Back to school essentials

Supporting learning in the classroom and beyond

Ease the transition back to school


Whether your child is starting school for the first time, moving up to secondary school or simply returning to the classroom, browse our books and resources to help make learning fun and build their back-to-school confidence.

Back to School


Big Words for Little People

What does it actually mean to be kind, brave, calm, or happy to a four-year-old? Some words need a child-friendly explanation to help children make sense of the world around them.

Introducing Big Words for Little People, a series of picture books designed to help you talk about the ups and downs of first experiences and new emotions with your child. Created by language experts at Oxford University Press, each book contains carefully-chosen feature words to support early years learning and equip children with the language skills to develop and grow.

Big Words for Little People: Kindness

Big Words for Little People:
Bravery

Big Words for Little People:
Our World

Big Words for Little People:
Celebrate


Read with Oxford

An exciting series to support reading at home, with levelled reading books at six progressive stages for children ages 3-8.

Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines, and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers engaging books to build reading confidence at every stage of learning to read.

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Read with Oxford: Stage 1.
Non-fiction: Animals and Us

Read with Oxford: Stage 1.
Non-fiction: Weather and Seasons

Stage 1. Sam's Backpack and Other Stories

Stage 2. The Bucket Rocket and Other Stories

Stage 2: Non-fiction: Our Wonderful World

Stage 3. The Dinosaur King and Other Stories

Stage 4. Comic Books: Looga and Barooga

Stage 4. Snoot's Big Bad Dream and Other Stories

Stage 4. Winnie and Wilbur: Chilly Winnie

Stage 5. Hero Academy: Beat the Bunny-Wunnies

Stage 5. Hero Academy: Silver Shadow Strikes Out

Stage 5. Hero Academy: Superpower Switch

Stage 6. Hero Academy: Superheroes Assemble!

Stage 6. Hero Academy: Rampage of the Robots

Stage 6. Hero Academy: Villains on the Loose!


Progress with Oxford

Make progress fun!

Progress with Oxford is a fun-packed approach to developing essential English and Maths skills. Created to fit around busy family lives, picture clues show the youngest children how to complete activities, and hints and checklists help older children to work independently.

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Progress with Oxford Addition and Subtraction Age 5-6

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Progress with Oxford Fractions, Multiplication and Division Age 5-6

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Progress with Oxford Phonics Age 5-6

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Progress with Oxford: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Age 5-6

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Progress with Oxford: Shapes and Measuring Age 5-6

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Progress with Oxford: Addition and Subtraction Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Comprehension Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Handwriting Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Shape and Measuring Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Time and Money Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Times Tables Age 6-7

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Progress with Oxford: Addition and Subtraction Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Comprehension: Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: English Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Grammar and Punctuation Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Maths Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Multiplication, Division and Fractions Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Numbers and Data Handling Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Times Tables Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Time and Money Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Handwriting Age 7-8

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Progress with Oxford: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Age 8-9

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Progress with Oxford: Handwriting Age 8-9

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Progress with Oxford: Times Tables Age 8-9

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Progress with Oxford: Comprehension: Age 9-10

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Progress with Oxford: English Age 9-10

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Progress with Oxford: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Age 9-10

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Progress with Oxford: Maths
Age 9-10

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Progress with Oxford: Numbers and Data Handling Age 9-10

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Progress with Oxford: Problem
Solving Age 9-10

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Progress with Oxford: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication &
Division Age 9-10


At Home With

Curriculum-levelled workbooks with step-by-step activities to practise first skills

  • An easy way to boost children's confidence at home
  • Each page contains brightly coloured pictures which make learning easy and fun
  • Simple instructions to encourage children to work independently.

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At Home With Spelling 1 Practise and Be Confident!


Oxford Study Buddy Revision and Exam Guides

Take the stress out of exam success

Written by expert teachers and examiners, these resources have been developed to help students in Queensland prepare for their QCE External Assessments and achieve their very best!

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QCE English Units 3 & 4

QCE Physical Education Units 3 & 4

QCE Biology Units 3 & 4

QCE Chemistry Units 3 & 4

Oxford Study Buddy QCE Physics Units 3 & 4

QCE Psychology Units 3 & 4

QCE General Mathematics Units 3 & 4

QCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 & 4

QCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4


Early Years Dictionaries

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries are specially created to help children develop their vocabulary and understanding, with age-appropriate definitions carefully levelled for different reading stages.

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Oxford Very First Dictionary

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Oxford First Dictionary 2018

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Oxford First Illustrated Dictionary

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Oxford First Thesaurus

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Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary


Middle Primary

Firmly established as Australia's best-selling school reference resources, Oxford's Primary dictionaries and thesauruses are designed to encourage students' confidence in reading, writing and communication skills from the early years to upper primary.

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Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition

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Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus


Upper Primary - Middle Secondary

Oxford Dictionaries take students right through Upper Primary to Secondary school with learning features designed to build vocabularies, perfect pronunciation and give guidance on grammar and syntax.

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Australian School Oxford Dictionary, Seventh Edition

Australian Schoolmate Oxford Dictionary, Seventh Edition

Australian Student's Oxford Dictionary, Fifth Edition

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Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, Sixth Edition

Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary, Eighth Edition

Australian Mini Oxford Dictionary, Fifth Edition

Australian School Dictionary & Thesaurus, Fourth Edition

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Australian Schoolmate Dictionary & Thesaurus, Sixth Edition

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The Australian Integrated School Dictionary and Thesaurus

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Study Dictionary & Thesaurus, Third Edition


Home & Office

Best-selling reference resources for the home and office from the world's leading authority on the English language.

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Australian Mini Oxford Dictionary, Fifth Edition

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Australian Oxford Paperback Dictionary, Fifth Edition

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The Australian National Dictionary, Second Edition

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Australian Mini Oxford Thesaurus