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.
Usborne has acquired a funny three-book series about a “bridesmaid detective” by debut author Serena Patel.
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.
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.
Felicity Brooks, author of All about Families, explains why it is important to showcase families in all their shapes and sizes.
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.