Usborne books are produced by Usborne Publishing, in London, England. Founded by Peter Usborne over 30 years ago, Usborne Publishing revolutionized children's publishing in the UK with information books that combined very high educational and editorial standards – and made finding out fun.
Usborne has grown into one of the world’s leading children’s book publishers, with translations in almost ninety languages and masses of awards.
The remarkable success of Usborne derives from the simple idea that it is possible, without any sacrifice of quality, to produce books as interesting and entertaining as television, magazines and comics - media which children instinctively prefer.
Usborne was the first UK children's publisher to produce ground-breaking Internet-linked books. The Usborne Quicklinks website links readers to recommended websites, enhancing the information in the books with movies, sounds, pronunciation guides, games and quizzes on the Internet. There are now over 200 Usborne Internet-linked books, including atlases, encyclopedias, language books and dictionaries.
Early Years books
Usborne Early Years books range from bath books to picture books, flashcards to phonics. Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written, they are adored by pre-school children and continue to win prestigious awards.
Usborne and reading
Usborne books are ideal supplementary reading for children learning to read. Trusted by teachers and librarians everywhere for impeccable quality, Usborne has something for children at every stage of their literacy development, from first word books to fiction.
The non-fiction list through which Usborne made its name continues to educate children of all ages, whilst while making finding out fun. Highly interactive, with bright, colourful illustrations, Usborne non-fiction ranges from Romans to dragons, jigsaw books to award-winning activity books, many with Internet links for extra study value.