Reference Books for Children

  • BGPA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • INFO 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This special book celebrates 10 years of the National Geographic Infopedia!

    Children can learn a whole host of weird-but-true facts, read incredible animal stories and find things to do, places to see and explore ways in which they can change the world throughout the pages of this fascinating book.

    2020's edition contains all-new content including games, jokes and activities and features over 500 photographs.
  • AFDW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if Mount Everest really is the world's tallest mountain and if camels actually store water in their humps...
  • AFEL 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. Why are yawns contagious and do elephants ever forget?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if there really is life on other planets...
  • 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.
  • Children's Atlas Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781912188130
    ATLS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Learn about the countries, animals and flags of the world with this informative and accessible three-book collection.

    As well as helping children learn how to read a map, these books are packed with facts and photographs to make their pages even more appealing.

    They all have clear and colourful maps and the world atlas introduces different cultures, regions and customs; the animals book lets children know where creatures originate from; and the flags book will help them recognise different identities.

    Format: paperback
  • Close Up Continents Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445166810
    CLSU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Explore the continents of the world with this amazing collection of geography books. They encourage readers to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in an engaging and entertaining way.

    Each book also highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.

    Format: paperback
  • OBN2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    With its five spellings a day for children aged between 9 and 11 to learn, Oxford Better Spelling is a book to help any child enhance their spelling skills.

    The book has carefully levelled spelling lists for each age group and covers core vocabulary as specified in the National Curriculum, meaning it's ideal for SATS preparation.

    With over 3,000 words included, the book focuses on everyday words as well as challenging words that we all struggle with...
  • CJO2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Over 30,000 words, with clear and accessible meanings and age-appropriate example sentences, make this an ideal dictionary for helping children aged 8+ with homework. Each letter opens with a fun word fact and there are colour illustrations throughout. For example, did you know that 'almost' is one of the longest words with all the letters in alphabetical order? Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, this new edition of the Oxford Children's Dictionary delivers support and help where it is needed. New to this edition is a supplement that gives top things to know about spelling, as well as about punctuation marks and how grammar can help make writing easy and effective.
  • CJP2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    Over 45,000 synonyms, with age-appropriate examples and opposites, make this an ideal thesaurus to help children aged 8+ with homework. It features Overused Word panels that suggest alternatives to words like 'nice' and 'good'; Word Webs - ideal for project work - providing related words - for example 'bird' includes types of birds, parts of a bird's body, sounds made by birds and the words for groups of birds along with some illustrations of birds; Writing Tips that offer advice and even more vocabulary for writing, e.g. about how birds move - do they circle, flutter or perch? - or how to describe their feathers. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, the Oxford Children's Thesaurus delivers support and help where it is needed.
  • It Can't Be True 2! - Hardback - 9780241377482 - DK
    ITBT 9 years +
    9 years +
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    All the electricity powering the internet weighs the same as an apricot; the world's biggest truck could carry 90 elephants; and the average person walks up to a distance of more than 64,000 miles in their lifetime.
    DK's It Can't Be True 2 is full of facts that are strange but true - and many of them are backed up by awe-inspiring visual comparisons.

    Mind-boggling from start to finish, this fascinating non-fiction book reveals how all of the world's continents can fit into the pacific ocean; the world's trees could fill North and South America; and a hippo's mouth can open wide enough to swallow a car whole.

    Ideal for those who prefer non-fiction, this is a book that will delight adults just as much as children with its jaw-dropping visuals and incredible facts.
  • First Man on the Moon - Hardback - 9781526310668 - Ben Hubbard
    FMOM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Published in time for the 50th anniversary, First Man on the Moon is a gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landing.

    Featuring accessible text and contemporary artwork, it breathes new life into the famous story of the first ever moon landing, using short paragraphs to tell this inspiring story.

    It covers the beginnings of the Space Race; the early missions; the successful Apollo 11 voyage; and Neil Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon - as well as the astronauts' heart-stopping return to Earth.
  • Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9780241377161
    TOWR 9 years +
    9 years +
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    From mammals to minerals and sharks to space, these reference books will delight young minds with their array of facts, stats and records.

    Very visual guides to important topics, these books are peppered with double-page photographs highlighting the amazing facts and there is also a data section at the end of each section offering stats including world records and top tens and other relevant information e.g. the Periodic Table in the Rocks and Minerals book.

    These introductory books will explain to children everything from the anatomy of a horse to a map of the Nile region! They're perfect study aids.

    Format: paperback
  • WSSD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Learn all about why dinosaurs were so extraordinary with this eight-book collection. Each book is packed with bright and colourful prehistoric facts.

    Combining picture book-style illustrations with accessible facts and a reference format, these books are perfect for children who are interested in natural history.

    Focusing on creatures including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Megalosaurus and Ankylosaurus, each book has the same layout so children can compare the different dinosaurs' speed, teeth and scariness.

    Format: paperback
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
    ENKL 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
  • LAMH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    This lively and hugely accessible book encourages children to talk about their mental health and feelings.

    Covering everything from friendships and fall-outs to divorce and depression, this handy book is packed with practical advice about dealing with emotions and why we experience so many different ones on a day-to-day basis.

    From the experts at Usborne book, this is a must-have book for children trying to find their place in the world. It also discusses bereavement, sexuality and eating disorders.
  • You Wouldn't Want to live Without Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781912537730
    YWTL 7 years +
    7 years +
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    With colourful and witty illustrations, the 20 books in this collection help children understand what life would be like without antibiotics (sickly!), gravity (fun and floaty?), and money (hard!).

    Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted including dentists, extreme weather and buzzy bees.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.

    Format: paperback
  • STRJ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Read all about the science, history and mythology of the night sky with Usborne's Stargazer's Journal.

    Suitable for stargazers of all ages, the journal is packed full of awe-inspiring illustrations, mind-bending facts and ample space for children to write down their own notes and drawings.

    It also contains handy links to websites that will help identify all the key constellations.
  • KE1252 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Young Disney fans will love joining all their favourites in this hardback picture encyclopedia. Featuring the likes of Mickey, Belle and Lightning McQueen, it's a book children will dip into time and time again.

    Inspired by the popular films, this book helps children discover how dinosaurs lived before they became extinct, explore the wonders of space and dive down to meet Nemo, Dory and friends.

    There's so much to look at and learn about with Disney's My First Picture Encyclopedia!
  • UGP2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
  • CJQ2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    New edition of this family dictionary to boost spelling and improve vocabulary. With over 50,000 words (including school subject vocabulary), puzzles and artwork and photographs to support entries, child-friendly and relevant examples and help with pronunciation for tricky words - it is the perfect homework help.
  • AEGPR 10 years +
    10 years +
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    The Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools is easy to use with its accessible layout. It delivers a wide vocabulary with excellent coverage of curriculum words. It also provides context with the age-appropriate example sentences, from the best children's books and teenage fiction to show students how to use language most effectively. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. It gives hands-on support to young writers, with a unique toolkit on writing skills, How to Write Well, and panels highlighting common pitfalls and giving useful suggestions for replacing overused words. It is ideal to use when preparing for the Spoken Language Study and the English Language objectives of the GCSE specifications for KS3-4, and where permitted, is ideal for taking in to Controlled Assessments, along with the companion Oxford English Dictionary for Schools. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • HAYF 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Emotions can be a difficult subject of conversation to start up with young children and many people don't know where to start. Molly Potter's How are You Feeling Today? can help...

    Providing children aged 6 and over with straightforward, entertaining and (most importantly) appropriate ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions, this book lets children choose a feeling that they can relate to and the provides strategies for dealing with it.

    Containing helpful notes for parents and covering both positive and negative emotions, How are You Feeling Today? is a delightful books that parent and child can explore together.