Children's Educational Books

  • DGIS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This quirky and delightful picture book tells the incredible true story of Belka and Strelka, the Soviet space dogs!

    In 1960, two stray dogs were plucked from the streets of Moscow to become space pioneers. Belka and Strelka are put through their paces on the ground, as they practise rocket simulations and wearing spacesuits before being launched into outer space as their first ever living creatures to successfully orbit the Earth.

    Miraculously, they survive the mission and upon their return they embark on a tour of the USSR. As for their legacy, less than a year after their safe return, the Soviet space programme felt confident enough to send the first human into space.
  • NABL 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Take a journey through the streets of London and see buildings like Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court as never before! Josie Shenoy's artwork is inspired by original architectural drawings from The National Archives.
  • SEAB 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Following on from The Bee Book, Charlotte Milner's The Sea Book contains a selection of fascinating fishy facts and beautiful illustrations of the sea and what lives in it.

    Bright and bold, this book features mammals, fish, invertebrates and reptiles and also looks at their habitats - from the icy tundra to colourful coral reefs and the deepest, darkest depths where all kinds of strange but stunning animals live.

    This celebration of the sea also highlights the important ecological issues we are currently facing and clearly explains the damaging effects humans are having on marine life - and what children can do to rectify this e.g. living plastic free and crafting their own recycled shopping bag from an old T-shirt!
  • STRJ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Read all about the science, history and mythology of the night sky with Usborne's Stargazer's Journal.

    Suitable for stargazers of all ages, the journal is packed full of awe-inspiring illustrations, mind-bending facts and ample space for children to write down their own notes and drawings.

    It also contains handy links to websites that will help identify all the key constellations.
  • SPCR 8 years +
    8 years +
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    We're celebrating 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon in 2019 and this interactive book gives children the chance to experience the history of space exploration in style.

    Just download the app on a smartphone and then explore augmented reality visuals of the Apollo 11 lunar module, the ISS Space Station and the Curiosity Mars rover in close-up 3D. There are also videos of key moments from history and real-life footage from the NASA archives to relive again and again e.g. Neil Armstrong's 'one small step'.

    This is a rich and immersive book that covers the story of space exploration from the 1940s all the way through to the modern day and beyond. Learn when satellites were first sent into orbit; all about the Space Race; and about what comes next - including public space travel and missions to Mars!
  • EDGF
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    Every home needs a dictionary and this Collins edition comes in a keepsake slipcase. A trusted reference source, this dictionary is full of thousands of correct spelling and definitions.
  • GKGE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Clever kids can test their knowledge on over 60 topics with this brain-busting quiz book!

    Featuring general knowledge questions (that will help them with their school work) and 'Test Yourself' panels, the questions vary between three difficulty levels (Starter, Challenger and Genius) and there are plenty of pictures to pore over and facts to devour.
  • WGOI 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    This book explains to children just how important mental health is to their happiness and well-being.

    It reveals practical ways that can help children keep their minds in good shape and encourages them to talk positively about themselves, their emotions, relationships and mindfulness in general. These ideas will hopefully help them develop healthy habits and good coping strategies from an early age.

    Written in a child-friendly but no-nonsense way, this book will help you start important and timely conversations with children about their mental and emotional health.
  • IAMA 10 years +
    10 years +
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    • RRP £8.99
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    The interactive quizzes, charts and drawing activities in this fill-in book will help children learn all about history's greatest and most influential women.

    From historical world leaders to modern pioneers and international muses, these are incredible concise biographies that are sure to inspire and empower readers - and the interactive nature makes them even more appealing.

    This book is packed with biographies, quotes and stunning illustrations of historical figures from the worlds of sport, science, popular culture and politics.
  • SLRW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    • RRP £12.99
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    Robert Winston's Science Lab is a book packed with experiments and activities that will help children learn how science works. It reveals how rockets fire into space and explains the reasons that buildings can survive earthquakes.

    From building a bridge and crafting a catapult to making a marble run, these hands-on activities will help children understand how science, technology, engineering and maths are woven through the world around us.

    Covering all of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, these projects complement the school curriculum and help prepare children for the modern world.
  • CEHB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £18.99
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    Did you know that you will eat around 20 tonnes of food during your lifetime? Or that humans are made up of 100 trillion cells? Do you want to know why hiccups happen?

    This DK children's encyclopedia of the human body covers from heads to toes and explains everything from what makes a balanced diet to which part of the brain makes you appreciate music (although you'll have to read the book to find out!).

    This keepsake hardback is also packed with incredible photographs to pore over and quizzes to complete. It's a comprehensive reference book and study aid that will entertain and intrigue the whole family.
  • CMFK 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Help your children relax and focus with this supportive mindfulness guide. It contains activities that will help children understand their thoughts and feelings while having fun.

    The projects range from making a mindfulness jar to good living recipes and outdoor tasks that bring kids closer to nature and they're all designed to boost confidence and self-esteem. They're also fully flexible to match individual needs.

    With chapters dedicated to Focus, Calm, Move, Change and Reflect, this book shows how focused play can make a positive contribution to a child's positive mental health. Among the activities are creating a caring scrapbook and making energy slime. Simple breathing techniques and reflective exercises are also covered.
  • YGAK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Yoga provides children with a great way of learning about relaxation, meditation and peace while having fun.

    With plenty of easy-to-follow photographs and accessible tips, this book introduces 50 poses and activities for children to complete. They can stretch into a tree or butterfly pose and also learn how to make a mindfulness jar. All of the poses are accompanied by notes describing their benefits.

    This easy-to-follow book is written by children's yoga expert Susannah Hoffman and features a foreword by Oscar winner Patricia Arquette. It's perfect for helping children de-stress and focus.
  • SPCE 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This visual encyclopedia provides an in-depth look at the wonders of the universe and explains what lies in outer space.

    It examines every aspect of space, from galaxies and dark matter to the features of the Solar System, and will help children understand about everything from asteroids and comets to star-forming nebulae and planets.

    Packed with astounding facts, this is the perfect one-stop reference guide to help children (and you!) unravel the mysteries of space.
  • WSCO 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    Explore the magic and mysteries of the night-time with this beautiful large-format gift book.

    This picture book is full of finely detailed artwork that evocatively captures the beauty of our universe at night - from moonbows to shooting stars and the polar region to the northern lights. It shows children (and you!) how different habitats - including cities and the ocean - come alive when the sun sets.

    A wondrous book, it also features illustrations of animals making their beds, sleeping, swimming and flying as you dive into the world of dreams and explore the history of human sleep and gaze at the constellations.
  • SII2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Packed with amazing facts and simple explanations of all the big ideas in science, The Science Book is an innovative and accessible guide to the amazing scientific discoveries that mankind have been made.

    Covering astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics, including how scientists have sought to explain their incredible theories, the book is packed with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step mind maps of how these mind-bending theories came to be - and how they have impacted on our world and way of life.

    From how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia to what the discovery of DNA meant to the human race, this authoritative yet easy-to-understand summary of scientific breakthroughs is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
  • BBJD 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
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    Written by Julia Donaldson, this book contains a script for a World War II play for children to act out in class or at home.

    Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, the story follows the Chivers children as they are sent to the countryside and subsequently back home to Manchester when the threat dies down - but then the air-raid siren starts to go off...

    Poignant and dramatic, this play will help children explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.
  • UNWO 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Unworry Book is a practical activity book designed to calm children's minds and distract them from everyday worries and anxieties.

    Featuring full-colour illustrations throughout, this self-help guide provides young readers with a place to sort through their worries and thoughts, as well as a variety of relaxing activities ranging from colouring and mood grids to doodles and making a note of your most wonderful words.

    This book reassures children that it is perfectly normal to have worries - and how they can get them out of their heads by doodling, writing, scribbling and scrunching.
  • BRIXS
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    A gloriously illustrated celebration of heroes who have changed the world with kindness and compassion, from David Attenborough to Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler to Usain Bolt. What if we celebrated boys for their kindness as well their strength? For their generosity as well as their success? For their loyal friendship as well as their charm? The Good Guys introduces us to 50 heroes who have showed that changing the world doesn't require a sword or a corporate jet. Readers will find stories of extraordinary men including Muhammad Ali, Professor Green, Patrick Stewart and Lionel Messi, as well as unsung heroes such as James Harrison, who has spent fifty years donating his rare blood to save millions of babies. There's even a section celebrating ten boys who didn't let their young age stop them from helping others, such as Matthew Kaplan, who responded to his brother's bullies by setting up an anti-bullying programme for schools. The Good Guys celebrates the feats of heroes and everyday men, and will show kids that it really is cool to be kind.
  • CLX2 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Who would win the Olympic gold medals if all the competitors were animals? Each book in the series covers a different type of Olympic sport, while each chapter looks at a different event. Primarily intended as high-interest reads, the books contain animal-related curriculum information, and allow readers countless opportunities to compare and contrast. In addition, medal tables at the back of the books tally medals won by the different animal classifications, inlcuding mammals, reptiles and birds.
  • CUV2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
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    Open up this treasure trove of insects and immerse yourself in a wondrous collection of creatures as nature unfolds around you. Hidden amongst the foliage you'll spy splashes of purple, orange, yellow, green and blue as a cloud of grasshoppers spring into action. And as you wander through, listen out for the buzzing of bees and the flitter of wings as caterpillars transform into a flutter of moths and butterflies. Then pause to admire the twinkling from the fireflies and glow-worms, and remember that your magical journey into this enchanting secret world has only just begun . . . This beautiful collection of insects contains a limited edition print of Dawn Cooper's gorgeous illustrations, sumptuous gold foil on the jacket and engaging information, making it a glorious gift book that will appeal to anyone who loved Animalium, The Wonder Garden or Creaturepedia. Susie Brooks has a first class history of art degree and has worked as an editor and author of children's non-fiction and picture books for over 10 years. She's an artist herself and sometimes runs workshops for young children. Dawn Cooper is a hugely talented illustrator who is inspired by natural history and botanical illustrations as well as things she has read or seen on her travels. In the rare moments when she's not drawing, Dawn likes nothing more than a long, rewarding walk with her camera.
  • CDAP 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
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    This appealing hardback will help children aged 5 and over learn all about important maths skills in the comfort of their own home.

    It has over 100 addition questions for children to answer and is designed to help them gain confidence when it comes to maths. It's sure to come in handy for school lessons.

    Children can use the wipe-clean pen to write down the answers and then pull out the tabs to check if they have got the answers right...
  • CDTA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    • RRP £9.99
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    This interactive hardback will help children aged 5 and over learn about important maths skills in the comfort of their own home.

    It has over 100 subtraction questions for children to answer and is designed to help them gain confidence when it comes to maths. It's sure to come in as a useful study aid for their lessons at school.

    Children can use the wipe-clean pen to write down the answers and then pull out the tab to check if they have got the answers right...
  • CDTT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This interactive hardback will help children aged 7 and over learn all about important maths skills in the comfort of their own home.

    It has over 100 multiplication questions for children to answer and is designed to help them gain confidence when it comes to maths. It will become a useful study aid for maths lessons.

    Children can use the wipe-clean pen to write down the answers and then pull out the tab to check if they have got the answers right...