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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 Illustrator: Peter Allen 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

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 Recycling and Rubbish

See Inside Recycling and Rubbish

Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2011

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.

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas

1001 Things to Spot at Christmas

Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Teri Gower Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2009

This is a jolly puzzle book stuffed full of Christmas things to find and count. Busy scenes, including Christmas Land, a snowball fight and Santa's workshop, burst with things for children to find, count and talk about. It helps develop vital word and number skills.

The Peach Boy

The Peach Boy

Author: Alex Frith Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2009

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 Maths

See Inside Maths

Author: Alex Frith, Minna Lacey Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 30/05/2008

An amazing flap book that shows just how fascinating maths can be. Colourful double page topics introduce numbers, shapes and measuring, fractions, algebra, calculus and pi, and maths in everyday life. EXACTLY 86 flaps conceal interesting facts and fun visual explanations that make abstract concepts meaningful. With puzzles to solve and games to test calculation skills, and internet links to fun maths websites to find out more.

See Inside Your Head

See Inside Your Head

Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 31/10/2007

A thought-provoking flap book on how the brain and senses work presented in a clear, colourful, and above all fun way. From how the brain learns to do new things like playing to tennis to what happens when the brain goes wrong, this book explains the essential part the brain plays in our every thought and action. With over 70 flaps to lift, each hiding an interesting fact or fun visual illusions, this book provides a great introduction to the hidden world of the mind.

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