This year, here in the Usborne Oxford office, we wanted to put a twist on the traditional Secret Santa – so we agreed to channel our gift buying powers into donating presents for the Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal.
While children’s fiction is enjoying a boom, non-fiction for curious children is quietly inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, writers and much more...
Usborne continues to build its list of breakthrough UK YA voices with the acquisition of an explosive high-school thriller that delves deep into the heart of institutionalised racism from an astonishing new voice – twenty-year-old Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.
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:
Managing Editor Mairi Mackinnon offers an inside view of Usborne’s recruitment process for new writers and editors, with some helpful tips for candidates.
Usborne continues to build its booming middle-grade list with a spell-binding story of friendship, forgiveness and bravery from author Zillah Bethell.
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.
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.
This August, we held our first Usborne Academy week, an opportunity for people currently under-represented in publishing to spend a week at Usborne.