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100 things to know about Planet Earth

100 things to know about Planet Earth

Did you know that rain sometimes falls red? Or that the equivalent of one truckload of plastic is dumped in our oceans every minute? This visually stunning book is filled with 100 fascinating facts, bright, infographic illustrations, information on ways we can help our planet and links to specially selected websites to find out more.

£9.99

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199 things on the road

199 things on the road

From sports cars and fire engines to delivery vans and tuk-tuks, this book is perfect for young vehicle lovers. The book is organised into themed pages, so children can see vehicles used on a farm, in an emergency, on holiday and more, with an illustration for every vehicle. Great for developing vocabulary and language skills.

£5.99

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About me

About me

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to improve their language and writing skills. Trace over 120 everyday words, each accompanied by an image, including clothes, food and daily activities. With durable, wipe-clean pages for endless practice and links to websites with advice and more reading and writing activities.

£4.99

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Baby's very first fire engine book

Baby's very first fire engine book

Join Panda as he drives his fire engine around the town, countryside and forest, putting out a forest fire, rescuing a sheep and lots more! Babies will love playing with this fire engine-shaped board book with working wheels, bright pictures and simple text. An adorable book that little ones will enjoy time and time again.

£7.99

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Baby's very first mix and match jobs

Baby's very first mix and match jobs

Little children will love making funny animals in this entertaining board book. Each page is split into two parts – a head and a body – with animals dressed for different jobs to mix and match including an elephant ballet dancer, rabbit astronaut and giraffe firefighter. With over 150 job and animal combinations to entertain babies over and over again.

£5.99

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Little children's colouring book

Little children's colouring book

Join mouse and friends for lots of colouring fun in this bright and friendly first colouring book for little ones, perfect for developing pen control skills. There are simple outlines of butterflies, parrots, dragons, and sloths to colour, and the backgrounds are already coloured so children can focus on the fun parts.

£3.99

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Little children's pirate activity book

Little children's pirate activity book

A colourful activity book packed with pirate-themed puzzles, things to spot, colouring, drawing and doodling activities. Find buried treasure, join the dots to make a sea creature, learn how to draw a pirate ship and lots more. Answers to all the puzzles are at the back of the book.

£6.99

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Little first stickers jungle

Little first stickers jungle

Journey to far-flung rainforests and decorate tropical scenes including a crocodile creek, elephant parade and parrots in the treetops in this colourful sticker book. With over 300 reusable stickers of tigers, toucans, sloths, orang-utans and more, and a fold-out back cover to store stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood is visiting her granny, but someone is there before her… who could it be? A charming retelling of the much-loved tale, with a child-friendly ending and beautiful illustrations by Bao Luu throughout.

£4.99

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Kittens

Kittens

A lovely little sticker book with dolls to dress, kittens to play with and pages to decorate with delightful stickers. Scenes include feeding time, visiting a cat café, exploring outside and lots more. With over 300 reusable stickers of kittens, outfits and accessories, plus a fold-out back cover to store stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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Look inside what happens when you eat

Look inside what happens when you eat

From the very first bite, your food goes on an incredible journey inside you. Lift the flaps to find out what happens when you eat fat, sugar, carbohydrates and protein, and what vitamins and minerals do for you. With over 80 flaps to lift, advice on healthy eating and links to websites for more information.

£9.99

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Axolotl finds a bottle

Axolotl finds a bottle

Axolotl longs for adventure. One day, she finds an old bottle with something amazing inside. What could it be? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text, stylish illustrations and parents’ notes on phonics at the back of the book. With free online audio to listen to the story and weblinks to find out more about axolotls.

£5.99

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Wipe-clean writing skills 8-9

Wipe-clean writing skills 8-9

Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school, this book is filled with writing activities that help children write a diary entry, set a scene, write instructions and use describing words. Wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.

£6.99

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Maps activity book

Maps activity book

Explore the wonderful world of maps with this entertaining write-in activity book. Find out how maps work, explore the world and discover different types of maps as you complete puzzles, mazes, spot the difference, colouring in and lots more. All the answers are at the back of the book and there are links to websites with even more map activities.

£9.99

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Mazes

Mazes

This entertaining box of cards contains 50 boredom-busting mazes with fun themes, including animals and robots. Perfect for holidays and long journeys, the cards are wipe-clean and come with a pen, so each maze can be enjoyed again and again.

£6.99

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Mermaid snap

Mermaid snap

A delightful version of the traditional card game with lots of mermaids to match. There are 52 snap cards (13 matching sets of 4), with labelled pictures showing mermaids looking at treasure, playing with seahorses and lots more. The game can be played with fewer cards to make it easier for younger players to join in.

£5.99

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Outdoors

Outdoors

With over 120 nature and outdoor words to trace, this book is a perfect way for young children to improve their language and writing skills. Each word has an accompanying image and themes include by the river and on the farm, while the wipe-clean pages provide endless practice. Includes links to websites with advice and more reading and writing activities.

£4.99

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Pop-up three little pigs

Pop-up three little pigs

“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!” Turn the pages of this gorgeous pop-up book and watch as the classic fairy tale magically comes to life. Join the three little pigs as they build their houses, meet the big bad wolf and make sure he never visits again! A pleasure to share with little children, and a wonderful gift.

£10.99

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Poppy and Sam's animal stories

Poppy and Sam's animal stories

Welcome to Apple Tree Farm, where every day brings a new adventure for Poppy and Sam! This collection of ten delightful stories includes a curious piglet, a naughty sheep and a silly sheepdog. Each story features charming illustrations by Stephen Cartwright, and there’s a Little Yellow Duck to spot in every picture too.

£12.99

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See inside a museum

See inside a museum

Explore every corner of a museum – from grand exhibition galleries to cavernous storerooms and dusty back offices. With stylish illustrations and flaps to lift, this book is packed with fascinating information about how museums work, how they look after precious exhibits and what goes on behind closed doors. Includes website links to virtual tours.

£9.99

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See inside Ancient Greece

See inside Ancient Greece

Travel back to Ancient Greece to see magnificent marble temples, bustling market places, and to find out about Ancient Greek cities, armies, myths and sport. With lively illustrations, flaps to lift, and links to specially selected websites for more information, this book tells the story of the civilisation that changed the world.

£9.99

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That's not my koala...

That's not my koala...

Meet five adorable koalas in this exciting addition to the much-loved That’s not my… series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet koalas with fuzzy tummies, soft paws and shiny noses. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The nightingale’s song is beautiful. Every day, she sings for the Emperor – but she’s just an ordinary brown bird. Can the Emperor have a better, prettier nightingale? Find out in this gorgeous picture book, with simple text and beautiful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez.

£5.99

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Usborne illustrated atlas of Britain and Ireland

Usborne illustrated atlas of Britain and Ireland

Turn the pages of this fascinating atlas to take a tour of Britain and Ireland – from the craggy far north of Scotland, to the west coast of Ireland and green fields in the south east of England. Full of famous landmarks, native wildlife, culture and history, plus website links for video tours and more information.

£14.99

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Wipe-clean airport activities

Wipe-clean airport activities

This fun book is a playful way for young children to develop their counting, observation and pen control skills. Join the dots to create planes, find matching suitcases, complete a runway maze and lots more. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can revisit their favourite activities again and again.

£5.99

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New fiction

Amy Wild and the Silly Squirrel

Amy Wild and the Silly Squirrel

Amy Wild has a secret – she can talk to animals! She and her best friends – a dog, a parrot and four squabbling cats – love to help out creatures in need. So when a squirrel tells them someone wants to cut down his oak-tree home, they jump into action! Can they come up with a plan to save the tree and the amazing animals and birds who live there?

£5.99

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Amy Wild and the Quarrelling Cats

Amy Wild and the Quarrelling Cats

Amy Wild has a secret – she can talk to animals! She and her best friends – a dog, a parrot and four squabbling cats – love to help out creatures in need. So when the cats complain that their food is going missing, Amy’s determined to solve the mystery to stop poor Bun the baker’s cat getting the blame. Can she find out who the greedy thief is? Welcome to the world of Amy Wild, where dogs tell their secrets, cats perform rescue missions, and an entire island is squeaking and squawking with animal magic and adventures to dive into!

£5.99

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The Girl with Space in Her Heart

The Girl with Space in Her Heart

Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space...like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum’s new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that sometimes the perfect place for her sister Terrible Topaz would be a black hole. But Mabel doesn’t know how to fill the space in her heart that Dad left when he walked out. And so she sets out on a mission of discovery... A heart-warming and laugh-out-loud story about learning that love is never lost and change doesn’t have to be scary.

£6.99

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Seafire

Seafire

Caledonia’s family were murdered by ruthless warlord Aric Athair. Now captain of a crew of girls who have lost everything too, she has one mission: to take down Athair’s fleet. But when a rogue boy from Athair’s crew saves the life of her best friend, she faces an impossible choice. If she lets the boy live, will he help them – or destroy them? High seas, high stakes...and high time for revenge

£7.99

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