Children's Books

Reference Books for Children

  • DK Findout! Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241331255
    DKFD 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    From the experts at DK, these 10 books offer incredible facts about everything from dinosaurs to outer space.

    Brightly presented with plenty of images and photographs, these are perfect for dipping in and out of and the bite-sized facts are sure to delight your children. Other topics covered include the Stone Age (a key curriculum title), science, the solar system and animals.

    As well as the facts that will help children learn about the subjects and assist them in their school work, there are also fun ones that they will love to recall and tell to everyone they meet.
    Format: paperback
  • The World in Infographics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781526300034
    WINF 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £89.90
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    You may be wondering what infographics are... well, they're a brilliantly visual way to present bite-sized scientific facts in style. Using icons, pictograms and graphics, infographics make complex information accessible to all kinds of readers.

    In this 10-book collection, your children can learn all about the science behind the planet Earth, explore space and learn about the world's most impressive machines and vehicles. With facts presented in a way that mimics the media, these books are perfect children who are fascinated by facts.

    Other subjects children can explore throughout the collection include countries, technology, the human world, the natural world and sport.
    Format: paperback
  • Infographics Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781912171330
    INFG 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    Covering evolution, endangered animals and the human body among other topics children will be learning about at school, this collection presents awe-inspiring scientific facts in an informative and visually engaging style.

    The infographics books are image-led titles that combine accessible and factual text with modern graphics so that children can learn about different scientific areas in bite-sized chunks.

    The appealing visual style is sure to be a handy study aid as children get to grips with more complex scientific issues.
    Format: paperback
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
    ENKL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (2)
    • £29.99
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    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Complete Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279946
    ENKC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (4)
    • £29.99
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    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!
  • SPGD 11 years +
    11 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    The Oxford School Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar Dictionary is an invaluable guide to getting your spelling, punctuation and grammar right.

    Clear and easy to navigate, the dictionary is divided into two sections. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips and examples that will help students spell, punctuate and write correctly, while the second part provides an alphabetical word list of commonly misspelled and tricky words, with inflections but no meanings.

    This dictionary workbook is certain to be a valuable resource for any student preparing for and taking exams.
  • My Spanish Language Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909767713
    MSLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £21.97
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    • 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.
  • 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.
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.99
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    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • OVDA 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    Penguins, tigers, zebras... They're all featured in the Oxford Visual Dictionary of Animals.

    The stunning illustrations and over 1,500 animal words are included within the book so children aged 9+ can learn all about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, sea creatures, insects and mini beasts.

    Information about animal habitats and behaviour such as migration and hibernation, as well as life cycles and camouflage, are also included. The book even contains an Animal Detective Quiz at the back to test the animal-loving readers' knowledge.
  • CELG 9 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Whether you're learning German for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning German Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!

    Covering everyday German themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.

    All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking German!
  • CELS 9 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!

    Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.

    All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
  • KE1253 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Children can learn lots of first words with the help of their favourite Disney characters in this picture dictionary. It features over 900 words and explains their meanings and definitions.

    Rapunzel, Aladdin and Woody all star and provide a lively introduction to new words for young children.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • KESP 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £3.49
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    Boldly going where no book has gone before, Knowledge Encyclopedia: Space! reveals jaw-dropping images of planets, stars and more.

    This detailed and accessible book is packed with amazing facts about space and the latest NASA and Hubble images that bring to life the wonders of the cosmos - from black holes to the Big Bang.

    Published by the trusted experts at DK, this book is ideal for space-themed projects or for children who are interested in the wonders of the solar system. It covers every (known) inch of our universe.
  • History of Britain Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781409565727 - Usborne
    HTYB 8 years +
    8 years +
    (4)
    • £15.99
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    This 10-book collection from the experts at Usborne makes a welcome addition to every family bookshelf as both a point of reference as well as enjoyable, accessible and intriguing reads that make discovering the past exciting and entertaining.

    Providing essential reference to Britain's long and varied history, from Prehistoric Britain through to Britain Since the War, children and grown-ups will be sure to enjoy the intriguing facts, stunning illustrations, detailed reconstructions, maps, family trees and more in these comprehensive yet easy-to-follow books.

    Invaluable, particularly to primary school-aged children just starting to explore the history of Great Britain, this set also offers helpful reading practice for those who prefer to read fact over fiction.
  • Ancient Myths Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408351468
    ANCI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £79.84
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    • Just 75.00p per book
    Written by Geraldine McCaughrean and featuring illustrations by Tony Ross, these books provide children with the perfect introduction to both Greek and Roman mythology.

    Adapted into short stories, children aged 7 and over who love history and have developed an interest in myths will be excited to hear all about Theseus' battle with the murderous minotaur; Jason and his battle for the Golden Fleece; and Zeus' incredible war against the Titans!

    These are thrilling page-turners and the shorter nature of the stories makes them extra appealing. They'll come in handy for history lessons, too.
  • Walker Stories Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9781406353235 - Various
    WSTY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (25)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £141.70
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    • Just 57.00p per book
    For decades, Walker Books have created beautiful books that have become staples on the bookshelves of children.

    This impressive collection of 30 books - all with black-and-white illustrations - will introduce children aged 5 and over to a range of varied, familiar and easy-to-follow stories and even encompasses a range of real-life topics that will be sure to educate young children.

    From family to friends; home to hobbies; special occasions to amazing animals; and pets to playtime; as well as characters from a range of backgrounds and nationalities and themes including gentle morals for growing up, this brilliantly priced collection features plenty of tales that your primary school-aged child will love reading and returning to time and time again.

    Dimensions: Each book 185 x 135mm
  • WPL 8 years +
    Susan Meredith
    8 years +
    (10)
    • £3.99
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    What's Happening to Me? (Girls) is an easy-to-understand guide to the physical changes and emotional upheavals that occur as girls reach puberty.

    With witty and attractive illustrations, this book is suitable for readers aged 8 and over. It helps demystify the key questions surrounding puberty and gives reassurance and practical advice on how children can cope with the changes.
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780198411093 - Julia Donaldson
    SONB 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (61)
    • £16.99
    • RRP £128.82
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    • Just 47.00p per book
    Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.

    From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.

    Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
  • Sidesplitters Joke Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781447228677
    SPLI 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    A must-have for any budding stand-up comedian - a brilliant collection of 10 joke books that is sure to have children giggling away.

    From animals and school to spooks and sport, there is a wide variety of subjects covered and the books are ideal for those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    Sure to provide reading practice and great for building confidence, you'll be hearing these jokes over and over again as your children retell them with delight!
  • CBIB 5 years +
    Heather Amery
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments have been chosen for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in such a way that young listeners and readers will find them easy to understand and enjoy. The straightfoward text and colourful illustrations introduce children to the mysteries and wonder of the Bible. This is a colourful and approachable introduction to the key stories of the Bible which children and adults will enjoy reading.



    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books - Collection - 9780192739841
    PXAA 6 years +
    6 years +
    (56)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £154.90
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    • Just 64.00p per book
    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.