for each spot and send off for your official i-SPY certificate Children will love using this fun and fascinating i-SPY book!
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  • Claude in the City

    Alex T Smith

    Product Code: ADUYY
    Paperback 5 years +
    (3)
    Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. The have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until...Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero! Claude in the City has also been selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club 2011.
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  • Oxford Junior Thesaurus

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AEGCH
    Hardback 8 years +
    With its fresh new look, the Oxford Junior Thesaurus gives children starting KS2 the best writing support. It contains entries in alphabetical order, with thousands of imaginative synonyms with supporting example sentences. Many of them are age-appropriate citations from well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Narinder Dhami, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. They show the words actually in use, and will inspire budding writers to use language more effectively and independently. Tinted panels provide more help for better writing with related words on various topics and alternatives for overused words. This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Extra material levelled to the curriculum for this age include tips for spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, character and setting vocabulary, special features such as Top 10 Tips for Writing Stories, and help with letter-writing including text messages. Navigation is made easy with the guide words, and the full alphabet on every page with a coloured tab on the letter of the page. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Junior Dictionary. For additional fun, free word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries,com/schools website.
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  • Letts 11+ Success - 11+ Maths Practice Test Papers - Multiple-Choice

    Simon Greaves

    Product Code: AMXFZ
    Paperback 10 years +
    Four Maths test papers in the style and format of the GL Assessment 11 Plus tests used by selective state schools in England. These papers are intended to provide familiarisation and realistic practice ahead of the tests to build confidence and ensure success. * Four complete Maths test papers * Invaluable practice for the 11 Plus tests (GL Assessment) * Includes notes and information for parents * New edition - fully checked and updated * Now includes explanations for all answers to improve understanding * Download additional multiple-choice answer grids from our web site free of charge, so that you can reuse the papers as often as you need!
    • £4.99
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  • Times Tables Ages 7-11

    Collins Easy Learning

    Product Code: AOLYN
    Paperback 7 years +
    This fun range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning. The series builds important skills in line with their learning at school. Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. * Helps to boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life. * Motivates children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun. * Includes helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child's learning at home. Supports the 2014 National Curriculum
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  • Letts 11+ Success - 11+ Verbal Reasoning Practice Test Papers - Multiple-Choice

    Alison Primrose

    Product Code: AMWZF
    Paperback 10 years +
    Four Verbal Reasoning test papers in the style and format of the GL Assessment 11 Plus tests used by selective state schools in England. These papers are intended to provide familiarisation and realistic practice ahead of the tests to build confidence and ensure success. * Four complete Verbal Reasoning test papers * Invaluable practice for the 11 Plus tests (GL Assessment) * Includes notes and information for parents * New edition - fully checked and updated * Now includes explanations for all answers to improve understanding * Download additional multiple-choice answer grids from our web site free of charge, so that you can reuse the papers as often as you need!
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  • Letts 11+ Success - 11+ English Practice Test Papers - Multiple-Choice

    Nick Barber

    Product Code: AMWZD
    Paperback 10 years +
    Four English test papers in the style and format of the GL Assessment 11 Plus tests used by selective state schools in England. These papers are intended to provide familiarisation and realistic practice ahead of the tests to build confidence and ensure success. * Four complete English test papers * Invaluable practice for the 11 Plus tests (GL Assessment) * Includes notes and information for parents * New edition - fully checked and updated * Now includes explanations for all answers to improve understanding * Download additional multiple-choice answer grids from our web site free of charge, so that you can reuse the papers as often as you need!
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  • Maths - Problem Solving & Reasoning Age 9-11

    Melissa Blackwood

    Product Code: ALXYX
    Paperback 9 years +
    Children will go Wild About Maths using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise problem solving & reasoning skills and explore amazing animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's Maths skills. Children will go Wild About Maths using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise problem solving & reasoning skills and explore amazing animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's Maths skills. * Accessible activities that support learning at school * Quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Packed with Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk
    • £2.49
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  • Practise & Learn: French (Ages 5-7) - with Vocab CD-ROM

    CGP Books

    Product Code: AIVVS
    Paperback 5 years +
    Packed with fun and colourful French practice, this book & CD-ROM set is ideal for Ages 5-7. Plenty of useful vocabulary is covered, with a range of engaging question types and tips to keep children interested. There's also a 'Listen and Learn' CD-ROM (for PC and Mac) of words and phrases recorded by native French speakers, plus a pull-out booklet with answers to every question and useful notes for parents.
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  • Usborne Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary

    Ruth Russell

    Product Code: AEORX
    Paperback 5 years +
    (2)
    Presents a maths dictionary with explanations of the key terms and concepts from KS2 and up. This title explains each concept alongside worked examples of alternative methods as well as hints, tips, shortcuts and strategies. It is suitable for students and parents alike.
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  • 100 People Who Made History

    Product Code: ADMZI
    Hardback 7 years +
    Meet the people who helped shape the world we know today. "100 People Who Made History" is no ordinary history book. Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers. From Marco Polo to Marie Curie via Pele, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of people. Packed with engaging graphics and plenty of unusual facts, each profile describes the major influences and tells true stories about the movers and shakers from our history. You can take a seat and meet the people that have changed our world and discover how they did it.
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  • Practise & Learn: French (Ages 7-9) - with Vocab CD-ROM

    CGP Books

    Product Code: AIVVO
    Paperback 7 years +
    Packed with fun and colourful French practice, this book & CD-ROM set is ideal for Ages 7-9. Plenty of useful vocabulary is covered, with a range of engaging question types and tips to keep children interested. There's also a 'Listen and Learn' CD-ROM (for PC and Mac) of words and phrases recorded by native French speakers, plus a pull-out booklet with answers to every question and useful notes for parents
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  • Letts 11+ Success - 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Practice Test Papers - Multiple-Choice

    Pamela Macey

    Product Code: AMWZE
    Paperback 10 years +
    Four Non-Verbal Reasoning test papers in the style and format of the GL Assessment 11 Plus tests used by selective state schools in England. These papers are intended to provide familiarisation and realistic practice ahead of the tests to build confidence and ensure success. * Four complete Non-Verbal Reasoning test papers * Invaluable practice for the 11 Plus tests (GL Assessment) * Includes notes and information for parents * New edition - fully checked and updated * Now includes explanations for all answers to improve understanding * Download additional multiple-choice answer grids from our web site free of charge, so that you can reuse the papers as often as you need!
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  • Recycling Things to Make and Do

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: APORN
    Paperback 5 years +
    Part of the 'Usborne Activities' series, this book features fun things to make such as dragon puppets and a robot collage, all made from things found around the home.
    • £4.89
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