My Name is Sunshine Simpson

my name is sunshine simpson

Meet Sunshine Simpson – a brand-new best friend for 9+ readers! Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. Sunshine Simpson’s larger-than-life Grandad is always telling her to get out and find her own adventures, but unfortunately BAD LUCK has a habit of coming her way. Her new friend Evie is fast becoming a FRENEMY, her home […]

24 Hours in Space

24 hours in space

Join an astronaut for a day as she goes on her first ever spacewalk, and new crew members arrive. Find out how she trained for her mission and what it’s like living and working in space. How do you eat and drink at zero gravity? How do space toilets work? What are space suits designed […]

Look Inside: What Happens When You Eat

look inside what happens when you eat

From the very first bite, your food goes on an incredible journey inside you. Lift the flaps to find out what happens when you eat fat, sugar, carbohydrates and protein, and what vitamins and minerals do for you. With over 80 flaps to lift, advice on healthy eating and links to websites for more information.

The Song Walker

the song walker

The Song Walker is an extraordinary new story of friendship, discovery and courage from Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller which won the Wales Book of the Year and the Edward Stanford Children’s Travel Book of the Year 2022. When a young girl wakes up in the middle of the desert, she has no […]

Write Your Own Storybook

write your own storybook

A fantastic write-in book that helps children learn to write their own stories. Includes lots of different writing activities including a fictional school journal, writing a comic strip, and forming a story around a picture. Packed with writing tips and a ‘storywriting toolkit’ to inspire budding authors. Concealed spiral binding that allows the book to […]

Look Inside Our World

look inside our world

Take a trip around the world in this fascinating lift-the-flap book. With over 80 flaps to lift, intrepid explorers can discover our world, from the layers that make up planet Earth to the tiniest insects in the rainforest and the creatures who live at the very bottom of the sea. Includes pages about the hottest […]

365 Things to Make and Do

365 things to make and do

An amazing activity book containing an activity for every day of the year! Contains projects such as a flag chain, fabric collages, leaf printing, spoon-people, door signs, gift tags, dangly cowboys and many more things to make, draw and paint. Each activity is clearly explained in step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations. Includes a bonus activity […]

Peep Inside the Castle

peep inside the castle

Young children can explore a bustling medieval castle in this charming, lift-the-flap non-fiction book. Flaps and peep-through holes in the pages reveal a knight putting on his armour, castle guards counting the king’s treasure and a grand feast with the royal family. A lovely introduction to a popular historical subject for little children.

Twinkly, Twinkly Nativity

twinkly twinkly nativity

The ten twinkly lights in this beautifully illustrated book bring the story of the nativity to life for little children. From a shining angel to the sparkling star the wise men follow, the lights create a unique and enchanting retelling of the story of the very first Christmas.

Operation Nativity

operation nativity

When Oscar and Molly rush outside to investigate a crash in the night, they’re not expecting to find a dazed Angel Gabriel wandering around their grandparents’ back garden. And they’re certainly not expecting to find themselves in a race to save Christmas. But if they don’t track down a missing shepherd, wise man, donkey and […]

Can We Really Help the Bees?

Can we really help the bees?

The bees are in danger. They find a sparky bunch of kids to share their troubles with, and explain why there’s much more at stake than just honey. With entire food webs threatening to unravel, the kids begin to brainstorm… and come up with a brilliant PLAN. This delightful book weaves important information about pollination, […]

Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Racism

From ‘What’s wrong with the idea of ‘race’? and ‘Why is life harder for people with darker skin?’ to ‘Don’t ALL lives matter?’ and ‘What’s racism got to do with me?’ this book tackles powerful, pertinent questions in a direct, accessible and thought-provoking way. Discover why racism is everyone’s problem to solve, and how we […]

The War of the Worlds

Mysterious explosions on the surface of Mars signal the beginning of an alien invasion. Soon the ruthless creatures are terrorizing Earth with their unstoppable death rays. Can nothing prevent these merciless Martians from taking over the world? H.G. Wells’ classic story of Martian invasion, vividly retold for newly independent readers.

Look Inside: Space

Why do stars shine? And how was the moon made? Children can blast off into space with this fantastic interactive flap book revealing the secrets of the Universe. Vibrant illustrations and simple explanations combined with over 70 flaps to lift. Each double page covers a different topic, including ‘Glittering galaxies’, ‘On the Moon’ and ‘Space […]

See Inside Your Body

Fabulous flap book that reveals the inner workings of the human body. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams display all the major organs of the human body and are accompanied by witty, clear and informative text. Contains over fifty embedded flaps that children can lift to reveal extra detail.

Where the World Ends

where the world ends

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they’ve been abandoned – cold, starving and clinging to life, in […]

Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Racism

Lift the flap Questions and Answers about Racism

From ‘What’s wrong with the idea of ‘race’? and ‘Why is life harder for people with darker skin?’ to ‘Don’t ALL lives matter?’ and ‘What’s racism got to do with me?’ this book tackles powerful, pertinent questions in a direct, accessible and thought-provoking way. Discover why racism is everyone’s problem to solve, and how we […]

The Story of Pinocchio

Young children will love this charming retelling of the much-loved tale. The story of the wooden puppet that wants to be a real boy is brought to life in this classic picture book with stunning illustrations and simple text.

Furthermoor

The real world is a hostile place for twelve-year-old Bren, his schooldays stalked by vicious bully, Shaun, and his family life fractured at home. Ever since his sister Evie died in an accident, Bren’s only safe space is Furthermoor, an imagined world of mechanised trees and clockwork animals, where Evie is still alive. In Furthermoor, […]

The Book of Stolen Dreams

An exhilarating, awe-inspiring debut from a master storyteller writing for children for the first time, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Eva Ibbotson and His Dark Materials. When Rachel and Robert are passed a stolen book by their librarian father, they have to go on the run and protect it at all costs. With their […]

A Glasshouse of Stars

Meixing Lim and her family have arrived in the New Land to begin a New Life. Everything is scary and different. Their ever-changing house is confusing and she finds it hard to understand the other children at school. Yet in her magical glasshouse, with a strange black-and-white cat, Meixing finds a place to dream. But […]

24 Hours in the Stone Age

Join a young cave-dweller for a day, as she goes hunting, makes her own stone tools and creates amazing cave art. Learn all about the dangers of life in the Stone Age, what makes a good shelter and what edible plants can be gathered in the wild.

The Wind in the Willows: Graphic Novel

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 its most famous resident, the exuberant Mr. Toad. Mole soon finds himself caught up in Toad’s mischievous exploits, culminating in a battle for Toad Hall itself.

Spellstoppers

Welcome to Yowling – a secretive seaside village where magic is just one step away… Max has spent years thinking he is cursed, because whenever he touches anything electrical it explodes. But then he is sent to Yowling and discovers he is a Spellstopper, someone with the rare ability to drain dangerous build-ups of magic […]

Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief

Meet Alex Neptune, the boy with the power of the ocean in his hands – a brand-new hero for fans of Percy Jackson and Dragon Realm! For as long as Alex Neptune can remember, the ocean has been trying to kill him. So he’s not too happy when a bunch of sea creatures drag him […]

The Light Thieves

Clever, quirky and hugely imaginative, discover the eagerly anticipated new eco-adventure series from the bestselling author of A Place Called Perfect. Who would you trust to save the world…a boy or a billionaire? The earth has shifted on its axis and a mysterious dark mark has appeared on the sun – the whole world is […]

The Incredible Record Smashers

A record-smashing, feel-good adventure packed with heart, humour and Guinness World Records from Costa Award-shortlisted JENNY PEARSON, and Kid Normal illustrator Erica Salcedo 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, […]

The Castle of Tangled Magic

The magical bestselling adventure book by acclaimed author Sophie Anderson. Magic awaits, all you have to do is believe… When thirteen-year-old Olia, steps through a magical doorway, she discovers another land. A land tangled by magic, where hope is lost, and a scheming wizard holds all the power. Soon Olia learns that she is destined […]

Anisha Accidental Detective: School’s Cancelled!

“I’ve been working sooo hard with Milo and Govi to make our super-erupting volcano for the school science fair. I really thought we might win first prize – a trip to the National Space Centre. But now we’re in BIG trouble. One minute we were in the lab practising our science demo, and the next […]

The House of One Hundred Clocks

the house of one hundred clocks

From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets comes a thrilling new mystery filled with ticking secrets and gripping adventure, set against an Edwardian backdrop of invention and change. JUNE, 1905. Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men […]

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods

This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children turning grey and disappearing without a trace… Poppy and Erasmus are certain there’s something peculiar going on in Suds, and they’re determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the […]

A Darkness of Dragons

In a world of dragons, song-spells, pipers and battles… Patch Brightwater is in disgrace. Thrown in jail for playing a forbidden spell, he is no one’s idea of a hero. But then he discovers a deadly truth – the evil Piper of Hamelyn is on the loose. With the help of Wren, a girl cursed […]

Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy

My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I’ve decided I’m going to be a SUPERHERO. Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that’s good because my mum needs cheering up. Also, I’ve found out that before I was adopted my real mum […]

Anisha Accidental Detective

HELP! My super-dramatic Aunty Bindi is getting married tomorrow and she’s having a mega meltdown. But sssh! I’ve just found a ransom note, pushed through the letter box, saying Uncle Tony, Bindi’s husband-to-be, has been kidnapped, and will only be freed if the wedding is cancelled! I have to keep this a secret otherwise it’ll […]

Unipiggle: Camping Chaos

Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig! A madcap and much-loved adventure series for 6-8 year olds, perfectly bridging the gap from picture books to chapter books, from award-winning author-illustrator Hannah Shaw, filled with pictures in all the colours of the rainbow and interactive […]

The Garden of Lost Secrets

Secrets, mystery and bravery meet in this bestselling, gripping historical adventure, from critically-acclaimed Ann-Marie Howell. OCTOBER, 1916. Clara has been sent to stay with her aunt and uncle while England is at war. But when she reaches their cottage on an enormous country estate, Clara is plunged into a tangle of secrets… A dark, locked […]

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong. Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to […]

Cogheart

The first in the bestselling Cogheart Adventures series, where mayhem, murder and mystery meet in a gripping Victorian world of fantastical imagination. Some secrets change the world in a heartbeat. 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 from her? […]

The Train to Impossible Places

All aboard for the first journey in the bestselling Train to Impossible Places Adventures, with magic at every stop. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award and the IBW Book Awards, with dazzling illustrations from Flavia Sorrentino, join Suzy on this magical adventure, where the journey will never, ever take you […]

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble

Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER – we’re finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a real-life space engineer! My whole family wanted to tag along and visit a festival first, where this super-famous, mega-expensive diamond is on display. But guess what? The diamond […]

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Turn on your torches and join Aveline Jones! Aveline loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it belonged to a girl called Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to […]

The Thief Who Sang Storms

The hugely-anticipated, brand-new fairytale adventure from Sophie Anderson, the bestselling author of The House with Chicken Legs. The Island of Morovia is shaped like a broken heart. The humans live on one side of the island, and the alkonosts – the bird-people – live on the other. But it wasn’t always this way… Linnet wishes […]

Mystery of the Night Watchers

From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of One Hundred Clocks, A.M. Howell, comes a gripping new adventure filled with buried secrets and dark lies, set against the evocative backdrop of the Edwardian era. MAY, 1910 As the blazing Halley’s comet draws close to the earth, Nancy is uprooted […]

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers

From the bestselling and award-winning A.M. Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of One Hundred Clocks, comes a brand-new thrilling historical mystery of stolen treasure, friendship and deep courage set in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. February 1948. Ruth has been whisked off to the lonely Rook […]

The House With Chicken Legs

A breathtaking reimagining of the Russian fairy tale of Baba Yaga, The House with Chicken Legs is the award-winning, spellbinding story of one girl’s adventure to find her destiny. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted for Children’s Fiction Book of […]

Grandpa Frank’s Great Big Bucket List

From the bestselling queen of heart and humour, JENNY PEARSON, comes a great big soaring adventure about family and finding happiness. When Frank John Davenport inherits piles of money from a grandma he didn’t know he had, things take an unexpected turn… Because the money comes with STRICT instructions…and a NEW grandpa. Frank quickly compiles […]

Unipiggle

Meet the princess who loves breaking the rules and her Royal Unicorn, who happens to be a pig! A madcap new adventure series for 6-8 year olds, perfectly bridging the gap from picture books to chapter books, from award-winning author-illustrator Hannah Shaw, filled with pictures in all the colours of the rainbow and interactive extra […]

The Runaway Pancake

The classic story of The Runaway Pancake retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Accompanied by clear and delightful illustrations. Attractive hardback book with ribbon marker. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).

The Story of The Olympics

A brilliant introduction to the history of The Olympics, from the traditional games of Ancient Greece, to their revival by Pierre de Coubertin and the pomp and ceremony of the modern Games. Internet links to carefully selected websites allow children to access the very best sites to support this book and enhance their learning experience. […]

Kick

Winner of the Branford Boase Award. Budi’s plan is simple. He’s going to be a star. Budi’s going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes. But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most […]

The Usborne First Book Of Art

An inspiring and practical introduction to art and artists for young children, with full-colour reproductions of works by Turner, Monet, Singer Sargent, Delauney and other artists, and things to spot and think about in each of the artworks. Also includes simple art activities inspired by some of the artists’ methods and ideas.

Theatrical

Hope is happiest out of the spotlight, working backstage at her local theatre, so she can’t believe her luck when she lands a top internship on a major show. However, with a Hollywood star cast in the lead, and his young understudy upstaging Hope’s heart, she soon wishes life would stick to the script. Hope […]

Look Inside Football

This fun-filled book celebrates the world’s most popular sport played by women, men, boys and girls all over the world. Learn about the history of the game, how footballs are made, and how YOU can become a top professional player. Find out how your local club is run, visit a team’s training ground, and pick […]

Aliens Invaded My Talent Show!

Aliens Invaded My Talent Show

Eric Doomsday loves doing magic tricks. Even though his best friend, Vinnie Mumbles, thinks they’re great, they do always seem to go a bit… wrong. When some very important School Inspectors threaten to close down Eric’s school, his headmistress decides to put on a talent show. A talent show with Eric in it. And Eric’s […]

Can we really help the polar bears?

The Arctic ice is melting and the polar bears need our help. They come to Warmland to explain what’s really going wrong. Luckily they find a group of lively, sparky kids who jump into action and draw up a BRILLIANT PLAN.

Usborne Book of the Brain

This visually astonishing story takes children on a journey into and through the brain. Simple but beautifully illustrated metaphors explain the different jobs that our brains do, and how they use brain cells to accomplish them. From the senses to sleep, memories to making decisions, this book brings the wonder of brains and brain science […]

Meet the Twitches

Meet the Twitches

Meet the Twitches, four tiny rabbits who live inside a Teacup House. They belong to a girl called Stevie and she loves playing with them. But guess what? These toy rabbits have a secret. They come alive when Stevie isn’t looking! Open up the Teacup House – and meet four little rabbit heroes with big […]

All About Feelings

How are you feeling today? This fun, friendly and reassuring introduction to feelings is designed to help young children recognise, understand and name how they’re feeling and learn to talk about and manage their emotions in helpful ways.

Being Miss Nobody

Rosalind hates her new secondary school. She’s the weird girl who doesn’t talk. The Mute-ant. And it’s easy to pick on someone who can’t fight back. So Rosalind starts a blog – Miss Nobody; a place to speak up, a place where she has a voice. But there’s a problem… Is Miss Nobody becoming a […]

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Freddie Yates likes facts. Just not the one staring him in the face – that his secret plan is not, in fact, secret. Because Freddie’s journey wasn’t meant to involve Big Trev and the onion-eating competition or the loo-exploding pear-and-potato turnovers. And Freddie definitely didn’t expect to end up, with his two best friends, on […]

The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller

Dive beneath the waves with this spell-binding adventure of friendship, forgiveness and bravery, set on the shores of Papua New Guinea, perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell and Eva Ibbotson. “I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the magic and show me the ways.” Blue Wing is desperate to become a […]

Politics for Beginners

An informative guide to political systems, elections, voting and government and issues including feminism, human rights, freedom of speech and fake news, all explained with clear text and bright, infographic style illustrations. Includes tips on how to argue and debate, a glossary, and links to specially selected websites with more information.

Staying Safe Online

The internet is full of amazing possibilities but, just like the real world, there are a lot of potential dangers and difficulties too. You need to know what to watch out for and how to protect yourself. Whether you’re worried about oversharing on social media or coming across dangerous people, this guide gives you tips […]

How Big is a Million?

A million is a very big number. But exactly how big? Pipkin the penguin wants to know just that. The wonderful tale of a small penguin with a big heart on a journey to discover just how big a million really is. A special 1 x 1.5m fold-out poster at the end of the book […]

100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers & Coding

Did you know there’s a single spot on your brain that recognizes numbers? Or that the first computer bugs were actual insects and that most of the internet is under water? This fascinating book is filled with 100 fascinating facts, bright, infographic illustrations, a glossary and index, and links to specially selected websites to find […]

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Weather

What are rainbows made of? How hot is the sun? When do hurricanes happen? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating information book, with over 60 flaps to lift. There’s also a quiz, a make your own water cycle experiment, and Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more amazing […]

Peep Inside: Bug Homes

Come on a bug hunt in this little book and discover ants building their nest underground, bees making honey in their hive and a bug hotel where lots of creepy crawlies have found a home. With colourful illustrations, flaps to lift and holes to peep through, there’s so much to discover in this fascinating introduction […]

Lift-The-Flap Periodic Table

Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with […]

School’s Cancelled (Anisha, Accidental Detective)

“I’ve been working sooo hard with Milo and Govi to make our super-erupting volcano for the school science fair. I really thought we might win first prize – a trip to the National Space Centre. But now we’re in BIG trouble. One minute we were in the lab practising our science demo, and the next […]

How Your Body Works

Lift the flaps to uncover the amazing inner workings of your very own body – from your bones, blood and brain to the bacteria in your belly button. Discover what happens when you eat, how your senses work, what your heart and lungs do and lots more fascinating facts. With links to specially selected websites […]

What are Germs?

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. Written with advice from Public Health England.

Look Inside Seas and Oceans

Dive into the watery world beneath the waves in this beautifully illustrated information book, with over 50 flaps to lift. Explore coasts, coral reefs and mangrove forests, and find out what lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean. Includes Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more information, too.

Questions and Answers About Plastic

What’s plastic made of? How does it get into the ocean? Can we live without plastic? Learn all about plastic, recycling and how plastic affects the environment in this revealing book with over 60 flaps to lift. There are also tips on how we can make a difference, and Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites […]

Big Picture Atlas

A stunning atlas with 15 beautifully illustrated maps for children to pore over. Young explorers can discover the countries, continents, oceans, mountains and ice caps of our amazing planet and learn where different animals and people live. There are fascinating facts about each country, plus flags and capital cities and an index of place names.

See Inside: The History of Britain

With stunning illustrations and over 60 flaps to lift, children can explore plague-ridden London, the British Empire, a Victorian factory and other key events in Britain’s incredible history. Scenes include “The Middle Ages”, “Tudor Times” and “Britain at War”. A “Famous People” section at the back of the book features Britons of note such as […]

Planet Earth Mazes

Discover the wonders of life on Earth as you find your way through this selection of mazes. Each maze is more challenging than the last, from navigating rainforests and piles of recycling to climbing mountains and avoiding monsoons. A brilliant way to learn about our planet, with all the answers at the back of the […]

See Inside Castles

A humorous yet historically accurate look at life in a thirteenth century medieval castle. Inventive embedded flaps on page allow children to explore the hidden world of the castle. Young readers are taken on an exciting journey in which they encounter a magnificent banquet, a thrilling tournament and a dramatic siege. David Hancock’s bright, detailed […]

Look Inside a Castle

Lift the flaps to explore behind the scenes of a bustling medieval castle as Lord Robert and Lady Margaret hold a feast, watch a tournament and fight off fearsome enemies. Amid the hustle and bustle in the colourful illustrations, find flaps beneath flaps and many more surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained. Young readers can […]

A Visitor’s Guide to Ancient Greece

This humorous guide to Ancient Greece is crammed with information and advice for time-tourists. Each illustrated page is full of things to see and do, and there’s also quotations from notable Greeks, a glossary of new words, a timeline and more. A book for libraries and schools, with contents and index plus internet links to […]

Beowulf (Usborne)

Beowulf

The classic story fabulously illustrated and retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Fearsome monsters stalk the moors of ancient Denmark, murdering anyone they catch. But then a warrior comes from overseas. His name is Beowulf. He kills monsters… Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the […]