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Take a whistle-stop tour through the alphabet from amazing aardvarks, big brown bears and crazy cats to dancing ducks, naughty narwhals and sleeping sloths. With gorgeous illustrations by Sophia Touliatou, simple facts and capital and little letters on every page, this is a lovely book to share with a young child.
Introduce little ones to 19 well-loved nursery rhymes in this beautiful book, including Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Little Miss Muffet. With delightful illustrations by Sophia Touliatou, information about the benefits f sharing rhymes with little children and tunes to listen or sing along to at Usborne Quicklinks.
There are hundreds of fascinating facts to discover in this journey through the wonderful world of numbers. How many hearts does an octopus have? Why is the number 9 lucky in China and how many people have walked on the moon? With delightful illustrations and a page of facts for each number, this is a lovely book to share with a young child.
This giant book with fold-out pages is filled with the biggest, longest and most powerful trains ever built, from puffing steam engines and diesel locomotives to high-speed electric trains. Children can discover how the first trains worked, step inside a variety of luxury trains and much more. Includes links to video clips of all kinds of trains.
From the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus, children will love discovering the biggest and most powerful dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth (and some of the smallest too). Open the huge fold-out pages to show some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying dinosaurs with measurements and facts about when they lived.
A fabulous book filled with enormous animals, from the mighty elephant to the amazing colossal squid and the blue whale. Huge fold-out pages reveal some of the tallest, longest, fastest, heaviest and most dangerous animals in the world, with facts and measurements. Includes internet links to websites with video clips and more amazing information.
A skin-crawling introduction to the world's biggest bugs, from gigantic spiders as big as a dinner plate, to butterflies larger than dogs Find out about the biggest swarms and colonies, the deadliest insects and the bugs with the best camouflage. Huge fold-out pages with life-size illustrations show children just how big the bugs really are.
Huge fold-out pages show some of the biggest and most powerful machines ever made, from giant excavators and monster trucks to enormous ships. Children can discover how many people the biggest passenger plane can carry, facts about giant tractors and how fast the fastest train can go. Includes links to video clips to watch big machines at work.
Children can explore the wonders of space in this incredible picture book with giant fold-out pages full of fascinating facts to satisfy the curiosity of every young space enthusiast. From the Sun and the planets in our Solar System to massive stars and vast galaxies and lots, lots more, there's a whole universe to discover.
Open up the huge fold-out pages of this vividly illustrated book to discover the remarkable ways the human body works. Explore a giant skeleton, learn how your heart pumps blood, find out what's inside your head and see what happens to the food you eat. A fun and engaging introduction to a UK National Curriculum subject.
Winner - Schools Library Association Information Book Award A fantastic journey through an amazing world of over 130 colours, including the primary and secondary colours and descriptive colour words, such as canary yellow, russet and mint green. Includes a colour wheel to turn to see which colours go well together and a see-through acetate page to flip to see what happens when you mix colours. A delightful book to share and talk about with a young child, and to use as inspiration for writing and painting as they grow older.
There are lots of benefits to reading wordless books! Literacy is not simply about decoding words, but also involves understanding subtext and the ability to make inferences, so learning how to 'read' stories beyond literal text is very important.Wordless boks have to tell the story without text, so they are the perfect tool for enhancing reading comprehension.1. Narrate the action: The first and maybe the most common approach to reading textless books is to simply narrate the illustrations.2. Ask questions: Questioning teaches your children that narrative clues lie outside of text.When answering our questions, children start to understand story elements like plot, character, conflict, theme and even symbolism. Questioning lays a foundation for when they are learning to write and create their own stories.
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