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Usborne Beginners are highly illustrated non-fiction books with easy reading text and exciting photographs and artwork. Beginners Plus are longer books with stunning illustrations and concise text to appeal to readers who prefer facts to fiction.

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Who were the Aztecs? Where did they live, and what gods did they worship? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this fascinating introduction.


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Children can find out what it was like to be a Viking, and learn about Viking homes, feasts, boats, gods and much more in this fascinating book.


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A guide to the exhilarating world of cycling, from mountain biking to the Tour de France.


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Lift-the-flap picture atlas"Tremendous visual appeal of a quality that is unmatched by other early reading series. No Key Stage 1 classroom should be without the whole set."

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