For the new Usborne lift-the-flap book Look Inside a Hospital, author Katie Daynes enlisted the help of 5-year-old Josh Hammond – a very brave leukaemia patient. Katie and Josh's mum Katie explain how he eagerly took on the research role.
Managing Editor Mairi Mackinnon offers an inside view of Usborne’s recruitment process for new writers and editors, with some helpful tips for candidates.
This August, we held our first Usborne Academy week, an opportunity for people currently under-represented in publishing to spend a week at Usborne.
Felicity Brooks, author of All about Families, explains why it is important to showcase families in all their shapes and sizes.
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.
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.
Authors Alex Frith, Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell discuss writing Politics for Beginners – and why the book is important.
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.
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.
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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