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Usborne library editions are a range of beautifully-produced hardback books that are perfect for libraries, schools or home learning.

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History of music

These beautifully illustrated books have QR codes to listen to samples of the classical music described in the books.

Famous composers picture book

Famous composers picture book

Discover classical music through the ages, from the amazing instruments and epic concerts to the people who composed and performed it in this informative picture book. With over 100 illustrations and photographs of Brahms, Chopin, Mozart and more, plus QR links to listen to each composer’s music online and a contents and index for easy reference.


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Classical music picture book

Classical music picture book

A lively, illustrated introduction to classical music with thematic topics including ballet, the orchestra, music and nature, and music and art and technology. For each topic there is a QR link to listen to sample music on a smartphone or tablet, or via the Usborne Quicklinks website. With contents and index pages for easy reference.


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Newspaper histories

Packed full of facts and humour, these lively books provide highly accessible introductions to historical periods – cunningly disguised as tabloid journalism.

Starting point history

Did the first people really live in caves? What was it like in the Roman army? These questions and more are answered in this delightful series for younger readers. 

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