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1 November 2018 Powerful Young Voice Hits the UK YA Scene as Usborne Acquires Twenty-Year-Old Debut Author

Usborne continues to build its list of breakthrough UK YA voices with the acquisition of an explosive high-school thriller that delves deep into the heart of institutionalised racism from an astonishing new voice – twenty-year-old Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.

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11 October 2018 Breakthrough children’s novel set in Papua New Guinea makes a splash at Usborne

Usborne continues to build its booming middle-grade list with a spell-binding story of friendship, forgiveness and bravery from author Zillah Bethell.

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24 July 2018 Usborne buys Patel’s humorous middle grade series

Usborne has acquired a funny three-book series about a “bridesmaid detective” by debut author Serena Patel.

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5 July 2018 Why books must challenge children – Geraldine McCaughrean, winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Why books must challenge children – Geraldine McCaughrean, winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Geraldine McCaughrean won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 for Where the World Ends, exactly 30 years after she first won this prestigious children's literature prize. In her winning speech she calls for children to be challenged by words as well as issues in the books they read.

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27 June 2018 The Travels of Ermine: a stoatily brilliant adventure

The Travels of Ermine: a stoatily brilliant adventure

Jennifer Gray, author of The Travels of Ermine series featured in the Tom Fletcher Book Club 2018, explains the thinking behind her stoatily brilliant new animal adventure for 5-7 year olds.

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20 March 2018 All aboard the Train to Impossible Places!

All aboard the Train to Impossible Places!

P.G. Bell, author of the upcoming The Train to Impossible Places series, visits a forgotten underground railway for an atmospheric photo shoot. Only this one doesn't have trolls...

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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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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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