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Generations of children have built their basic vocabulary with Usborne's entertaining and fun word books. See a selection of our top titles below.
A fun and interactive way for children to learn and listen to over 100 everyday English words spoken by a native speaker. Children will love selecting a card with illustrations of a topic such as clothes, food, or animals, slotting it into the book’s special frame and pressing an illustration to hear the word read aloud. Each of the four double-sided topic cards shows sixteen words with colourful corresponding pictures. A fun and engaging way for preschool children to learn English as either a first or second language.
Ingenious... A sound investment for any child’s future learning. Lancaster Guardian review of Listen and Learn First English Words
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
Usborne First Dictionaries and Thesauruses are for children aged five and up, while Junior Dictionaries and Thesauruses are for age seven to eleven and beyond. All are beautifully illustrated and written in simple, friendly language.
Help your child excel in English with Usborne spelling, grammar and punctuation books. Perfect for children beginning their SATs and similar exams.