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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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  • Mental Arithmetic Book 1

    L. Spavin

    Product Code: AKUSI
    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 1 includes: place value (tens and units), ordinal numbers (1st/2nd/3rd etc.), division and fractions.
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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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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: AGIVC
    Paperback 7 years +
    The story continues in the tenth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. When we last left Hiccup things were getting very dark indeed. The Dragon Rebellion has begun. Snotlout is the new Chief of the Hooligan Tribe. Stoick has been banished and given the Slavemark. And Alvin the Treacherous has EIGHT of the King's Lost Things, and has been proclaimed the new King of the Wilderwest ...But what can Hiccup do, now all alone and in exile, hunted by both humans and dragons? Can he find the Dragon Jewel, mankind's last and only hope? And if he does, what will he do with it? 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, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart and How to Steal a Dragon's Sword. Check out www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own Dragon to do tricks!
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  • My Reading Record for Key Stage 1

    Katy Flint

    Product Code: BJKLV
    Paperback 5 years +
    The Schofield & Sims reading record books boost children's pride in their reading skills and help schools to ensure effective home-school communication. They all contain reading vocabulary checklists and structured fill in pages asking parents to note specific points concerning the child's reading at home. Other pages are completed by the teacher and give parents information specific to the child. The inclusive language and the infant typeface used in My reading record for Key Stage 1 will help children to participate as parents and other helpers complete the book with them. The record pages allow ample space for children to place a sticker or a smiley face beside the adult's entry in the record - so that they feel involved and can make the book their own. General notes explain the importance of reading at home, briefly explain the book banding system and outline the priorities for children's reading at Key Stage 1.
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  • The Usborne Book of World Religions

    Susan Meredith

    Product Code: APMZG
    Paperback 8 years +
    Understanding the differences between people's religious beliefs is now more important than ever. Each religion is brought vividly to life with photographs, detailed illustrations and straightforward informative text. Ages 8+ years.
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  • 101 Great Science Experiments

    Product Code: AMBVJ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.
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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.
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  • KS2 Comprehension Book 1

    Celia Warren

    Product Code: AKUSE
    Paperback 7 years +
    Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Comprising four one-per-child activity books and providing more than 72 texts in total, the series encourages children to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. A separate Teacher's Guide is also available. Book 1 is ideal for children who are new to written comprehension and includes: simple contemporary texts with which they will readily identify, gripping tales that span the centuries from Aesop to Charles Kingsley and E. Nesbit to Dick King Smith, informative non-fiction reports covering diverse topics (for example the Viking history of York and the functions of different types of teeth), a playscript based on The Wizard of Oz and memorable poems (some of them funny) from well-loved writers such as Hilaire Belloc, Dylan Thomas and Wendy Cope.
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  • Hands-on History! Stone Age

    Charlotte Hurdman

    Product Code: AFLEY
    Hardback 7 years +
    Travel back two million years to discover fascinating facts about the life of Stone Age people - where they lived, what they ate, and what they looked like. Marvel at the fine tools and weapons they made, and at their survival alongside creatures such as mammoths. This title features 15 easy and fun projects that enable you to re-create the past - build a shelter from clay mammoth bones, paint your own cave art, make Stone Age hunting tools such as a bow and arrow, fashion a leopard's tooth necklace, prepare a prehistoric meal, model a clay pot, and construct a miniature stonehenge. More than 380 photographs and illustrations include cross sections, a historical map and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for ages 8 to 12. Our earliest human ancestors were making tools from stone at least two million years ago, but our story really begins with the arrival of modern humans, called Homo sapiens sapiens, about 100,000 years ago. This fascinating volume delves into the mysteries and wonders of this distant past. From social structure, communication, hunting, the discovery of fire and types of shelter to crop-growing, crafts, clothing, the first religions and primitive art, this book explores every aspect of the people who shaped the first stages of our civilization.
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  • Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

    Rebecca Gilpin

    Product Code: ADXED
    Paperback 4 years +
    This is a new edition of this bumper activity book, introducing children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way. It contains 57 activities including bubbling wizard's brew, magic flowers, panpipe straws, a spinning paper helicopter and a light catcher. Each activity uses simple and safe materials and is described by step-by-step instructions and illustrations. The activities are also accompanied by simple explanations of the science involved, including density, air pressure, streamlining and wind power. It is presented with over 850 colourful stickers to decorate the projects with.
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  • Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AHBBI
    Paperback 7 years +
    With a clear, colour layout and quirky bird character to make it fun to use, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to improve literacy skills for the test at the end of primary school. This divides into three sections - Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. The second part is an easy-to-use alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group, to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for the new KS2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test coming in May 2013. Online spelling lists, punctuation, and grammar activities will be provided for easy practice at home or as part of lesson starters or as homework.
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  • Why Should I Bother About the Planet?

    Sue Meredith

    Product Code: APNAG
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is an informative guide to one of the hottest subjects around at the moment; mankind's effects on the planet and how we can reverse them. Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such climate change, recycling, energy sources and the small differences we can all make to save our planet. It is accompanied by the witty and vibrant illustrations of Adam Larkum. It is written in conjunction with climate change experts.
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  • Practise & Learn: French (ages 9-11) - with Vocab CD-ROM

    CGP Books

    Product Code: AIVVV
    Paperback 9 years +
    Packed with fun and colourful French practice, this book & CD-ROM set is ideal for Ages 9-11. 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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  • A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: AHRAS
    Paperback 5 years +
    A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is a classic Worst Witch story by Jill Murphy. A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is the third of Jill Murphy's much-loved The Worst Witch series. Lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...A new term spells disaster for Mildred! After a disastrous first year, Mildred is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch Miss Cackle's Academy has ever seen - but things rapidly get out of hand when her arch-enemy Ethel turns her into a frog..
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  • How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

    Cressida Cowell

    Product Code: ATAYT
    Paperback 7 years +
    Dragons vs Humans: can Hiccup save the dragons? Find out in the EPIC finale to the How to Train Your Dragon series. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion ...ALONE. As Doomsday draws to an end can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive? How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for 2017 starring Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Defenders of Berk, can be seen on CBBC and Netflix. Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero. Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
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  • Letts 11+ Success - 11+ Results Booster

    Philip McMahon

    Product Code: ANQDA
    Paperback 10 years +
    Designed to support preparation for the new CEM 11 Plus tests, this book will improve performance by providing invaluable practice in two key areas: * the knowledge and skills gap between the 11 plus tests and the national curriculum * the question types that pupils taking the 11+ tests frequently struggle with. Bridges the gap between the national curriculum and the 11 Plus tests. * Contains 24 short tests covering numerical, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. * Addresses the variety of question types that pupils can often find challenging across all areas of the exam. * Pupils can focus on one particular skill at a time. * Each test highlights the question type being covered so strengths and weaknesses can be identified. * Includes a complete set of answers with explanations, notes for parents and a score sheet to track scores over multiple attempts.
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  • The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

    Jill Murphy

    Product Code: AIXCV
    Paperback 5 years +
    The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy is back in an exciting, very funny 7th adventure. In The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Mildred, notoriously the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. Mildred's wish-come-true is a small dog but she has to keep him a secret from her friends, and especially the formidable Miss Hardbroom. It's a disaster waiting to happen ...and it does...!
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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 +
    (2)
    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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  • 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 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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  • Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish Audio

    Neraida Smith

    Product Code: AHHRK
    Other Toddlers
    Make learning Spanish fun for kids through music. All little kids adore music, so why not tap into this natural affinity to get young kids hooked on foreign language learning? That's precisely what the unique "Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish" does. With a songbook of twenty original melodies, "Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish" (CD edition) teaches basic Spanish vocabulary and expressions in a fresh, exciting way. Instead of trying to memorize greetings, numbers, colors, and days and months, your child will enjoy the fun of putting them to music. While singing "Los meses del ano (The months of the year)," not only will your child be actively engaged, but the lessons learned will stay with her much longer as she associates the new words with easy-to-remember rhythms and beats. Pop in the twenty-five-minute CD and listen as your child sings along in Spanish with other kids on the recording, belting out these delightful tunes and learning about everyday subjects at the same time.Songbook of twenty original tunes will have your child, aged three to six, singing in Spanish in no time. It features English translation of lyrics to build your child's Spanish vocabulary. Simple chords and musical notation allow you accompany your child on guitar or piano. It includes kid singers on the CD model proper Spanish pronunciation and intonation. CD format allows for easy song location and quick replay. Whether you're an educator, parent, babysitter, or caregiver, you'll be amazed at how quickly kids, even the shiest in the bunch, catch on to Spanish when music is the medium!
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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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  • 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.
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  • Rugby Academy: Combat Zone

    Tom Palmer

    Product Code: ALHPF
    Paperback
    First title in a rugby trilogy. Borderlands is no ordinary school - all of the students boarding there have parents in the armed forces, and the UK is drawing perilously close to war in the Middle East. New boy Woody is desperate to escape the school and find his way to his dad's military base, but his dad has been mobilised. He's gone. Worried and unhappy, Woody turns to the only thing that could help get him through - rugby. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
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