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English and dictionaries

English language books and dictionaries at Usborne Publishing

Good language skills help children write and express themselves clearly, and are the basis for all other learning. A dictionary is an essential study aid, along with a thesaurus to help young writers learn new words.

For English as a foreign language, see English language books.

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Write your own stories

Usborne Write Your Own books help children create their own stories and drawings, through inspiring tips and activities that will let their imaginations run wild.   

A superb way to encourage imaginative creative writing. Parents in Touch review of Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Choosing a dictionary and thesaurus

These beautifully illustrated dictionaries and thesauruses will help children improve their vocabulary and gain confidence in writing.

Spelling, grammar and punctuation

Help your child excel in English and creative writing with Usborne spelling, grammar and punctuation books. Perfect for children beginning their SATs and similar exams.

  • Easy to use, with simple language and colourful illustrations.
  • Internet links to websites with spelling games, exercises and quizzes.