Children's Books

Young adults

  • TNMB 9 years +
    Anna Weltman
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
  • KJBB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Containing the Old and New Testaments, this King James edition of the Holy Bible is a wonderful keepsake. Presented in a black slipcase, it's sure to delight any Christian or anyone interested in the Greatest Story Ever Told.

    A very special edition that will make a wonderful gift, especially for Christenings.
  • KJBW 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
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    Containing the Old and New Testaments, this 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.

    A very special edition that will make a wonderful gift, especially for Christenings.
  • 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.
  • AGQGT 9 years +
    Jake Jackson
    9 years +
    • £9.89
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    The perfect companion to the other titles in the "Music Made Easy" series ("Play the Guitar", "Play the Piano", "Guitar Chords", "Piano and Keyboard Chords"), this is the ideal guide for those, of any age, who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the page. This guide provides the essentials you need to know, explaining pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures. You can then practise what you have learnt with the 'Play Along' sections containing simple, well-known examples of music. It comes with helpful diagrams, clear accessible text. Supported online by our "See it * Hear it" chord site. Now you can see the chord, then reach for your phone and hear the chord. Using any free QR code reader app (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows) a web site opens automatically and you can listen to the chord as a strum, an arpeggio (each note played separately) and hear it as a piano chord and arpeggio.
  • AQBTN 11 years +
    Michelle Elliott
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? If you're a bully, how can you change your behaviour? This essential guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens and what you can do about it. There are tips on how to assert yourself and develop your self-esteem.
  • AMSPN 7 years +
    Brien Masters
    7 years +
    • £13.39
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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.
  • AKXMC 8 years +
    Deborah Bull
    8 years +
    • £9.89
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    This is the essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide - spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance - with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. Features include: plot summaries; an analysis of each ballet's principal themes; useful background and historical information; and a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers - regulars and first-timers alike.
  • ALYTT 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £23.99
    • RRP £29.99
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    JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction to the JavaScript language and programming in general. With the help of kid-friendly examples, author Nick Morgan teaches the essentials of JavaScript. Morgan starts with the basics of strings, arrays, and loops, then moves on to show readers how to modify elements with jQuery and draw graphics with canvas. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to create your own fun animations and games and you'll have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript.
  • AEKWW 11 years +
    Tori Large & Adam Constantine
    11 years +
    • £7.99
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    This is a new edition of this popular title, which provides a fantastic reference point for students studying for their SATs and GCSEs. It is split into 4 main sections covering all aspects of the national curriculum, from algebra to APRs, volume to vectors and trigonometry to transformation. It is brightly and clearly illustrated. It includes a glossary of mathematical terms and symbols. It comes with internet-links to help learners find out more about maths.
  • APNPL 11 years +
    Rebecca Gilpin
    11 years +
    • £6.39
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    This title contains a pack of 30 cards, each showing a tasty and simple treat which can be made at home. On one side of the card, there is a mouth-watering photograph of the finished dish, which when turned over shows clear, step-by-step picture instructions for how to make it. The recipes include chocolate brownies, mini meringues, raspberry ice-cream and ginger star biscuits.
  • ALAZN 11 years +
    Felicity Brooks
    11 years +
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    This book prepares girls for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the emotional, psychological and physical changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens. It covers all the topics that girls want to find out about, including moods and feelings, periods and how to survive them, what happens to boys, diet, eating disorders, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online. It guides young teenagers through this exciting and sometimes daunting stage as they start taking full responsibility for many aspects of their own lives for the first time.
  • ANDXJ 11 years +
    Mary Sebag-Montefiore
    11 years +
    • £4.79
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    Leo Tolstoy's epic Russian classic, retold in just 64 pages. First published in 1869, this novel is one of the most famous books in the world, and this simple but atmospheric retelling now makes it accessible for young readers. Set in Russia following the French invasion of Russia in 1812, as the Tsarist regime is succeeded by the Napoleonic era.
  • ABBGT 12 years +
    Chris Priestley
    12 years +
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    At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone while their father fetches the doctor. Then a visitor comes begging for shelter, and so begins a long night of storytelling, in which young Ethan and Cathy, who have an unnatural appetite for stories of a macabre persuasion, sit out the last throes of the storm in the company of a sailor with more than enough grisly tales to satisfy them. But something about this sailor puts Ethan on edge, and he becomes increasingly agitated for his father's return. Only when the storm blows itself out can Ethan relax - but not for long, for the new dawn opens the children's eyes to a truth more shocking, more distressing than anything they heard the night before.
  • ABKER 11 years +
    Mikki Rain
    11 years +
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    This is a fresh new edition of this guide to all things equestrian. It contains everything the young riding enthusiast could need to know, including grooming and stable management, how to train for and compete in gymkhanas, a guide to the world of showing and how to choose and care for your first pony. It is packed with colourful illustrations, photographs and diagrams, with Internet links to recommended websites to help young riders find out more.
  • AIESA 11 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    11 years +
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    From the Battle of Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, this book tells the unique story of Medieval Britain. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and family trees. Includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks Website as well as lists of places to visit throughout Britain.
  • AJLME 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Tales to remember yesterday's fallen - from today's bestselling authors. Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of short stories chronicles the events of World War One - imagining the conflicts and emotions of those people caught up in the war and its aftermath. With stories from Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, among others, this anthology will be treasured for generations.
  • AIKVA 11 years +
    Rachel Firth
    11 years +
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    Rich in historical detail, with information about how knights lived both in war and peace, the importance of chivalry and how their armour and horses helped them to win many battles. Also contains a fact file with details of famous knights and a glossary of terms associated with knights and armour. Internet-links to recommended websites via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
  • APVTF 12 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    12 years +
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    Alex lives in East Berlin. The cold war is raging and he and his family are forbidden to leave. But the longer he stays the more danger he is in. Alex is no longer pretending to be a model East German, and the Stasi has noticed. They are watching him. Alex is told that further education will be blocked to him. His summer job is mysteriously cancelled, and friends begin avoiding him. His parents start to realise that leaving the East may be the only option left to them, but getting across the Wall is practically impossible. And even if Alex and his family make it to the other side, will they be able to escape the reach of the Stasi? This is a tense, page-turning thriller that builds towards a terrifying showdown as powerful forces from the East and West converge. One false move will change everything for Alex and his family, for ever.
  • AIYPA 10 years +
    William Osborne
    10 years +
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    Otto and Leni have escaped to England from Nazi Germany. They thought they were safe, but now the British want them to go back. Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a secret operation codenamed Wolfsangel. Their mission is to find and kidnap a girl who could bring down Hitler And so begins their bravest journey yet \.
  • AQBZG 11 years +
    Alan Durant
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    Naz is nicknamed the "goal machine" because he scores goals for fun. He's the league's top scorer. But then things start to go wrong: fabulous saves, the woodwork, an injury...His confidence wanes and he tries too hard. All of a sudden he can't buy a goal. His place is in doubt for the cup game. An injury gives him a break and he finally gets back on track - with a huge slice of luck - and ends up scoring a hat-trick. Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers with a reading age of 5-7. The engaging stories are perfect for older, struggling readers as well as emerging readers. All texts have been checked by reading consultant Dee Reid.
  • AQCAI 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £5.99
    With queen bees, drama queens and cliquey teens girl friendships can be tough! Teen Life Confidential is here to help with this guide for teenagers looking for help surviving the friendship game. Hanging out with your best friends can be awesome, but what happens when things go wrong? Queen Bees, Drama Queens and Cliquey Teens answers your friendship problems and questions and gives advice on everything from how to cope with the bullies and mean girls at school, to how to be a better friend yourself. Written by experienced author Anita Naik, this title explores all aspects of teenage girl friendships and the problems that surround them. We look at what being popular means, the downsides of friendships and what to do when things go wrong. Includes an 8 ways to empower yourself guide. Self-esteem and self-confidence are vital when coping with girl friendships and girl bullying, so we've given 8 things that the reader can do every day to improve their confidence and build their self esteem. Each section is accompanied by quotes from real teenagers to give examples of real-life problems that teenagers experience every day. We also feature quizzes to help you to assess your own behaviour and work out what your friendship style is. Anita Naik is an author, columnist, blogger and journalist. She started her career as advice columnist on the teen magazine Just 17, and is now the agony aunt at Teen Now magazine and Avon Connects. She is also a regular contributor to the parenting technology site Quibly (http://www.quib.ly) and writes regularly on the subjects of teens, tech, parenting, education and social media, across various media platforms and magazines. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape works UK-wide to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources necessary to keep children safe from harm. We are grateful to Claude Knights at Kidscape for her advice in the creation of this book. For more information please visit: http://www.kidscape.org.uk/ Chapter One - Being popular: What does it means to be popular and who you are friends with right now? Chapter Two - The girls who rule school: Here we look at the girls at the top of the class and why they behave the way they do. Chapter Three - The downside of friendships: Relational aggression explained and ways to deal with the mean behaviours that arise in girl friendships. Chapter Four - What kind of friend are you? Helps readers to assess their own friendship behaviour. We look at the different types of friend and the problems of the behaviours associated with them. Chapter Five - When things go wrong: How to cope with friendships that end, or turn nasty. A Help Section gives details of places to go for further help and guidance, and a glossary explains specific terms to readers.
  • AQCGI 11 years +
    Philip Steele
    11 years +
    • £12.99
    Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In School Shootings, we look at why these terrible events occur, and what sort of people carry them out. What is the scale of the problem? Are such attacks more common in some parts of the world than others? Have they always taken place, or are they a new phenomenon? And how should we best respond to the fear of them happening again? What actions should be taken and what changes should be made?
  • AQCOL 11 years +
    Sarah Wilkes
    11 years +
    • £8.99
    The Classifying Animals series welcomes readers to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of reptiles, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the reptiles in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which reptiles have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.