Reference Books for Children

  • AGHKX 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
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    The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History provides an overview of the history of the world from the prehistoric times right up to the millennium celebrations in 2000.

    It is illustrated with images that represent the key events and everyday life that occurred in times gone by.
  • AGNZA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £8.99
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    The Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives your child a head start in understanding first maths concepts. Organised alphabetically, this dictionary gives simple and clear meanings for over 300 maths words and concepts, from 'add' to 'zero'. Each entry is illustrated with child-friendly artwork plus diagrams, including some Numicon shapes and figures, to explain, add meaning, and support the definition. Expertly-levelled supplementary material in an illustrated section at the back lists the everyday vocabulary children will come across in their maths lessons - topics included are days of the week, months of the year, numbers, and apparatus used in class.
  • AHBBI 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.79
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    With a clear, colour layout and quirky bird character to make it fun to use, the book is in two parts. The first part is a reference section of simple rules, tips, and examples to improve literacy skills for the test at the end of primary school. This divides into three sections - Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling. The second part is an easy-to-use alphabetical word list of common tricky words, with inflections, but no meanings. This list highlights, using analysis from the Oxford Children's Corpus, words that are most frequently misspelt by this age group, to target and rectify these common mistakes. There are helpful tips to guide the user around the alphabetical list to the word they are looking for, and notes at key words to aid correct spellings. It will be a valuable resource for preparation for the new KS2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test coming in May 2013. Online spelling lists, punctuation, and grammar activities will be provided for easy practice at home or as part of lesson starters or as homework.
  • AHHSF 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £7.99
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    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key maths terminology children use in the primary classroom. Each entry is in alphabetical order and along with a clear and straightforward definition, has a fun and informative colour illustration or diagram to help explain the meaning. Cross references link the user to other useful words in this dictionary so it is easy to build up vocabulary quickly. There is also a full index at the end. Additional information is given in a fully illustrated section on mathematical apparatus, symbols, calculations, and much more. It is the perfect companion to the Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary. Go online for free downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities on the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.
  • AHWIA 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £15.99
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    This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events and many more fascinating facts associated with every region.
  • AJRCY 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.74
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    Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help with spelling, and being to write their own rhymes! Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the Primary curriculum, and the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary is a perfect way to get into rhyme.
  • AKCZW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    This engaging activity book builds English skills through rewarding and motivating activities designed to give children a real sense of achievement, boosting their confidence and developing good learning habits for life. The colourful pages make learning fun and helpful tips and answers are included so that parent can support their child. This book develops literacy skills. Its colourful, motivating activities make learning fun. Helpful tips and answers are included so that parent can support their child's learning.
  • AKDAB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £1.99
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    This engaging activity book builds English skills through rewarding and motivating activities designed to give children a real sense of achievement, boosting their confidence and developing good learning habits for life. The colourful pages make learning fun and helpful tips and answers are included so that parent can support their child. This book develops literacy skills. Its colourful, motivating activities make learning fun. Helpful tips and answers are included so that parent can support their child's learning.
  • BWUZD
    (2)
    • £16.00
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    Explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines. Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world. More than 130 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.
  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    The world's best-selling mini dictionary. This new edition, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. The ideal portable companion for all. This handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes an up-to-date supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites. 85,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • BLJQI 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.99
    This new edition has been revised to offer up -to-date vocabulary for students learning French at primary school and into their first years in secondary school in a format that is ideal for carrying in school bags. Students can build their French words and phrases the easy way both at home at school. The simple and clear translations are quick to find using the alphabet down the side of the page and the guide words at the top of the page. Grammar support is given in the full verb tables in the middle of the dictionary to support recognizing different verb inflections and tenses. A flavour of French culture is given in the special section on everyday life. Clear and easy to use, it is the ideal dictionary to grow vocabulary and build confidence creating and translating sentences in French.
  • BPMZT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
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    Read with Oxford: Biff, Chip and Kipper: Rhyming Games flashcards are a fun way for children to practise early reading and spelling skills. The flashcards are ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
  • BPPAM 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £4.66
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    Read with Oxford Biff, Chip and Kipper Fun with Words flashcards are a fun way for children to practise essential high-frequency words at home. Created by reading experts, they complement how your child is starting to read at school. Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled resources to build your child's reading confidence.
  • BQOAD 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.60
    • RRP £7.00
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    These Read with Oxford Songbirds Alphabet Games are a fun and effective way for children to practise their letters and sounds at home, building their reading skills and phonics knowledge. Read with Oxford also offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence.
  • AAYZV 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £8.89
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    This is a thrilling introduction to prehistoric times. It has fabulous illustrations and clear, simple text. It is an ideal reference book for school projects. It features a glossary, index and facts and records. It presents internet-links to amazing websites. What was the biggest dinosaur? When was the ice age? Why did the dinosaurs die out? Find out in this lavish and lively book. Simple text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs of dinosaur models and links to exciting recommended websites introduce young readers to the wonder of the prehistoric world.
  • AHTVR
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    This title helps to find words up to 64 times faster than with a standard dictionary. "The ACE Spelling Dictionary" is now even better that it was! With this fully revised new edition, we have made a number of important changes. This includes updating and extending the vocabulary, giving more alternative spellings, more plural forms and more 'sound-alike' words with meanings. The middle section is a darker blue to make it easier to find the right page. It is clear that pupils with spelling difficulties often experience problems with the whole curriculum and lose confidence with writing. "The ACE Spelling Dictionary" breaks through these problems. Using the unique 2-page index spread, pupils need only think how a word sounds to find out how to spell it. By simply identifying the first vowel sound, the speller is sent instantly to the page where the problem word is found. The easy-to-use reference system will tempt them to use more interesting words in their writing, enabling them to produce work that they can be proud of. Both patterns and irregularities are highlighted in the dictionary so that pupils learn to spell incidentally. The dictionary includes a clear step-by-step guide to effective teaching with the dictionary, over 20,000 words, a comprehensive list of commonly misspelt words and further learning strategies for spelling. This title contains 328 pages (168 x 246mm).
  • AJQFW 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.79
    • RRP £10.99
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    The Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary is the perfect tool to help children write their own poetry. The alphabetical list of words that rhyme and index of sounds make it simple to find a rhyme, as well as reinforcing spelling skills. These are accompanied by lively illustrations, and lots of amusing and inspiring poems by John Foster. At the back of the book are engaging activities which explain many types of rhymes, from raps and chants to limericks and couplets, to help children understand different varieties of poetry. These are combined with activities, tips and prompts which encourage children to get writing their own verse! Developing language and creative writing skills, and directly supporting the curriculum's emphasis on reading and writing poetry, the Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary is the essential guide to rhyme for children in primary school. For lots of FREE downloadable games, puzzles, activities and much more, go to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AKVQY 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £11.29
    • RRP £12.99
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    The first title in a series of concertina fold-out books features a two-metre diorama of New York's iconic skyline. Spot over eighty objects - from famous buildings to finger-licking frankfurters - then flip the page to see a cut-away replication of the same scene, showing what New Yorkers get up to behind closed doors. Detailed and humorous artwork brings one of the world's best-loved cities to life.
  • ALIKB 6 years +
    6 years +
    (1)
    • £15.89
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    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.
  • ALXYY 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise spelling skills and explore the amazing world of animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's spelling skills. Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise spelling skills and explore the amazing world of animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's spelling skills. * Accessible activities that support learning at school * Quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Packed with Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk * A fun approach to learning with exciting additional content at www.wildaboutlearning.co.uk
  • ANPIM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise grammar and punctuation skills and explore amazing animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's English skills. * Accessible activities that support learning at school * Quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Packed with Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk
  • ANPHR 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise spelling and explore the amazing world of animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's spelling skills. * Accessible activities that support learning at school * Quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Packed with Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk
  • ANPIC 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £4.99
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    Children will go Wild About English using this fun workbook! Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, it takes your child on a wild adventure, where they will practise reading comprehension skills and explore amazing animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's comprehension skills. * Accessible activities that support learning at school * Quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Packed with Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk
  • ANQDV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    This fun range of Maths and English activity books really helps to boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning. The series builds important skills in line with their learning at school. Each activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. * Helps to boost confidence and develop good learning habits for life. * Motivates children to learn at home using colourful activities that make learning fun. * Includes helpful tips and answers so that you easily support your child's learning at home. Supports the 2014 National Curriculum