Reference Books for Children

  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £5.99
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    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • CJR2 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    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.
  • CJT2 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £10.99
    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.
  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
    (2)
    • £10.99
    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.
  • Basher Revision Science Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780753439579
    BSHR 11 years +
    11 years +
    (3)
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Praised by parents and with a knack for communicating the most complex and difficult of subjects in a tangible, understandable and even lovable way, the Basher Science books provide would-be scientists with all the information they need to grasp key science topics.

    Covering everything from biology and chemistry to the Periodic Table and the human body, this six-book collection of highly original books features contemporary illustrations and stories that bring the subjects to life and teaches readers with chatty and entertaining text.

    Perfect for children aged 11 and above, these comprehensive books on science will prove to be invaluable when it's time to do homework.
  • OBP2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
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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...
  • HTPR 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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 +
    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.
  • Parallel History - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164304
    PRLL 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    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.
  • APWAU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.24
    • RRP £10.99
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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.
  • BMNAH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.99
    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 +
    • £7.99
    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.
  • AMBVJ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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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.
  • AYVUF 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.39
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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
  • AXJLO 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
  • AEUTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
  • AKIOA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    This is the series that packs a world of knowledge into your pocket. Get fast facts at your fingertips with this "DK Pocket Eyewitness: Dinosaur", packed with bite-sized chunks of information that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers. This title includes coverage that ranges from dinosaurs and birds, and reptiles to early mammals and more. Find out what they looked like, when and where they lived and what they ate. Plus, discover the top ten ways of dinosaur defence. With 160 pages of amazing encyclopedic stats and genius gem facts to provide extra wow. You'll find a world of prehistoric life in this pocket-sized guide.
  • ABQUX 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £6.39
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    What do you say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl?! Kids will love learning all about some really wicked words! In Horrible Histories: Wicked Words, Terry Deary runs riot through the history of the English language. Words have have never been so horrible! Complete with Philip Reeve's hilarious illustrations, this is a book that will appeal to reluctant readers and any child with an interest in history!

  • AEAWU 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.89
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    It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: What really happened in Dad's Army? How to make a rude noise with a gas mask? Why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty? Discover all the foul facts about the Blitzed Brits - all the gore and more!
  • AMXLY 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Terrifying Tudors covers all things horrible in Tudor Britain. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Tudor family's rotten reign. Shudder at the mad monarchs, dress up Rattus with the garish garments and keep fit with Tudor football. Be careful to keep on the right side of Henry VIII though, or you might end up on the chopping block!
  • ALZGP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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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!
  • ALZTG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.89
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Rotten Romans covers all things horrible in ruthless Rome. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Roman's extraordinary empire. Get boggled by their baths, terrified by their torture and cured by their dastardly doctors. Be careful to keep on the right side of the grumpy gladiators though, otherwise you could end up on a spear!
  • HKM2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (5)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Help Your Kids With Maths, by Carol Vorderman, is a simple, easy-to-follow maths encyclopedia that covers everything children need to know about maths, from long division to trigonometry.

    This guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach maths skills from basic numeracy up to more complicated problems, such as algebra and statistics.

    It's sure to come in helpful for children aged from 9+.