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Search Terms

You can search our site by adding one or more words to one or more of the search boxes below.

Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Look and Say Farm

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746058688

Specially designed for the very young, this lively, chunky board book will improve a child's vocabulary and early word-recognition skills.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: February 1 2004
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Hardback
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
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Price: €7.22

School

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746064795

This chunky board book follows the progress of a busy nursery class throughout the day. Ages 1+.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: February 25 2005
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Re-Printing
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Price: €6.01

Home

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746071687

'Home' introduces domestic objects to very young children. Find out what happens in the kitchen, the lounge, the bathroom and other rooms as each scene illustrates its purpose along with objects to be found in each.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: August 25 2006
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Re-Printing
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Price: €7.22

Usborne Look and Say First Colours

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746073339

Part of "Look and Say" series, this board book is designed to introduce colours to very young children. Illustrated with handmade models, each page features a tab enabling children to locate their favourite pages. It gives familiar objects a new lease of life as children learn how different items can be the same colour.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: June 30 2006
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Re-Printing
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Price: €12.04

Birthday

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746088128

Designed to introduce very young children to birthday words, this title features five scenes that show how people can celebrate birthdays. Containing real-life objects, this book provides a way for children to recognise and talk about their own experiences.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: March 28 2008
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Not available
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Price: €7.22

Shapes

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746075647

Very young children will love touching the embossed shapes in this bright book and there are lots of shapes to spot in the lively scenes.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: October 27 2006
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
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Price: €8.42

Look and Say Baby Brother

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746089323

Introduces very young children to the concept of the arrival of a new sibling in the family. This title includes scenes such as the baby getting dressed, playing with the baby, going out, feeding the baby and putting the baby to bed, with the role of the big brother or sister emphasized throughout.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: May 30 2008
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Price: €7.22

Baby Sister

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746089330

Introduces young children to the concept of the arrival of a new sibling in the family. This title includes scenes such as the baby getting dressed, playing with the baby, going out, feeding the baby and putting the baby to bed, with the role of the big brother or sister emphasized throughout.
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Pub. Date: May 30 2008
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Not available
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Price: €7.22

On the Farm

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ISBN/EAN: 9781409523161

A colourful picture wordbook about life on a farm. Teaching babies and young children farm-related words, it features scenes that include the farmyard, in the fields, milking time, the henhouse, the vegetable garden and the farm at night. It is suitable for sharing or for a child to enjoy alone.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: March 1 2010
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
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Price: €6.01

New Baby

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ISBN/EAN: 9781409535119

Suitable for the very young, this title presents simple, humorous stories encouraging good behaviour and good manners. It deals with the issues of jealous feelings and the upheaval experienced in a toddler's life when a new baby arrives in the family.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: October 1 2011
Author: Brooks, Felicity
Format: Board book
Availability: Delivery usually within 5-10 working days
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Price: €7.22