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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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Swan Princess

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746067772

Princess Eliza and her brothers are perfectly happy - until their father marries a woman who is secretly a witch. Determined to get rid of the children, the witch turns the brothers into swans. But Eliza is harder to deal with. Follow her as she sets out to undo the spell. Ages 5+.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: September 29 2005
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Price: €7.22

Wizard Of Oz

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ISBN/EAN: 9781409526117

When Dorothy is whizzed to Oz in a tornado, she lands in a place where nothing is quite as it seems. Can she find the Wizard, defeat the Wicked Witch of the West, and be granted her wish to return to Kansas? This is an enchanting picture book of L. Frank Baum's classic story, retold for younger children.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: September 24 2010
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: Re-Printing
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Book Of London

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746041512

Discover the famous sights of London and the amazing stories behind them in this lively guide. Packed with information on landmarks, culture, transport, shopping and more, with entertaining anecdotes on London's most famous attractions. Includes a sightseeing map of central London, aerial photographs and cutaway illustrations.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: April 27 2001
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Paperback
Availability: Not available
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Price: €8.42

Usborn Complete Book of Riding and Pony Care

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746058411

This volume tells you everything you need to know about classical and western riding, as well as the finer points of pony care, riding out, jumping, dressage, and competitions.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: August 29 2003
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: Re-Printing
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Dragon Painter

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746070505

Chang paints the best animal pictures in all of China. But when it comes to dragons, he has a problem. Why is he afraid to paint in the dragons' eyes? Find out, in this lively retelling of a traditional Chinese story.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: May 26 2006
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Lower Years,
Book Level: 2.7
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Story of The Monkey King

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746077641

When the Monkey King angers the Emperor of Heaven, he is set a task by Buddha to determine whether he is to be punished or not. Will he pass or will he fail? Part of the "Usborne Young Reading" series, this title is aimed at children just beginning to read to help build confidence and ability.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: March 30 2007
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Emperor and the Nightingale

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746078877

Part of the "First Reading" series, this title is aimed at children who are beginning to read. It allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by illustrations.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: April 20 2007
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
Lower Years,
Book Level: 2.7
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Stories Of Ponies

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746080641

Three original pony tales for children who are just beginning to learn how to read. Meet a pony who is scared of loud noises, a pony who is always making mischief and a small Shetland who is about to make a big delivery... Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.
Pub. Date: March 30 2007
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Paperback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Book Level: 3.2
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Magic Porridge Pot

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746085370

Part of the "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read, this title allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by illustrations.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: September 28 2007
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Fish That Talked

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ISBN/EAN: 9780746085554

Based on a traditional Indian tale, the story follows Manu, who one day rescues a tiny talking fish from a stream and gets far more than he bargained for.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pub. Date: January 31 2008
Author: Dickins, Rosie
Format: Hardback
Availability: 1 – 9 copies in stock
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Price: €7.22