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Emily Bone grew up in the south of England with a parrot, rabbits and lots of dogs. She spent long summers watching bugs and birds in her garden and making up stories about them. After studying English at Cambridge, she found her dream job at Usborne. Emily’s written many books on wildlife, science and history. She now lives in Crystal Palace along with two spoilt budgies and enjoys running in the park and tending her vegetable garden.
This book explains how almost everything we eat grows from just a small seed - from how a seed sprouts and how fruits grow from flowers by pollination, to how different plants produce vegetables, fruits, leaves, roots and grains. Tropical fruits, cocoa beans and Asian vegetables are covered, as well as rice, wheat, corn, potatoes and more.
Love bugs or hate them, you'll love this... It reveals the world's biggest bugs, including spiders bigger than a dinner plate, a stick insect longer than your arm, a beetle the same size as a rat, and moths and butterflies larger than a small dog. This title features the biggest swarms and colonies, the deadliest bugs, and the bugs that are best at camouflage and it even includes 4 huge fold-out pages to reveal just how big they really are...
How do astronomers study planets, stars and galaxies? What are rovers and where have they landed? How do different telescopes work? What is a nebula? Beginner readers can find out the answers in this book, along with lots more fascinating facts. Amazing photographs and illustrations are combined with simple, easy-to-read text and a glossary explaining all the specialist terms used. Find out more about astronomy and stargazing online via Usborne Quicklinks, where you can find out what to see and when, as well as see the latest images captured by telescopes and rovers.
Over 100 mind-bending puzzles, mazes, doodles, crosswords, wordsearches and more to keep children entertained for hours on long journeys. Perfect for sharing, this handy, pocket-sized paperback includes both individual and group activities.
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.
Grab a pen and tackle nature-themed puzzles, mazes, spot the difference, colouring in and lots more in this write-in activity book. Learn about animals and plants too, from bugs in the garden to turtles and dolphins in a coral reef. With answers at the back of the book and links to websites with video clips, fun facts and even more activities.
What makes bees dance? How do bugs find their way at night? Which tiny bugs can build nests taller than a person? Lift the flaps to find out in this fascinating introduction to the world of insects. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites to watch a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, see a firefly, listen to a cricket and lots more.
This entertaining pack contains 50 boredom-busting games, from Boxes and Four in a Row to Snakes, Treasure Hunt and Puzzle Sudoku. Perfect for holidays and long journeys, the pack contains one-player puzzles and exciting games for lots of players. The cards are wipe-clean and come with a pen, so you each game can be enjoyed again and again.
How do tadpoles turn into frogs? Can spiders live underwater? What do dragonflies eat? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots more in this engaging information book. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to websites with video clips and activities.
Step back in time and discover the fashion of the Swinging Sixties in this groovy sticker book. There are clothes from throughout the decade - from Mod fashion and minidresses to hippy florals for a summer festival. Notes, photographs and sketches explain each 'look' and there are links to websites with video clips to add historical context.
Travel back to the 1970s, when hair grew bigger and heels got higher, with this colourful sticker book. There are clothes from throughout the decade - from flares and maxi dresses, to outfits designed to sparkle under disco lights. Informative notes, photographs, sketches and links to video clips help explain each 'look' and add historical context.
From nests in treetops to dark underground burrows, there are lots of animal homes to discover in this fascinating book. Lift the flaps to see how animals build homes in extreme temperatures, shelter in a warm coral reef, or on a riverbank and lots more. With over 80 flaps to lift and links to websites with videos and pictures of real animal homes.
A beautifully illustrated guide to the wildlife, plants, history and magic of woodlands. Children can discover their inner explorer, learning how to identify trees, track animals, build woodland shelters, draw maps and discover legends set in woods. With safety tips and links to websites with virtual tours of woodlands and video clips of wildlife.
Discover and colour the intricate designs of Native American tribes all over the USA and Canada. Colour tribal masks used in ceremonies, magnificent totem poles, sand paintings created by Navajo healers and much more. Includes information about Native American history, patterns and culture and links to specially selected websites to find out more.
Join nocturnal animals around the world as they wake up and spend the night hunting for food and looking for partners. Along with bats, owls and foxes, children might be surprised to find leopards, hippos, and kangaroos awake at night. At the end of the book the nocturnal animals go to sleep, and the daytime animals wake up and start their days. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
Take a journey around the world and discover the traditional costumes worn in different countries in this enlightening activity book. Attend a lavish wedding in northern India and learn about sarees and Mehendi body painting, go on a hunting trip with the Alaskan Inupiat people wearing clothes made from animal furs, and much more. Illustrations:Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
A fun, interactive way to explore the history and symbols of the Christian festival of Christmas. Designs are inspired by vintage scenes and wrapping paper, Christmas traditions such as decorated fir trees, Christmas Eve and Father Christmas, and the religious meaning behind Christmas, including the Nativity story and Advent. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
This book explains how almost everything we eat grows from just a small seed - from how a seed sprouts and how fruits grow from flowers by pollination, to how different plants produce vegetables, fruits, leaves, roots and grains. Tropical fruits, cocoa beans and Asian vegetables are covered, as well as rice, wheat, corn, potatoes and more. Illustrations:Full colour throughout
Not sure what the difference is between a Jaffa and a Jaffa Cake? Did you think a century something that happened every hundred years? Well don't worry, the 'Cricket Sticker Book' is here to answer all your cricket-related questions, and provide plenty of sticker fun along the way! Illustrations:Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
Girls of all ages will love dressing the dolls in the fancy dress outfits in this exciting new title in the incredibly popular Sticker Dolly Dressing series.
All children should have an understanding of where food comes from and how it ends up on their plates. This book provides a fantastic insight to where food originates, how farmers collect it and how it finally reaches our supermarkets. An eye-opening and informative lift-the-flap book for young children to explore. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Dress the fashion models in an assortment of amazing outfits from the 1970s with the 200+ stickers provided. During the '70s, hair grew bigger and platform heels got higher, inspiring fashion designers worldwide. Informative notes, photographs and sketches explain each 'look' and add historical context. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
A big picture book with giant fold-out pages to satisfy the curiosity of every young space enthusiast. Everything children need to know about the solar system, which is dispalyed on a hige double-gate fold. Makes a substantial gift which children will pore over for hours.
This book is a fascinating and interactive introduction to the Tudors age for curious children, with over one hundred stickers featuring paintings, drawings and sculptures typical of the period. This gloriously illustrated sticker book details the eventful Tudor dynasty; with close reference to King Henry VIII. Learn about the King's palaces, his entertainers and his six wives. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
Discover what people wore at the court during the Tudor time thanks to this historically accurate Sticker Dolly Dressing title. Discover what sort of clothes Henry VIII and Elizabeth I wore and how people in their court were required to dress. Find out about the different types of Tudor fashion worn by men and women, and how they originated. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
Each page of this fascinating reference book details a different element of space and astronomy, from the realities of living on the International Space Station to our solar system and what we know about distant space.
This stylish, colourful activity book is the perfect introduction to interior design for creative children who are interested in putting their own room schemes together. Find inspiration, create mood boards and decorate a range of rooms by adding furniture and accessories; 400 stickers are provided, 150 of which children can colour themselves.
Some of the most famous and daring explorers from history are featured in this interactive, lift-the-flap reference book. Find out about Marco Polo's journey from Italy to China in 1271, Ibn Battuta's 28-year trip around the globe, Christopher Columbus' discovery of the 'New World', the race to the poles, space exploration and lots more.
It is important for children to understand food - where it comes from, what's in it, and how it affects our bodies. This is an interactive introduction which traces food production from farm to fork.
This is non-fiction for very young children, who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about space - what it is, where it is, and what's out there. Little ones can find out about planets, stars, asteroids, space travel and lots more - whilst learning lots of interesting new words.
Children love to learn secret codes and write encrypted messages and this book will teach them everything they need to know, including Semaphore and Morse code, Grid code used in the American Civil War, Egyptian hieroglyphics and traditional number replacement and alphabet switching codes.
This title introduces young readers to a selection of the most interesting poisonous animals including snakes, scorpions, kimodo dragons, jellyfish and spiders. This book explains the difference between poison and venom, and how various creatures use deadly substances to either catch and kill other animals to eat, or to protect themselves from predators.
During the '60s, hemlines rose and pop music and the space race provided inspiration for fashion designers who used modern, synthetic fabrics. This title helps you dress the fashion models in an assortment of amazing outfits from the 1960s with the 200+stickers provided. It also includes notes, photographs and sketches that explain each 'look'.
What is the earth made of and what goes on beneath the surface? This non-fiction lift-the-flap book features bold illustrations, simple explanations to complex questions and over 60 flaps to lift. An introduction to geology and geography for young children.
This is an introduction to extreme sports including extreme cycling (BMX and mountain biking), air extremes such as skydiving and BASE jumping (including the highest ever skydive from space), urban sports skateboarding and parkour, high-risk free and solo rock climbing, and watery extremes such as surfing and whitewater kayaking. Internet links allow readers to access more information online via carefully selected and monitored websites.
This title lets you explore the beautiful, flowing, organic designs of the Art Nouveau era in this gorgeous book full of stylish patterns to colour. Patterns are taken from some of the most popular items of the time, including glassware, ceramics, jewellery, tiles and furniture. Lots of snippets of information allow readers to discover more about the decorative arts produced around the turn of the nineteenth century, including the work of famous designers, such as Macintosh, Tiffany and Lalique.
A fascinating introduction to owls, including nesting, hunting, living at night and camouflage. How do owls find their way in the dark? What do they eat? What is a baby owl called? Find out the answers to these questions and many more. Simple explanations are brought to life with step-by-step illustrations and full colour photographs. Includes a full glossary and internet links to exciting websites to find out more.
This title lets you dress the Edwardian fashion models in an assortment of elegant fashions from the early 20th century. Including more than 200 stickers with which to dress the dolls in outfits including summer dresses, boaters and blazers for the Henley regatta, practical yet stylish outfits for a breezy day on the deck of an ocean liner, luxurious evening gowns for an exclusive Paris garden party, and many more. It comes with informative notes, photographs and sketches explaining the background to each fashion.
Trains hold a fascination for just about everybody and this lift-the-flap history of locomotion tells it all from Stephenson's Rocket to the bullet trains of today. You can lift the flaps to explore all kinds of exciting trains, from a luxury steam train fit for a queen to super-fast trains that run on magnets, trains that can climb up mountains, and lots, lots more. Part of a collectable series of interactive information books.
Budding meteorologists will love this new addition to the popular Beginners series, providing an exciting introduction to all kinds of storms, from blizzards, hailstorms and thunderstorms to tornadoes and hurricanes. Includes striking colour photographs of storms in action and step-by-step illustrations to engage young readers. Developed with a reading expert from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence.
What causes earthquakes? What do they feel like? What are tsunamis and why do they happen? An informative introduction to earthquakes and their effects for young readers. Features information on real-life earthquakes, accompanied by striking colour photographs and vivid illustrations. Developed with a reading expert from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence. Includes carefully selected internet links to exciting websites to find out more.
Part of the 'Usborne Activities' series, this book features fun things to make such as dragon puppets and a robot collage, all made from things found around the home.
This title provides things to make that include a pharaoh's headdress, an Egyptian god puppet with moveable arms and a mummy in a sarcophagus. Every activity is clearly and vividly illustrated in an appealing and colourful style, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. It contains information boxes on each page with interesting facts about the Egyptians.
A fantastic addition to the popular Beginners series, providing an informative introduction to the fascinating world of trains for young readers. Terrific reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction, this is an exciting introduction to trains, covering everything from the first steam and diesel trains, to modern day high-speed passenger trains. It also looks at rail networks, underground trains, how trains travel uphill, and famous long-distance train routes, like the Orient Express. It is developed with a reading expert from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence.
What is the surface of Mars like? Why does Venus glow in the dark? How do scientists explore faraway planets? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. Illustrated with stunning photographs and illustrations accompanied by short, informative text developed with reading experts. Includes carefully selected internet-links to exciting websites about the Solar System.
A new addition to the 'Usborne Activities' series, packed full of great things for boys to do.
Where do penguins live? What do they eat and how do they catch their food? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. It is illustrated with stunning photographs and illustrations accompanied by short, informative text developed with reading experts. It includes carefully selected internet links to exciting websites about penguins.
This book in the 'Usborne Beginners' series is designed to provide an informative introduction to ships for young readers. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own. Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.
A set of activity cards to unleash the inner code-breaker in all of us. It contains a combination of codes such as Semaphore and Morse code, as well as historical codes including the 'Grid code' used in the American Civil War and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and traditional codes such as number replacement and alphabet switching codes. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen with which to write the answers on the cards, making the pack entirely self contained and easily portable. The cards are robust and durable, ensuring repeated use.