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22 October 2019 Transform your school library with Usborne Books at Home

Transform your school library with Usborne Books at Home

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...

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8 October 2019 What I learned from growing my own pumpkins

What I learned from growing my own pumpkins

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.

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2 October 2019 Top tips on how to write your own poems

Top tips on how to write your own poems

Poet and Usborne writer Jerome Martin gives his top three tips on how to write your own fantastic poems.

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3 September 2019 Why everyone should learn to code

Why everyone should learn to code

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.

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2 September 2019 Rediscovering brave and brilliant girls in traditional fairy tales

Rediscovering brave and brilliant girls in traditional fairy tales

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.

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6 August 2019 Back from the dead: Usborne's World of the Unknown Ghosts

Back from the dead: Usborne's World of the Unknown Ghosts

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.

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5 August 2019 17 things to do with your Usborne Snap cards (and 16 of them don't involve playing Snap!)

17 things to do with your Usborne Snap cards (and 16 of them don't involve playing Snap!)

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.

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23 July 2019 Team Usborne walk 1,700km for That's not my ramble...

Team Usborne walk 1,700km for That's not my ramble...

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20 July 2019 Top tips to keep your child reading over the summer

Top tips to keep your child reading over the summer

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.

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17 July 2019 Putting the sounds and music in Usborne books

Putting the sounds and music in Usborne books

Lots of Usborne books have embedded sound chips with music and even animal noises and sounds. Composer and music producer Anthony Marks gives us an insight into his rewarding job…

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