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

Librarians – you may also like to browse the Usborne Reading Programme, Beginners non-fiction books, and Children's Fiction.

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The story of the Vikings picture book

The story of the Vikings picture book

Among the most feared warriors in history, the Vikings terrorised the coastlines of Europe for over 300 years. This book follows their incredible story, from their adventures overseas to the treasures they left behind. With contents and index pages for easy reference, plus internet links to specially selected websites with more information.

£9.99

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Ancient Egypt picture book

Ancient Egypt picture book

A lavishly illustrated picture book about Ancient Egypt, packed with illustrations and photographs of historic locations and artefacts. Readers can discover pyramids, temples and mighty kings and examine Egyptian games, jewellery and cosmetics. Includes contents and index pages for easy reference, and internet links to websites to find out more.

£9.99

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History of music

These lively picture books have QR codes to listen to famous pieces of classical music online as you read.

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.

£9.99

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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.

£9.99

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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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