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.
  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
    (2)
    • £10.99
    With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, the book 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, in exams, and at home. This divides 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, 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 helpful notes at key words to aid correct spellings. 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 resource for pupils to correct their own spellings and improve their spelling techniques and grammar. The accessible format will also provide an invaluable quick guide for spelling, punctuation marks, and grammar rules for teachers and parents as well.
  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    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
  • AQQWL 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    This new edition of Collins Gem Thesaurus is part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries and thesauruses. This new edition is fully up-to-date, with the newest words to enter the English language, with thousands of synonyms and antonyms. With thousands of alternative words, subject lists and a useful supplement, this colour edition of the Collins Gem English Thesaurus is ideal for everyday use in home, school and office. The handy little thesaurus gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains a wide selection of alternative words and opposites, with the most useful words highlighted for ease of reference. The clear colour layout also makes the content easily accessible. Includes a brand new supplement which tackles questions of style and etiquette thrown up by both traditional and modern forms of communication. From letters to social media updates, it offers guidance and examples. 128,000 synonyms and antonyms
  • ASQOU 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.49
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    The perfect portable dictionary for all students aged 11-14. This dictionary has been updated to include around 20,000 entries, and includes all the words you need to know for school and exams, still contained in the best-selling Gem format. This handy dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any school student aged 11+. Furthermore, this new edition includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words Get it right Clear definitions and core vocabulary for key subjects Get there fast Clear, colour layout for easy accessibility Get more Contains more entries than any other school dictionary of this size
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    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 +
    • £19.89
    • 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.
  • AKBOB 11 years +
    11 years +
    (3)
    • £14.39
    • RRP £17.99
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    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSEs. It is split into three sections, each covering the key aspects of the curriculum for Physics, Biology and Chemistry, and including important charts, tables and lists. It is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • AEGQX 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £12.69
    • RRP £15.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student Atlas includes stunning satellite images, country data, and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key exam specification themes and issues such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate and climate change, economic activity, development, and globalisation. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, Europe, and the world. It is the ideal atlas for students to use on exam courses. The Oxford Student Atlas is accompanied by an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas suitable for both individual study and whole-class display.
  • AEGQW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford School Atlas includes country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key curriculum themes such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, economic activity, and development. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, and case studies of Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Japan, China, California, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and Antarctica. The Oxford School Atlas is accompanied by an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas suitable for both individual study and whole-class display.
  • AUURY 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £10.69
    • RRP £12.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary is fully revised, with new curriculum vocabulary and up-to-date meanings. This is a comprehensive dictionary for students aged 14+ who need clear and straightforward definitions for vocabulary that they encounter at school and when preparing for exams. It includes subject specific language as well as everyday words and phrases. The new supplement gives spelling, punctuation and grammar tips for exam success, how to interpret exam command words and tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.
  • AJVKR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary is an up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical and fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of French of all ages, but especially for those aiming for GCSE exam success. The bestselling Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary is designed for all learners of French, whether you are learning for your GCSE exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday. The entries cover everyday French and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. It is also fully endorsed by the exam board, Edexcel. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common grammatical 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, the Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary gives a solid foundation for French language learning. * Get it right: thousands of examples of real French show you exactly how translations are used. * Get there fast: clear colour layout takes you quickly to the words you want, with key GCSE vocabulary flagged for rapid identification. * Have confidence: a fun, practical supplement focuses on key exam vocabulary and helps you to use written and spoken French correctly. Log onto www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access a wealth of free downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning French range are:Collins Easy Learning French Grammar, Collins Easy Learning French Verbs, Collins Easy Learning French Words and Collins Easy Learning French Conversation.
  • AEKWW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSEs. It is split into 4 main sections covering all aspects of the national curriculum, from algebra to APRs, volume to vectors and trigonometry to transformation. It is brightly and clearly illustrated. It includes a glossary of mathematical terms and symbols. It comes with internet-links to help learners find out more about maths.
  • AUURX 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    With new synonyms and real-life examples, the Oxford Student's Thesaurus is the ideal companion to the new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary. With panels on overused words and extra topic vocabulary, it is packed with writing support for exam-taking students. Includes a new supplement to give students confidence with language when writing longer essay questions as well as how to make answers succinct and clear. Also includes tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.
  • AGOBX 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    The Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology that students in secondary school need for GCSE and beyond. The dictionary contains over 1000 mathematical concepts in alphabetical order, with related words listed under each headword. There are feature panels on key topics such as fractions, geometry, logic, probability, units of measurement, and trigonometry, all fully supported by 2-colour diagrams and illustrations. Clear, accessible definitions and cross referencing give full clarity to complex mathematical entries. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Student's Science Dictionary. Free downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AGOCD 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    The Oxford Student's Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key scientific terminology that students in secondary school need for GCSE and beyond. The dictionary contains over 1000 scientific words and phrases in alphabetical order, with related words listed under each headword. There are feature panels on key topics such as electricity, classification, metals, and the periodic table, all fully supported by 2-colour diagrams and illustrations. Clear, accessible definitions and cross referencing give full clarity to complex scientific entries. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary. Free downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • ARGND 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    The all-in-one guide to using English, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need and a unique full grammar of English to answer all those tricky questions. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Grammar has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. With an invaluable Grammar of English written by the Editor of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage you will find all the answers to those lingering doubts on the English language. 200,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • APPBV 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    This new edition of Collins Easy Learning Polish Dictionary is up to date and easy to use - the ideal dictionary for learners of English and Polish. Collins Easy Learning Polish Dictionary is designed for anyone who is starting to learn Polish or English. The dictionary covers everyday language in both Polish and English, so you can be sure of having access to all the vocabulary you need. Have confidence: all translations underlined and thousands of examples show you how to use the translation in context, plus hundreds of helpful language notes. Get it right: supplement giving practical guidance on communicating in natural Polish and English. Get there fast: clear colour layout ensuring that you can find what you want quickly and easily. Other titles available in the Polish range are the Collins Compact Polish Dictionary and the Collins Polish Gem - giving learners all the help they need in language learning. Words are tools for life. And a Collins dictionary makes them work for you.
  • AEBUL 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £7.99
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    Collins Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary offers learners extensive and up-to-date coverage of Vietnamese and English in a portable format, with a handy supplement of essential grammar points for each language. This Vietnamese dictionary is designed for all levels of language learner, whether at home, at school, or at work. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. * Collins Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Vietnamese and English that you will need to know. * An easy-to-use and reliable dictionary. * A two-way dictionary: Vietnamese-English and English-Vietnamese. * A grammar supplement covers the essential grammar points for both languages. * The clear user-friendly layout ensures that you can quickly find the information you need.
  • AMRPR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £7.99
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    All the words you need, every day: the perfect dictionary reference for daily use, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. This edition contains an invaluable supplement on the most common mistakes and controversial issues in English.
  • ABQJW 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £8.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Collins Gem English-Hindi/Hindi-English Dictionary gives up-to-date coverage of Hindi and English in a compact, portable format. This dictionary is designed for all levels of user working with Hindi and English, whether at home, at school, or at work. It is the ideal dictionary for anyone who needs translation help in a handy, portable format. o Collins Gem English-Hindi/Hindi English Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Hindi and English that you will need to know. o An easy-to-use and reliable dictionary. o A two-way dictionary: Hindi-English and English-Hindi. o Over 30,000 references and translations
  • AMROH 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.09
    • RRP £7.99
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    All the words you need, every day: the perfect word reference for daily use. With practical usage notes, and a fantastic supplement, this is the ideal thesaurus to take your language use and knowledge further. Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, the Collins English Thesaurus has all the words and alternatives the user might need, as well as a huge choice of opposites. This thesaurus is based on the Collins Corpus, a 4.5-billion-word database of today's English. The clear, accessible layout makes the thesaurus easy to use and ensures users can find the language they need when they need it. This edition also includes a 16-page crosswords supplement.
  • AUURW 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £9.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student's Dictionary is fully revised, with new curriculum vocabulary and up-to-date meanings. This is a comprehensive dictionary for students aged 14+ who need clear and straightforward definitions for vocabulary that they encounter at school and when preparing for exams. It includes subject specific language as well as everyday words and phrases. The new supplement gives spelling, punctuation and grammar tips for exam success, how to interpret exam command words and tips on what you can do to make a difference when checking through the exam paper.
  • AIHJH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £6.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    This new edition of Collins Mini English Dictionary is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language.

    Collins Mini English Dictionary is the ideal portable companion for all. The 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 a brand new supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites.