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Our Usborne books for kids are packed with facts and humour that will introduce children to so much information. Explore a variety of early concepts with our See Inside books, engaging Sticker Dressing books for creative fun and introduce babies and toddlers to new words with a range of books from the popular That's Not My… series! Do you love facts as much as your kids? Check out our non-fiction books for adults.

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  • Cogheart

    Peter Bunzl

    Product Code: AUUEF
    Paperback 10 years +
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    When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily's determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London - along with a life-changing secret. Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.
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  • Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer Autumn Collection

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: AKPTJ
    Paperback 6 years +
    Usborne's Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer: Autumn features a range of dolls who are ready to take to the catwalk, and your children are in charge of designing their outfits!

    With over 350 stickers and 150 blank stickers to customise, this book offers hints and tips that help you decide which patterns and colour combinations to use where, as well as ideas for creating your own fashion sketchbook and a selection of mood boards.
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  • Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1940s Fashion

    Rosie Hore

    Product Code: APGIK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Discover the fashions of the 1940s by dressing the dolls in historically-accurate outfits. Find out what men and women wore during the war years, when fabric was rationed and they had to make-do-and-mend, and the changes that occured when austerity ended, including the introduction of Christian Dior's iconic 'New Look'. With over 200 stickers.
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  • The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

    Lara Williamson

    Product Code: APIEL
    Paperback 7 years +
    Becket Rumsey is all at sea. His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery. So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery. It's not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are?
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  • Illustrated Bible Stories

    John Joven

    Product Code: AMOWB
    Hardback 7 years +
    A fully illustrated collection of stories from the Bible, retold for young readers. It includes Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Story of Baby Jesus, The Easter Story, Jonah and the Whale, Noah's Ark, and more.
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  • D-Day

    Henry Brook

    Product Code: AJREH
    Hardback 7 years +
    The Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.
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  • French Dictionary for Beginners

    Helen Davies

    Product Code: APNBC
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a colourful dictionary with over 2000 words and phrases illustrated with amusing pictures of busy everyday scenes. It is arranged thematically so words appear in context with topics on "Buying Food", "At Work" and "In The Countryside" and more. It comes with a pronunciation guide to every word read by a native French speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
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  • Pompeii

    Anna Claybourne

    Product Code: APMZI
    Paperback 7 years +
    Each title in this series contains a vivid evocation of a major historical catastrophe, in an easy-to-follow manner. 'Pompeii' recounts the tragic story of the Italian city that came to a sudden end upon the furious eruption of the volcano Vesuvius.
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  • Italian Dictionary for Beginners

    Francoise Holmes

    Product Code: AOXUM
    Paperback 7 years +
    An illustrated dictionary with over 2000 words and phrases, and amusing pictures of busy everyday scenes. Arranged thematically so words appear in context with topics on 'buying food', 'at work' and 'in the countryside' and more. An online pronunciation guide allows readers to listen to every word in the book, read by a native Italian speaker.
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  • The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

    Matt Brown

    Product Code: ALGXM
    Paperback 7 years +
    Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really.
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  • Cassidy Bond Accidental Genius

    Tamsyn Murray

    Product Code: AJZLL
    Paperback 7 years +
    When a multiple-choice quiz reveals that Cassidy is a Gifted and Talented student, she is thrilled to be plucked from Year 7 obscurity to join the school quiz team - especially as the team's star is gorgeous heart-throb Nathan Crossfield. But it's weird, really, considering Cassidy guessed most of her test answers. Maybe all those super-brainfood fish fingers really did pay off. I mean, surely the school would never make a mistake about Cassidy's genius...would they?
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  • Nelson Mandela

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: AIPQC
    Hardback 7 years +
    One of the most inspirational figures the world has ever seen, this insightful book takes a look at the tumultuous and ultimately glorious life and career of Nelson Mandela.

    Written in an accessible style for children aged 7+ by Katie Daynes, the book follows Mandela's life from his rural childhood through to his time with the ANC; his fight against apartheid; his 27 years in prison; and his world-changing appointment as South Africa's first black president.

    Genuinely moving, poignant and triumphant, this book will show children just how South Africa's most-wanted fugitive went on to become the country's greatest leader.
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  • Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster

    Joanna Nadin

    Product Code: ADUXX
    Paperback 7 years +
    My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The 'Dreadful' bit is my dad's JOKE. But I do not see the funny side. Plus it is not even true that I am dreadful. It's just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS don't work out completely brilliantly. Like, I didn't mean for my cousin to end up bald and covered in superglue, and I also didn't mean to steal our neighbour's dog and make him speak Russian...It is not my fault. I can't help it - I'm just a Magnet for Disaster.
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  • Gladiators

    Minna Lacey

    Product Code: APMZH
    Paperback 7 years +
    Gladiators were brutal fighters who risked their lives in one of the deadliest sports of all time. They performed to huge crowds in stadiums across the Roman Empire. Find out how these savage spectacles first began, who took part in them and how men were trained to become fighting machines.
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  • Illustrated Animal Stories

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APNZC
    Hardback 7 years +
    A gorgeous gift for young children, this beautiful treasury of Usborne "Young Reading" and "First Reading" titles will delight and entertain with its collection of classic animal stories. This title contains twelve classic animal stories from around the world. Each story is bursting with colourful and lively illustrations. Usborne's "Young Reading" and "First Reading" series are developed in conjunction with experts from Roehampton University and are designed to encourage independent reading. Each story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
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  • Completely Cassidy Star Reporter

    Tamsyn Murray

    Product Code: AOGXF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Cassidy is determined to discover a hidden talent to help her stand out from the crowd. So when her petition to let girls wear trousers gets her noticed by the editor of the school mag, she's thrilled. Could she be a star reporter? But her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Who's leaking her top-secret gossip?
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  • Deadly by Design

    Carina Axelsson

    Product Code: ANLSU
    Paperback 11 years +
    When a new case lands on Axelle Anderson's London doorstep, the stylish sleuth can't resist strapping on the heels and snapping on the shades to track down whoever attacked fashion photographer Gavin. But what's the deal with the memory stick full of mysterious photos? Can Axelle discover the secret they contain and stop a killer in his tracks?
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  • Compton Valance Super F.A.R.T.s versus the Master of Time

    Matt Brown

    Product Code: ANLQX
    Paperback 7 years +
    Fresh from saving the universe, Compton and Bryan are whisked off to the future to become trainee Time Crime Agents. But when a notorious criminal mastermind escapes from a maximum security prison and kidnaps Bryan, Compton must race against time to save his best friend - and the world - from evil...using only a slimy sandwich!
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  • Model Under Cover

    Carina Axelsson

    Product Code: AKXDA
    Paperback 11 years +
    Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels - Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle's discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when the world's most famous black diamond vanishes from a Chic: New York cover shoot, she jets straight to New York to investigate...
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  • A Crime of Fashion

    Carina Axelsson

    Product Code: AIUSH
    Paperback 11 years +
    Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case - even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeous Sebastian, Axelle races against the clock to solve the mystery at the heart of Paris Fashion Week...
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  • The First World War

    Conrad Mason

    Product Code: AINQS
    Hardback 7 years +
    In 1914, the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked one of the most destructive conflicts the world had ever seen. This is the story of the First World War, and the people who lived and died fighting in it. It is a narrative account of WWI, written specially for children who are ready to tackle longer and more complex subjects. It is part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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  • The Prince and the Pauper

    Susanna Davidson

    Product Code: APNTQ
    Hardback 7 years +
    A tale of mistaken identity in which a poor young boy named Tom is mistaken for the young Edward VI, and the two boys discover what life is like when the tables are turned. Part of the "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability.
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  • A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens

    Product Code: APNGF
    Hardback 7 years +
    Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever. Specially rewritten as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme for readers growing in confidence.
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Children’s Activity Books

Our collection of Usborne’s activity books is a fantastic learning resource for children of all ages. We have a selection of books that would be perfect for your baby’s very first read. Plus, we have a range of lift the flap books and wipe-clean books which are ideal for the little ones!

Enthralling Educational Non-Fiction

Each of Usborne’s non-fiction books is a great educational tool for children. The books are fact-filled and fun reads for kids that may usually be reluctant to pick up a book. The way the information is presented makes it very accessible and kids will learn a lot about history, languages, science and much, much more!

High Quality Artwork

There has been a fantastic level of attention to detail for the artwork on and inside these books. Each image has a lot to explore, and it’ll have children fascinated as they explore beautiful scenes from different historical and scientific topics!

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