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for curious minds

£6.99 | Age 9+ | 97405 (P)

Lucy is a fixer of broken things. But there’s one thing she can’t fix and that’s her unhappy mum. Until she comes up with an INCREDIBLE plan. Along with her best friend, Sandesh, Lucy is going to SMASH a world record because she’s convinced that Paul Castellini – Record Smashers TV host and all-time crooner – is the answer to her mum’s problems. But breaking a world record isn’t quite as easy as Lucy thought...

What is the Climate Crisis? Why is it happening? What can we do to reduce its impact? Combining diagrams and graphs with humorous comic strips, this book explains how we can make positive changes without getting overwhelmed by bad news.

£5.99 | Age 5+ | 98611 (P)

£6.99 | Age 6+ | 98322 (P)

£8.99 | Age 14+ | 95957 (P)

£9.99 | Age 5+ | 97399 (B)

From gladiators preparing for battle to citizens visiting a bath house, lift the flaps and peep through the beautifully laser-cut pages to find out all about life in Ancient Rome.

With simple line drawings and doodles for children to copy or continue in their own style, this mindful activity book helps young minds empty their worries onto the page in a calm and peaceful way.

£9.99 | Age 10+ | 97986 (H)

£9.99 | Age 8+ |95316 (H)

Do fish wear pyjamas? What’s the sound of an iceberg melting? Discover the answers to these questions and 98 more in this fascinating book that explores our planet’s seas and oceans.

Relax, slow down and banish little worries as you swoosh the paintbrush over the lines and watch woodland waterfalls, butterflies, clouds and more burst into glorious colour.

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, where a woman’s worth is tied to her purity. When Deka bleeds gold – the colour of impurity, of a demon – she faces eternal torture. She is saved by a mysterious woman who reveals the truth – Deka is an Alaki, a near-immortal with exceptional gifts. Her choice: fight for the Emperor with her kin, or be destroyed...

100 Things to Know Set

WAS: £29.97 NOW: £22.97 Age 9+ | 99992 (H)

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How many hearts does an octopus have? What did Neil Armstrong leave on the Moon? Why do we cry two types of tears? These sensational books combine bright, infographic-style illustrations with fascinating facts to spark the curiosity of young readers.

£12.99 | Age 7+ | 98965 (H)

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Featuring diverse, inspiring and empowering characters, each magical fairy tale in this enchanting book celebrates kindness, courage and the importance of being true to yourself.

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£12.99 | Age 6+ | 95058 (H)

£7.99 | Age 7+ | 94097 (P)

Enter a magical world where unicorns sleep under starry skies, graze in sunny meadows and fly around a majestic rainbow. With over 250 stickers, including 80 extraspecial sparkly stickers to decorate Boost your word-power and expand your the pages. general knowledge with this charmingly illustrated pocket-sized paperback containing over 100 crosswords.

£6.99 | Age 6+ | 96936 (P)

£6.99 | Age 6+ | 99187 (P)

Explore the amazing age of dinosaurs with this 300-piece jigsaw and richly detailed fold-out timeline. From the Triassic to the Cretaceous period, discover how big they were, what they ate, and other fascinating dinosaur facts!

A lovely project for all ages, these clever kits contain everything you need to embroider, frame and hang a fabulous flamingo or delightful llama design, including a 16-page book showing step-by-step instructions.

From creating stunning lettering and logos to designing gadgets, games, websites and more, aspiring designers will have hours of fun creating their own designs with this write-in activity book.

£6.99 | Age 6+ | 98539 (P)

Fold yourself a menagerie of colourful origami creatures – from birds and butterflies to dinosaurs and whales – by following the simple stepby-step instructions in this charming pull-out book.

£9.99 | Age 6+ | 98690 (J)

(P) £6.99 | Age 5+ | 97344, 97340

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£9.99 | Age 7+ | 95964, 95965 (P)

Simply brush water over the fascinating black-andwhite images of bug species from around the world and watch as the pages fill with colour – just like magic!

Puzzles, games and activities

Dress the sticker dollies as they flutter their way through fairyland and travel the world with their girl band in these sparkly new additions to the much-loved series.

What does that clock say? How do you simplify a fraction? Curious young minds can lift the flaps in this interactive pair to discover the answers to these questions and lots more.

When were the first fireworks made? What does the word ‘kimono’ mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this stunningly illustrated book.

£9.99 | Age 8+| 98331 (H)

£8.99 | Age 7+ | 98638 (P)

With 32 tear-off sheets to draw and doodle on, decorate and colour in, this large pad is jam-packed with activities to spark imaginations through creative play.

Bursting with inspiration for portraits, patterns, optical illusions and more, this imaginative compendium of drawing and painting ideas is sure to spark the creativity of every young reader.

WAS: £19.98 | NOW: £15.98 Age 7+ | 99991 (H)

£5.99 | Age 5+ | 98622 (P)

£9.99 | Age 6+ | 96890 (H)

Get creative

From brains and blood to senses and skin – children will love exploring the ins and outs of the human body with this fantastic interactive book that’s full of surprises.

Lift-the-flap set

From the senses to sleep, memories to making decisions, embark on a visually astonishing story into and through the brain in this fantastically fact-packed picture book.

Think like a mathematician by scribbling your way through this jam-packed activity book, creating your own currency, designing symmetrical shapes and creating maths magic tricks along the way.

£6.99 | Age 5+ | 98550 (P)

£9.99 | Age 5+ | 96888 (B)

Look through the trees, peep under the leaves and discover what’s hiding behind the bushes in this beautifully illustrated flap book that’s full of things to spot and facts to be enchanted by.

£9.99 | Age 5+ | 54947 (H)

Visit the Stone Age for a day in this lively comic strip and join a young girl as she goes hunting, makes her own stone tools, creates amazing cave art, and more.

How do you write a song? Can you play music in space? From hip hop tracks to film scores, discover amazing sounds, genres and instruments from around the world in this wonderful lift-the-flap book.

£9.99 | Age 7+ | 95994 (H)

Discover how computers work and what coding does in this fun, friendly guide to coding using the free ScratchJR app. Then follow the step-by-step instructions to code your own games and stories!

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£12.99 | Age 6+ | 91788 (H)

£7.99 | Age 7+ | 97711 (H)

£9.99 | Age 5+ | 94360 (H+S)

£9.99 | Age 5+ | 95996 (H)

Curious minds

From visual and verbal puzzles to word and action games, put your memory to the test with these fun-filled puzzles and games.

Blast off to outer space and crack an alien code, find a route through galaxy mazes and lots more in this thrill-packed collection of picture, word and number puzzles.


Reading Programme

£5.99 | Age 5+ | 96995, 97474 (P)

£5.99 | Age 5+ | 96979 (H) Becky and Josh are almost-twins, with two mums and the same anonymous donor dad. Josh can’t wait until he’s eighteen, the legal age he can finally contact his father. Becky can’t stop thinking about her friend, Carli. Becky and Josh both want their parents to be proud of them… but right now, they’re struggling to even accept themselves.

Complete Jane Austen

Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house – especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway! This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins.

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want? With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realises that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart.

Including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, this beautifully illustrated collection contains all of Jane Austen’s novels retold for younger readers along with notes on the characters and quotations from the original text.

Save £4 £7.99 £6.99 | Age 12+ | 92734 (P)

To celebrate World Book Day 2021, save £1 on this selection of gripping fiction reads!

£6.99 £5.99 | Age 9+ | 95741 (P)

£5.99 £4.99 | Age 7+ | 95952 (P)

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Ash Yang dreamed of being a starfighter pilot. But when she crashes out of her final test – literally – she somehow lands the most powerful job in the universe. As Guardian of the Infinity Files she must secretly planet-hop through the galaxies, stealing or returning the treasures that have the power to stop wars...or start them...

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Anisha is all set to become a (reluctant) bridesmaid at Aunty Bindi’s wedding... until a secret ransom note arrives. Bindi’s groom has been kidnapped and will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF! Can Anisha solve the mystery before the big family wedding of the year becomes a disaster?

When Mole pops his head out of the ground one fine, spring morning, his friend Rat introduces him to the world of the riverbank and the exuberant Mr. Toad… Kenneth Grahame's timeless tale is wonderfully recreated in this enchanting graphic novel.

WAS: £17.99 | NOW: £13.99 Age 8+ | 93814 (H)

£7.99 | Age 12+ | 97220 (P)

£7.99 | Age 12+ | 94064 (P)

Fifteen-year-old Sander wishes he was like everyone else. But he has Silver-Russell syndrome. It means he is smaller than all the other kids in school, a place where the biggest and loudest get all the attention. Like Niklas. But Sander is different in more ways than one. He notices things other people miss, and he’s noticed something about Niklas...

Graphic novels £9.99 | Age 8+ | 96886 (P)

Brave friends Patch, Wren and Barver are no strangers to danger. They take peril in their stride as they seek out their deadly foe – the evil Piper of Hamelyn. But trying to stop his quest for power may end in a battle that will tear the three young heroes’ world apart...

Join the Princess Dolls – Sophia, Meera and Olivia – on their latest sparkling adventures! Embark on a high-flying expedition to the Cloud Kingdom to help a princess with stage fright before zooming to the Snow Kingdom to find a missing Ice Diamond Tiara in these latest magical Sticker Dolly Stories.

A princess frees a prince from an iron stove after he was trapped there by a wicked witch. But no sooner has she freed him, than the witch appears and snatches the prince away! This fabulous Forgotten Fairy Tale has been specially retold for young readers.

£7.99 £6.99 | Age 9+ | 91500 (P)

A mysterious talking book is stealing words and causing chaos across the whole of the Impossible Places! The book must be returned to a city that’s been lost for thousands of years. But without a map to get there, Suzy and Wilmot’s journey plunges them into grave danger...

Desperate to become a shark caller, Blue Wing is instead charged with befriending infuriating newcomer Maple. At first they are angry and out of sync with the island and each other. But when the tide breathes the promise of treasure, can they overcome their differences and brave the deadliest shark in the ocean?

£6.99 | Age 9+ | 96624 (P)

£7.99 | Age 9+ | 94863 (P)

£7.99 | Age 9+ |94568 (P)

£7.99 | Age 9+ | 96684 (P)

Fantastic fiction

In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win. But in a land of monsters – human and reptilian – they can’t afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other...


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Join Poppy and Sam on Apple Tree Farm for a spot of counting practice! From one farmhouse and two tractors to nine frogs and ten bunnies, each beautifully illustrated scene is a fantastic way to practise first numbers.

What is the Climate Crisis? Why is it happening? What can we do to reduce its impact? Combining diagrams and graphs with humorous comic strips, this book explains how we can make positive changes without getting overwhelmed by bad news.

£5.99 | Age 3+ | 98229 (P)

£7.99 | Age 3+ | 97492 (B)

£9.99 | Age 10+ | 97986 (H)

£6.99 | Age 6+ | 98322 (P)

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With simple line drawings and doodles for children to copy or continue in their own style, this mindful activity book helps young minds empty their worries onto the page in a calm and peaceful way.

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Adder is all set to start her new job at Badger’s Cleaning Company. But when she climbs the ladder for the first time, she quickly finds she has no head for heights... This funny Phonics Reader is brilliant for engaging beginner readers.

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£7.99 | Age 9+ | 96684 (P)

We see dinosaurs everywhere – on TV, in books and printed on clothes – but what were they really like? With lots of exciting flaps to lift, this charming board book allows young readers to find out for themselves.

£7.99 | Age 3+ | 97987 (B)

£7.99 | Age 2+ | 98233 (B)

£6.99 | Age 6+ | 96936 (P) From visual and verbal puzzles to word and action games, put your memory to the test with these fun-filled puzzles and games.

Using word and picture recognition to introduce little learners to everyday words, this bright and vibrant book is fantastic for helping children to build their vocabulary and develop early reading skills.

Desperate to become a shark caller, Blue Wing is instead charged with befriending infuriating newcomer Maple. At first they are angry and out of sync with the island and each other. But when the tide breathes the promise of treasure, can they overcome their differences and brave the deadliest shark in the ocean?

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Spring Picks for curious minds – Spring leaflet 2021  

The new Usborne Books at Home and School leaflet for older children contains a selection of wonderful books to encourage reading for pleasur...

Spring Picks for curious minds – Spring leaflet 2021  

The new Usborne Books at Home and School leaflet for older children contains a selection of wonderful books to encourage reading for pleasur...