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.
  • Collins Easy Learning: Quick Quizzes - Ages 5-7 Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780007961436
    CQQF 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £8.00
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just 80.00p 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 +
    • £8.00
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just 80.00p 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.
  • HATL 7 years +
    Ben Handicott
    7 years +
    • £4.99
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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 real 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)
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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 +
    • £4.00
    • 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)
    • £27.00
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    • Just 90.00p 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 +
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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.
  • OCCD 7 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    A wonderfully clear and colourful new edition, the Oxford Children's Colour Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for reference, homework help and exploring the English language for children aged 7 and above.

    Bright and accessible, the full alphabet on every page makes finding words ever so easy. And with helpful information on how to use words, compounds, and useful tips on spelling and grammar, this is the perfect book to support your little one through the Key Stage 2 English curriculum.

    Containing a wealth of Top Writing Tips from bestselling children's authors including Charlie Higson, Andy Stanton, Jeremy Strong and Jacqueline Wilson, young children will become young writers in no time at all.
  • PTHI 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Discover the wonders of history, space, the natural world and more with this fact-filled encyclopedia.

    Ideal for reference, homework and curious young minds, this is a book packed with over 10,000 illustrations and photographs to pore over.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
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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.
  • CELS 9 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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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!
  • USCH 5 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Any child who wants to become a King or Queen at playing chess will find the activities and puzzles in this Usborne book incredibly useful.

    An interactive approach to learning how to play this sometimes tricky game, the book will help children understand about it and enhance their problem-solving skills.

    There are also hints and tips to help children sharpen up their chess skills and advice on the best ways to think strategically and tactically. With illustrations on every page, there are also stickers to help children visualise the rules and logistics of chess.
  • ERAE
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    Are you thinking of taking a trip to Europe? We've all heard horror stories about using a sat nav, so the experts at Collins have put together this fully revised guide to Europe - Collins Big Road Atlas Europe 2015.

    Presented in a detailed, spiral-bound A4 format, this European road atlas is sure to come in useful for any kind trip to the Continent (be it business or pleasure) and highlights 16 thorough routes through Europe's major cities, including: Amsterdam, Munich, London, Paris and more...

    Featuring a 1cm to 10km scale, Collins' Big Road Atlas Europe 2015 contains clear and detailed road mapping across the country, as well as detailed and indexed town and city centre plans making it essential for any trip whether you're travelling by car or bike.
  • OJIT 7 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Packed with hundreds of colour illustrations and photographs, the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus is easy to use and will help children aged 7 and above quickly learn how to find their way around the English language and build on their referencing and vocabulary skills no end.

    Divided by coloured tabs and featuring thousands of clear and simple synonyms to help them find just the right word, the thesaurus also contains a highlighted letter on each page to make it ever so easy to navigate and provide a seamless introduction to more grown-up Key Stage 2 thesauruses.

    Easy-to-find entries and a beautifully contemporary design make the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus the ideal addition to your child's school bag as they embark on their learning journey.
  • ENGD 9 years +
    Jane M. Bingham
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Essential for any schoolchild, this Illustrated English Dictionary is very comprehensive - there are over 10,000 entries and 25,000 straightforward definitions featured throughout the pages!

    There are also over 1,000 illustrations to help children aged 9 and over get to grips with the words and the dictionary also includes part of speech indicators, examples of how to use words in a sentence and pronunciation guides for words that may be considered trickier.

    Great for both at home and at school, the dictionary also provides information on parts of speech, the conventions of written English and a brief yet fascinating history of English language.
  • KD4307 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    Published in association with Imperial War Museums, this book offers young children an introduction to one of the most important and tragic events in the history of the world - the First World War.

    Packed with facts, photographs, maps and documents from the era, the book brings the key events vividly to life in an accessible way. It reveals what happened between 1914 and 1918 and how armies used animals and propaganda for their gain.

    So devastating it was called the 'war to end all wars', this is an informative book for any child interested in history and a must-read for all to learn about global conflict.
  • My French Language Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909767706
    MFLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £21.97
    • Save £16.98
    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection - My First 1000 French Words, My French Sticker Atlas and My French Sticker Dictionary - provides children aged 5+ with a fun, creative and educational way to master the French language.

    Perfect complements to each other, the books are bursting with exciting activities that will help children practise French. Beautifully illustrated, the books' concepts are organised into child-friendly themes and illustrations are accompanied by accessible translations and pronunciation guides.

    A simply amazing resource for children, parents and teachers.