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Write your own sci-fi and fantasy stories

Write your own sci-fi and fantasy stories

Have you ever dreamed of zipping to distant stars, jumping through time or setting out on a deadly quest? This book has loads of inspiring ideas for amazing stories and plenty of space to write them down. With lots of helpful tips for building new worlds, and links to websites for more writing tips, activities and inspiration.

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about growing up

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about growing up

What’s the point of belly buttons? When will my voice go deep? Why do I have to go to bed? Curious children can find out about growing up and puberty, hormones, periods, shaving and much more in this entertaining book with over 60 flaps to lift. There are helpful tips on coping with growing up, and links to websites with more information, too.

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Art snap

Art snap

Match famous paintings in this beautifully illustrated card game for young children. There are 52 snap cards (13 matching sets of 4), with labelled pictures showing pictures by artists including Rousseau, Renoir, Monet and Van Gogh. Published in association with The National Gallery, with links to websites for more information about each painting.

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Sticker long ago

Sticker long ago

Travel back in time and see what people wore long ago, from mighty Egyptian queens and tough Viking farmers to Japanese samurai and American cowboys. Includes over 170 reusable stickers of clothes, armour and accessories to dress the characters, and links to websites to find out more about life long ago.

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Could it ever be possible to turn yourself invisible? What would it feel like? Join the hunt for the world’s first invisible man in this suspenseful retelling of H.G. Well’s dark tale, vividly retold for newly independent readers. Includes links to websites to find out more about H.G. Wells and the science behind his ideas.

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Things that go

Things that go

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to improve their language and writing skills. Trace over 130 transport-themed words, each accompanied by an image, including a car, ambulance, helicopter and tractor. With durable, wipe-clean pages for endless practice and links to websites with advice and more reading and writing activities.

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School

School

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to improve their language and writing skills. Trace over 130 school-themed words, from classroom objects to PE activities and colours, shapes and numbers. With durable, wipe-clean pages for endless practice and links to websites with advice and more reading and writing activities.

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All about feelings

All about feelings

How are you feeling today? This fun, friendly and reassuring introduction to feelings is designed to help young children recognise, understand and name how they’re feeling and learn to talk about and manage their emotions in helpful ways.

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Holiday journal

Holiday journal

Wherever you are in the world, this journal will inspire you and spark your imagination. There are themed pages with pictures, words and curious facts, and lots of blank space for making notes, sticking in mementoes, keeping a diary, planning things to do or just doodling. With beautiful illustrations and links to websites for more inspiration.

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Nature activity book

Nature activity book

Grab a pen and tackle nature-themed puzzles, mazes, spot the difference, colouring in and lots more in this write-in activity book. Learn about animals and plants too, from bugs in the garden to turtles and dolphins in a coral reef. With answers at the back of the book and links to websites with video clips, fun facts and even more activities.

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Never get bored outdoors

Never get bored outdoors

Step outdoors with this book and wave goodbye to boredom! Open a bug hotel, read the night sky and go bird spotting, then learn to draw animals, write a nature poem, and do an outdoor quiz. With specially selected links to websites for even more fun outdoor activities. Wherever you are, wherever you go, there’ll never be a dull moment again!

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Write and design your own magazines

Write and design your own magazines

Making magazines is fun and easy – and this marvellous guide offers advice every step of the way. Learn how to write 5-star reviews and intriguing articles, make giggle-inducing comics and zines, showcase your artistic skills and much more. Includes links to specially selected websites for inspiration, hints and tips.

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Little transfer book knights

Little transfer book knights

From dramatic sieges to jousting battles, little children can bring medieval scenes to life with this exciting activity book. There are over 180 rub-down transfers of knights, armour, weapons and dragons to decorate scenes including knight school, going on a hunt and a royal feast. There’s lots of information about life in medieval times, too.

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The Usborne book of the Moon

The Usborne book of the Moon

For thousands of years, the Moon has been the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on our planet recognises. Trace the story of the Moon around the world and through history, from ancient legends about its creation, to its first sighting through a telescope, right up until the Apollo 11 mission and the first Moon landing in 1969.

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Sticker Romans

Sticker Romans

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and see what people wore long ago, from priestesses and emperors to servants and gladiators. Includes over 180 reusable stickers of clothes, armour and accessories to dress the characters, and links to websites to find out more about life in Roman times.

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The Garden of Lost Secrets

The Garden of Lost Secrets

October, 1916. Clara has been sent to stay with her aunt and uncle while England is at war. But when she reaches their cottage on an enormous country estate, Clara is plunged into a tangle of secrets… A dark, locked room, a scheming thief, and a mysterious boy who only appears at night.

Clara has a secret of her own too – a terrible one about her brother, fighting in the war. And as the secrets turn to danger, Clara must find the courage to save herself, and those around her…

Secrets, mystery and bravery meet in this gripping historical adventure.

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Maths scribble book

Maths scribble book

Think like a mathematician by scribbling your way through this jam-packed activity book, full of maths puzzles to solve, codes to crack and patterns to draw. Activities include inventing your own currency, designing symmetrical shapes and creating maths magic tricks. Includes links to websites with even more maths facts and activities.

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Lift-the-flap bugs and butterflies

Lift-the-flap bugs and butterflies

What makes bees dance? How do bugs find their way at night? Which tiny bugs can build nests taller than a person? Lift the flaps to find out in this fascinating introduction to the world of insects. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites to watch a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, see a firefly, listen to a cricket 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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