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Rob Lloyd Jones

  • 5 stars across 68 books
    Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up – he wanted to be Indiana Jones! So he studied Egyptology and archaeology, and went on expeditions to strange places. But all he found were interesting stories, so he decided to write them down.  Rob has won a string of awards, including the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, The Phoenix Book Award and the Sussex Children’s Book Award.
    1st March 2018

    Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God

    TREASURE HUNTER, TOMB ROBBER, TROUBLE MAKER Jake Atlas and his family are on the run, hunted by international police wh... More

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    5th January 2017

    Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake

    Jake Atlas - tomb robber, treasure hunter, troublemaker! When Jake's parents vanish, Jake and his sister team up with ... More

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    1st July 2016

    See Inside World of Shakespeare

    Travel back 400 years to visit rowdy playhouses and royal palaces and discover Shakespeare's tales of doomed princes and... More

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    1st April 2016

    Shakespeare Sticker Book

    A zany new sticker book which allows children to tread the boards and learn about William Shakespeare with these hilario... More

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    1st September 2012

    Look Inside Space

    This is a great fun flap book packed with interesting information about space, and the amazing things that float through... More

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    21st September 2012

    Little Red Riding Hood

    A beloved fairy tale, retold for young children in classic picture book format. Arriving at Granny's cottage, Little Red... More

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    1st June 2011

    See Inside Second World War

    This is a brilliant historical addition to the "See Inside" series, looking closely at the vehicles and major events tha... More

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    1st July 2016

    The Elves and the Shoemaker

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

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    11th August 2011

    The Jungle Book

    Stage adaptation of the classic tale with songs and original music by Conor Mitchell. In this theatrical version of the ... More

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    6th June 2013

    Noah's Ark

    The simple language and vibrant colours of this new edition of Lucy Cousins's beloved Noah's Ark breathe fresh life into... More

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    1st August 2011

    Illustrated Robin Hood

    This is a fantastic storybook, containing two specially extended titles from the "Young Reading" series, "The Story of R... More

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    1st June 2013

    See Inside First World War

    This is a fascinating flap book packed with essential information about the First World War, from the start of the confl... More

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    27th July 2007

    The Story of Spying

    This is a new title in the Usborne Young Reading Programme Series Three, which is aimed at children whose reading abilit... More

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    24th April 2009

    The Tortoise and the Eagle

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

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    4th April 2013

    Wild Boy

    A fiendishly pacy mystery-adventure story for 9+ readers, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London.BEHOLD... More

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    5th December 2013

    The jungle book

    Rudyard Kipling's beloved adventure stories, set in the Indian jungle, have captivated children for over a century. With... More

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    1st August 2016

    Ancient Egypt Picture Book

    * A stunning picture book, packed with information about Ancient Egypt. The reader can discover all about life in Anci... More

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    24th April 2017

    Look Inside a Building Site

    Aspiring builders and engineers can get stuck into this action packed lift-the flap book to see a new house being buil... More

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    2nd January 2018

    The Black Death

    In October 1347, a terrible plague reached Europe from Asia. Seven years later, around half of the continent was dead. T... More

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    28th December 2017

    History of the World in 100 Pictures

    Discover how great empires rose, famous battles were won, and how artists, inventors, scientists and explorers changed o... More

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    1st April 2010

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'We said there warn't no home like a ... More

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    11th July 2013

    Cars

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    18th May 2017

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Rather than be 'sivilized' by the Widow Douglas, Huckleberry Finn - the grubby but good-natured son of a local drunk -... More

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    1st March 2018

    Moonfleet

    A tale of smuggling set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset. Everyone in the tiny village of Moonflee... More

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    1st September 2010

    See Inside: The Noisy Middle Ages

    A fabulously informative flap book for older children showing what life was like in the 14th century with stunning illus... More

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    1st April 2007

    1001 Pirate Things to Spot

    Young children will immerse themselves in the swashbuckling world of the pirates in this new addition to the immensely p... More

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    1st November 2012

    Young Reading Level 3: Kidnapped

    Sold into slavery by his greedy uncle, David Balfour's only hope of escape is by siding with the outlaw Alan Breck. Foll... More

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    26th January 2007

    The Story Of Football

    A lively and engaging history of "the beautiful game". Tells the story of football, from its beginnings in the Roman Arm... More

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    1st October 2011

    Perseus and the Gorgon

    A brand new retelling of the Greek myth, "Perseus and the Gorgon". Perseus is determined to rescue Andromeda, even thoug... More

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    30th April 2010

    The Story of Robin Hood

    The mysterious outlaw Robin Hood has captivated imaginations for centuries. Now this beautifully illustrated book brings... More

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    1st October 2015

    Ancient Egypt Sticker Book

    Delve into the past with this sopisticated sticker book, packed with over 120 stickers of monuments, objects and artefac... More

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    25th November 2013

    Look Inside Sports

    A fun flap book that shows young children what goes on at major sporting events and introduces them to a range of differ... More

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    31st May 2007

    The Story of Islam

    Traces the story of Islam from the life and deeds of Mohammad, his successors and the spread of Islam across the globe, ... More

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    1st October 2014

    Story of London Sticker Book

    An informative sticker book charting the colourful history of one of the most exciting cities in the world, with over 10... More

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    4th January 2011

    Crusade

    Robert: Left on the steps of a church as a baby, Robert was often hungry but never stole food like the other orphans in ... More

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    22nd February 2016

    The Story Of London

    Children can follow the story of London as it grew from the Roman town of Londinium, survived the plagues and fires of t... More

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    31st May 2007

    The Story of Pirates

    Each book in this series is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more... More

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    19th May 2014

    Look Inside Mummies and Pyramids

    A lift-the-flap information book for young readers which explores life in ancient Egypt, in particular the rituals that ... More

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    4th June 2015

    Wild Boy and the Black Terror

    The second in a series of pacy, mystery-adventure stories, set in the seamy, smoggy underworld of Victorian London. A n... More

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    26th October 2012

    See Inside Ancient World

    A fascinating flap book packed with interesting information about the Ancient World, from the dawn of civilization in An... More

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    1st November 2013

    Look Inside Things That Go

    Lift the many flaps in this sturdy, interactive thin board book to discover what happens inside boats, bikes, planes, ca... More

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    1st June 2014

    See Inside History of Britain

    With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift, children can explore plague-ridden London, the British Empire, a ... More

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    26th September 2009

    Beowulf

    This is the classic story written over a thousand years ago and retold for children ready to tackle longer and more comp... More

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    29th May 2009

    See Inside The Middle Ages

    This is a fabulous flap book for older children showing what life was like in the 14th century. Stunning illustrations a... More

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    1st June 2012

    Look Inside Cars

    This is a fascinating flap book packed with interesting information about cars, from how the first automobiles were inve... More

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    1st June 2012

    Story of London Sticker Book

    This book presents the colourful history of one of the most exciting cities in the world, told over 15 double page sprea... More

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    24th March 2014

    1001 Pirate Things to Spot Sticker Book

    An interactive sticker book full of busy, illustrated scenes depicting life on the ocean waves. Items to spot within the... More

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    1st February 2012

    Ancient Egypt Sticker Book

    This is a stunning sticker book, packed with information about Ancient Egypt, and over 100 stickers. The reader can disc... More

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    24th March 2014

    See Inside Great Cities

    A fabulous lift-the-flap book for older children showing the varied and vibrant lives of the world's greatest cities. Li... More

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    1st December 2012

    Robin Hood [Book with CD]

    An exciting story from the legend of Robin Hood, retold for English Language Learners. When Much Middleton's father is a... More

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    23rd May 2016

    My Big Picture Book of London

    Discover the many exciting sights of the London Landscape. Learn about the history, the culture and the people through... More

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    1st March 2013

    Look Inside an Airport

    Airports are thrilling and fascinating places for children, full of unusual equipment, strange machines and - of course ... More

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    25th April 2008

    Robin Hood

    This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is b... More

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    1st April 2011

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", based on the tales of England's most famous outlaw and part of the Us... 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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    28th May 2010

    50 Things to Spot in London

    A pack of pocket-sized cards to help recognise and learn about fifty of London's famous landmarks. Each card has a detai... More

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    1st September 2016

    The Elves and the Shoemaker

    Who keeps helping the old shoemaker and making such wonderful shoes while he sleeps? And how can the shoemaker repay the... More

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    19th September 2016

    The Gunpowder Plot

    On November 4th 1606, a traitor was caught beneath the Houses of Parliament with a plot to kill the king. This is the ex... More

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    20th February 2017

    Story of London Picture Book

    This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of London's turbulent past from Roman times to the present. Pictures o... More

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    1st August 2017

    Why the Kangaroo Jumps

    Once, the kangaroo couldn't jump. Find out how that changed in this lively tale adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling's Ju... More

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    1st September 2017

    History of the World in 100 Stickers

    A beautifully illustrated sticker book tracing the entire history of the world, from Stone Age paintings to the computer... More

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    27th March 2018

    Look Inside How Things Work

    A fascinating flap book packed with interesting information about how lots of things work. Discover the inner workings o... More

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    7th February 2019

    Little Transfer Book Pirates

    This exciting little book provides full-colour scenes ready to be decorated with rub-down transfers and pages to colour ... More

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    10th January 2019

    See Inside Ancient China

    A fascinating flap book packed with interesting information about Ancient China, from the earliest civilisation to the M... More

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    1st April 2019

    Jake Atlas and the Quest for the Crystal Mountain

    TREASURE HUNTER, TOMB ROBBER, TROUBLEMAKER Jake Atlas and his family are searching for the fifth emerald tablet that wi... More

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