Reviews

'Amazing resource! Each topic is well planned, information is set out in a way that is so easy to understand and the games are perfect for fun revision. I can't recommend highly enough.' Lynsey Gilmore, parent.
'Daniel has totally and utterly embraced the Common Entrance Geography 'On The Map' board game. It's brilliant! As are the topic packs, which are so simple, cover all the information you need, and far more fun that your average Common Entrance text book!' Karen Riddle, parent.
'We love Oaka Books resources: really easy to read, understand and use! We've bought several of their packs now, and are always really pleased. Great stuff!' Rachel Yarworth, parent.
'Quality resources for KS3 revision. Particularly useful for those that prefer more visual resources as opposed to pages of wordy print.' Alison Knagg, parent.
'The board games are marvellous!! Looking forward to the KS2 games this year. Our kids are enjoying the packets as well and we will be adding to our collection!' Erica Pi'ilani Gagen, parent.
'We have bought several of these packs now. My daughter finds them so clear and easy to use. She used all the Roman packs at the end of a big topic to remind her of the key points and we are now using the River topic booklet. They are great for enforcing key vocabulary too and the game or activity at the end is hands on and fun! Would definitely recommend.' Vicky Waud, parent.
'We have only brought 2 of the resource packs so far but both my children and myself are really impressed with them and are enjoying working through them. As I have 3 children I contacted bambi to see if we could buy extra work books for each set and she replied almost instantly about how to do this. Fantastic company and I highly recommend.' Laura Etherington, parent.
'Oh wow!!! The Light pack we won arrived this morning, my Y7 daughter (excelling at science) was so excited and my Y3 daughter (also a science nerd) jumped on board too. We’re so impressed with what’s contained and they’re eager to get into it together (bonus) so we will definitely be ordering some more, since they’ve already made lists of what they want! Thank you so much for getting the kids off their iPads!!!' Rachel Lindsey Ott, parent.
'We are Oaka Books biggest fans in our home. We home educate our son who is eleven, and he loves this way of learning. It's quite amazing that he has such amazing recall of everything that he has learnt from each topic book.

For example, we've just done the Henry VIII topic book with him, then the game/learning map, then filled out the topic book. We've played the learning map quite a few times, and he's becoming a little mastermind. For the learning map I read out the question, then everyone has to try and answer, if no-one knows he has fifteen seconds to find it in the topic book, then pass it on.
The more we do it, the less he needs the topic book, this afternoon he got 16 right on either side without having to look. Some topic books have games with counters, others learning maps.

We also have all of the board games, and they are great fun whilst learning at the same time, to our son it doesn't feel like learning. As an aside the games are beautiful, even the boxes that they come in. The game also encourage him to want to do the topic books (not that he needs encouragement) so that he can get more questions right.

I really mean it when I say the Oaka way of learning is amazing. I would have to write an essay to portray everything I love from the visual appeal to the ethos behind them. We ordered one topic book, and just had to get them all. We will also be getting the digital subscription with other home educators. This will complement the topic books.

I really do wish that every child whether home educated or schooled could learn this way, they would learn so much, commit more to memory, and get a lot of enjoyment at the same time.' Tracey Sargeant, home educator.

'We have bought two Topic Packs, one KS1 and one KS3, both are excellent!They are engaging and interesting and my dyslexic daughter even asks to play the games. I have used the Fire of London resources for my 6 year old and she really enjoys it as she can read it herself and the sentences are short and to the point. I would and have highly recommend this to everyone especially dyslexic or visual learners.

Another thing I really like is that it presents difficult concepts (ks3 electricity) in an easy to understand way so that a child that often feels stupid can have the feeling of success of really grasping it. Make more please!' Janine Archer, parent.
'I am so overwhelmed with how good everything is, even better than expected. The board games are so well thought out, and beautiful, even down to the boxes. My son, is really enjoying the topic book, it's a joy to do it with him, and he has remembered most of it. There is definitely something in your way of learning, I can remember what we have done so far, and picture in my head the part of the page's colour and picture.

Even though I'll be getting the digital subscription, I'm going to also get the topic books to go alongside it. I think it's good to have both as I like the tangible game and workbook that comes with it.

Thank you for bringing us your wonderful resources, it's such a lovely way to learn for the children, we love it so much.' Tracey, home educator.

'Firstly, I’m so happy with my recent order and would would love to see more KS1 history, we really enjoyed the Great fire of London pack. Everyone learnt from it and remembered it all too. Can’t wait to order more!! My KS2 sons are enjoying the human body pack also, fascinating!! Thank you, it’s a great idea.' Caroline, home educator.

'I'm really excited about these for my son as I think he learns like myself and the format of the books looks so greatGemma, home educator.

I’ve recently ordered your Nelson Mandela topic pack and had to contact you to congratulate you on such a fabulous resource. I'm a home educator and have only just discovered Oaka Books but I'm massively impressed. In the few days since we received our pack I've recommended it to so very many people, some have ordered, others are considering and one is in the USA looking for stockists!! As a community this is just what we need and personally I plan to use one or two topic packs monthly, they're absolutely perfect for us. I cannot praise them enough. Keep up the good work. I think we are possibly your new #1 fans!’ Melanie, parent and home educator. 

'Your Nelson Madela topic pack is fantastic! Kids really love that it is interactive, especially love the boardgame. Keep up the brill work!' Lou, home educator.

'I recently purchased several of the packs for my sons who are in year 7, KS3. The topic books and revision maps have been brilliant for my son who has autism, as they are easy to follow and have key language and are to the point. My other son who also has special educational needs has used them to revise a science topic and has just come home after achieving joint second top position in the class for a test. I am absolutely delighted with your resources and hope that by informing others that you can help other children and continue to add to your current resources. Thank you.' Rachel Stephens, parent.

'We used your products for our CE revision and they were really brilliant. Do you happen to know of anything similar that we could use for GCSE ?? Thank you for making our lives a little easier during a very stressful time.' Jayne Goss, parent.

 ‘I would like to say how good these books have been to me. I used to suffer with science a lot and these give me a lot of confidence, which I've never had before. I've got Auditory Processing Disorder and I thought it was impossible to even know a single fact about science but since I got these I've had a lot of faith and know that it is possible. Thank-you for such lovely books you have created and I look forward to buying new ones’. Skye Jones, pupil.

“These packs are just what my dyslexic students needed to be able to fully engage with the topic. They have been such a success!”  Lynne Bostock, The Learning Loft.

“My son and I are using Oaka Books to revise for his Common Entrance History exam and find the Battle of Hastings revision pack an extremely helpful tool. Felix is greatly enjoying the visual and interactive aspect of the pack. As a reluctant revisor the colourful nature of the material really engages his interest and has produced enthusiasm! We've both find it very easy and straightforward to use. I will definitely be ordering more books from this series and can't wait to try the Geography and Science books next.”  Lizzie Harvey, Parent.

“I have been playing (with my own 10 year old child) the Henry VIII and His Wives pack. He has had a great time and he HATES learning. I cannot wait to get more packs. Thank you for this wonderful tool!”  A Mum and Learning Support Assistant.