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Usborne encyclopedias provide the essential information and general knowledge that children need to know, enhanced with links to websites that bring the information to life with video clips, virtual tours and games.

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Big picture book of general knowledge

Big picture book of general knowledge

When were the first fireworks made? How many satellites have been sent into space? And what does the word kimono mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this stunningly illustrated book, guaranteed to keep fact-loving, question-asking children entertained for hours on end. Includes internet links to websites to find out even more.

£12.99

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Big book of dinosaurs

Big book of dinosaurs

From the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus, children will love discovering the biggest and most powerful dinosaurs that ever walked the Earth (and some of the smallest too). Open the huge fold-out pages to show some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying dinosaurs with measurements and facts about when they lived.

£9.99

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Encyclopedias with QR links

These stimulating reference books are filled with accessible information and colourful photos and illustrations. QR links for each topic take you instantly to video clips and other multimedia content. 

Children's encyclopedia with QR links

Children's encyclopedia with QR links

An inspiring reference book for young readers to pore over, covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. Arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 colourful photos, illustrations and diagrams. QR codes provide instant access via a mobile phone or tablet to 150 video clips of animals, space, places round the world and more, which enhance the information in the book. An additional 650 internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks website take children to websites with online activities, games and further information.

£12.99

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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.

£16.99

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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. Lovereading4kids.co.uk review of the Usborne Science Encyclopedia

Lift-the-flap questions and answers

Children will love discovering the answers beneath the 50 flaps in each book, and there are internet links to find out more too.

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Inquisitive kids and puzzled parents alike will love Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers. curiousmum.co.uk
Everyone loves a quiz and each of these is virtually guaranteed to contain a question that will catch you out. LoveReading4Kids review of General knowledge quizzes