Children's Books

Usborne Activity Books

  • UCWB 9 years +
    Louie Stowell
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    From the experts at Usborne, this is a write-in book filled with a wide range of creative writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of authors, poets, journalists and scriptwriters.

    From creating characters to choosing a genre and even writing a screenplay, there is so much advice and inspiration. The book encourages children to write reviews of books they love or hate; learn how to use flashbacks effectively; and writing a speech for when they rule the world.

    There are prompts for writing poems, comics, blog and scripts as well. With plenty of space to write in, the book has no scary blank pages.
  • BDDC 6 years +
    6 years +
    (6)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Children aged 6 plus who love expressing their imagination and creativity will be entertained for months with this super-big book bursting with drawing, doodling and colouring activities and pictures to complete.

    Colour in a range of appealing scenes, finish plenty of fun drawings, add unique detail to doodles and add your very own personal touch to the endless ideas and chances to create modern, stylish and thoughtfully designed pieces in this entertaining book from the experts at Usborne.
  • PINS 3 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    3 years +
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    This lift-the-flap book from Usborne will take younger children on an out-of-this-world adventure and teach them all about space.

    The perfect introduction to space travel and astronauts, it starts by asking children to look up into the sky and think about what they can see. It then goes on to explain how astronauts visit the moon and reveals what it's like up there. Finally, it heads around the planets of the solar system and asks if there's someone else out there...

    With superb artwork, friendly text and surprises under the flaps, this is a great book for budding astronauts.
  • USCH 5 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Any child who wants to become a King or Queen at playing chess will find the activities and puzzles in this Usborne book incredibly useful.

    An interactive approach to learning how to play this sometimes tricky game, the book will help children understand about it and enhance their problem-solving skills.

    There are also hints and tips to help children sharpen up their chess skills and advice on the best ways to think strategically and tactically. With illustrations on every page, there are also stickers to help children visualise the rules and logistics of chess.
  • ARTA 7 years +
    Sam Baer
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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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.
  • CTHD 3 years +
    Felicity Brooks
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This large and colourful hardback from Usborne will help children learn how to count to 100.

    Every board book-style page has eye-catching illustrations and it's up to the children to count the objects up for each number. From one full moon to five hot air balloons and even 80 swirling leaves and 100 twinkling stars, children will be delighted by the artwork.

    Counting to 100 will become effortless and fun with this simply gorgeous book.
  • ACAS 8 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    8 years +
    (2)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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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!
  • SYS2 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £3.99
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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.
  • FDOM 5 years +
    Kirsteen Rogers
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    Usborne's First Illustrated Maths Dictionary has been specifically designed to be used by children in their first few years at school and contains clear, simple text that will help little ones aged five and over get their heads around maths problems. Aided by lively illustrations that will guide both children and parents through basic concepts, the informative paperback also contains links to safe websites where the children can hone their new-found skills.

  • CFBS 7 years +
    Jonathan Melmoth
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    An ideal introduction to coding for children who are just starting to learn about computer coding at school, Coding for Beginners is a friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.

    Taking young coders step by step through a number of different Scratch learning games and tasks, the book will have them mastering coding in no time at all.
  • FIED 7 years +
    Rachel Wardley
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Designed especially for children aged 5 and over, this Usborne dictionary contains definitions of over 2,500 words and is written in simple and friendly language.

    The common words all have definitions written in full sentences to show them in context and there are also pronunciation guides for the trickier spellings.

    There are also 500 beautiful illustrations throughout the dictionary to add extra appeal and facts and lists to help aid learning further.
  • FSTK 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Football fans all over the country are eagerly awaiting the new season and what better way to get young children into the sport than with the help of this sporty, activity book?

    With over 150 stickers, the scenes include players, fans and exciting goalmouth action. There are football kits to colour in, stickers of players to add to defensive walls and even some goalscoring strikers.

    At its goal-den price, this is a book that will hit the back of the net every time!
  • STAS 5 years +
    Struan Reid
    5 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    An out-of-this-world sticker activity book for budding astro-adventurers, Sticker Astronauts lets space-mad kids aged 5 and above dress the astronauts for their daring space missions - showing them the different uniforms and outfits worn by astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts.

    Packed with over 250 stickers, this activity book will provide hours of entertainment as they learn all about the important elements of space suits.
  • ONK2 Babies
    Fiona Watt
    Babies
    • £4.99
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    Part of a very popular series that aims to help toddlers develop their language and sensory skills, That's Not My Monkey is a touchy-feely board full of bright artwork and tactile patches.

    With simple, repetitive text and a cheeky character at its heart, there is also a little white mouse for children to spot on every page. Available at a great Book People price, this is a must for any young reader you know.
  • ACJJU Toddlers
    Fiona Watt
    Toddlers
    • £5.89
    • RRP £6.99
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    This is a lovely new edition of this popular title in the groundbreaking 'That's not my...' series. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills. The Series is awarded 'Best Buy' by the readers of "Prima Baby magazine". It is an Award-winning series shortlisted for the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year and British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. 'That's not my...' activity sheets are available to download from our associated website.
  • AAPBN Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    With this irresistible board book with sound panel, little hands will love pressing the buttons to hear the bus 'beep, beep!', the plane 'zoom!', the boat 'hoot, hoot!', the train 'choo, choo!' and the fire engine 'nee-naw!' The simple picture tabs on each page allow children to find their favourite vehicles quickly and easily.
  • ACPQT Babies
    Fiona Watt
    Babies
    • £5.59
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    That's Not My Bunny features lots of baby bunnies! A brightly coloured board book that holds enormous appeal for both babies and adults, the very young will love the chance to feel a furry ear, tickle a paw or touch a cotton tail. The book is suitable for children between 3 and 6.

  • LFCC 7 years +
    Rosie Dickins
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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!
  • ACGRD 3 years +
    Fiona Watt
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    That's Not My Puppy is the perfect book for encouraging interactive play in babies and toddlers. Every page had a different texture just waiting to be discovered and the bright illustrations and simple text are sure to help in developing both sensory and language awareness. Hands-on fun for the very young!

  • AEZYG 5 years +
    Rob Lloyd Jones
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £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.
  • AHWAX Toddlers
    Fiona Watts
    Toddlers
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    Part of the bestselling, touchy-feely That's not my...series, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Simple, repetitive text helps children to associate the adjectives with the sensation of touching the tactile patches. Illustrated in Rachel Wells' typical, bold style.
  • ABKEY Toddlers
    Fiona Watt
    Toddlers
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.40
    This is a lovely new edition of this popular title in the groundbreaking "That's not my..." series. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills. Series awarded 'Best Buy' by the readers of "Prima Baby" magazine. This title comes from an award-winning series shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production. "That's not my..." activity sheets are available to download.
  • 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.
  • SDSF 5 years +
    Jonathan Melmoth
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Join some of the toughest, most specialised soldiers in history on daring missions at sea, on land, in deserts and atop snowcapped mountains in Sticker Dressing Special Forces.

    Packed with over 225 stickers to dress and equip the Special Forces teams for action, learn about tactical teams past and present, from medieval assassins and Japanese ninjas to the SAS and US Navy Seals.

    Ideal for rainy day activities or entertaining children aged 5+ on long journeys, the book will be returned to again and again and is part of a great collectable series.