Children's Books

Young adults

  • AGQGT 9 years +
    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.
  • AEABW 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is packed with stories that teenage readers will relate to and get inspiration from. Subtitled 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning, Chicken Soup is poignant, heart warming and essential reading for any teens struggling to make sense of their world. The authors tackle tough issues, like death, suicide and loss of love with the help of stories and experiences written by teenagers. This is an motivational and unforgettable collection.

  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    11 years +
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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.
  • AMZCW 15 years +
    15 years +
    • £7.69
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    This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Peppered with jokes showing how not to do it from the inimitable Richard Benson, author of F in Exams, this book includes: * Preparing your revision environment * Organising your notes * Using the right revision methods * Choosing reliable online resources * Best practice for exam day * Finding the best approach for YOU
  • AQQWM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    The world's best-selling mini dictionary. This new edition, in colour, is fully up-to-date, including the most popular new words to enter the English language. The ideal portable companion for all. This handy little dictionary gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains clear definitions for all the words you need on a daily basis and provides tips on spelling, and help with difficult pronunciations. The clear colour layout makes the content easily accessible and suitable for immediate use. Includes an up-to-date supplement tackling problems of style and etiquette in everything from letters to emails to social media sites. 85,000 words, meanings, and phrases
  • Andy McNab's Liam Scott Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576994 - Andy McNab
    AMLS 14 years +
    14 years +
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Full of action and excitement, this collection contains the first three books in Bravo Two Zero author Andy McNab's Liam Scott series of thrillers for young adults. These books have a no-holds-barred approach to the brutality and horrors of war.

    The New Recruit opens the series and is a book that asks the question of just what would you do if a prank went wrong and killed your best friend... Liam enrols in Army training in a bid to make amends and although the training is tough, he survives and is ready to thrive as a soldier. But then he comes face-to-face with his friend's brother while in Afghanistan...

    The New Patrol and The New Enemy continue Liam's story as he comes up against even more deadly threats including a traitor and finds himself on the hunt for a key terrorist target...
    Please note these books contain violence and strong language
    Format: paperback
  • AQQWL 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    This new edition of Collins Gem Thesaurus is part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries and thesauruses. This new edition is fully up-to-date, with the newest words to enter the English language, with thousands of synonyms and antonyms. With thousands of alternative words, subject lists and a useful supplement, this colour edition of the Collins Gem English Thesaurus is ideal for everyday use in home, school and office. The handy little thesaurus gives you practical, applied knowledge in your pocket. It contains a wide selection of alternative words and opposites, with the most useful words highlighted for ease of reference. The clear colour layout also makes the content easily accessible. Includes a brand new supplement which tackles questions of style and etiquette thrown up by both traditional and modern forms of communication. From letters to social media updates, it offers guidance and examples. 128,000 synonyms and antonyms
  • ANOSP 13 years +
    13 years +
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    The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic." Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones. Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
  • ASQOU 11 years +
    11 years +
    • £4.49
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    The perfect portable dictionary for all students aged 11-14. This dictionary has been updated to include around 20,000 entries, and includes all the words you need to know for school and exams, still contained in the best-selling Gem format. This handy dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any school student aged 11+. Furthermore, this new edition includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words Get it right Clear definitions and core vocabulary for key subjects Get there fast Clear, colour layout for easy accessibility Get more Contains more entries than any other school dictionary of this size
  • ALLQR 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £15.89
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    A bumper collection of our top-selling songs, all arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords. Features such classics as, I Say A Little Prayer and My Baby Just Cares For Me, with more recent classics like Radiohead's Creep and Let It Go from Disney's Frozen.
  • APDRS 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    Take control of your revision for confident exam performance Written by experts, Collins GCSE Study Skills helps you prepare for exams efficiently and effectively. This invaluable companion includes advice on staying motivated, how the teenage brain works, the affects lifestyle, stress and attitude can have on learning and performance, as well as practical tips and ideas for getting ready for exams. Collins GCSE Study Skills can be used alongside Collins GCSE Revision, a series of revision guides and workbooks based on the proven principle that repeated, spaced practice testing achieves the best results.
  • ALNWM 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £6.59
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    Rock & Pop Theory: the essential guide offers musicians of all ages and levels a practical and relevant guide to music theory today. With a special focus on popular music, this indispensable guide: introduces key musical concepts such as pitch, tempo, rhythm, harmony, scales, instruments, musical forms and structure outlines the conventions governing music notation, applying these specifically to rock & pop music provides interesting facts and real music examples to contextualise music theory offers practical tips on how to identify intervals, make up melodies and rhythms, set words to music and much more includes an introduction and 'theory in practice' notes by renowned educationalist Paul Harris contains quick-reference tools including an appendix, list of further repertoire examples, table of instruments, periods of music history, table of scales and modes and summary keys and time signatures.
  • AQQWN 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.99
    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
  • 6DYG 11 years +
    11 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
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    Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AIVXU 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book contains everything you need to write better GCSE English essays on William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies', all presented in a helpful and entertaining way to make study and revision easier. There are clear notes on the plot, characters, themes and historical background, plus practice questions to make sure you understand the main points. There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades.
  • AIVYQ 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £5.95
    This book contains everything you need to write better GCSE English essays on William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', all presented in a helpful and entertaining way to make study and revision easier. There are clear notes on the plot, characters, themes and historical background, plus practice questions to make sure you understand the main points. There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades.
  • AHTVN 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Letts Explore contain a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of key examination texts. GCSE An Inspector Calls helps students to fully understand the text in detail. In addition to helping prepare for the exam, this handy literature guide covers the literature as well as how students will be tested in the exam.
    In-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Contains key quotations from the texts
  • AMSPN 7 years +
    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.
  • AIKMQ 14 years +
    14 years +
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    The Letts Explore series help students focus to fully understand each text in detail. The series supports coursework and helps students prepare for exams. These handy literature guides ensure that the student understands the literature as well as how they are to be tested on their knowledge.
    Gives in-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Are suitable for use throughout courses or in the run-up to examinations
    Key quotations from the texts
  • ADDPC 14 years +
    14 years +
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    Letts Explore: Of Mice and Men contains a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of John Steinbeck's classic, a book that is currently studied at GCSE level. The story of George and Lennie is full of fascinating details and this study guide gives an in-depth exploration of the characters and themes, tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge and key quotations from the book that will come in handy when it comes to revising and preparing exam answers.
  • AIKMT 14 years +
    14 years +
    • £4.79
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    Letts Explore contain a thorough analysis of the plot and structure of key examination texts. GCSE To Kill a Mockingbird helps students to fully understand the text in detail. In addition to helping prepare for the exam, this handy literature guide covers the literature as well as how students will be tested in the exam.
    Gives in-depth exploration of characters and themes
    Includes tips, guidance and quizzes to reinforce knowledge
    Contains key quotations from the texts
  • LFH2 13 years +
    13 years +
    (4)
    • £3.99
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    Not only winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2015 but also the Costa Book of the Year, The Lie Tree is a brilliantly dark and mesmerising novel from Cuckoo Song author Frances Hardinge.

    Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. As she searches through his belongings, she discovers a strange tree that only grows fruit if you whisper a lie to it. This fruit will then deliver a hidden truth to whoever eats it...

    The bigger the lie and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith realises how good she is at lying and that this tree may just hold the key to her father's murder... As begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community, her tales begin to spiral out of control and she discovers that wherever lies seduce, truths shatter...

    The Lie Tree was shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.
  • New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781471168642 - Rachel Renee Russell
    DKDI 9 years +
    9 years +
    (5)
    • £13.99
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    • Just £1.17 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
  • MZA2 11 years +
    11 years +
    (1)
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    Adapted into a film starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, The Book Thief is a moving and breathtaking novel that young readers and adults will devour. This 10th anniversary edition contains exclusive material from the author, Markus Zusak.

    Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the country holds its breath, waiting on the brink of war. Young Liesel's life is changed forever as she stands by her brother's grave and picks up The Gravedigger's Handbook from the snow, committing her first act of book thievery and changing her life forever...

    So follows her love affair with books in an increasingly dangerous time. When her foster family hide a Jewish boy in their basement her world is both opened up and shut down, but the power of words and the ability for books to feed the soul is explored and enjoyed by both youngsters.

    Superbly crafted and incredibly moving, children aged 11 and over simply must read this award-winning tale which has proved to be one of the most enduring and respected of recent times.