School Books

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  • 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!
  • APZTT 5 years +
    Molly Potter
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £19.99
    This photocopiable book is full of innovative, user friendly, exciting and unusual activities that promote creative thinking and problem solving skills for 5-7 year olds. The activities in this book are ideal for less intensive teaching times across the school year - at the beginning of term when a teacher wants to get to know the class or just when a teacher wants to do something different to make pupils think 'outside the box'. The challenges in this book make an exciting change from the strictly subject-based lessons and would be ideal for supply teachers or LSAs. All the activities have been tried and tested in the classroom many times by the author who is an experienced teacher.
  • ST2663 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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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
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (28)
    • £17.99
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    • Just 55.00p per book
    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback
  • Little Gems Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781781127759
    LGMS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £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
  • Bear Grylls Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786960597
    BGRL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Chief scout, survivalist and adventurer extraordinaire Bear Grylls provides field guides for children who love the great outdoors in this eight-book collection.

    Fully illustrated, these guides showcase the essential skills children will need when it comes to camping, knots, danger and emergencies, tracking, maps and navigation, hiking and shelter building and first aid.

    Bear also provides a number of fun facts and explains (in step-by-step fashion) how to avoid dangerous creatures, gather food and keep warm.

    Format: paperback
  • 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
    • £22.29
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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.
  • AEGFJ 4 years +
    Clare Kirtley
    4 years +
    • £5.59
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    A fresh new look for the Oxford Very First Dictionary which introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way. The dictionary has over 300 familiar words, each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. Each page is clearly laid out so it is easy to pick out the main features - the alphabet down the side of the page, the letter of the page you are on in red. A lovely extra for this age level is the illustrated opening letter - A shows a juicy apple, B shows some buzzing bees. There is also a fully illustrated section at the end with vocabulary on topics related to first learning, e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, days and months, as well as a list of common words and a simple introduction to grammar with a list of verbs or 'doing words'. This is a great introduction to the world of dictionaries. For free downloadable fun word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (16)
    • £15.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 64.00p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
  • AAOZF
    Helen D. Hume
    • £19.19
    • RRP £27.99
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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
    • RRP £16.99
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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.
  • AGMND
    • £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 second 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: Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties addresses six key aspects of BESD: Coping in the classroom; Unstructured times; Controlling emotions; Taking responsibility; Social interactions; Transitions. Helpful checklists and practical advice for creating BESD-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.
  • MOZ2 5 years +
    Cornelia Funke
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    After wowing readers across the globe with her bestselling Inkheart series, Cornelia Funke turns her attention to those aged 5 and over with the magical story of The Moonshine Dragon.

    A tiny silver dragon has been chased out of Patrick's storybook by an equally tiny knight and all mayhem has broken loose! Patrick finds himself shrunken down too and hides in a toy castle... Will he be able to defeat the knight and make it through to the next morning?

    An appealing story especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Monica Armino.
  • AGMMU
    Louise Nelson
    • £12.79
    • 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 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.
  • PJA2 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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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
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
  • 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.
  • Letts Monster Practice: Ages 3-5 Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780007957231
    MPRA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £31.92
    • Save £23.93
    • 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!
  • AGMML
    Kate Ruttle
    • £12.79
    • 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 first 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: Dyslexia addresses seven key aspects of dyslexia and other reading difficulties: Phonological awareness; Visual and auditory perception and memory; Phonics and spelling; Reading comprehension and fluency; Writing - handwriting, punctuation, sentences and text; Planning, organising and remembering; Self-confidence and motivation. Helpful checklists and practical advice for creating dyslexia-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.