Children's Books

Reference Books for Children

  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.99
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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.
  • KE1253 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Children can learn lots of first words with the help of their favourite Disney characters in this picture dictionary. It features over 900 words and explains their meanings and definitions.

    Rapunzel, Aladdin and Woody all star and provide a lively introduction to new words for young children.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • CBIB 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
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    The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.



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  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • HSTO 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.40
    • RRP £22.99
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    Enjoy a time-travelling journey through the history of Ireland with this exciting book.

    Covering the beautiful country, era by era, it's full of detailed illustrations and fabulous facts. From the earliest settlements right up to the present day, it covers everything from courageous Celts to rampaging Vikings and rebellious Republicans.

    It even shows children where the residents of Ireland lived in the past, what they are, what they wore and what school was like.
  • 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!
  • AEGPQ 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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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
  • AEGCJ 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £8.79
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    A fresh new look for the Oxford Junior Dictionary which features thousands of words and phrases in alphabetical order, in a clear and accessible design. Each entry contains simple, easy-to-read numbered meanings, word classes, and age-appropriate example sentences. These are taken from well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. They show the words actually in use to reinforce meaning, and inspire children to use language more effectively, making them more independent in their reading and writing. Tinted panels provide extra language information on overused words, words belonging to the same family, and key language topics (such as connectives or apostrophes). This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Extra material carefully levelled for this age includes information on spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, key overused words (with alternatives) as well as word origins, prefixes and suffixes. Navigation is easy with the guidewords, and the full alphabet on every page with a dark blue tab on the letter of the page. For free additional word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • AEGCH 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £8.79
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    With its fresh new look, the Oxford Junior Thesaurus gives children starting KS2 the best writing support. It contains entries in alphabetical order, with thousands of imaginative synonyms with supporting example sentences. Many of them are age-appropriate citations from well-known children's authors, such as Dick King-Smith, Narinder Dhami, Jacqueline Wilson, and Roald Dahl. They show the words actually in use, and will inspire budding writers to use language more effectively and independently. Tinted panels provide more help for better writing with related words on various topics and alternatives for overused words. This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Extra material levelled to the curriculum for this age include tips for spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, character and setting vocabulary, special features such as Top 10 Tips for Writing Stories, and help with letter-writing including text messages. Navigation is made easy with the guide words, and the full alphabet on every page with a coloured tab on the letter of the page. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Junior Dictionary. For additional fun, free word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries,com/schools website.
  • HLLO 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • WHSD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
  • 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.
  • AG1044 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.00
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    From head to toe, this book takes the whole family on a journey through the natural wonder that is the human body.

    Comprehensive and fully illustrated, it explains all aspects of the anatomy with detailed and informative text and each of the body's individual systems and functions are described in colour-coded sections.

    Written by medical experts and consultants, the text in this book is clear and concise and there are also full-colour diagrams to pore over.
  • BMNAH 7 years +
    7 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.
  • APHEO Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £14.89
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    With interactive elements including pop-ups, flaps, booklets and pull-tabs, this book is an exciting introduction to people and cultures around the world. An exciting follow up to My Pop-Up City Atlas, My Pop-Up Atlas of People is full of facts to discover. From plush city high-rises to homes on the move, from daily routines to rites and rituals, this book is a treasure trove of information on where and how people live.
  • AMJMD 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £8.79
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    Over 45,000 synonyms, age-appropriate examples and opposites make this an ideal thesaurus for homework help for children aged 8+. Key features are picked out: Overused Words panels at words such as 'nice' and 'good' give appropriate alternatives; Word Webs provide related words for project work - such as at 'bird': types of birds, parts of a birds body, sounds made by birds and words for groups of birds; Writing Tips provide tips and even more vocabulary for writing. The new Creative Writing supplement shows how to create words using prefixes and suffixes, how to use idioms and similies and other was to make your writing effective and powerful. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, it reflects children's vocabulary and delivers support and help where it's needed.
  • ALJRO 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.74
    • RRP £12.99
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    An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action.

    Learn how the animals that spend their lives surrounded by some of the world's biggest forests hunt for food, raise their young or hide from predators such as giant spiders, poisonous frogs, hungry jaguars and much, much more!

    Packed full of fantastic photos, this is a perfect first introduction to rainforest animals.
  • AMKDU 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £8.79
    • RRP £10.99
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    Over 30,000 words,clear and accessible meanings and age-appropriate example sentences, make this an ideal dictionary for homework help for children aged 8+. Each letter opens with a fun word fact such as at A: 'almost' is the longest word with all the letters in alphabetical order, and it is illustrated throughout. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, it reflects children's vocabulary and delivers support and help where it's needed. The new supplement shows grammar and punctuation in action - making it easy to see how to write clearly and effective as well as targeting the top words children most often misspell.
  • ABZJF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £19.89
    • RRP £19.99
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    This is an exclusive close-up at Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. "Dinosaurs' a Childrens Encyclopedia" is a complete visual encyclopedia covering the entire range of prehistoric animal life for younger readers. It's jam-packed with over 100 dinosaurs and entries on all the best known prehistoric animals from giant dragonflies to the Velociraptor. This definitive guide includes exclusive, newly commissioned photos of the world's best and most complete dinosaur fossils, on location in North America and Europe. Dinosaurs's is not just a catalogue of facts and photos, but the book every budding fossil hunter and dinosaur enthusiast will want to own.
  • ALTXS
    • £8.89
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    This beautiful RSPB Encyclopedia will take you on an incredible journey through the world of birds, helping you find out about the amazing feathered creatures that share our planet. From tropical parrots and toucans to sea birds and eagles, find out all about birds with this informative first guide and reference book. Packed with brilliant photography, fun facts and top bird tips, learn, explore and be amazed by birds big and small.
  • AJNHE 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £8.89
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    Learn, explore and be amazed by creatures big and small in this amazing introduction to sea and ocean life. From giant whales to slithering sea snakes discover how creatures that spend their lives submerged by the vast seas and oceans around the world hunt for food, raise their young or survive in temperatures of nearly 350 degrees centigrade, and much much more! Packed with breath taking photography and fun facts, First Animal Encyclopedia: Seas and Oceans is a perfect first introduction to sea and ocean life around the world.
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £19.89
    • RRP £20.00
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    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.