Reference Books for Children

  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
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    The world's best-selling mini dictionary. This new edition, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. The ideal portable companion for all. This handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes an up-to-date supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites. 85,000 words, meanings, and phrases
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    This title helps to find words up to 64 times faster than with a standard dictionary. "The ACE Spelling Dictionary" is now even better that it was! With this fully revised new edition, we have made a number of important changes. This includes updating and extending the vocabulary, giving more alternative spellings, more plural forms and more 'sound-alike' words with meanings. The middle section is a darker blue to make it easier to find the right page. It is clear that pupils with spelling difficulties often experience problems with the whole curriculum and lose confidence with writing. "The ACE Spelling Dictionary" breaks through these problems. Using the unique 2-page index spread, pupils need only think how a word sounds to find out how to spell it. By simply identifying the first vowel sound, the speller is sent instantly to the page where the problem word is found. The easy-to-use reference system will tempt them to use more interesting words in their writing, enabling them to produce work that they can be proud of. Both patterns and irregularities are highlighted in the dictionary so that pupils learn to spell incidentally. The dictionary includes a clear step-by-step guide to effective teaching with the dictionary, over 20,000 words, a comprehensive list of commonly misspelt words and further learning strategies for spelling. This title contains 328 pages (168 x 246mm).
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
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    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
  • BMJZO 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.99
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    Completely new and extended edition of the best-selling Collins Student Atlas. Created specifically for Key Stage 4 students, and a vital tool for all students. The Collins Student Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14-16, but its well-researched and uncluttered design makes it suitable for all students. This fifth edition has been extensively revised, updated and extended. It features up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, mapping skills, country-by-country statistics and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on reference maps. Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables adhere strictly to the National Curriculum guidelines and cover topics such as Tourism, Telecommunications, Environmental and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully updated using the latest statistical information available. The inclusion of a selective list of web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic. High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues. Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphs to support individual geography, tourism, mathematics, economics or IT projects. New features* Development indicators* Pollution hot spots in the Mediterranean Sea* Urban pollution in Italy* World Agriculture* World Urbanization* World Climate Change* Low and Middle Economic Developing Countries* Ecological footprint
  • BTZRJ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE Subject: German First Teaching: September 2016; First Exams: June 2018 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 German Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. Includes a revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
  • BTZSK 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Exam Board: WJEC Level: GCSE Subject: Welsh Second Language First Teaching: September 2017; First Exams: June 2019 Revision that Sticks! Collins WJEC GCSE Welsh Second Language Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
  • BTZTE 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Exam Board: AQA Level: GCSE 9-1 Subject: Spanish First Teaching: September 2016, First Exams: June 2018 Revision that Sticks! Collins AQA GCSE 9-1 Spanish Complete All-in-One Revision and Practice, uses a revision method that really works: repeated practice throughout. A revision guide, workbook and practice paper in one book! With clear and concise revision for every topic, plus seven practice opportunities, Collins offers the best revision at the best price. Includes: * quick tests as you go * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * audio download to practice listening * more topic-by-topic practice in the workbook * a complete exam-style paper * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide
  • BMJPW 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Completely new edition and rebranded edition of the best-selling Collins Longman Student Atlas. Perfectly created for Key Stage 4 students and a vital tool for all students. Collins Student Atlas is a completely new edition of the highly successful Collins Longman Student Atlas. It features 128 pages of up-to-date reference and thematic mapping, 8 pages of World country-by-country statistics and a fully comprehensive index to all names appearing on the reference maps.The Atlas has been specifically designed for students aged 14 to 16, however its well-researched uncluttered design makes it easy for all student use.This new edition features extended map coverage on each page and colour coding has been introduced in the titling and marginalia to create distinct, easy to use sections.Thematic maps and accompanying graphs and tables adhere strictly to the National curriculum and cover topics such as tourism, telecommunications, environmental and socio-economic topics. All maps have been fully up-dated using the latest statistical information available. The inclusion of a list of relevant web addresses on each thematic page ensures students are motivated to explore more deeply into a topic.High quality satellite imagery, which has been selectively used within the special topic or study areas, supports data on the maps and is used to illustrate key environmental issues.Extensive lists of statistics for demographic and socio-economic facts provide up-to-date data for students wishing to create their own graphics to support individual geographical, tourist, mathematical, economic or IT projects.
  • AQXTU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Two books in one with all the words you need at your fingertips. With matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you'll never be stuck for words again! With all the main entry words shown in colour, Collins Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus is easy on the eye and will help you find all the words, definitions and alternatives you need - and fast. Clear, straightforward definitions reflect today's language, while the matching thesaurus entries provide a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. And you can always rely on Collins to provide you with today's English as all our words, definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on our unrivalled language monitoring programme.
  • AWYBM 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A modern German Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's German language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "German in Focus" supplement containing information about German language and culture to enhance your learning * A "German verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning German at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in German-speaking countries, and warnings on common errors and false friends. The "German in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use German in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into German life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • AWYBN 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A modern Italian Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's Italian language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "Italian in Focus" supplement containing information about Italian language and culture to enhance your learning * An "Italian verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning Italian at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in Italy, and warnings on common errors and false friends. The "Italian in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use Italian in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into Italian life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • BTZRR 14 years +
    14 years +
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    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of German, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Designed for learners of German, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to Germany. Covering everyday German and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. German verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the German verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
  • BTZRS 14 years +
    14 years +
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    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of French, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board Edexcel. Designed for learners of French, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to France. Covering everyday French and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. French verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the French verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
  • BTZSD 14 years +
    14 years +
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    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of Spanish, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board Edexcel. Designed for learners of Spanish, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to Spain. Covering everyday Spanish and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. Spanish verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the Spanish verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
  • AQXTT 14 years +
    14 years +
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    The most up-to-date and information-packed dictionary of its size available. With spelling, grammar and pronunciation help, plus a practical writing guide, the Pocket Dictionary gives you all the everyday words you need - at your fingertips. Up-to-date language coverage along with practical guidance on effective English for everyday use. The text is compiled using the latest information on current English from Collins Corpus - our unique and constantly updated 4.5-billion-word database - ensuring the most up-to-date language coverage available. And, with all entry words and spelling forms highlighted in colour and clear, modern definitions, you can be sure to find all the information you need in the quickest time possible. 85,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • AWKFC 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A modern Spanish Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's Spanish language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "Spanish in Focus" supplement containing information about Spanish language and culture to enhance your learning * A "Spanish verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning Spanish at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in Spanish-speaking countries, and warnings on common errors and false friends. The "Spanish in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use Spanish in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into Spanish life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • AWYBG 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A modern French Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's French language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "French in Focus" supplement containing information about French language and culture to enhance your learning * A "French verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning French at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in French-speaking countries, and warnings on common errors and faux amis. The "French in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use French in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into Francophone life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • AJWGQ 7 years +
    7 years +
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    An ideal primary school dictionary of French for kids, developed to help improve French language skills at home and in the classroom. Specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged 7-11 learning French at primary school, this easy-to-use, colourful dictionary provides the perfect reference for the new curriculum with detailed coverage of core English and French vocabulary. Themed pages, fun illustrations and simple examples help children to remember words and translations. Core English and French vocabulary is given thorough coverage and key phrases are highlighted, offering all the support needed for children to study the new curriculum.
  • BOLJX 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A handy and affordable quick reference guide for everyday Russian. The clear layout allows for fast and easy access when you most need it. Ideal for use on the go, at home, in the office, classroom or on holiday. Over 42,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Russian who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Russian and English, with additional notes warning the user of those words which are easily confused. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want.
  • BOLJY 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Offers travellers and learners at home, school or in the office extensive and up-to-date coverage of Japanese and English in a portable format, with an essential grammar for each language. Designed for all those studying Japanese who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Japanese and English, with additional notes warning the user of those words which are easily confused. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want. points for both languages. All Japanese words, phrases and translations are shown with their romanized transcription - ideal for beginners.
  • BOLJW 14 years +
    14 years +
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    A handy and affordable quick reference guide for everyday Arabic. The clear layout allows for fast and easy access when you most need it. Ideal for use on the go, at home, in the office, classroom or on holiday. Designed for all those studying Arabic who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Arabic and English, with additional notes warning the user of those words which are easily confused. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want.
  • BTZSG 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Extensive and up-to-date coverage of Vietnamese and English in a portable format, with a handy supplement of essential grammar points for each language. 30,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Vietnamese and English, whether at school, for travel or for business. It is ideal for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a handy, compact format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Vietnamese and English. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want. points for both languages.
  • BTZSF 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Extensive and up-to-date coverage of Turkish and English in a portable format, with a handy supplement of essential grammar points for each language. 27,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Turkish and English, whether at school, for travel or for business. It is ideal for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a handy, compact format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Turkish and English. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want. points for both languages.
  • BTZSH 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Extensive and up-to-date coverage of Thai and English in a portable format, with a handy supplement of essential grammar points for each language. 23,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Thai and English, whether at school, for travel or for business. It is ideal for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a handy, compact format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Thai and English. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want. points for both languages. All Thai words, phrases and translations are shown with their romanized transcription - ideal for beginners.