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.
Usborne is proud to have four titles on the shortlist for the Branford Boase Award 2019, awarded to a debut novelist and their editor.
Samuel J. Halpin, author of The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods, explains why it's so important that children are given the opportunity to confront what scares them, be it real or imagined, within the confines of the written word.
Usborne has acquired a beautifully poetic and political novel from debut author, Darren Simpson, an exciting new voice in literary children’s middle-grade fiction.
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.
Usborne continues to build its booming middle-grade list with a spell-binding story of friendship, forgiveness and bravery from author Zillah Bethell.
Usborne has acquired a funny three-book series about a “bridesmaid detective” by debut author Serena Patel.
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.
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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