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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.
With flaps to lift on every page and friendly little robots providing the explanations and information, this book will help anyone understand how computers work. It shows readers how much a part of our everyday life computers are, and takes them behind the scenes and inside the computer so that they can understand the many different actions that occur when you touch the keys or screen. It takes a look too at the history of computers and how they’ve changed over the years, and even looks into the future. The information is presented clearly and in such a fun and interactive way that children will hardly notice how much they’re learning. ~ Andrea Reece Lovereading4kids Back to School Favourites: The Great Grammar Book Listen and Learn First Chinese Words The Terrific Times Tables Book Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! First Book About the Orchestra The Usborne Chess Book Look Inside How Computers Work My First Word Book About School I Yam a Donkey
A mind-expanding book sure to fascinate young space enthusiasts. Curious young minds will be fascinated to discover planets, stars and galaxies and explore intergalactic space, with over 70 flaps to lift. Includes explanations of some of the biggest questions in the universe, including ‘What happened during the Big Bang?’ and ‘What lies out in the far reaches of space?’.
This is an enormous new book for kids (and probably their dads!!!) fascinated by gigantic dinosaurs. It's chock full of the biggest dinosaurs on land, in the sea and in the air.From the mighty Brachiosaurus to the fearsome Tyrannosaurus, children will love discovering the biggest and most powerful dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth (and some of the littlest too). Extra long fold-out pages show some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying creatures of all. There's even a simple timeline at the end showing when each dinosaur roamed the earth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. An original, innovative and interactive atlas full of flaps to lift, revealing beautiful buildings, exotic animals and fabulous sights. Divided into the separate continents, each double page is crammed with information on sights and cultures to be seen all over the world as well as country borders and capital cities. Includes a giant world map poster.
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.