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Browse our range of friendly and innovative books for preschool children up to about 5 years old. Choose a category or scroll down for highlights.

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Exquisitely illustrated, a delight to look at. The sort of thing that really intrigues young children. The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2016 judges on How do Flowers Grow?
An intriguing and enchanting adventure and the ideal bedtime book to usher in the land of nod. Lancashire Evening Post review of Peep Inside Night Time
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Step into the garden and share the joys of the great outdoors in a picture perfect, pop-up extravaganza! Lancashire Evening Post review of Pop-up Garden

Miss Molly's School of Manners

Bad-mannered raccoon Algernon is invited into Miss Molly's School of Manners in this charmingly illustrated picture book for young children (and adults!).

Miss Molly's School of Manners

Miss Molly's School of Manners

A charmingly illustrated picture book about a little raccoon called Algernon and his extraordinary day at Miss Molly’s school. Algernon’s manners are bad at first... but lessons in the Sharing Studio and Listening Carefully Lab, lunchtime in the Dining Hall, the Library’s lovely language books and Good Sports Day soon have a transformative effect.

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On the blog

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.

Big Book of Trains: an Usborne Parent's Pick

Parent's Pick: Big Book of Trains

"The large format means the wonderful illustrations are really engaging and there’s also space for plenty of snippets of text – the sort of facts small boys love to learn and retain."

Read Carla's Parent's pick review

Usborne Quicklinks

Listen to a pronunciation guide for every dinosaur in 199 Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals on Usborne Quicklinks.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning game that helps children learn to read.

It was created and funded by the Usborne Foundation – a charity set up by Peter Usborne, founder of Usborne Publishing.

You can find out more and play the game for free at Teach Your Monster to Read.

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