Understanding the World

Our Surroundings

  • BUGH 3 years +
    Clover Robin
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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    Children interested in nature and all kinds of creepy-crawlies will love learning the facts on display in this fun lift-the-flap book.

    It explains how a bug hotel is a home-made habitat where insects of all shapes and sizes can come to stay. It even encourages children to build one in their own back garden using common and natural materials including straw, wood and stone.

    Among the critters it features are bees, snails and ladybirds and it also offers simple explanations of their traits and behaviour.
  • BRDH 3 years +
    Clover Robin
    3 years +
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    The Bird House is a shaped lift-the-flap book that will help children learn more about our feathered friends.

    This book opens with an explanation about how bird houses can come in all shapes and sizes and how they are usually wooden. They provide safe shelter for birds who need extra protection of don't have a nest. It also reveals how humans can help birds survive.

    From the floating structures of duck houses to dovecotes and bird feeders and baths, this is a must for any young nature lover. It even gives simple explanations for the concepts of migration and tips on how to make gardens more suitable, welcoming and bird-friendly.
  • What's That? Ladybird First Words and Pictures Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780241287880
    PG0233 3 years +
    3 years +
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    These Ladybird board books provide an introduction to big machines, things found at home, animals found on the farm and a host of favourite animals.

    They have bright and bold artwork and are perfect for children who are just starting to learn their first words.
  • Seasons of the Year Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781912171576
    SOTY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Spring, summer, autumn, winter... now your children can learn all about the four seasons of the year with these books full of facts and activities.

    With bold images and easy-to-read text, these engaging reads explain what kind of weather occurs in each season and will introduce them to all kinds of seasonal foods and activities. e.g. just how many conkers will they be able to find in the autumn?
    Format: paperback
  • BBAN 5 years +
    Martin Jenkins
    5 years +
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    Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting... can your children guess what for?

    Following a bird as it builds a nest, this gorgeous picture book offers an introduction to forces and the concepts of pushing and pulling. From trying to catch the worm to gathering twigs, this is an exciting and accessible introduction to both nature and science.

    It uses a charming story to introduce children to facts about this scientific - and extremely useful - concept.
  • SHTH 3 years +
    Jane McGuinness
    3 years +
    (1)
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    Say hi to Hedgehog with this delightful nature storybook.

    With gorgeous illustrations, it follows the little creature throughout the year and shows children what hedgehogs (and hoglets) like to eat, how they hunt for food and even how they build their nests. It covers the life cycle all the way from a tiny hoglet to a healthy adult and explains how they prepare for hibernation.

    The book finishes with author and illustrator Jane McGuinness giving tips on how you can make your garden hedgehog-friendly and help our spiky pals survive the winter.
  • PG0260 3 years +
    Claire Phillip
    3 years +
    (1)
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    An interactive storybook and play mat, complete with fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations.

    Children can read all about life on the farm and then fold out the mat, press out the characters and enjoy an adventure of their own.
  • UCP2 3 years +
    Ruth Brocklehurst
    3 years +
    (4)
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    The Usborne Children's Picture Atlas gives readers aged 3 and over an intriguing look at the world - from the hot African plains to the frozen Arctic tundra.

    Featuring fun facts about countries and their capital cities, their famous landmarks, longest rivers and highest mountains - and with picture stories throughout as well - this is a brilliant home resource for young children as they begin to explore the wider world and the people and places within it.

    With quiz questions to engage the reader and interesting objects to spot on the pages, this is a simple and appealing introduction to maps and different cultures for preschool children.
  • ED2088 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    Bring all the fun of the farm into your children's playtime with this 20-piece set of wooden toys.

    A traditional favourite, it's sure to inspire imaginative play as your little farmers make up some brilliant scenes involving pigs, cows, sheep and hens.

    All of the figurines are hand-painted and the whole set (including the wooden tray) will help develop hand-coordination skills.
    Contents: 1 tray, 2 cows, 1 rabbit, 3 people, 1 dog, 1 sheep, 1 chicken, 1 duck, 1 pig, 2 horses, 2 trees, 1 hay bale, 1 drinking trough, 1 fence, 1 tractor.

    Ages 3 plus
    225 x 310mm
  • HLFM Toddlers
    Melanie Combes
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    It's early but everyone on the farm is up and raring to go. The cows need feeding, eggs need collecting and the corn needs cutting - there are so many jobs to do!

    This first board book about the farm has bold artwork and lots of things for children aged 2 and over to spot and talk about.

    There is also an interactive element with plenty of tabs to push, pull and slide that unveil exciting hidden surprises.
  • BUO2 Toddlers
    Rebecca Finn
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    By pushing, pulling and turning mechanisms, this first novelty board book will show young children the kind of things they can expect to see in a town just like theirs.

    Throughout Busy Town, there is so much going on. Children can ride on the bus, feed the ducks in the park and go to the shops before heading back home to bed.

    Bright and colourful, this book has gentle rhyming text and some simply beautiful illustrations.
  • Spot the... Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784935801
    SPTT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (5)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    The 10 books in this collection will provide hours upon hours of search-and-find fun. From spotting a snail in the garden to a shark in the ocean, the wonderfully detailed and busy scenes ensure children will be happy to return to the books again and again.

    Delightfully interactive, these books make early learning concepts such as counting and identifying colours fun and the different design approaches are sure to grab any child's attention.

    There are hidden objects to find in the books which will take your young reader from Dinosaur Island to a farm and even into deep outer space. The books featured in this collection are informative, entertaining and educational.

    Format: paperback
  • FRO2 Toddlers
    Roger Priddy
    Toddlers
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    From the animals to crops, tractors and more, this lift-the-flap book is ideal for teaching little ones aged 2 and up what happens down on the farm.

    Each farm scene is charmingly illustrated and has fun flaps to lift, which reveal hidden surprises underneath. What will they find...?

    The big, bold, illustrated tabs along the top and side of the book that are just right for helping small hands turn the pages on their own, while the clear illustrations and simple text make it perfect for playtime sharing.
  • AOR2 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Everyone's getting set to go away for their holidays. That means it's going to be another busy day at Playtown Airport!

    This bright and bold book is packed with flaps to lift and detailed artwork that shows what happens at an airport. From arrivals to checking in for a flight and boarding the plane, it shows how an airport works.

    There are even gatefold pages that open up to reveal cross-sections of a jumbo jet, including the cockpit, engines and first-class lounge.
  • EIO2 4 years +
    Stacy McAnulty
    4 years +
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    'Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.' In this hilarious and informative book filled to the brim with eye-opening, kid-friendly facts about our planet, you'll find scientifically accurate information from beloved children's book author Stacy McAnulty and vibrant art by award-winning illustrator David Litchfield.
  • AKN2 4 years +
    Jay Dale
    4 years +
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    Take a peek inside a child's toy box with this Pink book-banded book. It introduces engaging, accessible and contemporary vocabulary to help build a child's reading fluency and confidence.
  • AN0432 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £9.99
    The easy way to grow your own tasty supply of fresh herbs, this box is perfect for any would-be gardener. It includes seeds for basil, mint and parsley and also has three terracotta pots to grow them in.

    The set also includes a growing guide book, a trowel and three wooden seed sticks with names.

    Box size: 250 x 250mm
  • AOYAA 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    An interactive board book with over 60 flaps, exploring all kinds of questions that young children ask about the world around them. Lift the flaps to discover the answers to lots of 'what?', 'why?', 'how?', 'when?' and 'who?' questions. Provides friendly, simple answers to challenging questions, with entertaining and informative illustrations.
  • BDMQB Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    A brand-new picture book story with six envelopes containing clues to pull out to help Peppa and George solve the mystery of where Granny and Grandpa Pig have gone on their summer holiday!
  • AQWKM
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    The ideal first book to introduce life on the farm to toddlers, My First Farm is packed with colourful images and clear word-labels to encourage early learning. Help your toddler learn all about life on the farm, from farm animals to farm colours in My First Farm. With colourful, bright pictures of farm animals and plants alongside clear word-labels your little one will discover horses, cows, crops and even an orchard. My First Farm keeps early learning simple and fun for your little one. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Farm helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Your little one will love discovering life on the farm while holding the chunky pages of this tactile board book. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about farm animals.
  • AMWZV 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    (1)
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    A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Lift the flaps and peep through the delicate laser-cut holes to discover a whole host of butterflies, birds and bees, caterpillars, squirrels, frogs and other garden wildlife. A delightful information book for the very young.
  • ALHMH 3 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    3 years +
    • £6.39
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    A very simple non-fiction, lift-the-flap book for small children, packed with holes to peep through, flaps to peep beneath and snippets of factual information about what happens when night falls.
  • AJBBS 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £6.39
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    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.
  • ANLQQ 3 years +
    Craig Shuttlewood
    3 years +
    • £5.59
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    Trace the Trail: Around the World is the world tour you can, literally, follow with your finger! Trace the book's raised trails from the desert to craggy mountains to the wonderful underwater world of the ocean. This interactive book for toddlers lets them explore the world by tracing a tactile pathway. Each spread will feature an animal that is leaping mountains, swimming oceans or zigzagging through the desert. Craig Shuttlewood's bold illustrations make these landscapes dynamic and colourful.