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Art and craft books

Art and artists, Colouring books, Drawing and painting, Fashion, Papercrafts, Sewing and knitting

Baby and toddler books

Baby's first books, Parents' guides

Children's fiction

Action and adventure, Animal stories, Ballet, gym and ice skating, Family, friends and school, Historical fiction, Horse stories, Mysteries and detective stories

Christmas books

Christmas activity books, Christmas cooking, Musical books, Nativity and Advent

Classic stories and fairy tales

Classic stories - complete and unabridged, Classics retold, Fairy tales, Myths and legends, Poetry, Shakespeare, Stories from around the world, Stories from Dickens

Cooking and gardening books

Cakes, biscuits and baking, Chocolate and sweets, Cookbooks and recipe cards, Cooking kits, Gardening books

Creative writing

Creative writing books

Early years

First experiences, Getting ready for school, Letters, numbers, shapes and colours, Non-fiction for little children, Nursery rhymes and rhyme books, Phonics and learning to read, Sound books, Word books

Encyclopedias and general knowledge

Animals, Dinosaurs and the prehistoric world, First Encyclopedias, General knowledge, Geography, History, Science, World religions


Creative writing, Dictionaries and thesauruses, English language classics, Spelling, grammar and punctuation, Word books

ESOL – English as a second language

English Learner's Editions, English Readers Level 1, English Readers Level 2, English Readers Level 3, Word and phrase books

Foreign languages

Arabic, Chinese, First Hundred Words, First Thousand Words, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Welsh

Geography books and atlases

Atlases and maps, Flags, London and Great Britain, Our world, Rocks and minerals, Seas and oceans, The environment and recycling, Weather and climate

History books

Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Archaeology, Aztecs, Black history, Clothes and fashion, Explorers, Famous people and explorers, Historical fiction, History of Britain, Inventions and technology, Knights, castles and medieval times, Myths and legends, Prehistoric times, Romans, Slavery, Sticker books, True stories, Vikings, World history, World Wars

Library editions

Art and music, Geography, History, Personal, social and health education (PSHE), Science, Shakespeare

Maths books

Fractions and decimals, Maths and maths dictionaries, Numbers and sums, Puzzles and activities, Times tables

Music books

Carols and songbooks, Composers and instruments, Guitar, Piano, keyboard and drums, Recorder

Nature and outdoors

Animals, Birds, Flowers and trees, Gardens and garden wildlife, Insects and spiders, Mammals, Pets, Reptiles and amphibians, Seas, oceans and fish, The countryside and seashore

Puzzles, games and quizzes

Card games, Chess, Optical illusions, Searches and things to spot

Reading Programme

Books with audio CDs, First Reading Level 2, First Reading Level 3, First Reading Level 4, Very First Reading, Young Reading Series 1, Young Reading Series 2, Young Reading Series 3, Young Reading Series 4


World religions

Science and technology

Activities and experiments, Astronomy and space, Computers and coding, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and general science, Facts of life and PSHE, Food, Human body, Optical illusions, Recycling and rubbish, See Inside and Look Inside, Technology and inventions, What's science all about?


Cycling, Extreme sports, Fishing, Football, rugby and cricket, General sports books, Gymnastics and ice skating, Riding and pony care, The Olympic Games

Sticker books

Build your own..., Doll's house sticker books, First sticker books, Sticker books, Sticker Dolly Dressing

Young Adult fiction

Coming-of-age stories, Historical fiction, Romance

Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have the same meaning or almost the same. Homonyms are words that are spelled and said the same but have different meanings. Understanding these three types of words can help with vocabulary and spelling challenges.

Antonym Examples

An antonym means the opposite of another word. You can use antonyms to help you show contrast between two things or to emphasize your point. Antonyms can help you explain exactly what you mean. Some words can be transformed into their antonyms simply by adding the prefixes "un," "in," or "non," as when "likable" is changed into its antonym, "unlikable." Below are some examples of antonyms:

  • Add – Subtract
  • Above – Below
  • After – Before
  • Awake – Asleep
  • Bad – Good
  • Better – Worse
  • Big – Little
  • Birth – Death
  • Boy - Girl
  • Clean – Dirty
  • Close – Open
  • Cold – Hot
  • End – Begin
  • Dark - Light
  • Day - Night
  • Even – Odd
  • Fail – Pass
  • False – True
  • Float - Sink
  • East – West
  • Fat – Skinny
  • Hungry - Full
  • Gentle – Rough
  • Happy – Sad
  • Hard – Soft
  • Heavy – Light
  • High – Low
  • In – Out
  • Last – First
  • Laugh – Cry
  • Learn – Teach
  • Less – More
  • Lie – Truth
  • Long – Short
  • Loose – Tight
  • Lost – Found
  • Love – Hate
  • North – South
  • On – Off
  • Over – Under
  • Play – Work
  • Polite – Rude
  • Poor – Rich
  • Present – Absent
  • Top - Bottom
  • Quick – Slow
  • Raise – Lower
  • Right – Wrong
  • Rise – Sink
  • Rough – Smooth
  • Same – Different
  • Sell – Buy
  • Short – Long
  • Sour – Sweet
  • Start – Stop
  • Stay – Leave
  • Stop – Go
  • Strong – Weak
  • Teacher – Student
  • Tidy – Messy
  • True – False
  • Ugly – Beautiful
  • Up – Down
  • White – Black
  • Wild – Tame
  • Win – Lose
  • Well – Sick
  • Wet – Dry
  • Young – Old

For more examples of antonyms, including graded antonyms, complementary antonyms and relational anonyms read Examples of Antonyms. 

Synonym Examples

Synonyms provide you with variety in speech or writing. Since there are endless synonyms for each word, you can avoid using the same word over and over and sounding repetitive. Some examples of synonyms include:

  • Afraid, scared, frightened
  • Automobile, car, vehicle
  • Big, large, huge
  • Blank, empty, hollow
  • Bunny, rabbit, hare
  • Cap, hat
  • Center, middle, inside
  • Couch, sofa, divan
  • Evil, bad, wicked
  • Famous, well-known
  • Father, dad, daddy
  • Funny, silly, playful, crazy
  • Garbage, trash, junk, waste
  • Gloomy, sad, unhappy
  • Happy, glad, joyful, cheerful
  • Hide, cover
  • House, home
  • Ill, sick, unwell
  • Idea, thought
  • Jog, run
  • Listen, hear
  • Little, small, tiny
  • Look, see, glance, stare
  • Mad, angry, furious
  • Mother, mom, mommy
  • Neat, tidy, clean
  • Present, gift, reward, award
  • Quick, fast, swift
  • Quiet, calm
  • Rest, relax
  • Rock, stone
  • Rug, carpet, mat
  • Sack, bag, backpack
  • Sniff, smell, inhale
  • Strange, odd, weird
  • Tall, high, big
  • True, right, correct
  • Under, below, beneath
  • Woman, lady, female
  • Yell, shout, scream

For more examples of synonyms read Examples of Synonyms.

Homonym Examples

Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and sound the same but have different meanings. The following are examples of homonyms:

Address - manner of speaking to someone

Address: description of a place's location

Bear – a large mammal

Bear - to be able to cope with something

Book - to reserve a hotel room or a table at a restaurant

Book – pages bound together with a cover

Cave - to give in or surrender 

Cave – a hole or gap in a rock or in earth

Chair - an item of furniture

Chair – the head of a department

Change - to replace the clothes you are wearing with another outfit

Change – money given back after a purchase

Cool - chilly in temperature

Cool – someone trendy or popular

Crane - a large type of bird

Crane – a mechanical device used for lifting

Deck - a pack of playing cards

Deck - a floor or platform extended from a building or ship

Duck - a type of bird

Duck – to lower your head or body to avoid being hit by something

Even – numbers divisible by two

Even – flat and level surface

Fall - to drop down

Fall–  the season between summer and winter

Club- a heavy stick used as a weapon

Club – a group of people with something in common

Fire - to let someone go from a job

Fire – flames, something burning

Groom - to make tidy in appearance

Groom – the man who is about to get married

Gross - disgusting

Gross - large

Jam - stuck

Jam – spread made from fruit and sugar

Key - scale of musical notes

Key – device used to lock or unlock a door

Left – one side of the body

Left – what is remaining of something

Light - to set fire

Light – pale in color

Line - measure of length

Line – verse in a poem or story

Man - male person

Man – to brace or fortify

Match - competitive sporting event

Match – a device used to start a fire

Nail - the end plate of your finger or toe

Nail – sharp piece of metal for holding things together

Park - area used for recreation

Park – to leave a vehicle in a space for a while

Pen – an instrument for writing

Pen - type of enclosure for animals

Seal - a type of mammal

Seal – a tight closure

Show - to display

Show – a type of broadcast

Sign - omen

Sign – to write your signature on something to make it official

Tank - military vehicle

Tank- container used to store liquid

Tire - rubber covering of a wheel

Tire – to become weary or bored

Trip - to stumble

Trip - a journey

Wave - move your hand sideways to say hello

Wave – a movement in water

Watch – a wearable timepiece

Watch – to look carefully

Yard – space around a house

Yard – measurement of length

For more examples of homonyms, read Examples of Homonyms.

There are endless examples of antonyms, synonyms and homonyms that can be used to make your writing or speech more colorful and interesting. These words help you express yourself more clearly and can be fun to use as well.

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Examples of Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms for Kids

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Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have the same meaning or almost the same. Homonyms are words that are spelled and said the same but have different meanings. Understanding these three types of words can help with vocabulary and spelling challenges.


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