Children's Books

Reference Books for Children

  • SPCH 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    This book not only teaches children all the spelling rules but also will help them learn how to spell over 2,000 words.

    With an appealing visual style, it explains the useful spelling rules and patterns; focuses on the key word lists your children need to know; and will explain about some of the tricky words that trip all ages up.

    Providing plenty of practice and support, Spell Check is sure to make your children spelling superstars.
  • 30 Days has September Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781780554969
    TDHS 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This reference book collection will help children unlock the mysteries of maths, the English language and so much more.

    From Zero to Infinity showcases the wonder of numbers and explains everything from why zero is so useful to why maths, music and space are connected. It even reveals how to tell the time on other planets!

    Write Every Time is full of fascinating information about the English language and will help children conquer spelling slip-ups and punctuation pitfalls. It also reveals all children need to know about grammar and apostrophes.

    30 Days Has September is a general knowledge guide that covers everything from the confusing rules of language and mathematics to elements of science, history and geography. It features learning methods that will help children remember important information.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781912006762
    YWWL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £83.88
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    With colourful and witty illustrations throughout, the 12 books in this collection will help children understand what life would be like without toilets (ewww!); gravity (fun and floaty?); and the internet (gasp, horror!).

    There's also a book that shows what life would be like without books... horrible, we're sure you will agree. Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.
  • MIDA 7 years +
    Eric A. Kimmel
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This beautifully illustrated book introduces a whole host of gods and goddesses and men, women and monsters from Ancient Greek myths.

    Containing 12 stories from Greek mythology, it will help children learn all about Pandora and her dreaded box; Icarus and his wings of wax; and the greedy, gold-fingered King Midas.

    Each story has been retold in accessible style and this text is complemented by the breathtaking and vibrant artwork.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • CAAT 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Providing an interactive and fun way to explore the animal world, this animal atlas will become a much-loved addition to your child's non-fiction reading collection.

    The atlas comes with a personalised spotter's guide to fill in and keep, over 250 stickers and even six animal-themed postcards for children to send to their friends. It is also full of illustrations by the award-winning artist, Katrin Wiehle.

    Bright and bold, it will tell children aged 5 and over everything they could want to know about animals from all over the world.
  • i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
    ISPY 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.88
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    Children will love spotting things on their travels with these interactive, pocket-sized books. They encourage them to discover more about the world around them and are packed with photos, facts and fun.

    There are books full of things for children to spot while they're on a car journey; enjoying a day at the seaside; or even just playing in the garden. They'll love ticking off everything they see and scoring each item as they earn more and more points.

    These books are perfect to use as homework projects or just to keep children happily entertained on a long journey.

    These books have been hand-picked from Collins and Michelin's i-Spy range. The numbers on the spine of each book refers to this wider range.
  • Collins Easy Learning: Quick Quizzes - Ages 5-7 Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007961436
    CQQF 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Children aged 5 and over who need a little extra help when it comes to maths and English will find real value in this 10-book collection from the educational experts at Collins.

    Covering English topics including phonics, spelling, grammar and punctuation and early maths topics such as addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, the times tables and fractions, these books are full of fun and engaging quizzes that will help children learn tricky concepts without even realising.

    Presented very clearly with colourful illustrations throughout, there are 10 workbooks for children to work through and they even contain handy hints. The interactive nature of the quizzes in these books will help young children get to grips with what can be difficult subjects to understand.
  • Collins Easy Learning: Quick Quizzes Ages 7-9 Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007961542
    CQQS 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Covering English and maths, these workbooks are full of quizzes that will help children revise and understand more about these notoriously tricky subjects.

    Suitable for ages 7 and over, the 10 books focus on everything from fractions and decimals to telling the time. There are also books dedicated to addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, the times tables and mental maths.

    The English books cover spelling, grammar and punctuation. All the books are presented with a clear and simple layout and have appealing illustrations and helpful hints scattered throughout to further develop children's understanding.

    The interactive and extensive nature of these books make them an essential study aid.
  • My Spanish Language Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909767713
    MSLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £21.97
    • Save £16.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection will give children the opportunity to have a lot of fun putting their Spanish skills into practice.

    Suitable for children aged 5 and over, the books have an appealing design with beautifully illustrated scenes for children to study and creative, educational ways for them to put their new-found vocabulary skills to the test.
    Organised into key themes such as family, food and animals, the books will come in handy for language learners of any age.
  • HATL 5 years +
    Ben Handicott
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    The Hello Atlas encourages young readers to discover what life is like for children all around the world.

    Featuring over 130 countries, this book covers a host of well-known and remote cultures from every continent and provides an introduction to their native languages. It even contains a link to an app that will allow children to access authentic recordings of a native reader from every country featured in the book.

    There are fully illustrated word charts that feature the children in their home countries, doing ordinary things. This book is both a celebration of the invention of language and an introduction to remote communities.
  • ASTT 7 years +
    Steve Noon
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Take a 12,000-year walk through history with Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time.

    Beautiful and absorbing illustrations bring fourteen key periods in history to life in this wonderfully informative book. Children aged 7 and over will be fascinated as they watch the street change as buildings go up and come down; and they will also have the chance to learn about how people lived in years gone by.

    They can even search and locate the objects that have survived throughout the ages! A Street Through Time shows people at work, war and play and is sure to be returned to again and again as children (and adults!) spot new details every time.
  • SIB 5 years +
    Katie Daynes
    5 years +
    (7)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The perfect book for uncovering the amazing secrets of the human body, See Inside Your Body will allow children to discover the body's inner workings in a humorous, accurate and inventive way.

    This hardback contains flaps to lift, bright illustrations and diagrams that display the major organs of the body and are accompanied by a witty, clear and informative factual text.

    An exciting book that reveals how thousands of different body parts work together to keep us alive, and will be ideal for children as they begin to learn about the human body at school.
  • ASAC 8 years +
    Steve Martin
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Does your child have what it takes to become an astronaut and succeed on a mission to Mars? This book gives them the chance to test themselves and find out everything there is to know about space travel.

    Once enrolled at the academy, children will face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks that astronauts may have to complete in space. These activities - many of which are based around science and maths - include those that improve hand-eye coordination, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket and learning basic first aid.

    There's also a Space Goodies section including stickers, a poster, a board game, press-out figures and a model space shuttle.
  • MEB2 8 years +
    8 years +
    (5)
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    What's Happening to Me? (Boys) is a helpful and sensitive guide to growing up and gives straightforward information on the physical changes and emotional upheaval that your young son can expect as he heads towards puberty.

    Tricky topics are demystified and What's Happening to Me? is a reassuring and entertaining read for children aged from 8 and over.
  • OFDI 5 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    5 years +
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    A wonderfully accessible and colourful edition featuring stunning 3D artwork, the Oxford First Dictionary is the ideal introductory dictionary for early years school children aged 5 and above.

    Filled with 1000 simple and easy-to-read entries - and with a wealth of dynamic illustrations - the children's dictionary is the ideal aid for little ones as they learn to love the English language. Each page also boasts a full alphabet so children can grasp the concepts of spelling and dictionary standards before moving on to more grown-up dictionaries.

    Published by the experts at Oxford University Press, this highly engaging and entertaining dictionary will help lay the foundations for the many years of school learning they have just begun.
  • ORDD 7 years +
    Susan Rennie
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Fizzwinkle - an exotic sweet from China that is sold in the Grubber.
    Rumpledumpus - a very noisy fuss or protest.
    Catasterous - a very bad situation indeed.
    Combining commonly used words and those that the author invented to use in his phizz-whizzing stories, the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary is ideal for any human beans. Complemented by Quentin Blake's illustrations, the book has descriptions for what each word means and explains where they came from and how Dahl used them.

    Designed to encourage and inspire young readers and writers, the book also covers rhyming words, synonyms and provides alternatives for overused words.
  • Sticker Atlas Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909244856
    STKA 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Children can learn all about the countries, flags and animals of the world with this collection of three sticker books!

    Each book is packed with facts and contains 60 stickers to add extra interactivity to the fun learning.

    The Atlas of the World covers landmarks, cultures and locations; Animals of the World features tigers, giraffes and fish; and Flags of the World reveals the secrets behind each country's one!
  • SPBG 7 years +
    John Woodward
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Discover all about the biggest, fastest and deadliest creepy-crawlies on the planet with this huge and informative book from the experts at DK.

    From a tiny beetle that blasts its enemies with a super-hot chemical to a moth with a huge tongue, the book provides a fascinating insight into the microscopic world of insects.

    Sure to have you just as captivated as your children, the book has facts and stats for every creature and reveals all about how the bugs who crawl, clamber and buzz around us thrive and survive in a very dangerous world.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Complete Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279946
    ENKC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £112.70
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    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!
  • HSTO 7 years +
    Fatti Burke
    7 years +
    • £8.40
    • RRP £22.99
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    Enjoy a time-travelling journey through the history of Ireland with this exciting book.

    Covering the beautiful country, era by era, it's full of detailed illustrations and fabulous facts. From the earliest settlements right up to the present day, it covers everything from courageous Celts to rampaging Vikings and rebellious Republicans.

    It even shows children where the residents of Ireland lived in the past, what they are, what they wore and what school was like.
  • OICS 5 years +
    Oxford Reading Tree
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    A great Oxford Reading Tree book to help your child learn all about spelling as they embark on their first reading journey, Oxford I Can Spell orders everyday words by sounds.

    This process will help children use synthetic phonics to become proficient readers and spellers, and the book also features vibrant illustrations of familiar characters from the Biff, Chip & Kipper series to complement the lists of words.

    Easy to use, easy to understand and a joy to read aloud with your little one, this is a book that will support them and make learning about words and sounds enjoyable.
  • OGPS 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    A first reference book that will help children get to grips with grammar, punctuation and spelling.

    The book gives examples of all the grammar terms required by the curriculum - and provides meanings for them. It also describes which punctuation marks children should use and the rules and tips they should follow as they learn to spell for the first time.

    With colourful, friendly bird characters providing parents and teachers with questions and tips to clarify understanding, the book also has an accessible, alphabetical dictionary of all the curriculum words that children need to know.
  • BPTH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Every double-page spread in this huge picture thesaurus from Usborne is grouped by subject matter.

    Providing children aged 5 and over with more information about the likes of weather, food and the human body, it's an essential reference guide that will be turned to again and again.

    Rachael Saunders' beautiful artwork makes this handy reference book so accessible. It's a great way to inspire children to start practising different words from a very young age.