School Books

Teaching Resources

  • AFMIQ
    James Andrews, MD
    • £9.89
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    If you know anyone who is just getting into teaching or could do with a little help when it comes to lesson plans, The Art of Teaching: Shortcuts for Outstanding Teachers is the book for them!

    From marking and planning to stealing colleagues' milk, teaching has always proven to be a tough job... This catalogue has teaching aids and solutions to all the troubles a teacher may experience.

    From marking coursework by weight with coursework scales to planning lessons with a Page-Choosing Money Box, this gift book is a hilarious but handy must-have for any teaching professional!
  • ST2663 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.99
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    These four colourful wall charts will help children aged 3 and over learn the alphabet, their first numbers, colours and shapes and the animals and objects that can be found on the farm.

    Beautifully illustrated and very eye-catching, these will help children learn a range of important first concepts before they even start school.

    Ages 3 plus

    Box dimensions: 530 x 200mm. Each poster: 750 x 520mm
  • ST2664 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    Providing children aged 5 and over with an introduction to addition, counting to 100 and phonics, this collection of early learning wall charts even comes with a first map of the worlds.

    Presented in bright colours that are instantly eye-catching, the wall charts look great and can help children learn about these important concepts. They're also great for you helping your kids with homework.

    Ages 5 plus

    Box dimensions: 530 x 200mm. Each poster: 750 x 520mm
  • ST2665 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    These four bright and fantastic wall charts will help your children get to grips with some important concepts.

    Making learning fun, there is a chart dedicated to the times tables, one all about the solar system and even one which introduces the flags of the world. The pack also includes an introduction to the human skeleton.

    Ages 7 plus

    Box dimensions: 530 x 200mm. Each poster: 750 x 520mm
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).

    Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.

    These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.

    Format: paperback
    Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • Starting School with Carol Vorderman Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241287675
    SSCV 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    As children prepare to start school for the first time, they may need some reassurance from what to expect. Luckily, Carol Vorderman is on hand to help your child learn the key skills they'll need for this time with this 10-book collection.

    Covering topics including the alphabet, numbers and early reading and writing skills, the books are accessible and feature a host of fun activities and practical learning experiences to give them a head start.

    From phonics to math skills, sorting and matching, this is an essential guide for children aged 3 and over (and their parents!) who want to get ahead when starting school.
  • AJHRZ
    • £25.19
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    An invaluable compendium of 75 creative art projects for art educators and classroom teachers This authoritative, practical, and comprehensive guide offers everything teachers need to know to conduct an effective arts instruction and appreciation program. It meets secondary art teacher's unique needs for creating art lessons that cover everything from the fundamentals to digital media careers for aspiring artists. The book includes ten chapters that provide detailed instructions for both teachers and students, along with creative lesson plans and practical tools such as reproducible handouts, illustrations, and photographs. Includes 75 fun and creative art projects Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in secondary art instruction, including digital media and digital photography Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings For art teachers, secondary classroom teachers, and homeschoolers, this is the ideal hands-on guide to art instruction for middle school and high school students.
  • AAOZF
    Helen D. Hume
    • £19.19
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    A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, artists, and art movements, including the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America and other diverse cultures. The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, the book is filled with vital facts, data, readings, and other references, * Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists * Contains new information on contemporary artists, artwork, art movements, museum holdings, art websites, and more * Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, the book covers topics such as architecture, drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, digital arts, and much more.
  • VGGP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • AAGZT 7 years +
    Fiona Danks
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £13.59
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    'Utterly joyful!and full of fun', said The Countryman of Nature's Playground. Following that book's success the authors have written a second book that encourages children to enjoy and learn from the natural world through fun - this time for slightly older children. Go Wild describes a range of outdoor adventures for families to share, including foraging for wild food, the magical excitement of making fires, cooking over the hot coals and making your own shelter. For eight-year-olds through to young teenagers there are tempting alternatives to computers and hanging out: brilliant ideas for having fun that will also help them to learn new skills and give them independence and confidence. From making a catapult to catching crayfish, creating fire without matches to constructing a tepee, Go Wild is all about thrilling activities, amazing discoveries and kids having the time of their lives in the great outdoors. The authors, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield, have produced some outdoor activity sheets in conjuction with the Cub and Scout Naturalist Activity Badge, sponsered by Natural England. To view these acitivity sheets, click here. For more information on Natural England, click the logo on the left.
  • AKDZN
    Jane Brooke
    • £6.89
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    This short, easy-to-read manual is designed to equip and encourage Primary RE teachers. Whether you are a new RE teacher or a subject leader, whether you are looking to develop skills in guiding a classroom discussion where there are differing views, or need help responding to difficult questions, The RE Teacher's Survival Guide builds competence and confidence, and will help you to teach quality RE and try out new ideas to excite and challenge your pupils. It answers the questions 'What do I teach in RE?' and 'How do I teach RE?' It offers teaching strategies, reassurance and practical scenarios. It addresses 'hot potato' questions and signposts helpful resources.
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780192758613
    BCKT 7 years +
    7 years +
    (12)
    • £14.99
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.

    The books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format - Paperback
  • PJA2 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    A previous winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the first book in a thrilling fantasy series that has inspired two hit Hollywood films.

    Taking as its hero, the unlikely character of Percy, a troubled kid who has dyslexia and ADHD, the story rapidly moves from a school outing for mortals from the 21st century to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena.

    Fast-paced fantasy and adventure that will appeal to children from 9+.
  • AEBAL 7 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    7 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
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    A new, easy-to-use, comprehensive dictionary with over a thousand colour illustrations, clear definitions, no confusing abbreviations, topic words and useful example sentences to show words in context. Includes panels on word origins and words in the same family, and pronunciations for difficult words in a family-friendly format.
  • ADVNQ
    Fiona Danks
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    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.
  • AMCMZ
    Helen Jaeger
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    A practical, easy-to-use classroom resource. Specifically written for use with children in reception class, these short, simple units focus on developing the skills and understanding required for a smooth transition to Key Stage 1. Fifty 10-15 minute lesson plans Outline for themed day or assembly Guidance on encouraging discussion Bible story summary chart Index of activities Themes covered: Asking for help, Assertiveness, Beautiful world, Being careful, Being forgiving, Our bodies, Cared for, Caring and sharing, Celebrations, Confidence, Creativity, Curiosity, Eating, Fairness, Family, Fear, Friends, Fun, Generosity, Growing, Guidance, Happiness, Health, Independence, Kindness, Learning, Loyalty, Making mistakes, Making things, Moving, Obedience, Patience, Paying attention, Peace, Playing, Presents, Respect, Rest, Rules, Safety, Security, Sharing, Specialness, Sticking up for others, Stories, Talents, Teaching, Truth, Unique, Watching
  • Letts Monster Practice: Ages 3-5 Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780007957231
    MPRA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Providing children aged 3 and over with an introduction to subjects and topics they'll be studying when they go to school, this eight-book collection contains a number of fun-filled activities.

    Especially written for preschool children, the friendly monsters will introduce the fun learning activities and help kids build up their numeracy and literacy skills. From phonics, writing and the alphabet to numbers and counting - and even an introduction to what to expect when they start school - these books will prove invaluable.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, these books provide Monster fun for children who want to learn in exciting ways. Each book even comes with a monster mask!
  • AGNZB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.19
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    The Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first scientific words. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 scientific words and concepts, from 'abdomen' to 'zoo'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their science lessons including the equipment used in class.
  • AQNIU
    • £19.99
    WHEN IT COMES TO USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM ARE YOU...a nervous beginner in need of tips for getting started? ...an expert user searching for some high-tech, creative activities? ...an ICT coordinator looking for advice on how to plan and implement your school provision? With the implementation of the new Primary Computing curriculum there has never been a better time to get your knowledge of ICT and the best ways to use it in the Primary classroom up to scratch! Whatever your level, there are activities and advice in this book for you. The Ultimate guide to using ICT across the primary curriculum is the definitive guide to embedding ICT in all subjects across the primary school. From using digital cameras and Beebots to Twitter and mobile apps, the creative and up-to-date ideas in this book will motivate and engage your pupils and prepare them for the changing world of technology they are living in. As well as step by step instructions on how to use a variety of technologies effectively, this book covers e-safety and the digital child, planning and budgeting your provision and how to use technology to support children with special educational needs. The Foreword is written by Stephen Heppell, in which he says: [this book] is filled with sensible pragmatic advice, from the way it helps teachers to self rate themselves, through its wonderfully grounded 'here is a technology, why might you use it, what can you do approach' to its recession-aware reference back to the costs of each technology...it is full of today's advice, today's technology and really helps today's teachers build a properly digital school, right away.'
  • Letts Monster Practice: Ages 5-6 Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007957248
    LMPR 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Children aged between 5 and 6 will be learning about more complex subjects and topics as they develop their study skills at Key Stage 1 level. Who better than the creatures from Letts' Monster Practice books to help them along the way?

    These zesty books are packed with fun and colourful activities and will help children build their knowledge of maths and English. Fully supporting the National Curriculum, each book comes with a monster mask that just adds to the fun.

    Among the topics covered are fractions, telling the time, addition and subtraction, handwriting and grammar and punctuation.
  • AGMMU
    Louise Nelson
    • £12.79
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    Every class includes a number of pupils whose learning needs are greater than, or different from, those of the rest of the class. All teachers should be able to identify targets to use as the baseline for intervention and to help those children to make appropriate progress in small steps so as to feel a sense of achievement. However, many teachers in mainstream primary schools don't know what the next 'target' should be. They know what the child can't do, but they often don't know how to express that as a target. This third title in a powerful new series of practical books will support SENCos and mainstream primary school teachers in thinking about what their SEN pupils can do and deciding on the next steps. It offers a system for setting and monitoring targets which can replace or complement IEPs. Suggestions for strategies and activities for achieving targets are included throughout. * Each book comes with a CD with photocopiable material, including targets pages and Records of Progress templates. Target Ladders: Autistic Spectrum addresses seven key aspects of autism: Social interaction: friendships; Social interaction: relationships; Getting attention; Managing change; Personal organisation; Managing feelings; Non-verbal interaction. Helpful checklists and practical advice for creating AS-friendly classrooms make this an ideal practical resource for the busy primary teacher. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Differentiating for Inclusion series is designed to narrow the gap between children with SEN and their peers. Books in this series offer teachers helpful guidance in identifying both what children can already do and what specific targets they need support in achieving. The positive approach of structured small-steps targets, together with activities for teaching these, will ensure that children with SEN make accelerated progress. The books are all written by experienced practitioners.
  • DFO2 5 years +
    Quentin Blake
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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...
  • AGNZA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £8.99
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    The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class.
  • AGMMB
    • £14.39
    • RRP £15.99
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    Every class includes a number of pupils whose learning needs are greater than, or different from, those of the rest of the class. All teachers should be able to identify targets to use as the baseline for intervention and to help those children to make appropriate progress in small steps so as to feel a sense of achievement. However, many teachers in mainstream primary schools don't know what the next 'target' should be. They know what the child can't do, but they often don't know how to express that as a target. This fourth title in a powerful new series of practical books will support SENCos and mainstream primary school teachers in thinking about what their SEN pupils can do and deciding on the next steps. It offers a system for setting and monitoring targets which can replace or complement IEPs. Suggestions for strategies and activities for achieving targets are included throughout. * Each book comes with a CD with photocopiable material, including targets pages and Records of Progress templates. Target Ladders: Speech, Language and Communication Needs addresses seven key aspects of SLCN: Early communication; Attention; Play and social interaction; Comprehension; Expressive language; Social communication; Speech. Helpful checklists and practical advice for creating SLCN-friendly classrooms make this an ideal practical resource for the busy primary teacher. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Differentiating for Inclusion series is designed to narrow the gap between children with SEN and their peers. Books in this series offer teachers helpful guidance in identifying both what children can already do and what specific targets they need support in achieving. The positive approach of structured small-steps targets, together with activities for teaching these, will ensure that children with SEN make accelerated progress. The books are all written by experienced practitioners.