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Animal Snap

Animal Snap

There are lots of animals to match in this entertaining card game for young children. There are 52 snap cards (13 matching sets of 4), with labelled pictures showing a sloth, hippo, monkey 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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Build Your Own Website for Beginners

Build Your Own Website for Beginners

Design and build a real, working website from scratch, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Written for complete beginners of all ages, this book uses simple step-by-step instructions –and zero jargon­— to help readers get to grips with basic web design and create their very own space on the internet. With bright quirky illustrations throughout and lots of extra advice and downloads via Usborne Quicklinks.

£12.99

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Don't Tickle the Dinosaur!

Don't Tickle the Dinosaur!

Don’t tickle the dinosaur! You might make it grunt… Little ones just won’t be able to resist tickling the touchy-feely patches to hear each dinosaur make a sound in this hilarious novelty book. At the end, readers will find all the dinosaurs being noisy at once. An exciting new series for babies and toddlers, from the creators of That’s not my…

£12.99

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Helping Our Planet

Helping Our Planet

Caring for the Earth is the biggest challenge facing us all today, but what can YOU do to help? This practical, hands-on guide is filled with helpful checklists of actions to take and choices to make in your daily life. There are chapters on planet-friendly eating, shopping and travelling, and on ways to save energy and cut down on waste. There’s also clear advice on getting drastic about plastic, and taking better care of the natural world, and links to recommended websites with more information. With the help of this book, you can really make a difference to the future of our planet.

£6.99

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Little First Stickers Football

Little First Stickers Football

Young footballs fans will love this exciting sticker book, with scenes to complete including a training ground, match day and penalty shootout. With over 200 reusable stickers of footballers, officials and faithful fans, plus trophies and accessories, and a fold-out back cover to store stickers to use again and again.

£5.99

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Looking After Your Health

Looking After Your Health

With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains how we can stay healthy. Covering everything from diet, exercise and hormones to mental health, hygiene and sleep, this is an essential book for young people and includes links to websites to find out more.

£6.99

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Magic Painting Narwhals and Other Sea Creatures

Magic Painting Narwhals and Other Sea Creatures

Brush water over the black and white illustrations and watch as underwater creatures burst into colour! There are sixteen detailed pictures to bring to life, filled with sea otters, dolphins, sharks, seahorses and lots more. With a handy fold-out back cover to prevent colours running through to the page beneath.

£5.99

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Number Puzzles and Games

Number Puzzles and Games

Test your number skills with this fun-filled book, packed with original puzzles and classic games. The puzzles range from counting challenges and times-table teasers to number mazes, sudokus and magic squares.

£5.99

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Mermaids

Sticker Dolly Dressing Mermaids

Dive into an undersea world where mermaids gather pearls, meet a mermaid queen, find a treasure chest and dive with seals. With hundreds of stickers to dress the mermaids and add sea creatures and treasure to the scenes, including some extra special sparkly stickers.

£6.99

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That's not my bus...

That's not my bus...

All aboard this exciting addition to the much-loved That’s not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they look at buses with shiny doors, squashy bumpers and sparkly lights. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.

£6.99

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The Amazing Discoveries of 100 Brilliant Scientists

The Amazing Discoveries of 100 Brilliant Scientists

From atoms and X-rays to the Big Bang and the Internet, brilliant breakthroughs by successful scientists have changed the world. Dip inside this intriguing book to read the stories of 100 scientists and their amazing discoveries, including Marie Curie and Albert Einstein. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites where you can meet amazing scientists and try online activities.

£9.99

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The Sunny Day

The Sunny Day

Join children as they play outdoors and discover the delights of a sunny day, from walking through a sunflower field, having a picnic under a cherry tree and watching birds learn to fly. With simple text and gorgeous illustrations from Elena Temporin throughout. Available as ebook with narration (on tablets that support audio).

£4.99

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The Unhurry Book

The Unhurry Book

Now breathe…and relax. This write-in activity book is all about taking a little time to breathe, focus and be calm, with the help of some friendly sloths. Try a spot of yoga, colour in soothing squiggles or go on a sense safari – take a quiet moment, just for you. With links to Usborne Quicklinks with specially selected websites for more relaxation activities.

£8.99

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The Unworry Magic Painting Book

The Unworry Magic Painting Book

Everybody worries. This book is a way to help you put your unwanted thoughts to one side and focus on the here and now instead, by simply sweeping a wet paintbrush over the pages and watching them burst into colour. Sixteen detailed pictures include under the sea, meadow and rainforest scenes, plus calming patterns and mandalas to colour. With a handy fold-out back cover to prevent colours running through to the page beneath.

£5.99

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Starting to Take Away

Starting to Take Away

This fun book is a perfect introduction to subtraction and helps little children to develop pen control. Join the friendly animal characters and practise counting, comparing quantities, taking 1 away and simple sums. Durable, wipe-clean pages mean children can practise again and again, and there are helpful notes and tips for grown-ups at the back.

£6.99

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Wipe-Clean Finding Out About Plants 6-7

Wipe-Clean Finding Out About Plants 6-7

The wipe-clean activities in this book help children explore how seeds and bulbs grow and what plants need to survive, and encourage children to work scientifically. The Usborne Key Skills series supports and consolidates the Science lessons that children do at school and helps them develop and practise the essential skills they need to progress at each stage.

£6.99

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Wipe-Clean Writing Skills 7-8

Wipe-Clean Writing Skills 7-8

The activities in this book are specifically designed to consolidate children's skills in writing in a wide variety of styles, and in an enjoyable way. The Usborne Key Skills series supports and consolidates the English lessons that children do at school and helps them develop and practise the essential skills they need to progress at each stage.

£6.99

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Frog on a Log

Frog on a Log

Frog lives in a bog. One day, he finds someone lost in the fog... This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and colourful illustrations by Stephen Cartwright – and you can also listen to the story online, too. A delight to share with young children, with parent’s notes on phonics at the back.

£5.99

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Night and Day

Night and Day

What happens when the sun goes down? Which animals wake up? And what do they do all night? In this book, you’ll find the answers and lots more, following all kinds of different animals through the night, from dusk until dawn. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to websites with carefully selected video clips and activities.

£5.99

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On the Beach

On the Beach

What happens at low and high tide? Who lives on beaches covered in snow and ice? In this book, you’ll find the answers and lots more about the plants and animals that live on a beach and in the surrounding sea. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to websites with carefully selected video clips and activities.

£5.99

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Unicorn Rescue

Unicorn Rescue

Grace, Holly and Lily are the Magic Dolls, who care for the Magical Creatures of the Enchanted Isle. When a frightened unicorn is found in the Spellwood, it’s up to the Magic Dolls to help! In her anxiety the weather unicorn has whipped up a terrible storm, terrifying the fairy creatures of the wood. Can the Magic Dolls help, before it's too late?

£5.99

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The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Freddie Yates likes facts. Just not the one staring him in the face – that his secret plan is not, in fact, secret. Because Freddie's journey wasn't meant to involve Big Trev and the onion-eating competition or the loo-exploding pear-and-potato turnovers. And Freddie definitely didn't expect to end up, with his two best friends, on national television in a supergirl costume. But journeys never take you where you think they will. And for Freddie, that fact might just have to be enough... The super funny, heart-warming adventure of three boys, one summer holiday, and a few miracles along the way. A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK

£6.99

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King Midas

King Midas

"King Midas really likes gold. King Midas would like more gold. How can he make more gold? Gold is always a good thing… isn’t it? Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English)."

£6.99

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The Story of Stone Soup

The Story of Stone Soup

"Harry is hungry, but Nell doesn’t want to give him any food. Then Harry says, “I can make soup from a stone.” How can he do that? Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English)."

£6.99

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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

"When his ship is lost in a storm, Gulliver swims to the land of Lilliput. Lilliput is no ordinary island, and Gulliver soon finds that he is a BIG problem there…" Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English).

£6.99

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

"Jane Eyre is an orphan, poor and ordinary-looking. Her life is poor and ordinary too until she comes to Thornfield Hall and meets Mr. Rochester; but Thornfield hides a dangerous secret." Includes a word list, 5 pages of activities and free online audio (British English and American English).

£6.99

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