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Essential books for starting secondary school

Help your child get ready for secondary school with our recommended workbooks and dictionaries, designed to help improve their key maths and English skills.

Katherine Hamlyn

Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond Get Ready for Secondary School English provides essential support to help your child adapt to secondary school education, ensuring they have the core skills expected and the confidence to succeed.
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Andrew Baines

Bond is the number 1 provider of 11+ practice, helping millions of children improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Bond Get Ready for Secondary School Maths provides essential support to help your child adapt to secondary school education, ensuring they have the core skills expected and the confidence to succeed.
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This new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Dictionary has contemporary, comprehensive vocabulary coverage, example sentences, and fascinating word origins. The dictionary supports students with their language and spelling skills, and helps with the transition from primary to secondary.
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An invaluable guide to getting your spelling, punctuation, and grammar right!
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The Oxford Mini School Dictionary is the best quick reference tool for students ten years plus, ideal for primary school leavers who are about to start secondary school. Packed with information, it includes thousands of up-to-date words and phrases, with simple definitions and carefully-levelled context.
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This authoritative new edition of the bestselling Oxford School Thesaurus boosts vocabulary and improves writing skills through new curriculum support. With the help of the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, the thesaurus is able to provide a range of carefully-levelled words, synonyms and antonyms and age-appropriate example sentences.
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Christopher Edge

This inspiring book from the word experts at Oxford has been created to get budding writers crafting brilliant stories. It will help you think about how to develop an idea into a gripping and powerful story, with examples and tips from the best known authors to show you how it's done.
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The Oxford School Atlas includes country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key curriculum themes such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, economic activity, and development.
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This new edition has been revised to offer up-to-date vocabulary for students learning Spanish at primary school and into their first years in secondary school in a format that is ideal for carrying in school bags. Students can build their Spanish words and phrases the easy way both at home at school.
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The Oxford School French Dictionary in this handy pocket format is the perfect bilingual dictionary for pupils learning French. The vocabulary is carefully selected to suit pupils finishing primary and going on to secondary school, including up-to-date computing and ICT terms.
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The Oxford School German Dictionary in this handy pocket format is the perfect bilingual dictionary for pupils learning German. In line with curriculum requirements, there is a special section giving cultural facts and useful phrases on everyday life in Germany.
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