Reference Books for Children

  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    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
  • AQQWL 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    This new edition of Collins Gem Thesaurus is part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries and thesauruses. This new edition is fully up-to-date, with the newest words to enter the English language, with thousands of synonyms and antonyms. With thousands of alternative words, subject lists and a useful supplement, this colour edition of the Collins Gem English Thesaurus is ideal for everyday use in home, school and office. The handy little thesaurus gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains a wide selection of alternative words and opposites, with the most useful words highlighted for ease of reference. The clear colour layout also makes the content easily accessible. Includes a brand new supplement which tackles questions of style and etiquette thrown up by both traditional and modern forms of communication. From letters to social media updates, it offers guidance and examples. 128,000 synonyms and antonyms
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    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!
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £19.89
    • RRP £20.00
    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
  • AKDIJ 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.19
    • RRP £6.99
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    An ideal first French dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce French vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way. Collins Very First French Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 French words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to French. Listed in English-to-French alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First French Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of French. Audio files for each headword and phrase can be found at www.collins.co.uk/homeworkhelp
  • AHTVR
    • £11.69
    • RRP £13.99
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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).
  • AJVKR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary is an up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical and fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of French of all ages, but especially for those aiming for GCSE exam success. The bestselling Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary is designed for all learners of French, whether you are learning for your GCSE exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday. The entries cover everyday French and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. It is also fully endorsed by the exam board, Edexcel. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common grammatical 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, the Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary gives a solid foundation for French language learning. * Get it right: thousands of examples of real French show you exactly how translations are used. * Get there fast: clear colour layout takes you quickly to the words you want, with key GCSE vocabulary flagged for rapid identification. * Have confidence: a fun, practical supplement focuses on key exam vocabulary and helps you to use written and spoken French correctly. Log onto www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access a wealth of free downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning French range are:Collins Easy Learning French Grammar, Collins Easy Learning French Verbs, Collins Easy Learning French Words and Collins Easy Learning French Conversation.
  • AJWGQ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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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.
  • ARGND 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    The all-in-one guide to using English, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need and a unique full grammar of English to answer all those tricky questions. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Grammar has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. With an invaluable Grammar of English written by the Editor of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage you will find all the answers to those lingering doubts on the English language. 200,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • AMRPR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £7.99
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    All the words you need, every day: the perfect dictionary reference for daily use, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. This edition contains an invaluable supplement on the most common mistakes and controversial issues in English.
  • AMROH 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.09
    • RRP £7.99
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    All the words you need, every day: the perfect word reference for daily use. With practical usage notes, and a fantastic supplement, this is the ideal thesaurus to take your language use and knowledge further. Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, the Collins English Thesaurus has all the words and alternatives the user might need, as well as a huge choice of opposites. This thesaurus is based on the Collins Corpus, a 4.5-billion-word database of today's English. The clear, accessible layout makes the thesaurus easy to use and ensures users can find the language they need when they need it. This edition also includes a 16-page crosswords supplement.
  • ANAZI 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Colourful Illustrated Map of the World This highly illustrated pictorial map is designed to take children on a journey of discovery around the countries of the world. The mapping is clear, colourful and highly informative and shows countries and capital cities. Stunning illustrations are used to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings and sports to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world.
  • ALVRD 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £5.99
    Collins First Atlas is a fun, vibrant and clear starter atlas for 4-7 year olds which provides an introduction to basic geographical and atlas vocabulary. This first atlas introduces the younger pupil to photographs and mapping of a local area. From this beginning the atlas gradually maps through regional, national, continental and world regions with global views of the wider world. Carefully selected map labels highlight certain countries or features which can be easily identified to illustrate the concept of mapping as it becomes more complex. All maps are supported with short informative sentences which use a basic geographical vocabulary.
  • AMRJG 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £10.99
    For children aged 8 and over, this dictionary contains full sentence definitions, examples and parts of speech, as well as synonyms, spelling and grammar tips, word histories and colourful illustrations and photographs. The Word Wizard helps with grammar, writing and spelling, while the Earth and Space supplement explores our world and beyond. o Highlighted headwords, guidewords and an A-Z on every page make it easy to find the right word o Words are clearly defined and used in examples to increase understanding of the word o Collins Word Wizard includes themed pages, games and help with spelling, grammar and writing to improve language skills o For ages 8+ o Paperback edition
  • ATPFP 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    A portable, up-to-the-minute Spanish dictionary. This latest mini edition comes with all the new and current words in Spanish and English plus handy links to Spanish verb tables. Its small, compact size makes it the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. Features include: * All the latest words in Spanish and English * Links to verb tables * Ideal companion to GCSE Spanish * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a handy menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes * Durable, flexibound cover makes it ideal for travel or for the schoolbag All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, plus an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, ser, de, notes about life in Spanish-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. The Phrasefinder section has been developed to give travellers on business, school and leisure trips all the essential phrases they need. The menu-reader section is a quick guide to the most common words and phrases you will find in Spanish bars and restaurants, ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • ATPFQ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    A portable, up-to-the-minute Italian dictionary. This latest mini edition comes with all the new words in Italian and English plus handy links to Italian verb tables, making it the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. Features include: * All the latest words in Italian and English * Links to verb tables * Ideal companion to GCSE Italian * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a handy menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, plus an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words, notes about life in Italy and warnings on commonly confused words. The Phrasefinder section has been developed to give travellers on business, school and leisure trips all the essential phrases they need. The menu-reader section is a quick guide to the most common words and phrases you will find in Italian bars and restaurants, ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • ATPFR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    A portable, up-to-the-minute German dictionary. This latest mini edition comes with all the new, current words in German and English plus handy links to German verb tables, making it the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. Features include: * All the latest words in German and English * Links to verb tables * Ideal companion to GCSE German * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a handy menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes * Durable, flexibound cover makes it ideal for travel or for the schoolbag * Durable, flexibound cover makes it ideal for travel or for the schoolbag All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, plus an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words, notes about life in German-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. The Phrasefinder section has been developed to give travellers on business, school and leisure trips all the essential phrases they need. The menu-reader section is a quick guide to the most common words and phrases you will find in German bars and restaurants, ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
  • ATPFS
    • £4.99
    A portable, up-to-the-minute French dictionary. This latest mini edition comes with all the new a latest words in French and English plus handy links to French verb tables, making it the perfect choice for travellers, students and business people. Features include: * All the latest words in French and English * Links to verb tables for easy learning * Ideal for school and a great companion to GCSE French * User-friendly Phrasefinder supplement for travellers, including a handy menu-reader section * Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes All the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, plus an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words, notes about life in French-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. The Phrasefinder section has been developed to give travellers on business, school and leisure trips all the essential phrases they need. The menu-reader section is a quick guide to the most common words and phrases you will find in French bars and restaurants, ensuring you always get what you expect from a meal out. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations