Big Subjects for Beginners - 5 book set

Louie Stowell, Rachel Firth, Alex Frith, Minna Lacey, Matthew Oldham, Rosie Hore, Lara Bryan, Eddie Reynolds, Rose Hall, Andrew Prentice and Jordan Akpojaro

Age: 8+

Special Price £24.95 Regular Price £49.95

Series: For Beginners

Big Subjects for Beginners - 5 book set

By: Louie Stowell, Rachel Firth, Alex Frith, Minna Lacey, Matthew Oldham, Rosie Hore, Lara Bryan, Eddie Reynolds, Rose Hall, Andrew Prentice, Jordan Akpojaro

Illustrated by Kellan Stover, Marco Bonatti, Federico Mariani

Series : For Beginners

Age 8+

Special Price £24.95 Regular Price £49.95
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A fabulous 5-book set of the Usborne For Beginners books, which tackle big subjects including politics and philosophy, and are suitable for children as well as adults. Do we have free will? Who decides what is legal? Can economics save the planet? The Big Subjects for Beginners boxed set answers these questions and more with the help of entertaining cartoons, comic strips and diagrams.

With Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more information too, this set is both a brilliant resource for secondary students choosing their subject options and a shelf essential for any enquiring minds who find themselves pondering the big questions about the world around them.

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*This special offer is not available in France, Italy or Spain due to fixed book price policy restrictions.

240 x 170mm
Multiple ISBN:
Key Stage:
KS2, KS3
Publication Date:
January 2021
Work Reference:
Louie Stowell
Louie Stowell has written dozens of non-fiction and stories for Usborne, on everything from space science and coding to the human body and politics. After working as an author/editor for Usborne, she went on to be an Editorial Director at Ladybird, Penguin Random House. She is author of the bestselling Loki novels.

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Rachel Firth
Rachel spent 11 years studying and teaching philosophy at the universities of London and Oxford before joining Usborne. Since then she has written books on subjects ranging from knights, to food, to philosophy, as well as retelling folk stories, and writing children's versions of numerous novels.

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Alex Frith
Alex Frith has been writing Usborne books since 2005. His diverse output covers such titles as 'See inside Your Head', 'Stories of Thor' and 'Politics for Beginners'. He has spoken at multiple festivals about his book '100 Things to Know About Space'. Alex can be found in London.

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Minna Lacey
Since joining Usborne, Minna has written books on everything from pirates and gladiators to jungles and oceans. She studied Maths and Philosophy at university and previously worked as a journalist and illustrator in London, Bogota and New York. In her spare time, she loves writing stories, drawing and playing the guitar.

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Matthew Oldham
Matthew writes books for Usborne about all sorts of subjects, including history, science and Planet Earth. Before he did this, he studied English at university and worked for the BBC where he made funny radio programmes. In his spare time he likes to ride his bike, visit all kinds of museums and read on his sofa as much as possible.

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Rosie Hore
Rosie studied Politics and International Relations at university and then went on to write books for Usborne. She now works at the Royal Academy of Arts, editing books about art (which often end up being about politics too).

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Lara Bryan
Lara has loved books since the days of being read bedtime stories by her Irish dad and French mum. At school she set up a secondhand bookshop called Books Change Lives, and went on to study English and Italian at Oxford University. After teaching in Italy and Myanmar, she got her dream job as a writer for Usborne Publishing. From explaining how economics works, to inventing boredom-busting activities, to telling a good dragon yarn, she's enjoyed every minute of the job.

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Eddie Reynolds
Eddie joined Usborne Publishing in 2017. Before that, he studied German and French at Cambridge University, then moved to Berlin after a short while teaching Ancient History at a school in Guangzhou, China. Now back in the UK, he writes books about all sorts, including computers, maps and engineering.

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Rose Hall
Rose grew up in Northumberland, studied Physiology at Oxford and looked after orphaned orangutans for a bit. She worked in the charity sector for ten years, writing about issues from renewable energy, to the safety of workers in Bangladesh. For Usborne, she's written books about engineering, business, computers and the environment.

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Jordan Akpojaro
After he completed childhood, Jordan spent time at Glasgow University studying philosophy, getting rained on and dreaming about eating freshly picked fruit. He has worked on books about philosophy, coding, maps and art.

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