Children's Books

Reference Books for Children

  • GBAA 6 years +
    Guinness World Records
    6 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    From the team behind the Guinness World Records books comes a celebration of the most purr-fect and fur-nomenal animals to walk the Earth.

    Amazing Animals features peculiar pets, wacky wildlife and cute critters and showcases incredible surfing pigs, talking gorillas and the world's largest elephant orchestra.

    Social petworking stars are also highlighted and children will love finding out about the tallest and smallest animals around. The annual-style book also includes quizzes, puzzles and IQ tests for pets.
  • WRBT 7 years +
    National Geographic
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £3.00
    This book from National Geographic presents 300 outrageous facts about science, nature and technology that will blow your children's minds.

    Boldly designed and inspired by the popular magazine, it's full of wacky and wild trivia and is perfect for dipping in and out of. It contains facts about animals, science, space and more.
  • FCTS 7 years +
    Tracey Turner
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    Children will love to impress all their friends and family with the awesome tidbits of general knowledge featured in this fantastic fact book every day.

    From amazing animals to sensational science and humungous human achievements, these facts will astound curious readers and this hardback book is perfect to dip in and out of. It's also ideal for children who prefer non-fiction.

    The facts range from the gross (Ancient Romans used wee to whiten their teeth and do the laundry) to the delicious (Estonians tuck into seven meals to give them strength for the year ahead every New Year's Eve) and there are 'on this day' facts to add extra curiosity and fun.
  • British History Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780753436028
    BRIH 9 years +
    9 years +
    (5)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £35.94
    • Save £28.95
    • Just £1.17 per book
    Coming in a handy ziplock bag, this collection includes six fact-filled books that will take children aged 9 and over (studying at Key Stages 2 and 3) through the key periods in British History.

    The information is expertly broken down into bite-sized pieces, making this the ideal reference collection for homework and school projects.

    Covering Early Britain, the Middle Ages, the Tudors and Stuarts, the Georgians, the Victorian Age and Modern Britain, each book focuses on the politics, wars, lifestyles and key interventions from its period. The timelines will help children keep track of what happened.

    Fully illustrated throughout, the British History Collection offers a stimulating read for children who are fascinated by our past.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781912006762
    YWWL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £83.88
    • Save £73.89
    • 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.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
    ENKL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £29.99
    • RRP £112.70
    • Save £82.71
    • Just £1.00 per book
    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.
  • The Big Countdown Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445157634
    BGCT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £53.94
    • Save £45.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    Question: do you know how many different insects there are in the rainforest? Answer: 30 million. How about the number of grains of sand on Earth? Well, that's 7 quintillion and 500 quadrillion (obviously...)

    The six books in this collection will help children count down the world with an amazing mix of numbers, facts and stats - ranging from the highest to the lowest.

    Using infographics and photographs, the books will help children visualise and understand numbers and build their skills in data handling. They cover a range of topics including science, nature, biology and the solar system.
  • CSTD 11 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £7.00
    Especially written for students aged 11 and over for use in both class and at home, this curriculum-based student dictionary from the experts at Collins is a must-have for every child's rucksack.

    Including curriculum and technical terms, and additional features such as etymologies, word histories, grammar and more, the dictionary has been produced with the help of teachers across the key stage 4 and 5 levels to ensure that it meets the need of every child preparing for and working through their GCSE studies.

    Including a Survival Guide to English with advice on writing and exam techniques, the Collins Student Dictionary is clearly written and sure to give your child a boost going into exams.

    Please be advised this dictionary includes all kinds of words, including some that could be considered offensive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MIDA 7 years +
    Eric A. Kimmel
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    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.
  • AEPGC 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.40
    These are the books that show you what others only tell you. "DK Eyewitness: Transport" contains amazing photographs and allows your child to escape into the unique "eyewitness" view of the different vehicles through time. The colourful explanations help your child to learn about different types of vehicles from tanks to taxis, planes to trains to automobiles. Allow them to learn about transport throughout history with the exciting, intricate images, then use the giant pull-out wall chart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, make sure your child learns everything they need to know about transport. Find out more and download amazing clipart images at our associated website.
  • 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
    • Save £82.71
    • 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!
  • KE1253 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.00
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £3.99
    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.
  • KD4287 5 years +
    Camilla De la Bedoyere
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    This is a mini book containing a huge number of facts about British wildlife.

    It will help budding David Attenboroughs identify different species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, minibeasts, trees, shrubs and flowers. It also has a huge focus on conservation and celebrates the critters found in the garden.

    Hugely detailed with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, this book has amazing fact panels and celebrates the best national parks Britain has to offer.
  • KD4289
    Belinda Gallagher
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    This is a mini book full of masses of knowledge about British history. It covers everything from kings and queens to the Celts, the Romans, the wars and advancements in technology.

    An in-depth guide to the history of the British Isles, the pocket-sized book includes a detailed timeline and hundreds of illustrations and photographs to pore over.

    It also has overviews of rebellions, politics, economics and so much more. It's a must-read for any history buff.
  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781912006977
    SPVG 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £59.90
    • Save £47.91
    • Just £1.20 per book
    This 10-book collection provides accounts of how some of the world's most important inventions were built and how they work - some of which to this very day.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and detailed and informative text, the books cover the likes of Egyptian pyramids, viking towns and Greek temples.

    Perfect for children fascinated in history, these books will become handy study aids and are sure to keep children absorbed for hours on end.
  • OVDA 9 years +
    9 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
    • Save £7.00
    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.
  • APNAG 7 years +
    Sue Meredith
    7 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.60
    This is an informative guide to one of the hottest subjects around at the moment; mankind's effects on the planet and how we can reverse them. Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such climate change, recycling, energy sources and the small differences we can all make to save our planet. It is accompanied by the witty and vibrant illustrations of Adam Larkum. It is written in conjunction with climate change experts.
  • CAAT 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    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.
  • SPBG 7 years +
    John Woodward
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £12.00
    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.
  • AQCKO 7 years +
    Theresa Greenaway
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £1.80
    This detailed guide to water and the natural processes it goes through is an ideal complement to the National Curriculum. It studies the different states of water in nature and its fundamental importance before examining how human activity can interfere with the natural process. Packed with detailed photographs and diagrams it provides both clear and fascinating coverage of the subject. Numerous activities encourage readers to explore aspects of the water cycle for themselves. And a topic web and cross-curricular activity ideas provide teachers with additional resources. A re-issue of one of a popular series.
  • AUPFX 7 years +
    Stephanie Turnbull
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £2.00
    Why do we need to recycle and what happens to our rubbish after it is taken away? Children can learn about the finite nature of natural resources, what rubbish is not recyclable and the impact it has on our planet, and how recycling is sorted, processed and turned into new products. A straightforward introduction to a vital subject.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    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.