Children’s books for all ages

Jenny Tyler

Jenny’s bookshelf

This month’s book recommendations from Jenny Tyler, Publishing Director at Usborne

Growing young minds

"We want to create books that make knowledge irresistible. To encourage children to read non-fiction is to help them engage with the world they are living in, and think about how they can shape that world. Children can understand anything if it's presented in the right way, so we provide accurate, well-researched information in an engaging format."

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  • Waterstones Children's Book of the Month

    The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre

    The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre
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    Waterstones Children's Book of the Month

    The Unexpected Tale of Bastien Bonlivre

    Age: 9+

    £7.99

    Bastien Bonlivre is a boy with a big imagination, determined to finish the story his parents started, left to him in a red notebook.

    On the other side of Paris, bestselling author Olivier Odieux is struggling to complete his latest novel. Along with his villainous brothers, he is masterminding his greatest plot yet...one that will spread fear throughout the city and beyond.

  • Climate change action for young children

    Can we really help the Polar Bears?

    Can we really help the Polar Bears?
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    Climate change action for young children

    Can we really help the Polar Bears?

    Age: 5+

    £9.99

    The Arctic ice is melting and the polar bears need our help. They come to Warmland to explain what's really going wrong. Luckily they find a group of lively, sparky kids who jump into action and draw up a BRILLIANT PLAN.

  • A gentle, reassuring book to share

    I'm Not (Very) Afraid of Being Alone

    I'm Not (Very) Afraid of Being Alone
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    A gentle, reassuring book to share

    I'm Not (Very) Afraid of Being Alone

    Age: 3+

    £12.99

    The fear of being alone is common to many young children. Sweetly told from the little girl's perspective, this story explores that worry in a gentle, humorous way, coming to a comforting conclusion that might help allay any similar fears a reader may have. Beautiful laser-cut doorways and threads of connection as she calls to her father or he sings to her from different rooms illustrate her feelings throughout the book. The little girl and her family are brought warmly to life in the gorgeous, characterful artwork.

  • Press the buttons to hear the music

    The Planets

    The Planets
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    Press the buttons to hear the music

    The Planets

    Age: 3+

    £12.99

    Press the buttons embedded in the pages to hear the specially arranged music, while exploring the mysterious world of Space.

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Being kind and celebrating diversity

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