Books

These are some of the books I have available, for free delivery in Geneva.

As I am slowly trying to clear out the Usborne stock and move towards book reviews and tips, I won’t be placing orders for single Usborne books at a time. I can place personal/group Usborne orders for you if the order is more than CHF100 , as anything below this would not make any financial sense (I get charged quite high delivery costs). If you have queries, please don’t feel shy about asking, I will try my best to help you out!

Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

Early introduction of books to babies will help to boost a yearning for reading. 

When looking for baby books, try to get books with different textures, sounds, finishes and movement. Your baby will learn through touching, hearing and seeing. Bright colours and hard wearing board are key elements for baby books! 

Baby’s Very First Fingertrail PlayBook – Cats And Dogs

Suitable for Ages 0+, Hardback with flaps to lift and different textures

A lovely first book to share and talk about with a baby, full of friendly cats and dogs to meet, textured fingertrails to follow and colourful flaps to lift. Babies can trace the curl of a cat’s tail, peek inside the kennel to find who’s hiding inside and look through the cut-out holes to see who’s on the next page.

Are You There Little Bunny

Suitable for Ages 6m+, Boardbook

Little bunny is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting a badger, chick and other animals as they search for the elusive little bunny. A lovely Easter gift for a baby or toddler, sure to be read many times.

Baby’s Very First Noisy Book – Farm

Suitable for Ages 10m+, Hardback with Soundboard

  • A delightfully musical sound book, specially designed for sharing together with babies.
  • Press the buttons to hear the tunes and animal noises for each picture, including cows in the field, ducks in the pond, a tractor chugging along and clucking chickens.
  • With bold illustrations and tabs to easily locate their favourite picture, little children will enjoy singing along with the tunes and mimicking the animal sounds.
“A lovely musical sound book for the very young.”
Progressive Preschool Magazine

 

 

Baby’s Very First Bus Book

Suitable for Ages 1year +, Hardback with Moving Wooden Wheels

Shaped like a bus, this chunky board book has working wheels and delightful illustrations showing Elephant, Monkey, Mouse, Panda and Baby Bear waiting for the bus, then climbing aboard to go to the funfair. Babies will love spotting all the animals on the bus, spinning the wheels, and pushing the bus along to the funfair themselves!

Peep Inside the Garden

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback, Lift the Flaps, Cut outs

  • A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life… Peep inside to see what you can find.
  • A beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book for very little children with lots of flaps to lift, holes to peep through and animals and insects to spot.
  • Children can peek at the insects buzzing beneath flower petals, spot a sleepy toad hiding in a logpile and lift a lily pad in the pond to uncover lots of tiny baby newts!
  • A charming introduction to the world around us for very young children

Story Time

10 Ten-Minute Stories

Suitable for Ages 4+, Padded Hardback, 256 Pages

A sorcerer’s apprentice, a flying horse and a magical firebird are just some of the characters in this collection of tales from all over the world, along with more familiar faces such as Dick Whittington and Pinocchio. Each beautifully illustrated story in this hardback book takes just ten minutes to read – perfect for dipping into at bedtime.

“Destined to become a family favourite.”
Lancashire Evening Post

 

 

Picture Books

These beautifully illustrated picture books include fairy tales and classic stories, that provide an engaging way for young children to learn about the world.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Suitable for Ages 2+, Paperback

The Secret Garden

Suitable for Ages 3+, Paperback, Beautiful watercolour illustrations


 

First Readers & Young Readers

These are books that could be read as picture books to very young children (between ages 2 years and 4 years), and could be used for independent reading from age 4+. The image to text ratio aids in understanding the story, while still trying to enable your child to put the pieces together. 

First Readers are much simpler with less words per page (about 2 sentences), whereas Young Readers have paragraphs on each page. 

First Readers

The Magic Porridge Pot

The Old Steam Train

Run, Rabbit, Run

Magic Melon

How Bear Lost His Tale

The Enormous Turnip

Suitable for Ages 2+ for story time and for 4+ for Independent Reading, Hardcover with Ribbon Bookmark

 

First Readers Usborne Farmyard Tales (Only CHF5 Each)

Suitable for Ages 2+, Paperback, A5 (pocket Size)

Follow the Farmyard Adventures and find out what the animals and kids are up to! A series of easy to read, simple and entertaining stories, young children will love finding out what happens in each story. 

Young Readers

Rapunzel

The Story of Toilets, Telephones and Other Useful Innovations

The Burglar’s Breakfast

Aesop’s Fables

Suitable for Ages 2+ for story time and for 4+ for Independent Reading, Hardcover with Ribbon Bookmark

 

Fiction

The Hound of The Baskervilles- Sherlock Holmes

Suitable for Ages 7+, Hardback, Graphic Novel

A graphic novel retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic thriller. Sir Charles Baskerville’s mysterious death is a case for the world’s greatest detective – Sherlock Holmes. Was Sir Charles a victim of the family curse? Holmes and Watson must use all their skill and courage when they encounter the terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles…

 

Compton Valance – The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe

Suitable for Ages 8+, Paperback, with Graphics

When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world’s first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old, cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the Universe.

But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their efforts on perfecting a formula for the world’s first pair of custard trousers?

Things are about to get totally scrambled for Compton Valance.

 

A Boy Called Hope

Suitable for Ages 9+, Paperback

I’m Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true.

For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year.

I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting.

I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet.

And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.

“This book totally blew me away. I love it. It’s the best new voice I have read in ages.”
Cathy Cassidy, author

 

“Lovely, heartwarming, funny read. I laughed out loud, and I may have shed a tear or two.”
Michelle Harrison, author

 

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

Suitable for Ages 9+, Paperback

Becket Rumsey is all at sea.

His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they’ve left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what’s going on – it’s a mystery.

So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery. It’s not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are?

An extraordinary story of courage, dreams and finding your way, from the bestselling author of A Boy Called Hope.

 

It Only Happens in the Movies

Suitable for Ages 14+

Bad boys turned good, kisses in the rain, climbing through bedroom windows… It only happens in the movies.

When Audrey meets Harry, it’s the start of a truly cinematic romance – or is it?

Audrey knows that Harry is every movie cliché rolled into one. But she still chooses to let him into her heart…

“Holly Bourne is something special, she’s got it.”
Patrick Ness

 

“Sharp, honest and laugh-out-loud funny, Holly Bourne’s radiant novel offers a welcome twist on a regular YA romance.”
iBooks – Books We’re Loving This Month for October 2017

Orphan, Monster, Spy

Suitable for Ages 14+

A teenage spy. A Nazi boarding school. The performance of a lifetime.

Sarah has played many roles – but now she faces her most challenging of all. Because there’s only one way for a Jewish orphan spy to survive at a school for the Nazi elite. And that’s to become a monster like them.

Survive. Deceive. Resist.

They think she is just a little girl. But she is the weapon they never saw coming… with a mission to destroy them all.

“Deeply disturbing and chillingly good.”
Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity

 

“a pulse-pounding, pitch-black Nazi espionage thriller… Killeen sets a cracking pace – and pulls off the risks he takes with breathtaking panache.”
Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

 

Am I Normal Yet

Suitable for Ages 14+

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left to tick off her list…

But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?

“A brutal and brilliant takedown of how we talk about mental illness, feminism, and friendship.”
The Guardian

 


STEM

All the basics to get a good grounding on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

100 Things To Know About Space (Sold Out)

Suitable for Ages 9+, Hardback

A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017.

“Any aspiring astronauts could definitely benefit from having this in their collection.”
How It Works magazine

 

100 Things To Know About Food

Suitable for Ages 9+, Hardback

This informative book is filled with 100 fascinating facts about food, from how to grow a burger in a laboratory to how many bees it takes to fill an orchard with apples. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, plus internet links to specially selected websites for more information.

100 Things To Know About Science (Sold Out)

Suitable for Ages 8+, Hardback

  • An engaging and accessible introduction with information on exactly 100 science topics that will fascinate and inspire children – and adults too.
  • Packed with facts and colourful infographics on both familiar and less familiar topics from the Earth’s magnetic poles to spider venom and black holes.
  • A brilliant and wide-ranging introduction to an important school subject – and essential for general knowledge too.
  • Includes internet links to specially selected websites where readers can discover even more surprising science facts.
“Will inspire a new generation of scientists.”
The Surrey Advertiser

 

100 Things To Know About the Human Body (Sold out)

Suitable for Ages 9+, Hardback

Did you know you cry two types of tears? And up to 30 trillion red blood cells pass through your heart in a minute? With colourful, infographic-style illustrations this informative book is packed with surprising facts and useful information on exactly 100 topics about the human body. A useful reference book for home, school and general knowledge quizzes.

Winner – Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2017 – Learning & Development

365 Science Activities (Sold Out)

Suitable for Age 6+, Hardback with Spiral Binding

  • There’s a new scientific discovery to be made each day of the year in this inspiring book full of easy and exciting experiments.
  • Why is bread full of holes? What does DNA look like? How are rainbows made? Children can find out the answers to all of these questions themselves through the simple experiments in this book.
  • Activities include splitting light into different colours using glass and white paper, making food for birds and insects and watching cells shrink and grow by placing carrots in salty water.
  • Includes Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites with more information and experiments.

Drones (Sold Out)

Suitable for Ages 7+, Beginners Plus, Flexi

What are drones? How do they fly? Could a drone space rover reveal the secrets of distant planets? How can a fire-rescue drone save lives? This fascinating introduction to drones has simple text, colourful illustrations and detailed photographs, with internet links to carefully selected websites with video clips and more information.

Artificial Intelligence

Suitable for Ages 7+, Early Readers, Paperback

How can engineers teach a robot to think? Will machines ever be smarter than humans? With simple text, diagrams, comic strip stories and stunning photographs, this introduction to AI uncovers how intelligent machines can explore space, play games, create works of art, help surgeons and the armed forces, and lots more. Perfect for reluctant readers.

Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers About Science (Sold Out)

Suitable for Ages 5+, Hardback

An interactive book with over 60 flaps revealing answers to all kinds of questions about science. Children can lift the flaps to discover the answers to questions such as How do bodies grow? Why do astronauts float? Where does lightning strike? and lots more. Includes links to carefully selected websites with even more answers to simple science questions.

 


Curious Minds

If your child is always asking “Why?” or “How”, then this section is for you!

A wide range of books, packed with information, to help answer all the questions your child  may have. Some of them have interactive Lift The Flaps, and some have links to websites for further learning. 

On The Moon

Suitable for Ages 18m+, Paperback

 

This captivating tale lets young children glimpse what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the moon and look back at Earth. Combining illustrations by Benji Davies and real photographs of the moon, this picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. 

Penguins

Suitable for Ages 4+, Hardcover

  • Where do penguins live? What do they eat and how do they catch their food? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book.
  • Illustrated with stunning photographs and illustrations accompanied by short, informative text developed with reading experts.
  • Includes carefully selected internet links to exciting websites about penguins.

 

Eggs and Chicks

Suitable for Ages 4+, Hardback

  • Which bird lays the biggest egg in the world and how do tiny chicks learn to fly? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book.
  • Illustrated with fabulous photos and artwork.
  • Easy-to-read text specially written with the help of a reading expert.
  • Internet links to carefully selected websites with pictures, information and activities.

Volcanoes

Suitable for Ages 4+, Hardback

  • Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
  • Vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, accompanied by short, informative text.
  • Developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • Carefully selected Internet links to exciting websites to find out more.
  • Great reading practice for children who prefer fact to fiction.

How Do I See?

Suitable for Ages 4+, Hardback, Lift The Flaps

With lots of flaps to lift on every page, this informative book answers the questions that all young children have about their senses. Each page asks a different question, such as ‘How do I taste things?’, ‘How do I see?’ and ‘How do I hear?’. A wonderful introduction to the senses for inquisitive young minds.

What Are Germs?

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback, Lift The Flaps

What are germs? How do they spread? And how do medicines help? Curious young children can take a closer look at those mischievous, microscopic bacteria and viruses in this fascinating introduction to germs and hygiene, with 30 flaps to lift and tips on hand-washing and staying healthy.

“With STEM subjects being all the rage right now, you are giving your budding doctor or researcher a little head start.”
Books With Baby blog

 

 

Why Do We Need Bees?

Suitable for Ages 4+, Hardback, Lift The Flaps

Why do we need bees? How do they make honey? And who’s who in a beehive? Children can find the answers to these questions and many more in this informative lift-the-flap book. With colourful illustrations, simple text and chunky flaps to lift, young children can discover lots of amazing facts about bees and why they need our help.

 

What is Poo?

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback, Lift The Flaps

Gold Winner – Made for Mums Awards 2017

Silver Winner – Junior Design Awards 2017

What is poo? Does everyone do it? And where does it all go? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers in this surprisingly charming book, and discover how much poo an elephant does, and what you can do with poo… There’s even a Who did these poos? quiz. A very informative little book!

“A fun, hilarious and gentle way to teach your child about their bodies.”
Made for Mums

 

 

How Do Flowers Grow

Suitable for Ages 4+, Hardback, Lift The Flaps

  • How do flowers grow? Where do seeds come from? Why do leaves fall? Little children can find out the answers to these questions and more in this beautifully illustrated lift-the-flap book.
  • Each page asks a different question, such as “Why do plants have flowers?” The colourful illustrations, large and simple text and chunky flaps reveal the answers.
  • Children can discover a bee’s favourite flower, see inside a spiky conker shell and see how trees lose their leaves in winter.
  • A brilliant introduction to nature and science for curious young minds.
“Exquisitely illustrated, a delight to look at.”
The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2016 judges

 

 

My Very First Long Ago Book

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback

What was it like to live in Ancient Egypt? Why did people build castles? When was toilet paper invented? With lots to talk about on every page, and links to websites with videos and activities, this book is packed with fascinating facts about life from the Stone Age to Victorian Britain, including the Romans, Tang China, the Maya, and Vikings.

A Short History of The World

Suitable for Ages 8+, Hardback

Friends, Romans, citizens of the world – do you want to take a fast-paced trip through time? All of human history is here, from hunter-gatherers in the Ice Age to technological innovators in modern times. With bitesize narrative accounts, lively illustrations, timelines, maps and links to specially selected websites to bring history alive.

 

A B C GENEVA / A B C De Geneve

By now you would have heard of Olga Sokolik’s Kid Friendly City Guide to Geneva. If you haven’t, click here for the review that I wrote about it. 


Activity Books

Books for travelling, books for indoors

Books with puzzles, books with optical illusions

Books with stickers, books to colour in!

We have  you covered!

My Very First Book of Things to Spot

Suitable for Ages 6m+, Board Book

  • A look-and-talk book for very young children, with simple, bright illustrations and lots to see and spot on every page.
  • Children can spot starfish at the beach and shells under the sea, as well as a whole host of robots, cars, flowers and friendly animals.
  • Perfect for sharing with little children and will help them learn new words and develop vital pre-reading skills.

Lots of Things To Spot At The Shops

Suitable for Ages 3+, Paperback with 270 stickers

A gorgeously illustrated look-and-talk book that lets children explore the shops and stalls of a bustling town. Each page has a new activity, from spotting animals, toys and tasty treats at the fair to colouring in the toy shop or navigating a supermarket maze. There are 270 stickers to add too, of animals, shops and lots more.

 

Little Children’s Activity Book

Suitable for Ages 4+, Paperback with stickers

  • A fun book full of puzzles, spot the difference, colouring activities and lots more to keep children busy.
  • Little children can help bees find their favourite flower, draw frogs on a lily pad, colour decorations for delicious cupcakes, find a path through the clouds for a hot-air balloon and lots more.
  • With four pages of stickers to add to the activities.
  • Perfect for dipping in and out of whether at home, on holiday, or out and about.
“Full of fun activities and stickers!”
Laurenade blog

 

 

Little Children’s Rainy Day Activity Book

Suitable for Ages 4+, Paperback with stickers
 
  • A colourful, write-in activity book packed with mazes, word searches, picture puzzles, colouring-in, dot-to-dot and spot-the-difference puzzles.
  • Activities include spotting the difference between robots, drawing a gang of monsters, adding stickers to a medieval castle to complete the picture, and lots more.
  • With four pages of stickers, plus answers to all the puzzles at the back of the book.
  • Not just for rainy days, this book will keep children busy during quiet times, journeys and holidays too.

 

100 Things To Do On A Journey

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback, A5

A pocket-sized paperback stuffed with puzzles, games, quizzes and drawings to keep children entertained on journeys and quiet times. Includes write-in, travel-themed activities such as matching helicopters and doodling cable cars, plus quizzes, riddles and spotting games to involve the whole family. A must-pack for any holiday!

“Any car or plane journey with children can feel as if it’s lasting a lifetime, but this book can minimise the pain… All you’ll need is a pencil.”
The Sunday Mirror

 

Around The World Mazes

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback

Travel from the Amazon and the Antarctic to the Himalayas and Hollywood with this entertaining selection of mazes from across the globe. Each maze is more challenging than the last, from taking a ramble in Rio de Janeiro to touring the Norwegian fjiords or finding your way in a Moroccan market. All the answers are at the back of the book.

Fairy Ponies Colouring In Book

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback

  • Explore the magical world of the fairy ponies with Holly and her best pony-friend Puck, in this enchanting colouring book set on Fairy Pony Island.
  • Full of beautiful scenes including a picnic by the Singing River, a visit to the grand Summer Palace of the Pony Queen and a day out at the Rainbow Races, the biggest event on Pony Island.
  • With a map of Fairy Pony Island to colour and a page introducing all the fairy ponies, including the beautiful Pony Queen, Willow the enchanted unicorn, wise old Izagard and evil Shadow.

Sticker Dolly Dressing – Holiday & Travel 

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback with over 700 stickers

  • Dress the dolls as they travel all over the world. Choose their outfits and accessories for diving in tropical oceans, skiing down mountains, going on safari, sight-seeing in San Francisco and lots more.
  • Includes over sixty dollies to dress using over 700 colourful stickers, including travel extras such as special equipment, scenery and even animals.
  • There are hours of fun to be had with this brilliant holiday collection of two popular titles from the Sticker Dolly Dressing series – Sticker Dolly Dressing Holiday and Sticker Dolly Dressing Travel.
“The joy of picking clothes to suit the girls and learning their individual style kept me busy for well over an hour, doing a page or two at a time.”
Nayu’s Reading Corner

 

 

Fairytale Things To Make and Do

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback with over 250 stickers
  • This book is brimming with sparkly craft ideas inspired by much-loved fairytales, sure to enchant children.
  • Follow the simple steps to enter the wonderful world of fairytales, including making a magic wand, a princess tiara, a gingerbread house collage and even a frog prince.
  • Every activity is clearly and imaginatively illustrated in fabulous fairytale style, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • With over 250 stickers to add the finishing touches to the fairytale creations.

Dinosaur Things To Make and Do

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback with over 400 stickers

  • Seventeen simple and fun dinosaur-themed activities, with over 400 prehistoric stickers to decorate the projects.
  • Activities include a cardboard stand-up stegosaurus, hatching tissue paper dinosaur eggs and a spiky dinosaur collage.
  • Each activity is clearly illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Recycling Things To Make and Do

Suitable for Ages 5+, Paperback

  • Twenty earth and pocket-friendly projects including cardboard tube people, plastic bag beads and paper gift-bags, all made by recycling materials found at home.
  • Contains tips on safely recycling materials including how to strip a plastic wire, paint over patterned cardboard and cut a cardboard tube.
  • Illustrated with clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

Funny Faces Sticker Book (Only CHF 5)

Suitable for Ages 6+, Paperback, Mini 

This fun-filled little book has lots of stickers of noses, mouths, ears and eyes to complete the funny faces pictures. You decide what everyone looks like! Part of a range of mini paperbacks perfect for journeys, rainy days and party bags.

“Rainy days, travel, school holidays or simply a day out… grab a handful of Usborne Minis and boredom will be banished in an instant!”
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

 

 

 

Colouring Book Unicorns with Rub Down Transfers (Only CHF5,50)

Suitable for Ages 6+, Paperback, With Rub Down transfers, Mini 
This pocket-sized activity book is full of enchanting scenes to colour and bring to life using the transfers provided. Each page has unicorns, plants and animals to colour, and there are transfers of unicorns, rainbows, flowers and more to add to the busy pages. Part of a range of mini paperbacks perfect for journeys, rainy days and party bags.
 

Colouring Book Christmas with Rub Down Transfers (Only CHF5,50)

Suitable for Ages 6+, Paperback, With Rub Down transfers, Mini 
A festive activity book full of enchanting scenes to colour and bring to life using the transfers provided. Scenes include carol singers, a Christmas tree and Santa’s sleigh, and there are dozens of transfers of snowmen, gifts and decorations to add to the busy pages. Part of a range of pocket-sized paperbacks that make perfect stocking fillers.
 

100 Pterosaurs to Fold and Fly

Suitable for Ages 6+, Paperback
Bring ancient flying creatures back to life with this pad of pterosaur-themed paper gliders, including 100 tear-out sheets to fold into some of the strangest and most fearsome reptiles ever to take flight. Includes detailed folding instructions for four flight designs, plus tips on launching, flying and looking after your paper pterosaurs.

Novelty Books

That’s Not My Penguin with Plush Toy

Suitable for Ages 6m+, Board Book with different textures + Soft Toy

A gorgeous gift pack featuring the award-winning touchy-feely book That’s not my penguin… with a delightful penguin soft toy. There are five cool penguins to meet in the book, with fuzzy tummies, shiny beaks and silky heads – plus a sixth penguin for little ones to cuddle while they listen to the book read aloud. The perfect gift for baby.

That’s Not My… Height Chart and Book

Suitable for Ages 6m+, Board Book with Height Chart and stickers

 

This height chart comes with a board book about big and little that’s full of much-loved That’s not my… animals. Duck is smaller than Fox, but who’s the tallest of all? An excellent gift for any child’s bedroom or nursery, this has stickers for an adult to add as the child grows, and is tall enough to measure the whole family (even grown-ups!)

Beauty and the Beast Book & Puzzle

Suitable for Ages 3+, Book + 30 piece puzzle

A beautiful 30-piece jigsaw and Beauty and the Beast picture book, both illustrated by Victor Tavares. Presented in a sturdy, attractive box, the book and puzzle set makes a lovely gift and a wonderful way for children to enjoy this much-loved fairytale. The large jigsaw pieces are ideal for little hands and the completed puzzle is 35 x 35cm.

 

Pull Back Busy Train Book

Suitable for Ages 3+, Boardbook, tracks and pullback train

 

  • Little children will love to watch the train as it whizzes around the tracks in this delightful interactive book.
  • Colourful scenes with embedded tracks provide lots to see and talk about as the train begins its busy morning at the station, before zooming though tunnels, out into the countryside and over a viaduct before reaching its destination.
  • A wonderful gift to be shared together again and again, perfect for young train lovers.

 

Wind Up Racing Cars

Suitable for ages 3+, Board Book with 2 racing cars and tracks

 

  • An action-packed book with two wind-up model racing cars to race against each other on the tracks embedded in the thick card pages.
  • With fun facts about racing cars and pit stops and the world of racing.
“All the thrills and spills of the Grand Prix are in this book!”
Warwick Books

 


Coding for Beginners

Absolute necessity for budding coders! Simple, easy and lots of Fun!

Coding for Beginners Using Scratch

Suitable for Ages 7+, Hardback

This friendly book covers the basics of Scratch coding, with step-by-step instructions showing children how to use code to create games and animations, from racing cars to virtual pets. Scratch is one of the most popular programs used in UK primary schools on the National Curriculum, and this book covers sprites, sounds, debugging and more.

“An accessible introduction.”
The Guardian

Coding for Beginners Using Python

Suitable for Ages 8+, Hardback

A beginner’s guide to coding using Python, one of the most popular computer languages. Step-by-step instructions show how to get started and write a simple program. New commands are introduced with examples and colourful pictures so by the end of the book, readers can code games, drawings and more. Includes extra help and downloads online.

Lift-the-flap Computers and Coding

Suitable for Ages 7+, Boardbook

  • A colourful and friendly introduction that explains what goes on inside computers, how coding works and how computers talk to each other across the internet.
  • Flaps to lift on every page show how computers “think”, while activities such as counting in binary and matching numbers to colours explain how they store data.
  • The principles of coding, from simple commands to algorithms, are explained with a treasure hunt game and puzzles, and there are examples of simple programs in the coding language Scratch™.
  • Includes internet links to specially selected websites where children can discover more coding ideas, tips and games.
  • Computer coding is now a compulsory topic on the UK National Curriculum for primary schools, and children learn to create and debug simple programs at Key Stage 1.

Experiences

This section helps readers process experiences, like what happens when they go to school, what is mental health, what is happening to my body etc. These books are aimed to educate and alleviate stress when these hard to answer questions arise. 

Going To School

Suitable for Ages 2+, Paperback

A simple and friendly story introducing Polly and Percy to school. Follow them from when they wake up to the activities they do at school, to help introduce your child to what it would be like to go to school. 

 

What’s Happening To Me (Boys)

Suitable for Age 9+, Paperback

With bright, cartoon-style illustrations and clear diagrams this sensitive, detailed and informative guide explains male puberty in a reassuring and friendly way. It tackles everything from physical and hormonal changes to emotional upheaval. Ideal for libraries and schools, the contents and index pages make key topics easy to find.

“Look no further: the What’s Happening to Me? books are nothing short of brilliant.”
John Dabell, TES Magazine

 

 

Looking After Your Mental Health

Suitable for Ages 9+, Paperback

We talk about our physical health – but not so much about how we’re feeling. With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.

“This book empowers youngsters with honest advice about ways of looking after their mental health in a fast-moving world.”
Sharon Jones, City Kids Magazine

 

 


Skills/Education

All You Need To Know Before You Start School

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback

Join five animal friends as they start school in this delightful introduction to the school day, from getting dressed in the morning to home time. Charming illustrations describe the school day and some of the early years concepts children will learn, including colours, numbers and counting, getting dressed, seasons and more.

Mrs Molly’s School of Manners

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback

A charmingly illustrated picture book about a little raccoon called Algernon and his extraordinary day at Miss Molly’s school. Algernon’s manners are bad at first… but lessons in the Sharing Studio and Listening Carefully Lab, lunchtime in the Dining Hall, the Library’s lovely language books and Good Sports Day soon have a transformative effect.

Big Book of French Words

Suitable for Ages 3+, Hardback

  • A large format board book for young children learning French, with illustrations of 1000 everyday words and pictures, arranged thematically.
  • An excellent vocabulary-builder for young children, with lots of things to spot and talk about to practise their French.
  • With a pronunciation guide at the Usborne Quicklinks website where children can listen to all the French words.

Lift The Flap Measuring Things

Suitable for Ages 7+, Hardback, Over 150 Flaps to Lift

Master all kinds of measuring with this lift-the-flap introduction to time, speed, length, temperature and more. There are speeds to calculate, thermometers to read, and lengths to measure using the handy pop-out ruler included in the book. An engaging introduction to a key early learning concept, with internet links to find out more.

 

Junior Illustrated English Dictionary

Suitable for Ages 7+, Paperback, 352 pages

A great dictionary for home and school, with over 6,000 words carefully defined in simple language and over 650 colourful illustrations. Clearly displayed and easy to navigate, with example sentences to show words in context, spelling tips and information about word families and origins, plus grammar and punctuation help at the back of the book.

 

 

 


 

 


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