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Here's a list of all our latest books in December. Scroll down for November releases.

Drawing animals

Drawing animals

Learn how to draw all kinds of animals, from polar bears and orang-utans to kangaroos and pandas, with this inspiring book. Simple, step-by-step instructions explain techniques such as shading with chalk pastels and painting with watercolours. Includes QR links to download free images and watch video clips with drawing tips and inspiration.

£9.99

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Drawing cartoons

Drawing cartoons

This inspiring book is bursting with hints and tips for drawing cartoon characters, locations, comic strips and more. Simple, step-by-step instructions explain techniques such as shading, drawing in perspective and making a comic strip on a computer. Includes QR links to download free images and watch video clips with drawing tips and inspiration.

£9.99

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Drawing faces

Drawing faces

An innovative book bursting with ideas for drawing faces, portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Step-by-step instructions show how to use pencils, pens, pastels and paints and techniques including drawing on a computer, paper collage and printing. Includes QR links to download free images and watch video clips with drawing tips and inspiration.

£9.99

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

In the yellow moonlight, the hideous monster opens his eyes. Dr Frankenstein’s quest to create life is complete, but at what cost? Why does the creature now turn against his maker? Is there anything anyone can do to stop him? Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this retelling of the classic horror story is ideal for newly independent readers.

£5.99

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First hundred words in Arabic

First hundred words in Arabic

Learn one hundred everyday words with this Arabic/English vocabulary book, delightfully illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Above the scenes there are clear illustrations of each word, with the Arabic word, pronunciation guide and English translation. Readers can hear the words read aloud by a native Arabic speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks website.

£5.99

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First hundred words in Hebrew

First hundred words in Hebrew

A delightfully illustrated Hebrew/English vocabulary book with labelled pictures and scenes to help children learn one hundred everyday words. Each picture has its name in Hebrew, plus pronunciation guide and English translation. Readers can hear the words read aloud by a native Hebrew speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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First hundred words in Italian

First hundred words in Italian

With delightful scenes illustrated by Stephen Cartwright, this Italian/English vocabulary book is a wonderful way for children to learn 100 everyday words in Italian. The pictures are labelled with Italian words and English translations, and readers can hear the words read aloud by a native Italian speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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First hundred words in Japanese

First hundred words in Japanese

Learn one hundred everyday words with this Japanese/English vocabulary book, delightfully illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Each picture has its name written in simple Japanese “kana” signs with a pronunciation guide and English translation. Readers can hear the words read aloud by a native Japanese speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks website.

£5.99

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First hundred words in Russian

First hundred words in Russian

This Russian/English vocabulary book has delightful scenes and pictures illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. Each picture has its name written in Cyrillic with a pronunciation guide and English translation. Readers can hear the words read aloud by a native Russian speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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November new titles

Christmas

Christmas

A beautiful book with magical Christmas scenes to colour and fill with delightful rub-down transfers. Each double page has a delicate line drawing to colour in and a Christmassy picture to fill with rub-down transfers. The six sheets of transfers are in a pocket at the front of the book. A lovely, relaxing activity for all ages at Christmas.

£9.99

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Nativity picture book

Nativity picture book

This beautiful picture book tells the story of the Nativity through some of the most-loved paintings of the Christmas story. Each page focuses on an event, from Mary meeting Angel Gabriel to Jesus’ birth and the journey of the Three Kings. Published in association with The National Gallery, and with links to websites with more about the paintings.

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Recorder for beginners gift set

Recorder for beginners gift set

This attractive gift set contains a bright red recorder and a delightfully illustrated step-by-step instruction book. Children learning their first musical instrument can find out how to play their first notes and play more than a dozen tunes. They can listen to the tunes at the Usborne Quicklinks website to hear how they go.

£12.99

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Children's baking kit

Children's baking kit

Budding bakers can learn how to bake delicious iced star biscuits, lemon drizzle cake and other treats with this scrumptious baking kit. The kit contains a book with simple, step-by-step recipes, heart- and star-shaped cookie cutters and a mini rolling pin. There’s advice on making the recipes allergy-free and links to video clip demonstrations.

£12.99

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Children's knitting kit

Children's knitting kit

Everything you need to knit, stuff and finish three adorable knitted animals, including knitting needles, thread, sewing needles, stuffing and three different shades of yarn. There’s also a 32-page book with simple, step-by-step instructions, showing you exactly what to do.

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Night sounds

Night sounds

Discover the magic of the night in this enchanting sound book. Little children will love listening to sleeping cats purring, owls twit-twooing and bats squeaking when they press the sound buttons on the pages of this beautifully illustrated book. There’s a simple story to read aloud, holes to peep through and fingertrails to explore, too.

£12.99

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Are you there little fox?

Are you there little fox?

Little fox is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this autumnal hide-and-seek board book, spotting a bear, squirrel and other animals as they search for the elusive little fox. A gorgeous book to share with babies and toddlers, perfect for fans of That’s not my...

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See inside New York City

See inside New York City

Take a tour of the fabulous city of New York with this beautifully illustrated book with over 80 flaps to lift. Compare the heights of world-famous skyscrapers, look around leafy Central Park, visit Grand Central station, dazzling Times Square and much more. Includes links to specially selected websites for more information.

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199 Flags

199 Flags

This easy-to-use guide contains images of the national flags of every country in the world, from Andorra to Azerbaijan. Organised by continent, children will be fascinated by the colours and symbols used on different flags and become familiar with the names of all the countries in the world.

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1001 Animals to spot

1001 Animals to spot

From elephants in the Serengeti grasslands to sloths in the Amazon and bullfrogs in the Florida swamps, this book is teeming with animals to find and habitats to explore. This entertaining puzzle book will also help children develop counting and matching skills. Includes fascinating facts, a world map of habitats and links to websites to find out more.

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1001 Bugs to spot

1001 Bugs to spot

Spot beetles scurrying across desert dunes, butterflies flitting through the jungle and caterpillars munching on cabbage leaves in this fascinating puzzle book about bugs and where they live. Teeming with bugs to find, count and talk about, the book also includes a world map of habitats, lots of amazing facts and internet links to find out more.

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1001 Things to spot in the sea

1001 Things to spot in the sea

Discover the secrets of the sea, from crabs on the seashore to polar bears in the icy north and strange fish lurking at the bottom of the ocean. This fantastic puzzle book will also help children develop skills in counting, matching and identification. Includes an index, a world map of coean habitats, amazing facts and internet links to find out more.

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Art skills

Art skills

Do you know how to paint a watercolour wash, spatter paint or create resist effects with oil pastels? Bursting with inspiration, this book contains over 120 ideas for painting, drawing, printing and making collages. Budding artists can follow the simple step-by-step instructions exactly or use the ideas to create their own works of art.

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Build your own monster trucks sticker book

Build your own monster trucks sticker book

Build the biggest, toughest, most awesome monster trucks on the planet in this high-octane sticker book. Children will have hours of fun adding wheels, bodywork and cool accessories to monster trucks including Lightning Strike, Red Menace and Cobra’s Curse using the exciting stickers provided.

£6.99

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Cut-out paper dolls

Cut-out paper dolls

This delightful activity book contains four press-out dolls and lots of mix-and-match clothes, shoes and accessories to dress them for rainy days, summer holidays, a fairytale ball and much more. There are also outlines of clothes that children can draw on to design outfits of their own.

£8.99

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Fairy tales for bedtime

Fairy tales for bedtime

Cuddle up and discover the magic of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Little Red Riding Hood in this enchanting collection of five timeless fairy tales. Specially retold for little children, each beautifully illustrated story is the perfect length for reading aloud.

£12.99

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First sticker book bugs

First sticker book bugs

Butterflies, dragonflies, caterpillars, spiders - the world is full of amazing bugs of all shapes and sizes. Find out which ones live in jungles, deserts, swamps and gardens by adding over 170 stickers to the colourful scenes in this book. Includes simple facts, the names of all the bugs and links to recommended websites to find out more.

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First sticker book flags

First sticker book flags

Discover the flag of every country in the world with this colourful sticker book. Children can match the stickers to the correct countries on the maps – and learn more about countries and continents too. With over 190 stickers to add to the colourfully illustrated pages, plus links to websites with quizzes and activities.

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First sticker book New York

First sticker book New York

Sail past the Statue of Liberty, take a stroll in Central Park and cross the Brooklyn Bridge as you sticker your way through New York’s most famous sights. There are over 200 stickers to bring the bustling scenes to life with yellow cabs, ice skaters, hot dog vendors and much more, plus links to websites to find out more about New York City.

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Wipe-clean fractions 7-8

Wipe-clean fractions 7-8

With the help of a team of friendly animals, the activities in this book will build confidence in understanding the concept of fractions and provide plenty of practice. It includes secret notes for grown-ups, and all the answers are at the back of the book. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the maths children learn at school.

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Wipe-clean grammar and punctuation 7-8

Wipe-clean grammar and punctuation 7-8

This entertaining wipe-clean activity book will help children practice and understand the rules of written English. Topics include clauses, conjunctions, adverbs, direct speech, present perfect tense and paragraphs. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school. Includes secret notes for grown-ups.

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Wipe-clean times tables 7-8

Wipe-clean times tables 7-8

With wipe-clean pages for endless practice, the activities in this book will build confidence in solving multiplication word problems and the 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. All the answers are at the back of the book, and there are secret notes for grown-ups too. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the maths children learn at school.

£6.99

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What's it like in space?

What's it like in space?

What’s it like in space? How do you get there? And what do astronauts do all day? Inquisitive little ones can find the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating lift-the-flap introduction to space, with colourful illustrations, simple text and chunky flaps to lift.

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Maps activity pad

Maps activity pad

Navigate your way through the Galapagos Islands, track down buried treasure, search for a long-lost temple and much more in this entertaining map-themed activity pad. Each brightly illustrated map is crammed full of things to spot and puzzles to solve. The tear-off sheets are great for sharing, and all the answers are given at the back of the pad.

£7.99

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Magic painting The Snow Queen

Magic painting The Snow Queen

Bring the magical story of the Snow Queen to life with this stunning magic painting book. Can Gerda save her best friend from the icy clutches of the Snow Queen? Simply dip the brush into water and gently sweep it over the black and white patterns to reveal the story and see the pages magically burst into colour.

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Chimp with a limp

Chimp with a limp

Cheeky Chimp has a limp…or does he? Follow his extremely tall tale as he explains why he cannot possibly help Cheetah. This fun story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, features simple text and wonderful illustrations by David Semple. It’s ideal for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

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The world jigsaw and atlas

The world jigsaw and atlas

Pore over each of the world’s continents with this entertaining atlas and 300-piece jigsaw, with hundreds of animals, landmarks and attractions to spot and talk about. The sturdy box contains a vividly illustrated 300-piece jigsaw of a world map, plus a 32-page picture atlas.

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Traditional fashions sticker book

Traditional fashions sticker book

Take a trip around the world and discover fabulous traditional fashions in this stylish sticker book. Attend a lavish Indian wedding in a stunning silk sari, put on cowboy gear to dance at a Chilean rodeo, wrap up warm in animal furs to brave an Alaskan winter, and lots more. With over 100 stickers of traditional clothes, shoes and accessories.

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Unicorns sticker book

Unicorns sticker book

Enter a magical world where unicorns sleep under starry skies, graze in sunny meadows, fly around a majestic rainbow and roam the garden of an ice castle. With over 250 stickers of unicorns, flowers and other adorable creatures, including 80 extra-special sparkly stickers to decorate the pages.

£7.99

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Wipe-clean space activities

Wipe-clean space activities

Spot the differences between space suits, find shooting stars, join the dots on a space station and much more in this out-of-this-world activity book. The activities are designed to help young children develop their counting, observation and pen control skills, and the durable wipe-clean pages mean the book can be enjoyed again and again.

£5.99

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Night and day

Night and day

Meet nocturnal animals from around the world in this lovely book about night and day for young children. Beautifully illustrated scenes by Nina de Polonia show animals that are awake at night, from bats and foxes to leopards and hippos. With very simple, easy-to-read text, this book is perfect for beginner readers.

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Billy and the Mini Monsters Go Party!

Billy and the Mini Monsters Go Party!

It's Billy's best friend's birthday, and the Mini Monsters have come to the party too! Gloop gets mixed up with the jelly, Fang-Face is after the cake and Trumpet's been swept away by a balloon. Billy can't save them all on his own, but who can he turn to for help? An exciting addition to Young Reading Series Two, for readers growing in confidence.

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Billy and the Mini Monsters on the Move

Billy and the Mini Monsters on the Move

Billy's moving house! But the Mini Monsters have got lost on the way. How will Billy ever find them again? And to add to the confusion, it turns out there's a NEW monster on the scene… A hilarious addition to Young Reading Series Two, for readers who are growing in confidence.

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Fairy Unicorns Frost Fair

Fairy Unicorns Frost Fair

Zoe can’t wait to visit the Frost Fair with her best friend, Astra, the fairy unicorn. But when cursed snowflakes begin falling, the unicorns are turned to ice. Who could be behind this evil plan – and can Zoe and Astra stop them? A magical addition to Young Reading Series Three, for newly fluent readers who are ready for longer stories.

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Fairy Unicorns Star Spell

Fairy Unicorns Star Spell

The time has come to defeat Shadow, the evil fairy pony, once and for all, and Zoe returns to Unicorn Island to help. But her best friend, Astra, the fairy unicorn, is in terrible danger, and only Zoe can save her... A thrilling addition to Young Reading Series Three, for newly fluent readers who are ready for longer stories.

£5.99

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True stories of survival

True stories of survival

From shark attacks to exploding spacecraft and mutiny at sea, this book tells the true stories of people who have stared death in the face and against the odds, lived to tell the tale. Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this thrilling book is ideal for newly independent readers who prefer fact to fiction.

£5.99

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