Children's Books

Children's Educational Books

  • ETMH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    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.
  • All Aboard the Discovery Express - Hardback - 9781847809896 - Emily Hawkins
    OTDE 7 years +
    Emily Hawkins
    7 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.99
    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.
  • TCFW 7 years +
    Marcia Williams
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Marcia Williams celebrates incredible women from all around the world and their huge influence in her trademark comic-strip style.

    From writers to warriors and astronauts to activists, this book covers all the amazing stories and highlights the achievements of these amazing females.

    The funny and accessible artwork complements the facts, quotes and jokes perfectly.
  • SCHM 7 years +
    Meurig Bowen
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    The School of Music is a place bursting with talent and creative energy and is rather special. It encourages children to get the basics right and then let their imaginations run wild!

    Sergio Trunk is the boss (he prefers The Maestro) and throughout the pages of this fascinating book, he'll lead you through 40 lessons that will teach children aged 7 and over all about classical music, the theory behind it and the sheer joy of making and playing it.
  • POLB 9 years +
    Kellan Stover
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    So many young people are getting interested and involved in politics and this accessibly illustrated book helps children as young as 9 understand more about this complex world.

    It reveals what an election is, how people get to become prime minister or president and how immigration works. It also covers topics including capitalism, socialism, nationalism, terrorism, voting systems, free speech and human rights.

    Published by Usborne, this is a great book for children to dip in and out of.
  • REFG 7 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Why do people become refugees?
    How does it feel to be a refugee?
    How do refugees travel to a new home?

    This informative book introduces children to the subject of refugees and explains what they are and all the troubles they face as they attempt to find a new home. With accessible text, it aims to help children understand the issue from a range of perspectives.

    Presented in a sturdy hardback format, this book is bursting with informative and factual information and is full of photographs and diagrams that will engage young readers and inspire them to join in the debate.
  • WIRC 7 years +
    Harriet Brundle
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Racism is sadly a very topical issue right now and this informative hardback book will show children what exactly it is, how it can happen and what they can do to help stop it.

    This easy-to-read book examines the issue from a wide range of perspectives and is full of information, modern images and accessible text that will encourage children to get involved in the debate.
  • How to Play the Recorder - Hardback - 9780241196175 - DK
    HTPR 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
    • £2.50
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.49
    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
  • Dinosaur A to Z - Hardback - 9780241283875 - DK
    DINA 5 years +
    DK
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Written by a scientist who works at the New York Hall of Science and runs his own YouTube series (The Dinosaur Show with Dustin Growick, in case you were wondering...) this bright and accessible book will help you discover a number of facts that we've learned about dinosaurs since they ruled the Earth 65 million years ago.

    Helping your children learn the difference between a brachiosaurus and a supersaurus, it also reveals what food dinosaurs enjoyed and is bursting with vibrant images. It also showcases the biggest, smallest and fastest dinosaurs to have ever lived.

    There are pronunciation guides for dinosaurs with names like Tuojiangosauras, explanations for why they were given names like this and even information on the kinds of places a dinosaur would call home. There are dinosaur illustrations on each spread and they're shown in scale to both each other and humans.

    It even comes with a giant poster to display on any dino-fan's wall ? prehistoric perfection!
  • HLLO 5 years +
    Jonathan Litton
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • BGPA 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    (7)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £11.00
    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
  • DTAE 7 years +
    Imogen Greenberg
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Featuring pharaohs, mummies, pyramids, gods, the Nile and hieroglyphs all across one timeline, this book provides an accessible introduction to Ancient Egyptian culture. It's the ideal complement to children's history lessons at school.

    Illustrated by a graphic novelist and impeccably researched, it contains a number of comic strips which make all the key moments easier to understand.
  • The Illustrated Family Bible - Hardback - 9780241238998
    IFBL
    • £7.00
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £12.99
    This Illustrated Family Bible uses original text from the New International Version and a a highly visual approach to inspire the whole family.

    Containing all the important stories of the Old and New Testaments, this Bible covers the likes of Abraham and the chosen people, Jesus' early years and the growth of the church.

    Comprehensive background information including maps and photographs helps set the stories in their social, historical and geographical context.
  • 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.
  • WHMB 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Presented here in a bespoke hardback format for Book People, What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up that gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
  • DTRE 7 years +
    Imogen Greenberg
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Head all the way back to Ancient Rome with this accessible guide to one of the most important historical eras.

    Focusing on the Roman Empire, gladiators, the Roman Army and the engineering and architectural feats that occurred during this time, this book provides a fascinating timeline of a tumultuous period. Many of the facts are presented as comic strips, making them extra accessible.

    Illustrated by a graphic designer and throughly researched, this is an essential introduction to Rome.
  • TUTK 7 years +
    Patricia Cleveland-Peck
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    This fantastic, illustrated book invites children to travel through history with Howard Carter as he uncovers Tutankhamun's hidden tomb. It looks at his incredible discovery and how this changed the way we view history.

    Focusing on both the famous Egyptian boy king and the explorer who discovered him, this fascinating read reveals the troubles Tutankhamun faced during his short life, explains how he died and the legacy that he left.

    Written in a very narrative style, it even explains the steps of mummification - making it extra appealing to budding historians!
  • BKPSY 9 years +
    Cath Senker
    9 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    The faith you follow is often with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Christian Life examines some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Christian today, through Easter and Christmas celebrations, the wedding ceremony, what happens in a church and why many Christians go on pilgrimages.This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up one major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.
  • FLNG 5 years +
    Richard Jones & Libby Walden
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    With a cut-out, peek-through silhouette of a brave little boy pondering his thoughts, Feelings is a book that will help you and your children understand the nature of feelings and what they mean.

    A book sure to make you and your kids experience all the emotions, the text is wonderfully visceral and the visual style makes it rewarding on repeated reading. Wonderfully enchanting, it will help children understand why every person is unique and experiences different emotions.

    Written by Richard Jones in delightful rhyme and with Libby Walden's gorgeous watercolour artwork, each spread is dominated by a colour that relates to the emotion and feeling. The textured jacket makes the book extra special.
  • BKPSZ 9 years +
    Cath Senker
    9 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £2.60
    The faith you follow is with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Muslim Life explores some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Muslim today, through Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha celebrations, christening and wedding ceremonies, what happens in a mosque and why many Muslims go on a pilgrimage known as Hajj.This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up a major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.
  • WDWB 7 years +
    Fiona Danks
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.

    72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
  • AWRAY 5 years +
    Joanna Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.74
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.25
    This book encourages the children in your class to guess what comes next as they explore fresh and fun examples of patterns.
  • WDGU 5 years +
    Virginie Morgand
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Providing children with a fascinating insight into what adults do all day every day, this book covers over 100 jobs across 15 busy scenes including the farm, hospital and school.

    On one page is a busy scene and then when children turn the page they can discover what each person's job entails. The book is packed with so much information and it's sure to become an instant hit!
  • AXDGG 5 years +
    Joanna Brundle
    5 years +
    • £9.74
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.25
    Children can learn all about the importance of geometry with this illustrated introduction to basic shapes.