Children's Books

Usborne Activity Books

  • BGPA 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    (7)
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    This hardback is a full-colour picture atlas that will help children aged 5 and over learn all about the world around them.

    There are 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over and they explain all about different countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps. A celebration of our amazing planet, it also explains where animals and people live.

    This book also contains fascinating facts about each country.
  • 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.
  • PYTH 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • LFTT 5 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    5 years +
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    Learning the times tables is an essential part of every child's education and needs to be practised endlessly. This lift-the-flap book will allow children aged 6 and above do just that - while having fun, too!

    Developed by the learning experts at Usborne, the Lift-the-Flap Times Tables Book contains a fun and interactive approach to the sometimes dry and tricky subject of multiplication.

    Sure to provide them with hours of mathematical enjoyment with its 70+ flaps to lift, this book is perfect for parent and child to share as they begin their journey learning and mastering times tables.
  • SYS2 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
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    The Usborne Beginners: Solar System guide is aimed at a young readership and the simple descriptions of our universe make it a perfect book to dip into and enjoy.

    With a helpful glossary to explain unfamiliar words and a list of websites to visit for more information, this early reference book will be useful for homework help, and it's fun just to look and marvel at!

    Ideal for readers aged 5 and over.
  • LFCC 7 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    7 years +
    (1)
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    Making them easy to understand, this lift-the-flap book from Usborne will tell children everything they could ever want to know about computers and coding.

    As they lift each flap, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer - from how a keyboard works to how they use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into stunning pictures.

    Wonderfully straightforward and making complex themes accessible for children (and adults!) aged 7 and over, this book has puzzles to try, useful words to learn and quirky facts to devour!
  • AEZYG 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
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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.
  • AAHIB 6 years +
    Katie Daynes
    6 years +
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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!

  • 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)
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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.

  • AAHIA 5 years +
    Alex Frith
    5 years +
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    Delve deep into the mysteries of Earth's geography to reveal the hidden secrets of life on our planet. This title includes double page spreads on mountains, deserts, the oceans, the atmosphere and icy landscapes such as Antarctica, each one bursting with flaps to lift to reveal scientific and natural history information. It also contains a feature on how climate change is affecting our planet, and what can be done to reduce its effects. It contains over fifty sturdy embedded flaps.
  • AEBIS 6 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    6 years +
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    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.
  • ALKSM 6 years +
    Emily Bone
    6 years +
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    Trains hold a fascination for just about everybody and this lift-the-flap history of locomotion tells it all from Stephenson's Rocket to the bullet trains of today. You can 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. Part of a collectable series of interactive information books.
  • APNAE 6 years +
    Minna Lacey
    6 years +
    (1)
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    This is a brand new title in the innovative "See Inside" series, putting the often intimidating world of mathematics into simple, easy-to-follow language and showing how maths fits into readers' everyday life. It introduces mathematical concepts in the simplest of terms from basic addition and subtraction, through multiplication and division to square roots and algebra. As well as over 50 embedded flaps to lift, each page includes a host of puzzles and games for readers to test their newfound maths skills on, making the book an interactive and informative experience. It is illustrated in a fun and accessible style by Colin King.
  • ABMJS 5 years +
    Paul Dowswell
    5 years +
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the animal world. Filled with information on mammals, birds, reptiles, creepy-crawlies and waterlife, this book answers such questions as 'Which animal has a tongue as long as its body?'; 'How does a whale breath?'; 'How does a snake see in the dark?'; and, 'Why do zebras have stripes?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
  • AAHHQ 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
    (1)
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    The Usborne Flap Book See Inside Science is the perfect way to get young children interested in the fascinating world of science. See Inside Science is packed with over 50 colourful lift-up flaps that help promote basic scientific ideas such as energy and elements. Full of child-friendly explanations that make some tricky subjects accessible for junior school children, this is another brilliantly put together book from Usborne, who are experts in encouraging children to learn key concepts at a young age.

  • AEKLH 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
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    This is a fascinating flap book packed with interesting information about cars, from how the first automobiles were invented, to how speedy racing cars get around tracks. Each of the seven double-page spreads have several flaps to lift, many with double flaps, and several of them also have fun paper technology such as sliding a race car or moving a car along a production line in a factory. Other spreads look inside a busy car repair shop, and a scrap yard where old cars get crushed.
  • AEOCF 5 years +
    Felicity Brooks
    5 years +
    (1)
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    This is the perfect book for children who are fascinated by the world we live in. From why the night is dark to what snow is and what can be found under the sea, it answers all their question.

    Presented with lively illustrations and easy-to-follow text, the book introduces young readers to all the basic concepts of geography.
  • AAHHD 7 years +
    Katie Daynes
    7 years +
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    This clever interactive book will fascinate fans of non-fiction and any youngsters who are keen on castles. With over fifty flaps to lift, stunning illustrations and lots of bite-sized chunks of information detailing what went on within the castle walls, this Usborne See Inside Castles is a well-written and entertaining history book with a difference!

  • AAHIL 5 years +
    Kate Daynes
    5 years +
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    Dive down and discover the secrets of the seven seas to reveal the hidden secrets of the briny deep. This book is full of colourful scenes with information on different underwater habitats from coral reefs to arctic ice flows to the dark deeps of the ocean trenches as well as fantastic facts on tsunamis, tides and flooding. It contains informative features on how humans are affecting the oceans with overfishing, pollution and global warming. It contains over fifty sturdy embedded flaps.
  • AAHHX 5 years +
    Stella Baggot
    5 years +
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    Sticker heaven for little ones, the Princesses and Fairies edition of Usborne's Sticker Dolly Dressing books is sure to keep young children thoroughly entertained. Including more than 800 stickers, you really do get value for money with these colourful activity books. Featuring a number of colourful, eye-catching scenes for children to decorate and some simple but interesting text about what the princesses and fairies are getting up to, this is the sort of book that will make little girls the envy of all their friends!

  • AEBIT 6 years +
    Conrad Mason
    6 years +
    (2)
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    This is 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. It includes internet links to websites with animations, games and experiments.
  • APOWB 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
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    What's the universe made of? Where did everything come from? Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to reveal some of the amazing discoveries that astronomers and physicists have made in their quest to unlock the mysteries of the Universe. 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?'.