English Books for Children

  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
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    The world's best-selling mini dictionary. This new edition, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. The ideal portable companion for all. This handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes an up-to-date supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites. 85,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • AQQWL 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This new edition of Collins Gem Thesaurus is part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries and thesauruses. This new edition is fully up-to-date, with the newest words to enter the English language, with thousands of synonyms and antonyms. With thousands of alternative words, subject lists and a useful supplement, this colour edition of the Collins Gem English Thesaurus is ideal for everyday use in home, school and office. The handy little thesaurus gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains a wide selection of alternative words and opposites, with the most useful words highlighted for ease of reference. The clear colour layout also makes the content easily accessible. Includes a brand new supplement which tackles questions of style and etiquette thrown up by both traditional and modern forms of communication. From letters to social media updates, it offers guidance and examples. 128,000 synonyms and antonyms
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
  • ACDEW 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 Tempest 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.
  • ANAMM 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. Henry V is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists and classroom notes.
  • AIVYN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.95
    In GCSE English Literature, Geography, History and RS, 5% of the marks are now awarded for spelling, punctuation and grammar. This book is a clear and succinct guide to avoiding common SP&G mistakes, with plenty of useful advice for picking up as many marks as possible. There are also practice questions for each topic to test students' understanding of the important points.
  • AMQYU 14 years +
    14 years +
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    All the words you need, every day: the perfect reference book to broaden your knowledge of English, and is ideal for everyday use, at home, in the office or at school. Drawn from Collins' 4.5-billion-word database of today's English, Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus combines a comprehensive dictionary with all the alternatives and opposites the user needs. The book is designed for ease of use, with thumb tabs on every page and all entry words highlighted in bold. This layout means that you can be sure to find all the information you need in the quickest time possible.
  • ANPID 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This unique and innovative Revision Book 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 supports the revision techniques that you are most suited to, ensuring you revise effectively. * suitable for the new Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC GCSE English Language and English Literature courses * covers all the topics that will be assessed in the exams * organised into 30-minute revision modules to aid planning * engaging, magazine-inspired revision pages * diagrams and charts communicate key concepts in a clear and visual way * a 'hands-on' revision activity for every topic * an audio 'walkthrough' of every topic (free download) * Quick tests and exam-style practice questions for every topic
  • ANPVP 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus seven practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide * more topic-by-topic practice and a complete exam-style paper in the added workbook Suitable for the new AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE.
  • AOIFY 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This unique and innovative Revision Book 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 supports the revision techniques that you are most suited to, ensuring you revise effectively. * suitable for the new Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC GCSE English Language and English Literature courses * comprises a revision guide and exam practice workbook in one edition * engaging, magazine-inspired revision pages * a 'hands-on' revision activity for every module * an audio 'walkthrough' of every topic (free download) * exam-style practice questions for every topic * includes complete GCSE English Language and English Literature practice test papers
  • ACDIW 14 years +
    14 years +
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    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Othello", and "Macbeth" as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It" with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written. It also includes Shakespeare's Sonnets, as well as his longer poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece".
  • ANPVA 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus five practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide Suitable for the new Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC GCSE English Language and English Literature courses.
  • ANPVQ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus five practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide Suitable for the new AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE.
  • AOQHL 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible notes on the poems in the AQA Anthology, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes, plus five practice opportunities for every poem in the relevant cluster. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide Suitable for the new AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE.
  • AOQJA 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible notes on the poems in the AQA Anthology, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes, plus five practice opportunities for every poem in the relevant cluster. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide Suitable for the new AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE.
  • AADUG 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Written by English novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and broadcaster, J.B. Priestley. First produced in 1946, An Inspector Calls went on to become a major film in 2015 and won an award for Best Single Drama at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2016.

    It is Priestley's most famous play, in which he demonstrates the horrid consequences of poverty and inequality whilst sustaining a gripping detective thriller storyline.

    The other plays include Time and the Conways and I Have Been Here Before, which explore the idea of precognition and pits fate against free will. Meanwhile, The Linden Tree challenges preconceived ideas of history and how life should be after the war.
  • Journey's End - Paperback - 9780141183268 - RC Sherriff
    AADTJ 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Set in the First World War, "Journey's End" concerns a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed ...Laurence Olivier starred as Stanhope in the first performance of "Journey's End" in 1928; the play was an instant stage success and remains a remarkable anti-war classic.
  • About a Boy - Paperback - 9780141007335 - Nick Hornby
    ACGLQ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Will is a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in his search for available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons he meets Marcus, a strange 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends and, as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up.
  • The Woman in Black - Hardback - 9781846685620 - Susan Hill
    ACSCJ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    First published in 1983, The Woman in Black is Susan Hill's best-loved novel, and the basis for the UK's second longest ever running stage play, and a major film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, travels to a remote village to put the affairs of a recently deceased client, Alice Drablow in order. As he works alone in her isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover disturbing secrets - and his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed in black. The locals are strangely unwilling to talk about the unsettling occurrence, and Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent...
  • AMYRQ 14 years +
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    Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku, the second best runner in Year 7, races through his new life in England with his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat around him. Newly-arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister Lydia, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of city life, from the bewildering array of Haribo sweets, to the frightening, fascinating gang of older boys from his school. But his life is changed forever when one of his friends is murdered. As the victim's nearly new football boots hang in tribute on railings behind fluorescent tape and a police appeal draws only silence, Harri decides to act, unwittingly endangering the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. From Autumn 2015, Stephen Kelman's deeply funny, moving idiosyncratic and unforgettable novel will be an AQA GCSE English Literature set text.
  • AADSP 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.
  • ACIQD 14 years +
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    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics.
  • AAGQI 14 years +
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    An acclaimed novel that is as startling as it is strange, Never Let Me Go imagines the lives of a group of students who grew up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by 31 year-old Kathy, the dark novel hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and also with the unexpected fate that she and her friends are set to face in the outside world. Kazuo Ishiguro has created a story of love, friendship and memory, although underset by a sense of the fragility of life.

  • ARGND 14 years +
    14 years +
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    The all-in-one guide to using English, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need and a unique full grammar of English to answer all those tricky questions. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Grammar has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. With an invaluable Grammar of English written by the Editor of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage you will find all the answers to those lingering doubts on the English language. 200,000 words, meanings, and phrases