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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
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  • Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary

    Product Code: ILH2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Every home and school needs a dictionary dedicated to science.

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Science Dictionary is easy to use and contains over 1,000 words and meanings that will help young learners understand key science terms and concepts. It's sure to build up their knowledge and vocabulary.

    This book has a refreshingly clear layout and the examples, feature panels, diagrams, illustrations and photographs will help ensure children understand what can sometimes be tricky terms. Among the National Curriculum words featured are different types of bones including different types of bones like tibia, fibula, radius, ulna and patella.
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  • Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary

    Product Code: ILL2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Making maths simple...

    The Oxford Primary Illustrated Maths Dictionary provides an accessible introduction to all the key maths terms children aged 8 and over will be learning at school.

    Based around the National Curriculum, it has a child-friendly design that explains mathematical concepts using feature panels, diagrams, graphs, illustrations and photographs.

    It has a focus on key topic areas and is a valuable resource for parents and teachers as well as children. It's sure to help build up an understanding of maths.
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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.
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  • On Your Bike

    Chris Hoy

    Product Code: OYBK
    Other 7 years +
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    Sir Chris Hoy will help children embrace life on two wheels with this essential guide to making the most of a bike!

    From choosing the right type of bicycle (BMX or mountain bike?) to getting the right kit, Chris offers so much expert advice. he also gives tips on cycling in all weathers and important safety and maintenance tips.

    Step-by-step guides with illustrations will show you change a tyre and check your bike for wear.
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  • Primary Illustrated Computing Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: ILC2
    Paperback 8 years +
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    Every school and home needs a dictionary dedicated to computers and coding.

    This easy-to-use, comprehensive and fully up-to-date dictionary includes clear definitions for over 1,000 words and meanings that will help children understand key computing terms and concepts. It follows the international computing curriculum and will build vocabulary in everything from programming to buildign computer games!

    It will also help them understand all about National Curriculum topics including algorithms, logical reasoning, computer networks and data representation.
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  • Lesser Spotted Animals

    Martin Brown

    Product Code: LSPT
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Brilliant beasts you might not know about!

    Martin Brown, the illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, reveals all about brilliant beasts including zorillas, numbats and everything in-between. This is rib-tickling read for all children who love animals.
    • £2.00
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  • Flash

    Irelandopedia

    John Burke

    Product Code: IREL
    Hardback 7 years +
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    This breathtakingly exciting book discovers Ireland, county by county, as you've never seen it before! Armchair travelers of any age will be totally absorbed by Fatti Burke's detailed illustrations and her father John's fabulous facts to be discovered on every page. Spot the ghosts in Dunluce Castle, taste rashers which were invented in Waterford, take a boat out on one of Cavan's 360 lakes -- even discover which county Elvis Presley's ancestors were from! Discover hundreds of things about Ireland until you have an Irelandopedic knowledge yourself!
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  • Facts!

    Tracey Turner

    Product Code: FCTS
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Children will love to impress all their friends and family with the awesome tidbits of general knowledge featured in this fantastic fact book every day.

    From amazing animals to sensational science and humungous human achievements, these facts will astound curious readers and this hardback book is perfect to dip in and out of. It's also ideal for children who prefer non-fiction.

    The facts range from the gross (Ancient Romans used wee to whiten their teeth and do the laundry) to the delicious (Estonians tuck into seven meals to give them strength for the year ahead every New Year's Eve) and there are 'on this day' facts to add extra curiosity and fun.
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  • Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

    DK

    Product Code: MVEY
    Hardback 8 years +
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    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
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  • LEGO Star Wars: Build Your Own Adventure

    DK

    Product Code: XLSWA
    Hardback 8 years +
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    LEGO fans who want to harness the power of the Force when it comes to building spaceships and crafts from a galaxy far, far away will love this out-of-this-world book.

    With 50 inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters, the book will help you build something amazing and then play out an adventure using LEGO bricks. It comes with a free Rebel Pilot Minifigure and all the bricks you need to build an exclusive Y-wing starfighter model (that features in the book)!

    Packed with ideas for all ages and building abilities, the easy, medium and harder models can help you build a LEGO podrace on Tatooine or a jailbreak on Bespin.
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  • LEGO: Absolutely Everything You Ever Need to Know

    DK

    Product Code: LGEV
    Hardback 7 years +
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    Did you know that a wooden duck was one of LEGO's first ever toys? How about the fact that the LEGO Group is one of the world's largest 'tyre' manufacturers? The brick-sized bits of trivia featured in this jaw-dropping book will delight any LEGO lover!

    Crammed with fun and fascinating facts, this book looks at the Minifigure tools you can use to make all the places, populations, pieces and themes that form the LEGO world.

    Among other highlights this book showcases are a LEGO Batman Minifigure that has glow-in-the-dark eyes and hints on where you can find the glass slipper in the Disney Castle set.
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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.

The best books

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