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Our Usborne books for kids are packed with facts and humour that will introduce children to so much information. Explore a variety of early concepts with our See Inside books, engaging Sticker Dressing books for creative fun and introduce babies and toddlers to new words with a range of books from the popular That's Not My… series! Do you love facts as much as your kids? Check out our non-fiction books for adults.

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  • Elizabeth I

    Stephanie Turnbull

    Product Code: APNNT
    Hardback 5 years +
    Who was Queen Elizabeth I and when did she live? What did she wear and who were her enemies? These and other questions are answered with vivid, full colour illustrations and photographs on every page, and short informative text. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
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  • The Secret Garden

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: ADWDJ
    Hardback 6 years +

    Young readers who are just starting out on their reading journey will be enchanted by Lesley Simms' adaptation of the best-loved children's classic The Secret Garden. With stunning illustrations and simple text, the captivating story of unhappy orphan girl Mary who finds a hidden garden and brings it to life with the help of some new friends, is a wonderful and inspiring book.

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  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOAW
    Hardback 6 years +
    The quirky sequel to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. After returning from Wonderland, Alice's adventures continue when she steps through a looking glass and into the topsy-turvy world beyond. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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  • Stories of Pirates

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: ADUXE
    Hardback 5 years +

    Any youngsters who love pirates and are just starting out on their reading adventures will love Usborne Young Reading Stories of Pirates. Written in conjunction with reading experts at Roehampton University, the three stories are full of adventure and excitement and are guaranteed to appeal to newly independent readers.

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  • The Chilly Little Penguin

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APOCU
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Perry the penguin is freezing. So he goes on a high-speed round of skating, swimming and sliding around his South Pole home. But will it be enough to warm him up? This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • Why is the Sea Salty?

    Rosie Dickins

    Product Code: APOBA
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, based on a Korean folktale, aimed at children who are beginning to read. The King has a magic millstone, which can make anything he asks for. He keeps the millstone well hidden, but a clever thief tricks a guard into telling him where to find it. The book is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It offers a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
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  • Mystery Mansion

    Phil Roxbee Cox

    Product Code: APNQU
    Hardback 6 years +
    When the worst nightmares of the villagers of Nether Bogey seem to be coming true, Harry suspects that something is amiss. Could Mystery Mansion and the shadowy characters who live there have something to do with it? A chilling story from the Usborne Young Reading Programme, for children growing in reading confidence and ability.
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  • Eggs and Chicks

    Fiona Patchett

    Product Code: APNNI
    Hardback 6 years +
    Which bird lays the biggest egg in the world and how do tiny chicks learn to fly? Beginner readers can find answers to these questions and more in this colourful information book. The easy-to-read text has been specially written with the help of a reading expert. Includes internet links to carefully selected websites with pictures, information and activities.
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  • Stories of Monsters

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APNSH
    Hardback 5 years +
    Three original stories with easy-reading text for children who have just started reading on their own. Includes stories about scary monsters living under the bed, close encounters with rampaging ice beasts and escaping slimy swamp creatures. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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  • East of the Sun, West of the Moon

    Susanna Davidson

    Product Code: APNZS
    Hardback 6 years +
    The Norwegian folk tale retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. A young girl sets out with a great white bear on a journey to the ends of the earth. She visits enchanted castles, rides the wind and battles with a troll queen - all for the sake of true love. Part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories.
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  • The Golden Carpet

    Mairi Mackinnon

    Product Code: APOQN
    Hardback 4 years +
    A prince convinces a peasant girl to marry him by learning to weave carpets. The couple rule as king and queen until a wicked magician kidnaps the king, forcing him to be his slave and weave carpets for the magician to sell. In order to escape, the king finds an ingenious way of getting a message to his wife. It is a traditional folktale from Armenia. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, which includes over 250 titles across seven levels - all developed in conjunction with reading experts at Roehampton University.
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  • The Wooden Horse

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APOLM
    Hardback 6 years +
    This is a new title in "Young Reading, Series One" based on the Greek myth, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children just beginning to read to help build confidence and ability. The Greek army has been sent to Troy to recapture Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But how can they get inside the heavily defended city? The Greek commander, Odysseus, comes up with an extraordinary solution - but will his daring plan really work? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is Principal Lecturer in Education from Roehampton University and an early reading specialist. Every title in this series features clear and compelling text accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations. It is designed to motivate children as they learn to read.
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  • How Zebras Got Their Stripes

    Lesley Sims

    Product Code: APOFV
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic Usborne Reading Programme, based on an old African folktale and aimed at children who are beginning to read. Once upon a time, zebras didn't have stripes but a greedy baboon changed all that...This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Alison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • Twelfth Night

    Rosie Dickins

    Product Code: APOCW
    Hardback 6 years +
    Shakespeare's classic comedy retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When Viola is left shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, she must disguise herself as a boy for protection. But when she becomes a page for Duke Orsino, things start to get a little complicated. This title is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
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  • The Reluctant Dragon

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: APOBE
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When a young boy meets a dragon who doesn't believe in violence he has to defend his new friend from the slash-happy St. George the dragonslayer. This book is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It offers a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
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  • Androcles and the Lion

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APOBC
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. One day Androcles comes across an angry lion. But what's that? It has a thorn stuck in its paw and Androcles quickly makes a new friend. This title is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
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  • King Midas and the Gold

    Alex Frith

    Product Code: APOAY
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When good King Midas helps an elderly man find his way home he is granted his fondest wish to turn anything he touches into pure gold. At first, this gift seems like the most wonderful thing to have ever happened but he soon learns that you should be careful what you wish for. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • Scaredy Cat

    Russell Punter

    Product Code: APOAR
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Stanley is a cat who's scared of anything and everything. So how will he cope when his friends leave him on his own in a house full of strange noises? It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.
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  • The Golden Goose

    Conrad Mason

    Product Code: APOAL
    Hardback 4 years +
    This book is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. When a young man finds a golden goose in the forest he has to keep it away from the greedy townsfolk. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
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  • Clever Rabbit and the Wolves

    Susanna Davidson

    Product Code: APOAJ
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. The Clever Rabbit is eating happily in the woods when he has to save a lost sheep from being eaten by a hungry wolf. But will the rabbit's brains outmatch the wolf's brawn?This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • The Tortoise and the Eagle

    Rob Lloyd Jones

    Product Code: APOAI
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. When the tortoise sees an eagle flying through the sky it gets jealous and tries to find a way to fly itself. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • The Mouse's Wedding

    Mairi Mackinnon

    Product Code: APOAE
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. Father Mouse wants his daughter to marry the best husband in the world - the Sun! But Miss Mouse has her own ideas in this charming folktale from Japan. This book features clear and compelling text accompanied by enchanting original illustrations by Frank Endersby. It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University. It is a great value quality hardback with ribbon marker guaranteed to foster pride in book ownership.
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  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

    Katie Daynes

    Product Code: APOAC
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. It is a thoughtful retelling of Aesop's fable. It's the middle of summer and while the grasshopper is enjoying himself, the ant is busy preparing for winter and when winter arrives both the ant and the grasshopper learn something about the merits of hard work. This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey, a reading specialist. Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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  • The Genie in the Bottle

    Rosie Dickins

    Product Code: APOAA
    Hardback 4 years +
    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, aimed at children who are beginning to read. A poor fisherman goes fishing, but catches an old bottle instead of a fish. When he opens the bottle, he accidentally releases a big, bad genie.This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Surrey.Every title has clear and compelling text that allows children to build their burgeoning reading skills and is accompanied by charming and highly appealing illustrations.
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Children’s Activity Books

Our collection of Usborne’s activity books is a fantastic learning resource for children of all ages. We have a selection of books that would be perfect for your baby’s very first read. Plus, we have a range of lift the flap books and wipe-clean books which are ideal for the little ones!

Enthralling Educational Non-Fiction

Each of Usborne’s non-fiction books is a great educational tool for children. The books are fact-filled and fun reads for kids that may usually be reluctant to pick up a book. The way the information is presented makes it very accessible and kids will learn a lot about history, languages, science and much, much more!

High Quality Artwork

There has been a fantastic level of attention to detail for the artwork on and inside these books. Each image has a lot to explore, and it’ll have children fascinated as they explore beautiful scenes from different historical and scientific topics!

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