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Katie Daynes

  • 5 stars across 108 books
    Katie Daynes Biography
    Katie has been writing children's books for almost half her life. She specialises in non-fiction books and loves questioning the world from a child's point of view. Over the years she's developed some of Usborne bestselling series, including the See Inside books and Lift-the-flap Questions & Answers.

    Katie Daynes Facts
    When she's not writing, she likes drinking coffee, walking on the moors and playing competitive board games with her children.
    24th October 2016

    Lift-The-Flap Very First Questions & Answers: What is Poo?

    What is poo? Does everyone do it? And where does it all go? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers in this surp... More

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    28th December 2017

    What are Stars?

    They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one's the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious lit... More

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    21st August 2017

    What are Germs?

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    1st June 2016

    Where Do Babies Come From?

    A simple but effective lift-the-flap book that explains the facts of the life to young children with easy, comprehensibl... More

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    24th October 2016

    Lift-The-Flap Questions and Answers about Food

    This mouth-watering book answers all kinds of questions about food. With over 60 flaps to lift children can discover whi... More

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    25th January 2016

    Lift-The-Flap Questions and Answers About Space

    With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book answers questions such as "Where have people visited in space?", "What'... More

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    1st October 2012

    Lift the Flap Questions and Answers

    This is a beautiful board book, with over 60 flaps. It provides friendly, charming answers to challenging questions that... More

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    1st September 2015

    Lift The Flap Questions and Answers about our world

    An interactive board book with over 60 flaps, exploring all kinds of questions that young children ask about the world a... More

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    19th May 2014

    Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers About Animals

    Many children are fascinated by animals and this engaging flap book will answer lots of their questions. It features ent... More

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    1st September 2010

    The Enormous Turnip

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    1st November 2015

    What Makes it Rain?

    What makes it rain? How do rainbows appear? How hot is the sun? Why does lightning flash? Where does wind come from? You... More

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    1st October 2013

    Lift the Flap Questions and Answers about your Body

    Children are always asking questions and their bodies are an endless source of fascination to them. This quirkily illust... More

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    14th December 2014

    Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Dinosaurs

    If you know a child who is obsessed with dinosaurs and constantly asking about these amazing prehistoric creatures, this... More

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    21st September 2012

    The Little Mermaid

    An enchanting re-working of this classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, which tells the story of the beautiful mermaid... More

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    26th September 2008

    The Ant and the Grasshopper

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. It is a though... More

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    1st January 2009

    See Inside Castles with Sound Panel

    This classic flap book in the "See Inside" series is brought to life with a new sound panel. It offers a humorous yet hi... More

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    1st August 2013

    Look Inside a Farm

    This title is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps, spinning wheels and ... More

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    27th May 2005

    Marie Antoinette

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    19th December 2016

    Lift-The-Flap Questions and Answers about Science

    An interactive book with over 60 flaps revealing answers to all kinds of questions about science. Children can lift the ... More

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    1st July 2017

    Why Do We Need Bees?

    Why do we need bees? How do they make honey? And who's who in a beehive? Children can find the answers to these question... More

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    28th November 2008

    Flip Flap Farm

    Children can learn the mysteries of the farm with this wonderful and innovative new flap book. It is full of surprises t... More

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    31st May 2007

    Nelson Mandela

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    28th July 2006

    The Revealing Story Of Underwear

    A fascinating delve into the history of underwear, from the first medieval pants to rib-cracking corsets and petticoats ... More

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    1st May 2011

    The Story of Pinocchio

    The story of the wooden puppet that wants to be a real boy is brought to life in this classic picture book with stunning... More

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    1st January 2009

    Diwali

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    26th April 2012

    Romans

    This paperback edition includes a link to download a free audio version of the book read by Sir Tony Robinson. In S... More

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    1st September 2007

    Tom Thumb

    Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales... Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures... More

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    1st September 1991

    How Do Animals Talk?

    This book introduces young children to the mysteries of animal communication and behaviour through illustrations and tex... More

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    12th June 2009

    Romans

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    25th February 2006

    Hitler

    These are four new titles in this burgeoning series, providing a great introduction to the remarkable lives of important... More

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    30th June 2006

    The Little Mermaid

    The little mermaid lives at the bottom of the sea, where the water is as clear as glass and the sand as fine as powder. ... More

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    30th January 2009

    The Story of Rubbish

    This is a new edition to the classic title in "Young Reading Series Two", which is aimed at children whose reading abili... More

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    17th October 2006

    Farm Animals

    This exploration of farm animals is part of a series introducing children to the wonder of the world around them. It has... More

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    1st September 2011

    The Enormous Turnip: English Learner's Edition

    This is the classic story of "The Enormous Turnip" retold with simple text and delightful illustrations. When the farmer... More

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    1st July 2011

    Young Reading CD Packs: The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor

    A classic adventure story for children who have just started to read alone. Sinbad is the most fearless sailor on the se... More

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    29th June 2007

    Firefighters

    Fires, accidents, earthquakes and floods - firefighters are never far from danger. This thrilling book shows where they ... More

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    25th February 2006

    Winston Churchill

    These are four new titles in this burgeoning series, providing a great introduction to the remarkable lives of important... More

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    27th April 2007

    Sinbad The Sailor

    Sinbad is the most fearless sailor on the seven seas, facing trolls, giants, whales and wild storms on his adventures. B... More

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    1st July 2011

    First Reading Four: The Reluctant Dragon

    A humorous story for children just beginning to read. Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will... More

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    1st April 2013

    Easy French

    An introduction to French for English speakers of all ages. Easy phrases, useful vocabularly and simple grammar, accomp... More

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    25th February 2006

    The Fabulous Story Of Fashion

    A fantastic new gift edition in the "Usborne Young Reading" series, this is a title to treasure, published in foiled har... More

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    28th January 2006

    Jack And The Beanstalk

    The classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is humorously revisited in this retelling of the traditional fairytale. Writt... More

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    29th June 2007

    Beginners Trucks

    This exploration of trucks is part of a series introducing children to the wonder of the world around them. It has two r... More

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    30th June 2006

    Living In Space

    How do astronauts travel into space? Where do they live when they get there? What do they do all day? In this book you'l... More

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    26th August 2005

    The Little Mermaid

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    1st August 2015

    My First Story Writing Book

    A write-in book for complete beginners, who want to write stories but don't know where to start. Starting with easy word... More

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    24th November 2014

    See Inside Weather & Climate

    This is a lift-the-flap book that introduces readers to the science of weather. The work is filled with facts from how h... More

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    5th June 2013

    Anifeiliaid Fferm

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    26th November 2010

    Tryciau

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    26th November 2010

    Byw Yn y Gofod

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    12th May 2014

    Bywyd ar y Fferm

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    1st March 2011

    Racing Cars

    This is a brand new series on the world's most exciting vehicles, sure to appeal to boys of all ages and reading abiliti... More

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    27th November 2009

    1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

    From submersibles to squirrel fish, children will love finding all the things under the sea in a new edition of this pop... More

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    1st March 2013

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Meet the only dragon in the world who doesn't like fighting. His peaceful existence is about to be shattered by the bold... More

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    26th May 2006

    See Inside Ancient Rome

    Colourful scenes with over 50 flaps to lift reveal fascinating historical details of life in Ancient Rome. Bright, clear... More

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    27th August 2004

    Cleopatra

    This is a brand new series, bringing to life the fascinating lives of famous historical figures. Lively speech, gentle h... More

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    31st January 2008

    Vietnam War

    The history of the Vietnam War, from Vietnam's struggle for independence from the French to the protracted peace process... More

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    26th November 2010

    Rhufeiniaid

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    24th April 2009

    The Reluctant Dragon

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When a young b... More

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    24th March 2014

    Lots of Things to Spot at School

    The busy pages in this colourful book are bursting with things to spot and talk about, simple games and puzzles, and ove... More

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    27th July 2007

    The Story of Cars

    "Young Reading Series Two" is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence a... More

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    1st June 2013

    Animal Stories for Bedtime

    A collection of classic stories featuring a host of much-loved animal characters in a beautifully illustrated story book... More

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    28th May 2010

    See Inside: Houses Long Ago

    A fabulous flap book for older children showing the houses built by people around the world in different historical eras... More

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    30th November 2007

    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    A classic folktale retold with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading alone. Ali Baba has discover... More

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    1st January 1990

    The Elves and the Shoemaker

    This is the classic tale, as recorded by The Brothers Grimm, specially re-written for children starting to read on their... More

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    25th August 2006

    The Enormous Turnip

    Each title in this series is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is j... More

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    29th April 2005

    Hansel And Gretel

    A classic fairytale from the Brothers Grimm retold in a lively fashion. Cheerily illustrated throughout by Jan McCaffert... More

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    24th November 2006

    The Story of Chocolate

    The fascinating history of chocolate, from its origins in the rainforests of Central America to shops and factories ever... More

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    29th October 2004

    The Story Of Toilets, Telephones and Other Useful Inventions

    An amusing and informative history of the toilet, from cavemen's holes in the ground to Thomas Crapper's flushing toilet... More

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    24th September 2004

    Pinocchio

    'Only good sons have the chance of becoming real boys', warns the wise cricket. But, try as he might, Pinocchio the pupp... More

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    1st April 2016

    Icarus, The Boy Who Flew Too High

    A new addition to the Young Reading Series. Read the lengendary story of Icarus, an ambitious young man who always wan... More

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    27th July 2007

    See Inside Pirate Ships

    Venture onto the high seas in this illustrated book that explores the history of pirates from the days of the ancient Gr... More

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    2nd January 2008

    See Inside Planet Earth

    Delve deep into the mysteries of Earth's geography to reveal the hidden secrets of life on our planet. This title includ... More

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    27th July 2007

    See Inside London

    Delve deep under London's streets from the days when the Romans ruled through to the hustle and bustle of the modern-day... More

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    1st June 2016

    Lift-The-Flap Questions and Answers About Time

    A quirky lift-the-flap book that answers children's questions about time. A fun book to dip in and out of, this book i... More

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    1st August 2015

    Romans

    Who were the ancient Romans? Where did they go to eat, shop and wash? What did they do for fun? You'll find the answers ... More

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    1st July 2016

    Beginners Plus Racing Cars

    * A brand new series on the world's most exciting vehicles, sure to appeal to boys of all ages and reading abilities. *... More

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    28th October 2016

    Reading Planet - Time - Orange: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    28th October 2016

    Reading Planet - When Gran was a Girl - Orange: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    28th October 2016

    Reading Planet - Our World Picture Atlas - Orange: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    19th December 2016

    How Do I See?

    With lots of flaps to lift on every page, this informative book answers the questions that all young children have about... More

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    26th May 2017

    Reading Planet - Glass - Purple: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    26th May 2017

    Reading Planet - A Picture Guide to the UK - Purple: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of... More

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    1st July 2017

    Creative Writer's Handbook

    The latest in our creative writing series is a colourful and engaging reference book, rather than a write-in book, des... More

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    1st August 2017

    Lift-The-Flap Questions and Answers about Nature

    Why do spiders make webs? Where do clouds come from? And how many leaves does a tree have? Inquisitive young children ca... More

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    25th February 2005

    The Story of Cars [Book with CD]

    Recounts the fascinating story of the car, from the first disastrous design ideas to the streamlined models of today. Ag... More

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    28th April 2006

    Pinocchio

    These two titles from the hugely successful "Usborne Young Reading" series are each accompanied by a captivating CD or c... More

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    28th October 2005

    The Nursery Rhymes Treasury

    'Usborne Nursery Rhyme Treasury' contains a timeless and diverse collection of rhymes for parents and very young childre... More

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    1st September 2006

    Little Ballet Treasury

    Beginning with the first ballet lesson, readers are taken through the basic exercises and ballet steps. Chapters are inc... More

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    1st February 2018

    Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Long Ago

    Who built the Great Wall of China? Why did Egyptians make mummies? When did pirates roam the seas? Inquisitive young chi... More

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    28th January 2006

    The Stinking Story of Rubbish

    Two new and exciting non-fiction titles in the hugely successful "Usborne Young Reading" series, which aims to encourage... More

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    29th August 2003

    Aladdin and His Magical Lamp

    Aimed at children aged 6 and over, mainly Key Stage 1, this series provides stories for youngsters which are illustrated... More

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    29th November 2003

    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    The "Young Reading" series features full-colour illustrations on each double-page spread, which include cartoon speech b... More

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    5th April 2018

    My First Chess Book

    Meet the characters that make up a chess army and learn how to fight your first battle in this friendly introduction to ... More

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    4th April 2018

    Lift the Flap Questions & Answers About Art

    Answering fascinating and tricky artquestions - from What is art? to How do you make a bronze sculpture? -this latest ad... More

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    26th October 2018

    Reading Planet - Incredible Creatures from Greek Myths - Orange: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of e... More

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    26th October 2018

    Reading Planet - Teddy Bears - Yellow: Galaxy

    Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of e... More

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    2nd August 2018

    What is Sleep?

    What happens when you fall asleep? Why do we need sleep? And what are dreams? Curious little children can lift over 30 f... More

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    4th October 2018

    Why Does the Sun Shine?

    How does the sun help us? What's it made of? And where does the sun go at night? Discover the answers to these questions... More

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    26th April 2019

    Reading Planet - Big Beasts - Purple: Galaxy

    Which is the tallest animal, the biggest bird and the biggest reptile? Children can find out in this visual guide to r... More

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    26th April 2019

    Reading Planet - My How to Be Happy Scrapbook - Gold: Galaxy

    As part of a school project, Jo is recording ways to be happy and overcome stress and worry. Children can follow h... More

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    1st November 2018

    What is Snow?

    What's snow made of? Where can I find some? Where does snow go? Wrap up warm - it's time to find out! Curious little chi... More

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    10th January 2019

    Look Inside a Hospital

    Look Inside a Hospital is a fabulous addition to the Look Inside series, a fascinating insight into what really goes on ... More

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    4th April 2019

    Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Weather

    Where does weather comes from? Can it really rain cats and dogs? What are rainbows made of? These are just some of the 6... More

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    11th July 2019

    What are Feelings?

    This thoughtful book explores happiness, sadness, anger, fear and worry in a friendly and approachable way. Adorable ani... More

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    13th June 2019

    What is the Moon?

    Explore the magic and mystery of the moon, from why it changes shape and what makes it shine to how astronauts managed t... More

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