Starting KS1 can be a challenging time for kids as they're confronted with all sorts of tricky topics and tests! However, these brilliant books will reassure young learners and give them a head-start at school. Featuring books on literacy, numeracy, science, geography and more, see below for the best books for Key Stage 1.
Perfect for inquisitive kids who want to know everything there is to know about everything, this exciting encyclopedia is full of fun facts, colourful illustrations and games. Sure to ignite their imaginations, it also supports the National Curriculum and is split into four sections: All About Me, Animals, People and My Planet. The information within is complemented by vibrant illustrations and photographs, and children are sure to impress friends and family with all the fascinating facts they learn.
This ingenious book will help kids master the 1-12 times tables in a fun, easy and interactive way. As they work through their times tables, they can write down their answers on the wipe-clean spreads and pull out the tab on each page to see if they're correct. This colourful book comes complete with an at-a-glance times-table chart, too.
With a whopping 31 books in the series, these intergalactic adventures are perfect for kids who are looking to tackle their very first chapter books. They're full of space-tacular stories, activities and facts that will build children's reading confidence, progressing from Oxford Reading Level 7 to Level 11. The malevolent Badlaw and his army of robotic Krools are taking over Planet Exis, and it's up to Nok and micro-friends Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger to save the day! Join the adventure in these riveting reads.
Katie Daynes and Colin King
Uncover the amazing world of our very own bodies in this brilliant book, which reveals the body's inner workings in a humorous, interesting and inventive way. It features fun flaps to lift, bright illustrations and diagrams that display the major organs of the body, accompanied by funny and informative text.
Explore our wonderful world and all the people and places within it with this engrossing children's atlas. Journey from the arid African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra, picking up heaps of fun facts on the way about countries and their capital cities, famous landmarks, the longest rivers and the highest mountains. Kids are sure to be kept engaged as they test their knowledge with quiz questions and spot interesting objects on the pages. This inventive introduction to our planet and the different cultures around the world is perfect for little learners.
With this colourful spelling book, kids will learn all the vital spelling rules as well as how to spell over 2,000 words. Featuring an appealing visual style, discover useful spelling tips and tricks, key word lists and tricky words that trip up spellers of all ages! With plenty of practice and support provided, kids are sure to become spelling experts with this indispensable book.
This indispensable series of revision books uses three different approaches to help children engage with the different topics of English and achieve success at Key Stage 1 level. However your child learns best - whether by seeing, hearing, doing, or a mixture of the three - these easy-to-follow books are sure to help them unravel the often difficult subject of English. The series includes a practice workbook, a revision guide and useful practice test papers.
This fun and funky book shows children how to tell the time in an entertaining way. It also features interesting information about different time zones and the sunrise. It reveals the time birds wake up and provides an introduction to the months of the year, and even gives kids the chance to make their own clock with moving hands. Kids will be having so much fun, time will fly as they read this book!
Help your child become the class clever-clogs with these Key Stage 1 workbooks that cover all the important subjects for children aged 5-7. They come in a fun and handy bag, and feature activities and exercises that will help children have fun as they learn. Plus, kids can enjoy 150 gold sticker stars, sure to keep them motivated!
Explore the awe-inspiring animal kingdom with this comprehensive creature compendium. From tiny critters that live on the jungle floor, to enormous beasts that dwell in the depths of the ocean, this bumper book is perfect for any young animal enthusiast. Watch animals in action, investigate their habits and quirks, and take a trip around the world to explore their habitats. Learn all about the different animal groups, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fish, through stunning colour images, fun fact boxes and engaging 'curiosity quizzes' that are sure to make learning exciting.
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