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A fun, highly illustrated guide to what genes and DNA are, and how they work. What ARE genes? What do they do? How did DNA make EVERYTHING? Budding scientists, meet genes and DNA, the building blocks of ALL LIFE ON EARTH. Colourful illustrations, plenty of flaps, and lots of SILLINESS, make the hard science of genetics FUN for kids who want to know MORE. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
From tanks rumbling across battlefields to submarines, blitzed cities and D-Day, this extraordinary flap book takes young readers right into the action of the Second World War. With vivid illustrations and fascinating facts to discover, each flap reveals something new.
Highly illustrated flap book that explores and explains the theory of Evolution. Where did life come from? Why do animals look the way they do? How did it all happen? Find out about the incredible story of evolution, from the very first life to the amazing variety of plants and animals on Earth today. With lots of flaps to lift and a gentle, narrative style.
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.
We all need energy for our lives - and lots of it. Find out what energy is, how it affects our planet and the exciting new inventions scientists are creating to make energy in the future, in this fascinating introduction to an important topic. With over 65 flaps to lift and links to specially selected websites to find out more.
With over 90 flaps, the scenes in this colourful book show children where the food they eat comes from. They can discover food produced on farms, in the sea and in greenhouses, and the importance of wheat, rice and corn around the world. There's a map with flaps showing where the things we love to eat, including chocolate, olives and tea, come from.
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.
Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do. Includes internet links to find out more. First published for the 2018 Year of Engineering.
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.
Explore the microscopic world of bacteria, viruses and other microbes with this fascinating lift-the-flap book. Discover how germs spread, how the immune system works, the amazing vaccines and antibiotics humans have created, and much more. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for activities and videos and up to date information about coronovirus.
Marvel at the mind-boggling world of atoms and molecules - the building blocks of EVERYTHING everywhere (including you). Lift over 90 flaps to learn about atoms, molecules, compounds and electrons, and chemical reactions and explore the Periodic Table. With links to specially selected websites for activities and videos.
Have you ever wondered... What was the biggest dinosaur? What's the fastest plane ever built? Where's the tallest waterfall in the world? Lift the flaps to climb the tallest mountain, explore the depths of the ocean, peer into our solar system, and more. With links to specially selected websites for videos, photos and virtual tours.
Travel back to Ancient Greece to see magnificent marble temples, bustling market places, and to find out about Ancient Greek cities, armies, myths and sport. With lively illustrations, flaps to lift, and links to specially selected websites for more information, this book tells the story of the civilisation that changed the world.
Explore every corner of a museum - from grand exhibition galleries to cavernous storerooms and dusty back offices. With stylish illustrations and flaps to lift, this book is packed with fascinating information about how museums work, how they look after precious exhibits and what goes on behind closed doors. Includes website links to virtual tours.
Travel back to Ancient China to see emperors in palaces, traders on the Silk Road and soldiers guarding the Great Wall in this fascinating lift-the-flap book. A lively account of China's amazing history and incredible inventions, with links to specially selected websites where you can fly over the Great Wall, see the Terracotta Army and lots more.
Lift the flaps to reveal the mechanics and engineering of amazing bridges, towers and tunnels including the Channel Tunnel, the Burj Khalifa, Golden Gate Bridge and more. With detailed illustrations and links to websites to see views from the top of the Shard and CN tower, travel through tunnels and see the enormous machines used to create them.
Take a tour of the fabulous city of New York with this beautifully illustrated book with over 80 flaps to lift. Compare the heights of world-famous skyscrapers, look around leafy Central Park, visit Grand Central station, dazzling Times Square and much more. Includes links to specially selected websites for more information.
A lively and dynamic introduction to the periodic table, an essential topic to grasp when studying chemistry. Learn what the periodic table is, how it is used, what each element is made of and more in this entertaining information book, with 125 flaps to lift. Lovereading Review will follow.
An insightful look at the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions. With over 70 flaps to lift, readers can discover key facts about each religion, differing ideas about God, worship and prayer and colourful festivals and celebrations. Includes Quicklinks to websites with video clips that bring each religion to life.
Calling all space cadets! Usborne assigns you a mission to see inside these extraordinary space stations and spacecrafts, from the beginning of the space race to the latest missions to Mars and beyond. With over 70 flaps to lift, plus links to websites with video clips and more information. Published in association with the UK Space Agency.
Journey into the unknown with real-life explorers from times gone by, in this fascinating lift-the-flap history book. Features some of the most famous and daring explorers and missions from history, including Marco Polo's journey from Italy to China in 1271, Christopher Columbus' discovery of the 'New World', the new frontiers of space exploration and lots more. With over 70 flaps to lift to reveal facts such as who the first explorers were, how the Ancient Greeks drew early maps of the world and the places that brave men and women are still exploring today. A compelling book for young explorers, full of fascinating history, geography and adventure.
January 2015 Factual Book of the Month Children love collecting fascinating facts and this lift-the-flap book is packed full of them. From Living Things, Science and The World, to Entertainment, When did it Happen? and a Treasure Trove spread and much, much more. With wonderful illustrations and graphics together with small text boxes and bubbles to reveal the fascinating facts. There's even a 'True or False' spread and a 'Can you match' quiz for all the family to play. All in all a fountain of fascinating facts which is why it's a Book of the Month for us.
A fascinating flap book that tours the land, sea and skies to discover where weather comes from. With over 100 flaps to lift, children can peer into a thundercloud, follow the path of a hurricane and visit the coldest place on Earth. Includes pages on climate change, the seasons, world climates, the water cycle, winds and more. An informative introduction to an essential school geography topic.
With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift, children can explore plague-ridden London, the British Empire, a Victorian factory and other key events in Britain's incredible history. Scenes include The Middle Ages , Tudor Times and Britain at War . A Famous People section at the back of the book features Britons of note such as Oliver Cromwell, Emmeline Pankhurst and The Beatles.
Lift the flaps to discover famous landmarks and amazing facts about London, Paris, Istanbul, Shanghai and other great cities. Explore soaring skyscrapers, elegant cathedrals and bustling shopping streets - and discover fascinating facts and details beneath the flaps. With internet links to websites with virtual tours and panoramas. An exciting flap book for older children full of detailed city illustrations.
A mind-expanding book sure to fascinate young space enthusiasts. Curious young minds will be fascinated to discover planets, stars and galaxies and explore intergalactic space, with over 70 flaps to lift. Includes explanations of some of the biggest questions in the universe, including ‘What happened during the Big Bang?’ and ‘What lies out in the far reaches of space?’.
This largely pictorial insight into the First World War sets out the story of the war from Outbreak to the Final Shots across fourteen big pages of illustrations with flaps that can be lifted to reveal further information. The major topics covered are life in the trenches, the dramatic war at sea, the war in the skies conducted in aeroplanes which were only just safe to fly in and the war as it spread to Turkey. Readers will be easily drawn in by the illustrations but will also learn many facts from the text.
A fascinating flap book with fabulously detailed illustrations and information about peoples of the Ancient World, including the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Lift the flaps to look inside an Egyptian temple, an attack by the Assyrian army, a Greek city-state, a Celtic tribe, Roman frontier town and much more. With internet links to find out more about the ancient world.
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.
A fun and fascinating flap book that follows rubbish on a journey from the bin to the sorting factories and recycling centres. Over 60 flaps reveal how glass, metal, plastics and paper are recycled and what happens to the rubbish that can't be recycled. Includes a large, fold-out page showing the amazing machines that separate materials in recycling centres.
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 50 flaps to lift and extra pages to pull out offering a peek inside some of the world's most famous buildings. Stunning illustrations show the fronts and insides of royal palaces, soaring skyscrapers, cathedrals, castles and mosques. Flaps reveal extra facts, information and surprises.
Shortlisted for the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. An original, innovative and interactive atlas full of flaps to lift, revealing beautiful buildings, exotic animals and fabulous sights. Divided into the separate continents, each double page is crammed with information on sights and cultures to be seen all over the world as well as country borders and capital cities. Includes a giant world map poster.
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.
A flap book of astronomical proportions, packed with facts and information about the stars, planets and the universe. Fabulous double-page topics show our solar system, the Milky Way, how scientists think the universe was created and the latest space travel technology. Over 50 flaps reveal fascinating facts about the universe and there's a little book of star maps tucked in a pocket at the back of the book. Includes internet links to websites with the latest space information, games and photos.
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.
Age 5+. Loads of easily accessible information is packed into this attractive interactive information book. Busy spreads draw readers in to explore different aspects of the Earth from where it is in the solar system to the geography you can find on it. And it’s easy to discover more by opening flaps.
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.
Take a journey back in time to the glory days of Ancient Egypt, when pharaohs ruled, the pyramids were built and the mighty Nile was the source of all life. This book contains fascinating information such as how Egyptians worshipped their Gods, buried their dead and built the pyramids, as well as amazing details about day-to-day life. With over 50 embedded flaps to lift, this book is not only informative but interactive, making it an accessible and engaging way for children to learn about life in Ancient Egypt. It is intricately illustrated by David Hancock.
A fantastic flap book that takes children on a journey through London from ancient times to today. Fabulous scenes show London in Roman times, in the Middle Ages, at the time of the Plague and during the Blitz, and each scene has flaps to lift to reveal historical secrets. Includes simple, informative text and picture labels, and internet links to websites to find out more. With over 80 flaps to lift.
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.
A fabulous flap book with over 50 flaps to lift, offering a glimpse into the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs. Stunning illustrations show how dinosaurs lived, hunted and how they died out. Flaps reveal extra facts, information and surprises.
Colourful scenes with over 50 flaps to lift reveal fascinating historical details of life in Ancient Rome. Bright, clear illustrations show scenes such as a gladiator fight at the Colosseum, the workings of a Roman Bath and the Roman legion defending the farthest reaches of the Empire.
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 humorous yet historically accurate look at life in a thirteenth century medieval castle. Inventive embedded flaps on page allow children to explore the hidden world of the castle. Young readers are taken on an exciting journey in which they encounter a magnificent banquet, a thrilling tournament and a dramatic siege. David Hancock's bright, detailed illustrations combined with informative and friendly text, provide children with an entertaining insight into life long ago.
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