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.

STEM

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

100 things to know about space

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 


Activity Books

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Books with puzzles, books with optical illusions

Books with stickers, books to colour in!

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Dinosaurs!

On the 28 March 2017, the world’s largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres, was found in Kimberley, Western Australia. To celebrate this prehistoric anniversary, we thought we’d share our three favourite dinosaur books with you!

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