Reference Books for Children

  • ABQUX 8 years +
    8 years +
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    What do you say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl?! Kids will love learning all about some really wicked words! In Horrible Histories: Wicked Words, Terry Deary runs riot through the history of the English language. Words have have never been so horrible! Complete with Philip Reeve's hilarious illustrations, this is a book that will appeal to reluctant readers and any child with an interest in history!

  • AEAWU 8 years +
    8 years +
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    It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: What really happened in Dad's Army? How to make a rude noise with a gas mask? Why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty? Discover all the foul facts about the Blitzed Brits - all the gore and more!
  • AMXLY 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Terrifying Tudors covers all things horrible in Tudor Britain. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Tudor family's rotten reign. Shudder at the mad monarchs, dress up Rattus with the garish garments and keep fit with Tudor football. Be careful to keep on the right side of Henry VIII though, or you might end up on the chopping block!
  • AHRCP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villinous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and all about stag hunting inaddington Station. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
  • AIWXK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.
  • AKHEN 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin' Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. With a bold, accessible new look, illustrated throughout and revised by the author, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. 2013 is the twentieth anniversary of Horrible Histories.
  • ALZGP 5 years +
    5 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the explosive Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Awful Egyptians covers all things horrible in ancient Egypt. With over 250 savage stickers, children can help to explore perilous pyramids, meet suffering slaves and saunter past scheming sphinxes. But be careful not to get lost for ever in the mummifying mazes!
  • ALZTG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A new series of Horrible Histories sticker activity books, crammed with quick quizzes, foul facts and putrid pictures, the Horrible Histories Sticker Activity Book: Rotten Romans covers all things horrible in ruthless Rome. With over 250 savage stickers, explore the Roman's extraordinary empire. Get boggled by their baths, terrified by their torture and cured by their dastardly doctors. Be careful to keep on the right side of the grumpy gladiators though, otherwise you could end up on a spear!
  • CCFK 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Computer coding is becoming more and more of a key skill in modern life, especially during IT lessons at school, and many children will be able to make use of it in their future careers. You can never be too young to start learning and there can be no better guide than Carol Vorderman, who we all know is extremely intelligent after her years on Countdown and the various other TV shows - and books - where she has flexed her brain power.

    Carol's step-by-step - and very visual - guide to the complex skill of computer coding is suitable for children aged 9 and over and teaches the basics of coding for multiple programming languages, including Scratch and Python.

    Avoiding computer jargon and starting with the basics, the book generally progresses to more advanced computer projects where children can even start building their own games through coding! A great book for budding programmers.
  • BGPT 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Children struggling with science lessons will find this fun and friendly guide to the periodic table a huge help. From smelly sulphur to exploding hydrogen and much more besides, this book will make what is sometimes a tricky concept to comprehend much clearer.

    Full of eye-catching illustrations and explanatory diagrams, each of the 92 elements is covered and linked to a story, wacky analogy or fascinating fact - making it much easier to remember each element.

    With its appealing design and Gill Arbuthnott's clear descriptions, this is a great first introduction to the periodic table for children aged 9 and above.
  • HKM2 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Help Your Kids With Maths, by Carol Vorderman, is a simple, easy-to-follow maths encyclopedia that covers everything children need to know about maths, from long division to trigonometry.

    This guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach maths skills from basic numeracy up to more complicated problems, such as algebra and statistics.

    It's sure to come in helpful for children aged from 9+.
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    Times Tables Made Easy from Carol Vorderman is a fun introduction to times tables for children aged 5 and over.

    Featuring plenty of clever tricks and memorable themes which are designed to help children remember and work out their times tables, there is even a wonder wheel that reveals the answer if the reader gets stuck on a particular problem!
  • AOXFE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A comprehensive science reference book covering key topics from particle physics to genes and DNA, with clearly written explanations and superb photographs and illustrations. QR codes for each topic provide instant access, via a mobile device, to over 180 video clips of experiments and animated lessons that enhance the information in the book.
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    This title is a brand new edition of this comprehensive encyclopedia, tracing the extraordinary history of our world, from the Big Bang to the 21st Century. It includes all the major civilizations, rulers and events in world history, and paints a vivid picture of everyday life over thousands of years. Readers can immerse themselves in history via the over 200 recommended web sites, fighting the Battle of Waterloo or strolling the Great Wall of China. A selection of useful maps and pictures from the book are available to download free from the Usborne web site, making this a valuable resource tool that is guaranteed to add an extra dimension to school work.
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    Experience the DC Comics Universe like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia. New and expanded, this lavishly illustrated, jam-packed encyclopedia covers more than 1,200 of the classic characters created by comics giant DC. The DC Comics Encyclopedia is a true essential for any comic book fan and a vital addition to every DC fan's shelf. Explore fascinating, extensive coverage of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, the Justice League, Aquaman, Catwoman and Wonder Woman, and catch up with your favourite bad guys from blockbuster films including Suicide Squad and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Exciting special features celebrate some of the DC heroes and villains' more memorable exotic vehicles and weaponry, their titanic clashes, and romantic encounters. From birth to Rebirth, The DC Comics Encyclopedia is fully up-to-date with the latest earth-shaking DC developments, . With a brand new cover designed by Carlo Pagulayan, one of the world's pre-eminent comic book artists, and thrilling comic-book art, the fun and excitement of more than 75 years of comic-book history explodes off every page! Previous edition ISBN 9781405328913 TM & (c) DC Comics.
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    This comprehensive visual dictionary is the perfect Star Wars book for getting to know the galaxy far, far away. Packed with more than 1,500 stunning images, it showcases major and minor characters including Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, creatures, vehicles, weapons, props, and items of tech in unparalleled detail. Beautiful photography and engaging text written by Star Wars experts examines the finer points of Padme Amidala's costumes, displays Boba Fett's array of weaponry, studies Darth Vader's armor, and reveals the lesser-known background stories to many of the characters. Find out who Poe Dameron's idol is, discover the tech behind BB-8's rolling motion, and much, much more! Fully updated to include Star Wars The Force Awakens and Star Wars The Last Jedi - this invaluable reference guide incorporates all the latest stories and characters. The definitive companion to the Star Wars movies, Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary is a must-buy for the beginner and the die-hard Star Wars fan alike. (c) & TM 2018 LUCASFILM LTD.
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    Children's A to Z Encyclopedia covers a full range of clearly arranged alphabetical topics, from ancient history and countries of the world to wildlife, politics, technology and more. This volume is the perfect purchase for any family. It will bear repeated use by all the family from 9+ through the teenage years. Fully updated with the very latest facts and data; clear text and more than 1000 photos and illustrations will inform and amaze. Detailed reference matter at the end of the book includes a world map, information on international organizations, mini biographies of scientists and explorers and history highlights.
  • SITW 5 years +
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    See Inside How Things Work is an amazing lift-the-flap book packed with inventions, machines, gadgets and devices - and facts and information about how they work.

    Over 90 flaps reveal the inside workings of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines, microwaves and many other machines. The book also includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments that will give the reader even further information about the subject.
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    Encyclopedia of Sharks is a giant encyclopedia offering a comprehensive insight into the world of sharks for children ged 8+. Divided into clear sections, the book begins by exploring what sharks are and where they live, and progresses to how sharks work and life in the water. Shark species are then covered in great detail, revealing how great whites hunt their prey and why basking sharks cruise with their mouths wide open. This leads on to relatives of sharks, such as rays and sawfish. The book concludes by looking at sharks and people, including tourist attractions, why sharks are in trouble, and what we can do to save them. A useful source of information for school projects or homework.
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    Change the way you see the world with a groundbreaking visual approach to the wonders of our planet. From Viking raiders and Samurai warriors to robotics and chemical reactions, amazing animals, the human body, the marvels of history, and more are visualized in incredible detail, inside and out, providing a mind-blowing introduction to every aspect of human knowledge. You'll find yourself utterly absorbed as complex subjects become clear through engaging explanations, incredible illustrations, phenomenal photographs and jaw-dropping 3D images. This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia will continue to fascinate young readers with its microscopic detail and amazing facts on tons of topics. Explore the universe, from the inside of an atom to enormous galaxies, then discover the explosive science behind a fireworks display. Take a look at what makes the human brain so special and find out how our bodies cells make energy. Journey through history from the earliest life forms to our hairiest ancestors and then right up to our world today.
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    Explore the world with this lavish new edition of the bestselling Maps. Released to mark the 10th anniversary of the very first edition, this book features 16 brand new maps and has new material on every page. Each highly illustrated map details not only geographical features and political borders but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local peoples, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts assorted with each region. It's a celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects - and everything in between!
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    Packed with information and amazing images, this is the ultimate book of knowledge for kids aged 7 to 9. This thorough children's encyclopedia contains all the homework answers your kids will need, explained clearly and checked by experts. Covering all the key subjects including Arts, People, History, Earth, Nature, Science, Technology, Space, and Human Body in alphabetical order.DK Children's Encyclopedia is a classic reference book covering over 240 topics, essential for any child who wants to discover as much as possible about the world around them.
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    Revised and updated to cover all the latest vocabulary, making it ideal for intermediate to advanced learners of Spanish. Designed for students and professionals using Spanish in the course of their work or study, this modern dictionary draws on Collins unique databases of Spanish and English to ensure that the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. * Practical section on real life communication in Spanish, covering all forms of written and spoken communication * Includes all the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields, with special feature entries about life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries. * The in-depth treatment of complex words, practical tips on spoken and written Spanish guide the user to additional information making this dictionary the ideal tool for intermediate to advanced students. * Accessible layout guides users quickly to what they want. Comprehensive dictionaries. Always free online. Join us at www.collinsdictionary.com
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    Let's Learn Vietnamese Kit is an introductory Vietnamese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Vietnamese in a fun and easy way. The Vietnamese flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive way to learn Vietnamese. The set contains a total of 64 words organized into thematic categories, including: My Family Colors Animals Food and Drink My Body Clothes Environment All of the Vietnamese words are illustrated the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety. Also included in this kit is an audio CD which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs are also included on the free audio CD. Finally, the kit also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more! This set contains the following: 64 Flash Cards (4.25 x 2.7) that get children talking about family members, colors, animals and numbers Audio CD provides native pronunciation of the Vietnamese words, and sample sentences for practice plus Vietnamese to help with learning Color Wall Chart (24 x 18) keeps all the new vocabulary in sight Learning Guide for Parents and Teachers 32 pages tells you how to use the cards for most effective learning, and includes song lyrics, activities and games to play with your kids