Reference Books for Children

  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Complete Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279946
    ENKC 5 years +
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    This huge 30-book collection covers a wide range of subjects and topics that children will be studying at Key Stage 1 level.

    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!
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HLLO 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.
  • The Great Artists Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9789352762026
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    Young art lovers can learn all about the lives of the greats with this six-book collection.

    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.
  • Why Do We Remember Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161549
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    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.

    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.

    Format: paperback
  • LGAA 6 years +
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    This LEGO book provides the building blocks for learning all about the planet's most amazing animals.

    Featuring over 110 Minifigures and maps, it's bursting with facts that will thrill young nature lovers including the animal that can gobble up to 4,000 clams in one meal and a snail as big as a baseball!

    To make this amazing animal book even more appealing, it comes with 60 bricks to build exclusive mini-models of a panda, giraffe, penguin and kangaroo.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 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
  • 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.
  • ALJRO 5 years +
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    An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action.

    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.
  • ALZGP 5 years +
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    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!
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    Times Tables Made Easy from Carol Vorderman is a fun introduction to times tables for children aged 5 and over.

    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!
  • SITW 5 years +
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    See Inside How Things Work is an amazing lift-the-flap book packed with inventions, machines, gadgets and devices - and facts and information about how they work.

    Over 90 flaps reveal the inside workings of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines, microwaves and many other machines. The book also includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments that will give the reader even further information about the subject.
  • 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.
  • AWJII 5 years +
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    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.
  • AKDIJ 5 years +
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    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
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    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.

  • AJZXQ 5 years +
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    Unearth the fascinating processes that have shaped our planet. The First Geography Encyclopedia takes you on a fascinating journey around the world. How does our planet work? How do people use its resources? Find out inside this guide, the only encyclopedia for this age group that covers the subjects of human geography, physical geography and geology together in one volume. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special 'did you know' features that kids will love getting their teeth into, there's a lot to see and explore. Stunning photographs and illustrations will make it easier for you to understand how climate works, what different ecosystems are all about and how to use maps. Perfect for homework or just for fun, First Geography Encyclopedia (previous ISBN 9781405362078) is accessible and entertaining - a must-have book that feeds every young reader's curiosity. Go ahead and let your child discover geography!
  • ALHQA 3 years +
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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.
  • ALZQS 5 years +
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    This is a stimulating reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. It is arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. It features over 150 QR codes that allow readers to access carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. In addition, there are 750 internet links leading to a hand-picked selection of the best websites on a PC.
  • AGNZA 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.
  • AEGPM 5 years +
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    The all new Oxford First Thesaurus, with new contemporary 3D artwork and easy-to-use page design, is the best thesaurus for children in their early school years. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The colourful, simple layout gives entries in alphabetical order along with hundreds of carefully-levelled synonyms for each entry and engaging full colour illustrations. To make navigation as easy as ABC, we have included the full alphabet on every page with coloured tabs, the letter of the page is highlighted. There is a full index of all the words that are included in the book at the back. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford First Dictionary. Go online for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.