I have come across a publisher in the past few years who’s books for children I am drawn to for their subject matter and presentation. This publisher is Usborne. Apparently I am not the only one who has fallen in love with their ability to share stories and facts in beautiful, colorful and witty ways. Usborne was named the Children’s Publisher of the Year for 2012.
We have started to carry a few of their products in the Bookshop so I wanted to share a bit about them with you.
Usborne is a major, independent, award-winning UK publishing company, and Children’s Publisher of the Year 2012. They publish almost every type of children’s book for every age from baby to teenager.
Founded by Peter Usborne in 1973, Usborne pioneered a completely new generation of entertaining, colorful and friendly non-fiction books. Since its foundation, Usborne has been the publisher that children themselves love for its humorous, factual and fun books.
Usborne has so many different types of books in their collection that I can’t cover them all here but I would like to share a few of my favorites.
Children’s Classics: If you love reading the classics to your children then you definitely need to check out the Illustrated Classics for Girls and the Illustrated Classics for Boys. Each collection contains six timeless classic stories with beautiful illustrations. The Classics for Girls shares the stories of The Railway Children, The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty, Little Women and Heidi to “enchant and delight” readers. The Classics for Boys tells the thrilling stories of Robin Hood, Gulliver’s Travels, Moonfleet, Around the World in 80 Days, Robinson Crusoe and The Canterville Ghost filled with “action and adventure”. These are stories you will read again and again and the beautiful books are something that will be passed down through the generations.
Sticker Books: What is more fun for a child than stickers? Stickers that can be used with their ever expanding imaginations! Usborne has taken sticker books to a whole new level. One of their most popular sticker books is theDoll’s House Sticker Book. This is a gorgeous sticker book with beautifully decorated rooms just waiting to be filled with furniture and accessories. The book includes eleven rooms spread over three stories in the house, including a master bedroom, two children’s bedrooms, a baby’s nursery, a kitchen, living room, study, dining room and attic. Children will have hours of fun arranging the house just as they want it, with objects ranging from chandeliers to china, as well as toys, ornaments and even food.
In addition to theDoll’s Housewe have sticker books to create imaginative fairy kingdoms, picture and word matching in both English and Spanish and dot-to-dots.
I have to stop there but if your child loves science, crafts/activities, history, puzzles, basically everything then you have to check out Usborne because I know you will love it as much as we do.