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Peep Inside a Forest

Peep Inside a Forest

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Peep inside a forest to discover what lives there and how the forest changes through the year. Peep into tree hollows, between ferns and under branches to find fawns, wolves, bears and squirrels in the scenes gorgeously illustrated by Simona Dimitri.

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Snow Queen

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Snow Queen

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2018

Bring the magical story of the Snow Queen to life with this stunning peep inside book. Can Gerda save her best friend from the icy clutches of the Snow Queen? Scenes include flowery gardens, spooky forests the Snow Queen's icy palace, with delicate cutaways and holes to peep through creating a magical filigree effect.

Complete Dickens

Complete Dickens

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

This beautifully illustrated book contains all of Charles Dickens' novels, and the novella A Christmas Carol, all skillfully retold for children. The retellings simplify the novels for a young modern reader, with quotations from the original text throughout. Wonderful illustrations by Maria Surducan show the characters and the smoggy London scenes.

Peep Inside A Fairy Tale The Nutcracker

Peep Inside A Fairy Tale The Nutcracker

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

One magical Christmas night, a little girl's Nutcracker doll comes to life! Peep through the pages to follow their adventures in this enchanting book, with delicate cutaways, flaps to lift and stunning illustrations from Karl James Mountford. A beautiful way to introduce children to the classic fairytale.

Complete Jane Austen

Complete Jane Austen

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Jane Austen's novels retold for young readers, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, with notes on the characters and quotations from the original text. With links to websites to find out more about Jane Austen's life and times.

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 04/09/2018

An enchantingly illustrated version of the classic fairy tale, with delicate cutaways and flaps to lift. Join Snow White as she meets the seven dwarfs, takes a poisoned apple from the wicked witch, and is saved by a prince. A delightful way to introduce children to this much-loved tale.

How the Camel got his Hump

How the Camel got his Hump

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2018

Once, when the world was new, Camel had no hump. This is the tale of how that changed. An entertaining picture book retelling of one of Rudyard Kipling's famous Just So Stories, specially written for young children and gorgeously illustrated by John Joven.

Peep Inside a Tree

Peep Inside a Tree

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2018

Peep under leaves and behind branches to discover hibernating squirrels, creepy crawlies and more in this charming introduction to trees, filled with intricately cut flaps and holes to peep through. Find out what trees need to grow, what happens to a tree through the seasons, how long an oak tree can live for and much more.

Drawing Animals

Drawing Animals

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2017

Drawing Cartoons

Drawing Cartoons

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2017

How the Camel got his Hump

How the Camel got his Hump

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Peep Inside the Jungle

Peep Inside the Jungle

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 19/12/2016

Complete Shakespeare

Complete Shakespeare

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2016

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Cinderella

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Cinderella

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 24/10/2016

Slot Together Theatre

Slot Together Theatre

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Kit Release Date: 19/09/2016

Press out the pieces and slot them together to create a stunning model theatre. Includes scenery and characters for performances of The Nutcracker and Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a QR link to download specially recorded music. There's also a book with instructions for building the theatre, and stage directions for the shows.

How The Whale Got His Throat

How The Whale Got His Throat

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

How The Whale Got His Throat

How The Whale Got His Throat

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

The lovely story from Kipling adapted for younger readers. Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Just So' story, retold for young readers. According to this much-loved fable, whales could eat anything they wanted - find out what happens when the whale finds out that man tastes very nice indeed. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Little Red Riding Hood

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 25/01/2016

Journey into the woods with Little Red Riding Hood, peeping through the trees, lifting flaps to see what's beneath things, and watching granny's cottage emerge with each turn of the page. Delicate cutaways and holes to peep through are layered on top of each other to create a magical filigree effect, drawing children in to the story.

How the Elephant Got His Trunk

How the Elephant Got His Trunk

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Just So' story, retold for young readers. According to this much-loved fable, elephants didn't always have long trunks - that is, until one day when the elephant's child could contain his curiosity no longer, stepping closer than he should have to the Crocodile. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme.

Slot Together Victorian Dolls House

Slot Together Victorian Dolls House

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build a historically accurate Victorian doll's house, complete with furniture, home accessories and a family of dolls. Press out the sturdy, foamboard pieces, slot together following the simple instructions and you're ready to play. Includes book about life in a grand Victorian house, providing an insight into the social history of the period.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Jack and his mother are so poor that they don't have anything to eat. Their hope is fading, until Jack meets a strange little man with a handful of magic beans. But what will be the price that Jack must pay? This classic fairytale is retold for young children and illustrated throughout with the bright artwork of Lorena Alvarez.

Peep Inside Dinosaurs

Peep Inside Dinosaurs

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2015

This simple non-fiction book for very young children is filled with facts about dinosaurs. Little children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes in the pages to find out where dinosaurs lived, what they ate and what happened to them.

Peep Inside a Castle

Peep Inside a Castle

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2015

This simple non-fiction book for very young children is filled with facts about life in a castle. Little children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes in the pages to explore various rooms, what they were used for and who by.

How High is the Sky?

How High is the Sky?

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

A picture story book that introduces the concepts of size and scale. Pipkin the inquisitive penguin wants to know how high the sky is and so, with a friendly albatross, he flies past a hot-air balloon, a space rocket and the moon - but the sky is still much too high to him to reach the top.

Peep Inside Night-Time

Peep Inside Night-Time

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 22/09/2014

A charming, simple and beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap book for little children. Little fingers can lift the flaps in scenes of dark, quiet, sleepy night-time...and reveal the busy activity beneath. Scenes include owls, foxes and mice looking for food, bakers making bread for the morning and a sleeper train travelling through the night. A lovely introduction to the nocturnal world, perfect for sharing with little ones at bed time.

The Little Pony

The Little Pony

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Down at the stable a new foal has been born. Young children can follow Pepper from his first wobbly steps to learning how to jump in a show. A charming and colourful picture book which tells the story of a pony's life on the farm.

The Little Pony

The Little Pony

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

The story of a foal from his birth in a stable to his first wobbly steps and, eventually, life as a grown-up pony. A picture story book presenting non-fiction in a charming and accessible manner.

Peep Inside Animal Homes

Peep Inside Animal Homes

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 24/02/2014

Peep into nests and inside burrows to see baby animals and where they live in this flap book for young children. A brilliant introduction to an amazing variety of animal homes, including nests, warrens, hives, dens and dams.

Cyfres Dechrau Da: Penbyliaid a Brogaod

Cyfres Dechrau Da: Penbyliaid a Brogaod

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2013

In the Pond

In the Pond

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2013

Follow the adventures of a wriggly tadpole in this captivating picture book that peeks into the depths of a cool, dark pond. The simple and engaging text is accompanied by vibrant illustrations as young readers encounter enormous fish, fluffy ducklings, and shimmering dragonflies.

Under the Ground

Under the Ground

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2013

This title features delightful illustrations and simple text that take young children on a fascinating journey to the centre of the earth. It is a fabulous way to discover the world beneath our feet, from plants and animals to underground trains, and through to the earth's core past fossils, caves and gold mines.

Peep Inside the Zoo

Peep Inside the Zoo

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 09/07/2013

Peep Inside is the very young children's lift-the-flap information book series, the younger cousin of the Look Inside series which is, in turn, the younger relative of the bestselling See Inside series. With flaps and holes to peep underneath and through, life at the zoo is revealed. Snippets of information are combined with intriguing and stylish pictures.

Illustrated Arabian Nights

Illustrated Arabian Nights

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

A collection of tales from the Arabian nights retold for younger readers, this book also includes a short history of the origins of the legendary stories.

Frog Prince

Frog Prince

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

This is a hilarious picture book based on the classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm and retold for younger children. When a frog rescues Princess Poppy's treasured golden ball, she is revolted that to return the favour she has to let him live in the palace with her. But could there be more to this frog than meets the eye? It features illustrations taken from the popular Young Reading series.

Where Do Baby Animals Come From?

Where Do Baby Animals Come From?

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2012

This is a continuation in the series. Pipkin the very small penguin is always asking very big questions. As always, Pipkin goes on an adventure to find the answer to his question, and returns home in time for bed. Gently presented information for very young children about where babies come from, explored through an engaging story. When Pipkin the penguin's baby sister hatches, he finds out that baby penguins come from eggs. On chatting to a seal cub, he learns that not all babies come from eggs, so he sets out to find where other kinds of babies come from. He encounters a whale, baby turtles and a little boy, and learns there are lots of ways for babies to be born. He returns home for bedtime, to tell his baby sister everything he knows. There is a giant poster in an envelope at the back of the book, with pictures of all kinds of animals with their babies, and extra information. This is the very first investigation into where babies come from, introducing lots of different animal babies and how they are born or hatch, rather than dealing with details of reproduction. It features beautiful soft watercolour illustrations with charming animal characters.

Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2012

A beautiful picture book about the wonder of a summer's day, and all the things to discover. Follows two children on a sunny day as they run through a field of sunflowers, watch bees busy making honey and listen to crickets playing creaky tunes in the long, dry grass.

The Dinosaur

The Dinosaur

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2012

This is a wonderfully imaginative artist-led picture book taking young children on a gently informative and enjoyable journey into prehistoric times. Beginning with a little boy wondering what real dinosaurs were like, the story transports readers into the prehistoric age. The tale follows a loveable stegosaurus, as he hatches from his egg and grows up, encountering a fearsome predator and then some gentle 'giants of the Jurassic'. The story ends imagining what dinosaurs would look like if they roamed the streets today, with a lovely evocative image of dinosaurs in a street scene - great fun and a good talking point for young children. Memorable, gently lyrical text gives a narrative touch to information for young children. It is attractively illustrated with Mandy Field's colourful paintings.

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

This picture book takes the reader on a journey all the way through the sea from one shore to another far across the world. From a bustling bright coral reef (by day and by night), out into the open sea to swim alongside giant whales, and diving down and down to discover what lives in the deepest darkest part of the ocean. This book introduces a child to the wonders of the sea and all kinds of sealife. The stunning images and lyrical text will leave a lasting impression, and can be treasured again and again.

The Windy Day

The Windy Day

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Have you ever wondered what sways the trees, and makes the leaves dance across the grass? Follow the billowing wind as it flies a kite, fills the sails of tall ships on the sea, makes birds fly and catches the massive wind turbines to generate electricity for a village! Illustrated by Elena Temporin, illustrator of The Snowy Day and Lullabies . This is a perfect present which will capture inquisitive imaginations.

In the Castle

In the Castle

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

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. Step back in time to the excitement of life in a castle, with jousts and banquets and daring deeds. After the story, there are fun puzzles to consolidate learning. 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. This title is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.

On the Moon

On the Moon

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

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. Let your imagination fly - soar into space and take a trip to the moon. It features photographs with real images of the moon and fun puzzles after the story to consolidate learning. 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.

On the Moon

On the Moon

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2011

This is an artist-led picture book, which introduces young children to the vastness of the universe, how far away the moon is, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle and captivating story about an imaginative little girl. Combining full colour illustrations with NASA photographs from the surface of the moon, this beautifully illustrated picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. The story's use of rhythmic text generates an evocative and friendly tale, taking children on a magical and informative journey.

On a Pirate Ship

On a Pirate Ship

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Climb aboard and discover what a pirate's life was really like. Sail the seas and sing sea shanties as you search for treasure, adventure and excitement, encountering storms, battles and more than a few colourful characters along the way.

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

A funny rhyming story following two elephant twins with a cunning plan to help their friends tell them apart. Part of the award-winning Usborne Very First Reading series specially developed in consultation with literacy experts to help children learn to read. Features superb illustrations to accompany the story. Designed for a child to read together with an adult, allowing the child to gradually take a greater share of the story in each book to achieve confident, independent reading. Followed by fun puzzles to test comprehension and provide further practice. Includes guidance notes for parents and teachers, with further extensive support on the Usborne Quicklinks Website.

In the Castle

In the Castle

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

This is a new paperback edition of this charming title in the popular and expanding Usborne Picture Books series, which introduces very young children to key subjects in a friendly and informative way. Young children will be enthralled as they follow the imaginative adventures of a little boy who is whisked back in time as he plays in the ruins of a castle, only to find himself transported to the hustle and bustle of the building in its heyday - complete with jousts, banquets and valiant deeds. The delightful illustrations of Benji Davies evoke all the magic and wonder of life in an historic castle, while the simple accompanying text both engages and informs.

On a Pirate Ship

On a Pirate Ship

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2011

A jolly picture book following a crew of not-so-scary pirates across the high seas. Children will love following the story as the swashbuckling pirates sail through a swirling storm, sing sea shanties and tally up their twinkling treasure! The simple and engaging text is accompanied by the colourful illustrations of Benji Davies.

Under The Ground

Under The Ground

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2011

Lenny and Lola journey deep into the earth, encountering rabbits snuggled in their burrows, underground trains and dinosaur bones. They keep digging, and digging until they pop out on the other side of the world! With delightful illustrations, easy-to-read text and fun puzzles at the end of the book. Part of the First Reading series for beginner readers.

Greek Myths Treasury

Greek Myths Treasury

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2010

A sumptuously illustrated treasury of Greek Myths filled with thirty-two lively tales of brave heroes, powerful gods and terrible monsters, bound in a luxury cloth-covered hardback. Including such popular and exciting stories as Pandora's BoxA , The minotaur and the LabyrinthA , Jason and the Golden FleeceA and more, there are illustrated notes in the margins, which offer further insights into the world and history of Greek myths. At the end of the book, readers will find an extensive reference section with illustrated maps, a glossary of tricky words and a huge Who's Who of locations, heroes, monsters and Gods.

The Story of the Nativity

The Story of the Nativity

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2009

The story of how baby Jesus came into the world in a timelessly beautiful book written for young children. A luxury cloth-bound edition, embossed in gold foil, beautifully illustrated by Alessandra Roberti.

1001 Things to Spot In the Town

1001 Things to Spot In the Town

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2009

Each double page invites young children to discover many different types of towns, from sleepy fishing ports to bustling market towns. Simple text and colourful scenes bursting with things to spot combine to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification. Whether spotting cinemas or counting buses, the puzzle element will further aid children's understanding of the relationship between pictures and text. Great fun is to be had spotting the rich aspects of town life, from waiters in street cafes to cars in traffic jams.

How Big is a Million?

How Big is a Million?

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2007

This is a brand new picture book to help children understand the concept of big numbers. Pipkin the smallest penguin is always asking questions, but what he wants to know most of all is how big is a million? So he sets off to find out, and along the way meets a hundred penguins, sees a thousand snowflakes and meets one new friend before being amazed to finally find out how big a million really is. A special fold-out poster at the end of the book shows Pipkin looking at the sky, which is printed with exactly one million stars. It is gorgeously illustrated by Serena Riglietti.

Cats

Cats

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2007

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.

Horses And Ponies

Horses And Ponies

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2006

How do horses live in the wild? What kind of pony lives hear the North Pole? Why do horses wear shoes? These and other questions are answered with vivid, full colour photographs and illustrations and short, informative text. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.

Tadpoles and Frogs

Tadpoles and Frogs

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2006

How to tadpoles turn into frogs? What is the biggest frog in the world? How do frogs catch flies? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the wonderful world of frogs. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.

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