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100 things to know about food

100 things to know about food

This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food, from how to grow a burger in a laboratory to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, plus internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

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Big picture book of general knowledge

Big picture book of general knowledge

When were the first fireworks made? How many satellites have been sent into space? And what does the word kimono mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this stunningly illustrated book, guaranteed to keep fact-loving, question-asking children entertained for hours on end. Includes internet links to websites to find out even more.

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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...

In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?

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A history of fashion

A history of fashion

Take an illustrated journey through 5,000 years of fashion, from Stone-Age furs to flamboyant flounces, corsets and 1970s sequins. Each page features full page illustrations to pore over and information on how styles were developed as each new era defined fashion for itself. This is a book no fashion or history lover should be without.

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Big book of dinosaurs

Big book of dinosaurs

From the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus, children will love discovering the biggest and most powerful dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth (and some of the smallest too). Open the huge fold-out pages to show some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying dinosaurs with measurements and facts about when they lived.

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Look inside building sites

Look inside building sites

An action-packed book filled with building sites to explore, construction machines to learn about and a demolition site in action. Lift the flaps to discover the work that goes into building a house, a bridge, a skyscraper and more, the jobs people do and the machines that are used. An exciting introduction to how buildings go up – and come down.

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Kings and queens picture book

Kings and queens picture book

A sumptuously illustrated introduction to British Kings and Queens, from the 10th century to the present day. Find out about the lives, loves, families and feuds of Britain’s monarchs, from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites with more information.

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Clothes and fashion picture book

Clothes and fashion picture book

Journey through fashion history in this lavishly illustrated picture book, from Romans draped in togas to Elizabethans in lace ruffs. Fashions of the past are brought to life with detailed facts, photographs and illustrations. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites with more information.

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Coding for beginners using Python

Coding for beginners using Python

A beginner’s guide to coding using Python, one of the most popular computer languages. Step-by-step instructions show how to get started and write a simple program. New commands are introduced with examples and colourful pictures so by the end of the book, readers can code games, drawings and more. Includes extra help and downloads online.

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The Usborne book of growing food

The Usborne book of growing food

A simple step-by-step introduction to growing food in containers both inside and out. Projects include carrots from seeds, climbing cucumbers, edible flowers, popcorn, squash shaped like flying saucers and much more. Includes pages with essential planting techniques and tips on when to water, how to deal with pests and even make your own compost.

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about science

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about science

An interactive book with over 60 flaps revealing answers to all kinds of questions about science. Children can lift the flaps to discover the answers to questions such as How do bodies grow? Why do astronauts float? Where does lightning strike? and lots more. Includes links to carefully selected websites with even more answers to simple science questions.

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My first book about me

My first book about me

This delightful sticker book helps young children talk about their lives through topics such as friends, family, food and feelings. Each double page introduces children to a different topic, including My body, What I can do, What am I good at?, and Growing and changing. With simple activities and over 100 stickers to complete the pages.

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Big book of machines

Big book of machines

Huge fold-out pages show some of the biggest and most powerful machines ever made, from giant excavators and monster trucks to enormous ships. Children can discover how many people the biggest passenger plane can carry, facts about giant tractors and how fast the fastest train can go. Includes links to video clips to watch big machines at work.

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Big book of tractors

Big book of tractors

Open the giant fold-out pages of this bright, friendly book to discover some of the biggest and most amazing tractors ever built – and some little ones too. Colourful pictures show all kinds of machines, from combine harvesters to snow and sea tractors, with facts about their special equipment. Includes links to video clips to see tractors at work.

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Lots of things to spot in London

Lots of things to spot in London

This busy book will take you on a tour of London’s most famous sights, from bustling Trafalgar Square to majestic Buckingham Palace, Camden Market and Piccadilly Circus. Every picture is crammed with things to spot and talk about, and there are puzzles, games and four pages of stickers too. The puzzle answers are included at the back of the book.

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Story of London picture book

Story of London picture book

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of London’s turbulent past from Roman times to the present. Pictures of famous buildings from the Tower of London to the Shard, plus artefacts, original documents and paintings bring the story to life. There’s also a map of famous places and links to carefully selected websites to find out more.

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Big picture book outdoors

Big picture book outdoors

The beautiful pictures in this book are full of wildlife to look out for when you’re outdoors. There are birds, butterflies and plants to spot by a river, in the fields or on a city ramble, and pages on the seasons and creatures to look out for after dark. Children will love browsing the pictures at home –then spotting the wildlife outside.

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Country house gardens sticker book

Country house gardens sticker book

Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful gardens surrounding an old country house in this fabulous sticker book. There are over 300 stickers to fill the gardens with flowers, fountains and patio pots, and rhubarb and cabbages for the vegetable garden. There’s also a walled garden, a wild flower garden, an orangery, an orchard and lots more.

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First Encyclopedia of Space"With their ... accessible and thought-provoking storytelling and internet links to associated websites, there could be no better way to awaken an early and hopefully lifelong enthusiasm for the bard."
Press review of Macbeth

First Encyclopedia of Space"BRILLIANT! Packed with lots of information, great pictures and a good price. Will keep many a child quiet and give confidence to use the computer. Also a life saver when needed for homework topics!!"
Reader's review of First Encyclopedia of Space

First Encyclopedia of Space"Excellent info inside. Even my dad wanted to read it! It has colourful content and it's just fab. I find the internet links great and I would recommend this book to anyone!"
Reader's review of The Usborne Science Encyclopedia

First Encyclopedia of Space"Excellent book. It includes sources, paintings, pictures - everything you could want to recreate the Victorian period.  The internet-linked sections are particularly good. Cannot praise this book enough!"
Reader's review of Victorians

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