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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

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.

Hercules The World's Strongest Man

Hercules The World's Strongest Man

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

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.

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.

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