Children's Educational Books

  • SPCE 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • BNSIO 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £3.49
    • RRP £6.99
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    A pocket-sized Spanish reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how Spanish is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Soy, eres, es...Spanish verbs made easy! Each verb on the Spanish side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and German.
  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.99
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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.
  • ASQOV 11 years +
    11 years +
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    A fantastic colour school thesaurus for ages 11+ in the best-selling Gem format to help you find the right word every time. Written specially to help with school work and homework, this new edition provides thousands of synonyms to increase vocabulary, with examples to show context for every synonym listed. This handy thesaurus includes all the newest words in the English language, plus a useful supplement to provide help with finding the right word. Unlike any other school thesaurus, with the Collins Gem School Thesaurus you can be sure you're using the right word every time. Every entry has a definition, and each alternative word is followed by its own example, helping you decide which word is the most appropriate to use. The perfect companion to the new Collins Gem School Dictionary, and an indispensable tool for any school student aged 11+. Using a thesaurus has never been easier!
  • AMKKT 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Oxford Mini School Spanish Dictionary is the perfect bilingual dictionary for pupils learning Spanish. The two sides of the dictionary are clearly divided into Spanish-English and English-Spanish, with an essential verb table list in the centre with essential English translations for the different tenses. The headwords are carefully selected to suit beginners, and particular attention is given to computing, word-processing, and ICT terms. In line with curriculum requirements, there is a special section dedicated to vocabulary and phrases on Spanish life and culture. The simple layout, the alphabet down the side of each page, and the clear print will help pupils navigate around the dictionary and take them straight to the translation they are looking for. This dictionary comes in a handy mini-size format with a new eco-friendly binding, perfect for school bags and for taking on holiday. For free downloadable fun activities in Spanish, go online to the www.oxforddictinaries.com website.
  • TEJ2 13 years +
    13 years +
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    Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. A fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive look at the stresses many teenagers face, empowering them to take control of their mental health and wellbeing. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is the author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and has spoken in schools and at conferences around the world. Now The Teenage Guide to Stress - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles all the external stresses that teenagers face, including feelings of anger, sadness (and depression), fear and failure; issues caused by changing bodies, body hatred, weight problems, eating disorders and self-harm; pressures of exams and schoolwork; sleep problems; changing relationships with friends and family; boyfriend/girlfriend issues and sexual pressures; bullying and cyber-bullying; problems arising from the internet; and looks at how pre-existing conditions such as OCD and dyslexia may be affected by adolescence. As well as a sympathetic, practical and positive look at all those stresses, The Teenage Guide to Stress clearly explains the biology behind stress and, crucially, a huge range of strategies and suggestions to deal with it and prevent negative symptoms. A list of useful resources completes this fantastically wide-ranging, reassuring, eye-opening and comprehensive guide for young people, empowering them to take control of their mental health.
  • APMYR 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £9.99
    An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate Key Stage 3 students in geographical and mapping skills.
  • ARJEA
    • £15.89
    • RRP £15.99
    How have technology and science helped musicians throughout the years? How does today's technology help us to create new music or music in different ways? Will computers ever be able to make music completely by themselves? From the invention of the electric guitar through to today's high-tech music creation software, technology has always helped us to create music in new and exciting ways. This book looks at historical, current and emerging techniques involved in music creation and performance. We also look at the increasing and changing role of the internet in music creation and distribution - including the history of music piracy.
  • AIVXJ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.95
    This book is full of key phrases, useful vocab and grammar practice for year 7-9 French students so it's packed with everything you need for the current KS3 programme of study. To help you remember the important bits, there are summary questions at the end of each section. And it's all explained in straightforward language, with the odd joke thrown in to break up the study.
  • ASQOU 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The perfect portable dictionary for all students aged 11-14. This dictionary has been updated to include around 20,000 entries, and includes all the words you need to know for school and exams, still contained in the best-selling Gem format. This handy dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any school student aged 11+. Furthermore, this new edition includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words Get it right Clear definitions and core vocabulary for key subjects Get there fast Clear, colour layout for easy accessibility Get more Contains more entries than any other school dictionary of this size
  • AIVXK 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.95
    This book is full of vocabulary and phrases for every topic covered in KS3 German. It's easy to use, with one topic per page, and questions at the end of the section so you can practise your reading and writing skills. There's a section on grammar included and lots of tips to help you with homework or to prepare for tests.
  • AIVDH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.95
    This full-colour Study Guide contains all the vocabulary and grammar students need for KS3 Spanish. Every topic is explained by easy-to-read notes, with Revision Summary questions at the end to each section to test their knowledge. It's all presented in a clear, friendly style with a touch of humour to make learning as stress-free as possible. For extra practice, a matching Workbook is also available (9781847628879).
  • AONSR 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £8.89
    • RRP £8.99
    This is a vibrant and engaging book for aspiring young musicians who want to learn the ins and outs of being in a band in the digital age. This book looks at forming a band, covering finding bandmates, choosing instruments and getting your equipment just right.
  • AONSS 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This is a vibrant and engaging book for aspiring young musicians who want to learn the ins and outs of being in a band. This book looks at recording, releasing, and promoting your music, including how it all works in the digital age.
  • DAM2 12 years +
    12 years +
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    For a pimples-and-all look at teenage life, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 has it covered. Spots, embarrassing parents, unrequited love, bullies and bad poetry feature in abundance in Sue Townsend's modern classic.

    Loveable outsider Adrian Mole's pseudo-intellectual observations on all aspects of teenage life will have young adult readers in stitches, but there are some thoughtful and sensitive observations that will strike a chord, too.

    A simply fantastic and very funny book from the much-missed Sue Townsend that introduced one of the most-loved characters of recent times.
  • URI2 13 years +
    13 years +
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    The narrator of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is 15-year-old Christopher who has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome.

    His obsessive and unusual take on life creates lots of hilarious situations but also brings incredible poignancy to the story. Christopher finds it hard to relate to people, particularly their emotions and feelings, so when he finds a dead dog and decides to solve the mystery of its death, his quest leads him into a difficult and unfamiliar territory that threatens to upset his carefully ordered existence.

    This is an intriguing and insightful novel that will appeal to readers from 13+.
  • BMNAH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The perfect language companion for all students aged 11+. With a clear and highly legible design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence at school and help with homework and revision. This new hardback edition has been developed with teachers to be the perfect school dictionary for in class and for homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes the school national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE as well as general vocabulary for students aged 11+. A special section on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems. This user-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.
  • BMNAS 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The essential word finder for all students of English. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy to choose the most appropriate alternative for every context. Planned in consultation with teachers and supporting the requirements of the school National Curriculum, this thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The `more synonyms' feature and `types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid overuse of very common words. A special section focusses on writing skills and helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in all areas of written work.
  • AAECJ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. Macbeth is one of the most popular texts for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
  • AAECI 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition of Romeo and Juliet includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes. Romeo and Juliet is a set text for KS3 in England, and remains one of the most popular texts for study by secondary students the world over.
  • ACDEY 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most popular texts for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
  • ACDFA 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. Julius Caesar is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
  • ACDEZ 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. The Merchant of Venice is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
  • ACDFE 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed edition especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. Othello is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.