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Usborne Books

Usborne has continued to deliver the very best books to children for the past few decades, not only are the books useful for developing reading skills equipping young children with the essential skills to read and write but Usborne has kept all reading material fun, making the learning process exciting and pleasant. Usborne is a family business which was founded by Peter Usborne who has graced us with these specially designed books since 1973. Each book is carefully crafted, words are meticulously selected and drawings are skilfully done to create the perfect masterpiece. It is true that as parents or teachers, we must find innovative ways to approach how we guide children in their reading journey, Usborne is just the right company to be getting our books. 

Usborne produces books for babies ages 0-5 like the touchy feely books which incorporate soft textures and material for young readers to learn all about their senses accompanied by useful words and sentences for developing important phonic sounds. For teenagers ages 9-14, they have the What’s happening to me? Books which help children who are entering teenage-hood on the different changes that could be happening to their body, physical and mental health. Usborne covers an extensive range of topics like science, nature, literature, the animal kingdom, history and world general knowledge to name a few. 

Usborne consists of a large team of talented individuals from editors, illustrators, writers and they work in-house in their headquarter in London. Usborne focuses heavily on getting each product perfect even if that means spending that extra time before releasing to the public, each title produced is given intense care, passion, detail. In 2020, Usborne was given the Children’s Publisher of the Year by the British Book Awards. So if you’re a new parent, you can safely put your trust on Usborne to help your children develop their reading skills from babyhood all the way up to teenage-hood. Usborne now has over 3000 titles released, translated into over 100 different languages like German, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese and more.

Usborne have been creating amazing, quality titles for several decades helping millions of children develop important reading skills through the generations. Each book has been thoroughly planned, researched and carefully put together to ensure it is effectively teaching children about the essential skills of reading, you may find books that are fantastic for babies, children and young people. Peter Usborne wanted to make a positive change and prepare his newborn child’s future, with excitement, fun, colour, and bring in a new generation of teaching to children with entertainment. In present time, the brand is loved by parents, children and has continued to grow and make a positive impact on the world. Peter Usborne is now over 80 years old and is still working diligently with his daughter Nicola Usborne who is the Deputy Managing Director. At Usborne, they are always looking for new and innovative ways to bring the best educational material to children. 

The motto for Usborne is do it better, they work tirelessly to create the very best children's books, at the same time support new parents into helping them read to their kids, so you may find that all the books Usborne publishes are the perfect supporting material for learning. In 2018, Usborne was ranked 137 as Britain’s mid-market private companies with fastest international sales, in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. 

We’ve been making children’s books for over 40 years

"Usborne is an independent family business founded by Peter Usborne in 1973. It is the largest independent children's publisher in the UK, and Children’s Publisher of the Year 2020. Usborne creates engaging, innovative, accessible books for children of all ages. Usborne books are written to appeal directly to children, and are there for every age and stage from newborn baby to young adult." - Usborne

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