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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • AIYGP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    This new edition of Collins School Thesaurus is an essential reference tool for all students. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy for the user to choose the most appropriate alternative for the context. The thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The 'more synonyms' feature and 'types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid over-use of very common words. A special supplement about improving your writing skills helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in written work.
  • AKDIK 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.79
    • RRP £5.99
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    An ideal first Spanish dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce Spanish vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way.

    Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 Spanish words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to Spanish.

    Listed in English-to- Spanish alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of Spanish.
  • AMYWQ 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £6.99
    This new, fully revised edition is ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. * Especially designed for 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. Other titles in the Collins Spanish Dictionary range include Collins Gem Spanish Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary and Collins Gem Spanish School Dictionary.
  • AMYWS 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £6.99
    This new, fully revised edition is ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. * Especially designed for 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. Other titles in the Collins French Dictionary range include Collins Gem French School Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary and Collins Pocket French Dictionary.
  • AMYWR 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £6.99
    This new, fully revised edition is ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format. * Especially designed for 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. Other titles available in the Collins German dictionary range are the Collins German School Gem, Collins Easy Learning German, Collins German Dictionary & Grammar and Collins German Gem Dictionary.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • AMRIT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An ideal primary school dictionary of Spanish for kids, developed to help improve Spanish language skills at home and in the classroom. Specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged 7-11 learning Spanish at primary school or at home, this easy-to-use, colourful dictionary provides the perfect reference for the new curriculum with detailed coverage of core English and Spanish vocabulary. Themed pages, fun illustrations and simple examples help children to remember words and translations. Core English and Spanish vocabulary is given thorough coverage and key phrases are highlighted, offering all the support needed for children to study the new curriculum.
  • AMITM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £10.99
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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. Collins Student Atlas (Fifth edition), has been specifically designed for students aged 14-16 years, however its well-researched 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 hotspots in the Mediterranean Sea * Urban pollution in Italy * World Agriculture * World Urbanization * World Climate Change * Low and Middle Economic Developing Countries * Ecological footprint
  • 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.
  • AMROH 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.59
    • 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.
  • AMRPR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £7.89
    • RRP £7.99
    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.
  • AOKML 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £10.89
    • RRP £10.99
    Fully revised and brought up to date. The easiest way to learn Chinese for students of all ages with the clearest layout and entry structure. Each Chinese word and translation has a Pinyin transcription as well as Chinese characters. Designed for anyone who is starting to learn Chinese. The dictionary covers everyday language in both Chinese and English, so you can be sure of having access to all the vocabulary you need. * All English translations underlined, Pinyin transcription of Chinese characters, and thousands of examples show you how to use the translation in context. * Contains a supplement giving practical guidance on communicating in natural Chinese, and a guide to writing Chinese characters. * Hundreds of helpful language notes throughout the dictionary text. * Clear colour layout ensures that you can find what you want quickly and easily. * Free online study material available www.collins.co.uk Other titles available in the Chinese range are Collins Chinese Dictionary, Collins Pocket Chinese Dictionary and the Collins Gem Chinese Dictionary - giving learners all the help they need in language learning.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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