Reference Books for Children

  • Children's Atlas Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781912188130
    ATLS 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Learn about the countries, animals and flags of the world with this informative and accessible three-book collection.

    As well as helping children learn how to read a map, these books are packed with facts and photographs to make their pages even more appealing.

    They all have clear and colourful maps and the world atlas introduces different cultures, regions and customs; the animals book lets children know where creatures originate from; and the flags book will help them recognise different identities.

    Format: paperback
  • Close Up Continents Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445166810
    CLSU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    Explore the continents of the world with this amazing collection of geography books. They encourage readers to explore key countries, topographical features and cities in an engaging and entertaining way.

    Each book also highlights significant human, geographical, sporting and economic information.

    Format: paperback
  • Tower of Knowledge Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9780241377161
    TOWR 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £63.84
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    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
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
    ENKL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £112.70
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    • Just 67p per book
    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
  • You Wouldn't Want to live Without Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781912537730
    YWTL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £139.80
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    • Just 90p per book
    With colourful and witty illustrations, the 20 books in this collection help children understand what life would be like without antibiotics (sickly!), gravity (fun and floaty?), and money (hard!).

    Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted including dentists, extreme weather and buzzy bees.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.

    Format: paperback
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 3 years +
    3 years +
    (73)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £128.82
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    • Just 50p per book
    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books - Collection - 9780192739841
    PXAA 6 years +
    6 years +
    (62)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £154.90
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    • Just 64p per book
    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
  • Pigs Might Fly Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912502585 - Kirsty Holmes
    PMFP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Your children will believe pigs can fly when they read through this oink-some collection of books about high-flying vehicles. These pigs don't tell any porkies when it comes to air travel!

    Piggles and his intrepid team will introduce children to all things aviation and help you navigate the skies - whether an aeroplane, hot air balloon, airship, glider, helicopter or space shuttle is your preferred mode of transport.

    This fun and fact-filled series supports the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects your children will be learning about at school.

    Format: paperback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    (49)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £163.67
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    • Just 61p per book
    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback
  • The Science Of... Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912904105
    TSCO 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £12.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.30 per book
    This fact-packed collection is all about engineering and Earth science subjects! From rocks and minerals to bridges and tunnels and medical technology, these books answer questions about important topics.

    From the technology of ships to the causes and effects of natural disasters, they all tie in with the STEM curriculum and are perfect for opening readers' eyes to the wonders of science. One book focuses on the history of warfare and the science behind the weapons and vehicles used in conflict.

    From the team behind our bestselling You Wouldn't Want to Be and You Wouldn't Want Live Without collections, each book combines informative, bite-sized text with quirky illustrations as a diverse set of characters present the information in an appealing and concise way.

    The accessible diagrams, side panels and speech bubbles provide multiple entry points for reluctant readers and encourage a love of reading and learning.
    Format: paperback
  • Starters Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781912904099 - Nick Pierce
    STTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £55.92
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Each book in this colourful collection is filled with simple text and striking illustrations that help introduce history and the natural world to young readers. They cover curriculum topics and reveal what people and animals have done over the various historical periods.

    From exotic animals in the rainforest to knights preparing for battle, these books are sure to inspire a passion for learning as children are enthralled by the informative yet fun layout of each spread. They have 'Can you find...?' sections which will encourage children to absorb the information on the pages while learning about the important concepts.

    Throughout the books there are introductory paragraphs with additional text and highlighted images around the border to encourage readers to spot specific objects within the main image. There is also a timeline, glossary and index for key terms so children can consolidate what they have learnt.

    Format: paperback
  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912006977
    SPVG 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    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.
  • The Animal Box Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241329856
    ANLB 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Covering living things ranging from invertebrates, fungi and plants to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, this 10-book collection from DK will delight young nature lovers.

    These books are bursting with full-colour photographs of their subjects and easy-to-follow explanations about what each one is and their traits. There are even double-page photographs that highlight the species in their natural habitats.

    Related species are shown in proportion across the page that show children their varying sizes.
    Format: hardback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (35)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £123.75
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    • Just 72p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
  • Learn to Write Wipe-Clean Book Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782097013
    LTWP 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Learn to Write is a collection of 10 wipe-clean books that provide a bright, bold and colourful introduction to learning for children aged 5 and over.

    Full of wonderful illustrations and photographs, the books have plenty of space for little ones to trace, draw and practise what they have learnt and develop their pen control for the school years that lie ahead.

    Encouraging early counting skills, awareness of the alphabet and recognition of shapes, colours, bugs, trains and more, the activities on every page include simple instructions to help make learning fun!