Reference Books for Children

  • GKGE 9 years +
    9 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    Clever kids can test their knowledge on over 60 topics with this brain-busting quiz book!

    Featuring general knowledge questions (that will help them with their school work) and 'Test Yourself' panels, the questions vary between three difficulty levels (Starter, Challenger and Genius) and there are plenty of pictures to pore over and facts to devour.
  • LAMH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    • £2.99
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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.
  • CJT2 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £5.49
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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.
  • CJR2 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £6.99
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    An easy-to-use family thesaurus to boost wordpower and spark creative writing with new vocabulary-building activities, over 40,000 synonyms and examples to help you pick the best words. Packed with high-quality photos, word webs on key topics to help with project work, overused word panels and writing tips - it is the perfect homework help.
  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
    (2)
    • £5.49
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    With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, this handy dictionary is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to help students spell, punctuate, and write correctly in school, exams and at home. This is divided into three sections: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

    The second part is an alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group to help target and rectify these common mistakes.

    It will be a valuable resource for preparation for students taking exams with increased focus on accurate spelling and grammar. It will be a user-friendly techniques and grammar.
  • AEGPR 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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
  • AEGPP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled look and feel. Now students can and will find the words they want fast! It has extensive vocabulary including all cross-curriculum words, so it is ideal for preparing for Controlled Assessments. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. Added extras in this dictionary are the language panels for project work, synonyms for overused words to develop wide-ranging language skills, and citations. Real example sentences from the best children's books and teenage fiction show students how to use language most effectively. There are inspiring examples from authors such as David Almond, Philip Pullman, William Golding, Anthony Horowitz, Beverley Naidoo, and many more from the curriculum reading lists. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AEGPN 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled look and feel. Now students can and will find the words they want fast! It has extensive vocabulary including all cross-curriculum words, so it is ideal for preparing for Controlled Assessments. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. Added extras in this dictionary are the language panels for project work, synonyms for overused words to develop wide-ranging language skills, and citations. Real example sentences from the best children's books and teenage fiction show students how to use language most effectively. There are inspiring examples from authors such as David Almond, Philip Pullman, William Golding, Anthony Horowitz, Beverley Naidoo, and many more from the curriculum reading lists. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AEGEF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
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    The Oxford Mini School Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ideal one-volume quick reference tool for the school bag. It is the only one of its kind for students ten years plus, ideal for primary school leavers about to start secondary school. Each page has the dictionary entries at the top with the companion thesaurus entries at the bottom making it easy to find the right words quickly. 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, alternative words and a special supplement on tricky words, confusable words, and overused words. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The clear and accessible design, headwords in colour, the alphabet down the side of every page, and the matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page make navigation easy. Plus, for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • AEUTE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This is a new edition of the popular and successful encyclopedia describing the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt. You can discover remarkable facts of one of the world's oldest civilisations from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, its rise to one of the world's greatest civilisations to its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. It is filled with stunning photographs and detailed illustrations. It includes a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of who's who and details of recent archaeological finds. It includes internet links that offer a fascinating selection of recommended web sites - with sound, animation or video clips which provide additional information for projects and homework.
  • AHBBI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.79
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    With a clear, colour layout and quirky bird character to make it fun to use, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to improve literacy skills for the test at the end of primary school. This divides into three sections - Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. The second part is an easy-to-use alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group, to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for the new KS2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test coming in May 2013. Online spelling lists, punctuation, and grammar activities will be provided for easy practice at home or as part of lesson starters or as homework.
  • AHWIA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events and many more fascinating facts associated with every region.
  • BLJQI 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.99
    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.
  • ALXYY 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £2.49
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    Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise spelling skills and explore the amazing world of animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's spelling skills. Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise spelling skills and explore the amazing world of animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's spelling 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 * A fun approach to learning with exciting additional content at www.wildaboutlearning.co.uk
  • ANPIM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise grammar and punctuation 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 English 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
  • APWAU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.24
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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.
  • ASQOV 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £3.49
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    A fantastic colour school thesaurus for ages 11+ in the best-selling Gem format to help you find the right word every time. Written specially to help with school work and homework, this new edition provides thousands of synonyms to increase vocabulary, with examples to show context for every synonym listed. This handy thesaurus includes all the newest words in the English language, plus a useful supplement to provide help with finding the right word. Unlike any other school thesaurus, with the Collins Gem School Thesaurus you can be sure you're using the right word every time. Every entry has a definition, and each alternative word is followed by its own example, helping you decide which word is the most appropriate to use. The perfect companion to the new Collins Gem School Dictionary, and an indispensable tool for any school student aged 11+. Using a thesaurus has never been easier!
  • BQKBA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    This book will take children back to the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth!

    It's packed with facts, anecdotes and colour photographs that reveal all kinds of facts about dinosaurs and how they lived
  • BMNAH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    The perfect language companion for all students aged 11+. With a clear and highly legible design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence at school and help with homework and revision. This new hardback edition has been developed with teachers to be the perfect school dictionary for in class and for homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes the school national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE as well as general vocabulary for students aged 11+. A special section on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems. This user-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.
  • BMNAS 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    The essential word finder for all students of English. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy to choose the most appropriate alternative for every context. Planned in consultation with teachers and supporting the requirements of the school National Curriculum, this thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The `more synonyms' feature and `types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid overuse of very common words. A special section focusses on writing skills and helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in all areas of written work.
  • AYVUF 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a handy, pocket-sized format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any rucksack. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AMBVJ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.39
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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.
  • AXJLO 10 years +
    10 years +
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    • £10.39
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    A major new edition of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum. A helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section is included to enhance language skills and bring the dictionary right up to date. What makes it the best? It is uniquely powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, so you can be confident that all entries are clearly written in child-friendly language that children actually understand. Each example is perfectly age-appropriate, making it easy and enjoyable for every child to use. New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers. As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a durable hardback format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AAEEW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great value-for-money product. It is the ultimate one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume. The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested with users to speed up browsing and look-up. The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over 90,000 words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford's language research programmes. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 synonyms and antonyms. This handy dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an affordable and portable, all-in-one reference work.