Reference Books for Children

  • GKGE 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Clever kids can test their knowledge on over 60 topics with this brain-busting quiz book!

    Featuring general knowledge questions (that will help them with their school work) and 'Test Yourself' panels, the questions vary between three difficulty levels (Starter, Challenger and Genius) and there are plenty of pictures to pore over and facts to devour.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    3 years +
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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.
  • AFDW 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if Mount Everest really is the world's tallest mountain and if camels actually store water in their humps...
  • AFEL 9 years +
    9 years +
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    The Actually Factually books contain a collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions and answer a number of questions everyone wants to know the answer to - e.g. Why are yawns contagious and do elephants ever forget?

    Focusing on the myths that have wrongly been considered truths, this book reveals if there really is life on other planets...
  • EDGF
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    Every home needs a dictionary and this Collins edition comes in a keepsake slipcase. A trusted reference source, this dictionary is full of thousands of correct spelling and definitions.
  • ITBT 9 years +
    9 years +
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    All the electricity powering the internet weighs the same as an apricot; the world's biggest truck could carry 90 elephants; and the average person walks up to a distance of more than 64,000 miles in their lifetime.
    DK's It Can't Be True 2 is full of facts that are strange but true - and many of them are backed up by awe-inspiring visual comparisons.

    Mind-boggling from start to finish, this fascinating non-fiction book reveals how all of the world's continents can fit into the pacific ocean; the world's trees could fill North and South America; and a hippo's mouth can open wide enough to swallow a car whole.

    Ideal for those who prefer non-fiction, this is a book that will delight adults just as much as children with its jaw-dropping visuals and incredible facts.
  • STRJ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Read all about the science, history and mythology of the night sky with Usborne's Stargazer's Journal.

    Suitable for stargazers of all ages, the journal is packed full of awe-inspiring illustrations, mind-bending facts and ample space for children to write down their own notes and drawings.

    It also contains handy links to websites that will help identify all the key constellations.
  • KE1252 4 years +
    4 years +
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    Young Disney fans will love joining all their favourites in this hardback picture encyclopedia. Featuring the likes of Mickey, Belle and Lightning McQueen, it's a book children will dip into time and time again.

    Inspired by the popular films, this book helps children discover how dinosaurs lived before they became extinct, explore the wonders of space and dive down to meet Nemo, Dory and friends.

    There's so much to look at and learn about with Disney's My First Picture Encyclopedia!
  • HAYF 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Emotions can be a difficult subject of conversation to start up with young children and many people don't know where to start. Molly Potter's How are You Feeling Today? can help...

    Providing children aged 6 and over with straightforward, entertaining and (most importantly) appropriate ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions, this book lets children choose a feeling that they can relate to and the provides strategies for dealing with it.

    Containing helpful notes for parents and covering both positive and negative emotions, How are You Feeling Today? is a delightful books that parent and child can explore together.
  • SUSO 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Celebrating the actions and achievements of 25 of the world's greatest figures, Stand Up, Stand Out! is the follow-up to the phenomenally successful What Would She Do?

    Focusing on rebel heroes who overcame seemingly impossible circumstances and stood up for what they believed in and also those who spoke out against injustices, this book is packed with informative profiles and incredible artwork of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and J.K. Rowling.

    As well as world leaders and contemporary favourites, this book focuses on unsung heroes including Irena Sendler (who rescued 2,500 children in World War II) and Juliane Koepcke (who survived an airplane crash in a rainforest aged just 17).

    Each profile is also accompanied by a 'What Can You Do?' section which asks the reader to think about their actions if they encountered similar obstacles to these inspiring figures.
  • OYBK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Sir Chris Hoy will help children embrace life on two wheels with this essential guide to making the most of a bike!

    From choosing the right type of bicycle (BMX or mountain bike?) to getting the right kit, Chris offers so much expert advice. he also gives tips on cycling in all weathers and important safety and maintenance tips.

    Step-by-step guides with illustrations will show you change a tyre and check your bike for wear.
  • ASTT 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Take a 12,000-year walk through history with Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time.

    Beautiful and absorbing illustrations bring fourteen key periods in history to life in this wonderfully informative book. Children aged 7 and over will be fascinated as they watch the street change as buildings go up and come down; and they will also have the chance to learn about how people lived in years gone by.

    They can even search and locate the objects that have survived throughout the ages! A Street Through Time shows people at work, war and play and is sure to be returned to again and again as children (and adults!) spot new details every time.
  • WHSD 9 years +
    9 years +
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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.
  • AEGEF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Oxford Mini School Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ideal one-volume quick reference tool for the school bag. It is the only one of its kind for students ten years plus, ideal for primary school leavers about to start secondary school. Each page has the dictionary entries at the top with the companion thesaurus entries at the bottom making it easy to find the right words quickly. The dictionary contains clear simple definitions, up-to-date example sentences, and support on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The thesaurus provides thousands of up-to-date synonyms, alternative words and a special supplement on tricky words, confusable words, and overused words. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. The clear and accessible design, headwords in colour, the alphabet down the side of every page, and the matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page make navigation easy. Plus, for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • BPMZT 3 years +
    3 years +
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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 +
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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.
  • ASQOV 11 years +
    11 years +
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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!
  • BQKBA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This book will take children back to the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth!

    It's packed with facts, anecdotes and colour photographs that reveal all kinds of facts about dinosaurs and how they lived
  • BMNAS 11 years +
    11 years +
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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.
  • AMXLY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Terrifying Tudors covers all things horrible in Tudor Britain. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Tudor family's rotten reign. Shudder at the mad monarchs, dress up Rattus with the garish garments and keep fit with Tudor football. Be careful to keep on the right side of Henry VIII though, or you might end up on the chopping block!
  • ALZGP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the explosive Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Awful Egyptians covers all things horrible in ancient Egypt. With over 250 savage stickers, children can help to explore perilous pyramids, meet suffering slaves and saunter past scheming sphinxes. But be careful not to get lost for ever in the mummifying mazes!
  • ALZTG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Rotten Romans covers all things horrible in ruthless Rome. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Roman's extraordinary empire. Get boggled by their baths, terrified by their torture and cured by their dastardly doctors. Be careful to keep on the right side of the grumpy gladiators though, otherwise you could end up on a spear!
  • AEQQV 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Collins Easy Learning French Vocabulary helps you develop your vocabulary skills and is the perfect companion to any of the ever-popular Easy Learning French range. Collins Easy Learning French Vocabulary is designed for learners of French 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 French Vocabulary gives you all the words and phrases you need in order to communicate effectively in natural French. * Easy to read: clear layout and handy vocabulary sections ensure that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. * Easy to understand: example phrases show you how French is really used. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning French range are: Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Conversation, Collins Easy Learning French Grammar, Collins Easy Learning French Verbs, Collins Easy Learning French Grammar and Practice and Collins Easy Learning French Verbs and Practice.
  • AHGYM 11 years +
    11 years +
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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.