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See Inside Microscopic World

See Inside Microscopic World

Author: Rosie Dickins, Rosie Dickins Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2022

This book peers through the microscope to reveal TINY unimaginable wonders. Discover bizarre minibeasts and peculiar plants, meet the millions of microbes that live around and inside you, and marvel at miniature technology. The perfect introduction to a fascinating area of science.

See Inside Genes and DNA

See Inside Genes and DNA

Author: Laura Cowan Illustrator: Neil Clark Format: Board book Release Date: 03/02/2022

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

Lift-the-Flap Trees

Lift-the-Flap Trees

Author: Emily Bone, Emily Bone Illustrator: Wazza Pink Format: Board book Release Date: 03/02/2022

What kind of tree grows in the sea? How tall are the tallest trees? Which tree can change how its leaves taste? This flap book holds the answers, along with masses of other amazing tree facts, and can tell you why we need trees - and why they need our help.

See Inside Exploration and Discovery

See Inside Exploration and Discovery

Author: Emily Bone, Emily Bone Illustrator: Steve Scott Format: Board book Release Date: 13/01/2022

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.

See Inside Why Plastic is a Problem

See Inside Why Plastic is a Problem

Author: Matthew Oldham, Lizzie Cope Illustrator: Spencer Wilson Format: Board book Release Date: 06/01/2022

Everyone knows that plastic has become a problem for our planet, but do you know why? And do you know how YOU can help be a part of the solution to the problem? This vividly illustrated book is packed with flaps that explain how plastic is made, what's bad (and sometimes good) about different types of plastic, and the many ways it can causes harm to our rivers, oceans and wildlife. And there are lots of ideas for cutting down on your own reliance on plastic, too. The book was created with expert input from Plastic Oceans UK, a leading campaign and education group all about the problem of plastic.

See Inside The Second World War

See Inside The Second World War

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones, Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: Maria Cristina Prite Format: Board book Release Date: 30/11/2021

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.

See Inside Evolution

See Inside Evolution

Author: Emily Bone, Emily Bone Illustrator: Ana Sender Format: Board book Release Date: 08/07/2021

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.

See Inside Germs

See Inside Germs

Author: Sarah Hull, Sarah Hull Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 09/07/2020

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.

Lift-the-Flap Engineering

Lift-the-Flap Engineering

Author: Rose Hall Illustrator: Lee Cosgrove Format: Board book Release Date: 30/04/2020

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.

See Inside Oceans

See Inside Oceans

Author: Emily Bone, Emily Bone Illustrator: Kim Johnson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2020

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.

See Inside Atoms and Molecules

See Inside Atoms and Molecules

Author: Rosie Dickins, Rosie Dickins Illustrator: Shaw Nielsen Format: Board book Release Date: 09/01/2020

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.

Biggest, Fastest, Tallest...

Biggest, Fastest, Tallest...

Author: Darran Stobbart Illustrator: Kasia Serafin Format: Board book Release Date: 28/10/2019

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.

See Inside a Museum

See Inside a Museum

Author: Matthew Oldham Illustrator: Annie Carbo Format: Board book Release Date: 08/08/2019

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.

Lift-the-Flap Bugs and Butterflies

Lift-the-Flap Bugs and Butterflies

Author: Emily Bone, Emily Bone Illustrator: Nat Hues Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2019

What makes bees dance? How do bugs find their way at night? Which tiny bugs can build nests taller than a person? Lift the flaps to find out in this fascinating introduction to the world of insects. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites to watch a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, see a firefly, listen to a cricket and lots more.

See Inside Bridges, Towers and Tunnels

See Inside Bridges, Towers and Tunnels

Author: Struan Reid Illustrator: Annie Carbo Format: Board book Release Date: 29/11/2018

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.

See Inside New York City

See Inside New York City

Author: Jonathan Melmoth Illustrator: Victor Bueren Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2017

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.

See Inside Energy

See Inside Energy

Author: Alice James Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2017

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.

See Inside Space Stations and Other Spacecraft

See Inside Space Stations and Other Spacecraft

Author: Rosie Dickins Illustrator: Kellan Stover Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2017

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.

See Inside World Religions

See Inside World Religions

Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Barry Ablett Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2017

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.

See Inside Where Food Comes From

See Inside Where Food Comes From

Author: Emily Bone, Emily Bone Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2016

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.

See Inside Weather and Climate

See Inside Weather and Climate

Author: Katie Daynes, Katie Daynes Illustrator: Russell Tate Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2014

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.

See Inside the History of Britain

See Inside the History of Britain

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones, Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: Barry Ablett Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2014

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.

See Inside Great Cities

See Inside Great Cities

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: David Hancock Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2014

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.

See Inside Trains

See Inside Trains

Author: Emily Bone Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2013

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.

See Inside Inventions

See Inside Inventions

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2011

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.

See Inside Recycling and Rubbish

See Inside Recycling and Rubbish

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2011

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.

See Inside Ships

See Inside Ships

Author: Conrad Mason Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 29/10/2010

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.

See Inside How Things Work

See Inside How Things Work

Author: Conrad Mason Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 25/09/2009

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.

See Under the Sea

See Under the Sea

Author: Kate Davies Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 28/11/2008

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.

See Inside Space

See Inside Space

Author: Katie Daynes, Katie Daynes Illustrator: Peter Allen Format: Board book Release Date: 31/10/2008

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.

See Inside Maths

See Inside Maths

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith, Minna Lacey Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 30/05/2008

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.

See Inside London

See Inside London

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones, Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: Barry Ablett Format: Board book Release Date: 27/07/2007

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.

See Inside Science

See Inside Science

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 24/11/2006

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.

See Inside the World of Dinosaurs

See Inside the World of Dinosaurs

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Peter Scott Format: Board book Release Date: 29/09/2006

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.

See Inside Your Body

See Inside Your Body

Author: Katie Daynes, Katie Daynes Illustrator: Colin King Format: Board book Release Date: 28/01/2006

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.

See Inside Castles

See Inside Castles

Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: David Hancock Format: Board book Release Date: 25/03/2005

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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