Get to know some of your favourite heroes and celebrities on FIRST NAMES terms! These are fun, lively and highly illustrated biographies that introduce you to some truly amazing individuals, who lived truly incredible lives.
Helps you discover the infamous beasts and magical monsters that dwell in mythology. This title reveals a world of mythology and magic. It helps you discover the tales and amazing worlds that these beasts and monsters inhabit, from Grendel's attack on Beowulf to Aztec legends and the fall of Atlantis.
First published in 1977, this cult classic has been reissued for a new generation of ghost-hunters. This book is for anyone who has shivered at shadowy figures in the dark, heard strange sounds in the night or felt the presence of a mysterious `something' from the unknown.
Taking inspiration from the author's brilliant characters, fire your imagination and get your creative juices flowing with this boredom-busting activity journal, and complete with space to record your ideas every day.
All the foul facts about the Vile Victorians are ready to uncover, including the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and how stag hunting took place in Paddington Station. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
This large-format poster book lets you decorate your walls with images from Katie Scott's Botanicum. Featuring plantlife of all kinds, from right around the world, it's a stunning celebration of all things botanical.
This festive activity book for little children is full of Christmas scenes to decorate. Dress the dolls for a Christmas market, ice skating, building a snowman and lots more. With over 200 reusable stickers of festive outfits and Christmas decorations, and a fold-out back cover so you can put spare stickers there while you dress the dolls.
100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography in a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.
Introduces your child to the most powerful, complicated computer network that exists - their brain. From what the different parts of the brain do and why it changes at different stages in a person's life, to why sleep is so important for us, this title helps you uncover the secrets of your inner world in detail.
Enables you to reduce the stress of studying science and help your children with their homework. This title covers the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics. It includes a glossary of key science terms and symbols.
Packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn, this book uncovers the amazing things your brain does while you are awake and asleep.
Looks at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. This title shows how theories developed after Darwin, with modern scientists revealing the secrets of genes and DNA and showing what lies in the future.
What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? In this title, the author takes kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive. Packed with colourful images, facts and stats, it introduces the features and characteristics of the six main kingdoms of life.
Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps.
How are plants and animals related? What is the Universe made of? And just what is the big secret behind it all? Find out all about the mysteries which scientists have been exploring for thousands of years.
Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Suitable for school projects, this book helps you find out the answers to these and many more questions. It introduces young readers to the wonders of science. It comes with simple text, photographs and illustrations, fun science activities and exciting recommended Web sites.
Introduces children to the world of science. This title contains 57 activities including bubbling wizard's brew, magic flowers, panpipe straws, a spinning paper helicopter and a light catcher. It is presented with over 850 colourful stickers to decorate the projects with.
Explore science in a fun new way, with a different activity or experiment for every day of the year. Hands-on science to fascinate children, with often surprising results. Will inspire the scientists of the future. Further resources are available online via the Usborne Quicklinks website.
A flap book that introduces the world of science in a simple way for younger readers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps. It features basic science topics from how plants grow to astronomy and forces. Each double-page includes simple practical experiments for children to try themselves.
Features photographs that reveal the secrets of the micro world, from algae to atoms, dust to DNA and flies' eyes to flu viruses. This title offers practical information on buying and taking care of microscopes, and over 20 step-by-step projects for use with your own microscope.
Containing 100 stimulating and absorbing experiments, this innovative book brings a fresh and exciting approach to the practical world of science, combining creative arts and crafts activities with the basics of physics, chemistry and biology.
An introduction to physical geography including information on the climate, volcanoes, erosion, the weather, ecosystems and humans. It is illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams that can capture the imagination of young readers. It also comes with internet links to recommended websites with maps, quizzes, games and homework information.
Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, 'infographics' style, with snippets of information about all aspects of science from particle physics to genes and DNA.
This handy book contains 50 stimulating activities - make your own foaming monsters, hanging crystals, kaleidoscopes and more. A fresh approach to the practical world of science, combining creative craft activities with the basics of physics, chemistry and biology. These are accompanied by illustrated, step-by-step instructions for each activity.
A comprehensive science reference book covering key topics from particle physics to genes and DNA, with clearly written explanations and superb photographs and illustrations. QR codes for each topic provide instant access, via a mobile device, to over 180 video clips of experiments and animated lessons that enhance the information in the book.
Here is a book that teaches children (and big kids alike) how to make their own robots! This is a fun-filled activity book that contains twenty different robotic projects, each beautifully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, covering all things robotic.
Teaches kids everything they would want to know about the exciting world of science. With key curriculum information, this book is packed with fun facts, quizzes, photography. It also introduces all the key topics for age 6+ readers covering everything from light and electricity, to animals and parts of the body.
A brightly illustrated introduction to science which supports teaching in primary schools. Includes a section on 'what is science?' as well information about living things, materials, forces, light, sound and electriciy, space, and scientific investigations.
An introduction to the human body and how it works. It explores from allergies and brain waves to x-rays and zits. It allows readers to look at scans of the inside the human body, take a 3-D tour of the brain, make an edible model of a DNA molecule, and more.
Children are always asking questions and their bodies are an endless source of fascination to them. This illustrated book has lots of answers and will engross curious children. It includes answers to intriguing questions such as How do I smell things? What makes me burp? Why do I need to wash my hands? Why is blood red?
This classic Usborne book has been enjoyed by three generations since its first publication in 1975. It has now been completely reillustrated by the original artist, Colin King, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing. It covers all the basics of human biology in a fun and informative way.
Open up the huge fold-out pages of this vividly illustrated book to discover the remarkable ways the human body works. Explore a giant skeleton, learn how your heart pumps blood, find out what's inside your head and see what happens to the food you eat. A fun and engaging introduction to a UK National Curriculum subject.
A new science dictionary ideal for students and parents alike. Full of clear, straightforward explanations of the key terms and concepts from KS2 and up, with hundreds of useful examples and illustrations. Follows the success of the Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary.