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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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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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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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Stargazer's Journal

Stargazer's Journal

This inspirational journal has beautifully designed pages to fill with your drawings, observations, poetry or anything else you like. There are facts, star charts and pictures of constellations to help you identify stars, and links to websites to find out more. With beautiful illustrations, this is a journal for stargazers of all ages to treasure.

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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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Look inside what happens when you eat

Look inside what happens when you eat

From the very first bite, your food goes on an incredible journey inside you. Lift the flaps to find out what happens when you eat fat, sugar, carbohydrates and protein, and what vitamins and minerals do for you. With over 80 flaps to lift, advice on healthy eating and links to websites for more information.

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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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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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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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The story of Pegasus

The story of Pegasus

A lively re-telling of the Greek myth in which Pegasus, the flying horse, helps hero Bellerophon to defeat a fire-breathing monster.

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Follow the moving story of Black Beauty, a sleek, well-bred horse, who leaves a pleasant meadow in the countryside for the dark streets of Victorian London. Complete and unabridged, this hardback gift edition of Anna Sewell’s classic novel features beautiful illustrations by Fiona Hsieh throughout.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

A very special, beautifully illustrated gift edition of Frank L. Baum’s well-loved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz complete and unabridged.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

A beautiful gift edition of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, complete and unabridged with stunning illustrations to celebrate the tale’s 150th anniversary.

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Around the world in eighty days

Around the world in eighty days

The eccentric Phileas Fogg is risking his fortune in a race against time. With his servant Passepartout, he sets out to circle the globe – without a moment to spare for sight-seeing, storms or delays, ambushes, rescues or adventure... A complete and unabridged edition of Jules Verne’s classic tale, beautifully illustrated by Daniele Dickmann.

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Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

Introduce little ones to 19 much-loved nursery rhymes in this beautiful book, including Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Little Miss Muffet. With delightful illustrations by Sophie Touliatou’s information about the benefits of sharing rhymes with little children and tunes to listen or sing along to at Usborne Quicklinks.

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Math scribble book

Math 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 Math Shapes

Lift-the-Flap Math Shapes

This entertaining introduction to shapes and geometry has over 125 flaps to lift. It’s jam-packed with information about flat and solid shapes, angles, patterns and more, along with fun puzzles and challenges to practise key ideas.

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Understanding Money

Understanding Money

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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Girls With a Voice and Girls With Courage

Girls With a Voice and Girls With Courage

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Girls Behind the Camera and Girls for the Vote

Girls Behind the Camera and Girls for the Vote

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Girls at War and Girls on the Up

Girls at War and Girls on the Up

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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."
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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!!"
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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!"
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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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