Reference Books for Children

  • CJQ2 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £13.99
    New edition of this family dictionary to boost spelling and improve vocabulary. With over 50,000 words (including school subject vocabulary), puzzles and artwork and photographs to support entries, child-friendly and relevant examples and help with pronunciation for tricky words - it is the perfect homework help.
  • CJP2 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £10.99
    Over 45,000 synonyms, with age-appropriate examples and opposites, make this an ideal thesaurus to help children aged 8+ with homework. It features Overused Word panels that suggest alternatives to words like 'nice' and 'good'; Word Webs - ideal for project work - providing related words - for example 'bird' includes types of birds, parts of a bird's body, sounds made by birds and the words for groups of birds along with some illustrations of birds; Writing Tips that offer advice and even more vocabulary for writing, e.g. about how birds move - do they circle, flutter or perch? - or how to describe their feathers. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, the Oxford Children's Thesaurus delivers support and help where it is needed.
  • CJO2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (1)
    • £10.99
    Over 30,000 words, with clear and accessible meanings and age-appropriate example sentences, make this an ideal dictionary for helping children aged 8+ with homework. Each letter opens with a fun word fact and there are colour illustrations throughout. For example, did you know that 'almost' is one of the longest words with all the letters in alphabetical order? Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, this new edition of the Oxford Children's Dictionary delivers support and help where it is needed. New to this edition is a supplement that gives top things to know about spelling, as well as about punctuation marks and how grammar can help make writing easy and effective.
  • CJR2 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £13.99
    This book will be available to buy from early July onwards. Click on `Notify me? to receive an email when it?s available to buy.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BPMZT 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £7.00
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    Read with Oxford: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Rhyming Games flashcards are a fun way for children to practise early reading and spelling skills. The flashcards are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
  • BPPAM 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.66
    • RRP £7.00
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    Read with Oxford Biff, Chip and Kipper Fun with Words flashcards are a fun way for children to practise essential high-frequency words at home. Created by reading experts, they complement how your child is starting to read at school. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
  • BQOAD 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £8.99
    These Read with Oxford Songbirds Alphabet Games are a fun and effective way for children to practise their letters and sounds at home, building their reading skills and phonics knowledge. Read with Oxford also offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.
  • AJRCY 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.74
    • RRP £8.99
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    Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help with spelling, and being to write their own rhymes! Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the Primary curriculum, and the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is a perfect way to get into rhyme.
  • AYVUF 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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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
  • TBM2 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Times Tables Made Easy from Carol Vorderman is a fun introduction to times tables for children aged 5 and over.

    Featuring plenty of clever tricks and memorable themes which are designed to help children remember and work out their times tables, there is even a wonder wheel that reveals the answer if the reader gets stuck on a particular problem!
  • SITW 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    See Inside How Things Work is an amazing lift-the-flap book packed with inventions, machines, gadgets and devices - and facts and information about how they work.

    Over 90 flaps reveal the inside workings of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines, microwaves and many other machines. The book also includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments that will give the reader even further information about the subject.
  • BDMMR
    • £8.66
    • RRP £13.00
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    Let's Learn Vietnamese Kit is an introductory Vietnamese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Vietnamese in a fun and easy way. The Vietnamese flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive way to learn Vietnamese. The set contains a total of 64 words organized into thematic categories, including: My Family Colors Animals Food and Drink My Body Clothes Environment All of the Vietnamese words are illustrated the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety. Also included in this kit is an audio CD which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs are also included on the free audio CD. Finally, the kit also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more! This set contains the following: 64 Flash Cards (4.25 x 2.7) that get children talking about family members, colors, animals and numbers Audio CD provides native pronunciation of the Vietnamese words, and sample sentences for practice plus Vietnamese to help with learning Color Wall Chart (24 x 18) keeps all the new vocabulary in sight Learning Guide for Parents and Teachers 32 pages tells you how to use the cards for most effective learning, and includes song lyrics, activities and games to play with your kids
  • AHJHG
    • £14.39
    • RRP £17.13
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    Choose the children's language course trusted by other moms and dads. The Parents' Choice award winning-language program will get your child speaking Spanish while having fun! Introduce your child, age 1-7, to a new language with this easy-to-follow, fun learning program. From taking a bath to going shopping, Play and Learn Spanish turns your everyday routines into enjoyable language-learning activities for you and your child! This unique course features: Fun songs, games, and activities Key word illustrations An audio CD that includes all the songs, games, and expressions in the course Engaging comic strips Sidebars with fun cultural information English translations for all activities Give your child the gift of a second language while enjoying your time together. Play and Learn Spanish gives you the resources to make that happen.
  • AZPEM
    • £10.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    Fully updated world map to include the latest political changes. Contains politically coloured mapping showing each country and their capital city, major roads, railways and cities and towns clearly. Also included are national flags, key statistics for every country and inset maps of the polar regions. This laminated (on front side only) map is printed on high quality paper and comes rolled in a plastic tube - ideal as a poster for any classroom, bedroom or office wall. AREA OF COVERAGE All of the world, centred on the Greenwich Meridian, and including maps of the North and South Pole regions. SCALE 1:22 000 000; 1 cm to 220 km; 1 inch to 347 miles SIZE 1015 x 1380 mm (40 x 54 inches) OTHER VERSIONS AVAILABLE Paper flat map in tube (ISBN 978-0-00-821158-5).
  • AYVIM 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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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 resilient hardback format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any bookshelf. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AHLCX
    • £27.09
    • RRP £28.99
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    Yes, learning Spanish can be fun for your child! Developed by language-learning expert Catherine Bruzzone, the Spanish for Children program is a fun and effective way for your child to learn the Spanish language and culture. This introduction gets your son or daughter speaking Spanish right from the very beginning and keeps him or her engaged with a wide range of activities and games that keep language-learning fun. A complete program, this package features: a full-color illustrated guidebook that features cartoons, characters, and fun facts; three audio CDs that guide your child through the course and teach language through a combination of Spanish-language songs, games, and activities; an activity book filled with interactive puzzles and games that reinforce new language skills; advice for you on helping your kid get the most out of the language-learning experience; and, free print and audio downloads. Topics covered include: Saying hello, Saying 'yes' and 'no', Saying where places are, Talking about family, Around the house, Saying what you like to do, Describing things, At the zoo, At a picnic, and Happy Birthday.
  • BCXIP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £8.09
    • RRP £9.99
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    This new edition has been fully revised and updated to offer up -to-date vocabulary and language support for student's learning Spanish at GCSE and beyond. All the current exam board vocabulary is included and curriculum words are flagged with a key symbol. Word Tips provide information on common grammatical errors and confusable words, while interesting cultural information is specially picked out in Culture boxes. To support students building their range of vocabulary and get them using it confidently, all words are also given in appropriate example sentences so that students can see how to use them correctly. Extra grammar support is given with full verb tables, including English translations of the different tenses, to help with translating to and from Spanish. In the centre of the dictionary, the illustrated thematic supplement includes questions, answers, comments and phrases and photocard activities to model those faced by students in their exams, It has a contemporary look and feel and covers topics such as technology, free-time activities, customs and festivals, social and global issues, travel and tourism, current and future study and employment.
  • BMWJU Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    Little ones will love encountering the amazing animals inside this board book, and with lots of flaps to lift, there's lots of fun to have. Animals are divided into categories such as "Big" (giraffe, blue whale), "Fast" (peregrine falcon, red fox), "In the Dark" (owl, red panda), and, of course, "In the House" (dog, cat, hamster). The playful text on the flaps gives readers simple clues that encourage discovery: Lift the flap that reads "I am super fast" and find a cheetah, while peeking under "My home is a fishbowl" reveals the cutest goldfish. The names of all the animals featured are included for easy reading and learning, and the tough board pages with rounded corners guarantee many hours of safe fun.
  • BCXIK 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £8.29
    • RRP £9.99
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    This new edition has been fully revised and updated to offer up -to-date vocabulary and language support for student's learning French at GCSE and beyond. All the current exam board vocabulary is included and curriculum words are flagged with a key symbol. Word Tips provide information on common grammatical errors and confusable words, while interesting cultural information is specially picked out in Culture boxes. To support students building their range of vocabulary and get them using it confidently, all words are also given in appropriate example sentences so that students can see how to use them correctly. Extra grammar support is given with full verb tables, including English translations of the different tenses, to help with translating to and from French. In the centre of the dictionary, the illustrated thematic supplement includes questions, answers, comments and phrases and photocard activities to model those faced by students in their exams. It has a contemporary look and feel and covers topics such as technology, free-time activities, customs and festivals, social and global issues, travel and tourism, current and future study and employment.
  • AHGDA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.39
    • RRP £7.00
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    Oxford First French Flashcards are an ideal tool to give young children a head start in learning French in an engaging and interactive way. 50 double-sided cards show an illustration, French word, and English translation. Words include key everyday nouns as well as opposites, numbers and shapes, and transport. Ideal for using across the creative curriculum in school. Instructions for games and activities help reinforce learning in an engaging way. Ideal to use in MFL teaching in the classroom, afterschool clubs, and at home for an early introduction to French, or preparing for a holiday abroad.
  • AYVUC 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60Save 20.00%
    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 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 handy pocket-sized 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