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Home Learning

We’ve picked out some great home education resources for children so that parents and carers can encourage them to continue their learning in a fun and enjoyable way.

*UPDATE ON SATURDAY 11TH APRIL 2020*

Based on new NSAI guidelines, from Tuesday 14th April our Cow’s Lane shop will offer a post-out and click & collect service (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm once we have notified you that your book is ready for collection. As per government instructions, you must live within 5km of the Cow’s Lane store to use click & collect). Both shops remain fully closed to the public at this time. We cannot guarantee delivery times so please only order if you are happy to wait. Priority will be given to existing orders & we will get orders processed and books out to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for all your understanding & support at this difficult time. Bob (Owner).

  • Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination. ISBN 9781409523352
  • An engaging problem solving and reasoning workbook to help boost your child's progress at every A sensitive, detailed and informative guide to female puberty, this book will prove invaluable for both young girls and their parents alike, tackling key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to practical matters, such as buying your first bra. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams reveal everything young girls need to know about the changes they will experience as they approach puberty. The stunning artwork is accompanied by witty, yet clear and informative factual text that helps to demystify this often confusing and tricky subject. Approved by a team of top-notch consultants, this remarkable and reassuring book is entertaining, approachable and authoritative. Great for Kids Aged 7-15. ISBN 9780746069950
  • An engaging problem solving and reasoning workbook to help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the national curriculum, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that enable children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 5-7. ISBN 9780008387907
  • An engaging Adding Up activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Fully in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Adding Up practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 3-5. ISBN 9780008387891
  • An engaging Times Tables activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Times Tables workbook helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning Great for Kids Aged 7-11. ISBN 9780008134419
  • An engaging Multiplication and Division activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Multiplication and Division practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 7-9. ISBN 9780008134266
  • An engaging Grammar and Punctuation activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this English book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful English practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Grammar and Punctuation practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning Great for Kids Aged 7-9. ISBN 9780008134228
  • Learn French in an engaging and active way. This book helps children to learn French in an engaging and active way. It is packed full of colourful illustrations and activities, making learning fun. In addition there's plenty of support and guidance for parents and teachers. A wealth of information and ideas for using French in context means that children can enjoy learning French from the very start. This new edition ensures that:* children are encouraged to develop good learning habits for life* learning is made fun through a range of colourful and motivating activities* children learn more about French language and culture through useful information and tips* parents and teachers can fully support children's learning with confidence. Great for Kids Aged 7-9. ISBN 9780008159474
  • An engaging Addition and Subtraction activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Addition and Subtraction practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 5-7. ISBN 9780008134280
  • An engaging Mental Maths activity book to really help boost your child's progress at every stage of their learning! Including helpful questions and answers, this Maths book provides reassurance whilst supporting your child's learning at home. Combining useful Maths practice with engaging, colourful illustrations, this Mental Maths practice book helps to boost your child's confidence and develop good learning habits for life. Each fun activity is designed to give your child a real sense of achievement. Included in this book: * questions that allow children to practise the important skills learned at school* colourful activities that make learning fun and motivate children to learn at home* helpful tips and answers so that you can support your child's learning. Great for Kids Aged 7-10. ISBN 9780008134235
  • Brain Games for Clever Kids is a fantastic bestselling puzzle book, brimming with memory, word and number workouts for the cleverest of kids!Including battleships and mind-bending spot the differences to Japanese puzzles including hanjie, kakuro, futoshiki, sudoku and lots more. Let the brain games begin! Great for Kids Aged 7-12. ISBN 9781780552491
  • So you think everyday life is boring?! WHAT?! Hoo-ee, are you wrong! No, seriously. There's so much EXTRAORDINARY science going on right from the minute you wake up to when you go to sleep. Actually, while you're asleep, too. Science is a non-stop EVERYWHERE, everything adventure with some incredibly cool stuff going on, too. You've got your incredible brain, which has worked out how to read these words and make playing a video game feel as EXCITING as real life; you've got aeroplanes that can somehow get from the ground into the sky with all those people AND their luggage on board; you've got electricity and artificial intelligence and GPS and buses coming in threes (that's science too) and LOADS more. In Secret Science, Dara O Briain takes you on a journey from the comfort of your favourite chair to the incredible science behind your everyday life and on into the future! ISBN 9781407196787 Great fro Ages 7-12
  • This volume is a detailed and sensitive guide to male puberty. It tackles key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to the emotional upheaval this can cause. ISBN 9780746076637 Great for Ages 7-15
  • What if every young girl loved her body? Love Your Body encourages you to admire and celebrate your body for all the amazing things it can do (like laugh, cry, hug and feel) and to help you see that you are so much more than your body. Bodies come in all different forms and abilities. All these bodies are different and all these bodies are good bodies. There is no size, ability or colour that is perfect. What makes you different makes you, you - and you are amazing!Love Your Body introduces the language of self-love and self-care to help build resilience, while representing and celebrating diverse bodies, encouraging you to appreciate your uniqueness. This book was written for every girl, regardless of how you view your body. All girls deserve to be equipped with the tools to navigate an image-obsessed world. Featuring a special surprise poster on the jacket, this book will show you that freedom is loving your body with all its "imperfections" and being the perfectly imperfect you! ISBN 9780711252400 Great for Ages 9-15
  • Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives. Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics. Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's insights into relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you. ISBN 9780241412725 Great for Ages 9-15
  • If you are a kid with big dreams and a passion for what is right, you're a world-changer in the making. There's a lot that can be changed by just one person, if you know what to do. Start by making yourself into the awesome person you want to be by learning all about self-care and kindness. Using those skills, work your way up to creating activist campaigns to tackle climate change or social injustice. This fun and inspiring guide to making the world a better place and becoming a good citizen is packed with ideas and tips for kids who want to know how to make a difference. Through ideas as small as creating a neighbourhood lending library to as important as public speaking and how to talk about politics, How to Make a Better World is a practical guide to activism for awesome kids. ISBN 9780241412206 Great for Ages 7-12
  • The Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary is an easy home and school reference tool. It supports the teaching of reading and spelling through synthetic phonics. Supported by the Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Programme, it follows the Alphabetic Code Chart showing the sounds and alternative spellings that children will need to learn to become proficient readers and spellers. The words are ordered by initial sound and there are subsections to show how the samesounds appear in the middle or at the end of a word. The long vowel sounds and their alternative spellings appear in a separate section within the dictionary. This unique dictionary makes it easy to explain how 'sun' and 'Cinderella' both start with the 's' sound and how 'dance' has the same 's' sound at the end, while 'egg' and 'eat' start with the same letter but different sounds. ISBN 9780192734136 Great for Ages 3-9
  • "Every person has their own thoughts in their head,and their own feelings in their heart. Every single person is different. And only they know how to be them." Only a Tree knows how to be a tree! But trees are just the start - everything and everyone is different and special. Birds, dogs, fishes, people - and our Earth itself - all have their own unique place in our world. And only you know how to be you. With a sure touch, this book shows every child its place in the world, and how everyone and everything is both part of the whole and special in itself. ISBNGreat for Ages 0-6 9781910959251
  • An entertaining and comprehensive telling of diseases, infections, plagues and pandemics for young readers. The Germ Lab features case histories of specific epidemics and pandemics, including coronavirus (COVID-19), 'eyewitness' accounts from the rats, flies, ticks and creepy-crawlies who spread the most deadly viruses, plus plenty of fascinating facts and figures on the biggest and worst afflictions. Discover how bacteria and bad beasties are beaten through the work of genius scientists and the development of vaccinations. Illustrated throughout with brilliantly humorous artworks and fun characters, you'll be entertained by a cabinet war room showing the war on germs, a rogues' gallery highlighting the worst offenders, the very deadliest diseases examined under the microscope, and much more. ISBNGreat for Ages 6-11 9780753445471
  • Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered... Under Your Feet delves beneath the Earth's surface and explores the diverse wonders hidden there. Encounter creatures of the deep and marvel at the mind-boggling size of the humongous fungus - the biggest organism in the world. Learn how one handful of ordinary soil contains more organisms than there are people on Earth, and carry out experiments using dirt from your own back garden. Under Your Feet offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the natural world and soil-dwelling creatures big and small. Bursting with colourful illustrations and photography, this is the perfect book for budding young plant experts, animal fanatics, and geologists, and anyone who is curious about the ground we walk on. ISBNGreat for Ages 6-11 9780241412459
  • Little children will love hearing the birds sing as they press the pages of this enchanting book. Each beautifully illustrated scene has simple text and cut-out shapes to discover, and a sound button to press to hear different bird sounds including baby blackbirds tweeting, a magpie chattering, ducklings quacking and a cuckoo singing. ISBNGreat for Ages 0-6 9781474976749
  • A fabulous, sticker-romp through the world of dinosaurs, with a surprising amount of information. Includes hundreds of bright, colourful stickers to fill lots of prehistoric scenes. Perfect for practising essential skills including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. ISBN 9781409549901 Great for Ages 3-7
  • From the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus, children will love discovering the biggest and most powerful dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth (and some of the smallest too). Open the huge fold-out pages to show some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying dinosaurs with measurements and facts about when they lived. ISBN 9781474927475
  • Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps. ISBN 9781474922661
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