Reference Books for Children

  • Oxford First Thesaurus - Paperback - 9780192756848 - Andrew Delahunty
    OFTH 5 years +
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    Simply perfect for little ones in their early years of school, the Oxford First Thesaurus is a colourful and engaging collection of carefully levelled synonyms that makes expanding their vocabulary as easy as A, B, C.

    Featuring a full alphabet on each page that provides simple navigation through the hundreds of specially selected entries, the thesaurus also provides a full index of each entry at the back for quick reference.

    Ideal for children aged 5 and above, and a great accompaniment to the Oxford First Dictionary, with this thesaurus from the experts of Oxford University Press your children will be masters of the English language in no time at all.
  • KE1252 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!
  • 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.
  • CBIB 5 years +
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    The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.



    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books - Collection - 9780192739841
    PXAA 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
  • Pigs Might Fly Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912502585 - Kirsty Holmes
    PMFP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Your children will believe pigs can fly when they read through this oink-some collection of books about high-flying vehicles. These pigs don't tell any porkies when it comes to air travel!

    Piggles and his intrepid team will introduce children to all things aviation and help you navigate the skies - whether an aeroplane, hot air balloon, airship, glider, helicopter or space shuttle is your preferred mode of transport.

    This fun and fact-filled series supports the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects your children will be learning about at school.

    Format: paperback
  • HLLO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
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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
  • AAHIU 5 years +
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    Encourage your child to explore the world from the comfort of home with Usborne's clever Lift-the-Flap Picture Atlas!

    Colourful and appealing illustrations and lots of flaps give this picture atlas tons of appeal for youngsters. With a giant world map poster included, the Usborne Picture Atlas allows children to explore the world one flap at a time.

    This atlas features a page for each continent and helps young readers to discover the animals, buildings, foods and cultures that they would find there.
  • ADWEK 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Help youngsters have fun looking up words with this bright and simple Jolly Dictionary. Using familiar characters from the Jolly Phonics reading scheme, the Jolly Dictionary allows children to find their way around a dictionary, look up the spellings of words, such as days of the week or numbers, and learn more about phonics too! The Jolly Dictionary has helpful guidance for using the dictionary and understanding phonic spellings.

  • AEGFJ 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A fresh new look for the Oxford Very First Dictionary which introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way. The dictionary has over 300 familiar words, each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. Each page is clearly laid out so it is easy to pick out the main features - the alphabet down the side of the page, the letter of the page you are on in red. A lovely extra for this age level is the illustrated opening letter - A shows a juicy apple, B shows some buzzing bees. There is also a fully illustrated section at the end with vocabulary on topics related to first learning, e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, days and months, as well as a list of common words and a simple introduction to grammar with a list of verbs or 'doing words'. This is a great introduction to the world of dictionaries. For free downloadable fun word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • AFLMN 5 years +
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    This provides clear and simple explanations of everything children and parents need to know to understand maths at Key Stage 1.

    Lively illustrations together with hundreds of useful examples will inspire children to grasp the basics, setting them on course for a lifetime of maths confidence and success.

    There are links to carefully selected websites with online maths puzzles, games and resources designed to reinforce the key points.
  • AGNZA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class.
  • AJRCY 5 years +
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    Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help with spelling, and being to write their own rhymes! Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the Primary curriculum, and the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is a perfect way to get into rhyme.
  • AKCZW 5 years +
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    This engaging activity book builds English skills through rewarding and motivating activities designed to give children a real sense of achievement, boosting their confidence and developing good learning habits for life. The colourful pages make learning fun and helpful tips and answers are included so that parent can support their child. This book develops literacy skills. Its colourful, motivating activities make learning fun. Helpful tips and answers are included so that parent can support their child's learning.
  • BTZSP 5 years +
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    Level: KS1 Subject: English Children will have lots of fun practising their spelling using these word searches. Written to match the new primary curriculum, each word search ensures that your child covers the key word lists required at school. * Contains 25 puzzles covering the key words children are required to learn at school * A fun and motivating way for children to practise their spelling * Makes an ideal holiday purchase.
  • BPMZT 3 years +
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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.
  • BPPAM 5 years +
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    Read with Oxford Biff, Chip and Kipper Fun with Words flashcards are a fun way for children to practise essential high-frequency words at home. Created by reading experts, they complement how your child is starting to read at school. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
  • AAYZV 5 years +
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    This is a thrilling introduction to prehistoric times. It has fabulous illustrations and clear, simple text. It is an ideal reference book for school projects. It features a glossary, index and facts and records. It presents internet-links to amazing websites. What was the biggest dinosaur? When was the ice age? Why did the dinosaurs die out? Find out in this lavish and lively book. Simple text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs of dinosaur models and links to exciting recommended websites introduce young readers to the wonder of the prehistoric world.
  • ALIKB 6 years +
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    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
  • AOGPB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    When it comes to getting the best results, practice really does make perfect! Matched to the requirements of the National Curriculum, this KS1 English Revision Guide contains clear and accessible explanations of every topic with lots of practice opportunities throughout. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help improve performance in tests and assessments. Five spaced practice opportunities: 1. Quick tests to check understanding 2. Practice questions organised into three levels of increasing difficulty. 3. Review questions later in the book 4. Mixed practice questions at the end of the book 5. Free downloadable flash cards for use in the classroom and at home
  • ARKNW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    An engaging ABC activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this English book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful English practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this ABC practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school * colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home * helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning
  • ATPFI 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Children will go Wild About reading using this fun workbook! They'll love practising the key reading comprehension skills taught at Key Stage 1, while finding out about the amazing world of animals. Part of the Letts Wild About series, these titles offer an appealing learning approach for budding young explorers keen to discover their world. Matched to the KS1 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise reading comprehension skills, and explore amazing animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's reading comprehension skills. * Accessible activities that support learning at school * Quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Packed with Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
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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