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17 March 2020 How to keep your kids happy while you're working at home

How to keep your kids happy while you're working at home

Here are some tips on how to keep the kids occupied so you can get some work done and stay sane.

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Tags: activities


10 March 2020 Mini Monsters: helping children overcome their fears

Mini Monsters: helping children overcome their fears

Meet Billy’s adorable best friends Captain Snott, Gloop, Fang-Face, Trumpet and Peep in this series for younger readers by Zanna Davidson.

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Tags: Children's fiction


9 March 2020 How to help your child learn key English and Maths skills

How to help your child learn key English and Maths skills

Read some top tips on practising English and Maths at home from Usborne Editorial Director Felicity Brooks. 

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4 March 2020 10 Ways jigsaws help your child's development

10 Ways jigsaws help your child's development

Very few hobbies nowadays don’t require staring at a screen or using technology. Fortunately, reading is one of them – but so is doing a jigsaw puzzle.

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17 February 2020 Next stop on The Train to Impossible Places: India

Next stop on The Train to Impossible Places: India

Bestselling author P.G. Bell meets three thousand fans in three days in Delhi.  

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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 our awesome sticker books were inspired by Spiderman and Top Trumps

How our awesome sticker books were inspired by Spiderman and Top Trumps

Meet Simon Tudhope, the writer behind the sticker books that let you Build Your Own… cars, dragons, robots and more.

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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