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We believe science should be exciting and inspiring. Usborne science books include flap books and sticker books that explain key concepts in a fun and interactive way, and encyclopedias and illustrated dictionaries that support homework at every level.

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers about science

Lift-the-flap questions and answers about science

An interactive book with over 60 flaps revealing answers to all kinds of questions about science. Children can lift the flaps to discover the answers to questions such as How do bodies grow? Why do astronauts float? Where does lightning strike? and lots more. Includes links to carefully selected websites with even more answers to simple science questions.


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Usborne Quicklinks

Find out more about science at Usborne Quicklinks, where there are links to websites where you can see why ice is slippery, how magnets work and more.

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Computers and coding

These books introduce computers and the internet to children, with lively tips on staying safe, and give fun instructions for first steps into coding – a key curriculum topic.

Usborne Science Encyclopedia with QR links

The Usborne Science Encyclopedia covers topics from gravity, flight and floating to genes and DNA. QR links for each topic take you instantly to video clips and other multimedia content. 

Usborne science encyclopedia with QR links

Usborne science encyclopedia with QR links

A comprehensive science reference book covering key topics from gravity, flight and floating to genes and DNA, with clearly written explanations and superb photographs and illustrations. QR codes for each topic provide instant access via a mobile phone or tablet to over 180 video clips of experiments, animals in their habitats and animated lessons that enhance the information in the book. Includes links to an additional 1000 recommended websites for further study and homework help via the Usborne Quicklinks website. With a glossary of 1,500 scientific terms, as well as key dates and biographies of scientists and inventors, and 140 simple experiments for children to try at home. An exciting reference book that will stimulate children’s curiosity and inspire the scientists of the future.


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A superb reference book, likely to encourage much happy browsing as well as to provide solid information to support school work. review of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia

100 Things to Know About Science

Packed with facts and colourful infographics on both familiar and less familiar topics from the Earth’s magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes. Includes internet links to specially selected websites where readers can discover even more surprising science facts. Find out more...

100 things to know about science
Will inspire a new generation of scientists. The Surrey Advertiser