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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.

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    The Shakespeare Companion (Paperback)

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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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    Help Your Kids With SATS (Paperback)

    Carol Vorderman

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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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    How to Land a Plane (Hardback)

    Mark Vanhoenacker

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    Written by Mark Vanhoenacker, a senior first officer for British Airways, How to Land a Plane is a book that tells you how to get in the cockpit and take the controls of any aeroplane.

    Mark invites you to be captain as he talks through the nitty-gritty of an approach and a touchdown. He also explains our understanding of flight from the ground up (or rather, from the sky down) as he reveals all the ins and outs of this incredibly challenging and rewarding achievement of humanity.

    Short, humorous and spiritual, this book makes flying more fun and accessible before. You'll learn the difference between 'controls' and 'instruments' and be able to notice the breathtaking beauty of amazing cloudscapes and stunning sunsets from up above.
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    iPad for Seniors in Easy Steps (Paperback)

    Nick Vandome

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    Covering iOS8 and presented in a larger type for easier reading, this latest edition of iPad for Seniors will become a much-appreciated resource!

    Giving a comprehensive introduction to the iPad, the book shows how the tablet device differs from more traditional computers and will help anyone get to grips with it! From the virtual keyboard to using apps and navigating around with Multi-Touch Gestures, the handy book will help you stay organised and make the most of all your music, photos, videos and books.

    The guide book also helps you make the most of the iPad's functions that will make your life easier - from dealing with finances to viewing artwork. It's a wonderfully useful companion to an iPad!
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    Mapping Shakespeare (Hardback)

    Jeremy Black

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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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  • HBN2 14 years +

    How Business Works (Hardback)

    DK

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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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    Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Hardback)

    Kate Pankhurst

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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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  • AGIPC

    KS2 Comprehension Teacher's Guide (Paperback)

    Celia Warren

    This Teacher's Guide provides you with all you need to use Key Stage 2 Comprehension to its full potential, including: full teaching notes for every text including an introduction and answers, further activities which may be adapted for individual or group work, at least one speaking and listening activity for each text, cross-curricular contents charts which also indicate the level of each text, a photocopiable group record sheet for each activity book and a handy summary of the comprehension objectives listed in the Primary Framework.
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  • BXGHN

    Can You See Me? (Paperback)

    Libby Scott

    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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    There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom (Paperback)

    Jillian Powell

    Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovi teachers with a wealth of resources to teach There'sa Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. Notes and activities reflect the Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance.
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    Educated (Paperback)

    Tara Westover

    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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    Maths - Year 5 (Paperback)

    Paul Hollin

    Just like the real thing - only shorter! Help your child prepare for the SATS with these bite-sized National test papers. This book offers 12 mini-tests - including Reasoning and Arithmetic papers. Question types and mark schemes match the format of the National tests and offer an authentic SATs experience, though the flexible format allows them to be used at any time of the day. A handy progress chart is also supplied to give you some indication of the scores your child is likely to attain. A skills check section will also help you to identify all of the key maths skills your child needs to be successful in the SATs tests.
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  • BMJVS

    Stone Age Tales: The Great Cave (Paperback)

    Terry Deary

    From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories... 17,300 years ago; Lascaux, France Willow isn't the strongest or fastest in his tribe, he is careful and clever. But that's not what matters to the other boys. All they care about who is the best hunter, and who can provide meat for the tribe. So when the brawny and brash Bull takes over as the tribe's chief, it's going to take all of Willow's wits to survive. A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit.
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  • AQFCQ

    100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Outstanding Teaching (Paperback)

    Stephen Lockyer

    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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  • AQFBX

    50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors (Paperback)

    Kirstine Beeley

    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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    I am a Jigsaw (Paperback)

    Roger Stevens

    From acrostics and riddles to kennings and paradiddles, this is a fun anthology of puzzling poems which also encourages children to have a go at writing poetry themselves. I am a Jigsaw is an excellent tool for teachers who want to introduce different forms of poems to their pupils and features different types of puzzle poems that are commonly used as models for children's writing in schools. Including puzzle poems ranging from easy to difficult, different poem styles and lots of humour, join Roger Stevens as he helps young readers crack the codes and learn to write their own puzzling poems that will baffle even the greatest mind.
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    Let's do Handwriting 6-7 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    The new National Curriculum emphasises the importance of composition but also `transcription' i.e. spelling and 'fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.' Our exciting new 'Let's Do Handwriting' titles provide all the help that children need to write fluently and legibly. Through guided practice in letter structure and the correct formation of joins, the children are encouraged to develop a clear, attractive style to use with fluency and speed in their everyday writing. The extensive handwritten practice of a wide range of words also helps to broaden vocabulary and spelling skills. As with every title in the Andrew Brodie Basics range, parents can ensure that their children's efforts are well rewarded. Each book features regular progress checks as well as a wide variety of attractive reward stickers. To help the children along, Marjorie the Meercat gives lots of useful tips!
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    Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn (Paperback)

    Chris Chatterton

    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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    Fame (Paperback)

    Andy Warhol

    'Good b.o means good "box office." You can smell it from a mile away'The legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol's hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty.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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    Rosenshine's Principles in Action (Paperback)

    Tom Sherrington

    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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    Taking Up Space (Hardback)

    Chelsea Kwakye

    A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates. As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi, two recent Cambridge graduates, wrote Taking Up Space as a guide and a manifesto for change: tackling issues of access, unrepresentative curricula, discrimination in the classroom, the problems of activism, and life before and after university. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking Up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.
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  • BXGJO

    Work Like a Woman (Paperback)

    Mary Portas (Author)

    Mary Portas, widely known as the Queen of Shops, offers expert advice that will help you call time on alpha culture and be more productive, collaborative and altogether happier!

    Drawing on decades of business experience, she talks about how women and men can come together for the benefit of everyone and how whatever level you are at and wherever you work, you can make a significant impact.
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    Let's do Multiplication and Division 7-8 (Paperback)

    Andrew Brodie

    This new series provides all the practice a child needs to build confidence in multiplication and division. More than 400 questions offer great revision of essential multiplication tables facts and guide every child through the processes of short and long multiplication and short and long division.
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    Mental Arithmetic 2 Answers (Paperback)

    J. W. Adams,JW Adams

    Mental Arithmetic provides rich and varied practice to develop pupils' essential maths skills and prepare them for all aspects of the Key Stage 2 national tests. It may also be used as preparation for the 11+, and with older students for consolidation and recovery. Tailored to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for primary mathematics, each book contains 36 one-page tests. Each test is presented in a unique three-part format comprising: questions where use of language is kept to a minimum; questions using number vocabulary; questions focusing on one- and two-step word problems. Structured according to ability rather than age, the series allows children to work at their own pace, building confidence and fluency. Two Entry Tests are available in the Mental Arithmetic Teacher's Guide and on the Schofield & Sims website, enabling teachers, parents and tutors to select the appropriate book for each child. All the books can be used flexibly for individual, paired, group or whole-class maths practice, as well as for homework and one-to-one intervention.Mental Arithmetic 2 Answers contains answers to all the questions included in the Mental Arithmetic 2 pupil book, as well as guidance on how to use the series and measure progress. Answers are clearly laid out in the format of a correctly completed pupil book making marking quick and easy, while a card cover ensures durability.
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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.