Children's Books

Children's Educational Books

  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    Tim Rutherford-Johnson
    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.
  • DAM2 11 years +
    Sue Townsend
    11 years +
    • £3.99
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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+.
  • AMKKT 7 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    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.
  • AIVXJ 11 years +
    CGP Books
    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.
  • AIYFI 11 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    11 years +
    • £11.99
    The perfect language companion for all students aged 11+. With a clear 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 edition has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and 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 words, it includes the school national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE level, 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 support for all school students. Collins have been pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819. We are proud to offer an extensive range of dictionaries in multiple formats and languages for all leisure, travel and educational needs.
  • AIVXK 11 years +
    CGP Books
    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.
  • AKEKD 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This unique and innovative coursebook supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Combining visual information, audio material and hands-on activities, it provides in-depth coverage of the KS3 programme of study in a style appropriate to you whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner. This innovative coursebook uses a blend of text, images and diagrams throughout to communicate all the essential information effectively for visual learners. Hands-on activities for every topic provide revision opportunities for Kinaesthetic learners. Free audio tracks talk auditory learners through all they key points. This three-pronged approach ensures all students learn what they need to by the end of KS3 and are well-prepared for their GCSE years.
  • AIVDH 11 years +
    CGP Books
    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).
  • AKCAJ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    This unique and innovative Revision Guide supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, this revision guide delivers revision material in a style appropriate to you to ensure you revise effectively. The original magazine-style layout of this revision guide communicates all the essential information effectively for visual learners. Hands-on activities for every topic provide revision opportunities for Kinaesthetic learners. Free audio tracks talk auditory learners through all they key points. This three-pronged approach ensures all students get the most out of their revision.
  • AKCZQ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    This set of KS3 Practice Test Papers provide realistic test practice, featuring a wide range of questions styles that thoroughly test students' grasp of all the key concepts and skills covered in the KS3 Programme of Study. Test-style questions covering: * grammar and punctuation * reading skills * writing skills
  • AKEKC 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This Workbook supports the unique and effective Letts Key Stage Revision Guide and provides students with topic-by-topic practice to ensure all content covered by the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study is fully understood. Multiple-choice questions test recall of the key facts. Short-answer questions ensure understanding of the main concepts and skills. Test-style questions ensure students can fluently move from one skill to another, selecting and applying the appropriate skills and knowledge as required.
  • AKEMG 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.89
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    With clear and accessible explanations of all the KS3 content, this English guide provides concise revision notes, plus five practice opportunities for each topic. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, it is guaranteed to help achieve the best results. More practice than the market leader! Clear and concise revision notes, plus five practice opportunities for every topic: * quick tests to check understanding * end of topic practice questions * topic review questions later in book * mixed practice questions at end of book * free Q&A flash cards to download online More practice material than the market leader!
  • AKBLA 11 years +
    Rebecca Vickers
    11 years +
    • £9.89
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    This handy, engaging, and humorous guide tackles the important subject of word types. It looks at a variety of topics, such as parts of speech, tense, person, and agreement, and shows how understanding types of words allows the writers and speakers to give power to their communication.
  • AKEJR 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Excellent value for money, this book contains all the content and questions from our KS3 revision guide, plus lots of extra practice. Based on research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. More practice material than the market leader! Clear and concise revision notes, plus seven practice opportunities for every topic: * quick tests to check understanding * end of topic practice questions * topic review questions later in book * mixed practice questions at end of book * free Q&A flash cards to download online * more topic by topic practice and mixed practice questions in the added workbook! More practice material than the market leader!
  • ARJEA
    Matthew Anniss
    • £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.
  • AONSR 11 years +
    Richard Spilsbury
    11 years +
    • £8.89
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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 in the digital age. This book looks at forming a band, covering finding bandmates, choosing instruments and getting your equipment just right.
  • AMRIA 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Collins Easy Learning Writing is an easy-to-use guide on how to write good, clear and effective English. With simple explanations of everything from the basics of sentence and paragraph structure, to writing CVs, letters and essays, this book is a valuable guide for anyone who wants to improve their writing. Collins Easy Learning Writing is the helpful guide to good written style. Covering areas such as sentence structure, punctuation and page layout, all users of English will appreciate the clear advice provided in this book. Each point is described in a user-friendly format, with corpus examples that show how English is really used today.
  • AONSS 11 years +
    Matthew Anniss
    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.
  • AMRID 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation is an accessible guide to English grammar and punctuation. With clear, concise explanations on everything from adverbs to word order, and from apostrophes to semicolons, this book is indispensable for understanding correct usage. Fully updated based on extensive corpus research, the second edition of Collins Easy Learning Grammar and Punctuation is a uniquely helpful guide to all areas of English grammar and punctuation, providing clear guidance through the intricacies of the English language. Each grammatical and punctuation point is clearly described in a user-friendly format that combines explanations with examples from modern English.
  • AMRIB 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Collins Easy Learning English Spelling is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their spelling and write more accurately and impressively. By describing the important features of English spelling and rules to use, this book makes spelling easy. Using simple explanations and corpus examples, Collins Easy Learning English Spelling describes the patterns and rules you need to understand and predict how words are spelt in English. It also provides practical advice on learning words that are difficult to spell, and shows why some words can cause problems for even the most experienced users of English. With its alphabetical index of tricky words, along with useful tips for memorising these, Collins Easy Learning English Spelling is ideal for all users of English who want to become good spellers.
  • AKBKZ 11 years +
    Liz Miles
    11 years +
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    This handy, engaging, and humorous guide tackles the important subject of word structure. It looks at a variety of topics, such as suffixes, prefixes, root words, and the use of dictionaries, and shows how understanding the structure of words can improve a person's reading, writing, and speaking.
  • AARDH 11 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    11 years +
    • £14.89
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    Gaming Technology explores the very latest developments in gaming technology and looks forward to possible advances that will enhance our gaming experience. It looks at the electronics behind games and their platforms, developments in graphics and sound, and ways in which we may play games in the future, for example virtual reality. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • AMRJI 11 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    11 years +
    • £9.89
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    The perfect reference for all students aged 11-14. A combined dictionary and thesaurus, in a handy Pocket format, it has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. This School Dictionary and Thesaurus is an invaluable two-in-one reference book in a handy, portable format. Clear, straightforward definitions reflect today's language, while the matching thesaurus entries provide a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. The "Get It Right" supplement addresses the main points in the 3 key curriculum areas of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. You can always rely on Collins to provide you with today's English as all our definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus - our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database.