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Look inside how things work

Look inside how things work

Have you ever wondered how cars roar along roads, or planes soar into the sky? Discover how all sorts of amazing things work, from fire engines and submarines to dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, in this exciting introduction to engineering for young children, with over 70 flaps to lift. Includes links to carefully selected websites to find out more.

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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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See inside world religions

See inside world religions

An insightful look at the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions. With over 70 flaps to lift, readers can discover key facts about each religion, differing ideas about God, worship and prayer and colourful festivals and celebrations. Includes Quicklinks to websites with video clips that bring each religion to life.

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The Maya

The Maya

Who were the Maya? Where did they live? Why did they build tall stone temples? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots of other fascinating facts about the Maya in this engaging information book. With simple text, detailed illustrations and stunning photographs, plus internet links to specially selected websites.

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Fold-out solar system

Fold-out solar system

Discover the wonders of our Solar System as you fold out this gorgeously illustrated book. Then turn it over to find lots of fascinating facts about the planets, their moons, and the spacecraft that have been sent to explore them. With links to websites for more information, this is the perfect gift for young space lovers.

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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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Never get bored book

Never get bored book

This treasure trove of boredom-busting ideas will keep children entertained for hours on end, whatever the weather. Stage a shadow puppet show, make musical instruments, fly a kite and lots more, then stimulate your brain with riddles, word games and memory puzzles. With specially selected links to websites with even more fun things to do.

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Travel journal

Travel journal

Wherever you are and wherever you dream of going, this inspirational journal will be your trusty travel companion. The beautifully designed pages include lots of space to plan a dream trip, stick in mementos, write about things you’ve seen and sketch landmarks and wildlife. With 14 pages of beautiful maps, and website links for more inspiration.

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Understanding business

Understanding business

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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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about art

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about art

What’s the point of art? Why do artists draw themselves? Who were the Impressionists? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this entertaining information book, containing over 60 flaps to lift. A great introduction to art for inquisitive young children, with links to specially selected websites for more information.

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Origami animals

Origami animals

Learn how to fold eight amazing animals with this origami pack. Includes 75 sheets of colourful patterned paper and a book with step-by-step instructions for making an owl, dragon, fish, elephant, fox, rabbit, whale and crane. With internet links to video tutorials, tips and printable sheets.

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Jobs

Jobs

Bring scenes including a fire station, hospital, school and zoo to life with sticker people and see the amazing array of jobs people do every day. There are over 160 stickers of police officers, shop assistants, dentists, paramedics, lifeguards, porters, mechanics and more, and lots to talk about in each scene.

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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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Art skills

Art skills

Do you know how to paint a watercolour wash, spatter paint or create resist effects with oil pastels? Bursting with inspiration, this book contains over 120 ideas for painting, drawing, printing and making collages. Budding artists can follow the simple step-by-step instructions exactly or use the ideas to create their own works of art.

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Nature journal

Nature journal

Perfect for nature lovers of all ages, this inspirational journal has lovely illustrations, intriguing facts and beautifully designed pages with plenty of space for your own notes and drawings. With links to specially selected websites for tips on sketching outdoors and identifying plants, animals and insects.

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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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My very first seas and oceans book

My very first seas and oceans book

Full of amazing creatures, beautiful seascapes and hundreds of underwater things, this is a lovely book for grown-ups and children to share and talk about together. Peek below the surface and see whales, eels and starfish, a coral reef and creatures of the deep. Discover food from the sea, ships and shipwrecks, and explore a map of the oceans.

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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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Look inside nature

Look inside nature

Discover the magical world of nature in this information book for young children, with over 80 flaps to lift. There are woods, rivers and ponds to explore, and animals to discover under the ground, hiding in trees and rustling in the bushes. There’s information on how plants grow, habitats and nature spotting and links to websites to find out more.

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The woodland book

The woodland book

A beautifully illustrated guide to the wildlife, plants, history and magic of woodlands. Children can discover their inner explorer, learning how to identify trees, track animals, build woodland shelters, draw maps and discover legends set in woods. With safety tips and links to websites with virtual tours of woodlands and video clips of wildlife.

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Lift-the-flap periodic table

Lift-the-flap periodic table

Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps.

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World atlas and jigsaw

World atlas and jigsaw

Pore over each of the world’s continents with this entertaining atlas and 300-piece jigsaw, with hundreds of animals, landmarks and attractions to spot and talk about. The sturdy box contains a vividly illustrated 300-piece jigsaw of a world map, plus a 32-page picture atlas (also sold separately as Atlas of the World Picture Book and Sticker Picture Atlas of the World.)

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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!"
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