Children's Books

Reference Books for Children

  • The Great Artists Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9789352762026
    GRTA 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £29.94
    • Save £23.95
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Young art lovers can learn all about the lives of the greats with this six-book collection.

    These picture books offer easy-to-follow biographies of Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. They explain where they grew up and the experiences that inspired them to create such admired works.

    The artwork in each book is stunning and provides children with an accessible introduction to different art styles and these hugely influential artists.
  • VGGP 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    This visual grammar guide gives children all the tools they need to build their confidence in language, reading, writing and comprehension.

    Fully supporting the National Curriculum, it uses colourful photographs and illustrations to teach grammar in a fun way. From how to use grammar and punctuation correctly to the correct ways of using prepositions, pronouns, commas and colons, it explains everything a budding writer needs.

    It will help increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them enjoy and understand both.
  • The Animal Box Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241329856
    ANLB 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £14.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £54.91
    • Just £1.50 per book
    Covering living things ranging from invertebrates, fungi and plants to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, this 10-book collection from DK will delight young nature lovers.

    These books are bursting with full-colour photographs of their subjects and easy-to-follow explanations about what each one is and their traits. There are even double-page photographs that highlight the species in their natural habitats.

    Related species are shown in proportion across the page that show children their varying sizes.
    Format: hardback
  • Strange Science Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171262
    SGSC 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £47.94
    • Save £39.95
    • Just £1.33 per book
    The Strange Science and Explosive Experiments series of books explores the grim, gruesome and grizzly side of science.

    Exploring the brutal elements of the body, the evil side of the ecosystem and sounds that shatter, these books are refreshing and explore a whole new ? gross, grizzly and gruesome ? side to science.

    Some of the books' observations are marvellously messy, too.
    Format: paperback
  • Why Do We Remember Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445161549
    WDWR 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £53.94
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    This collection contains six first history books that will explain to children why we remember momentous events and people including The Great Fire of London and Charles Darwin.

    Aimed at readers aged 5 and over, each book covers a topic children will learn about and Key Stage 1 and relies on a rich variety of historical sources including diaries and paintings to bring the events to life. They're also accessibly written as they describe why these people and events remain so relevant.

    Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

    Format: paperback
  • APWAU 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £8.24
    • RRP £10.99
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    Find out about all the different habitats animals live in, from polar bears in the freezing Arctic to orangutans in the steamy rainforests. Packed with delightful illustrations, brilliant facts and informative maps, learn, explore and be amazed by animals living all over the world.
  • AG1044 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.00
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    From head to toe, this book takes the whole family on a journey through the natural wonder that is the human body.

    Comprehensive and fully illustrated, it explains all aspects of the anatomy with detailed and informative text and each of the body's individual systems and functions are described in colour-coded sections.

    Written by medical experts and consultants, the text in this book is clear and concise and there are also full-colour diagrams to pore over.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Levels 4-6 Collection - 25 Books - Collection - 9780192745712
    RWBN 5 years +
    5 years +
    (17)
    • £17.99
    • RRP £123.75
    • Save £105.76
    • Just 72.00p per book
    Especially published for children at reading levels 4-6 and always popular with Book People customers, we're excited to bring you this massive 25-book Oxford Reading Tree collection starring Biff, Chip and Kipper.

    A scheme used by the vast majority of primary schools, these books will help children aged 5 and over develop into confident readers, and the familiar characters and entertaining stories are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Focusing on phonics so young readers can practise their sounds and letters, these first stories allow children to practise reading everyday language too. With eight covering each level, the fun-filled books come in a popper case and the collection also includes a parents' guide.
    Format: paperback
  • BMNAH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £11.99
    The perfect language companion for all students aged 11+. With a clear and highly legible design throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence at school and help with homework and revision. This new hardback edition has been developed with teachers to be the perfect school dictionary for in class and for homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes the school national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE as well as general vocabulary for students aged 11+. A special section on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems. This user-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.
  • BMNAS
    • £7.99
    The essential word finder for all students of English. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy to choose the most appropriate alternative for every context. Planned in consultation with teachers and supporting the requirements of the school National Curriculum, this thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The `more synonyms' feature and `types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid overuse of very common words. A special section focusses on writing skills and helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in all areas of written work.
  • BMNAR
    • £10.99
    This fantastic thesaurus is especially designed for children aged 7 and over (Key Stage 2) and supports today's primary curriculum needs. Clear and accessible, it is an indispensable tool for young writers. A clear, easy-to-use thesaurus that provides support for children's creative writing and helps build vocabulary, with full definitions for every synonym and sample sentences for each word. A simple, step-by-step introduction shows children how to get the best out of their thesaurus, while the colour headwords and A-Z bar on every page make it easy to find the right word. Additional word power features on frequently used words encourage children to be more creative in their word choice. Thematic pages help build vocabulary through carefully selected visually-appealing illustrations.
  • BMNAQ
    • £10.99
    For children aged 7 and over, this dictionary contains up-to-date coverage of a wide range of everyday and curriculum vocabulary. It offers additional language tips and carefully selected and annotated illustrations to help students with more complex language. The Word Wizard section provides in-depth support on spelling, punctuation and grammar. This book is designed to build confidence and develop young learners' language skills at home and in the classroom. Includes the latest vocabulary from a range of curricular areas with example sentences and tips on grammar and spelling to help children understand the meaning of words and use them confidently. Synonyms (similar words) and antonyms (opposite words) are given to build vocabulary. Beautiful annotated illustrations add an extra dimension and provide children with additional information on a range of topic areas. The Word Wizard offers invaluable support in the key areas of spelling, punctuation and grammar and creative writing.
  • AJRCY 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £6.74
    • RRP £8.99
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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.
  • AMBVJ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
  • AYVUF 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £6.39
    • RRP £7.99
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    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a handy, pocket-sized format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any rucksack. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AIYGP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    This new edition of Collins School Thesaurus is an essential reference tool for all students. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy for the user to choose the most appropriate alternative for the context. The thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The 'more synonyms' feature and 'types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid over-use of very common words. A special supplement about improving your writing skills helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in written work.
  • ARKQF 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £8.79
    • RRP £10.99
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    Starting with their own body and how it works, children soon become interested in other people, the Earth with all its animals and plants, and beyond to science, technology and the wonders of the universe. The books is comprised of seven sections covering the topics, My Body, People and Places, The Arts, The Earth, Animals and Plants, Science and Technology and The Universe. It is ideal for young readers who are curious about the world they live in.
  • APHEO Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £0.10
    With interactive elements including pop-ups, flaps, booklets and pull-tabs, this book is an exciting introduction to people and cultures around the world. An exciting follow up to My Pop-Up City Atlas, My Pop-Up Atlas of People is full of facts to discover. From plush city high-rises to homes on the move, from daily routines to rites and rituals, this book is a treasure trove of information on where and how people live.
  • AMJMD 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £8.79
    • RRP £10.99
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    Over 45,000 synonyms, age-appropriate examples and opposites make this an ideal thesaurus for homework help for children aged 8+. Key features are picked out: Overused Words panels at words such as 'nice' and 'good' give appropriate alternatives; Word Webs provide related words for project work - such as at 'bird': types of birds, parts of a birds body, sounds made by birds and words for groups of birds; Writing Tips provide tips and even more vocabulary for writing. The new Creative Writing supplement shows how to create words using prefixes and suffixes, how to use idioms and similies and other was to make your writing effective and powerful. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, it reflects children's vocabulary and delivers support and help where it's needed.
  • AEUTE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    This is a new edition of the popular and successful encyclopedia describing the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt. You can discover remarkable facts of one of the world's oldest civilisations from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, its rise to one of the world's greatest civilisations to its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. It is filled with stunning photographs and detailed illustrations. It includes a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of who's who and details of recent archaeological finds. It includes internet links that offer a fascinating selection of recommended web sites - with sound, animation or video clips which provide additional information for projects and homework.
  • ALJRO 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.74
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £3.25
    An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action.

    Learn how the animals that spend their lives surrounded by some of the world's biggest forests hunt for food, raise their young or hide from predators such as giant spiders, poisonous frogs, hungry jaguars and much, much more!

    Packed full of fantastic photos, this is a perfect first introduction to rainforest animals.
  • AXJLO 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    A major new edition of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum. A helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section is included to enhance language skills and bring the dictionary right up to date. What makes it the best? It is uniquely powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, so you can be confident that all entries are clearly written in child-friendly language that children actually understand. Each example is perfectly age-appropriate, making it easy and enjoyable for every child to use. New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers. As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a durable hardback format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AAEEW 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £0.80
    The Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great value-for-money product. It is the ultimate one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume. The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested with users to speed up browsing and look-up. The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over 90,000 words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford's language research programmes. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 synonyms and antonyms. This handy dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an affordable and portable, all-in-one reference work.