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17 February 2020 Taking the Train to Impossible Places to India...

Taking the Train to Impossible Places to India...

P.G. Bell, author of The Train to Impossible Places, takes a different journey – this time to Delhi to meet young readers of his book in India.

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Tags: Children's fiction


7 February 2020 The five skills of emotional intelligence

The five skills of emotional intelligence

Usborne writer and Editorial Director Felicity Brooks and designer Frankie Allen share what they learned about social and emotional learning theory when creating the delightful picture book All About Feelings.

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Tags: feelings rse mental health


26 January 2020 How to create awesome sticker books

How to create awesome sticker books

Simon Tudhope, Usborne staff writer, tells us how the bestselling series Build your own... sticker books was born.

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Tags: books How a book is made


13 January 2020 Calling all teachers! Want to spark your pupils' imaginations this World Book Day?

Calling all teachers! Want to spark your pupils' imaginations this World Book Day?

Did you know that Usborne do book events? We have an army of over 5000 Independent Usborne Organisers working in schools in the UK and Europe helping teachers and pupils to celebrate all things literary.

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Tags: world book day teachers schools


8 January 2020 What makes graphic novels so great?

What makes graphic novels so great?

Graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular with children and adults alike. Usborne writer Russell Punter explains why they might appeal to non-traditional readers, and the joy of adapting his latest title Alice in Wonderland.

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Tags: graphic novels classic stories


29 November 2019 Top tips for celebrating baby's first Christmas

Top tips for celebrating baby's first Christmas

How do you make baby’s first Christmas special? Here are eight ideas to make the festive season memorable for both parent and child.

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Tags: christmas baby books


15 November 2019 Top tips for writing a letter to Santa Claus

Top tips for writing a letter to Santa Claus

It’s around this time of year that many parents start to talk about a visit from Father Christmas as another way to encourage good behaviour from their little ones. A visit from the man in red is also a great way to engage your little ones with letter-writing, and we have some lovely paper to download to help them.

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Tags: christmas writing letter santa


8 November 2019 Award-winning books for babies and toddlers

Award-winning books for babies and toddlers

If you’re looking for a Christmas present for a baby or toddler and don’t know where to start, here are some of our award-winning baby and toddler books – and the reasons why judges rate them so highly. We hope you find something you love!

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Tags: baby books awards


24 October 2019 How books can help children understand their feelings

How books can help children understand their feelings

Books can also be a fantastic tool for helping children to understand more about themselves, including their feelings. Learning to describe, express and manage their emotions - even from a young age - is an essential part of children’s social and emotional development...

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Tags: feelings Empathy


22 October 2019 Transform your school library with Usborne Books at Home

Transform your school library with Usborne Books at Home

Every year we give away thousands of books to schools and this academic year we’ve set our biggest target yet. Our mission for the academic year of 2019/2020 is to give away half a million free books to schools...

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Tags: schools libraries usbah Charity


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