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The Book People's reference books for children are full of facts and information about subjects kids love to learn about, including a great selection of children's atlases, a range of dictionaries for kids and some fantastic children's encylopedias.

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Reference Books for Children

  • My First French Words

    Lesley Grainger

    Product Code: BGKGW
    Paperback Toddlers
    This exciting activity book is a brilliant first introduction to the French language. Learn the French words for all your favourite animals, objects and lots of other everyday words. Each word is clearly written in English and French, which makes it easy to grasp the language quickly, and the bright illustrations throughout support early language recognition and comprehension. You will start by learning simple words and phonics, before building up to more difficult words. But, don't worry, there's a list of all the more difficult words at the back of the book that will help with pronunciation. With over 300 colourful stickers to find and match to the correct words, this book has everything you need to perfect your language skills!
    • £4.89
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  • Collins Very First Irish Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: AWJOM
    Paperback Toddlers
    An ideal first Irish dictionary for young kids aged 5+ and above, designed to introduce Irish vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way. This dictionary introduces children to their first 500 Irish words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to Irish. Listed in English-to-Irish alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First Irish Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of Irish. Audio files for each headword and phrase can be found at
    • £6.89
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  • My First Encyclopedia of Fish

    Richard McGinlay

    Product Code: AXXJC
    Paperback Toddlers
    Fish are amazing, and this first picture book is the perfect introduction for kids keen to discover more about them. In a supersized lightweight format, the book can be read on the floor, held up by a teacher or parent to show and share with a group, and enjoyed by all children whether alone or with others. Thematic spreads introduce fascinating underwater animals of all kinds, including lots of the most popular and well-known creatures that children might recognize, as well as intriguing and unusual species to find out about. Beautiful large illustrations by expert natural history artists are full of detail, and there is a bonus at the back of the book with a picture collection of plenty more fish in the sea!
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  • My First Book of My Body

    Susan Akass

    Product Code: BKJUC
    Paperback Toddlers
    35 step-by-step activities to inform children about the workings of the human body. This fascinating and informative book offers children an amazing insight into how their body works. Susan Akass and Frances Butcher make learning fun with 35 engaging experiments that give a thorough understanding of body systems and anatomy. In Chapter 1, The Senses, activities include finding your blind spot, getting dizzy, and making snot! In Chapter 2, The Control Centre, children get to test their reflexes and memories, and trick their brain with optical illusions. In Chapter 3, Your Skeleton and Muscles, they can investigate their muscles, joints and ligaments. Chapter 4, Fuelling the Machine, explains why teeth are vulnerable to a bad diet and includes how to make a digestive system, including the poop! In Chapter 5, All Systems Go, there's fantastic fake blood, pulse-testing and how to make a simple stethoscope. As well as exciting experiments, children will be informed by the anatomical artworks, mind-boggling facts and invaluable health information throughout.
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Whether it’s to help with homework or to give children a more rounded understanding of the world around them, our range of children’s reference books are packed full of facts and information that will inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Something for all ages and tastes

From 3 years all the way through to age 11+, we have the reference books for your child whatever their subject of interest. From outer space and complete reading schemes through to science, maths and history sets from the likes of Carol Vorderman, The Book People’s range of children’s reference books has it all.

The best books

Chosen by our book experts and written by the likes of DK, Julia Donaldson and Oxford Reading Tree, you can be sure that you’ll find children’s reference collections and books that will help children with their homework, and encourage them to read and learn independently.

Browse our full range of children's books

Fact books for kids

  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books
  • National Geographic Infopedia 2020
  • Usborne: See Inside How Things Work
  • Big Picture Atlas
  • The Science of... Collection - 10 Books
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books
  • The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas
  • Usborne Life-the-Flap: Questions and Answers: Animals
  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books

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