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31 May 2018 Why I wrote All about Families

Why I wrote All about Families

Felicity Brooks, author of All about Families, explains why it is important to showcase families in all their shapes and sizes.

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27 April 2018 Why manners are so important today

Why manners are so important today

James Maclaine, author of Miss Molly's School of Manners, explains why he felt it was so important to write a book about why manners matter.

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26 February 2018 How to write a history of the world – in 160 pages

How to write a history of the world – in 160 pages

Ruth Brocklehurst, co-author of A Short History of the World, reveals how they condensed such an enormous subject – and why advice from an expert was invaluable.

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13 February 2018 Democracy, elections, voting – how to explain politics to children?

Democracy, elections, voting – how to explain politics to children?

Authors Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell discuss writing Politics for Beginners – and why the book is important.

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16 January 2018 Young artist inspired by Usborne comic book

Young artist inspired by Usborne comic book

Nothing makes us happier at Usborne than seeing children enjoying our books – and it was an extra special moment when a young artist designed his own comic based on Usborne's Write and Draw Your Own Comics.

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10 October 2017 How to turn a book into a drum kit

How to turn a book into a drum kit

Sam Taplin, author of My First Drumming Book, reveals how he created a book with an interactive drum kit – and why it needed a last minute overhaul before production.

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

The story behind That's not my...

Eighteen years since the first That's not my... book was released, the 50th title in the bestselling series, That's not my unicorn... was published in July 2017. But what goes in to an international bestseller?

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