Children's Books

Children's Educational Books

  • FDAB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
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    Children who are muddled by maths will be able to get to grips with this notoriously tricky subject by working their way through this activity book from the experts at Usborne.

    Full of mazes, colour-by-numbers, logic puzzles, sticker puzzles, connect-the-dots and more, each page explains a different tip or technique for fractions, decimals and percentages.

    There are also appealing themes on each double-page spread that tie the activities together including pirates, a fairground and a dog show. There are also 'test yourself' pages scattered throughout the book so children can check their progress and stickers to use in the activities and be used as rewards.
  • HKTT
    Carol Vorderman
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • HTWP 7 years +
    Joseph Coelho
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Creative children can make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground by following the inspiring activities featured in this brilliant book.

    Perfect for encouraging budding poets to follow their ideas, this book is full of useful tips and starting points and is sure to make them chuckle and think about what they're writing.

    Written by popular poet Joseph Coelho, it covers everything from laughable limericks to poetic puns and ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance.
  • MIAW 7 years +
    Lisa Regan
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    With witty text and a distinctive style of artwork, this fun book provides a list of 101 jaw-dropping facts that proves to children the subject of maths is anything but boring.

    From the theory that it's more likely than not that two people in a room of 23 people will share a birthday to the fact that everything from rock music to code-breaking is based on maths, there are 101 eye-opening and extraordinary maths-based facts for children to discover and share.

    Ideal for those children aged 8 and over who struggle with maths, its lively and appealing approach will help generate discussion and will children build on the things they have learned in the classroom.
  • WPL 8 years +
    Susan Meredith
    8 years +
    (10)
    • £3.99
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    What's Happening to Me? (Girls) is an easy-to-understand guide to the physical changes and emotional upheavals that occur as girls reach puberty.

    With witty and attractive illustrations, this book is suitable for readers aged 8 and over. It helps demystify the key questions surrounding puberty and gives reassurance and practical advice on how children can cope with the changes.
  • CELG 9 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Whether you're learning German for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning German Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!

    Covering everyday German themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.

    All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking German!
  • PABI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Children can embark on a sticker-filled tour of the British Isles with this amazing, colourful atlas.

    Splitting Britain and Ireland into 10 detailed picture maps, it comes with over 350 colourful stickers to help children develop their dexterity.

    As children fill in the spaces they will have the chance to learn about landmarks, famous people, animals and plants that belong to each area of the country.
  • CELS 9 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!

    Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.

    All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
  • MEB2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (5)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up and 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.
  • SFND 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This is a stargazing guide for budding astronomers and it's full of step-by-step guides to identifying all of the key constellations across the northern hemisphere.

    Making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before, it also provides facts and information on the milky way and various other wonders of the universe.

    It comes with a glow-in-the-dark star finder and will inspire children to add to their new-found knowledge every night when they look up at the stars.
  • HGW2 5 years +
    Virginia Ironside
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Virginia Ironside is an experienced agony aunt, so she's well qualified to tackle the kinds of anxieties affecting children.

    At the centre of this story is Jenny, a normally happy girl who finds she's being followed everywhere by a huge blue bag full of worries. It's not until a kind woman helps Jenny sort out the problems that the bag and the worries start to disappear.

    The Huge Bag of Worries is a sensitive and thoughtful book with a helpful message.
  • AYHZY
    Charlotte Guillain
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    What makes people laugh? How can you write a funny play? How can you turn a hilarious script into a side-splitting production?
  • AYHZZ
    Charlotte Guillain
    • £7.19
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    What makes a play exciting or mysterious? How can you write plays full of tension? How can you turn a page-turning script into an edge-of-your-seat production?
  • AKDIK 5 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    5 years +
    • £3.59
    • RRP £5.99
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    An ideal first Spanish dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce Spanish vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way.

    Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 Spanish words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to Spanish.

    Listed in English-to- Spanish alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of Spanish.
  • AHHSD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    The Oxford First Learner's Spanish Dictionary is a bilingual Spanish dictionary, the perfect reference tool for teaching Modern Languages as part of the curriculum to pupils aged 7-11. This alphabetical dictionary has a colour user-friendly design, the alphabet down the side of each page, and colour headwords that lead the pupil straight to the translation they are looking for. It gives core vocabulary with phrases and context examples, as well as special level-appropriate language tips on grammar and usage and cultural tips about life in Spanish-speaking countries. The dictionary has been designed to meet the requirements of the KS2 Framework for Languages and will be a useful resource not only for pupils, but also for primary teachers who may be teaching the language for the first time, and for parents who need to help their child with homework.
  • Help Your Kids with Study Skills - Paperback - 9780241225981 - Carol Vorderman
    HPKS
    Carol Vorderman
    • £3.99
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    Reduce the stress of studying and help your children make the most of school with Help Your Kids with Study Skills, a step-by-step guide from Carol Vorderman.

    Designed to enhance curriculum learning and build confidence in gathering knowledge, the illustrated book will help children aged 10 and over learn how to recall from memory, create study plans and manage stress.

    With its clear and accessible guidelines, this book will help ensure that homework is no longer a struggle and that both children and parents are able to remain calm throughout the more stressful moments of school life.
  • UGP2 7 years +
    Gillian Doherty
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
  • CGO2 5 years +
    Richard Scarry
    5 years +
    (1)
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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.
  • AKDIJ 5 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    5 years +
    • £4.19
    • RRP £6.99
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    An ideal first French dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce French vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way. Collins Very First French Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 French words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to French. Listed in English-to-French alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First French Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of French. Audio files for each headword and phrase can be found at www.collins.co.uk/homeworkhelp
  • AAZAA 5 years +
    Sue Meredith
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £5.89
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    These are three fantastic new sticker titles filled with colourful scenes and fun sticker labels to act as an introduction to English, French and Spanish. Each illustrated themed page is full of objects to identify with stickers to label them with, helping to reinforce word and picture association. To encourage comprehension, each page comes with a question in the foreign language for readers to try and answer. It is a must for language learners of all ages.
  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    Tim Rutherford-Johnson
    11 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing. The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
  • 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.
  • AHTUK 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book Two) builds on the skills children learned in the first book!

    Part two is develops on the note-reading fluency skills learned in the Book One and introduces new notes, giving children the opportunity to play exercises where only one hand is required. The book also contains more writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies to take children's piano and music skills to the next level.
  • AEBDI 9 years +
    Angela Wilkes
    9 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    French for Beginners is the perfect introduction to the language for children aged 9 and over. It deals with everyday situations in which children may find themselves while abroad. It clearly explains French grammar and the puzzles provide plenty of practice. Ideal for learning basic foreign language skills, this book will teach children all the essentials.