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With flaps to lift on every page and friendly little robots providing the explanations and information, this book will help anyone understand how computers work. It shows readers how much a part of our everyday life computers are, and takes them behind the scenes and inside the computer so that they can understand the many different actions that occur when you touch the keys or screen. It takes a look too at the history of computers and how they’ve changed over the years, and even looks into the future. The information is presented clearly and in such a fun and interactive way that children will hardly notice how much they’re learning. ~ Andrea Reece Lovereading4kids Back to School Favourites: The Great Grammar Book Listen and Learn First Chinese Words The Terrific Times Tables Book Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! First Book About the Orchestra The Usborne Chess Book Look Inside How Computers Work My First Word Book About School I Yam a Donkey
This is the perfect book for any youngster who wants to solve crimes when they're a grown up. The book provides a great deal of enterainment and knowledge on how to become a solver of crimes, how to distinguish fakes from the real thing and how to notice even the smallest clues at a crime scene and lots more. Clearly laid out with illustrations throughout to guide you on your journey to being a great detective. There is a sister book to this one for all spy enthusiasts called The Official Spy's Handbook.
For all those inquisitive youngsters in the family then this 'how to be a good spy' handbook will give them hours of entertainment before putting what they learn into practice. From cracking secret codes and creating effective disguises to tracking and decoding signals it's a book to be kept close at hand but hidden from the unknown enemy! There is a sister title to this called The Official Detective's Handbook for all those who want to outsmart the criminal mind.
An ever-popular title, this was one of the very first books published by Usborne forty years ago. The then ground-breaking design still looks very strong today and this fact-packed introduction to secret codes, tricks and disguises is as beguiling now as it was when it first appeared. Modern spying may have got more electronic and sophisticated by young novices will be delighted but what they find here.
A fantastic flap book that takes children on a journey to the centre of the Earth. Beginning with the Earth's core and crust, this innovative book also shows creepy caves, amazing underground animals, the bustling world below city streets and more. Featuring bright and colourful illustrations and simple, informative text and picture labels. With over 75 embedded flaps to lift.
A guide for beginner readers to Ancient Greece and the lives of its citizens. Find out how far the Greek Empire spread, how it was governed, what people wore, ate and did for fun, learn about some of the most famous philosophers, mathematicians and medics of the age and about how the Empire declined.
An exciting illustrated book that answers questions such as who were the ancient Egyptians? why did they build pyramids and how were mummies made? . With short, informative text, vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs of Ancient Egyptian artefacts on every page. Includes internet links to age-appropriate websites with games and activities to find out more.
This simple information book follows the history of Stone Age people and how they lived. Children can discover how they made clothes from animal skins and weapons and tools from stone, and find out about their cave art - some of which can still be seen today. Full of facts, illustrations and photographs of historical artefacts.
A fascinating information book to read in homes and schools about the history of Iron Age people and how they lived. With pages about how Iron Age people grew their food, the gods they prayed to and the hill forts where they lived - evidence of which can still be seen today. Full of facts, illustrations and detailed photographs of historical artefacts to bring the people, towns, religion and ancient world to life. Ideal for beginner readers who prefer fact to fiction, and a vital introduction to a key UK history curriculum topic.
Toot! Toot! The steam train whistles. Clickety-clack! The freight train rattles. Lift the flaps to discover how trains work, what they do, and where in the world they go. From traditional steam trains to super-fast bullet trains, trams and funicular railways, children will love lifting the flaps to discover how different types of trains work. With lots of fun facts about about the history of train travel and famous trains and railways from around the world. Perfect for any little train enthusiast.
This is a classic Usborne book which has been enjoyed by three generations since its first publication in 1975 - now completely reillustrated by the original artist Colin King, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. Anyone who remembers this book from their own childhood will love to introduce a new generation to this unique visual explanation of how the human body works. Those previously unfamiliar with it are in for a treat. It covers all the basics of human biology.
From Stephenson's Rocket to today's modern bullet trains, chidren will be fascinated by the history of locomotion as they explore this exciting flap book. 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. Topics include the 'Golden age of steam', 'Luxury travel' and 'Steam giants', all vibrantly illustrated with over 60 flaps to lift. With internet links to exciting websites to find out more.
This is a new edition of a great-value sticker book with brightly coloured, intricate illustrations and photographs of the major sights, cities and landmarks of each country. It is updated to include the 2012 Olympics stadium. It features over 140 stickers for children to place on the maps. It also features the key towns of Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as sculptures, bridges and galleries, from the countries' most famous places to their hidden secrets.
Over 60 flaps to lift to discover the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions. Featuring eye-catching illustrations, quirky facts, and surprises such as flaps within flaps. With internet links to websites to find out more and design your own inventions.
Bad Jack Fox is on the run - can Dan catch him and save the stolen box? Part of the award-winning Usborne Very First Reading series specially developed in consultation with literacy experts to help children learn to read. 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. Features superb illustrations to accompany the rhyming story. 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.
A brilliant flap book for older children exploring ships through the ages. Stunning illustrations with over 90 flaps reveal the insides of historical and modern-day ships along with fascinating facts about them. Ships include a Viking longboat, a cannon-firing Man-of-war, 19th century steamships, submarines, cruise liners and an enormous aircraft carrier. To illustrate the size of an aircraft carrier, the scene opens out in one large flap with even more facts beneath. With internet links to further information about ships.
An amazing flap book packed with inventions, machines, gadgets and devices, and facts and information about how they work. Over 90 flaps reveal the insides of car engines, toilets, escalators, submarines and microwaves and many, many other machines. Includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments.
A fabulous flap book with over 80 flaps to lift and extra pages to open up to explore life under the sea. Shows coral reefs teeming with fish, the icy waters of the Arctic and the dizzying depths of ocean trenches, and shipwrecks and pirate booty too. Flaps reveal extra facts, information and surprises.
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.
The fascinating history of ships and the explorers who sailed in them told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks, winner of the Carnegie Medal. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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. Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Carefully selected Internet links to exciting websites to find out more. Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.
Fabulous flap book that demonstrates basic scientific ideas in a simple and engaging way. Each double page shows key ideas from a different branch of science, including astronomy, ecology, chemistry and physics. Reveals the secrets of how our world works and provides children with a strong foundation in science. Includes internet links to websites with video clips, games and activities to find out more.
Fabulous flap book that reveals the inner workings of the human body. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams display all the major organs of the human body and are accompanied by witty, clear and informative text. Contains over fifty embedded flaps that children can lift to reveal extra detail.
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.
A 250-piece illustrated jigsaw of the world with lots of intricate detail for children to pore over. The jigsaw shows a colourful and informative map covered with pictures and place names. Packaged in a sturdy carry box with cord handle and name tag.
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