Usborne Books

Usborne Activity Books

  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Python is one of the most popular computer languages around and this beginner's guide offers children step-by-step instructions for writing a simple program.

    Providing everything they need to get started, this book adds new commands throughout so that by the time a child has finished reading, they will be able to code games, drawings and more.

    Fully illustrated, this book also contains links to downloads that will provide extra help.
  • ARTA 7 years +
    Sam Baer
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Help your children develop - and embrace - a love of art with this amazing write-in activity book.

    There are a number of famous paintings included within the pages and they're accompanied by creative projects and puzzles that will help further children's understanding of key elements like colour and composition in a fun and interactive way.

    With its interactive approach and a selection of stickers to stick, this is a fine introduction to the world of fine art.
  • OGSB 7 years +
    Susan Meredith
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Olympics remains the greatest show on Earth and the whole world was excited to see the top athletes battling it out for Gold in Rio.

    This sticker book, produced in association with the International Olympic Committee, has 100 stickers of athletes such as Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis-Hill and uses photos and illustrations to tell the story of the Olympic Games.

    It covers the event's history and reveals who the greatest Olympians of all time are.
  • ACAS 8 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    8 years +
    (3)
    • £4.99
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    This brilliantly interactive book has been published in association with London's National Gallery and features some of the best-known works from their collection of paintings.

    Children will be able to colour in the pieces of art and add stickers to them while also developing a deeper understanding of - and appreciation for - art. There are also write-in puzzles to complete!
  • AINRV 5 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    5 years +
    (6)
    • £7.99
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    Learning times tables is essential and needs endless practice, but children will love the interactive approach of this book, which has lots of flaps to lift to find out the answers to a range of multiplication questions. An innovative approach to what can be a dry and tricky subject, this book is perfect for parents and children to share on the road to learn times tables.
  • AQWJJ 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.39
    • RRP £6.99
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    London is one of the great fashion capitals of the world, and this book, with over 350 stickers - including 150 to colour yourself - allows young creatives to research, plan and design their own fashion collections, inspired by the city. With hints and tips on how to choose colours, patterns and shapes that work together.
  • AEKZB 5 years +
    Phil Clarke
    5 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    This title includes a pad bursting with vibrantly illustrated puzzles and pencil games to test the brainpower of children and adults alike. It provides over 180 brain teasing puzzles will sort the boffins from the buffoons by testing their observation, memory, arithmetic, logic and word skills. With over 100 tear-off sheets, this pad is portable and versatile, making it ideal for journeys and holidays: it can entertain one person for hours, or keep several amused at once; and, keep a pad in the car for long journeys, or have a few pages to hand for emergency entertainment at a moment's notice.
  • AOLJI 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    • £6.89
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    This simple non-fiction book for very young children is filled with facts about life in a castle. Little children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes in the pages to explore various rooms, what they were used for and who by.
  • AEZYG 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
    (3)
    • £7.99
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    This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through it - stars, moons, comets, and the planets of our solar system. Each double-page spread has a stunning colour illustration, and several flaps to lift to find out more about what's going on in the scene - such as what goes on inside the International Space Station, how astronauts visited the Moon and what they did there, as well as the history of astronomy, from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • AEUWQ 5 years +
    Louie Stowell
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is a wonderful flap book introducing children to the way their own bodies work in a fun and informative way. It is a new, smaller format of the "Look Inside" series, perfect for little fingers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more.
  • ADYLO 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £5.89
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    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.
  • AFPEP 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
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    A fabulous, sticker-romp through the world of dinosaurs, with plenty of information.

    Includes hundreds of bright, colourful stickers to fill lots of prehistoric scenes.

    Perfect for practising essential skills including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • ANLSB 7 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    7 years +
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    A write-in book which will allow children to pen their very own adventure story. With lots of hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage all-important action scenes, this book will start budding writers off with simple exercises, and build them up until they are racing through their own short stories.
  • AFATU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £7.19
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    Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination.
  • AMWZS 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    This finger-printing book includes simple, step-by-step instructions for lots of pictures and scenes to create using only fingerprints, and a multi-coloured ink pad is attached to the side of the book, so no extra materials are required. Encourages creativity and manual dexterity.
  • AAHIB 6 years +
    Katie Daynes
    6 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    If your youngster is interested in space and finding out more about it, then this Usborne lift-the-flap book is perfect. See Inside Space has dramatic double page spreads showing the Big Bang, how the first suns and planets were formed and our very own solar system. With over 50 flaps to lift and a little book of star maps included, this is a wonderful non-fiction treat!

  • AJREJ 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Each football skill is illustrated with action photographs, detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • ALVFF 6 years +
    Katie Daynes
    6 years +
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    • RRP £9.99
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    This is a lift-the-flap book that introduces readers to the science of weather. The work is filled with facts from how hurricanes and floods happen to how global warming is affecting the Earth's climates.
  • AMWZU 5 years +
    Alex Frith
    5 years +
    • £7.99
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    From traditional steam trains to super-fast bullet trains, this fact-filled information book allows children to look inside locomotives and find out how they work. Young readers can lift-the-flaps to discover fun facts and find out about the history of train travel.
  • ARDKL 5 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    5 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    The Sticker Dollies love ponies and are spending all their time at the stables, looking after and grooming the horses - and, of course, learning to ride! Dress them in the right gear with the 300+ reuseable stickers, choosing suitable outfits for pony trekking, showjumping, dressage and more.
  • AGBYD 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
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    Full of unusual equipment, strange machines and - of course - lots of planes, children are fascinated by airports.

    This book can help young kids find out more about how an airport works - from checking in to how the suitcase ends up on the plane. With flaps to lift and colourful illustrations throughout, this is a richly informative book.
  • AAHIU 5 years +
    Alex Frith
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Colourful and appealing illustrations and lots of flaps, give this picture atlas tons of appeal for youngsters. With a giant world map poster included, the Usborne Picture Atlas allows children to explore the world one flap at a time. This atlas features a page for each continent and helps young readers to discover the animals, buildings, foods and cultures that they would find there.

  • AIKST 6 years +
    Heather Amery
    6 years +
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    The classic French bilingual word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright, reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key French vocabulary.
  • ALKSU 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This classic title, containing a thousand things to spot in busy scenes, has been revised and updated for the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. Three generations of children have built their basic vocabulary with this entertaining and fun book. This is the original find-the-duck, for which illustrator Stephen Cartwright first invented the iconic Little Yellow Duck.