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On the blog: Rewriting Jane Austen for younger readers

Usborne editor Anna Milbourne explains how she adapted Jane Austen's novels in one complete collection. 

Usborne jigsaws and picture books

These colourful and sturdy jigsaws each come with an Usborne picture or puzzle book.

The Train to Impossible Places: The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell

Where impossible becomes possible... 

The Great Brain Robbery – sequel to the bestselling The Train to Impossible Places – is a beautiful hardback from author P.G. Bell, with glorious illustrations from Flavia Sorrentino.

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The Train to Impossible Places

The Train to Impossible Places

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2019 Shortlisted for the IBW Book Awards 2019 All aboard for a magical journey... When Suzy hears a strange rattling noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for The Union of Impossible Places. Whisked onboard by a troll boy called Wilmot, Suzy's world is turned upside down when she's given the job of delivering a cursed package to the fearsome sorceress, Lady Crepuscula. Except when the mysterious package begs not to be delivered, Suzy discovers the fate of the Impossible Places might just be in her hands...


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Great fun, fast-moving and inventive Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines
The Great Brain Robbery

The Great Brain Robbery

Join Suzy for her highly-anticipated second journey in The Great Brain Robbery, the sequel to the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted The Train to Impossible Places. Suzy can't wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down…


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Keyboard and drumming books

Children can play simple tunes and learn about music with these unique books, featuring touch-sensitive keyboards and drum buttons to press.

See how to play the tunes in My First Keyboard Book

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