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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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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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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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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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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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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Understand basic scientific ideas in a simple and engaging way with this fabulous flap book! Each double page covers key ideas from a different branch of science, including astronomy, ecology, chemistry and physics. Reveal the secrets of how our world works and provide children with a strong foundation in science.   Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780746077443 • Author:  Alex Frith  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  16 • Dimensions:  22.4 x 1.8 x 28.2 cm

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A humorous yet historically accurate look at life in a thirteenth century medieval castle.  Inventive embedded flaps on page allow children to explore the hidden world of the castle. Young readers are taken on an exciting journey in which they encounter a magnificent banquet, a thrilling tournament and a dramatic siege. David Hancock's bright, detailed illustrations combined with informative and friendly text, provide children with an entertaining insight into life long ago.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780746064467 • Author: Katie Daynes  • Publisher:  Usborne Publishing • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  16 • Dimensions:  22.6 x 2.2 x 28.5 cm

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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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Sheep and his hilarious friends teach you how to bake! Covering eight core baking skills including delicious sponge cakes, breads, biscuits, gluten-free and dairy-free bakes plus much more, this baking book is packed full of step-by-step photographic instructions and colourful illustrations. Sheep may not be able to bake, but you can! Practically Awesome Animals is a series of practical activity books that use step-by-step instructions and hilarious animal characters to teach kids how to draw, bake, cook and create comics. Product information: • ISBN: 9781915613141 • Author: Sarah Walden • Publisher: Noodle Juice • Format: Hardback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 20 x 27.6cm 

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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 hilarious joke book from comedian and Great British Bake Off star, Matt Lucas! If you’re planning on reading this very very very very very very very silly book of jokes, there are some things you’re going to need: Spare pants In case you wet yours. Needle and thread In case you split your sides. Large box In case you laugh your head off (you’ll still want to keep it, right?) With laugh-out-loud artwork from Sarah Horne, illustrator of the bestselling Charlie Changes into a Chicken.  Are you ready? Come on in then – the jokes are waiting!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780755501816 • Author:  Matt Lucas  • Publisher:  Egmont • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  160 • Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.2 x 21 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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This is a re-sized edition of the original flap book that introduces the fascinating world of science in a simple and engaging way for younger readers.  It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps. It includes basic science topics from how plants grow to astronomy and forces. Each double-page includes simple practical experiments for children to try themselves. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781409551287 • Author: Minna Lacey  • Publisher:  Usborne Publishing Ltd • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  14 • Dimensions: 19.9 x 2.2 x 22.3 cm

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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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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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Have you ever wanted to know the answers to the grossest questions? Were there cannibals in Anglo-Saxon times? What's the stinkiest fruit you can eat? To find out the revolting answers to these questions, and many more, just look inside! Discover gruesome facts about foul food, horrid history, grotty bodies, scary science and appalling animals. With humourous cartoon illustrations and surprising facts, stats, and records that kids will just love to share, it revels in all things weird, unexpected, mind-blowing, funny, and gross! This fun book appeals to every child's love of the ick-factor.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781789506990 • Author:  Thomas Canavan • Publisher:  Arcturus Publishing • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  128 • Dimensions:   12.9 x 19.6 x 1.3 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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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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