Reference Books for Children
ENKC 5 years +5 years +
This huge 30-book collection covers a wide range of subjects and topics that children will be studying at Key Stage 1 level.
- RRP £112.70
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- Just £1.00 per book
It includes workbooks, non-fiction books and even a visual dictionary. There are two workbooks each for Science, Maths and English, while there are also books to help with spelling, handwriting and even telling the time.
Topics including animals, the rainforest and history are also covered throughout this huge collection of learning books which are perfect for helping with homework. It has more or less everything children need to know for school!
MSLS 5 years +5 years +
This three-book collection will give children the opportunity to have a lot of fun putting their Spanish skills into practice.
- RRP £21.97
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- Just £1.66 per book
Suitable for children aged 5 and over, the books have an appealing design with beautifully illustrated scenes for children to study and creative, educational ways for them to put their new-found vocabulary skills to the test.
Organised into key themes such as family, food and animals, the books will come in handy for language learners of any age.
SONB 4 years +4 years +
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.
- RRP £128.82
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- Just 47.00p per book
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.
CBIB 5 years +5 years +
- RRP £12.99
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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.
PXAA 6 years +6 years +
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.
- RRP £154.90
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- Just 64.00p per book
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.
RWBZ 3 years +3 years +
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.
- RRP £163.67
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- Just 61.00p per book
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.
AGNZB 5 years +5 years +
The Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first scientific words. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 scientific words and concepts, from 'abdomen' to 'zoo'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams 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 science lessons including the equipment used in class.
- RRP £8.99
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HLLO 5 years +5 years +
Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.
- RRP £14.99
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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.
GRTA 5 years +5 years +
Young art lovers can learn all about the lives of the greats with this six-book collection.
- RRP £29.94
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- Just £1.00 per book
These picture books offer easy-to-follow biographies of Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. They explain where they grew up and the experiences that inspired them to create such admired works.
The artwork in each book is stunning and provides children with an accessible introduction to different art styles and these hugely influential artists.
VGGP 5 years +5 years +
This visual grammar guide gives children all the tools they need to build their confidence in language, reading, writing and comprehension.
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Fully supporting the National Curriculum, it uses colourful photographs and illustrations to teach grammar in a fun way. From how to use grammar and punctuation correctly to the correct ways of using prepositions, pronouns, commas and colons, it explains everything a budding writer needs.
It will help increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them enjoy and understand both.
WDWR 6 years +6 years +
This collection contains six first history books that will explain to children why we remember momentous events and people including The Great Fire of London and Charles Darwin.
- RRP £53.94
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- Just £1.33 per book
Aimed at readers aged 5 and over, each book covers a topic children will learn about and Key Stage 1 and relies on a rich variety of historical sources including diaries and paintings to bring the events to life. They're also accessibly written as they describe why these people and events remain so relevant.
Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
RWBN 5 years +5 years +
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.
- RRP £123.75
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- Just 72.00p per book
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.
AJRCY 5 years +5 years +
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.
- RRP £8.99
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ARKQF 5 years +5 years +
Starting with their own body and how it works, children soon become interested in other people, the Earth with all its animals and plants, and beyond to science, technology and the wonders of the universe. The books is comprised of seven sections covering the topics, My Body, People and Places, The Arts, The Earth, Animals and Plants, Science and Technology and The Universe. It is ideal for young readers who are curious about the world they live in.
- RRP £10.99
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ALJRO 5 years +5 years +
An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action.
- RRP £12.99
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Learn how the animals that spend their lives surrounded by some of the world's biggest forests hunt for food, raise their young or hide from predators such as giant spiders, poisonous frogs, hungry jaguars and much, much more!
Packed full of fantastic photos, this is a perfect first introduction to rainforest animals.
AKDIK 5 years +5 years +
An ideal first Spanish dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce Spanish vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way.
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Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 Spanish words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to Spanish.
Listed in English-to- Spanish alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of Spanish.
AJNHE 5 years +5 years +
Learn, explore and be amazed by creatures big and small in this amazing introduction to sea and ocean life. From giant whales to slithering sea snakes discover how creatures that spend their lives submerged by the vast seas and oceans around the world hunt for food, raise their young or survive in temperatures of nearly 350 degrees centigrade, and much much more! Packed with breath taking photography and fun facts, First Animal Encyclopedia: Seas and Oceans is a perfect first introduction to sea and ocean life around the world.
- RRP £8.99
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ADWEK 5 years +5 years +
- RRP £9.00
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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.
AFRQQ 5 years +5 years +
Step back in time to discover the wonders of the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, the Aztecs and Maya, the Incas, Ancient China and Ancient Japan. You can explore the ideas, discoveries and technology that have shaped the human race since the beginning of time. Expert text and special fact boxes provide fascinating historical context, with over 3000 amazing photographs, illustrations and maps. Experience the past with 120 step-by-step projects - fly your own Chinese dragon kite, build a model of an Egyptian pyramid, and prepare a Stone Age meal. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. Journey through 30,000 years of human history and explore the wonders of the ancient world. Readers can probe the mysteries of the pyramids of ancient Egypt for themselves. Pictures and words combine to show how one small city became the heart of the mighty Roman Empire. Find out how the Aztecs treated rattlesnake bites and tarantula stings, and learn the secrets of the Japanese martial arts. The comprehensive yet lively information is accessible on many levels - perfect for home study, school projects, or just for fun.
- RRP £9.99
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ALZGP 5 years +5 years +
A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the explosive Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Awful Egyptians covers all things horrible in ancient Egypt. With over 250 savage stickers, children can help to explore perilous pyramids, meet suffering slaves and saunter past scheming sphinxes. But be careful not to get lost for ever in the mummifying mazes!
- RRP £4.99
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TBM2 5 years +5 years +
Times Tables Made Easy from Carol Vorderman is a fun introduction to times tables for children aged 5 and over.
- RRP £12.99
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Featuring plenty of clever tricks and memorable themes which are designed to help children remember and work out their times tables, there is even a wonder wheel that reveals the answer if the reader gets stuck on a particular problem!
ALIKB 6 years +6 years +
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.
- RRP £20.00
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AWJII 5 years +5 years +
A stunning atlas with 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over. Young explorers can discover the countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps of our amazing planet and learn where different animals and people live. There are fascinating facts about each country, plus flags and capital cities and an index of place names.
- RRP £14.99
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AKDIJ 5 years +5 years +
An ideal first French dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce French vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way. Collins Very First French Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 French words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to French. Listed in English-to-French alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First French Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of French. Audio files for each headword and phrase can be found at www.collins.co.uk/homeworkhelp
- RRP £6.99
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