Children can become familiar with Jane Austen's classic stories as they read through this hardback treasury.
Retellings of the likes of Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility are all complemented by stunning and appealing illustrations and remain true to Austen's original elegant phrasing and language.
Although each famous story has been simplified, each one includes original quotations.
Peep into nests and inside burrows to see baby animals and where they live in this flap book for young children. A brilliant introduction to an amazing variety of animal homes, including nests, warrens, hives, dens and dams.
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.
This is an artist-led picture book, which introduces young children to the vastness of the universe, how far away the moon is, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle and captivating story about an imaginative little girl. Combining full colour illustrations with NASA photographs from the surface of the moon, this beautifully illustrated picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. The story's use of rhythmic text generates an evocative and friendly tale, taking children on a magical and informative journey.
How do horses live in the wild? What kind of pony lives hear the North Pole? Why do horses wear shoes? These and other questions are answered with vivid, full colour photographs and illustrations and short, informative text. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of 'The Usborne Young Reading Programme'. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. Let your imagination fly - soar into space and take a trip to the moon. It features photographs with real images of the moon and fun puzzles after the story to consolidate learning. Developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a Principal Lecturer in Education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.
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.
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.
Peep through the beautifully laser-cut pages to see Jack in his cottage, climb the beanstalk, enter the giant's house, and escape with the golden-egg-laying hen! This classic tale is charmingly, characterfully illustrated by Davide Ortu and works wonderfully in this series - the laser-cut vine especially.
This is a new paperback edition of this charming title in the popular and expanding "Usborne Picture Books" series, which introduces very young children to key subjects in a friendly and informative way. Young children will be enthralled as they follow the imaginative adventures of a little boy who is whisked back in time as he plays in the ruins of a castle, only to find himself transported to the hustle and bustle of the building in its heyday - complete with jousts, banquets and valiant deeds. The delightful illustrations of Benji Davies evoke all the magic and wonder of life in an historic castle, while the simple accompanying text both engages and informs.
A gorgeous sticker book with beautifully decorated rooms just waiting to be filled with furniture and accessories. Children will have hours of fun arranging the house just as they want it, with objects ranging from chandeliers to china, as well as toys, ornaments and even food.
A lonely young prince wants to get married, but how can he find a real princess? Peep through the pages to find out in this enchanting board book, with delicate cutaway scenes, flaps to lift and beautiful illustrations from Ella Bailey. A gorgeous introduction to Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale.
A new addition to the successful series, this beautiful retelling of this well-loved classic tale features delicate laser-cut holes and gorgeous artwork by Valeria Abatzoglu. Peep through the pages to follow the Little Mermaid as she discovers the prince, asks the spooky sea witch for a potion to give her legs, and dances at the prince's ball.
Peep into the forest to discover twittering birds and busy bugs, sleepy bears and a spring-cleaning badger in this charming book filled with intricately cut flaps and holes to peep through. Little children can see how the forest changes through the seasons, find out what happens to autumn leaves and discover a bird sitting on the eggs in her nest.
Peep Inside is the very young children's lift-the-flap information book series, the younger cousin of the Look Inside series which is, in turn, the younger relative of the bestselling See Inside series. With flaps and holes to peep underneath and through, life at the zoo is revealed. Snippets of information are combined with intriguing and stylish pictures.
Imagine being an astronaut and going to the Moon. Zoom! Up you go in a rocket. Boing! You can jump really far on the Moon! Brrrrm... Explore in a space buggy until it's time to go home. A sweet very first book about going to the Moon.
A jolly picture book following a crew of not-so-scary pirates across the high seas. Children will love following the story as the swashbuckling pirates sail through a swirling storm, sing sea shanties and tally up their twinkling treasure! The simple and engaging text is accompanied by the colourful illustrations of Benji Davies.
What can you do on a snowy day? Leave footprints in the snow, go sledging and even build a snowman. Brrr, it's cold! Discover what animals do when it's snowy, exploring the hushed snowy woods till it's time to go home. A sweet very first book about snowy days for babies.
This beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Charles Dickens' novels retold for young readers, including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. There are notes on the characters and quotations from the original text, plus links to websites to find out more about Charles Dickens' life and times.
Peep under leaves and behind branches to discover hibernating squirrels, creepy crawlies and more in this charming introduction to trees, filled with intricately cut flaps and holes to peep through. Find out what trees need to grow, what happens to a tree through the seasons, how long an oak tree can live for and much more.
This picture book takes the reader on a journey all the way through the sea from one shore to another far across the world. From a bustling bright coral reef (by day and by night), out into the open sea to swim alongside giant whales, and diving down and down to discover what lives in the deepest darkest part of the ocean. This book introduces a child to the wonders of the sea and all kinds of sealife. The stunning images and lyrical text will leave a lasting impression, and can be treasured again and again.
Rudyard Kipling's classic 'Just So' story, retold for young readers. According to this much-loved fable, elephants didn't always have long trunks - that is, until one day when the elephant's child could contain his curiosity no longer, stepping closer than he should have to the Crocodile. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme.
Follow a little turtle through a coral reef to discover what's there - meet a stripy sea snake, a big octopus, some colourful seahorses and lots more sea creatures. The sweet text, bright illustrations and sturdy gatefold flaps will delight readers in their first exploration of creatures under the sea.