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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...
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.
Lift the flaps to brave all kinds of extreme weather, from violent tornadoes and hurricanes, to extreme heat-waves, droughts and wildfires. The final page explores the affect climate change is having on wild weather around the world.
What happens when the sun goes down? Which animals wake up? And what do they do all night? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more, following all kinds of different animals through the night, from dusk until dawn. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to websites with carefully selected video clips and activities.
What happens at low and high tide? Who lives on beaches covered in snow and ice? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more about the plants and animals that live on a beach and in the surrounding sea. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to websites with carefully selected video clips and activities.
Starting with spring, this book explains how flowers, trees, insects and animals change and adapt through summer, autumn and finally winter, before returning to spring again. It's filled with delicate, soft illustrations and simple, easy-to-read text.
A stunning reference book on all kinds of woodland creatures, from tiny dormice to big black bears. A lovely addition to the popular Beginners series with with easy-toread text and step-by-step visual explanations.
SPLASH! Dive down deep and go on an incredible journey into our oceans. With over 80 flaps to lift, discover the mind-boggling array of animals and plants that live under the sea, and find out why - without the oceans - life on Earth wouldn't even exist. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for videos and information on how you can help our oceans.
How does a flower grow from a seed? Why do bees visit flowers? Which flower is bigger than the wheel on a truck? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more about all kinds of seeds and flowers and how they grow. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to carefully selected websites with video clips and activities.