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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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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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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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Georgian doll's house sticker book

Georgian doll's house sticker book

An elegant doll’s house in sticker book form, based on a large family home from the Georgian era in the early 1800s. Children can have hours of fun arranging the luxurious furnishings, helping the cook prepare dinner in the kitchen and the groom in the stables. Includes over 260 stickers plus internet links to discover more about Georgian times.

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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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Big picture thesaurus

Big picture thesaurus

Arranged thematically, this illustrated thesaurus has over 2,000 amazing, useful and unusual words to inspire children writing stories. Topics include Getting around, How are you feeling? Heroes and villains and lots more, with lists of synonyms, opposites and tips on describing things. Includes simple word games and links to useful websites.

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The Troublesome Tiger

The Troublesome Tiger

Zoe can't wait to meet Tindu, the magnificent tiger who's just arrived at Tanglewood. But Tindu seems sad, and refuses to leave his den.

With the Terrific Tigers weekend just two weeks away, the pressure is on! Can Zoe dream up a plan to help Tanglewood's tiger feel happy in his new home?

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Donkeys

Donkeys

How do donkeys make hee-haw noises? Why do they roll in dust? What do they eat? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to the world of donkeys. With simple text, detailed illustrations and charming photographs, plus internet links to specially selected websites.

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Folk art patterns to colour

Folk art patterns to colour

A lovely colouring book of the patterns used in folk art around the world, from floral designs on Hungarian dancers’ costumes and Russian Matryoshka dolls, to geometric patterns on Portuguese ceramics and ornate Day of the Dead sugar skulls. Includes snippets of information about the patterns, and links to websites with more examples of folk art.

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Egyptian patterns to colour

Egyptian patterns to colour

Packed with patterns and designs from the walls of Egyptian temples, mummy cases and royal jewellery, this stunning colouring book is an interactive and educational way of learning about Ancient Egypt. Includes useful colouring hints and tips, fascinating information about Ancient Egypt and internet links to find out more.

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Famous art to colour

Famous art to colour

This beautiful colouring book is a lovely way to discover works by famous artists including Klee, Kandinsky, Delaunay and Klimt. Produced in association with The National Gallery, each artwork is shown in full colour alongside a line drawing to colour in. Includes information about each picture and internet links to websites to find out more.

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Shakespeare sticker book

Shakespeare sticker book

A brilliant introduction to the most famous characters from Shakespeare's plays, with over 170 reusable costume stickers to dress them ready for their performances.

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First Sticker Book Optical Illusions

First Sticker Book Optical Illusions

Discover the mystery of optical illusions with this mind-bending sticker book. Add the stickers to the pages and watch as squares melt, pictures shift, arrows wobble and much more! These eye-tricking illusions will have children shaking pages, turning the book upside down and scratching their heads for hours on end.

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Deadly animals

Deadly animals

A fascinating look at the natural weapons of the most deadly animals in the world, from big cats to snakes, sharks and crocodiles. With easy to read text, colourful photographs and picture strip illustrations, this is ideal for reluctant readers who prefer fact to fiction. Includes internet links to websites with video clips and more information.

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Spying

Spying

How do spies create and crack codes? What hi-tech gadgets do they use and what do field agents and intelligence analysts actually do? This fascinating look at the shadowy world of espionage is illustrated with picture strip stories and colourful photographs. It’s ideal for reluctant readers and those who prefer facts to fiction.

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Tanks

Tanks

What is it like to drive a tank? What does a tank crew do and how do tanks power across rough terrain? This exciting, fact-packed book is illustrated with photographs and diagrams, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of a tank. Includes internet links to recommended websites with video clips and more information.

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Most popular internet-linked books



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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