Children's Education

Design & Technology Books

  • Science Sorted Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509891184
    GMUR 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £29.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    This is a collection of fun doodle-filled books about subjects ranging from science and nature to the human body. They've all been created by Glenn Murphy, the author of Why is Snot Green?, so you know they're going to be full of gloriously gross facts and tidbits.

    Ideal for dipping in and out of and perfect for children who wouldn't normally open a book, these books answer questions ranging from what actually happens in your head during a headache to the reasons why some farts are eggier than others.

    Extraordinarily designed and with plenty of Horrible Histories-style humour on show, these books also cover the theory of evolution and life on Earth; discoveries from outer space; the history of robots and engineering; and how hunters have caught their prey for generations.
    Format: paperback
  • The World in Infographics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781526300034
    WINF 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £89.90
    • Save £77.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    You may be wondering what infographics are... well, they're a brilliantly visual way to present bite-sized scientific facts in style. Using icons, pictograms and graphics, infographics make complex information accessible to all kinds of readers.

    In this 10-book collection, your children can learn all about the science behind the planet Earth, explore space and learn about the world's most impressive machines and vehicles. With facts presented in a way that mimics the media, these books are perfect children who are fascinated by facts.

    Other subjects children can explore throughout the collection include countries, technology, the human world, the natural world and sport.
    Format: paperback
  • All Aboard the Discovery Express - Hardback - 9781847809896 - Emily Hawkins
    OTDE 7 years +
    Emily Hawkins
    7 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £14.99
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    The Discovery Express is arriving at your destination... all aboard!

    It's 1937 and a professor on the verge of an important discovery has disappeared. Can your children solve the clues and track down this missing scientist? Along the way, they'll learn about the history of transport, meet incredible engineers and even unveil the design of the world's first jet engine.

    With plenty of flaps to lift and graphic novel-style illustrations, this adventure will spark the imagination of aspiring scientists and engineers! It also provides an enticing introduction to the history of transport.
  • DK Findout! Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241331255
    DKFD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    From the experts at DK, these 10 books offer incredible facts about everything from dinosaurs to outer space.

    Brightly presented with plenty of images and photographs, these are perfect for dipping in and out of and the bite-sized facts are sure to delight your children. Other topics covered include the Stone Age (a key curriculum title), science, the solar system and animals.

    As well as the facts that will help children learn about the subjects and assist them in their school work, there are also fun ones that they will love to recall and tell to everyone they meet.
    Format: paperback
  • Carol Vorderman's Computer Coding Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780241288603
    CVCC 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.00
    • RRP £38.97
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    • Just £2.33 per book
    Computer coding is a hugely important skill that children will learn all about at school. This three-book collection from DK and Carol Vorderman gives them the chance to get ahead and hone their programming skills in a fun and exciting way.

    Supporting the National Curriculum, Computer Coding for Kids is a how-to guide that explains - in an accessible and visual style - the concept of coding and how to use it to make games and animations using the programming languages Scratch and Python.

    Focusing on Scratch, the Games and Projects book will help kids aged 11 and over enhance and improve their coding skills. The Games book helps them build platform games, fiendish puzzles and racing challenges, while the Projects book focuses on mind-bending animations including a snowflake simulator and spiralizer.
  • Carol Vorderman: Computer Coding Games for Kids - Paperback - 9780241209738 - Carol Vorderman
    CCGK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    Using the free programming application Scratch, this Carol Vorderman book will help children aged 9 and over learn how to make their own computer games - from fiendish puzzles to crazy platform games and thrilling races!

    With accessible and extremely easy-to-follow instructions, the books will help children become expert coders and then improve their skills as they create, remix and customise their games.

    After making the games, the new young coders can share their games online and set challenges for all their friends and family.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • CGO2 5 years +
    Richard Scarry
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Open up Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go and you have a treasure trove of tractors, trucks, cars, fire engines and motorised vehicles of all kinds to dive into. The collection offers lots to look at and talk about with car-mad 5-year-olds. It includes every imaginable vehicle to choose from and some you've never imagined!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • KDSC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Whether your child finds chemistry cool or seeks out the joy in physics, this book is full of creative ideas, projects and experiments for young scientists to try out.

    The experiments are gleefully free from computer, tablet and television screens and give children the chance to do everything from launching a rocket to creating a giant egg or even building a balloon-powered racing car.

    These experiments will keep children happily entertained while they learn key information about science.
  • CAX2 7 years +
    Richard Hammond
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Top Gear's Richard Hammond gears up to entertain and educate with Car Science.

    Packed with diagrams, colourful photographs and cutaway drawings showing the insides of engines, Car Science looks at the science behind cars, G-force and energy.

    This is a fascinating book that car-mad readers from 7+ will love to dip into.
  • ETMH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    If you know a young history buff, this is the book for them... 100 Events that Made History covers everything from bloodthirsty battles to rebellious revolutions - and the odd fatal sandwich!

    A rip-roaring roller coaster ride through history and its major events, it will show your young reader why Ivan was so terrible, how we managed to send a man to the moon and reveal all about Atilla the Hun's deadly nosebleed.

    Full of incredible photography and bright illustrations, this will prove a handy homework helper for children aged 9 and over.
  • Brick by Brick: 123/ABC set - Collection - 9781783424337
    BRAC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.00
    • RRP £13.98
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Great fun for any fan of LEGO or other building bricks, these two books will inspire children to make things inspired by their ABCs and 123s!

    Both books are full of simple animals, things that go, colours and shapes to make and the simple instructions and fun projects are perfect for teaching coordination and reading skills. Each image shows just how many bricks each build needs and encourages children to copy and make their own.

    There are step-by-step instructions for each build and these books will help children hone their dexterity and inspire their creativity.
  • MBT2 Toddlers
    Roger Priddy
    Toddlers
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Packed with big pictures of noisy trucks for your little one to look at and learn with, My Big Truck Book is ideal for helping develop their vocabulary and understanding of the what trucks are and what they do.

    From construction trucks such as bulldozers and forklifts to farm trucks, town trucks and even emergency vehicles, this hardback book, robust enough to survive any toddler tantrum, is just perfect for sharing with young children aged 1+.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
    ENKL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £112.70
    • Save £82.71
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
  • CCSA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    With 300 stickers and a hands-on approach to learning, this book will tell children what's inside their computers and how their apps and games are made.

    It also explains how simple instructions tell a computer what to do and describes the basics of coding in a very accessible way. It's a great book for schoolchildren who are learning about IT and it encourages them to discover the fact-packed world of technology.

    It even features fun activities, puzzles and mazes to complete.
  • Amazing Machines Collection - 10 Books plus a CD - Collection - 9780753440049 - Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
    AZMC 3 years +
    Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
    3 years +
    (7)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Featuring amazing aeroplanes, flashing fire engines and roaring rockets, this collection contains 10 zippy story books and one CD that contains 20 stories!

    Displayed in a cute slipcase, each book is full of bright and bold artwork and is bursting with friendly animals to meet. All these characters are driving their favourite vehicles.

    Great fun to listen to and read aloud - especially as children get the chance to do their impressions of the noisy machinery - this is a great collection for children who like things that move.
  • TWTW 7 years +
    David Macaulay
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £10.00
    Ever wondered how machines work? This revised edition of David Macaulay's How Things Work will show you everything you need to know about their inner workings.

    Explaining the science behind the technologies of everything from the simple lever to the modern micro-processor, the book also covers clocks, watches, jet engines and the internet. Many of the explanations are accompanied by clear illustrations and the humorous approach makes even the most complicated processes clear.

    Fun, fascinating and accessible, this is a handy book for any engineer of the future!
  • AYEAD 7 years +
    Tyler Omoth
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Feeling tech-savvy? Get ready to bust boredom with technology! You can learn how to put together a digital photo album, create a blog, produce a stop-motion movie and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, busting boredom with technology has never been more fun.
  • AYETJ 7 years +
    Jennifer Swanson
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Feeling inventive? Get ready to bust boredom with simple experiments! You can learn how to create lightning bolts, build a catapult and much more. With clear instructions and helpful photos, Busting Boredom with Experiments has never been more fun.
  • AQEJM 5 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £12.99
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    This exciting series explores a range of everyday materials. Early readers will discover the properties and uses of each material through accessible text and eye-catching imagery that will bring this area of the curriculum to life.
  • AQEJK 5 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.90
    This exciting series explores a range of everyday materials. Early readers will discover the properties and uses of each material through accessible text and eye-catching imagery that will bring this area of the curriculum to life.
  • AQEJL 5 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.90
    This exciting series explores a range of everyday materials. Early readers will discover the properties and uses of each material through accessible text and eye-catching imagery that will bring this area of the curriculum to life.
  • AQEJS 5 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.90
    This exciting series explores a range of everyday materials. Early readers will discover the properties and uses of each material through accessible text and eye-catching imagery that will bring this area of the curriculum to life.
  • AUGKE 5 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.90
    This exciting series explores a range of everyday materials. Early readers will discover the properties and uses of each material through accessible text and eye-catching imagery that will bring this area of the curriculum to life.