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31 August 2018 The Usborne Academy

The Usborne Academy

This August, we held our first Usborne Academy week, an opportunity for people currently under-represented in publishing to spend a week at Usborne. 

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24 July 2018 Usborne buys Patel’s humorous middle grade series

Usborne has acquired a funny three-book series about a “bridesmaid detective” by debut author Serena Patel.

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5 July 2018 Why books must challenge children – Geraldine McCaughrean, winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Why books must challenge children – Geraldine McCaughrean, winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Geraldine McCaughrean won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 for Where the World Ends, exactly 30 years after she first won this prestigious children's literature prize. In her winning speech she calls for children to be challenged by words as well as issues in the books they read.

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27 June 2018 The Travels of Ermine: a stoatily brilliant adventure

The Travels of Ermine: a stoatily brilliant adventure

Jennifer Gray, author of The Travels of Ermine series featured in the Tom Fletcher Book Club 2018, explains the thinking behind her stoatily brilliant new animal adventure for 5-7 year olds.

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Tags: Children's fiction writing


31 May 2018 Why I wrote All about Families

Why I wrote All about Families

Felicity Brooks, author of All about Families, explains why it is important to showcase families in all their shapes and sizes.

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29 May 2018 What to do when kids are bored?

What to do when kids are bored?

These days, it’s all too easy for children to find entertainment on a screen –  watching YouTube, playing games or chatting with friends – but they may need a bit of help discovering other things to do.

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4 May 2018 Why is hand hygiene important for my child?

Why is hand hygiene important for my child?

Top tips on keeping children safe, from Diane Ashiru-Oredope and Karen Shaw at Public Health England, who advised us on our book What are germs?

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27 April 2018 Why manners are so important today

Why manners are so important today

James Maclaine, author of Miss Molly's School of Manners, explains why he felt it was so important to write a book about why manners matter.

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20 March 2018 All aboard the Train to Impossible Places!

All aboard the Train to Impossible Places!

P.G. Bell, author of the upcoming The Train to Impossible Places series, visits a forgotten underground railway for an atmospheric photo shoot. Only this one doesn't have trolls...

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13 March 2018 Why I love being an engineer

Why I love being an engineer

Lucy Ackland, one of The Daily Telegraph's top 50 UK female engineers, explains how she got into engineering and why she loves her job so much. 

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