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See Inside Atoms and Molecules

See Inside Atoms and Molecules

Marvel at the mind-boggling world of atoms and molecules – the building blocks of EVERYTHING everywhere (including you). Lift over 90 flaps to learn about atoms, molecules, compounds and electrons, and chemical reactions and explore the Periodic Table. With links to specially selected websites for activities and videos.

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Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Plastic

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Plastic

What’s plastic made of? How does it get into the ocean? Can we live without plastic? Learn all about plastic, recycling and how plastic affects the environment in this revealing book with over 60 flaps to lift. There are also tips on how we can make a difference, and Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for video clips and activities.

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Lift-the-Flap Biggest, Fastest, Tallest…

Lift-the-Flap Biggest, Fastest, Tallest…

Have you ever wondered… What was the biggest dinosaur? What’s the fastest plane ever built? Where’s the tallest waterfall in the world? Lift the flaps to climb the tallest mountain, explore the depths of the ocean, peer into our solar system, and more. With links to specially selected websites for videos, photos and virtual tours.

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The House of One Hundred Clocks

The House of One Hundred Clocks

June, 1905.

Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.

But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys… Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?

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Time to Eat!

Time to Eat!

Help young children improve their language and writing skills with this fun book all about food. There are lots of easy words to practise reading and writing, including types of food, meals and kitchen things. With durable, wipe-clean pages for endless practice and links to websites with advice and more activities.

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Little Letters

Little Letters

Writing lower-case letters is made simple with this entertaining activity book. The letters are grouped by shape, and images are linked to each letter sound to reinforce the link between handwriting and phonics. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can practise again and again, and there are helpful notes and tips for grown-ups at the back too.

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Numbers 1 to 10

Numbers 1 to 10

Little ones will enjoy learning the number sequence 1 to 10 with this fun activity book. Count vegetables in a garden, draw the route around a mini golf course, trace numbers on hot air balloons and lots more. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can practise again and again, and there are helpful notes and tips for grown-ups at the back.

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Shapes and Patterns

Shapes and Patterns

This fun book is a perfect introduction to shapes and patterns for young children. Learn how to recognise and draw triangles, circles, squares and more, and add patterns to a range of colourful scenes. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can practise again and again, and there are helpful notes and tips for grown-ups at the back.

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Starting to Add

Starting to Add

This fun book is a perfect introduction to addition and helps little children to develop pen control. Count animals at the zoo, create pairs at a picnic, write number sequences and lots more. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can practise again and again, and there are helpful notes and tips for grown-ups at the back.

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Ballet show

Ballet show

Bring a range of ballet scenes to life in this delightful book, from ballet practice and auditions to a dress rehearsal and showtime. With over 200 stickers of ballerinas performing pirouettes and plies in their beautiful costumes, and links to specially selected websites for video clips of dancers and famous ballets.

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Technology scribble book

Technology scribble book

Discover high-tech gadgets, design robots and machines, and solve all sorts of technological puzzles in this innovative activity book filled with inventions to brainstorm, puzzles to solve and objects to design. Includes downloadable templates and links to inspiring websites about technology today.

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My first guitar book

My first guitar book

Discover the fun of playing the guitar with this innovative and exciting sound book. There are four guitar chords to play and five different tunes to play along with, plus easy-to-follow instructions and links to listen to all of the tunes online.

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Nursery rhymes keyboard book

Nursery rhymes keyboard book

Little children can discover the magic of making music with the keyboard built into this beautifully illustrated book. There are ten beloved nursery rhymes to play, including Row, row, row your boat, Twinkle twinkle little star and Jack and Jill, plus simple instructions and links to hear all the tunes online.

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Write your own poems

Write your own poems

Whether you want to dash off a limerick, ponder a sonnet or plot an epic poem, this write-in activity book is here to help. Each page is bursting with tips and inspiration for writing all kinds of poems – and inventing brand new styles too. With links to websites where you can listen to many of the poems in this book, and find more helpful writing tips.

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Money for beginners

Money for beginners

An informative introduction to the world of money, covering everything from bank accounts, earning and borrowing to government spending, taxes and inflation. With bright, infographic pictures, a detailed glossary and links to specially selected websites where you can visit a virtual bank, see money from around the world and more.

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My first outdoor book

My first outdoor book

Discover lots of interesting things to see and do outdoors in this lovely book for grown-ups and children to share. Learn about beachcombing, animal tracking and stargazing, meet lots of birds, bugs and plants, and find advice for children on how to take care when they’re out and about. With website links for even more outdoor activities.

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Coding for beginners using Scratch

Coding for beginners using Scratch

This friendly beginner’s guide covers the basics of Scratch coding, one of the most popular programs used in UK primary schools on the National Curriculum. With step-by-step instructions showing children how to create games, animations and more, plus Scratch menu guides, a glossary and links to websites for free downloads and helpful tips.

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Periodic table picture book and jigsaw

Periodic table picture book and jigsaw

Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements which are displayed in the Periodic Table. Meet each element in this entertaining book and 300-piece jigsaw set, and discover which are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. With links to websites with videos and activities to find out more.

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The solar system book and jigsaw

The solar system book and jigsaw

Discover the wonders of our Solar System with this fold-out book and 200-piece jigsaw. The sturdy box contains a jigsaw showing the planets, their moons and the spacecraft that have been sent to explore them, plus an 8 page double-sided fold-out illustration of our solar system packed with fascinating facts and links to websites to find out more.

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Dracula

Dracula

When Jonathan Harker arrives at Count Dracula’s castle, he has no idea what horrors lie in store. Fearing for his life, Jonathan and his friends soon find themselves battling against the vilest vampire in the world… This retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic adventure is part of the Usborne Young Reading series, ideal for newly independent readers.

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Embroidery kit: Flamingo

Embroidery kit: Flamingo

Everything you need to embroider, frame and hang a beautiful flamingo, including a piece of cotton fabric printed with a flamingo design, a needle, embroidery hoop and green, blue and pink thread. There’s also a 16-page book with simple, step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what to do, and links to video clips of embroidery skills.

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Embroidery kit: Llama

Embroidery kit: Llama

Everything you need to embroider, frame and hang a beautiful llama, including a piece of cotton fabric printed with a llama design, a needle, embroidery hoop and blue, yellow and pink thread. There’s also a 16-page book with simple, step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what to do, and links to video clips of embroidery skills.

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