Reference Books for Children

  • LAMH 9 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.
  • Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9780241377161
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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
  • 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.
  • CJP2 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.
  • CJO2 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.
  • CJT2 10 years +
    10 years +
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    A one-stop dictionary & thesaurus for upper primary students. The Oxford School Dictionary & Thesaurus combines a comprehensive dictionary at the top of the page with a companion thesaurus at the bottom, for the upper primary student moving into secondary school. The dictionary contains clear simple definitions, up-to-date example sentences, and support on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The thesaurus provides thousands of up-to-date synonyms, arranged by the meaning that is closest to that of the headword, instead of alphabetically, to enable users to select the most accurate alternative. Having the dictionary and thesaurus entry on the same page makes it a very easy-to-use one-volume reference tool. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary - Paperback - 9780007945986 - Collins Dictionaries
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    Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!

    Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.

    All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
  • 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
  • SUSO 9 years +
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    Celebrating the actions and achievements of 25 of the world's greatest figures, Stand Up, Stand Out! is the follow-up to the phenomenally successful What Would She Do?

    Focusing on rebel heroes who overcame seemingly impossible circumstances and stood up for what they believed in and also those who spoke out against injustices, this book is packed with informative profiles and incredible artwork of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and J.K. Rowling.

    As well as world leaders and contemporary favourites, this book focuses on unsung heroes including Irena Sendler (who rescued 2,500 children in World War II) and Juliane Koepcke (who survived an airplane crash in a rainforest aged just 17).

    Each profile is also accompanied by a 'What Can You Do?' section which asks the reader to think about their actions if they encountered similar obstacles to these inspiring figures.
  • OBN2 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...
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    With its five spellings a day for children aged between 7 and 9 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...
  • Explore History Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781526303110
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    Where did William Shakespeare live? How did the Tudar monarchs change the lives of ordinary people? And did Viking helmets really have horns?

    The ideal companion to your child's history lessons, this 10-book collection provides handy and accessible introductions to some of the most important and world-changing historical eras.

    From Ancient Egypt to the Stone Age and the Tudors to the Victorians, these books will teach children so much about our past. They're bursting with information, crafts, ideas and recipes that all help give an interactive edge to the learning.

    Full of facts, the books aim to make history relevant to everything a child learns about at school including geography, art, science, technology and numeracy.

    Format: paperback
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    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days - and is, of course, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.

    You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off... Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true
  • How to Play the Recorder - Hardback - 9780241196175 - DK
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
  • BLJQI 10 years +
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    This new edition has been revised to offer up -to-date vocabulary for students learning French at primary school and into their first years in secondary school in a format that is ideal for carrying in school bags. Students can build their French words and phrases the easy way both at home at school. The simple and clear translations are quick to find using the alphabet down the side of the page and the guide words at the top of the page. Grammar support is given in the full verb tables in the middle of the dictionary to support recognizing different verb inflections and tenses. A flavour of French culture is given in the special section on everyday life. Clear and easy to use, it is the ideal dictionary to grow vocabulary and build confidence creating and translating sentences in French.
  • BQYSE 9 years +
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    This edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary includes more varied vocabulary and a selection of fictional words for creatures of places from famous children's books e.g. Muggle.

    All the entries have clear and simple definitions with word classes and inflections given in full. Example sentences from big-name authors including Roald Dahl and Cressida Cowell will also help children learn the definitions.

    Words such as chortle, cacophony, amulet and vlog are all featured, along with others from a range of areas including animals (e.g. narwhal, sabre-toothed), history (e.g.longship, palaeontoglist), mythology (e.g. cyclops, selkie) and space and science fiction (e.g. spacewalk, teleport).

    'Try also' guides at the top of pages help to locate tricky-to-find words in the alphabet such as from 'f' to 'ph'; word origins are given in 'Did you know?' panels, and Spelling Alerts flag up tricky spellings.
  • Parallel History - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164304
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    This series of books gives children an insight into the events that were happening all around the world during different eras in history.

    All the way from the ancient world to the modern day, via Medieval times and the 19th century, these beautifully illustrated books are packed with facts and will inspire children to embark on a chronological journey.

    Perfect for dipping in and out of, the timelines in these books look at the major developments in civilisations all across the world that happened at the same time.
  • WHSD 9 years +
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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
  • DK Eyewitness History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241379028
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    The DK Eyewitness books support National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topics and cover a range of eras and topics that children will be learning about in their history lessons.

    From the ancient empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome through to William Shakespeare, the Tudors, Victorians and both World Wars, these visual guides will help children understand more about these key times from our history.

    Format: paperback
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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.
  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912006977
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    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
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    From the earliest cave paintings to the street art of today, this book charts the evolution of art.

    Featuring paints, sculptures and photography, it covers everything from the Mona Lisa to Michelangelo's David and the Terracotta Army.

    This is an essential introduction to the world of art for children. As well as painting, it also discusses photography including pinhole cameras, digital imagery and iconic photography.
  • APWAU 7 years +
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    Find out about all the different habitats animals live in, from polar bears in the freezing Arctic to orangutans in the steamy rainforests. Packed with delightful illustrations, brilliant facts and informative maps, learn, explore and be amazed by animals living all over the world.
  • AMBVJ 7 years +
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    Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.