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Education books and study guides feature in our hand-picked selection. We have books for students and teachers that will inspire success.

  • Black Friday

    Help Your Kids With SATS

    Carol Vorderman

    Product Code: HYST
    Paperback
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    This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.

    It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.

    Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.

    Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
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  • Black Friday

    Mapping Shakespeare

    Jeremy Black

    Product Code: MPSH
    Hardback
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    This visual exploration of the time in which William Shakespeare lived is filled with jaw-dropping facts and observations. It considers what The Bard was like as a man and covers the cultural changes that took place during his lifetime - 1564-1616.

    From the time of the Tudors to Elizabeth I's reign and the first of the Stuart kings, this book reflects the political changes that were reflected in his works and explains how he worked through maps and illustrations to look at how powerful people viewed their positions in the world.

    Author Jeremy Black also explores the locations of Shakespeare's plays and examines the reasons why he chose to set them in these locations.
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  • Black Friday

    The Shakespeare Companion

    Product Code: SHCM
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    Featuring summaries of the Bard's plays and characters, The Shakespeare Companion is the perfect read for anyone interested in his works, or those who are new to one of the most influential writers of all time.

    Complete with a foreword by Dame Judi Dench, this book will enlighten you about Shakespeare's writing and help you enjoy his plays even more. It provides synopses of plays and even a resume of each performance's history.

    There is also a look back at the history of Shakespearean theatre and those plays that he did not write that have been wrongly attributed to him.
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    How Business Works

    DK

    Product Code: HBN2
    Hardback 14 years +
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    Defines and explains the key concepts behind business, finance and company management. With the right knowledge, business does not have to be difficult. Do you know the difference between profit margin, gross profit and net profit? What is cash flow or a limited company? How Business Works answers hundreds of questions and is an invaluable reference for anyone wanting to learn about business. This unique guide explains complex business concepts using simple, easy-to-understand language while defining hundreds of business terms such as stocks and shares, limited companies, partnerships and bond issues. Essential know-how is offered on everything from starting a small business to marketing your company and building your teams. No other business book explains the subject visually and in such a concise and immediate manner.
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  • Rosenshine's Principles in Action

    Tom Sherrington

    Product Code: BZASU
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    Barack Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction are widely recognised for their clarity and simplicity and their potential to support teachers seeking to engage with cognitive science and the wider world of education research. In this concise new guide, Rosenshine fan Tom Sherrington amplifies and augments the principles and further demonstrates how they can be put into practice in everyday classrooms.The second half of the book contain Rosenshine's original paper Principles of Instruction, as published in 2010 by the International Academy of Education (IAE) - a paper with a superb worldwide reputation for relating research findings to classroom practice.
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  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

    Kate Pankhurst

    Product Code: BIBFR
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    Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer Amelia Earhart, and read all about the Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole with this fantastic full colour book. Bursting full of beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. List of women featured: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank
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  • Educated

    Tara Westover

    Product Code: BSXTN
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    This extraordinary memoir sees Tara Westover looking back over her life and how she grew up bottling peaches, rotating emergency supplies and hoping that when the World of Men failed, she and her family would not be affected too much...

    Tara didn't officially exist: she had no birth certificate or school records and didn't even have medical records. As she grew older, her father - who refused to set foot in hospitals - became more radical and her brother more violent.

    At the age of 16, Tara decided to educate herself - eventually ending up at Harvard and Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd travelled too far...Could she still go back home? This is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing close ties...
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  • The Magic of Maths

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Product Code: BYVBM
    Paperback
    MURDEROUS MATHS: The Magic of Maths is full of incredible tricks to wow children and teachers alike. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019, children can: discover how to use the power of maths to beat the calculator perform amazing card tricks read minds - using the power of maths! Illustrated by Rob Davis and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
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  • Can You See Me?

    Libby Scott

    Product Code: BXGHN
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    Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott's Can You See Me? is an endearing, insightful and uplifting book about autism, empathy and kindness.

    It reveals how people don't seem to realise what Tally's thinking, but actually she sees, hears and notices everything...
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  • A Literary Christmas

    British Library

    Product Code: BQXNR
    Hardback
    This seasonal compendium collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens's ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new--from John Donne's Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Benjamin Zephaniah's "Talking Turkeys," from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to P. G. Wodehouse's wry story about Christmas on a diet. Enjoy a Christmas Day as described by Samuel Pepys, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, or Nancy Mitford. Venture out into the snow in the company of Jane Austen, Henry James, and Dickens's Mr. Pickwick. Entertain the children with the seasonal tales of Dylan Thomas, Kenneth Grahame, and Oscar Wilde.
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  • Classic Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories

    Rex Collings

    Product Code: BIHIL
    Paperback
    This is a book to be read by a blazing fire on a winter's night, with the curtains drawn close and the doors securely locked. The unquiet souls of the dead, both as fictional creations and as 'real' apparitions, roam the pages of this haunting selection of ghost stories by Rex Collings. Some of these stories are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from this vintage era of tales of the supernatural. There are stories from distant lands - 'Fisher's Ghost' by John Lang is set in Australia and 'A Ghostly Manifestation' by 'A Clergyman' is set in Calcutta. In this selection, Sir Walter Scott (a Victorian in spirit if not in fact), keeps company with Edgar Allen Poe, Sheridan Le Fanu and other illustrious masters of the genre.
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  • Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn

    Chris Chatterton

    Product Code: BQHRO
    Paperback 3 years +
    Rhiannon Fielding's Little Unicorn is a bedtime book full of magic, sparkle and rainbows.

    It has a 10-minute countdown to bed as it follows Twinkle as she does everything possible to avoid bedtime! This is a lovely little story to soothe children to sleep.
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  • The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad

    Saviour Pirotta

    Product Code: BTOIT
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    Written by bestselling author Saviour Pirotta, this fast-paced story is set in the Islamic Golden Age when Baghdad was the largest and most dazzling city in the world. Perfect for fans of thrilling adventure. Thirteen-year-old Jabir is hoping to save his family from being made homeless by finding work in Baghdad. Famished after his long journey to the city, Jabir is caught stealing bread and sent to prison. Luckily, one of the guards there notices that he has a gift for carving wooden models and he is released on the orders of the grand caliph Harun al Rashid himself. In return Jabir must carve twelve golden horsemen, a gift from the caliph to the emperor Charlemagne. But someone is determined to stop Jabir from completing the work and he will stop at nothing, not even arson, to achieve his aim. Can Jabir and his friend Yasmina finish the horsemen or will Jabir be sent back to prison? This exciting and readable adventure story is packed with great characters and insight into Islamic civilisation and the historic culture of the Middle East circa AD 900, a period which is now studied in the National Curriculum. The Flashbacks series offers dramatic stories set in key moments of history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.
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  • 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Outstanding Teaching

    Stephen Lockyer

    Product Code: AQFCQ
    Paperback
    Haunted by the fear of teaching the same lesson twice, Stephen Lockyer always makes sure he has lots of ideas up his sleeve! In this exciting debut book, this highly regarded primary teacher shares 100 of this very best. The pressure to teach outstanding lessons and to be prepared for no noticed inspections can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but in this book Stephen's creativity and experience in the primary classroom shine through and he provides primary teachers with quick, practical and easy to implement ideas to help achieve outstanding teaching. His highly creative approach will also help you to create a positive, inspiring and exciting learning environment for every child. Every idea includes step by step instructions, teaching tips for putting activities into practice and links to online resources and useful websites. From literacy initiatives like 'DEAR' ('Drop Everything And Read') and marking motivators like 'Microticks' to essential playground survival tips, this book is a compendium of originality that will consistently take your lessons that extra mile.
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  • 50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors

    Kirstine Beeley

    Product Code: AQFBX
    Paperback
    Outdoor learning is not just about taking what we do indoors and moving it out through the door of our setting. It involves equipment and experiences which are both unique and exciting. When planning for maths provision practitioners need to make sure they offer access to these amazing opportunities for learning and integrate them into children's ongoing play and exploration of their natural world. Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning. Offering ways to develop your existing provision as well as building new resources you will enjoy exploring all areas of early maths including number, pattern,shape and measuring.
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  • So That Went Well...

    Kate Moore

    Product Code: CAXXF
    Hardback
    New correspondence from the Telegraph's best-selling series. In a year in which even the most seasoned commentators have struggled to keep pace with the news cycle, letter writers to The Daily Telegraph have once again provided their refreshing take on events. Readers of the Telegraph Letters Page will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs. With an agenda as enticing as ever, the eleventh book in the bestselling Unpublished Letters series will prove, once again, that the Telegraph's readers have an astute sense of what really matters.
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  • Wave Me Goodbye

    Anne Boston

    Product Code: BZGHM
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    This collection of short stories written by women when war was a way of life includes some of the finest women writers of that generation. War had traditionally been seen as a masculine occupation but these stories show how women were equal if different participants. Here, war is less about progress on the frontline of battle than about the daily struggle to keep homes, families and relationships alive; to snatch pleasure from danger, and strength from shared experience. The stories are about saying goodbye to husbands, lovers, brothers and sons - and sometimes years later trying to remake their lives anew. By turn comical, stoical, compassionate, angry and subversive these intensely individual voices bring a human dimension to the momentous events that reverberated around them and each opens a window on to a hidden landscape of war. Writers include: Jean Rhys, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor, Stevie Smith, Rosamond Lehmann, Barbara Pym, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Dorothy Parker, Doris Lessing, Olivia Manning, Rose Macaulay and Stevie Smith
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  • The Secrets of Sums

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Product Code: BYWOL
    Paperback
    MURDEROUS MATHS: The Secrets of Sums is full of facts, tricks and tips to help children discover why numbers are nifty and arithmetic is amazing. With a fabulous brand-new cover design for 2019 and simple explanations and hilarious characters to guide them through, children can: tackle the terrible times table master diabolical division conquer fractions - and much more! Illustrated by Daniel Postgate and presented in a bold, funky and accessible way so children can find out why maths is marvellous, a new generation of Kjartan Poskitt fans will be able to discover the world of MURDEROUS MATHS. Get ready to be amazed!
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  • Notes on Camp

    Susan Sontag

    Product Code: BMGZE
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    'The ultimate Camp statement: it's good because it's awful.'These two classic essays were the first works of criticism to break down the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture, and made Susan Sontag a literary sensation.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
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  • Nursery Activity Book 1

    Kathryn Linaker

    Product Code: ATBUO
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    Nursery Activity is a series of graded activity books reinforcing pre-reading and early mathematical skills (for example, matching, sequencing and counting). The books cover concepts such as colours, shapes and numbers, and feature the appealing character of Eddy the teddy. Book 1 includes: numbers to 5, common shapes (circles/triangles/squares), comparative size (big/small) and colours.
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  • How Not to be a Doctor

    John Launer

    Product Code: BYYPE
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    How Not to Be A Doctor contains a selection of essays by John Launer, doctor and medical columnist, on the practice and teaching of medicine. Taken together, they set out an argument that being a doctor - a real doctor - should mean drawing on every aspect of yourself, your interests and your experiences, no matter how remote they seem from the medical task at hand. Originating from the popular columns Launer has written for medical journals over his career, How Not to be a Doctor includes over fifty essays covering a range of topics including music, poetry, literature, and psychoanalysis, as well as contemporary medical politics and the personal experiences of being a doctor. From lessons on what they don't teach you in medical school to the author's poignant account of being a patient himself as he received treatment for a life-threatening illness, the essays in How Not to Be a Doctor combine erudition with humour, candour, and the human touch that will inform and entertain readers on both ends of the stethoscope.
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  • The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please

    Mike Berenstain

    Product Code: BYYFI
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    In The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please! Brother, Sister, and Honey jump at the chance to have their own gardens. Buying seeds, using shovels, and making signs are all very exciting. They even imagine the flowers and veggies that will fill their plots of land. But when the growing part takes longer than expected, Brother and Sister Bear get frustrated and start to complain. Mama and Papa must remind the cubs that waiting, watering, and being patient are part of having a healthy garden. And, being patient is a virtue in all of life. This fun, new book in the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series-beloved by parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren alike-will quickly earn a prime spot on your child's bookshelf. But not for long! Your child will want to read along with you again and again as the kid-friendly text and easy-to-read, easy-to-remember Scripture verses teach valuable life lessons, encourage discussion, and take you down memory lane with each subsequent reading. Parents and grandparents looking for a Bible-based, read aloud story that encourages faith in Jesus and instills a love of reading in their children and grandchildren need look no further than the newest book in the Living Lights series-The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please!
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  • Daily Rituals

    Mason Currey

    Product Code: BUMGN
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    A second book from Mason Currey, author of Daily Rituals. Daily Rituals: Women at Work includes over one hundred profiles of female creators: artists, writers, film-makers, choreographers, and musicians. In Daily Rituals, Mason Currey brought us the daily routines of some of the world's most famous creative brains. But there was a problem. Only 17% of those profiles were about women: 'My idea for the book had been to profile the "great minds" of Western culture from the last few hundred years. Unfortunately, the side effect of focusing on the most well-known figures in Western literature, painting, and classical music is that they are overwhelmingly men.' In Daily Rituals: Women at Work, we see how brilliant female creators got to work, often in the face of sexism and opposition from those around them. Barbara Hepworth sculpted outdoors and Janet Frame wrote wearing earmuffs to block out the noise. Kate Chopin wrote with her six children `swarming around her' whereas the artist Rosa Bonheur filled her bedroom with the sixty birds that inspired her work. Louise May Alcott wrote so vigorously - skipping sleep and meals - that she had to learn to write with her left hand to give her cramped right hand a break. From Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, this is a book full of the day-to-day lives of some of the world's most brilliant creative minds who - no matter what stood in their way - found the time and got to work.
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  • The Cost of Living

    Deborah Levy

    Product Code: BUGFJ
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    From the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home : Dazzling, essential, entirely unlike anything else -- a memoir on modern womanhood, rejecting oppressive social expectations and turning instead towards a thrilling, transformative freedom What does it mean to be free - as an artist, a woman, a mother or daughter? And what is the price of that freedom? In this dazzling memoir, Deborah Levy confronts the essential questions of modern womanhood with humour, pragmatism, and profoundly resonant wisdom. Reflecting on the period when she wrote the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Hot Milk - when her mother was dying, her daughters were leaving home, her marriage was coming to an end - she is characteristically eloquent on the social expectations and surreal realities of daily life. And expanding far beyond these bounds, she describes a uniquely frank, wise and thrilling manifesto for female experience: embracing the exhilarating terror of freedom, seeking to understand what that freedom could mean and how it might feel.
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In our impressive selection of education books, you will find study guides to help you through even the toughest of topics and a variety of books for those who are no longer at school but never want to stop learning.

Wide range of subjects

We have education guides across a range of subjects, including science, maths, literature, languages and more. We have books about specific works of literature commonly studied on A Level courses and revision guides to prepare all students for their GCSE exams.

For all ages

Whether you are seeking books on education for school pupils, university students or teachers, we have a book to help you out. Whatever your age, interest or education level, you’ll find plenty of things to learn and information to help you in our education books.

Teaching you all there is to know about the world

Whatever topics you love we have a book on the subject, whether you’re seeking to learn more about history or science, want to learn a new language or need tips to pass your driving test, there is something for everyone in our range.