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See inside bridges, towers and tunnels

See inside bridges, towers and tunnels

Lift the flaps to reveal the mechanics and engineering of amazing bridges, towers and tunnels including the Channel Tunnel, the Burj Khalifa, Golden Gate Bridge and more. With detailed illustrations and links to websites to see views from the top of the Shard and CN tower, travel through tunnels and see the enormous machines used to create them.

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Lift-the-flap seasons and weather

Lift-the-flap seasons and weather

This charming book will help children recognize and talk about the seasons and weather. There are spring, summer, autumn and winter scenes with lots to spot and over 80 flaps to lift, plus pages on seasonal changes and what to wear when it’s sunny, rainy or snowing. A delightful book to share and to help develop language skills.

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Science scribble book

Science scribble book

Think like a scientist in this innovative activity book, full of science activities to explore, record, discover and invent. Investigate forces, turbines, mirror writing, skeletons, animal migration and lots more, all using only the book and your pencil case. Includes links to websites with even more science activities and downloadable templates.

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Engineering scribble book

Engineering scribble book

Discover how engineers solve problems in this innovative activity book, filled with inventions to brainstorm, puzzles to solve and objects to design. Create an earthquake detector, design a moon base and lots more, all using only the book and your pencil case. Includes downloadable templates and links to websites with more engineering experiments.

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Complete Dickens

Complete Dickens

This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Charles Dickens’ novels retold for young readers, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. There are notes on the characters and quotations from the original text, plus links to websites to find out more about Charles Dickens’ life and times.

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Complete Jane Austen

Complete Jane Austen

This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Jane Austen’s novels retold for young readers, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, with notes on the characters and quotations from the original text. With links to websites to find out more about Jane Austen’s life and times.

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History of science in 100 pictures

History of science in 100 pictures

Discover how scientists changed the world, from inventing life-saving medicines and probing the secrets of the smallest particles to sending people to the Moon – and how ground-breaking scientific theories changed our world again and again. With illustrations, photographs and links to specially selected websites for more information.

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The Usborne book of night time

The Usborne book of night time

At night when you are fast asleep, another world awakens... Explore the world of night in this gorgeous picture book and discover nocturnal animals in the countryside, cities that never sleep and the secrets of the night sky. With lots to look at and talk about on every page and links to specially selected websites with more to discover.

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My first computer coding book using ScratchJr

My first computer coding book using ScratchJr

A fun, friendly guide to coding on a tablet computer using the free ScratchJR app. Discover how computers work and how to tell them what to do using code, then follow simple, step-by-step instructions to code stories and games including a fairy garden, a pet monster and a space game. Links to websites and helpful notes for grown-ups included!

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Look inside animal homes

Look inside animal homes

From nests in treetops to dark underground burrows, there are lots of animal homes to discover in this fascinating book. Lift the flaps to see how animals build homes in extreme temperatures, shelter in a warm coral reef, or on a riverbank and lots more. With over 80 flaps to lift and links to websites with videos and pictures of real animal homes.

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Lift-the-flap engineering

Lift-the-flap engineering

Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do. Includes internet links to find out more. Published for the 2018 Year of Engineering.

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Flags of the world book and jigsaw

Flags of the world book and jigsaw

Discover the national flag of every independent country in the world with this colouring book and 300-piece jigsaw. The sturdy box contains a jigsaw depicting all the flags, plus a 48-page book with flags and emblems to colour, information about the stories and meanings behind the flags and links to websites to find out more. (The colouring book is also published separately as Flags of the World to Colour.)

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Famous classical tunes keyboard book

Famous classical tunes keyboard book

Learn to play ten of the best-known tunes in classical music on the keyboard built into this beautifully illustrated book, including music from Beethoven, Vivaldi, Verdi and Dvorak. A great introduction to the world of classical music and playing the piano. Includes a link to a virtual keyboard to listen to the tunes.

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Business for beginners

Business for beginners

Dive into the world of business with this lively introduction, whether you want to be an entrepreneur or a smarter consumer. With bright, infographic pictures, it describes how to start your own business, manage your money and beat the competition and explains global supply chains and interest rates. Includes links to websites to find out 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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