Reference Books for Children

  • Infographics Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171330
    INFG 7 years +
    7 years +
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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
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Complete Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279946
    ENKC 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This huge 30-book collection covers a wide range of subjects and topics that children will be studying at Key Stage 1 level.

    It includes workbooks, non-fiction books and even a visual dictionary. There are two workbooks each for Science, Maths and English, while there are also books to help with spelling, handwriting and even telling the time.

    Topics including animals, the rainforest and history are also covered throughout this huge collection of learning books which are perfect for helping with homework. It has more or less everything children need to know for school!
  • The Great Artists Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9789352762026
    GRTA 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Young art lovers can learn all about the lives of the greats with this six-book collection.

    These picture books offer easy-to-follow biographies of Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. They explain where they grew up and the experiences that inspired them to create such admired works.

    The artwork in each book is stunning and provides children with an accessible introduction to different art styles and these hugely influential artists.
  • VGGP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This visual grammar guide gives children all the tools they need to build their confidence in language, reading, writing and comprehension.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, it uses colourful photographs and illustrations to teach grammar in a fun way. From how to use grammar and punctuation correctly to the correct ways of using prepositions, pronouns, commas and colons, it explains everything a budding writer needs.

    It will help increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them enjoy and understand both.
  • Why Do We Remember Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161549
    WDWR 6 years +
    6 years +
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    This collection contains six first history books that will explain to children why we remember momentous events and people including The Great Fire of London and Charles Darwin.

    Aimed at readers aged 5 and over, each book covers a topic children will learn about and Key Stage 1 and relies on a rich variety of historical sources including diaries and paintings to bring the events to life. They're also accessibly written as they describe why these people and events remain so relevant.

    Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

    Format: paperback
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
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    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
  • ARKQF 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Starting with their own body and how it works, children soon become interested in other people, the Earth with all its animals and plants, and beyond to science, technology and the wonders of the universe. The books is comprised of seven sections covering the topics, My Body, People and Places, The Arts, The Earth, Animals and Plants, Science and Technology and The Universe. It is ideal for young readers who are curious about the world they live in.
  • ALJRO 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.
  • ALTXS
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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 +
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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.
  • 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.

  • TBM2 5 years +
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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!
  • ALIKB 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
  • AAHIU 5 years +
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    Colourful and appealing illustrations and lots of flaps, give this picture atlas tons of appeal for youngsters. With a giant world map poster included, the Usborne Picture Atlas allows children to explore the world one flap at a time. This atlas features a page for each continent and helps young readers to discover the animals, buildings, foods and cultures that they would find there.

  • ALZQS 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a stimulating reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. It is arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. It features over 150 QR codes that allow readers to access carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. In addition, there are 750 internet links leading to a hand-picked selection of the best websites on a PC.
  • AJZXQ 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Unearth the fascinating processes that have shaped our planet. The First Geography Encyclopedia takes you on a fascinating journey around the world. How does our planet work? How do people use its resources? Find out inside this guide, the only encyclopedia for this age group that covers the subjects of human geography, physical geography and geology together in one volume. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special 'did you know' features that kids will love getting their teeth into, there's a lot to see and explore. Stunning photographs and illustrations will make it easier for you to understand how climate works, what different ecosystems are all about and how to use maps. Perfect for homework or just for fun, First Geography Encyclopedia (previous ISBN 9781405362078) is accessible and entertaining - a must-have book that feeds every young reader's curiosity. Go ahead and let your child discover geography!
  • 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.
  • AAYZW 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is an excellent reference for school projects. All major topics are explored. It includes free downloadable pictures. Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this lively book that introduces young readers to the wonders of science. It comes with simple text, amazing photographs and illustrations, fun science activities and exciting recommended Web sites.
  • ABOHB 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the past. Filled with historical information from the first people, farmers, cities and civilisations all the way to the World Wars and the modern day, this book answers such questions as 'What were the pyramids for?'; 'Who lived in the Forbidden City?'; and, 'When was the World Wide Web invented?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
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    This is the perfect book for children who are fascinated by the world we live in. From why the night is dark to what snow is and what can be found under the sea, it answers all their question.

    Presented with lively illustrations and easy-to-follow text, the book introduces young readers to all the basic concepts of geography.
  • AFLMN 5 years +
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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.
  • ABKEU 5 years +
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the human body. Filled with information on the brain, respiration, circulation and the senses, this book answers such questions as 'Where does your food go?' 'How many bones are there in your body?' and 'What are eyelashes for?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
  • AOXVT 5 years +
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    Bursting with animal facts for kids, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals everything kids want to know about the animal kingdom. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor to giant creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean, First Animal Encyclopedia reveals the mysteries of the animal world. Watch animals in action, investigate their habits and find out their habitats in this first animal encyclopedia. Kids will learn all about different animal groups, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fish through beautiful colour images, quirky "Did you know" fact boxes and engaging "curiosity quizzes" make learning engaging and exciting. DK's First Reference is a great for children who want to explore the world around them.
  • AEGFJ 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.