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Science books for children of all ages from Usborne Children's Books

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We believe science should be exciting and inspiring. Usborne science books include flap books and sticker books that explain key concepts in a fun and interactive way, and encyclopedias and illustrated dictionaries that support homework at every level.

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100 things to know about space

100 things to know about space

A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.


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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about space

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about space

With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as “Where have people visited in space?”, “What’s a cosmonaut?”, “Why can’t I see stars in daytime?” and lots more what, where, how, why, and yes or no questions with answers beneath the flaps. Internet links take children to carefully selected websites to find out more.


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Quicklinks for internet-linked booksUsborne Quicklinks

Usborne science books are enhanced with links to websites with virtual experiments, video clips and animations that bring science alive via the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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Watch the Usborne Science Encyclopedia with QR links in action - with interactive videos and links to websites to keep children engaged.

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Click on the links to download free activity sheets, taken from the book 50 science things to make and do.

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