Children's Books

11 years +

  • ENGI 7 years +
    Steve Martin
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    Whether they're interested in racing cars, robotics or space stations, this book will help your budding engineers learn all the skills they need to make incredible things.

    Fun, engaging and packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts, this book looks at the engineering science behind mechanics, aerospace, robotics, energy and materials. It comes with stickers, a poster and a press-out model of a plane.

    From designing a robot to learning how to construct a simple car, it includes a range of practical projects that will introduce the skills of real-life engineers and help children pick up all the basics in a fun, hands-on way.
  • APWAU 7 years +
    Anna Claybourne
    7 years +
    • £8.24
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    Find out about all the different habitats animals live in, from polar bears in the freezing Arctic to orangutans in the steamy rainforests. Packed with delightful illustrations, brilliant facts and informative maps, learn, explore and be amazed by animals living all over the world.
  • APXPZ 7 years +
    Roy Apps
    7 years +
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    From the time that Tom, aged 8, drew a picture of his ambition to dive at the Olympic Games, he has gone on to become Britain's leading diver, capturing the attention of the world's media along the way. In this easily accessible text read Tom's emotional story, from his childhood years right up to when he took Olympic bronze at London 2012. It takes blood, sweat and tears to get to the top of any sport, and these short, inspirational biographies show just how tough it can be. Focusing on top athletes and sport personalities, each dramatic story brings to life the skill, determination and luck needed to break through into top level competition. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children can't put down.
  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    Tim Rutherford-Johnson
    11 years +
    • £11.99
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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.
  • ALTBW 11 years +
    David Whale
    11 years +
    • £14.29
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    Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraft and programming.

    Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gaming experience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraft programming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in the highly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11- to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programming skills while having fun with Minecraft!

    Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: * Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi * Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, and make a 3D duplicating machine * Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, and a treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges * Build custom game control panels using simple electronic circuits * Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres and pyramids * Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, and program an alien invasion * Plan and write a complete interactive arena game

    Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writing Minecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anything you can imagine.

    To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures in Minecraft companion website supplies you with a video for each adventure in the book, downloadable code files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonus adventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraft accomplishments.

    By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineers who design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft and develop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraft world. They both work regularly with young people in schools, computing clubs and at community events, giving talks about Minecraft programming and running programming workshops.

  • FOAC 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Encourage children to put down their devices and embrace the great outdoors by following the fun-filled activities in this inspiring book. There are over a hundred to try out!

    From making leaf art bunting to dream catchers and toy rafts, there are so many activities to enjoy. There are also more fitness-based activities including beach hopscotch, animal tracking and developing hunter-gathering skills.

    As well as improving children's health and fitness levels, this book can help them get closer to nature and enjoy all aspects of the great outdoors. There are fun activities including making a wormery and bug attractor and reference pictures to help identify plants, flowers and wildlife.
  • AHTUK 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book Two) builds on the skills children learned in the first book!

    Part two is develops on the note-reading fluency skills learned in the Book One and introduces new notes, giving children the opportunity to play exercises where only one hand is required. The book also contains more writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies to take children's piano and music skills to the next level.
  • AKHQJ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £12.38
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    The adaptation of his genre-busting, award-winning Artemis Fowl series has been a labour of love for lifelong graphic novel fan Eoin Colfer, and Andrew Donkin. Art by Giovanni Rigano and colour by Paolo Lamanna. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?
  • ALTHR 7 years +
    Camille McCue
    7 years +
    • £17.59
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    An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work. Written by a teacher and leading advocate of coding education, Coding For Kids For Dummies explains to kids in plain English how to apply the math and logic skills they already have to the subject of coding. In no time, they'll be grasping basic coding concepts, completing their very own technical feats, and arming themselves with the computer science experience and know-how to prepare for a future working with technology. Lay-flat binding allows for easy access as students work on projects Full-color, large-print design make the information more approachable to kids Kids interested in computer science get a competitive edge The author has dedicated her career to enhancing coding and other STEM education in schools If you're a student who wants to learn coding, a parent who wants to help your kid pursue an interest in coding, or a teacher who is in need of a supplemental course book for your computer science class, Coding For Kids For Dummies has you covered.
  • CSCR 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
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    Even if you don't think you can draw, you'll find hours of creative fun and mindfulness with Creative Scribbles.

    This book encourages artists of all ages to express their personal style and is full of designs to complete in whatever way you feel suitable.

    It also has hints for things to draw so you will never be stuck for what to do next.
  • 6DYG 11 years +
    Anne Frank
    11 years +
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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.
  • ASQOU 11 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    11 years +
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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
  • AEBDI 9 years +
    Angela Wilkes
    9 years +
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    French for Beginners is the perfect introduction to the language for children aged 9 and over. It deals with everyday situations in which children may find themselves while abroad. It clearly explains French grammar and the puzzles provide plenty of practice. Ideal for learning basic foreign language skills, this book will teach children all the essentials.
  • EIK2 9 years +
    Emma Carroll
    9 years +
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    This wartime novel for children aged 8 and over finds an evacuee delivering the post for her curmudgeonly guardian. Olivia likes to think these letters are secret messages and missives...

    Sent to the Devon coast, the siblings are desperate to be helpful but then they come across a strange coded note that might just link their missing older sister Sukie to Devon and something dark and dangerous.
  • BMILP 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Collins COBUILD Primary Learner's English Dictionary is an engaging new, illustrated dictionary aimed at learners of English aged 7 and over. The dictionary has been specially created for primary school students, whose first language isnot English, but who attend English-language schools. Ideal for young learners of English and primary school students who are studying through the medium of English, the Collins COBUILD Primary Learner's Dictionary covers all the essential words, phrases and idioms that students need to learn. The definitions are written using simple language and the dictionary contains thousands of examples of real English, showing the learner how English is really used. With over 8,000 entries, the dictionary also includes a wide range of cross-curricular (CLIL) vocabulary items, which will help students studying in English to build their academic vocabulary, as well as gain confidence in writing and speaking English inside and outside the classroom. With hundreds of line drawings illustrating key terms, and the full colour illustrated supplement of essential topics, the Collins COBUILD Primary Learner's Dictionary is the ideal reference tool for young learners of English.
  • ANHLA 9 years +
    Rick Riordan
    9 years +
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    Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over...
  • ALUUQ 7 years +
    Paul Harris
    7 years +
    • £3.89
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    Improve your theory! Grades 1 - 5 are the latest additions to the bestselling 'Improve your - ' series by Paul Harris. This theory workbook takes students through every aspect of music theory covered in the grade 1 ABRSM examination. Firmly rooted in Paul Harris's Simultaneous Learning approach, it will transform how music theory is taught and learnt, improving every aspect of musicianship along the way. Never before has theory been so fun or seemed so natural! - Handy fact files that cover different areas of music theory - Practice questions to help students prepare for examinations - Fun games and quizzes to engage students and offer new and interesting ways to tackle difficult concepts - Questions that connect theory directly with pupils' own pieces - allowing them to discover the links between music in theory and music in practice - Opportunities for composing, improvising, aural and listening activities, all carefully devised to consolidate musical understanding.
  • AYVUF 10 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    10 years +
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    This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to proivde a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences. These are written in the natural language of contemporary children using contexts that will make the thesaurus easy and enjoyable for every child to use. Phrasal verbs, idioms, and writing tips help to explore the richness of language and make writing more effective, whether in creative writing or in essays, projects, reports and letters. A writing supplement with spelling, grammar and punctuation support makes this a complete toolkit to enhance basic literacy skills, build confidence, deliver the curriculum and help children prepare for the level of writing expected at secondary school. As with all Oxford children's thesauruses, it has been trialled with teachers. A perfect buy, in a handy, pocket-sized format with a refreshing new look, an essential for any rucksack. Downloadable word games, puzzles and activities are available at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • AHWUT 8 years +
    Terry Deary
    8 years +
    (1)
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    In THE BIG FAT FATHER CHRISTMAS JOKE BOOK Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary, brings you two hilarious books in one \- Father Christmas' Joke Book and The Great Father Christmas Robbery \- full of rib-tickling fun for the festive season. This brilliant bind-up is sure to keep you laughing right through to the New Year and beyond.
  • AIYGP 11 years +
    Collins Dictionaries
    11 years +
    • £7.99
    This new edition of Collins School Thesaurus is an essential reference tool for all students. Each entry is followed by a wide range of alternative words and examples, making it easy for the user to choose the most appropriate alternative for the context. The thesaurus has a clear and easy-to-use layout, with an alphabetical indicator on each page, making it easy to find information quickly. It includes thousands of synonyms and antonyms as well as short definitions for all main entry words. Examples are given for all synonyms to show how they are used and to help students choose the right one for their context. The 'more synonyms' feature and 'types of' panels help to extend students' vocabulary and extra help is given to help avoid over-use of very common words. A special supplement about improving your writing skills helps students to use language effectively and achieve success in written work.
  • JBO2 9 years +
    Rudyard Kipling
    9 years +
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    The Jungle Book is a classic children's book that older generations will love to share with young readers. In it, Rudyard Kipling weaves an extraordinary tale of one child's friendship with the animals in the Indian jungle. The characters of Baloo the bear, Bhageera the panther and evil tiger, Shere Khan, roar off the page and will captivate the hearts and minds of young readers from 9+.
  • 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.
  • SF72 7 years +
    7 years +
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    The Puffin Book of Stories for Seven-Year-Olds includes tales from best-loved authors such as Philippa Pearce, Rudyard Kipling and Francesca Simon. From fables and myths to contemporary tales, these stories are lovely to read aloud as well as ideal for encouraging young independent readers to get stuck into to a book.
  • AEGPP 11 years +
    Oxford Dictionaries
    11 years +
    • £7.99
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    The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is easy to use with its clear signposting, accessible design, and expertly levelled look and feel. Now students can and will find the words they want fast! It has extensive vocabulary including all cross-curriculum words, so it is ideal for preparing for Controlled Assessments. It is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. Added extras in this dictionary are the language panels for project work, synonyms for overused words to develop wide-ranging language skills, and citations. Real example sentences from the best children's books and teenage fiction show students how to use language most effectively. There are inspiring examples from authors such as David Almond, Philip Pullman, William Golding, Anthony Horowitz, Beverley Naidoo, and many more from the curriculum reading lists. Free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools