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100 things to know about food

100 things to know about food

This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food, from how to grow a burger in a laboratory to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, plus internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

£9.99

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A history of fashion

A history of fashion

Take an illustrated journey through 5,000 years of fashion, from Stone-Age furs to flamboyant flounces, corsets and 1970s sequins. Each page features full page illustrations to pore over and information on how styles were developed as each new era defined fashion for itself. This is a book no fashion or history lover should be without.

£9.99

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All you need to know before you start school

All you need to know before you start school

Join five animal friends as they start school in this delightful introduction to the school day, from getting dressed in the morning to home time. Charming illustrations describe the school day and some of the early years concepts children will learn, including colours, numbers and counting, getting dressed, seasons and more.

£9.99

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Big activity pad

Big activity pad

A fun-packed, write-in activity pad containing 30 tear-off sheets that will keep children entertained for hours on end. Each giant page features a different scene overflowing with things to spot, puzzles to solve and details to colour, doodle and draw. Sure to keep children entertained during holidays, rainy days and quiet times.

£6.99

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Big book of dinosaurs

Big book of dinosaurs

From the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus, children will love discovering the biggest and most powerful dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth (and some of the smallest too). Open the huge fold-out pages to show some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying dinosaurs with measurements and facts about when they lived.

£9.99

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Big picture book of general knowledge

Big picture book of general knowledge

When were the first fireworks made? How many satellites have been sent into space? And what does the word kimono mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this stunningly illustrated book, guaranteed to keep fact-loving, question-asking children entertained for hours on end. Includes internet links to websites to find out even more.

£12.99

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Department store sticker book

Department store sticker book

Step inside this grand department store from the Edwardian era, with six floors to explore. Children will enjoy decorating the store with exquisite flowers and furnishings and arranging items for sale, from a rocking horse and tin soldiers in the children’s department to glamorous evening gowns and shawls in the clothing department.

£6.99

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Dress the teddy bears travel sticker book

Dress the teddy bears travel sticker book

Join the teddies as they travel around the world, and dress them in outfits for different adventures. Little children can add stickers to dress the bears for sightseeing in Paris, snorkelling in a coral reef, skiing, an African safari, and a trek in the jungle. With over 240 colourful stickers of clothes, accessories and travel essentials.

£4.99

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Farm sticker and colouring book

Farm sticker and colouring book

Little children will enjoy adding over 150 stickers of farm animals, tractors, plants and people to the charming farmyard scenes. There are also scenes to colour, including an orchard brimming with apples and a vegetable garden with carrots, cabbages and cheeky animals looking for food! A delightful activity book for rainy days and quiet times.

£7.99

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Little children's puzzle pad

Little children's puzzle pad

An entertaining activity pad jam-packed with simple word, number and picture puzzles for little children to enjoy while developing vital skills in reading, writing, counting and observation. Activities include mazes, puzzles, word searches, spot the differences and more. Answers for the puzzles are included at the back of the book.

£7.99

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Look inside building sites

Look inside building sites

An action-packed book filled with building sites to explore, construction machines to learn about and a demolition site in action. Lift the flaps to discover the work that goes into building a house, a bridge, a skyscraper and more, the jobs people do and the machines that are used. An exciting introduction to how buildings go up – and come down.

£9.99

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Pirates

Pirates

Ahoy me hearties! Flip the pages and create 20,736 different swashbuckling pirates in this fun mix and match book. Each page is split into four sections with humorous pictures of pirate hats, tops, breeches or skirts and footware. On the other side, there are black and white line drawings to colour in giving even more hilarious combinations.

£7.99

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Hyena ballerina

Hyena ballerina

Hyena longs to become a ballerina, but will her dreams come true? This lively story features bright illustrations and simple rhyming text, specially written for children who are learning to read. A delight to share with very young children, with parents notes on phonics at the back of the book.

£4.99

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Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to New York and guess what I've seen...

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been? I've been to New York and guess what I've seen...

Pussy cat is off to explore the sights of New York! Little children will love joining pussy cat as he experiences the hustle and bustle of Times Square, enjoys a stroll through Central Park and takes a ride to the top of the Empire State Building. The Big Apple comes alive in this delightfully illustrated new version of the classic rhyme.

£10.99

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Taller and shorter

Taller and shorter

This delightful board book is full of much-loved animals from the bestselling That’s not my... series. Who is taller – Panda or Hippo? Is Meerkat shorter than Duck? And who is the tallest animal of all? With holes to peep through and a fold-out final page to reveal the tallest animal, this is an entertaining introduction to the concept of height.

£6.99

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Wipe-clean first words cards

Wipe-clean first words cards

These wipe-clean cards can be used again and again to help children develop vital reading and writing skills. There are 27 simple words to learn, and each card features a picture, outlines to write over and space to write alone. The cards will help children learn letter shapes and practise pen control, and there are ideas for games to play too.

£9.99

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Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters in the Dark

Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters in the Dark

Billy is trying to stay awake so the SCARY creatures of the dark won’t come. But then he hears a squeaky little voice and notices some tiny purple footprints. Not only that, SOMETHING has ATTACKED his cheese sandwich. What could it be? An exciting addition to the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence.

£5.99

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Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters on the Loose

Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters on the Loose

Billy’s Mini Monsters really want to go to school with him. But Billy really doesn’t want them to. He’s got enough trouble with the school bully, Basil Brown. But perhaps having MONSTERS around will be more helpful than Billy imagines… An exciting addition to the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence.

£5.99

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Clothes and fashion picture book

Clothes and fashion picture book

Journey through fashion history in this lavishly illustrated picture book, from Romans draped in togas to Elizabethans in lace ruffs. Fashions of the past are brought to life with detailed facts, photographs and illustrations. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites with more information.

£9.99

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Kings and queens picture book

Kings and queens picture book

A sumptuously illustrated introduction to British Kings and Queens, from the 10th century to the present day. Find out about the lives, loves, families and feuds of Britain’s monarchs, from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites with more information.

£9.99

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My first book about me

My first book about me

This delightful sticker book helps young children talk about their lives through topics such as friends, family, food and feelings. Each double page introduces children to a different topic, including My body, What I can do, What am I good at?, and Growing and changing. With simple activities and over 100 stickers to complete the pages. Also available as a hardback library edition with no stickers and with a contents page and index.

£5.99

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New fiction

Moonlocket

Moonlocket

Storm clouds gather over Lily and Robert’s summer when criminal mastermind the Jack of Diamonds appears. For Jack is searching for the mysterious Moonlocket – but that’s not the only thing he wants. Soon, dark secrets from Robert’s past plunge him into danger, because Jack is playing a cruel game. Lily and Malkin, the mechanical fox, must stay one step ahead before Jack plays his final, deadly, card...

£6.99

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Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog: Best Friends Forever

Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog: Best Friends Forever

Meet Knitbone Pepper, the dead special ghost dog haunting Starcross Hall! Knitbone has a problem. His beloved owner Winnie and her bonkers parents may be forced to move and leave Knitbone behind! Can the Spirits of Starcross, a gigglesome gang of ghostly animals, help Winnie save her home? A wonderfully whimsical new series, jam-packed with mayhem, chuckles and woofs!

£6.99

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Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is... In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?

£9.99

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