Routledge Books for Schools

Give your staff a helping hand with flexible, affordable, expert resources from Routledge Education. 

At Routledge, we offer an unrivalled selection  of books written by expert teacher educators, practising teachers and school leaders. But we understand that it can be a challenge to find the right resources for your school that are credible, yet affordable.

That's why we've pulled together the School Improvement Collections, a series of book collections based on key areas you may be focusing on in school. Featuring the most well known names in Education and rooted in tried and tested classroom practice, these collections are designed to aid you with supporting teacher development. Whether there is a particular subject area you are focusing on this term, or you're looking for a broad range of professional development books to support your staff, we can help. 

What's New

  • Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

    A Companion to School Experience, 8th Edition

    Edited by Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask, Sarah Younie

    For all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status, Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is an essential introduction to the key skills and knowledge needed to become a secondary teacher. Underpinned by evidence-informed practice and focussing on what you…

    Paperback – 2019-04-30
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    Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

  • Boys Don't Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools

    1st Edition

    By Matt Pinkett, Mark Roberts

    There is a significant problem in our schools: too many boys are struggling. The list of things to concern teachers is long. Disappointing academic results, a lack of interest in studying, higher exclusion rates, increasing mental health issues, sexist attitudes, an inability to express emotions...…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
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  • Girls and Autism

    Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton

    Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this…

    Paperback – 2019-02-18
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Bestsellers

  • Closing the Vocabulary Gap

    1st Edition

    By Alex Quigley

    As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, the author explores…

    Paperback – 2018-04-11
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  • Planning in the Moment with Young Children

    A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents, 1st Edition

    By Anna Ephgrave

    Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
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  • Descriptosaurus

    Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14, 3rd Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
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Visible Learning

  • Visible Learning Insights

    1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Klaus Zierer

    Visible Learning Insights presents a fascinating ‘inside view’ of the ground-breaking research of John Hattie. Together, the authors John Hattie and Klaus Zierer embark on a mission to build on the internationally renowned work and combine the power and authority of the research with the real ‘coal…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
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  • Visible Learning: Feedback

    1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Shirley Clarke

    Feedback is arguably the most critical and powerful aspect of teaching and learning. Yet, there remains a paradox: why is feedback so powerful and why is it so variable? It is this paradox which Visible Learning: Feedback aims to unravel and resolve. Combining research excellence, theory and vast…

    Paperback – 2018-08-22
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  • 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning

    Teaching for Success, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Klaus Zierer

    The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
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  • Visible Learning into Action

    International Case Studies of Impact, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Deb Masters, Kate Birch

    Recently at the Visible Learning Conference, Professor John Hattie stood up in his opening address and said, "I’m looking at you all and thinking ‘What if I got this wrong?’" I feel the same way when educators ask to visit and I always end up in the same place – that Keilor Views is a living,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
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  • Visible Learning for Teachers

    Maximizing Impact on Learning, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie

    In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
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  • Visible Learning

    A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie

    This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many…

    Paperback – 2008-11-18
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Descriptosaurus

  • Descriptosaurus

    Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14, 3rd Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
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  • Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Fantasy builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and within the context of fantasy develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful, cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
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  • Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of myths and legends, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26
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  • Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of ghost stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential guide will…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28
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  • Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of adventure stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13
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School Discounts

We offer discounts for schools when purchasing direct with Routledge. Whether you're looking to buy a selection of books or a particular title for all your staff then get in touch for a quote. To discuss these options, please contact us.

Primary School Improvement Toolkit

Primary School Improvement Toolkit

The Primary School Improvement Toolkit is a free resource designed to support primary school leaders. Featuring helpful checklists to support you with your own professional development as well as lesson plans & resources you can share with all your staff.

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Secondary School Improvement Toolkit

Primary School Improvement Toolkit

The Secondary School Improvement Toolkit is a free resource designed to support school leaders. Featuring helpful checklists to support you with your own professional development as well as lesson plans & resources you can share with all your staff. 

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