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Usborne is well regarded as a market leader within the children’s publishing industry and each year they are looking for innovative new ideas that will excite children and adults alike.

These are just a few of the amazing points about Usborne Books:

Age Elastic/Multi-Level

Books that can be used in a variety of different ways at different ages.

Book Bands

Books which are bookbanded. Many schools band books by colour to help children choose the right books for their reading ability. A selection of Usborne titles have been assessed for banding.

Confidence/Self Esteem Building

Books that are reusable so practice can take place to improve. Also books with step-by-step instructions for inspiring and achievable results.

Curriculum Links

Books with links to the national curriculum. The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools in the UK, so children learn the same things.

Double Page Spread

Books that can be opened anywhere onto a double page spread, allowing the reader to delve straight in. “Dip in & out” is good for developing confidence and reluctant readers.

ESL Suitability

Books which could be suitable for the “English as a Second Language” customers.

Fine Motor Skills Development

Books that encourage the coordination of small muscle movements – usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers – with the eyes. Fine motor skills aid in the growth of intelligence.

High Interest/Low Ability

Books with high picture to word ratio. Short, accessible sections of text on appealing and relevant subjects.

Learning by Stealth

Books where children are learning through and fun and engaging ways.

Mixed Font/Text

Books with a mix of font/text (e.g. a comic strip). Invaluable for readers uninterested in conventional fiction.

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Books that enable children to use more than one sense to learn (sight/hearing/ touch/movement).

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Books with problem solving concepts not framed in words e.g. spot the difference.

Pre-Reading Skill Development

Books with pre-reading skills development. These are the skills children need in order to help them to become a reader, such as vocabulary development, matching, rhyming and letter skills.

Reluctant Readers

Books which could be suitable for children who may feel less confident or are “turned” off by books.

SEN Suitability

Books which could be suitable for children with Special Educational Needs.

Verbal Reasoning

Books which support problem solving using concepts framed in words.

So hopefully you can see from this information why I’m so excited about Usborne Books!

Remember, if there’s something you’re looking for and not quite sure which book to choose …


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