Top 10 Best Homework Help Books for Kids

Tackling those tricky topics at school can be daunting, but these homework help books are great for supporting kids in their education and giving them a head-start. See below for the best homework help books for kids.

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1. Spell Check

DK | 5+

With this super 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 superstars with this indispensable book.

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2. Times Tables: A Pull-the-Tab Book

5+

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.

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3. See Inside: The Universe

Alex Frith | 6+

This awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book will help answer every question children might have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond... What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What exists in the far reaches of outer space? These jaw-dropping facts will keep children engaged for hours as they lift the flaps to find out the answers to some perplexing fundamental questions. From the Big Bang to black holes, supernovas to astronomy and so much more, unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe with this captivating book.

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4. You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Series

7+

With vibrant and hilarious illustrations and heaps of fun throughout, the 12 books in this innovative series will help children understand the things they wouldn't want to live without, such as toilets (eww!), gravity and the internet. Great for budding historians, scientists and thinkers, discover the fascinating and world-altering stories of technological advances, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted.

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5. Fractions and Decimals Activity Book

7+

This seriously fun activity book will help kids get to grips with notoriously tricky maths topics. Packed with mazes, colour-by-numbers, logic puzzles, sticker puzzles, dot-to-dots and more, each page explains a different tip or technique for dealing with fractions, decimals and percentages. With appealing themes on each double-page spread that tie the activities together - including pirates, a fairground and a dog show - kids are sure to be engrossed and learning in no time.

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6. Lift-the-Flap: Computers and Coding

Rosie Dickins | 7+

Computers and coding can confound people of all ages, but with this exciting lift-the-flap book, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer, from how a keyboard works to how computers use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into pictures. Brilliantly straightforward and accessible, this book also has puzzles to try, key words to learn and quirky facts to enjoy.

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7. My First Science Book

Susan Akass | 7+

With this fantastic book, kids will uncover all sorts of science secrets and discover a range of experiments to try at home. Start in the kitchen with chemistry and find out how to create gooey slime; move on to physics and discover how to create balloon rockets; and finally, spot weird bugs and interesting plants with the biology chapter. This book is perfect for helping develop a lifelong interest in science.

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8. Shakespeare Stories

William Shakespeare, Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross | 7+

The brilliant Bard's works remain just as relevant and compelling today as they did over 400 years ago. Featuring 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, these rewritten and wonderfully-illustrated versions of his most well-known tales will have kids engrossed. From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Twelfth Night, these superb paperbacks make an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for young readers.

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9. A Street Through Time

Steve Noon | 7+

Explore 12,000 years of history with this award-winning book. Featuring beautiful illustrations, it brings 14 key periods in history vividly to life. Children will be fascinated as they watch the streets change, as buildings go up and come down and the world transforms, and they'll have the opportunity to learn about how people lived long, long ago.

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10. Sticker Atlas of the World

Alice Pearcey | 7+

This brilliantly interactive book will help kids learn all about the countries of the world whilst having plenty of fun. Featuring more than 140 fantastic stickers and lots of illuminating facts, children will be engrossed by this helpful introduction to geography. It includes a range of famous capital cities and landmarks, such as the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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  • ASTT 7 years +
    Steve Noon
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    Take a 12,000-year walk through history with Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time.

    Beautiful and absorbing illustrations bring fourteen key periods in history to life in this wonderfully informative book. Children aged 7 and over will be fascinated as they watch the street change as buildings go up and come down; and they will also have the chance to learn about how people lived in years gone by.

    They can even search and locate the objects that have survived throughout the ages! A Street Through Time shows people at work, war and play and is sure to be returned to again and again as children (and adults!) spot new details every time.
  • The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books - Collection - 9781408313053 - Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    NSHK 7 years +
    Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross
    7 years +
    (11)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £79.84
    • Save £69.85
    • Just 62.00p per book
    It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

    From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

    The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

    Format: paperback
    Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.
  • SITU 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    An awe-inspiring lift-the-flap book from the experts at Usborne, See Inside the Universe will help answer every question children aged 6 and over will have about outer space, stars, galaxies and beyond...

    What is the universe made of? Where did everything come from? What is in the far reaches of outer space? Children will have hours of fun lifting over 70 flaps and poring over the jaw-dropping facts in this thoroughly entertaining and mind-bogglingly amazing book. Packed with bright and bold illustrations, the book is the perfect first introduction to this complex science topic.

    From the Big Bang to supernovas, black holes, the history of astronomy, our own place in space and much, much more, with See Inside the Universe children will make amazing discoveries to unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe for themselves.
  • MFSN 7 years +
    Susan Akass
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    From kitchen chemistry to backyard biology, your children will find out all sorts of scientific secrets and discover a range of experiments to try at home in this fantastic book.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, the first chapter starts in the kitchen and will let children see how they can create gooey slime; the second chapter - Fantastic Physics - reveals how to make balloon rockets; and final chapter Backyard Biology will help kids spot weird bugs and interesting plants

    While some of the experiments do require adult supervision, many can be done by children themselves without any specialist equipment. A great aid to help them develop their interest in science.
  • FDAB 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £4.00
    Children who are muddled by maths will be able to get to grips with this notoriously tricky subject by working their way through this activity book from the experts at Usborne.

    Full of mazes, colour-by-numbers, logic puzzles, sticker puzzles, connect-the-dots and more, each page explains a different tip or technique for fractions, decimals and percentages.

    There are also appealing themes on each double-page spread that tie the activities together including pirates, a fairground and a dog show. There are also 'test yourself' pages scattered throughout the book so children can check their progress and stickers to use in the activities and be used as rewards.
  • Times Tables: A Pull-the-Tab Book - Hardback - 9781488907289
    PLTT 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.49
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £5.50
    One of the trickiest subjects children learn at school, this book will help children learn the 1-12 times tables in a fun, easy and interactive way.

    Children will be able to work through their times tables aloud and write down their answers before pulling out the tab on each page to see if they are correct.

    This wipe-clean book has been designed especially for repeated practice and comes complete with an at-a-glance times-table chart.
  • SPCH 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    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.
  • You Wouldn't Want to Live Without... Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781912006762
    YWWL 7 years +
    7 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £83.88
    • Save £73.89
    • Just 83.00p per book
    With colourful and witty illustrations throughout, the 12 books in this collection will help children understand what life would be like without toilets (ewww!); gravity (fun and floaty?); and the internet (gasp, horror!).

    There's also a book that shows what life would be like without books... horrible, we're sure you will agree. Perfect for budding historians, these books tell the fascinating and world-changing stories of technological innovations, professions and natural phenomena that most of us take for granted.

    The artwork makes them wonderfully accessible and there are also explanatory diagrams to showcase the scientific and historical developments.
  • LFCC 7 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Making them easy to understand, this lift-the-flap book from Usborne will tell children everything they could ever want to know about computers and coding.

    As they lift each flap, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer - from how a keyboard works to how they use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into stunning pictures.

    Wonderfully straightforward and making complex themes accessible for children (and adults!) aged 7 and over, this book has puzzles to try, useful words to learn and quirky facts to devour!
  • AFWDX 7 years +
    Alice Pearcey
    7 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.10
    From the experts at Usborne, this is a brilliantly interactive resource that will help children learn all about the countries of the world. With fantastic stickers and insightful facts, this proves a useful introduction to geography and features a range of famous capital cities. Famous world landmarks are also featured, including the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.