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...
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...
Abi Wheatley, author of two Usborne gardening books, shares her experience of growing pumpkins with her son – from disappointment to delightful Jack O'Lanterns in time for Halloween.
Poet and Usborne writer Jerome Martin gives his top three tips on how to write your own fantastic poems.
Rosie Dickins explains how she rediscovered her childhood love of coding to become Usborne's chief coding books writer – and why it is such an important skill for children.
Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant Girls is published in September 2019, with a foreword by Kate Pankhurst. Its editor Lesley Sims explains why these empowering stories were forgotten, and how Usborne rediscovered and retold them for a new generation.
Not many books published in 1977 become an overnight hit in 2019, but that’s what happened to Usborne’s The World of the Unknown: Ghosts. Out of print for around 20 years, it is now back by (very) popular demand, and will publish again in October 2019 with a foreword from BAFTA-winning writer, comedian and actor Reece Shearsmith – one of the key figures behind this story.
We’ve come up with lots of ideas for alternative ways for you and your child to use your Usborne Snap cards – with the added bonus of helping to develop their imagination, coordination, language, listening and social skills, too.
Here's some top tips to encourage your child to keep reading over the summer and avoid any decline in those hard-won new skills.