Alex Frith - Author

About the Author

Author of the Big Book of Big Dinosaurs, Alex Frith has been writing Usborne books since 2005, covering every subject you can think of, from chemistry to submarines to the human brain. He loves reading comics and watching films. His favourite dinosaur is the pachycephalosaurus.

Featured books by Alex Frith

Holiday Pocket Puzzle Book

Holiday Pocket Puzzle Book

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Alex Frith Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2013

Filled with entertainment to keep any bored child busy throughout the holidays - whether at home or away.

Other books by Alex Frith

See Inside Under the Ground

See Inside Under the Ground

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Go on a journey to the centre of the earth and back with this brand new title in the ground-breaking See Inside series. This subject is perfect for the lift-the-flap treatment and the book uses embedded flaps to great effect to explain the world under our feet, from plants and animals to underground trains and pipes, right through to the earth's core past gold mines, stalagmites and fossils. It contains over 50 flaps to lift.

Hercules The World's Strongest Man

Hercules The World's Strongest Man

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2018

This is a brand new retelling of the action-packed story of Heracles as he completes his most famous set of challenges: the Twelve Tasks. It is a new title in Young Reading Series Two , part of the Usborne Reading Programme. Aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.

Stories of Thor

Stories of Thor

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2018

Submarines

Submarines

Author: Alex Frith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

How many types of submarines are there? What are they used for? What is it like to live in one? This exciting, fact-packed book is illustrated with fabulous photographs, diagrams and comic strips, plus fold-out pages that reveal the hidden workings of a submarine. Includes links to websites with video clips, virtual tours and more information.

My Very First Dinosaurs Book

My Very First Dinosaurs Book

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

See Inside World Religions

See Inside World Religions

Author: Alex Frith Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2017

An eye-opening look at the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions. Discover the three great gods of Hinduism, the root of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which religions teach that there is no God, and much more. Visually stunning, this highly informative lift-the-flap book is a fantastic source of information for children. Illustrations:Full colour throughout

Big Book of Dinosaurs

Big Book of Dinosaurs

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2017

My Very First Dinosaurs Book

My Very First Dinosaurs Book

Author: Alex Frith Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2016

What's Happening to Me? (Boy)

What's Happening to Me? (Boy)

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2015

A sensitive, detailed and informative guide to male puberty, this book will prove invaluable for both young boys and their parents alike, tackling key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to the emotional upheaval this can cause.

Human Body Picture Book

Human Body Picture Book

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

What is blood for? What do muscles look like? How many bones are there in the skeleton? Anatomical diagrams, X-rays, scans and colour photographs help build up a complete picture of the human body and how it works in this informative book.

Human Body Sticker Book

Human Body Sticker Book

Author: Alex Frith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2015

What is blood for? What do muscles look like? How many bones are there in the skeleton? Anatomical diagrams, X-rays, scans and colour photographs help build up a complete picture of the human body and how it works in this informative sticker book. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.

Prehistoric Britain

Prehistoric Britain

Author: Alex Frith, Rachel Firth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Look Inside Trains

Look Inside Trains

Author: Alex Frith Format: Board book Release Date: 23/03/2015

From traditional steam trains to super-fast bullet trains, this fact-filled information book allows children to look inside locomotives and find out how they work. Young readers can lift-the-flaps to discover fun facts and find out about the history of train travel.

What's Maths All About?

What's Maths All About?

Author: Alex Frith, Minna Lacey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Discover what numbers are and how they help describe the world around us, and learn about some of the greatest mathematicians and their theories. Covers a wide range of maths topics, including algebra, geometry, charts and statistics. Humorous illustrations add colour to the history of mathematics and famous mathematicians.

Growing up for Boys

Growing up for Boys

Author: Alex Frith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2013

his book prepares boys for what to expect from puberty and offers advice on what they can do to cope with the physical, psychological and emotional changes and stay happy and confident as they go through their early teens. Covers all the topics that boys want to find out about, including moods and feelings, what happens to girls, diet, exercise, body image, sex and relationships, contraception, sexual health, self-confidence, drink and drugs, exam stress, cyberbullying, and staying safe - both out and about and online. Guides young teenagers through this exciting and sometimes daunting stage as they start taking full responsibility for many aspects of their own lives for the first time.

Illustrated Norse Myths

Illustrated Norse Myths

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. Dynamic artwork by Matteo Pincelli brings to life the exciting, strange and sometimes dangerous world of the Norse gods.

Holiday Pocket Puzzle Book

Holiday Pocket Puzzle Book

Author: Alex Frith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

A perfectly pocket-sized puzzle book, full of mazes and logic problems to solve, wordsearches, codes to crack, number puzzles and much more. This book is the ultimate boredom-buster, ready to use any time you have a spare few moments.

Whats Chemistry All About

Whats Chemistry All About

Author: Alex Frith, Lisa Jane Gillespie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

This is a fantastic new science book, explaining chemistry in an informal, fun and informative way. Written in a conversational style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects such as the periodic table, atom structure and radiation. Chemistry is brought home to the reader as the book describes the chemistry of everyday life - from the chemical processes that break down food while eating to the atmosphere. Complicated topics are kept fun with a variety of devices including comic strips, fact boxes and 'nerdy notes' - post-it notes with handy mnemonics written on them. Simple, fun experiments give children working examples to learn from.

The Greedy Dog

The Greedy Dog

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

See Inside Inventions

See Inside Inventions

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

This title tells the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind famous inventions. Flaps reveal lovingly detailed artwork to show the hidden workings inside inventions. Carefully researched text explains the differences between discovery, invention and innovation, and how these three aspects unite.

See Inside Rubbish and Recycling

See Inside Rubbish and Recycling

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2010

A fun and fascinating flap book that follows rubbish on a journey from the bin to the sorting factories and recycling centres. Over 60 flaps reveal how glass, metal, plastics and paper are recycled and what happens to the rubbish that can't be recycled. Includes a large, fold-out page showing the amazing machines that separate materials in recycling centres.

The Peach Boy

The Peach Boy

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2009

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, based on a tale from Japanese folklore. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. When Momotaro was found as a baby in a giant peach everyone knew he was destined for great things. But when he grows up to become a brave warrior, he must journey to Ogre Island to reclaim his village's lost possessions. This title is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It features a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.

King Midas and the Gold

King Midas and the Gold

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2008

This is a new title in the fantastic First Reading series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When good King Midas helps an elderly man find his way home he is granted his fondest wish to turn anything he touches into pure gold. At first, this gift seems like the most wonderful thing to have ever happened but he soon learns that you should be careful what you wish for. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.

See Inside Science

See Inside Science

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2006

How are plants and animals related? What is the Universe made of? And just what is the big secret behind it all? Find out all about the mysteries which scientists have been exploring for thousands of years. This fascinating book is packed with detailed illustrations and interactive flaps which lift to reveal amazing facts that bring the world of science to life.

What's Happening To Me? Boy

What's Happening To Me? Boy

Author: Alex Frith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2006

This volume is a detailed and sensitive guide to male puberty. It tackles key subjects from the physical changes that occur at this time to the emotional upheaval this can cause.

See Inside the World of Dinosaurs

See Inside the World of Dinosaurs

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2006

A fabulous flap book with over 50 flaps to lift, offering a glimpse into the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. Stunning illustrations show how dinosaurs lived, hunted and how they died out. Flaps reveal extra facts, information and surprises.

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