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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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Politics for Beginners

Chosen as The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week in January 2018, Politics for Beginners is a fun and informative guide to all things politics.

Politics for beginners

Politics for beginners

An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government, and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations. Includes tips on how to argue and debate, a glossary, and links to specially selected websites with more information.

£9.99

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This entertaining book does an admirable job of explaining politics... An excellent trigger for debate. The Sunday Times (Children's Book of the Week)

Quicklinks for Politics for Beginners

Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to specially selected websites where you can find out more about politics, governments, elections and voting and take a virtual tour of the UK Parliament and the US White House.

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
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