Children's Educational Books

  • DGIS 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.
  • Little Scientists Big Questions Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788561273 - Ruth Owen
    LSBQ 4 years +
    4 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Each book in this colourful, fun-filled collection explores one of science's big questions and features quirky illustrations to encourage curious kids to think like scientists!

    Children will be able to answer those BIG questions after learning about what makes the sky blue, which animal "talks" with its poo, how trees prepare for winter, and why dinosaurs become fossils.

    The easy-to-read text and clear diagrams are suitable for early years to confident Key Stage 1 readers and can be enjoyed by grown-ups, too!
    Format: paperback
  • NGRM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a rock detective with this ultimate explorer guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide is perfect for getting children outside to discover the amazing world underneath their feet.

    It contains the most common rocks and minerals in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on day trips or camping holidays.
  • NGBD 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Find adventure, have fun outdoors and be a bird spotter with this ultimate explorer field guide from National Geographic Kids!

    Packed with facts and photos, this fun guide will make children look and listen to find the feathered friends right in their own gardens. From ducks to hawks and sparrows to sandpipers, it's the perfect introduction to birds and makes identifying them easy.

    It contains the most common birds in Great Britain and Ireland and is a great size for taking in backpacks on days trips or camping holidays.
  • NGNS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Children can explore the night sky from the comfort of their own garden with this National Geographic Kids book.

    With the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing taking place throughout 2019, now is the perfect time for children to discover the solar system!

    From Mars to meteor showers and Saturn to satellites, this guide is packed with stunning photographs and jaw-dropping facts about space.

    Its convenient size and durable format makes it perfect for taking on camping trips, holidays and nights in the garden.
  • 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 +
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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 +
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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)
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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.
  • FWWS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, The Story of the First World War for Children examines the world-changing conflict in great detail.

    A study aid for history lessons, this book uses facts, photographs and illustrations to show children how the First World War was the world's first 'total war' between modern, industrialised nations and how many new and terrifying weapons were used - including airplanes, tanks, zeppelins, warships and poison gas.

    It relates the unfolding events and the human stories in a way that brings history vividly to life.
  • SWWS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Packed with facts, stories, photographs and illustrations, The Story of the Second War for Children evaluates the effect and impact of this conflict on the lives of the people who lived through it.

    From the civilians working in factories to soldiers fighting on land, sea and air and the children who were evacuated to the countryside, this book shines a light on what life was like during this tumultuous era. It also looks at how the war led to major advances in technology, medicine and weaponry and contains cross-section artworks of the interiors of tanks, aircraft, U-boats and more.

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this book will help children understand the bravery and sacrifices of ordinary people during the Second World War.
  • IAMA 10 years +
    10 years +
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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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    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.
  • TMME 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This wipe-clean literacy and numeracy book helps break down each subject into manageable chunks for children to practice on for 10 minutes every day.

    They can answer the questions and then wipe mistakes away as they get to grips with the subject.

    This book is split into a literacy activities section featuring grammar, punctuation, comprehension and phonics and numeracy activities including shape, measurement, arithmetic and money. The activities have been specially designed to help develop children's confidence as they steadily progress through the pages.
  • 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 +
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    • 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.
  • AFDW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if Mount Everest really is the world's tallest mountain and if camels actually store water in their humps...
  • AFEL 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. Why are yawns contagious and do elephants ever forget?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if there really is life on other planets...
  • 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.
  • GWQ2 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Kate Pankhurst's hugely successful, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number one best-selling children's non-fiction title. This beautiful title looks at the stories, accomplishments and adventures of many more brilliant women from throughout history. Travel through the Underground Railroad with the brave and courageous Harriet Tubman, turn the pages of the hauntingly brilliant Frankenstein with the incredibly talented Mary Shelley and prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey through history with these and many other remarkable women. Overflowing with vibrant and beautiful illustrations, and wonderfully engaging text, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in. Written by the incredibly talented Kate Pankhurst, prepare to be inspired. List of women featured: Elizabeth Blackwell, Qiu Jin, Boudicca, Flora Drummond, Pocahontas, Noor Inayat Khan, Harriet Tubman, Valentina Tereshkova, Ada Lovelace, Sayyida al-Hurra, Hatshepsut, Josephine Baker, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley