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30 October 2018 Orla's story: how books help her make sense of the world

Orla's story: how books help her make sense of the world

Orla (age 2) has Down’s syndrome and moderate hearing loss – but the discovery of Usborne’s Baby’s Very First Black and White Books is helping her to build her language skills. To celebrate International Down Syndrome Awareness month, her mother Mariam tells her story:

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Tags: baby books


16 October 2018 Tips on applying for an editorial job at Usborne

Tips on applying for an editorial job at Usborne

Managing Editor Mairi Mackinnon offers an inside view of Usborne’s recruitment process for new writers and editors, with some helpful tips for candidates.

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Tags: inside usborne jobs


11 October 2018 Breakthrough children’s novel set in Papua New Guinea makes a splash at Usborne

Usborne continues to build its booming middle-grade list with a spell-binding story of friendship, forgiveness and bravery from author Zillah Bethell.

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Tags: Children's fiction acquisitions


3 October 2018 Problem-solving and thinking skills – how chess can help your children

Problem-solving and thinking skills – how chess can help your children

With the 2018 World Chess Championship taking place in London in November 2018, former British Ladies Chess Champion and Director of the UK Chess Challenge, Sarah Hegarty, explains the merits of introducing children to the game at an early age.

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Tags: chess


2 October 2018 Rewriting Jane Austen for younger readers

Rewriting Jane Austen for younger readers

Usborne editor Anna Milbourne explains her approach to adapting Jane Austen's novels in one complete collection, and reflects on the similarities and differences of Austen's characters to young people growing up today.

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Tags: classic stories


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