Reference Books for Children

  • UCP2 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
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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.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    4 years +
    (66)
    • £15.00
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    • Just 42.00p per book
    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
  • BPMZT 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.79
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    Read with Oxford: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Rhyming Games flashcards are a fun way for children to practise early reading and spelling skills. The flashcards are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
  • BQOAD 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £8.99
    These Read with Oxford Songbirds Alphabet Games are a fun and effective way for children to practise their letters and sounds at home, building their reading skills and phonics knowledge. Read with Oxford also offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.
  • What If ...? Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784936082
    WHAF 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    With their engaging question-and-answer format, these 10 books will help children learn and understand all about dinosaurs, jungle animals and sea creatures.

    Full of funny situations that children are sure to relate to, they answer questions like just how many hamburgers it would take to feed a T-rex and what a shark would have to have done if he went to a dentist.

    Every book has colourful and hilarious artwork that will appeal to young children and there are plenty of fun facts to pore over.

    Format: paperback
  • APHEO Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £14.89
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    With interactive elements including pop-ups, flaps, booklets and pull-tabs, this book is an exciting introduction to people and cultures around the world. An exciting follow up to My Pop-Up City Atlas, My Pop-Up Atlas of People is full of facts to discover. From plush city high-rises to homes on the move, from daily routines to rites and rituals, this book is a treasure trove of information on where and how people live.
  • AUUBQ 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £15.89
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    From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures. Head off on a journey of discovery, with this book that collects together nature' s most unmissable events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours, and Herculean habits. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every animal.
  • ALHQA 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £10.39
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    Learn to play simple, well-known tunes on the sturdy keyboard attached to the book. Each note is represented with a different colour, which corresponds to the same colour on the keys, making this accessible even to very young children. Tunes include Twinkle, Twinkle, Frere Jacques, Ode to Joy and more.
  • BMWJU Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £7.19
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    Little ones will love encountering the amazing animals inside this board book, and with lots of flaps to lift, there's lots of fun to have. Animals are divided into categories such as "Big" (giraffe, blue whale), "Fast" (peregrine falcon, red fox), "In the Dark" (owl, red panda), and, of course, "In the House" (dog, cat, hamster). The playful text on the flaps gives readers simple clues that encourage discovery: Lift the flap that reads "I am super fast" and find a cheetah, while peeking under "My home is a fishbowl" reveals the cutest goldfish. The names of all the animals featured are included for easy reading and learning, and the tough board pages with rounded corners guarantee many hours of safe fun.
  • AUTWK Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £10.59
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    Based on Nosy Crow's highly-acclaimed Rounds apps, this new series of narrative non-fiction tells the real-life stories of well-known animals. Parker Penguin takes readers on a journey through the life of an emperor penguin, explaining all the details of how it lives. With a clear narrative, friendly characters, fascinating facts and graphic illustrations, this is a fun and informative introduction to animal life cycles.
  • ASOOQ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This charming reference book takes a closer look at the things that surround kids every day and how they work--from cars to vacuum cleaners, animal bodies to humans. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "How do chameleons change color?" "How do refrigerators stay cold?" and "How does my body heal?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.
  • APNLF 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £9.09
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    This first dictionary contains over 1,300 pictures, with over 1,000 words defined.
  • AWJOM Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £6.29
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    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 www.collins.co.uk/homeworkhelp
  • AHNLV Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    You can introduce your child to the world of learning with this children's encyclopedia. The perfect introduction to encyclopedias for any child, My First Encyclopedia, is packed with easy-to-read words, detailed images and exciting topics to engage your child in learning in a new way. My First Encyclopedia is sorted into themes, to make finding information and learning new things easy. Entries are presented clearly, so children can understand the ideas whether you are reading with them or they are learning independently. With subjects that children will be familiar with, such as games and sports, pets, food we eat, and seasons and weather, this encyclopedia helps encourage and develop educational skills. Helpful notes to parents and teachers and fun learning tools like games and quizzes will also help to encourage an interactive learning experience. There's no better way for young readers to satisfy a thirst for knowledge than with My First Encyclopedia, making learning fun for you and your child.
  • ALPAM 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Unique convenient fan design ensures cards can never be lost. Its compact size means Brain Factor is highly portable. It can be played at any time indoors or out. Entertain children in the car, in queues or waiting rooms, at home or on the go. Jack The Panda guides young players through the quiz introducing them to a wide range of day to day activities. Picture based format and simple text means older children can play with their siblings or children can work through the cards on their own. All questions have been reviewed by a teacher panel to ensure they support the development of Early Years learning goals. Parents can have confidence that their children are having fun, learning through play and strengthening key skills that will set them up for a confident happy start at nursery and school.
  • AKRHI 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    This volume takes a simple look at homes that move, highlighting the diversity of homes that people live in around the world. The homes featured include Native American Tipis, Bedouin tents, houseboats, caravans, and more.
  • AEGIK 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.89
    • RRP £11.99
    Collins First English Words is the perfect first dictionary for kindergarten-aged learners of English. Packed full of fun and useful everyday vocabulary, this beautifully illustrated dictionary will capture the imagination of young children and encourage a love for learning English. The dictionary contains 36 themes, each fully illustrated with fun and engaging scenarios. Three characters, Ben, Daisy and Keekee the monkey, guide the children through their daily lives and introduce them to the 300 English words young children need to learn. There are songs and games for every theme for children to engage with. Collins First English Words aims to make learning English fun.
  • AXXJC Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • AXXJD Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Trees are amazing, and this first picture book is the perfect introduction for kids keen to learn 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 incredible trees of all kinds, including lots of the most popular and well-known varieties 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 an entire pictorial forest of even more trees to explore!
  • ALPAZ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Unique convenient fan design ensures cards can never be lost. Its compact size means Brain Factor is highly portable. It can be played at any time indoors or out. Entertain children in the car, in queues or waiting rooms, at home or on the go. Milly the mouse guides young players through the quiz introducing them to a wide range of day to day activities. Picture based format and simple text means older children can play with their siblings or children can work through the cards on their own. All questions have been reviewed by a teacher panel to ensure they support the development of Early Years learning goals. Parents can have confidence that their children are having fun, learning through play and strengthening key skills that will set them up for a confident happy start at nursery and school.
  • BKJUC Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    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.
  • BGKGW Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • BBBRV Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    My First Japanese Kanji Book is an inventive and unique introduction to kanji for children.Written by the mother-daughter team of Eriko and Anna Sato, this lovely book introduces 109 kanji characters to children with poems and illustrations. It includes all the Japanese Government specified first grade level kanji characters and a sprinkling of simple second to sixth grade characters.The kanji are introduced in the context of 36 colorful paintings and poems by 14-year-old Anna Sato, herself a kanji learner. Each of the poems is presented in both Japanese and English, and all kanji are accompanied by furigana (small hiragana letters), stroke-order diagrams, sample vocabulary and boxes for writing practice.A charming and educational volume, My First Japanese Kanji Book can be used as a self-study text, a supplementary material in Japanese language schools or a gift book for family or friends.
  • ALVRD 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £5.99
    Collins First Atlas is a fun, vibrant and clear starter atlas for 4-7 year olds which provides an introduction to basic geographical and atlas vocabulary. This first atlas introduces the younger pupil to photographs and mapping of a local area. From this beginning the atlas gradually maps through regional, national, continental and world regions with global views of the wider world. Carefully selected map labels highlight certain countries or features which can be easily identified to illustrate the concept of mapping as it becomes more complex. All maps are supported with short informative sentences which use a basic geographical vocabulary.