Reference Books for Children

  • Children's Atlas Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781912188130
    ATLS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    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
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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
  • Infographics Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171330
    INFG 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Covering evolution, endangered animals and the human body among other topics children will be learning about at school, this collection presents awe-inspiring scientific facts in an informative and visually engaging style.

    The infographics books are image-led titles that combine accessible and factual text with modern graphics so that children can learn about different scientific areas in bite-sized chunks.

    The appealing visual style is sure to be a handy study aid as children get to grips with more complex scientific issues.
    Format: paperback
  • WSSD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
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    Learn all about why dinosaurs were so extraordinary with this eight-book collection. Each book is packed with bright and colourful prehistoric facts.

    Combining picture book-style illustrations with accessible facts and a reference format, these books are perfect for children who are interested in natural history.

    Focusing on creatures including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Megalosaurus and Ankylosaurus, each book has the same layout so children can compare the different dinosaurs' speed, teeth and scariness.

    Format: paperback
  • UGP2 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
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    The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas is packed with information about the planet Earth, revealing everything from its physical characteristics to a detailed look at the people and governments of every continent.

    Fully up to date, there are some sumptuous photographs to pore over, as well as clear explanatory diagrams and comprehensive maps.
  • CJT2 10 years +
    10 years +
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    A one-stop dictionary & thesaurus for upper primary students. The Oxford School Dictionary & Thesaurus combines a comprehensive dictionary at the top of the page with a companion thesaurus at the bottom, for the upper primary student moving into secondary school. 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, arranged by the meaning that is closest to that of the headword, instead of alphabetically, to enable users to select the most accurate alternative. Having the dictionary and thesaurus entry on the same page makes it a very easy-to-use one-volume reference tool. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Plus, for downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • CJR2 8 years +
    8 years +
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    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)
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    With a clear, colour layout to make it easy to navigate, this handy dictionary 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, exams and at home. This is divided 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 words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group to help target and rectify these common mistakes.

    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 techniques and grammar.
  • AEGPR 10 years +
    10 years +
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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
  • CBIB 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
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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.



    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • Pigs Might Fly Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912502585 - Kirsty Holmes
    PMFP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    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
  • HLLO 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.99
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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.
  • ABLLL
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    This is a world encyclopedia of amphibians, reptiles and mammals with over 500 detailed illustrations. This is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of over 350 amphibians, reptiles and mammals from the world. It includes the venomous western diamondback rattlesnake of the southern United States; the tree-dwelling flying lizard of South-east Asia, the extraordinary egg-laying platypus of Australia. This is a natural history guide that focuses on how animals have adapted in terms of anatomy, senses and survival skills, and describes the varied habitats in which animals live. This is a fabulous, accessible natural history reference for both families and schools. The first section of this incredible illustrated reference book focuses on the diversity of life in the animal kingdom, looking at the habitats in which animals live and how they survive. It also includes a guide to a mphibian, reptilian and mammalian anatomy and senses. The rest of the book is divided into three chapters, each focusing on a different area of the world: the Americas; Europe and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Each animal is accompanied by a colour illustration and a specification panel giving information about distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and more. With over 900 magnificent colour illustrations and photographs, and packed with fascinating facts, this book is a must-have family reference for anyone interested in wild animals, where they live and how they survive.
  • ADWEK 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Help youngsters have fun looking up words with this bright and simple Jolly Dictionary. Using familiar characters from the Jolly Phonics reading scheme, the Jolly Dictionary allows children to find their way around a dictionary, look up the spellings of words, such as days of the week or numbers, and learn more about phonics too! The Jolly Dictionary has helpful guidance for using the dictionary and understanding phonic spellings.

  • AEGPP 11 years +
    11 years +
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    The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled look and feel. Now students can and will find the words they want fast! It has extensive vocabulary including all cross-curriculum words, so it is ideal for preparing for Controlled Assessments. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. Added extras in this dictionary are the language panels for project work, synonyms for overused words to develop wide-ranging language skills, and citations. Real example sentences from the best children's books and teenage fiction show students how to use language most effectively. There are inspiring examples from authors such as David Almond, Philip Pullman, William Golding, Anthony Horowitz, Beverley Naidoo, and many more from the curriculum reading lists. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AEGFJ 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.24
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    A fresh new look for the Oxford Very First Dictionary which introduces children aged 4+ to the features of a dictionary in an appealing way. The dictionary has over 300 familiar words, each with a simple definition and an illustration which reinforces the definition. Each page is clearly laid out so it is easy to pick out the main features - the alphabet down the side of the page, the letter of the page you are on in red. A lovely extra for this age level is the illustrated opening letter - A shows a juicy apple, B shows some buzzing bees. There is also a fully illustrated section at the end with vocabulary on topics related to first learning, e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, days and months, as well as a list of common words and a simple introduction to grammar with a list of verbs or 'doing words'. This is a great introduction to the world of dictionaries. For free downloadable fun word games, puzzles, and activities, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • AFLMN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
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    This provides clear and simple explanations of everything children and parents need to know to understand maths at Key Stage 1.

    Lively illustrations together with hundreds of useful examples will inspire children to grasp the basics, setting them on course for a lifetime of maths confidence and success.

    There are links to carefully selected websites with online maths puzzles, games and resources designed to reinforce the key points.
  • AGNZA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class.
  • AHBBI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.79
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    With a clear, colour layout and quirky bird character to make it fun to use, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to improve literacy skills for the test at the end of primary school. This divides into three sections - Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. The second part is an easy-to-use 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 notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for the new KS2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test coming in May 2013. Online spelling lists, punctuation, and grammar activities will be provided for easy practice at home or as part of lesson starters or as homework.
  • AHHSF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology children use in the primary classroom. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with a clear and straightforward definition, has a fun and informative colour illustration or diagram to help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other useful words in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. There is also a full index at the end. Additional information is given in a fully illustrated section on mathematical apparatus, symbols, calculations, and much more. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • AJRCY 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.
  • 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.
  • BQOAD 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.60
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    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.
  • AAYZV 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a thrilling introduction to prehistoric times. It has fabulous illustrations and clear, simple text. It is an ideal reference book for school projects. It features a glossary, index and facts and records. It presents internet-links to amazing websites. What was the biggest dinosaur? When was the ice age? Why did the dinosaurs die out? Find out in this lavish and lively book. Simple text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs of dinosaur models and links to exciting recommended websites introduce young readers to the wonder of the prehistoric world.