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26 February 2018 How to write a history of the world – in 160 pages

How to write a history of the world – in 160 pages

Ruth Brocklehurst, co-author of A Short History of the World, reveals how they condensed such an enormous subject – and why advice from an expert was invaluable.

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22 February 2018 Why Frankenstein is so relevant today

Why Frankenstein is so relevant today

Mary Sebag-Montefiore, who adapted Frankenstein for the Usborne Reading Programme, explains how this classic story was written in turbulent times, and why the message is still relevant today. 

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13 February 2018 Democracy, elections, voting – how to explain politics to children?

Democracy, elections, voting – how to explain politics to children?

Authors Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell discuss writing Politics for Beginners – and why the book is important.

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6 February 2018 Helping children stay safe online

Helping children stay safe online

This week, it’s Safer Internet Day, and there’s a lot in the news about keeping children safe online. At Usborne, we think about online safety throughout the year – and have some great resources for you and your children.

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2 February 2018 Robots, drones and virtual reality: a day at BETT

Robots, drones and virtual reality: a day at BETT

Robots, drones and virtual reality: a day at the BETT educational technology show in London.

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Tags: edtech digital publishing technology


16 January 2018 Young artist inspired by Usborne comic book

Young artist inspired by Usborne comic book

Nothing makes us happier at Usborne than seeing children enjoying our books – and it was an extra special moment when a young artist designed his own comic based on Usborne's Write and Draw Your Own Comics.

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27 November 2017 Christmas around the world

Christmas around the world

We have staff from many different countries at Usborne and we asked them to tell us about Christmas traditions in their home countries...

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6 November 2017 Fundraising update: Bakes, cakes and darts – oh my!

Fundraising update: Bakes, cakes and darts – oh my!

Usborne's 2017 fundraising efforts continued with an 'AmnesTeas' cake sale and a darts competition...

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Tags: charity amnesty


10 October 2017 How to turn a book into a drum kit

How to turn a book into a drum kit

Sam Taplin, author of My First Drumming Book, reveals how he created a book with an interactive drum kit – and why it needed a last minute overhaul before production.

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19 September 2017 From London to Brighton: an Usborne fundraising ride

From London to Brighton: an Usborne fundraising ride

We don't just make books at Usborne – we also do several events for charity, including this cycle ride from London to Brighton in aid of Amnesty International.

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