English Books for Children

  • Creative Writing with Roald Dahl Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780241395615 - Roald Dahl
    CWRD 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
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    Could you be the next Roald Dahl? Each book in this fantastic creative writing series will inspire young writers through the wonderful worlds of best-loved stories!

    There are fun wordplay activities to spark creativity, top tips to build confidence, and plenty of language work to help develop vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Bring stories to life with help from the BFG, as children learn how to write splendid settings using adjectives, imagery, similes and much more. Matilda encourages writers to create spellbinding speech through the use of authentic dialogue, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will teach the importance of believable characters!

    Format: paperback
  • SATs Question Books KS1 Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007976874
    SATS 6 years +
    6 years +
    (1)
    • £8.99
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    • Just £1.80 per book
    This collection of books will help your children prepare for the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum SATS tests.

    Falling in line with new testing requirements, these books have been specially designed to boost confidence and understanding of what children should expect when it comes to taking the tests. They contain regular progress tests to ensure children are absorbing the information.

    The practice questions offer realistic test preparation and the questions have been arranged by topic to help children with their revision plans. These books cover everything a child could be tested on.
    Format: paperback
  • SATs Question Books KS2 Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007976881
    SATQ 10 years +
    10 years +
    (2)
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    This collection of books will help your children prepare for the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum SATS tests.

    Falling in line with new testing requirements, these books have been specially designed to boost confidence and understanding of what children should expect when it comes to taking the tests. They contain regular progress tests to ensure children are absorbing the information.

    The practice questions offer realistic test preparation and the questions have been arranged by topic to help children with their revision plans. These books cover everything a child could be tested on.
    Format: paperback
  • 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.
  • Collins Easy Learning Age 7-9 Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780007975105
    CLNS 7 years +
    7 years +
    (5)
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    This incredible collection of 15 books has been designed to help children aged 7 and over improve their essential school skills.

    Full of fun activities, the books will help boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life. The titles focus on maths, the times tables, English, spelling and handwriting.

    As children prepare to go back to school, these Collins books will come in very handy. They're colourful and sure to motivate children to great grades.
    Format: paperback
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    7 years +
    (23)
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    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
  • Reading Champion: Beginners Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9781445166292
    RCPG 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
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    Every title in this bumper selection of Reading Champion books has been specifically designed for children aged 3 and over who are starting to read independently (Book Band level: Pink-Green).

    From Flip the Flamingo to the Toy Shop Train and Merlin the Mouse, these expertly levelled books are full of appealing themes and easy-to-follow plots and will support the books read in school classrooms.

    The original stories have diverse artwork and contain reading advice and activities to further aid learning.

    Reading Champion is an innovative series, designed to support and enrich your child's reading experience at home. It is the first ever officially levelled reading programme linking to the guided reading that your child is doing in the classroom.

    Format: paperback
  • I'm Ready to Learn Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9780241326565
    RTLF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (5)
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    Containing 12 phonics readers, six activity-filled sticker workbooks and two sets of flashcards, this is an essential collection to help children gain success at school.

    There are phonics books covering Ladybird Levels 1-12. All of these are bursting with simple language and engaging stories that will help children develop their phonics skills.

    There are also maths books covering numbers, addition, subtraction and the times tables and flashcards to help aid children's learning even further.

    Format: paperback
  • EBEN 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
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    The intrepid but forgetful Explorer Ben provides a selection of hints and tips that will improve your children's (and your) memory retention. This fun book is packed with playful techniques that will boost brain cells - will your kids be able to remember all 10 items Ben needs to take on his travels?

    Ben loses increasing numbers of items every time he travels, so young readers will be tested with every turn of the page! It encourages them to make up rhymes to remember the objects and to try and think of things in pairs to make the retention easier.

    Our intrepid adventurer crosses different exciting habitats, including jungle, caves and deserts, and experiences a variety of different types of transport. As we pass through each location, readers learn a new memory tip from Tracy Packiam Alloway, a psychology professor specialising in children's memory control.
  • BMFHX
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    Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. Romeo and Juliet is the world's most famous drama of tragic young love. Defying the feud which divides their families, Romeo and Juliet enjoy the fleeting rapture of courtship, marriage and sexual fulfilment; but a combination of old animosities and new coincidences brings them to suicidal deaths. This play offers a rich mixture of romantic lyricism, bawdy comedy, intimate harmony and sudden violence. Long successful in the theatre, it has also generated numerous operas, ballets and films; and these have helped to make Romeo and Juliet perennially topical.
  • 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!
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (49)
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    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (34)
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    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780241351802 - Jeff Kinney
    WKJK 9 years +
    9 years +
    (29)
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    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
    Format: paperback
  • Biff, Chip and Kipper: Time Chronicles Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9780192758613
    BCKT 7 years +
    7 years +
    (15)
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    The familiar figures of Biff, Chip and Kipper have grown up and are facing a battle against evil in these 18 excellent adventures.

    As the familiar characters embark on the mission of a lifetime, your children will be on the edge of their seats. Ideal for children making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these books feature a host of characters from the past, which gives children an insight into history.

    Starting at Oxford Reading Tree Level 10, the books also include extras such as parent support, historical fact files and suggestion for things to talk about regarding the story.

    Format: paperback
  • FWAN 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    This first writing book is full of awesome animals and gives children the chance to learn a number of first words.

    It comes with a pen and has wipe-clean pages for children to practise on. The stunning illustrations complement the text perfectly, too.

    Children can write down the words of what they see and then wipe them out and start again, developing their pen control and observational skills in the process.
  • FWDI 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    This first writing book is full of roar-some dinosaurs and gives children the chance to learn a number of first words.

    It comes with a pen and has wipe-clean pages and stunning illustrations that complement the text perfectly.

    Children can write down the words of what they see and then wipe them out and start again, developing their pen control and observational skills in the process.
  • FWTG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This first writing book is full of things that go and gives children the chance to learn a number of first words.

    It comes with a pen and has wipe-clean pages. The stunning illustrations complement the text perfectly.

    Children can write down the words of what they see and then wipe them out and start again, developing their pen control and observational skills in the process.
  • FWFA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This first writing book is full of farm words and gives children the chance to learn a number of first words.

    It has wipe-clean pages and stunning illustrations that complement the text perfectly. It also includes a handy pen so children can start writing right away.

    Children can write down the words of what they see and then wipe them out and start again, developing their pen control and observational skills in the process.
  • 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
  • AWZZQ 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Prepare children for KS2 National Curriculum Tests with confidence using SATs-style questions. Written in line with new testing requirements, the practice questions give children realistic test preparation. SATs-style questions arranged by topic area give children targeted and focused practice ahead of the KS2 National Curriculum Tests. * Prepares children for the SATs Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test (paper 1) * Covers all the content and skills that children could be tested on * Contains regular progress tests to check understanding * Includes answers and mark scheme * Can be used alongside Collins KS2 SATs Revision and Practice
  • BSNRL
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    Morrigan Crow's adventures in the magical world of Nevermoor continue . . . The most anticipated sequel of the year - a treat for all fans of magic and 'wunder'. A stunningly designed package - with silver foil, hidden artwork under the jacket and beautifully designed interiors - a perfect gift for all young readers. 'An extraordinary story full of magics great and small' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS Imagination, discovery and friendship await Morrigan Crow when she escapes her deadly curse and joins the Wundrous Society. It promises her protection and belonging for life - but then Morrigan doesn't receive the welcome she hoped for... Morrigan is a much-feared Wundersmith. So, instead of the Society helping Morrigan to embrace her power, she is only taught that all Wundersmiths are evil and she must suppress her mysterious ability at all costs. To make things worse, Nevermoor is quickly turning from a place of safety into one of danger. Society members are going missing, someone is blackmailing Morrigan's new friends, turning them against her. And Ezra Squall, the evillest man who ever lived, is determined to lure Morrigan from the Society by promising to reveal the true nature of the Wunder that calls to her, which is becoming ever harder to resist... Has Morrigan's dream of escaping her cursed life ended before it truly began? Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive. NEVERMOOR - WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORY
  • BCY2 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    This classic title, containing a thousand things to spot in busy scenes, has been revised and updated for the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. Three generations of children have built their basic vocabulary with this entertaining and fun book. This is the original find-the-duck, for which illustrator Stephen Cartwright first invented the iconic Little Yellow Duck.
  • Letts Magical Skills: Ages 5-7 Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007961658
    MSKL 5 years +
    5 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    These activity books have been especially written to help children aged 5 and over learn all about the magic of maths and English.

    Fun and interactive, they're sure to engage and motivate young learners and are bursting with magical characters and illustrations to inspire key skills practice.

    A great aid to their lessons at school, these books look at addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and phonics, spelling and handwriting.