Kids Reference and Non-Fiction Books

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Get the perfect book for your little brainbox with a Children's Reference Book. Our range includes everything from encyclopedias to science and history books. Just use the filter below to find the perfect reference book for your little one.

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Philosophy is a way of thinking about just about anything.  It asks big questions, such as "how can I be good?" or "what makes something beautiful?" Using lively examples, humorous illustrations and simple thought experiments, this book opens up the world of philosophy to children and adults with enquiring minds.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781474950886 • Author:  Rachel Firth, Minna Lacey & Jordan Akpojaro • Publisher:  Usborne Publishing • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  128 • Dimensions:  24.8 x 17.4 x 0.9 cm

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Little ones can join in the farm fun by moving the flaps, spinning the wheels and more with this innovative interactive book! Introduce children to farm life as they learn what a cow's day is like, how a farm changes with the seasons and about the different animals and machines that can be found on the farm.  Product Information: • ISBN:  9781409566182 • Author:  Katie Daynes • Publisher:  Usborne Publishing Ltd • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  12 • Dimensions:  19.8 x 1.9 x 22.2 cm

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Meet five groundbreaking musicians: Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Prince, Stevie Wonder & Dolly Parton! Discover the lives of outstanding musicians and performers. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Little People, Big Dreams aims to inspire young minds through engaging stories, facts and vibrant photos. Included in this Collection: • Play Like a Musician: Guided Journal • Groundbreaking Musicians: Treasury Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780711289529 • Author:  Little People Big Dreams • Publisher:  Quarto Publishing • Format:  Box Set

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This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustration, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what's going on in the scene - such as what goes inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, as well as the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409523383 • Author: Rob Lloyd Jones, Benedetta Giaufret • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 14 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 19.8 x 1.5 cm

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Want to impress your friends and family with both useful, worthless but undeniably interesting facts? Then Interesting Facts For Curious Minds: 1572 Random But Mind Blowing Facts About History, Science, Pop Culture and Everything in Between is the book for you! Know the answers to a variety of questions such as: When did zero become a number? Who was the inventor of Bitcoin? What did the Big Bang sound like? How have sports changed around the world? What’s a malapropism? and many more! With 63 chapters, this book has a nice mix of science, history, pop culture, and all sorts of stuff in between. Each chapter contains 25 concise yet engaging factoids that are sure to make you think and at times laugh. I guarantee you’ll find it one of the best tools to pass some time, relax alone, or connect with others. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn some truly interesting facts!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9798887680026 • Author: Jordan Moore  • Publisher: Red Panda Press • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  198 • Dimensions: 17.78 x 1.14 x 25.4 cm

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A cookbook packed full of mouth-watering Christmas recipes for cakes, biscuits and treats.  Recipes include chocolate orange hearts, mince pies, white chocolate brownies and spiced apple muffins. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions and spiral-bound so book lies flat when in use. Includes decorating and wrapping ideas to make delicious treats into wonderful Christmas gifts.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780746097649 • Author: Fiona Patchett  • Publisher:  Usborne Publishing • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  48 • Dimensions:  20.6 x 1.2 x 24.6 cm

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Introduce your little one to the world of jokes with over 60 jokes and rhymes! There are 'Knock, knock!' jokes, 'Doctor, doctor' jokes, monster jokes, and plain daft jokes. There are silly rhymes, crazy crossbreeds and a whole library of joke titles. Each one is in a large easy-to-read typeface and has its own humorous illustration to make it even funnier! Kaye Umansky is best known as the creator of Pongwiffy (Puffin) - hugely popular with children because of the irreverent humour. Kaye's trademark humour is evident in all her books and she is well qualified to write a joke book for very young children. Perfect for playground comedians!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780241685945 • Author:  Kaye Umansky • Publisher:  Puffin • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  64 • Dimensions:  19.8 x 0.4 x 12.9 cm

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Was T. rex related to chickens? Why were dinosaurs so massive? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this astounding book, containing many brilliant books about all your favourite Jurassic creatures. Packed with surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781789507324 • Author: Ben Hubbard • Publisher: Arcturus • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.1 x 12.9cm

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Join Little House of Science on an incredible, behind-the-scenes tour of the human body. Discover where bodies come from, how they grow, their different parts and how they work. Brilliant Bodies Inside and Out dives deep into the inner workings of the body. From what goes on inside the stomach and the mechanics of the eye, to the different layers of the skin and what’s inside the blood, this is the ultimate guide to the human body. Six chapters cover the body’s key systems, with easy-to-follow illustrations and diagrams accompanying each page. Each chapter also includes fun experiments to try at home, such as food-tasting and how to make a model lung. Each spread features fascinating comparisons with the animal kingdom. For example, did you know that the Hydra, a tiny animal that lives in water, has around 1,000 neurons, whereas humans have 86 billion? Scientists are amazed by its ability to survive with such a simple nervous system. The final chapter in the book is all about amazing animal bodies. From an elephant’s incredible sense of smell to the super sight of a bald eagle, readers can enjoy learning about the fascinating differences, and similarities, between their bodies and those of the animal kingdom. On the final page, readers are invited into The Animal Hall of Fame, which showcases record-breaking beasts, including the longest-living, strongest and tallest animals, alongside their human counterparts. Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781916763043 • Author: Little House of Science • Publisher: Buster Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.75 x 24.6cm

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A brilliant flap book that delves deep into the mysteries of the geography of the Earth.  Each page is covered with flaps that reveal and explain the Earth's structure, climate and environments, from desert to arctic tundra. Includes pages revealing the problems of climate change and ways to reduce global warming. With over 80 sturdy flaps, and internet links to websites to find out more.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780746087541 • Author:  Katie Daynes • Publisher:  Usborne Publishing • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  16 • Dimensions:   28 x 21 x 1 cm

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This is a wonderful flap book introducing children to the way their own bodies work in a fun and informative way. It is a new, smaller format of the Look Inside series, perfect for little fingers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781409549475 • Author:  Louie Stowell  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  14 • Dimensions:  19.8 x 2.2 x 21.4 cm

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See behind the scenes at a bustling airport, as planes speed along the runway and soar into the sky in this fascinating book with over 50 flaps to lift! Young children will be fascinated to find out how an airport works, and see the equipment and machines, vehicles and passengers, all colourfully illustrated.  Scenes include ‘Handling baggage’, ‘Preparing the plane’, ‘Taking off’ and ‘Carrying cargo’. Richly informative and full of surprises, this book is perfect for little fingers and curious minds. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781409551768 • Author: Rob Lloyd Jones • Publisher:  Usborne • Format:  Hardback • Pages: 14 • Dimensions:  22.4 x 18.9cm

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Push, pull and slide the tabs to mark the end of Ramadan and prepare for Eid celebrations inBusy Eid! Join the family as they decorate the house, wrap presents for their friends and enjoy a delicious feast! Young children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with sweet rhyming text and wonderful illustrations, part of the bestselling Busy Book series. Listen along to an audio recording of this story by scanning the QR code on the back cover. Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781035028283 • Author: Campbell Books  • Publisher: Campbell Books • Format: Board book • Pages: 10 • Dimensions: 18.2 x 1.7 x 18.1cm 

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Jump into the action-packed LEGO Marvel multiverse with DK's latest Visual Dictionary, complete with an exclusive minifigure. Discover everything you need to know about the latest sets, vehicles, and minifigures. See every detail of the Guardians of the Galaxy's spaceship, explore Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, examine the advanced vehicles of Wakanda, discover Spider-Man's most dastardly villains, and find out about your favourite LEGO Marvel minifigures - from Black Panther to The Scarlet Witch. Meet all the iconic LEGO Marvel characters and learn about their allies, villains, skills, vehicles and locations.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780241621424 • Author:  Simon Hugo & Amy Richau • Publisher:  DK • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  160 • Dimensions:  25.8 x 3.1 x 30.7 cm

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Addio is a young noblemouse looking for a mental-maths adventure.  Help him as he joins Subtracto, Multiplus and Diviso, the Mathsketeers, as they team up to protect the mouse king. Follow the trail of maths puzzles using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, to defeat their feline nemesis, Count Catulus. It's up to the reader to join the adventure, follow the narrative and work out the answer to each fiendish problem.  There are lots of mental-maths activities that will test children's numeracy skills, answers to fill in, as well as helpful tips and tricks to learn along the way. Maths content includes: - Introduction to simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, gradually increasing in scope and difficulty - Partitioning numbers, adding and subtracting money, tricky three-digit sums, fractions - Multiplication tables, division practice, inverse operations, arrays and much more Get ready for a swashbuckling maths adventure. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781780557458 • Author:  John Bigwood • Publisher:  Buster Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  32 • Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.2 x 0.8 cm

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Introduce your child to the world of learning and satisfy their thirst for knowledge! Packed with fun subjects that children will be familiar with, such as games, sports, pets, food we eat, seasons, and weather. This children's knowledge book is a must-have addition to every family library! Does your little one have big questions about the world we live in? This fully updated kid's encyclopedia from DK has all the answers!  This illustrated encyclopedia is perfect for curious children aged 4-7 years! It is sorted into themes to make finding information and learning new things quick and easy. The clear text is perfect for parents to read aloud or for beginner readers to read themselves. There is no better starting block for learning than with My First Encyclopedia! Packed with fascinating facts and modernised content, plus a mixture of bold new photography and specifically tailored illustrations, the design and layout are guaranteed to capture a child's imagination. It is the perfect gift for young children who are not afraid to ask why. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780241659847 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK  • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  80 • Dimensions: 24 x 1.2 x 30.9 cm

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Trains hold a fascination for just about everybody and this lift-the-flap history of locomotion tells it all from Stephenson's Rocket to the bullet trains of today. You can lift the flaps to explore all kinds of exciting trains, from a luxury steam train fit for a queen to super-fast trains that run on magnets, trains that can climb up mountains, and lots, lots more. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409549932 • Author: Emily Bone • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 16 • Dimensions: 28.1 x 22.1 x 1.5cm

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The Mathsketeers are embroiled in a tricky Multiplication Mystery.  They've been summoned to London, where the city's 'watchmice' are worried about a gang of cats that are up to no good. Help the swashbuckling mice as they follow the trail of multiplication and times-tables maths puzzles. It's up to the reader to join the adventure. From the Isle of Dogs and the Queen's House in Greenwich to the Mouses of Parliament, follow the narrative and work out the answer to each fiendish problem.  There are lots of multiplication and times-tables activities that will test children's numeracy skills, answers to fill in, as well as helpful tips and tricks to learn along the way. Maths content includes: - Introduction to simple multiplication and times tables, gradually increasing in scope and difficulty - Multiplying money and trickier numbers, introducing primes and more Get ready for a swashbuckling maths adventure. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781780557465 • Author:   John Bigwood • Publisher:  Buster Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  32 • Dimensions:  27.6 x 21.2 x 0.8 cm

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The Little Book Big Idea series builds foundations for life-long learning by explaining big ideas to little people.  What is science? asks questions such as: how can science help us? why is science important? what can you do with science? and provides the answers in a simple and clear way. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781915613714 • Author:  Sarah Walden  • Publisher:  Noodle Juice • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  32 • Dimensions:  21 x 1 x 25.3 cm

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The hilarious history book for kids, all about the human body, from bestselling, record-breaking author and illustrator Adam Kay and Henry Paker. The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off. But there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked It's time to delve into history and get some answers to some big questions, like: Why did patients gargle with wee? Why did people used to get paid for farting? (Unfortunately that’s no longer a thing – sorry.) How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages?What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum.) If you're sure you're ready, then pop a peg on your nose (there was a lot of stinky pus back then), pull on your wellies (there was a lot of poo there too), wash your hands (because they certainly didn't) and explore this gross and gruesome history of the human body!  Product Information:  • ISBN: 9780241508541 • Author: Adam Kay • Publisher: Penguin • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 404 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 x 2.9cm

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