Children's Books

Reference Books for Children

  • WGAR 7 years +
    Jenny Broom
    7 years +
    • £5.99
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    Wander through the five habitats of The Wonder Garden - including the Amazon Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Black Forest and the Himalayan Mountains - in this incredibly detailed, large-format picture book.

    With distinctive, fantastical illustrations by Icelandic artist Kristjana S Williams and informative text from Jenny Broom, the book is full of incredible facts about nature. From the birds of paradise who soar above the jungle to the creatures who swim under the sea, you'll be able to discover how they evolve, outlive predators and find new mates.

    The pantone colours make this a dazzling delight for children interested in nature and the information is sure to astound all ages. Celebrating the diversity of life on Earth, the whole family will love poring through the pages and discovering all about amazing, rare and unexpected wildlife.

    Winner of the 2016 English Non-Fiction 7-11 Picture Book Award
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Complete Keystage 1 Box set - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279946
    ENKC 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £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!
  • The World in Infographics Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781526300034
    WINF 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £89.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    You may be wondering what infographics are... well, they're a brilliantly visual way to present 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.
  • CTYA 5 years +
    Martin Haake
    5 years +
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    Children can enjoy a journey through 30 of the best-loved cities in this amazing, illustrated book.

    With distinctive artwork by Martin Haake, the book showcases the likes of Rome, Berlin and New York's key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons. There is also a search-and-find game on every page that will encourage young readers to discover more.
    Whether you fancy a tour of Toronto, a look around Lisbon or want to see the sights of Sydney, this interactive book is a great treat for globetrotters.
  • MBPL 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    The Big Picture Book of London will show children what they can expect to see on their next visit to the famous city.

    Created by the experts at Usborne, the beautifully illustrated book is ideal for both kids who are looking to visit England's capital and those who already live in the vibrant city. Many of the landmarks are accompanied by fascinating facts.

    The book is packed with information about the sights they'll see and where to find them including Buckingham Palace, the Olympic Stadium and the Royal Albert Hall. The middle pages even include a fold-out view of the River Thames.
  • UCP2 5 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    5 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.
  • DSPA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    Would-be astronauts aged 5 and above will find themselves absolutely absorbed by this Bloomsbury Discovery book all about the subject of Space! With flaps to lift to make learning fun and interactive, the book is packed with brilliant illustrations, exciting cross-sections and amazing facts about our stars, planets and solar system. The book even takes a look at the spacecraft we build too!
  • OFTH 5 years +
    Andrew Delahunty
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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    Simply perfect for little ones in their early years of school, the Oxford First Thesaurus is a colourful and engaging collection of carefully levelled synonyms that makes expanding their vocabulary as easy as A, B, C.

    Featuring a full alphabet on each page that provides simple navigation through the hundreds of specially selected entries, the thesaurus also provides a full index of each entry at the back for quick reference.

    Ideal for children aged 5 and above, and a great accompaniment to the Oxford First Dictionary, with this thesaurus from the experts of Oxford University Press your children will be masters of the English language in no time at all.
  • OGPS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
  • My French Language Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909767706
    MFLS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £21.97
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    • Just £2.00 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.
  • HHV2 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Discover why burglars were scared of bogies, which poet said he ate an ape and much more in Horrible Histories: Villainous Victorians!

    Unveiling little-known (and rather nasty!) facts about the Victorian era in the traditional Horrible Histories foul and funny style, this book will appeal to reluctant readers just as much as those interested in history and fans of the BAFTA-winning TV series.

    Written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown, it's sure to quickly become a favourite as it shows children just how fascinating and gross history can be!
  • Andrew Brodie Basics Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781472915658
    ANDB 5 years +
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Andrew Brodie is a trusted name when it comes to learning, and these curriculum-based activity books will help children get to grips with both maths and English in a refreshing style that makes learning fun!

    Aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils, the maths books in this collection include Maths 5-6, which features work on counting, time and shape as well as early addition and subtraction; Problem Solving 5-6 which will help them count accurately and get their heads around fractions, money, shape and time; and Times Tables 5-6 which covers counting in twos, fives and tens.

    The English books, also relevant to Key Stage 1, will help children learn all about literacy. As they widen their vocabulary and learn more spellings, Punctuation 5-6 will help children write in clear, well-punctuated sentences and teach them about full stops and capital letters. Spelling 5-6 features works on letters and the sounds they represent; while Writing 5-6 explores words in context.
  • Collins Easy Learning; Ages 5-7 - 15 Books - Collection - 9780007953806
    CELN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £59.85
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This collection of 15 books is fully in line with the National Curriculum and provides parents with reassurance while also supporting their children's learning at home.

    The activities are designed to give children a real sense of achievement as they hone their core skills. The colourful activities will also help them boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life.

    The books contain helpful tips and answers for parents to use to support the learning.
  • WPL 8 years +
    Susan Meredith
    8 years +
    (9)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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.
  • MEB2 8 years +
    Alex Frith
    8 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
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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.
  • CARZ 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Anna Claybourne will introduce children aged 7 and over to some of the animal kingdom's biggest beasts in the surprising and captivating book Car-Sized Crabs and Other Animal Giants.

    From gangly giraffes to terrifying tarantulas, the book reveals amazing facts like how an angry elephant can reach speeds of 40km per hour and covers everything from mammoth mammals to big birds and creepy-crawly giants! There are also stats and scales for every animal on each spread.
  • Science in Action: Senses - 5 Books - Collection - 9781784936754 - Sally Hewitt
    SIAS 5 years +
    Sally Hewitt
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £24.95
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Covering the five senses of touch, taste, sense, sight and smell, these science books will provide children with all the answers they need.

    Packed with fun activities, the books use simple explanations and engaging photos to help kids understand about the senses and why they are so important.

    Ideal for children taking their first steps into the world of science, the books answer questions varying from why people have two eyes to the reasons why clean and dirty things smell different.
  • Sense in Action: How it Works - 5 Books - Collection - 9781784936815 - Anna Claybourne
    SIAH 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Learn about the power of electricity, materials, light and dark and pushing and pulling in this collection of four science books.

    Explaining how things work, the books are packed with fun experiments and use simple explanations and engaging photos to help children understand the complexities of the subject.

    Great for use at home and in schools, the books will help children understand where electricity comes from and how it can make their hair stand on end; discover what makes materials different; learn about the power of gravity; and find out what makes a rainbow.
  • BYZ2 9 years +
    Roald Dahl
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    Boy, Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography, is full of hilarious anecdotes about his childhood and school days - and is, of course, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    As a boy, all sorts of unusual things happened to Roald Dahl. There was the time he and four school friends got their revenge on beastly Mrs Prachett in her sweet shop. There are stories of holidays in fishing boats, African adventures and the days of tasting chocolate for Cadbury's.

    You'll hear tales of horrible school bullies and the motor-car accident when Roald's nose was nearly sliced clean off... Roald Dahl vividly shares his memories; some are funny. Some are painful. Some are unpleasant. All are true
  • JIGP 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
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    Covering conjunctions, nouns, adjectives and so much more, this is a fun, illustrated grammar and punctuation guide that will tell children everything they need to know about the English language.

    From the difference a comma can make ('Let's eat, Granny' is a far kinder message than 'Let's eat Granny' for instance) to advice on writing with style, it even features interactive quizzes to further aid the learning. It's sure to help parents brush up on their grammar skills, too.

    From the experts at Usborne, the guide is easy to use and has clear explanations and lively example sentences to guide children along the way. With its friendly tone and colourful artwork, it's perfect for helping with school work.
  • CPAM 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Journey across the world with this clear and colourful picture atlas from the experts at Collins.

    Beautifully illustrated by Steve Evans, the atlas opens with the continents before presenting a world view of countries and then showcasing some of the exciting places you can visit within each one.

    As well as facts and information about national emblems, customs, food, birds and animals, there's even a pull-out map of the world that can be displayed on a child's wall to help them learn even more.
  • SWFP 3 years +
    Katie Saunders
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    A big and beautiful padded hardback that is strong enough to withstand even the most terrible of toddler tantrums, Strawberry Farm Phonics from the lovely Katie Saunders is guaranteed to keep little ones entertained for hours and hours on end.

    Featuring five funny stories with each concentrating on a different vowel sound, children aged 3 and above will love reading about the cats, hens, pigs foxes, pups and ducks...

    Exquisitely illustrated and perfectly capturing the busy and exciting aspects of farm life, Strawberry Farm Phonics is a unique collection of stories that will not only help build their vocabulary, but have fun too!
  • RWSS 7 years +
    Robert Winston
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    Robert Winston looks at everything from the fun of physics to the brilliance of biology in this easily accessible and endlessly informative book.

    The Super Science Book reveals how science surrounds us and makes us who we are and shows how physics is about everything; while chemistry is full of wonder.

    There are plenty of fantastic graphics to look at and the amazing facts that are certain to astound curious, budding scientists.
  • FIED 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Designed especially for children aged 5 and over, this Usborne dictionary contains definitions of over 2,500 words and is written in simple and friendly language.

    The common words all have definitions written in full sentences to show them in context and there are also pronunciation guides for the trickier spellings.

    There are also 500 beautiful illustrations throughout the dictionary to add extra appeal and facts and lists to help aid learning further.