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Emily Bone - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Emily Bone

Other books by Emily Bone

Lift-the-Flap Bugs and Butterflies

Lift-the-Flap Bugs and Butterflies

Author: Emily Bone Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2019

Enter the world of bugs and butterflies in this visually stimulating flap book. Follow a caterpillar as it hatches out of an egg, discover what makes butterflies' wings shine, and look inside a bee hive and other incredible bug homes. A fantastic source of information for children interested in the world of bugs.

Pen and Paper Games

Pen and Paper Games

Author: Emily Bone Format: Cards Release Date: 04/04/2019

50 cards packed with pen and paper games to play. The cards are wipe-clean and come with a pen, so you can write and rub out as many times as you want. There are classic games like Boxes and Four in a Row, as well as less-well known games like Snakes, Treasure Hunt and Puzzle Sudoku. Ideal for long journeys and holidays.

Ponds

Ponds

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Investigate the undergrowth and murky waters in and around ponds in this beautifully-illustrated and easy to read book. Which creatures lurk underwater and which ones only visit ponds to find something tasty to eat? How do tadpoles turn into frogs? Where do water birds make their nests? Find out the answers to these questions and lots more.

Cyfres Dechrau Da: Daeargrynfeydd a Tsunamis

Cyfres Dechrau Da: Daeargrynfeydd a Tsunamis

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2019

Young Beginners Bugs

Young Beginners Bugs

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2019

1960s Fashion Sticker Book

1960s Fashion Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

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.

1970s Fashion Sticker Book

1970s Fashion Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

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.

Look Inside Animal Homes

Look Inside Animal Homes

Author: Emily Bone Format: Board book Release Date: 04/09/2018

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.

The Woodland Book

The Woodland Book

Author: Emily Bone, Alice James Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2018

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.

Native American Patterns To Colour

Native American Patterns To Colour

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2018

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.

Night and Day

Night and Day

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2017

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

Traditional Fashions Sticker Book

Traditional Fashions Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

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.

Christmas Patterns to Colour

Christmas Patterns to Colour

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

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

Young Beginners Seasons

Young Beginners Seasons

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Big Book of Big Bugs

Big Book of Big Bugs

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2017

Cricket Sticker Book

Cricket Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2017

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.

Young Beginners Seashore

Young Beginners Seashore

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World

Author: Emily Bone, Lucy Bowman, Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

Atlas Lluniau Mawr

Atlas Lluniau Mawr

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2017

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fancy Dress

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fancy Dress

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2017

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.

Young Beginners Woodland Creatures

Young Beginners Woodland Creatures

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2016

See Inside Where Food Comes From

See Inside Where Food Comes From

Author: Emily Bone Format: Board book Release Date: 24/10/2016

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

100 Birds to Fold and Fly

100 Birds to Fold and Fly

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2016

Tudor Fashion to Colour

Tudor Fashion to Colour

Author: Emily Bone, Rosie Hore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1970's Fashion

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1970's Fashion

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

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

Young Beginners Dinosaurs

Young Beginners Dinosaurs

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Big Book of Stars and Planets

Big Book of Stars and Planets

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Sticker Dolly Dressing Costumes Around the World

Sticker Dolly Dressing Costumes Around the World

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Big Picture Atlas

Big Picture Atlas

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2016

Art Deco Patterns to Colour

Art Deco Patterns to Colour

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2016

Tudors Picture Book

Tudors Picture Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2016

Tudors Sticker Book

Tudors Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2016

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.

Beginners Plus Helicopters

Beginners Plus Helicopters

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

100 Things To Do On A Plane

100 Things To Do On A Plane

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

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.

Young Beginners Baby Animals

Young Beginners Baby Animals

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2016

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing Tudors

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing Tudors

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2016

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.

Mandalas to Colour

Mandalas to Colour

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

Mandalas are circular patterns, used in Hinduism and Buddhism to represent the Universe. But in this case, they are just beautiful, intricate patterns to colour in. With a huge range to choose from, this book represents hours of quiet colouring and contemplation. Suitable for children or adults wishing to indulge in some art therapy.

My Very First Space Book

My Very First Space Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

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.

Titanic Sticker Book

Titanic Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone, Megan Cullis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Astronomy and Space Picture Book

Astronomy and Space Picture Book

Author: Emily Bone, Hazel Maskell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2015

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.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer Home Designer

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer Home Designer

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

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.

See Inside Exploration and Discovery

See Inside Exploration and Discovery

Author: Emily Bone Format: Board book Release Date: 22/06/2015

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.

Look Inside Food

Look Inside Food

Author: Emily Bone Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2015

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.

My Very First Book of Space

My Very First Book of Space

Author: Emily Bone Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2015

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.

50 Secret Codes

50 Secret Codes

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

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.

Astronomy and Space Sticker Book

Astronomy and Space Sticker Book

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Poisonous Animals

Poisonous Animals

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2014

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.

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1960s Fashion

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1960s Fashion

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2014

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'.

Look Inside Our World

Look Inside Our World

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2014

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.

Cowboy Things to Make and Do

Cowboy Things to Make and Do

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2014

Simple craft projects which can all be completed using only the most readily-available household items.

Astronomy

Astronomy

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2014

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.

Art Nouveau Patterns to Colour

Art Nouveau Patterns to Colour

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2014

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.

Dechrau Da: Cysawd yr Haul

Dechrau Da: Cysawd yr Haul

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2013

BEG Owls

BEG Owls

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

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.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Historical Edwardian Fashion

Sticker Dolly Dressing Historical Edwardian Fashion

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2013

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.

See Inside Trains

See Inside Trains

Author: Emily Bone, Colin King Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2013

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.

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1920s Fashion

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1920s Fashion

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2012

This is the first title in a gorgeous new Sticker Dressing series exploring the fashion of different historical eras. You can dress 1920s fashion models for various stylish activities, including dancing the Charleston at a jazz club, swimming at the lido, taking afternoon tea at the Ritz, shopping in the boutiques of Paris. Sketches and close-up details, along with contemporary advertisements and artwork provide further information about life in the 1920s and particular elements of fashion, from materials used, to styles, designs, fastenings and embellishments. It comes with over 150 stickers of clothes and accessories.

Storms and Hurricanes

Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2012

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.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2012

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.

Recycling Things to Make and Do

Recycling Things to Make and Do

Author: Emily Bone, Leonie Pratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

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.

Egyptian Things to Make and Do

Egyptian Things to Make and Do

Author: Emily Bone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2011

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.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World Around The World & Fashion Long Ago

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World Around The World & Fashion Long Ago

Author: Emily Bone, Lucy Bowman, Louie Stowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Discover fashions past and present from across the globe in this collection of two popular titles from the Sticker Dolly Dressing series. Dress the characters in traditional clothing from countries around the world and throughout history, such as beautiful silk saris for an Indian wedding, elegant Spanish flamenco dresses, togas in Ancient Rome and fashionable outfits from 1950s America. The simple text accompanying each scene is full of interesting facts about the featured period and culture. You can choose from over 450 stickers to help each doll look the part.

Trains

Trains

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2011

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.

The Solar System

The Solar System

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2010

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.

Penguins

Penguins

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2009

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.

Ships

Ships

Author: Emily Bone Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2009

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.

50 Secret Codes

50 Secret Codes

Author: Emily Bone Format: Novelty book Release Date: 29/02/2008

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.

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