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  • Big Picture Atlas

    Emily Bone

    Product Code: BGPA
    Hardback 5 years +
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books

    Product Code: PXAA
    Collection 6 years +
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    Packed with fantastic artwork and ideal for preparing Year 2 schoolchildren aged 6 and above as they look to tackle their very first chapter books, our Project X Alien Adventures Collection is full of fun stories, activities and facts that will help young readers build their confidence in reading at Oxford Reading Level 7 and then progress right through to Level 11.

    Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis. Now Exis's only chance for freedom is for Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day, free Exis from Badlaw and save Nok's parents, too!

    Gripping and sure to have even the most reluctant reader wanting to turn the pages and read on, this huge collection of 31 books is specially written by the creators of the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff, Chip and Kipper) to encourage children to enjoy reading independently.

    This 31-book collection covers Oxford Reading Tree Levels 7 to 11 (book bands Turquoise, Purple, Gold, White and Lime). It is suitable for children in Year 2/P3.

    Please note the books in this collection vary in size. The dimensions stated are for the wallet that the books are presented in.
    Format: paperback
    • £12.00
    • RRP £154.90
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    How are You Feeling Today?

    Molly Potter

    Product Code: HAYF
    Hardback 6 years +
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    Emotions can be a difficult subject of conversation to start up with young children and many people don't know where to start. Molly Potter's How are You Feeling Today? can help...

    Providing children aged 6 and over with straightforward, entertaining and (most importantly) appropriate ideas to help them deal with a selection of significant emotions, this book lets children choose a feeling that they can relate to and the provides strategies for dealing with it.

    Containing helpful notes for parents and covering both positive and negative emotions, How are You Feeling Today? is a delightful books that parent and child can explore together.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £10.99
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    Usborne: See Inside How Things Work

    Conrad Mason

    Product Code: SITW
    Other 6 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.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    WOW! Collection - 4 Books

    Product Code: WOWC
    Collection 5 years +
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    Four books full of extraordinary facts about dinosaurs, animals, the human body and vehicles.

    Little readers are sure to be saying 'wow' as they turn the pages and regale you with their new-found knowledge.

    Each book features bright and fresh artwork and the information is presented in bite-sized chunks that children will love to come back to again and again.

    Among the facts you and your children will learn are that a gorilla can catch the human cold and that sweaty feet help us run! These are engaging reads that will inspire and stimulate discussion.
    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £27.96
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  • Pigs Might Fly Collection - 6 Books

    Kirsty Holmes

    Product Code: PMFP
    Collection 5 years +
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    Your children will believe pigs can fly when they read through this oink-some collection of books about high-flying vehicles. These pigs don't tell any porkies when it comes to air travel!

    Piggles and his intrepid team will introduce children to all things aviation and help you navigate the skies - whether an aeroplane, hot air balloon, airship, glider, helicopter or space shuttle is your preferred mode of transport.

    This fun and fact-filled series supports the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects your children will be learning about at school.

    Format: paperback
    • £5.00
    • RRP £47.94
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    Incredible But True Animals & Dinosaurs Set - 2 Books

    Product Code: KD9196
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Find out incredible but true facts about dinosaurs and animals in these exciting books.

    The easy-to-read guides are packed with photographs, cool illustrations and tons of facts about your favourite prehistoric creatures and awesome animals!
    Format: paperback
    • £4.00
    • RRP £19.98
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    Spell Check

    Product Code: SPCH
    Paperback 5 years +
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    This book not only teaches children all the spelling rules but also will help them learn how to spell over 2,000 words.

    With an appealing visual style, it explains the useful spelling rules and patterns; focuses on the key word lists your children need to know; and will explain about some of the tricky words that trip all ages up.

    Providing plenty of practice and support, Spell Check is sure to make your children spelling superstars.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £9.99
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Whether it’s to help with homework or to give children a more rounded understanding of the world around them, our range of children’s reference books are packed full of facts and information that will inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Something for all ages and tastes

From 3 years all the way through to age 11+, we have the reference books for your child whatever their subject of interest. From outer space and complete reading schemes through to science, maths and history sets from the likes of Carol Vorderman, The Book People’s range of children’s reference books has it all.

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Chosen by our book experts and written by the likes of DK, Julia Donaldson and Oxford Reading Tree, you can be sure that you’ll find children’s reference collections and books that will help children with their homework, and encourage them to read and learn independently.

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Fact books for kids

  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books
  • Songbirds Phonics Collection - 36 Books
  • National Geographic Infopedia 2020
  • Usborne: See Inside How Things Work
  • Big Picture Atlas
  • The Science of... Collection - 10 Books
  • Project X Alien Adventures: Series 1 Collection - 31 Books
  • The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas
  • Usborne Life-the-Flap: Questions and Answers: Animals
  • Spectacular Visual Guides Collection - 10 Books