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Books for Classical Conversations Cycle 2

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Classical Conversations is a wonderful, hands-on curriculum for children when they are in community. But for during the week, when you want to dig deeper into the grammar and memorization, these books from PaperPie, home of Usborne Books, will help your child to make the topics come alive in an exciting and invigorating way! Listed below are books for Geography, History (Medieval thru Modern), Science (Ecology & Astronomy), STEM, Math, Art, & Music!

 

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Here is our list of Usborne and Kane Miller books for Classical Conversations Cycle 2!

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Geography:

Geography Encyclopedia with Complete World Atlas: This newly updated book will introduce you to the whole field of geography, from rocks and their formation, the Solar System, weather and climates, and oceans, to human settlements, population trends, diverse ecosystems and environmental concerns.

Big Picture Atlas: A wonderfully big picture atlas for children to learn the basis of world geography.

Children’s Picture Atlas: This beautifully illustrated picture atlas takes children on a magical journey around the world.

Lift the Flap Picture Atlas: Our wonderful planet is full of beautiful buildings, exotic animals and fabulous sights to see. To find out where in the world they are, explore the maps and lift the flaps in this delightful atlas.

The World Atlas & Jigsaw Puzzle: Pore over each of the world’s continents with this entertaining atlas and sturdy, 300-piece jigsaw, with hundreds of animals, landmarks, and attractions to spot and talk about.

Look Inside Our World: This non-fiction lift-the-flap book features bold illustrations, simple explanations to complex questions and over 60 flaps to lift.

My First Reference About Our Wold: An informative, first non-fiction book that helps young children learn about the fundamentals of geography, including a range of different habitats and the animals that live there, the weather system and how it works, and the basic geography of continents, land and water.

My Very First Our World Book: This is non-fiction for very young children who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about our world – anything from geography and geology to its place in the universe.

Wonders of our World: Journey across our world to explore natural and man-made marvels. Peer inside ancient buildings, climb mighty mountains, dive under the surface of the sea, and much more when you shine a light behind the page and see…

Lift the Flap Questions and Answers About our World: Includes a full map of the world, and answers many questions such as – Where do the Sun & Moon go? What makes the wind blow and volcanoes erupt? How many countries and languages are there? Why is the Earth round and the sky blue? Do all plants have flowers and all rivers flow to the sea? Which is the biggest ocean and the brightest star?

100 Things to Know About Planet Earth: What are phantom islands? How did the Black Death cause an ice age? How could graffiti save endangered tortoises? Find the answers to these questions and 97 more in this bold, graphic, and exciting book, full of amazing things to know about Planet Earth.

The Big Picture Book of Planet Earth: This book will take young readers on a spectacular journey around the world, from the highest mountain peaks to the very bottom of the ocean.

Planet Earth: What makes Planet Earth so special? It’s the only planet to have anything living on it for a start. But it also has fiery volcanoes, magnificent mountains, scorching deserts and icy landscapes. Find out all about it in this fantastic book.

Secrets of Our Earth: In Secrets of Our Earth, we’ll journey to the polar lands, dive beneath the ocean waves and explore rain forests and deserts to see the wonders of our beautiful planet.

History

Where’s Will?: Spot William Shakespeare and a selection of his colorful characters from 10 of his best-loved plays!

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare: From lively comedy to dark tragedy, with clowns, witches and a doomed romance, this wonderful collection has six of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

World of Shakespeare Reference Book: Explore the life and times of one of the greatest writers the world has ever seen in this wonderful, interactive introduction to his works.

The World of Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s world was full of danger, excitement and change. Elizabethan London was filthy, crowded, crime-ridden, hazardous, thrilling and inspiring. 

Complete Shakespeare: Discover or rediscover the fantastic stories from Shakespeare plays with this complete book!

Quotes from Shakespeare: A large-format coloring/poster book featuring insightful selections from Shakespeare’s best-loved plays and sonnets to color and keep.

See Inside the World of Shakespeare: A fun new lift-the-flap book revealing fascinating facts about the world Shakespeare created.

Shakespeare Collection Box Set: A beautiful collection of five hardback books with stories taken from Shakespeare’s most popular plays. 

Hamlet: Shakespeare’s classic tragedy retold as a graphic novel. When Prince Hamlet learns that his uncle murdered his father, he sets on a path of bloody revenge.

Complete Dickens: A comprehensive and remarkable collection of retellings of all the major novels and some novellas too!

Medieval World: From the big battles to kings and warriors, from peasants to palaces, this lavishly illustrated book is crammed with essential information about the medieval world.

Medieval Messenger: A fresh and light-hearted look at Europe in the Middle Ages, cleverly disguised as a tabloid newspaper.

Castles: Who lived in a castle and what was it like? In this book, you’ll find the answers and lots more about the wonderful world of castles.

Little Children’s Knights and Castles Activity Book: This fantastic activity book is packed with things to do, so just grab a pen and have fun!

The World Wars: The two world wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 cast a malevolent shadow over the entire 20th century.

The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank: Forced into hiding at the age of thirteen, her diary reveals what life was like for her and her Jewish family during the Second World War, and continues to inspire people all over the world.

Vintage Fashion Coloring Book: Filled with gorgeous gowns, and stylish accessories to color, this sophisticated coloring book provides a concise introduction to the history of vintage fashion.

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing Country Estate & 1900-1920 Fashion: Discover the elegant fashions people wore a hundred years ago in this beautiful sticker book. 

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing Country Estate & 1920s Fashion: Revel in the nostalgia of the Edwardian and 1920s fashion eras in this beautiful historical sticker book.

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing Wartime Fashion: A fascinating look at the distinctive “make do and mend” fashions that developed out of necessity during the Second World War.

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing Hollywood & Golden Age of Glamour: Discover the fashions of the 1930s by dressing the dolls in historically-accurate outfits.

Historical Sticker Dolly Dressing 1960s Fashion: During the ’60s, hemlines rose and pop music and the space race provided inspiration for fashion designers who used modern, synthetic fabrics. Informative notes, photographs and sketches explain each ‘look’ and add historical context.

Encyclopedia of World History: This newly updated book will introduce you to world history, from prehistoric times to the start of the 21st century.

Timelines of World History: Discover the history of the world thanks to this detailed book with lots of timelines to help children understand the chronology of world history.

A Short History of the World: Learn the essential dates and stories that have left a mark on the world with this narrative-led History book.

Flags of the World to Color: Learn the flags of all the countries in the world by coloring them in, thanks to this educational coloring book!

Flags of the World: Book & Jigsaw Puzzle:

History of the World in 100 Pictures: A new way of looking at History through a hundred pictures, this title will give young and older readers alike an overview of the most defining moments of World History.

100 Things to Know About History: An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn about world history.

See Inside Exploration & Discovery: Set off into the unknown with explorers through the ages.

See Inside Great Cities: Whoosh around the globe to explore soaring skyscrapers, elegant cathedrals, leafy parks and bustling shopping streets.

Time Traveler: Discover what life was really like in this action-packed adventure through history.

Beginners History Box Set: Ancient Greeks, Castles, Celts, Digging Up the Past, Egyptians, Iron Age, Maya, Romans, Stone Age, and Vikings.

Children’s World Cookbook: More than forty simple recipes from around the world, with information about traditional dishes of different countries and their ingredients.

Illustrated Fables Around the World: An illustrated collection of myths from all over the world, all retold specially for young readers and beautifully illustrated. 

Stories from Around the World: Traditional stories from all around the world are gathered here in this magical collection.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World: In this book you will find dolls from different countries in the world.

Clothes and Fashion to Color: Filled with gorgeous gowns, fabulous frocks and stylish accessories to color, this book provides a wonderful introduction to the history of fashion.

Science

Science Encyclopedia: You will find the whole field of science from physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, Earth sciences and astronomy to new fields such a genetic engineering, nanotechnology, telecommunications and the preservation of planet Earth

Illustrated Dictionary of Biology: This is the ideal reference companion for students of biology and an essential study guide for examination candidates.

The Biology of Bananas: Get ready to play (and learn!) with your food! Discover the truth about yeast, learn how to count calories, conduct experiments with rubbery eggs, and more.

How Do Flowers Grow?: A great introduction to one of the fundamental themes of biology, perfect for curious young minds.

What Makes it Rain?: What makes it rain? How hot is the sun? Where does wind come from? Find out in this beautifully illustrated flap book.

Gardening for Beginners: This delightful book is packed with simple and straightforward growing projects specially chosen for beginner gardeners.

Look Inside Nature: An inspiring book that explores the wonders of nature, with gorgeous illustrations and ingenious flaps.

Secrets of the Vegetable Garden Shine-A-Light Book: Hold a page up to the light to reveal what is hidden in and around the vegetable garden, and discover a small world of great surprises.

Woodland Book: Discover your inner explorer with this fascinating introduction to the wildlife, plants, history and magic surrounding woodlands.

Outdoor Book: This book has lots and lots of activities to do outdoors, wherever you are or whatever the weather – by the sea or on a riverbank, in the woods, in your garden, when it’s sunny or raining, or even at night.

Flowers Young Beginners Book: Beginners Flowers is part of an exciting reading series for young children, with lots of pictures and very simple, easy-to-follow text.

How Flowers Grow Beginners Book: How do flowers grow in dry deserts? How do animals help to spread seeds? Which flower smells like rotting meat? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more about how flowers grow.

My First Reference Book About How Things Grow: How do peanuts grow? Where do seeds come from? Which flowers bloom in the Spring? Find out in this charming book and have fun doing quizzes and puzzles.

100 Things To Know About Space: Space is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. 

Lift the Flap Questions and Answers About Space: Many children are fascinated by space and the universe, and this engaging flap book will answer lots of their questions.

Living in Space Beginners Book: How do astronauts travel into space? Where do they live when they get there? What do they do all day? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more amazing facts about living in space.

Look Inside Space: Blast off into space with this fascinating flip book. 

My Very First Space Book: This is non-fiction for very young children, who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about space – what it is, where it is, and what’s out there.

On the Space Station Shine a Light: What is life like on a space station? Shine a light behind the page and see . . . What do the astronauts do in space? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? What do they wear? Each page-turn will take you another step forward on this exciting tour of a space station.

Peek Inside Space: This simple non-fiction book for very young children is filled with facts about space and the universe.

See Inside Space Stations and Spacecraft: Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft – from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more.

The Story of Astronomy and Space: A narrative introduction to the mysteries of space and the secrets of astronomy, packed with scientific facts about the solar system, comets, the Big Bang theory, telescopes, space exploration, and lots more.

Big Book of Rockets and Spacecraft: Providing a fascinating insight into the world of space travel, this big book features a wide range of spaceships, shuttles, rockets, satellites, and the International Space Station.

Big Book of Stars & Planets: Open the giant fold-out pages to discover the wonders of space – from our Sun and the planets in our Solar System, to massive stars, enormous galaxies and lots, lots more.

100 Things to Spot in the Night Sky: Discover the treasures of the night sky and learn to recognize its sparkling constellations with these fact-filled cards.

Astronaut Academy: An activity book like no other! Through a series of fun and challenging tasks, kids will begin to understand the skills and training required to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars.

Astronomy Beginners Book

Dogs in Space: Meet Belka and Strelka, two stray dogs from Moscow who, in1960, became the first animals to orbit Earth and return home safely.

What’s it Like in Space?: A busy and interactive reference book which answers all children’s questions about space. 

Why Does the Sun Shine?: Why does the sun shine? This informative flap book takes a playful look at the importance of the sun to life on Earth.

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 to land on it and what they found there.

100 Science Experiments: This action-packed collection of science experiments combines hands-on fun and scientific investigation. See the results for yourself and then find out what’s really going on by discovering the science behind it all.

100 Things to Know About Science: Science is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject.

365 Science Activities: If you’ve ever wondered why bread is full of holes, what your DNA looks like or how to make a rainbow, then this inspiring book is for you.

50 Science Things to Make and Do: These simple step-by-step activities combine hands-on fun and scientific investigation.

Beginners Science Box Set: Box Set includes: Astronomy, Earthquakes, Living in Space, Planet Earth, The Solar System, Storms and Hurricanes, Sun, Moon and Stars, Volcanoes, Weather, and Your Body. 

First Encyclopedia of Science: Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Why is it warm in summer? Find out in this lively internet-linked book. This book is full of amazing photographs and lively illustrations.

Illustrated Elementary Science Dictionary: The Usborne Illustrated Elementary Science Dictionary tells it straight and simple, explaining everything children and parents need in order to understand basic level science.

Illustrated Dictionary of Science: This great study aid has topics arranged thematically so that words are explained in context, with a fully integrated system of cross-referencing plus a comprehensive index.

Lift the Flap Questions and Answer About Science: A quirky lift-the-flap book that answers children’s questions about science. A fun book to dip in and out of, it has lots of quirky and interesting facts children will find fascinating.

Look Inside Science: A fun and informative flap book introducing young children to the wonders of science.

Science Activities Vol 1: This bright, exciting book responds to the growing emphasis on scientific exploration for young children.

Science in the Kitchen: This colorful book is packed with exciting scientific activities, from blowing bubbles to making soft drinks and invisible ink. 

Science With Plants: This lively book is packed with exciting science activities which encourage children to explore the intriguing nature of plants.

STEM Books:

Math Scribble Book: THINK like a mathematician by scribbling your way through this jam-packed activity book, full of puzzles to SOLVE, codes to CRACK, patterns to DRAW and much more.

Science Scribble Book

Engineering Scribble Book

Inventions Scribble Book: This scribble-in activity book will help children develop their creativity as well as learn lots about engineering, science, technology, and math!

Technology Scribble Book: This scribble-in activity book explores all sorts of technology, from creating movies and games, to transportation, drones, and medicine.

Architect Academy: Discover the essential skills required on the way to becoming an architect in this innovative activity book.

Scientist Academy: Discover the essential skills required on the way to becoming a scientist in this innovative activity book.

Engineer Academy: Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, it guides readers through each strand of engineering science – Mechanics, Aerospace, Robotics, Energy, and Materials.

This is not a Math Book: Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical.

This is not a Science Book: This innovative activity book develops science knowledge through drawing, sketching, making, and coloring.

This is not another Math Book: Discover the clever craft behind the beautiful numbers and patterns of math with these fun drawing challenges based on math tricks and rules.

Lift the Flap Engineering: Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to.

See Inside How Things Work: Have you ever wondered just what happens when you flush a toilet, or what goes on inside a light bulb? Do you want to know how a digger scoops up soil, why boats float and what keeps planes up in the air? Lift the flaps to see inside how things work–from everyday inventions to massive machines.

Make Buildings: Imagine amazing buildings and fantastical houses with this architecture-themed drawing book.

Math:

99 Math Puzzles: A pocket-sized puzzle book full of games and activities to put children’s math skills to the test.

Math Puzzle Pad: Have fun practicing and learning new math skills with this tear-off activity pad! It is packed full of different games that can be played with a pen or pencil directly onto the sheets. A fun way to do math exercises!

Times Tables Practice Pad: Help children practice and perfect their 2 to 12 times tables with this entertaining write-in activity pad.

Times Tables Activity Book: This is a write-in activity book, filled with loads of illustrated activities and scenes to help you practice your times tables.

Adding and Subtracting Activity Book: A colorful, write-in book featuring a multitude of adding and subtracting puzzles, encouraging children to learn and practice.

Fractions and Decimals Activity Book: A colorful, write-in book featuring a multitude of fractions and decimals puzzles, encouraging children to practice.

Measuring Things Activity Book: Packed with puzzles and activities, this entertaining activity book covers all kinds of measuring, from using a ruler to reading scales.

Multiplying and Dividing Activity Book: Children can learn all about multiplying and dividing with this educational activity book.

Key Skills Wipe-Clean Pack: Fractions: Usborne Key Skills introduces important educational concepts and reinforces learning, with lots of opportunities to practice the essential skills needed to progress at each stage.

Math Scribble Book: THINK like a mathematician by scribbling your way through this jam-packed activity book, full of puzzles to SOLVE, codes to CRACK, patterns to DRAW and much more.

This is not a Math Book: Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical.

This is not Another Math Book: Discover the clever craft behind the beautiful numbers and patterns of math with these fun drawing challenges based on math tricks and rules.

Wipe-Clean First Math: Children need lots of practice when learning important skills and this durable book allows them to repeat simple math problems again and again.

Wipe-Clean Adding: These fun books are a perfect way to help young children begin to learn how to add and how to subtract.

Wipe-Clean Subtracting: This fun book is a perfect way to help young children begin to learn how to subtract.

Lift the Flap Adding & Subtracting: An innovative approach to what can be a dry and tricky subject, this book is perfect for parents and children to share on the road to learning how to add and subtract.

Lift the Flap Fractions & Decimals: Lift the flaps in this colorful board board book to find out about fractions, decimals, and percentages – what they are and how you can use them.

Lift the Flap Multiplying & Dividing: Lift the flaps and learn to solve all kinds of multiplying and dividing puzzles – with toucans to feed, planets to visit and treasure to find along the way.

Lift the Flap Times Tables: Lift-the-flaps to find tips, tricks and practice questions to help you learn all the times tables up to 12×12.

Illustrated Dictionary of Math: Everyone studying math needs this book, and it is an essential study guide when preparing for exams.

Illustrated Elementary Dictionary of Math: The Usborne Illustrated Elementary Math tells it straight and simple, explaining everything children and parents need in order to understand basic level math. 

The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson: A child who loved numbers overcame the odds stacked against her through her hard work and diligence to become the mathematician who sent the very first humans to the moon.

First Math Slide and See Subtracting: A brand new series of interactive board books to make it easier for children to learn math skills.

First Math Slide and See Adding: A brand new series of interactive board books to make it easier for children to learn math skills.

Lift the Flap First Math: An innovative approach to what can be a dry and tricky subject, this book is perfect for parents and children to share on the road to learning essential math skills.

Lift the Flap Sizes and Measuring: With over 60 flaps to lift, this delightful book gently introduces young children to important concepts such as sizes, comparisons and starting measuring.

Lift the Flap Math Shapes: This delightful flap book is an excellent introduction to shapes and basic geometry, with over 125 flaps to lift.

Art & Music:

Art Treasury: This delightful treasury combines dazzling art from around the world with exciting projects to do that will inspire every young artist.

Children’s Book of Art: Over thirty of the world’s best-known, best-loved pictures have been chosen for this fascinating introduction to art for children. 

Complete Book of Art Ideas: This inspiring book is packed full of creative ideas. It shows exciting ways of using different art materials. 

How Art Works: What is art? Where do artists get their ideas from? How do artists make pictures look “real”? This lively book answers these questions and many more, to explore how art works. 

Lift the Flap Art: Packed with amazing paintings, prints and sculptures, this book invites you to peek inside the world of art.

Lift the Flap Questions and Answers about Art: Answering fascinating and tricky art questions – from What is art? to How do you make a bronze sculpture? – this latest addition to the popular Q&A series is a must-have for inquisitive young artists.

Famous Paintings: These cards tell you about 30 of the world’s most famous paintings.

Art Activity Book: A write-in activity book featuring a wide range of famous paintings, alongside creative projects and puzzles which will help children to understand basic principles of art, such as color and composition in a fun and interactive way.

Art Gallery Sticker Book: Take a tour through the Usborne art gallery to discover how an art gallery works.

Art Skills: Do you know how to paint a watercolor wash, splatter paint, print patterns with plastic foodwrap or create resist effects with oil pastels? With over 120 ideas for painting, drawing, printing and doing collages, this book will help to develop your art skills.

Famous Composers: Discover classical music through the ages and the lives of the amazing people who wrote and performed it. 

First Book About the Orchestra: Learn about the orchestra thanks to this new sound book. The sounds are embedded on the page, and everytime you press a button, a different instrument will play.

Books help learning come alive. The illustrations, the photos, the stories, these are the things that will cement themselves into their minds and create a lasting memory for your children! I hope you’ve found a book that may interest you!

Homeschooling Books for Classical Conversations Cycle 2 from Usborne Books & More

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