Reference Books for Children

  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
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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.
  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £2.49
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    The world's best-selling mini dictionary. This new edition, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. The ideal portable companion for all. This handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes an up-to-date supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites. 85,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • 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!
  • BMNAS 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £19.99
    • RRP £20.00
    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
  • BMJZO 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.99
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    Completely new and extended edition of the best-selling Collins Student Atlas. Created specifically for Key Stage 4 students, and a vital tool for all students. The Collins Student Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14-16, but its well-researched and uncluttered design makes it suitable for all students. This fifth edition has been extensively revised, updated and extended. It features up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, mapping skills, country-by-country statistics and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on reference maps. Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables adhere strictly to the National Curriculum guidelines and cover topics such as Tourism, Telecommunications, Environmental and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully updated using the latest statistical information available. The inclusion of a selective list of web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic. High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues. Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics or IT projects. New features* Development indicators* Pollution hot spots in the Mediterranean Sea* Urban pollution in Italy* World Agriculture* World Urbanization* World Climate Change* Low and Middle Economic Developing Countries* Ecological footprint
  • AUDGL 11 years +
    11 years +
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    A practical revision book for Spanish Verbs offering a clear and easy-to-understand guide with hundreds of exercises to help you prepare for exams. Designed for all those learning Spanish at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text to reinforce Spanish verb tenses. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An alphabetical index lists over 2000 widely used verbs, and each one cross-refers the user to its basic model in the main verb tables. * Explains the essential points of Spanish verb tenses using simple language throughout. * Hundreds of exercises help you to practise all the major tenses. * Thousands of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly how each verb is used. * Clear layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • AYXHU 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Perfect for revising Italian Grammar offering a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Italian with hundreds of practical exercises. Designed for all those learning Italian at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points and hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. * Explains the essential points of Italian grammar using simple language throughout. * Hundreds of exercises help you to practise each grammar point. * Thousands of examples of real Italian illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. * Clear layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • AYXHV 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Perfect for revising German Grammar offering a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of German with hundreds of practical exercises. Designed for all those learning German at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points and hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. * Explains the essential points of German grammar using simple language throughout. * Hundreds of exercises help you to practise each grammar point. * Thousands of examples of real German illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. * Clear layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • AYXHS 11 years +
    11 years +
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    A practical revision book for French Verbs offering a clear and easy-to-understand guide with hundreds of exercises to help you prepare for exams. Designed for all those learning French at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text to reinforce French verb tenses. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An alphabetical index lists over 2000 widely used verbs, and each one cross-refers the user to its basic model in the main verb tables. * Explains the essential points of French verb tenses using simple language throughout. * Hundreds of exercises help you to practise all the major tenses. * Thousands of examples of real French illustrate clearly how each verb is used. * Clear layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • AYXHT 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Perfect for revising French Grammar offering a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of French with hundreds of practical exercises. Designed for all those learning French at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points and hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. * Explains the essential points of French grammar using simple language throughout. * Hundreds of exercises help you to practise each grammar point. * Thousands of examples of real French illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. * Clear layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • AYXHR 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.49
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    Perfect for revising Spanish Grammar offering a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Spanish with hundreds of practical exercises. Designed for all those learning Spanish at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points and hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. Provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. * Explains the essential points of Spanish grammar using simple language throughout. * Hundreds of exercises help you to practise each grammar point. * Thousands of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. * Clear layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • BMJPW 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.49
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    Completely new edition and rebranded edition of the best-selling Collins Longman Student Atlas. Perfectly created for Key Stage 4 students and a vital tool for all students. Collins Student Atlas is a completely new edition of the highly successful Collins Longman Student Atlas. It features 128 pages of up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, 8 pages of World country-by-country statistics and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on the reference maps.The Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14 to 16, however its well-researched uncluttered design makes it easy for all student use.This new edition features extended map coverage on each page and colour coding has been introduced in the titling and marginalia to create distinct, easy to use sections.Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables adhere strictly to the National curriculum and cover topics such as tourism, telecommunications, environmental and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully up-dated using the latest statistical information available. The inclusion of a list of relevant web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic.High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within the special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues.Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphics to support individual geographical, tourist, mathematical, economic or IT projects.
  • BTZRJ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: German First Teaching: September 2016; First Exams: June 2018 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 German Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. Includes a revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
  • BTZSK 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Exam Board: WJEC Level: GCSE Subject: Welsh Second Language First Teaching: September 2017; First Exams: June 2019 Revision that Sticks! Collins WJEC GCSE Welsh Second Language Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
  • BTZTE 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Spanish First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 Spanish Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
  • AHGYM 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.99
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    Collins Easy Learning Italian Vocabulary helps you build up your vocabulary skills and is the ideal companion to any of the ever-popular Easy Learning Italian range. Collins Easy Learning Italian Vocabulary is designed for learners of Italian of all ages, whether you are learning at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday. * Easy to use: Collins Easy Learning Italian Vocabulary gives you all the words and phrases you need in order to communicate effectively in natural Italian. * Easy to read: clear layout and 50 handy vocabulary sections ensure that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. * Easy to understand: example phrases show you how Italian is really used. * Easy to learn: within each topic, Italian vocabulary is split into essential, important and useful words, so you can decide which level of learning is right for you. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning Italian range are: Collins Easy Learning Italian Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation, Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar, Collins Easy Learning Italian Grammar and Practice and Collins Easy Learning Italian Verbs.
  • AWYBM 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A modern German Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's German language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "German in Focus" supplement containing information about German language and culture to enhance your learning * A "German verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning German at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in German-speaking countries, and warnings on common errors and false friends. The "German in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use German in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into German life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • AWYBN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
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    A modern Italian Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's Italian language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "Italian in Focus" supplement containing information about Italian language and culture to enhance your learning * An "Italian verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning Italian at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in Italy, and warnings on common errors and false friends. The "Italian in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use Italian in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into Italian life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • BMNCP 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The perfect English reference tool for all students aged 11+. A combined dictionary and thesaurus, in a handy Pocket format, developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. This is an invaluable two-in-one reference book in a handy, portable format, perfect for the school bag. Clear, straightforward definitions reflect today's language, while the matching thesaurus entries provide a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. The "Get It Right" supplement addresses the main points in the 3 key curriculum areas of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. You can always rely on Collins to provide you with today's English as all our definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus - our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database.
  • AQXTU 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Two books in one with all the words you need at your fingertips. With matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you'll never be stuck for words again! With all the main entry words shown in colour, Collins Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus is easy on the eye and will help you find all the words, definitions and alternatives you need - and fast. Clear, straightforward definitions reflect today's language, while the matching thesaurus entries provide a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. And you can always rely on Collins to provide you with today's English as all our words, definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on our unrivalled language monitoring programme.
  • BTZRR 14 years +
    14 years +
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    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of German, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Designed for learners of German, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to Germany. Covering everyday German and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. German verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the German verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
  • BTZRS 14 years +
    14 years +
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    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of French, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board Edexcel. Designed for learners of French, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to France. Covering everyday French and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. French verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the French verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.