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5 September 2017 My publishing journey: A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

My publishing journey: A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Helena Duggan, author of A Place Called Perfect, reveals her journey from numerous rejections to writing a Waterstones Book of the Month.

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Tags: Children's fiction Waterstones


4 September 2017 Origami: the magic of fortune tellers

Origami: the magic of fortune tellers

Lucy Bowman, author of our new Origami Fortune Tellers tear-out pad, writes about the history of origami and paper fortune tellers.

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Tags: Art and craft Origami inside usborne


21 August 2017 Graphic novels: bringing classic tales to life

Graphic novels: bringing classic tales to life

As Usborne enters the world of graphic novels for the first time, author Russell Punter reveals how he transformed classic stories to this new format.

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Tags: graphic novels classic stories inside usborne comics


28 July 2017 Breaking news: Neptune named as 18th planet in the Solar System!

Breaking news: Neptune named as 18th planet in the Solar System!

Following the nomination of 100 Things to Know About Space for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2017, author Alex Frith reveals some of the amazing facts he learnt while writing the book.

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Tags: space science


27 July 2017 Raising an international chess star

Raising an international chess star

How one Usborne author was inspired by her own chess star son to write a new chess book for children.

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Tags: chess


28 June 2017 The story behind That's not my...

The story behind That's not my...

2019 marks 20 years of Usborne's bestselling That's not my… series of touchy-feely books for little ones. Take a look behind the scenes and find out how a That's not my… book is made.

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27 June 2017 Usborne proud to support the Children’s Laureate

Usborne proud to support the Children’s Laureate

Usborne Children's Books are proud to support the new Children's Laureate, Lauren Child. The new 2017–2019 award is sponsored by Waterstones, while Usborne join a number of publishers in supporting the award.

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Tags: Children's fiction Book industry


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