Children's Books

Usborne Activity Books

  • 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.
  • APNOE 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    This work provides young children with a fun way to learn all the objects, people and places associated with Christmas, such as snowmen, bells, Father Christmas and holly, as well as developing essential matching and reading skills. Pastel illustrations and festive colours really bring the season to life, while the robust and durable cards will endure repeated use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AMWZV 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £6.39
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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.
  • APOEW Toddlers
    Fiona Watt
    Toddlers
    • £5.89
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    A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little, white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.
  • AAZAD 7 years +
    Sarah Khan
    7 years +
    • £5.59
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    This is a pack of colourfully illustrated cards bursting with maths puzzles that will put children and adult's maths skills to the test. Each brain-teasing puzzle sorts out the boffins from the buffoons by testing their maths skills, including code-breaking, multiplication and arithmetic. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and a great gift.
  • ALGZY 7 years +
    Louie Stowell
    7 years +
    • £7.99
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    Kapow! Boom! An awesome activity book for budding comic artists to imagine and draw their own comic strips. Simple step-by-step instructions, with lots of handy tips and hints, show children how to create graphic stories using all the devices employed in 'real' comics.
  • AOLJG 5 years +
    Katie Daynes
    5 years +
    • £6.39
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    A write-in book for complete beginners, who want to write stories but don't know where to start. Starting with easy word games, the book takes the young writer through each part of story-writing. From creating characters using doodling and using picture prompts to develop description skills, the book builds up to writing whole short stories.
  • APGIR Toddlers
    Fiona Watt
    Toddlers
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations specially designed for babies and toddlers. Small children can meet a range of friendly hedgehogs, and by using their sense of touch, work out which hedgehog is theirs. Don't forget to spot the little white mouse that's hiding on each page!
  • APOIH 6 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    6 years +
    • £5.89
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    A pack of pocket-sized cards to help recognise and learn about fifty of London's famous landmarks. Each card has a detailed illustration of a landmark, with information, facts and statistics on the reverse.
  • AEAUD 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £7.89
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    This bumper collection of Usborne Dot-to-dot books has a bright new cover and is full of things to spot, shapes to make and interesting facts. It should keep children occupied for hours on rainy days or long car journeys. Entertaining and educational, these books both encourage children in the acquisition of number skills and help them practise drawing.
  • ANDQU 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This stylish, highly illustrated, interactive book is perfect for sharing with little children, and introduces nature and science using a friendly lift-the-flap format. Text is kept to a mimimum. A brilliant introduction to one of the fundamental themes of biology, perfect for curious young minds.
  • APOZX 5 years +
    5 years +
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    What makes it rain? How do rainbows appear? How hot is the sun? Why does lightning flash? Where does wind come from? Young children can find out the answers to these questions and more by lifting the flaps in this friendly, illustrated introduction to the science of weather.
  • AOYAA 5 years +
    5 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.
  • ANLOF 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
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    It is important for children to understand food - where it comes from, what's in it, and how it affects our bodies. This is an interactive introduction which traces food production from farm to fork.
  • AJMEC 7 years +
    Abigail Wheatley
    7 years +
    • £7.99
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    A simple, jargon-free cookbook packed with delicious recipes for cakes and cookies, ranging from iced fancies, cakepops and mini eclairs to yoyo cookies, mini macaroons and chocolate-dipped shortbread fingers. Each recipe is fully illustrated with mouth-watering colour photographs and clear step-by-step diagrams. Spiral binding makes the book practical and easy to use in the kitchen.
  • AUCGL 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Published in association with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book answers all kinds of questions about time - from 'when did time begin?' to 'how does a sundial work?'

    There are over 60 flaps to discover what, where, when, how and even to learn about the time on a clock, the months of the year and the various time zones around the world.
  • AOXZG 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    • £6.39
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    This simple non-fiction book for very young children is filled with facts about dinosaurs. Little children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes in the pages to find out where dinosaurs lived, what they ate and what happened to them.
  • AOLJI 5 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    5 years +
    • £6.39
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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.
  • APNKU Toddlers
    Fiona Watt
    Toddlers
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.
  • ADJAF 6 years +
    Sarah Khan
    6 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    This title is an addition to already successful series of puzzle activity cards. Puzzles help to improve logic skills such as analysing facts, spatial awareness, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. It is an enjoyable way to reinforce vital learning skills. The cards are wipe clean and come with a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and ideal for journeys and holidays.
  • APOYR 5 years +
    Jonathan Melmoth
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.89
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    Take a trip to London with this neat, lift-the-flap information book which explores the UK capital's most famous sites, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. With lots of things to spot and talk about, including iconic red telephone boxes, red double-decker buses and black cabs.
  • APOZA 3 years +
    Fiona Watt
    3 years +
    • £14.89
    • RRP £14.99
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    Wind up the ladybird toy, place it on the tracks embedded on each page and watch the busy bug as it trundles off around the garden, passing flowers, vegetables, and other garden insects including bees and butterflies. With a very simple story, pluts lots of things to spot and talk about.