Reference Books for Children

  • CJU2 11 years +
    11 years +
    (2)
    • £10.99
    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.
  • BMNAH 11 years +
    11 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.
  • AAEEW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great value-for-money product. It is the ultimate one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume. The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested with users to speed up browsing and look-up. The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over 90,000 words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford's language research programmes. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 synonyms and antonyms. This handy dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an affordable and portable, all-in-one reference work.
  • AKBOB 11 years +
    11 years +
    (3)
    • £14.39
    • RRP £17.99
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    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSEs. It is split into three sections, each covering the key aspects of the curriculum for Physics, Biology and Chemistry, and including important charts, tables and lists. It is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • AEGQX 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £12.69
    • RRP £15.99
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    This new edition of the Oxford Student Atlas includes stunning satellite images, country data, and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key exam specification themes and issues such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate and climate change, economic activity, development, and globalisation. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, Europe, and the world. It is the ideal atlas for students to use on exam courses. The Oxford Student Atlas is accompanied by an e-Atlas CD-ROM providing an interactive version of the atlas suitable for both individual study and whole-class display.
  • AMYEZ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    Britain's best-selling secondary school atlas, now in its 98th Edition, Philip's Modern School Atlas is an essential reference work for secondary education (14-18 year olds), suitable for Key Stage 4, GCSE, A-Level and international schools. The contents are divided into sections for ease of use, with each page colour-coded for rapid reference. A 12-page Remote Sensing section covers such topics as satellite imagery and GIS (with an explanation of false-colour usage), incorporating a selection of images used in studies of exploration, land reclamation, erosion, geology, pollution and urban regeneration, with explanatory text. The next section covers the United Kingdom and Ireland in 31 pages. With physically coloured maps, this is the most accurate mapping of the UK and Ireland available at the chosen scales - accompanying the physical maps are thematic maps on numerous key social and economic themes. The middle section is made up of 74 pages of World topographical maps, incorporating continental thematic maps on topics such as climate, population and economics, followed by 30 pages of World thematic maps. Completing the atlas is a section of World social and economic statistics, accompanied by the index to the topographical maps in the atlas, showing letter-figure grid references as well as latitude and longitude co-ordinates. Available in both hardback and paperback formats, Philip's Modern School Atlas 98th Edition is an unbeatable combination of highly detailed physical mapping backed up by numerous tables and thematic maps.
  • AAEDM 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £13.39
    • RRP £14.99
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    The Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary is intended as a conveniently-sized and clear large print dictionary that is particularly suitable for people with sight problems, both adults and children. It has been developed in close collaboration with the RNIB, who approved all aspects of the design and layout so that it meets the needs of users. This edition of the dictionary has been updated with the latest vocabulary, such as broadband, and bird flu. A new supplementary section has quick-reference word game material for enthusiastic puzzle-solvers. The dictionary also contains Usage Notes to help you deal with potentially sensitive and offensive terms. The Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary is practical and especially clear, making it the perfect choice for those who prefer the convenience of a large print dictionary.
  • APOOJ 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £9.09
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSE's. Split into 6 colour coded sections covering all aspects of the curriculum, such as radioactivity, heat, sound and electricity, as well as a general information section which includes essential charts and tables, it is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • AMQYX 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £5.99
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    The perfect reference for all students aged 11-14. A combined dictionary and thesaurus, in the best-selling Gem format, with a new flexi binding, it has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. An invaluable two-in-one reference book in a handy, portable and durable format. Clear, straightforward definitions reflect today's language, while the matching thesaurus entries provide a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. The "Get It Right" supplement addresses the main points in the 3 key curriculum areas of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. You can always rely on Collins to provide you with today's English as all our definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus - our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database.
  • ANHVS 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.69
    • RRP £4.99
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    Ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. Especially designed for KS3 school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how French is really used. * The clear colour layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Je suis, tu es...French verbs made easy! Each verb on the French side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive 94-page verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in Spanish and German.
  • ANHVH 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.69
    • RRP £4.99
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    Ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. Especially designed for KS3 school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how Spanish is really used. * The clear colour layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Soy, eres, es...Spanish verbs made easy! Each verb on the Spanish side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and German.
  • ACPQN 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £16.89
    • RRP £16.99
    The Compact Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus is the ultimate one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume. The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested with users to speed up browsing and look-up. The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over 90,000 words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford's language research programmes. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 synonyms and antonyms. This dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an all-in-one reference work. The dictionary includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.
  • APOOI 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSE's. Split into 5 colour coded sections covering all aspects of the curriculum, such as ecology, zoology and human biology, as well as a general information section which includes essential charts and tables, it is brightly and clearly illustrated. It is internet-linked to further online educational resources through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • ANHVT 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    Ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. Especially designed for KS3 school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how German is really used. * The clear colour layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Ich bin, du bist...German verbs made easy! Each verb on the German side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and Spanish.
  • AMZGR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £4.99
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    Offers excellent coverage of today's language and usage. Clear presentation and colour layout allow maximum accessibility in a handy, take-anywhere format. Designed to give learners of Irish all the information they need in a handy, take-anywhere format. It includes all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, as well as the features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, faoi, mar, and useful examples. There is a grammar supplement to help you to develop your knowledge of Irish and your confidence in the language and verb tables show all verb forms for the most common regular and irregular Irish verbs. In addition, there is a brand-new Phrasefinder supplement with all the most useful phrases at your fingertips. * All the latest words in both languages * Information on initial mutation * An in-depth Irish grammar supplement * A brand-new supplement with all the most useful phrases * Special treatment of key vocabulary items Also available in the Collins Irish dictionary range are Collins Irish School Dictionary, Collins Pocket Irish Dictionary and Collins Easy Learning Irish Dictionary.
  • APMYR 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £9.99
    An introductory atlas for secondary schools, perfectly designed to support and motivate Key Stage 3 students in geographical and mapping skills.