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199 bugs

199 bugs

With pictures of 199 bugs, from honeybees and garden snails to monarch butterflies and dung beetles, this beautifully illustrated book is perfect for fans of insects and creepy-crawlies. The bugs are displayed on themed pages, including in the garden, woodlands, by the water and in a rainforest. Great for developing vocabulary and language skills.

£5.99

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All about feelings

All about feelings

How are you feeling today? This fun, friendly and reassuring introduction to feelings is designed to help young children recognise, understand and name how they’re feeling and learn to talk about and manage their emotions in helpful ways.

£9.99

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All the words you need to know before you start school

All the words you need to know before you start school

This delightful book is the perfect way for little ones to improve spoken language skills before they start school. Each page is filled with words to learn, covering everything from shapes, colours and numbers to animals, weather and classroom objects. A friendly book for adults and children to share, read and talk about together.

£9.99

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The Usborne book of the Moon

The Usborne book of the Moon

For thousands of years, the Moon has been the one thing in the night sky that everyone anywhere on our planet recognises. Trace the story of the Moon around the world and through history, from ancient legends about its creation, to its first sighting through a telescope, right up until the Apollo 11 mission and the first Moon landing in 1969.

£12.99

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On the Moon

On the Moon

Zoom to the Moon and be back by bedtime with this exciting little board book, combining illustrations by Benji Davies and real photographs of the Moon. Young children can discover what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the Moon and look back at Earth. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

£4.99

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What is the moon?

What is the moon?

Explore the magic and mystery of the moon, from why it changes shape and what makes it shine to how astronauts managed to land on it and what they found there. 50 years after the first Moon Landing, this delightful book makes a perfect introduction to the topic for a new generation.

£7.99

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Holiday journal

Holiday journal

Wherever you are in the world, this journal will inspire you and spark your imagination. There are themed pages with pictures, words and curious facts, and lots of blank space for making notes, sticking in mementoes, keeping a diary, planning things to do or just doodling. With beautiful illustrations and links to websites for more inspiration.

£8.99

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Lift-the-flap nature

Lift-the-flap nature

See how nature changes with the seasons, find out which creatures live in the garden and learn how flowers grow in this beautifully illustrated introduction to nature, with over 80 flaps to lift. There are counting and matching activities, and lots of things to look at and talk about on every page.

£9.99

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Little first stickers dinosaurs

Little first stickers dinosaurs

Travel back to prehistoric times to discover fearsome meat-eaters, gentle leaf-eaters and creatures of the sky and sea in this exciting sticker book. There are over 200 reusable stickers of Triceratops, Velociraptors and more, and a fold-out back cover to store stickers when not in use.

£5.99

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Little transfer book knights

Little transfer book knights

From dramatic sieges to jousting battles, little children can bring medieval scenes to life with this exciting activity book. There are over 180 rub-down transfers of knights, armour, weapons and dragons to decorate scenes including knight school, going on a hunt and a royal feast. There’s lots of information about life in medieval times, too.

£5.99

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Maths scribble book

Maths scribble book

Think like a mathematician by scribbling your way through this jam-packed activity book, full of maths puzzles to solve, codes to crack and patterns to draw. Activities include inventing your own currency, designing symmetrical shapes and creating maths magic tricks. Includes links to websites with even more maths facts and activities.

£9.99

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Nature activity book

Nature activity book

Grab a pen and tackle nature-themed puzzles, mazes, spot the difference, colouring in and lots more in this write-in activity book. Learn about animals and plants too, from bugs in the garden to turtles and dolphins in a coral reef. With answers at the back of the book and links to websites with video clips, fun facts and even more activities.

£9.99

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Never get bored outdoors

Never get bored outdoors

Step outdoors with this book and wave goodbye to boredom! Open a bug hotel, read the night sky and go bird spotting, then learn to draw animals, write a nature poem, and do an outdoor quiz. With specially selected links to websites for even more fun outdoor activities. Wherever you are, wherever you go, there’ll never be a dull moment again!

£9.99

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Poppy and Sam's wipe-clean summer activities

Poppy and Sam's wipe-clean summer activities

Join Poppy and Sam for a range of fun mazes, dot-to-dots, copying and other wipeclean activities, all themed around summertime fun on Appletree Farm. The simple puzzles are perfect for developing pen control in young children in an enjoyable way.

£4.99

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School

School

This fun book is a perfect way for young children to improve their language and writing skills. Trace over 130 school-themed words, from classroom objects to PE activities and colours, shapes and numbers. 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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Sticker Romans

Sticker Romans

Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and see what people wore long ago, from priestesses and emperors to servants and gladiators. Includes over 180 reusable stickers of clothes, armour and accessories to dress the characters, and links to websites to find out more about life in Roman times.

£6.99

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That's not my flamingo...

That's not my flamingo...

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That’s not my... with this tropical new addition to the series, complete with pink holographic edges and adorable flamingos on every page. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Join Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and the terrible tiger, Shere Khan, in this lively picture book retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of friendship and adventure in the jungles of India. With simple text and beautiful illustrations by Shahar Kober.

£5.99

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Wipe-clean travel puzzles

Wipe-clean travel puzzles

This fun book is a playful way for young children to develop their counting, observation and pen control skills. Join the dots to build sandcastles, spot the difference between skiers, help monsters find their tents and lots more. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can revisit their favourite activities again and again.

£5.99

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Write and design your own magazines

Write and design your own magazines

Making magazines is fun and easy – and this marvellous guide offers advice every step of the way. Learn how to write 5-star reviews and intriguing articles, make giggle-inducing comics and zines, showcase your artistic skills and much more. Includes links to specially selected websites for inspiration, hints and tips.

£9.99

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Zoo sounds

Zoo sounds

Little ones will love bringing the zoo to life in this adorable sound book. Press the pages to hear lions roaring, monkeys jabbering and lots more, and pore over colourful scenes including feeding time for the seals and elephants playing in the pool. With simple text, holes to peep through and fingertrails to explore.

£12.99

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Fractions practice pad 7-8

Fractions practice pad 7-8

Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the Maths lessons children learn at school, this handy pad is filled with 140 tear-off activity sheets that help children practise their fractions from halves to tenths. The activities get progressively harder throughout the pad, and all the answers are at the back.

£6.99

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Spelling practice pad 6-7

Spelling practice pad 6-7

This handy pad has 140 tear-off sheets packed with activities that help children practise spelling, including adding suffixes to root words and recognising silent letters. The activities get harder throughout the pad, and all the answers are at the back. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school.

£6.99

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Times tables practice pad 5-6

Times tables practice pad 5-6

Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the Maths lessons children learn at school, this handy pad is filled with 140 tear-off activity sheets that help children practise and perfect their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. The activities get progressively harder throughout the pad, and all the answers are at the back.

£6.99

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Unicorns in uniforms

Unicorns in uniforms

It’s opening day at the Snazzy Hotel, but the clumsy unicorn staff are causing one disaster after another! Can anything persuade their VIP guest to stay? 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.

£5.99

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New fiction

The Big London Treasure Hunt

The Big London Treasure Hunt

Ermine the Determined has landed in London! She can’t wait to see Big Ben, ride a red bus, and help her new friend Minty uncover her family’s lost Tudor treasure. But someone else has got their eyes on the prize… Can Ermine and Minty find their fortune before the devious villain grabs the gold?

£5.99

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Royal Rebel: Designer

Royal Rebel: Designer

Hi! I’m Princess Lily and I LOVE fashion! But setting my own style is against the ROYAL RULES. Which is why I became a SECRET FASHION VLOGGER! I love customizing clothes for my vlog, but my BIG dream is to design my own BIRTHDAY BALLGOWN. And my mum, the queen, has said I can – IF I can design a special uniform that fits the palace’s boring no-glitter guidelines first. A good designer can design anything, right? But can I design THIS? Royally yours, Lily xoxo THIS PRINCESS IS FASHIONING HER OWN FUTURE – WHATEVER IT TAKES!

£6.99

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The Garden of Lost Secrets

The Garden of Lost Secrets

October, 1916. Clara has been sent to stay with her aunt and uncle while England is at war. But when she reaches their cottage on an enormous country estate, Clara is plunged into a tangle of secrets… A dark, locked room, a scheming thief, and a mysterious boy who only appears at night. Clara has a secret of her own too – a terrible one about her brother, fighting in the war. And as the secrets turn to danger, Clara must find the courage to save herself, and those around her… Secrets, mystery and bravery meet in this gripping historical adventure.

£6.99

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My Secret Lies With You

My Secret Lies With You

Three close friends… Two unforgettable summers… One girl’s darkest secret… Alys appeared last summer, and then she vanished without a trace. Ifan fell in love with her. Hannah hated her. And Marko regrets what they did. This summer Cait is new in town, and a girl has been reported missing. Cait needs to uncover the truth. What happened last summer? And who is Alys?

£7.99

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