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12 July 2019 Ideas for bookish play with Usborne That's not my... books

Ideas for bookish play with Usborne That's not my... books

Usborne That’s not my… books are perfect for bookish play. Here’s some games and ideas from our readers that provide lots of opportunities for your toddler to talk about and describe things, and learn about colours and sorting.

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Tags: That's not my Bookish play


1 July 2019 Classic stories and traditional illustrations from China

Classic stories and traditional illustrations from China

China is a huge country, with a very long history and a rich variety of story-telling traditions. Our book Illustrated Stories from China contains a selection of stories from all over China, illustrated in the traditional Chinese style and chosen especially to appeal to readers today.

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26 June 2019 Top 3 tips for writing sci-fi and fantasy stories

Top 3 tips for writing sci-fi and fantasy stories

Andy Prentice, Editor/Writer at Usborne, gives his top tips, tricks and ideas for you to start writing your own sci-fi and fantasy stories.

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Tags: creative writing


12 June 2019 Usborne books to celebrate Empathy Day

Usborne books to celebrate Empathy Day

To celebrate UK Empathy Day on June 11th, we invited Usborne authors and editors to share books that they believe particularly help readers develop empathy and understanding.

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29 May 2019 Why the Moon changes shape

Why the Moon changes shape

For the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, we published The Usborne Book of the Moon – a celebration of the beauty and mystery of the Moon, as well as the Space Race and stories from around the world.  

Author Laura Cowan reveals one of her favourite stories from Hindu mythology about how the Moon got its shape.

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22 May 2019 Usborne involved in The Fawcett Society's Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood

The Fawcett Society – the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights – has invited Usborne to be part of its forthcoming Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood.

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15 May 2019 Understanding your child's emotions and how to deal with them

Understanding your child's emotions and how to deal with them

Holly Doherty, parent, Primary School Teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator, gives her expert advice on helping children manage their emotions.

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Tags: feelings


14 May 2019 Usborne's Rebecca Hill wins Editor of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019

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Tags: Book industry awards Children's fiction


7 May 2019 Four Usborne titles on the Branford Boase Award 2019 shortlist

Usborne is proud to have four titles on the shortlist for the Branford Boase Award 2019, awarded to a debut novelist and their editor.

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Tags: Children's fiction


7 May 2019 Mental health in children and young people

Mental health in children and young people

In recent years the awareness around mental health in children has grown rapidly, and is more important than ever with mental health problems affecting about one in eight children and young people in the UK. Usborne Editorial Director Felicity Brooks explains why there was a need for the children’s book Looking After Your Mental Health, and in particular why it covers the topics of sexual and gender identity.

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