Children's Books

Young adults

  • Skulduggery Pleasant Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780007967902 - Derek Landy
    SKDP 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £12.00
    • RRP £58.91
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books in a keepsake slipcase.

    Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.

    Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
    This collection contains books 1-9 in Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
    Format: paperback
  • AQKZB 12 years +
    12 years +
    (1)
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories, and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this CD collection is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children. Stories included are: gulliver's travels; oliver twist; treasure island; a christmas carol; heidi; the secret garden; little women; alice in wonderland; black beauty; peter pan; the railway children; the jungle book; the three musketeers; the wind in the willows; and, approximately 8hr running time.
  • AQALG 12 years +
    Louis Sachar
    12 years +
    • £15.00
    Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance, but is he going to be able to stay out of trouble when there is so much building up against him? In this brilliantly plotted and exciting novel, Armpit is joined by many vibrant new characters, and is learning what it takes to stay on course, and that doing the right thing is never the wrong choice.
  • ADOID 15 years +
    Catherine Dawson
    15 years +
    • £16.89
    • RRP £16.99
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    As unemployment becomes an issue on every graduate's and career changer's mind, apprenticeships are becoming the most legitimate and popular routes into work. But how do you choose the apprenticeship that's right for you? And for parents, how do you support and guide your child into the best possible career path? "Apprenticeships" uses friendly and jargon-free language to answer all of those questions and more. Based on real life experiences and insider knowledge it dispels common misconceptions, helps you assess all the alternatives, provides self assessment questionnaires and practical guidance on the application process. For both school leavers and adult learners, this is the only resource you'll need to make an informed decision. With information on funding, your rights, developing skills as well as information on key national and regional learning providers, "Apprenticeships" will give you the confidence and knowledge to pursue your chosen career and compete with other candidates.
  • ABPYW 7 years +
    John Gardyne
    7 years +
    • £13.39
    • RRP £14.99
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    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.
  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    Tim Rutherford-Johnson
    11 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    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.
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    Rachel Renee Russell
    9 years +
    • £11.00
    • RRP £83.88
    • Save £72.88
    • Just 92.00p per book
    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.
    Format: paperback
  • AKEKD 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This unique and innovative coursebook supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Combining visual information, audio material and hands-on activities, it provides in-depth coverage of the KS3 programme of study in a style appropriate to you whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner. This innovative coursebook uses a blend of text, images and diagrams throughout to communicate all the essential information effectively for visual learners. Hands-on activities for every topic provide revision opportunities for Kinaesthetic learners. Free audio tracks talk auditory learners through all they key points. This three-pronged approach ensures all students learn what they need to by the end of KS3 and are well-prepared for their GCSE years.
  • AJPCH 14 years +
    Paul D. Tieger
    14 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    A revision of the bestselling guide to finding greater career satisfaction and success through Personality Type. A classic in the genre, DO WHAT YOU ARE has helped hundreds of thousands of people find truly satisfying work. Since the last edition, much has changed in the world of work, including the great recession and the explosion of technology. What hasn't changed is the power and usefulness of Personality Type to help people find greater career success. The fifth edition introduces updated sections and new insights on the modern workforce, technology, Baby Boomers seeking post-work fulfillment, online resources, job listings, and much more. Using workbook exercises and real-life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of all 16 personality types, DO WHAT YOU ARE shows you step-by-step how to utilize your unique strengths to customise your job search, get the most out of your current career, obtain leadership positions, and achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.
  • AMSPN 7 years +
    Brien Masters
    7 years +
    • £13.39
    • RRP £14.99
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    This much-loved book is a collection of over one hundred songs, some well known, some less known, collected over the years by experienced Waldorf teacher Brien Masters. They are graded for different ages from Class 3 (age 8) to Class 8 (age 14) and grouped into festivals and seasons. They include rounds and four-part songs, and musical notation for recorders and other instruments. This is a wonderful resource for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers, and any teacher or parent looking to introduce music to their classroom or home.
  • AARDH 11 years +
    Chris Oxlade
    11 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    Gaming Technology explores the very latest developments in gaming technology and looks forward to possible advances that will enhance our gaming experience. It looks at the electronics behind games and their platforms, developments in graphics and sound, and ways in which we may play games in the future, for example virtual reality. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • AAUUN 11 years +
    Stewart Ross
    11 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    Sports Technology looks at developments in the world of sport, and explores the way in which technology has enhanced both the player's and the supporter's experience. It discusses electronic decision-making, advances in technology that have improved equipment, sportswear, athletes' training and performance, and looks at what constitutes cheating. The New Technology series is an exciting, up-to-date look at new technology and the effect it is having on the world. Each title looks forward to likely future technological advances that will affect our everyday lives.
  • ANPVP 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £10.99
    This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book. Based on new research that proves repeated practice is more effective than repeated study, this book is guaranteed to help you achieve the best results. There are clear and concise revision notes for every topic covered in the curriculum, plus seven practice opportunities to ensure the best results. Includes: * quick tests to check understanding * end-of-topic practice questions * topic review questions later in the book * mixed practice questions at the end of the book * free Q&A flashcards to download online * an ebook version of the revision guide * more topic-by-topic practice and a complete exam-style paper in the added workbook Suitable for the new AQA English Language and English Literature GCSE.
  • ALTEU 14 years +
    Stanley Sadie
    14 years +
    • £19.89
    • RRP £20.00
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    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
  • AOIFY 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £10.89
    • RRP £10.99
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    This unique and innovative Revision Book supports all learning styles so that every student can achieve the best results. Whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, this revision guide supports the revision techniques that you are most suited to, ensuring you revise effectively. * suitable for the new Edexcel, AQA, OCR and WJEC GCSE English Language and English Literature courses * comprises a revision guide and exam practice workbook in one edition * engaging, magazine-inspired revision pages * a 'hands-on' revision activity for every module * an audio 'walkthrough' of every topic (free download) * exam-style practice questions for every topic * includes complete GCSE English Language and English Literature practice test papers
  • AQGHU 14 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    14 years +
    • £15.99
    • RRP £19.99
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    A new-style dictionary in a durable and affordable format. For everyday use, with over 295,000 words, meanings, and phrases for today's fast-changing world, plus thousands of fascinating entries for people and places. Ideal for everyday use in the office, at home and for study, this is the dictionary for support in all areas of the language. Find out more - thousands of fascinating, fact-filled biographical and geographical entries for people and places. Have confidence - contains more references than any comparable dictionary with over 295,000 words, meanings, and phrases. Comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and definitions you need. Get it right - language notes help you choose the right words for every situation and give advice on words that are changing in meaning or use. Be confident - a supplement with hundreds of language tips for everyday use. Get there fast - an ultra-clear layout allows you to find information quickly.
  • ACDIW 14 years +
    William Shakespeare
    14 years +
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Othello", and "Macbeth" as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It" with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written. It also includes Shakespeare's Sonnets, as well as his longer poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece".
  • AHJQM 14 years +
    John Keats
    14 years +
    • £10.89
    • RRP £12.99
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    This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Keats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by a generous selection of Keats's letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking. In his tragically short life Keats wrote an astonishing number of superb poems; his stature as one of the foremost poets of the Romantic movement remains unassailable. This volume contains all the poetry published during his lifetime, including Endymion in its entirety, the Odes, 'Lamia', and both versions of 'Hyperion'. The poetry is presented in chronological sequence, illustrating the staggering speed with which Keats's work matured. Further insight into his creative process is given by reproducing, in their original form, a number of poems that were published posthumously. Keats's letters are admired almost as much as his poetry and were described by T. S. Eliot as 'certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet'. They provide the best biographical detail available and shed invaluable light on Keats's poems. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • AIYFI 10 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    10 years +
    • £11.99
    The perfect language companion for all students aged 11+. With a clear 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 edition has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and 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 words, it includes the school national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 and GCSE level, 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 support for all school students. Collins have been pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819. We are proud to offer an extensive range of dictionaries in multiple formats and languages for all leisure, travel and educational needs.
  • AHJQS 14 years +
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    14 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This major new edition, originally commissioned for the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode, brings together a unique combination of Shelley's poetry and prose - the lyric poems, plays, longer poems, criticism, and essays - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was a Romantic poet of radical imaginings, living in an age of change. His tempestuous life and friendship with Byron, and his tragically early death, at times threatened to overwhelm his legacy as a poet, but today his standing as one of the foremost English authors is assured. This freshly edited anthology - the fullest one-volume selection in English - includes all but one of the longer poems, from Queen Mab onwards, in their entirety. Only Laon and Cythna is excerpted, in a generous selection. As well as works such asPrometheus Unbound, The Mask of Anarchy, and Adonais, the volume includes a wide range of Shelley's shorter poems and much of his major prose, including A Defence of Poetry and almost all of A Philosophical View of Reform. Shelley emerges from these pages as a passionate and eloquent opponent of tyranny and a champion of human possibility. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • AHJWV 14 years +
    John Milton
    14 years +
    • £11.19
    • RRP £13.99
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    This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prose writings - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relation to the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the past four centuries. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • AAJOC 16 years +
    16 years +
    • £11.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    If you're looking for a fast, focussed and effective way to revise for your AS or A2 exams, Revision Express is the answer. Now fully updated for the new A-levels, Revision Express covers everything you need for success in your exams. Each chapter is broken down into two-page topic sessions, packed with information, top tips and unique features to help you carefully organise your revision and gain vital extra marks. All the information is presented in short, memorable chunks for quick and simple revision and you can check your understanding and progress as you proceed with checkpoint questions. Develop and practice your exam techniques with sample exam-style questions (and answers luckily!) and get some inside information as A-level examiners reveal the secrets to getting top grades.
  • AAJOB 16 years +
    16 years +
    • £11.89
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £3.10
    If you're looking for a fast, focussed and effective way to revise for your AS or A2 exams, Revision Express is the answer. Now fully updated for the new A-levels, Revision Express covers everything you need for success in your exams. Each chapter is broken down into two-page topic sessions, packed with information, top tips and unique features to help you carefully organise your revision and gain vital extra marks. All the information is presented in short, memorable chunks for quick and simple revision and you can check your understanding and progress as you proceed with checkpoint questions. Develop and practice your exam techniques with sample exam-style questions (and answers luckily!) and get some inside information as A-level examiners reveal the secrets to getting top grades.
  • AAJOD 16 years +
    16 years +
    • £12.69
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £2.30
    If you're looking for a fast, focussed and effective way to revise for your AS or A2 exams, Revision Express is the answer. Now fully updated for the new A-levels, Revision Express covers everything you need for success in your exams. Each chapter is broken down into two-page topic sessions, packed with information, top tips and unique features to help you carefully organise your revision and gain vital extra marks. All the information is presented in short, memorable chunks for quick and simple revision and you can check your understanding and progress as you proceed with checkpoint questions. Develop and practice your exam techniques with sample exam-style questions (and answers luckily!) and get some inside information as A-level examiners reveal the secrets to getting top grades.