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Origami fortune tellers

Origami fortune tellers

Create 80 unique fortune tellers, a form of origami used in children’s games, with this beautifully illustrated, tear-out pad. There are fortune tellers on lots of different themes, including the circus, robots and dreams, plus blank sheets for children to invent their own games. Perfect for playing alone or with friends and family.

£8.99

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Museum activity book

Museum activity book

Welcome to our virtual museum! This fabulous activity book is packed with activities and puzzles based on things you might see in a museum, from Egyptian statues to dinosaurs, African masks and fashions. There are picture and word puzzles, maps and mazes, codes and spot the difference and lots of stickers. The answers are at the back of the book.

£9.99

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about nature

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about nature

Why do spiders make webs? Where do clouds come from? And how many leaves does a tree have? Inquisitive young children can discover the answers to these questions and many more in this beautifully illustrated information book, containing over 60 flaps to lift. A fascinating introduction to the natural world.

£9.99

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My very first animals book

My very first animals book

Introduce little children to the fascinating world of animals in this beautifully illustrated information book. Each double page focuses on a different theme, from habitats and bugs to nocturnal animals and record breakers. With lots to spot and talk about on every page, simple text and links to carefully selected websites to find out more.

£9.99

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1000 things in nature

1000 things in nature

This beautifully illustrated reference book shows 1000 things found in nature, from familiar bugs and flowers to exotic birds of paradise and fascinating undersea creatures. Children can pore over topics such as ‘In the jungle’, ‘Ice and snow’ and ‘Fossils, rocks and gems’, and discover the wildlife that lives in different habitats.

£9.99

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199 things in the garden

199 things in the garden

This gorgeously illustrated word book shows 199 things found in a garden, from grey squirrels and stag beetles to tulips and cherry trees. Children will love recognizing familiar flowers, trees and birds, and discovering more unusual things to spot such as pond creatures, log pile creepy-crawlies and nocturnal animals.

£5.99

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Big picture book dinosaurs

Big picture book dinosaurs

Discover the lost world of dinosaurs in this stylishly illustrated picture book. Each big picture scene shows dinosaurs that lived together during the same era, including old favourites like Stegosaurus and new discoveries like Zhenyuanlong. With lots of fascinating facts, and links to carefully selected websites to find out more.

£12.99

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It all starts with a seed… how food grows

It all starts with a seed… how food grows

This stylish book explains how almost everything we eat grows from seeds – including flour, rice, carrots and even chocolate. Beautifully illustrated pages show root vegetables snug in the soil, plants with crunchy leaves and lots of different fruits. There is also information on how a seed sprouts, how bees help flowers and how plants grow.

£12.99

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First colouring book 123

First colouring book 123

Introduce little children to numbers and counting with this fun activity book. There are lots of things to count and colour on every page, from penguins playing in the snow to rockets in outer space! The backgrounds are already coloured in, so children can focus on the fun parts.

£3.99

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First colouring book ABC

First colouring book ABC

Little children will know their ABC in no time with this delightful activity book, featuring each letter of the alphabet to colour and accompanying pictures. The backgrounds are already coloured in, so children can focus on the fun parts.

£3.99

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Giraffe in the Bath

Giraffe in the Bath

Giraffe is all set for a soak in the tub after a hard day’s work – but no one will leave her in peace! This lively rhyming story, containing vivid illustrations and phonic repetition, is specially written for children who are learning to read. A delight to share with young children, and there are parents notes on phonics at the back of the book.

£5.99

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London quiz book

London quiz book

Is London the rainiest city in Europe? Where are the Crown Jewels kept? And where is TV soap opera EastEnders set? From royal homes to Sherlock Holmes, this book is packed with over 250 quick-fire questions for the whole family to enjoy. Includes multiple choice, true or false and odd-one-out questions, and all the answers at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Pixie

Pixie

This enchanting activity book for little children is full of pixie dolls to dress. Each page features a different scene to decorate, from pixies gathering acorns to dancing with fireflies and more. With over 200 reusable stickers of magical outfits, accessories and flowers, plus a fold-out back cover to ‘park’ stickers whilst they’re not in use.

£5.99

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Fancy dress

Fancy dress

Dress the dolls in swashbuckling outfits for a pirate party, butterfly and ladybird costumes for a bug ball, spooky Halloween outfits and lots more in this party-filled sticker book. There are over 300 reusable stickers of clothes, accessories and party decorations, meaning this activity book can be enjoyed again and again.

£6.99

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Sticker picture atlas of Great Britain and Ireland

Sticker picture atlas of Great Britain and Ireland

Take a tour of Great Britain and Ireland with this stunning picture atlas, looking at famous landmarks, native wildlife and history along the way. With over 350 stickers, from the Angel of the North to fish and chips, a quiz and links to websites to find out more, this is an interactive way to discover what makes Great Britain and Ireland special.

£7.99

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Wrap up warmly and join Gerda on her quest to rescue her best friend from the icy clutches of the wicked Snow Queen. This charming retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale is beautifully complemented by the magical illustrations of Alan Marks. With sturdy board pages so the book can be enjoyed time and time again.

£5.99

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Dinosaurs jigsaw and picture book

Dinosaurs jigsaw and picture book

A stunning 100-piece jigsaw crammed with dinosaurs plus a 24-page picture puzzle book presented together in a colourful sturdy box. The jigsaw measures 59 x 40cm and the picture puzzle book is packed with things to spot and talk about. Can you spot a dinosaur wearing a watch or eating an ice-cream? How about a pair of goggles, a key and lots more?

£9.99

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Under the sea jigsaw and picture book

Under the sea jigsaw and picture book

A fabulous jigsaw teeming with colourful fish and a 24-page picture puzzle book, presented together in a beautiful sturdy box. The jigsaw has 100 chunky pieces and measures 59 x 40cm, and the picture puzzle book is packed with things to spot and talk about. Can you spot a pirate’s hat, the captain’s spoon, a message in a bottle and lots more?

£9.99

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The Usborne chess book

The Usborne chess book

Packed with brain-teasing puzzles, useful facts and clever tips, this book will teach children how to master the game of chess and improve their logic skills. Simple puzzles show how to use the pieces, and there are more tricky puzzles on tactics and checkmates. Includes an index and carefully selected links to websites to find out more.

£12.99

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Wipe-clean starting grammar and punctuation

Wipe-clean starting grammar and punctuation

This entertaining, wipe-clean introduction to grammar and punctuation for young children is the perfect way to start learning about capital letters, punctuation and writing simple sentences. Great for practising pen control, and the wipe-clean pages mean children can practise their new skills again and again.

£5.99

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Wipe-clean starting spelling

Wipe-clean starting spelling

A colourful wipe-clean activity book that helps young children start learning how to spell. Each page has words to trace and spaces to write the words, helping children gain confidence in spelling simple words. Great for practising pen control, and the pages are wipe-clean so children can practise again and again.

£5.99

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Seasons

Seasons

A lovely first book about seasons for beginner readers, explaining how flowers, trees, insects and animals change and adapt throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each page features very simple, easy-to-read text for young children to read themselves, and beautiful illustrations by Maribel Lechuga.

£5.99

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Why the kangaroo jumps

Why the kangaroo jumps

Once, Kangaroo couldn’t jump. Find out how that changed in this charmingly illustrated adaptation of one of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved Just So Stories. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, this book is specially written for children who are learning to read and includes entertaining puzzles to solve at the end.

£5.99

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The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea

A lonely young prince wants to get married, but how can he find a real princess? This stunningly illustrated version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale is specially written for children who are just beginning to read, and features simple text and beautiful illustrations by Lorena Alvarez on every page.

£5.99

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Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters to the Rescue

Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters to the Rescue

Billy HATES swimming. It’s cold and wet and horrible. And just when Billy thinks things can’t get any worse, his pet Mini Monsters turn up at his swimming lesson and make one very big SPLASH... An entertaining 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 a Plane

Billy and the Mini Monsters – Monsters on a Plane

Billy and his Mini Monsters are off to Spain! There are just two small problems – Peep’s been seen by the airport guards and Trumpet and Gloop have got lost with the luggage. Can Billy get his Mini Monsters back in time for take-off? An exciting addition to the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for readers growing in confidence.

£5.99

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Mysterious explosions on the surface of Mars signal the beginning of an alien invasion. Soon the ruthless creatures are terrorizing Earth with their unstoppable death rays. Can nothing prevent these merciless Martians from taking over the world? H.G. Wells’ classic story of Martian invasion, vividly retold for newly independent readers.

£5.99

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

A sinister figure is haunting the gas-lit streets of Victorian London. Who is the mysterious Edward Hyde? And what powerful hold does he have over the respectable Henry Jekyll? Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this spine-chilling retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure story is ideal for newly independent readers.

£5.99

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

When Jane Eyre becomes a governess at the rambling mansion of Thornfield Hall, she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Mr. Rochester. But he hides a terrible secret that threatens to drive them apart... Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s timeless love story is ideal for newly independent readers.

£5.99

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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

High on the windswept Yorkshire moors, an old farmhouse hides the secrets of a doomed love story. What lies beneath the mystery of Wuthering Heights, and why is Heathcliff, its reclusive owner, intent on cruelty and revenge? Part of the Usborne Young Reading series, this retelling of the classic love story is ideal for newly independent readers.

£5.99

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New fiction

A Place Called Perfect

A Place Called Perfect

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? But Violet quickly discovers there's something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared. When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away...and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!

£6.99

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Elephant Emergency

Elephant Emergency

Tanglewood’s Savannah Safari is complete, and Zoe can’t wait to meet its newest inhabitants – six African elephants. But when the head of the herd stops eating, Zoe and the keepers face an elephant emergency!

£5.99

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Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

£6.99

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Yankee Girl

Yankee Girl

It’s 1964 and Alice has moved to Mississippi from Chicago with her family. Nicknamed ‘Yankee Girl’ and taunted by the in-crowd at school, Alice soon discovers the other new girl Valerie – one of the school’s first black students – has it much worse. Alice can’t stand the way Valerie is treated, and yet she knows she will remain an outsider if she speaks up. It takes a horrible tragedy to finally give Alice the courage to stand up for what she believes. Set in the Deep South in the 1960s, Yankee Girl is a powerful, resonant and relevant story about racism and doing the right thing.

£6.99

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