Children's Educational Books
ABPYW 7 years +7 years +
Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3 or for anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of the repertoire, carefully selected to be appropriate for the grade.
- RRP £14.99
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LBRY 3 years +3 years +
From the much-admired experts at Ladybird books comes this collection that includes a mixture of classics like The Ugly Duckling and contemporary favourites including Kung-Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
- RRP £149.70
- Save £127.71
- Just 73.00p per book
Covering Levels 1-4, the 30 stories have been written in conjunction with educational experts and include a variety of key, high-frequency words that are vital when it comes to learning to read. A limited number of story words are also introduced and practised.
These books will help build the confidence of new readers and as they tackle each level, they'll become more fluent and start to read independently. Many of the books include comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers and more detailed book band information.
Level 1: For children who are ready to take their first steps in reading
Level 2: For beginner readers who can read short, simple sentences with help
Level 3: For more confident readers who can read simple stories with some help.
Level 4: Longer stories for more independent, fluent readers.
INFG 7 years +7 years +
Covering evolution, endangered animals and the human body among other topics children will be learning about at school, this collection presents awe-inspiring scientific facts in an informative and visually engaging style.
- RRP £47.94
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- Just £1.33 per book
The infographics books are image-led titles that combine accessible and factual text with modern graphics so that children can learn about different scientific areas in bite-sized chunks.
The appealing visual style is sure to be a handy study aid as children get to grips with more complex scientific issues.
KJBW 9 years +9 years +
Containing the Old and New Testaments, this compact King James edition of the Holy Bible is a wonderful keepsake. Presented in a white slipcase and with a silver trim, it's sure to delight any Christian or anyone interested in the Greatest Story Ever Told.
- RRP £16.99
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A very special edition that will make a wonderful gift, especially for Christenings.
WDWB 7 years +7 years +
Bestselling authors of Book People favourite, the fantastic Stick Book, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with another fantastic guide that will encourage children to get outside, make the most of nature, and have an adventure, no matter what the weather.
- RRP £12.99
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72 brilliantly imaginative suggestions for things to do in bad weather - from Rainy Adventures (swimming in the rain) to Getting Creative (making an igloo) and Games (slip and slide or watermelon rugby, anyone?) to Experiments (like rain traps and making boats) and Just Having Fun (if you've never tried rain dancing, now's your chance)! The inspiration is seemingly endless in this imaginative book and the fun to be had certainly is! So get the kids to grab their coats and start embracing those wet, windy and snowy days.
WIRC 7 years +7 years +
Racism is sadly a very topical issue right now and this informative hardback book will show children what exactly it is, how it can happen and what they can do to help stop it.
- RRP £12.99
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This easy-to-read book examines the issue from a wide range of perspectives and is full of information, modern images and accessible text that will encourage children to get involved in the debate.
LGBW 5 years +5 years +
With pictures of Minifigures, vehicles, sets and scenes, children aged 5 and over can build up their knowledge of 500 early words with this awesome LEGO book.
- RRP £9.99
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From police officers catching crooks to firefighters going through their training drills and hot dog sellers cooking up tasty snacks, all the scenes in this book are delightfully busy and all the interesting words are clearly labelled.
Activities like spotting recurring characters and finding hidden objects will keep children engaged as they learn words that will come in useful in their day-to-day lives.
TTYD 5 years +5 years +
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- RRP £29.94
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- Just £1.17 per book
Learn how to read with Hiccup, Toothless and the other popular characters from Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books. This reading scheme provides a magical introduction to books that are packed with action, heart and emotion.
Perfect for children aged between 5 and 7, the stories are based on episodes of Dragons (as seen on Netflix) and find Hiccup and the other Dragon Riders finding the perfect place to build their dragon fort. There's just one problem - wild dragons are already living there!
Other stories find Hiccup and friends dealing with a series of lightning storms and fighting against a sea dragon. With their short sentences, exciting artwork and appealing stories, these are perfect for children as they take the first steps on their reading journey.
This Illustrated Family Bible uses original text from the New International Version and a a highly visual approach to inspire the whole family.
- RRP £19.99
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Containing all the important stories of the Old and New Testaments, this Bible covers the likes of Abraham and the chosen people, Jesus' early years and the growth of the church.
Comprehensive background information including maps and photographs helps set the stories in their social, historical and geographical context.
PYTH 7 years +7 years +
Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.
- RRP £12.99
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Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.
Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
STMI 7 years +7 years +
This history book teaches children all about ancient civilisations while helping them develop their observational skills at the same time.
- RRP £12.99
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It's bursting with scenes that have mistakes to spot e.g. a Mayan warrior is wearing a watch and a Viking using a compass. The answers are easily highlighted on the next page, so children can learn and use this knowledge in their history lessons. All of these errors provide perfect discussion points, too.
Featuring 10 different ancient civilisations, the Where's Wally?-style approach makes this book perfect for budding history detectives. The eras covered are Ancient Egypt, Viking times, Ancient Rome, the Mughal Empire, Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Empire of the Mayans, Ancient China, the Stone Age and the time of the pirates.
AGMEE 7 years +7 years +
"Me and My Piano" is the best-selling tutor series designed especially for younger beginners. Part 1 takes the young pianist step-by-step through the earliest stages of piano technique, first with separate hands, then with a sequence of very easy pieces for hands together. All use a constant five finger hand position in the key of C major. Games and puzzles give theory a new lease of life, and children will love the rhymes and songs introducing characters such as the Ostrich and Sammy Squirrel. Originally published in 1989, this new edition retains all the quality teaching material and engaging colour illustrations of the original, with a fresh new look, improved presentation and complete new music setting.
- RRP £6.50
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LGMS 5 years +5 years +
The Little Gems books are appealing first readers that have been especially designed with spaced text and an innovative, easy-to-read font for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children).
- RRP £59.90
- Save £49.91
- Just £1.00 per book
Including books by authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong and Michael Morpurgo, the tales in this collection also feature artwork by well-known illustrators including Chris Riddell, Peter Bailey and Hannah Shaw. A marvellous introduction to chapter books, children will get to enjoy stories about animals, friendship and adventures as they work their way through.
These books also feature black and white illustrations and fun extras such as jokes and games to encourage and entertain. The stories are split into manageable short chapters to help make reading on your own less scary.
Please note these Little Gem Readers are a larger format than some you may have seen in the shops. As we are offering 10 books for under £10, our editions have white paper but are still presented in a style that is suitable for anyone who struggles with reading.
SOTY 3 years +3 years +
Spring, summer, autumn, winter... now your children can learn all about the four seasons of the year with these books full of facts and activities.
- RRP £35.96
- Save £29.97
- Just £1.50 per book
With bold images and easy-to-read text, these engaging reads explain what kind of weather occurs in each season and will introduce them to all kinds of seasonal foods and activities. e.g. just how many conkers will they be able to find in the autumn?
ASTT 7 years +7 years +
Take a 12,000-year walk through history with Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time.
- RRP £9.99
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Beautiful and absorbing illustrations bring fourteen key periods in history to life in this wonderfully informative book. Children aged 7 and over will be fascinated as they watch the street change as buildings go up and come down; and they will also have the chance to learn about how people lived in years gone by.
They can even search and locate the objects that have survived throughout the ages! A Street Through Time shows people at work, war and play and is sure to be returned to again and again as children (and adults!) spot new details every time.
BKPSY 9 years +9 years +
The faith you follow is often with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Christian Life examines some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Christian today, through Easter and Christmas celebrations, the wedding ceremony, what happens in a church and why many Christians go on pilgrimages.This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up one major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.
- RRP £12.99
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AHMMJ 9 years +9 years +
The Oxford First Learner's French Dictionary is a bilingual French dictionary, the perfect reference tool for teaching Modern Languages as part of the curriculum to pupils aged 7-11. This alphabetical dictionary has a colour user-friendly design, the alphabet down the side of each page, and colour headwords that lead the pupil straight to the translation they are looking for. It gives core vocabulary with phrases and context examples, as well as special level-appropriate language tips on grammar and usage and cultural tips about life in France. The dictionary has been designed to meet the requirements of the KS2 Framework for Languages and will be a useful resource not only for pupils, but also for primary teachers who may be teaching the language for the first time, and for parents who need to help their child with homework. This dictionary will support and guide, and help create an enthusiasm for finding out about other languages and cultures.
- RRP £8.99
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SONB 4 years +4 years +
Written by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo, the 36 books in this Songbirds Phonics Collection are especially designed to help ease young children through the process of learning to read.
- RRP £128.82
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- Just 47.00p per book
From the Oxford Reading Tree, this collection combines playful rhythm-and-rhyme tales with vibrant and interesting illustrations sure to engage little ones.
Great for encouraging gradual progress and for preparing children for studies in primary school or supplementing their early learning, these bite-sized tales will promote an early positive reading experience.
LTWA 3 years +3 years +
Covering the topics of numbers, counting, writing, the alphabet and phonics, these activity-filled workbooks from Letts all feature amazing animals and will help children aged between 3 and 5 get to grips with English and Maths.
- RRP £19.95
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- Just £1.20 per book
Supporting the Early Years Curriculum, the books have accessible activities which allow children to practise key numeracy and literacy skills, while also exploring the world of animals through weird and wonderful facts.
MIDA 7 years +7 years +
This beautifully illustrated book introduces a whole host of gods and goddesses and men, women and monsters from Ancient Greek myths.
- RRP £9.99
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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.
AKDIK 5 years +5 years +
An ideal first Spanish dictionary for kids aged 6 and above, designed to introduce Spanish vocabulary to children in a fun, easy and memorable way.
- RRP £5.99
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Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary introduces children to their first 500 Spanish words with colourful illustrations and example sentences to help children remember words and translations from English to Spanish.
Listed in English-to- Spanish alphabetical order and with themed pages, the Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary provides curriculum-matched support for young learners of Spanish.
AHLUQ 11 years +11 years +
Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing. The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
- RRP £12.99
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WLWT 5 years +5 years +
Learn about different kinds of wildlife with this fantastic collection for children aged 5 and over.
- RRP £49.90
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- Just £1.00 per book
From bumblebees to tawny owls, these engaging books are sure to help children notice and care about all sorts of wonderful animals - from insects found in the garden to those that only come out at night.
The book-banded readers provide a fascinating insight into how animals live and are written in an engaging narrative style. They use high-frequency words and support unfamiliar vocabulary by images and labels.
MIAW 7 years +7 years +
With witty text and a distinctive style of artwork, this fun book provides a list of 101 jaw-dropping facts that proves to children the subject of maths is anything but boring.
- RRP £7.99
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From the theory that it's more likely than not that two people in a room of 23 people will share a birthday to the fact that everything from rock music to code-breaking is based on maths, there are 101 eye-opening and extraordinary maths-based facts for children to discover and share.
Ideal for those children aged 8 and over who struggle with maths, its lively and appealing approach will help generate discussion and will children build on the things they have learned in the classroom.