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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. And remember – we offer Free Postage in ROI on orders over €30 – just choose the Free Postage option at checkout.

  • A new title in the hugely successful Clever Kids series, this book is packed with memory, word and number games for you to solve. From battleships and mind-bending spot the differences to mazes and number pyramids, there are plenty of puzzles to give your brain a workout. Created by bestselling puzzle book author Gareth Moore, author of the chart-topping success Brain Games for Clever Kids. Great for Kids Aged 7-12 ISBN 9781780556642
  • Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? (If your nose is going to all that effort of creating it, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value...) And... how much of your life will you spend on the toilet? (About a year - so bring a good book...) Sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo (and puke) filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy* (a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already...) Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780241452929
  • Transform and recycle household objects into your very own home-made toys and machines!Learn about the centre of gravity by making a balancing bird, create a toroidal vortex with a smoke-ring machine, and turn a spoon into an electromagnet. Chances are you won't need to buy the materials required for these machines because they're all in your house right now. Every child can be an engineer with the help of Mr Shaha and his marvellous machines. Written by a science teacher and dad, Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines is the highly anticipated sequel to Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder. This book gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 projects. Whether you're a master engineer or a total beginner, it will spark inspiration for fun activities to engage young people in the marvels of machinery. Great for Ages 7-12 Published 8th July 2021 - Order Now. ISBN 9781913348120
  • Why does the ...? What is ...? How does ...? Don't worry if you don't know the answers, you soon will! Every child can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha and his recipes for wonder! Turn a rainy day at home or a walk in the park into a chance to experiment. All you need are a few simple items from your kitchen cupboards - and the power of curiosity! Learn about sound by making wine glasses sing, investigate chemical reactions with vitamin-powered rockets, and explore Newton's Third Law by making balloon-driven cars. Written by a science teacher and dad, Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder gives clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 experiments. Whether you're a science star or just starting out, it will help you inspire young people to learn. Get the whole family joining in around the table, as you transform your kitchen into a laboratory! Great for Ages 7-12 ISBN 9781911344551
  • Bird loves to sing in the towering tree at the heart of the jungle. It feels like home. When the season changes she must say goodbye, but she isn't ready to let go. Award-winning designer Coralie Bickford-Smith takes us on a lyrical and enchanting journey with Bird and her animal friends. Exploring vibrant woodlands and magical night-time skies, we fly with Bird through every page and learn the story of the tree and what will happen when it is time for Bird to go. Beautifully illustrated and lovingly told, The Song of the Tree speaks to the universal search for belonging and reminds us of the importance of community, friendship and the natural world. 'Exquisite ... vivid ... each page feels alive' Observer 'Heart-warming ... a celebration of the world around us at a time when we need it the most' Creative Review Great for Ages 4-7. ISBN 9780141989341
  • Everybody Belongs explores the ways in which our bodies are unique: from the colour of our eyes and skin to the size of our feet and the languages we speak. Sometimes we look different from out families, too. Our bodies are all different, and they help us to experience the world in lots of ways. Let's celebrate the diversity that we see all around us! This is a simple introduction to an important topic for curious toddlers and pre-schoolers. With easy text and bright, bold illustrations throughout. Great for Ages 0-5. ISBN 9781787418417
  • From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower. Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers - from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry. In the launch of a new nonfiction picture book series, Rachel Ignotofsky's distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about flowers. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780593176474
  • The complete set of 7 workbooks, covering all 42 letter sounds. These 24-page workbooks are a fun way for children to put their skills into practice. The first books have simple letter recognition, while later books introduce joined-up (cursive) writing and the alternative spellings of the vowels. Strategies for tricky spellings and challenging puzzles for developing phonic skills are also provided. Each book also contains a checklist which can be used to assess progress. Great for Ages 4-7. ISBN 9781870946506
  • A practical workbook introducing phonics. Full of simple activities and exercises to encourage learning about sounds, including starting sounds, matching sounds, middle sounds and rhyming sounds. Pages wipe clean so that exercises can be repeated again and again. Includes wipe-clean pen. Great for Ages 3-5. ISBN 9781783415991
  • In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them. These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. Challenge your preconceptions of disability and mental health with the eye-opening stories of these remarkable people: Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Kirchoff, Henri Matisse, Eliza Suggs, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo, John Nash, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Stevie Wonder, Nabil Shaban, Terry Fox, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Diaz Merced, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Dr Victor Pineda, Farida Bedwei, Stella Young, Lady Gaga, Arunima Sinha, Naoki Higashida, Isabella Spingmuhl Tejada, Aaron Philip, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Redouan Ait Chitt, Jonas Jacobsson, Trischa Zorn, Ade Adepitan, and Dynamo. "Intelligent, politically bold, and beautiful to browse [...] Every bookshelf needs a copy." - Disability Arts Online Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780711263918
  • With a focus on building phonics skills, this Read with Oxford Stages 1-2: Songbirds Story Collection contains 12 fun phonics stories to provide perfect practice for beginner readers. Read what life is like being small with Bob Bug, find out who is top cat and much more! The kit also contains colourful stickers, and an alphabet chart to reward, motivate and build confidence. Tips for reading together explain the sounds that each story focuses on and identify anywords children may find tricky, helping you to get the most out of the collection. Former Children's Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, has captivated children all over the world with her lively and engaging stories. Songbirds is a phonics programme carefully created by Julia to support children who are learning to read and is used in schools to inspire a love of reading. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading resources to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!. ISBN 9780192764867
  • This delightful pack contains a colourful, labelled 100-piece jigsaw of the human body for children to assemble. It also includes a 24-page, highly visual book that introduces and explains the various systems and functions of different parts of the body in more detail. Perfect for Ages 5-12 ISBN 9781474985291
  • Have fun learning lower case letters at home with this motivating wipe-clean book! * Lots of practice opportunities to help children learn how to write letters. * Wipe-clean pages and pen so that children can try the activities again and again. * Motivating activities to help boost confidence. Great for Ages 3-5. ISBN 9780008212926
  • Children can colour their way around the world with this big and bold, poster-size colouring book. The striking maps are filled with features, landmarks, animals, artefacts and places to colour and are accompanied by bitesize bits of information. Also contains bright and brilliant landscapes, maps to complete with colour and a world flag section. Great for Ages 6-11. ISBN 9781780557298
  • Learn at home by practising first phonics with Peppa and her friends in this colourful sticker activity book. Single letters and sounds are introduced in a systematic order, with fun activities to build confidence in reading and spelling. Every set of activities follows the same structure, so that children can focus on the letters and sounds covered on each page. By working through the book, they will learn to read lots of new words with Peppa and her friends. Perfect for young children who are learning at home or starting school. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9780241488430
  • Wet weekend? Home for half-term? Great Family Days In has got you covered with over 75 tried and tested activities that make the most of spending quality time together. From Achievable Art and Whizzy Easy Science to Screen-Free Game Time, chapters are organised to help you easily find inspiration for activities that will fill your day with fun. Whether you're creating your very own melted-crayon masterpiece or blizzard bottle, or conducting your first FamFest or mini Olympics, Great Family Days In is a one-stop shop for ideas, showing that you don't need fancy plans or money to keep your family entertained at home. These beautifully illustrated activities do not require any specific skills or hard to get resources. From thirty-minute time-fillers to ideas to last the whole afternoon, activities can easily be adapted to suit any age, interest or timescale, making it easy to enjoy and relax into the process of creating and building memories together, whatever the outcome. Claire Balkind, founder of the hugely popular Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas Facebook page, shares fuss-free games, crafts, challenges and more that will keep children and adults of all ages entertained. Great for Ages 5-12. ISBN 9781529055528
  • Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? (If your nose is going to all that effort of creating it, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value...) And... how much of your life will you spend on the toilet? (About a year - so bring a good book...) Sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo (and puke) filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy* (a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already...) Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780241452912
  • Prepare to embark on a global tour through time. You might want to take a map... But this is no ordinary atlas... The maps in History Atlas are rich visual extravaganzas, packed with kings, queens, heroes, villains, inventors, artists and explorers. Travel from Ancient Egypt and Rome to Ethiopia, Russia and China, and meet movers and shakers of world history from Genghis Khan to Martin Luther King. With quirky facts, astonishing characters, humorous details and compelling stories, this is history at its most entertaining. Great for Ages 7-12 ISBN 9781407189239
  • Our house is on fire - it's time to wake up to the climate crisis facing planet Earth before it's too late. Which countries generate the highest CO2 emissions? Which coastal cities are most vulnerable to rising sea levels? What will the polar ice caps look like in 10 years' time? Which countries have successfully harnessed renewable energy sources? This unique graphic altas tells you everything you need to know about the current climate emergency, and what we can do to turn things around. Packed with facts and figures and more than 30 dynamic maps, Climate Emergency Atlas is clear and easy to understand, making it the perfect reference guide for all young climate activists. Great for Ages 7-16. ISBN 9780241446430
  • Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's must-know names: from Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. Timelines of Everyone book breathes fresh life into the biographies of the people you thought you knew, and unearths many stories from previously ignored or unheard voices. Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone focuses squarely on the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's book boasts more than 150 visual timelines, covering a diverse array of kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more, from across the globe. This fascinating book takes kids on a thrilling historical journey, revealing not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical figures, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Did you know that West African ruler Mansa Musa was the richest person ever to have lived? Or that Hollywood screen legend Hedy Lamarr invented technology that would one day develop into WiFi? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost, because his nurse didn't speak German? Filled with easy-to-understand visual timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of historical figures, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names Great for Ages 7-99. ISBN 9780241413005
  • This landmark piece of reference publishing offers a reliable, visually stunning, and family-friendly alternative to online information sources. Packed with carefully curated content, the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia are designed to be accessible and illuminating to a wide range of readers, and parents and teachers can be confident that children won't see any unwanted content. Featuring accessible and authoritative information, this book is a comprehensive guide to a wide range of human knowledge, and its text is integrated with clear artworks and informative, illuminating photography to bring general knowledge vividly to life. The scope of content in The Visual Encyclopedia makes it stand alone as a self-contained family reference guide, and it covers the fields of science, nature, space, history, the arts, technology, leisure, and more. The information is organized thematically to make navigation easy, and clear signposting highlights connections between subjects. Whether you want to find the answer to a question, read about a particular area of interest, or simply browse a range of subjects at leisure, this accessible, family-friendly reference guide offers a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment. Great for Ages 7-99. ISBN 9780241340691
  • From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of space. Each celestial body is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images. Engaging storybook-style descriptions of each object allow readers to delve into myths, legends, trivia, and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond. Wonder at the rocky rings around Saturn, discover the tale behind the constellation Centaurus, and gaze at the fountains gushing from Jupiter's moon Enceladus. With reference pages packed with fascinating information, you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of astronomy, The Mysteries of the Universe is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories. Great for Ages 7-14. ISBN 9780241412473
  • Learn about Ireland's original rebel girl in this exciting new series of inspirational Irish lives. In an exciting new series of books for children, John and Fatti Burke go deeper into the lives and subjects first introduced in Irelandopedia, Historopedia and Focloiropedia. This first book focusses on Granuaile, the daughter of a great trader and sea captain, Eoghan O'Malley of Mayo. Living in a castle on Clare Island 500 years ago, Granuaile spent her childhood on the sea in boats of all shapes and sizes. Granuaile's parents wanted her to do what other girls did, to be a good girl and get married and settle down. But Granuaile had other ideas... This superb illustrated book on this historic icon and fearless leader is a must to begin every child's collection of inspiring Irish lives. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780717183500
  • Tom Crean was one of ten children who grew up on a farm near Anascaul in County Kerry. He loved adventure and, at the age of 15, he ran away to join the British Navy and sail around the world. While his ship was moored in New Zealand, Tom met Captain Robert Scott. Scott's dream was to be the first person ever to reach the South Pole and he asked Tom to join his crew. Get ready to discover epic tales of endurance, bravery and determination in this inspiring life story of Tom Crean. Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9780717186563
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