Here’s some books we recommend to help your child do well in the coming school year.
The first day at school is a very big adventure. These books will help your child know what to expect, and let them practise and show off their new skills. For tips on helping your child learn to write, see our handwriting page.
Usborne Key Skills is a new series of wipe-clean books to support the English and Maths that children learn at school. The series is organised by age and colourful characters illustrate the laminated pages, which can be wiped clean so children can practise the activities again and again.
Give your child a head-start on core national curriculum and STEM subjects with these engaging illustrated books for 7-11 year olds. For more ideas, see our Maths, Science, History and English language learning subject areas.
Author Alice James explains how she turned every element into a character in Lift-the-Flap Periodic Table.
At secondary school, your child will be spending more time online. Staying Safe Online is a very readable guide to the possibilities and dangers on the internet, while the Growing Up books are frank and friendly guides for teenagers as they embark on puberty. To help them with their homework there are stylish illustrated dictionaries.
Many Usborne books are enhanced with recommended web links at Usborne Quicklinks, where you can watch videos, take part in quizzes, practise coding, get extra homework help and more.