Usborne Publishing started in 1973 with the aim of creating entertaining, colorful and friendly books that children would love. Usborne’s first, best book was the Know How Book of Spy craft quickly followed by series such as First Thousand Words and Farmyard Tales which are both still in print today.
In May 2012, Usborne was rewarded with ongoing success when Usborne was named the Children’s Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards – a prize that was thrilled to accept. The judges called Usborne “a powerhouse that retains a good, independent spirit” and praised our results: “its figures are incredible and this is a sustainable business still striving for more growth.” Me, being an Independent Children’s Book Consultant, would have to agree. I am proud to be part of a sustainable business and also proud to be sharing this success with all those who are interested in Usborne Books.
Usborne Books has almost a book for every kind of child. Usborne Books publish cot, cloth, and bath books for babies and early years books to help children to develop essential early reading skills. Usborne’s Very First Reading Series and the Usborne Reading Program helps children and their parents through the difficult stage when they are learning to read on their own. Then, when they are able to read independently children can choose to read a Usborne book on whatever interests them, from dinosaurs to submarines, fairy tales to world history.
Thank you to Usborne for your continuing support and enthusiasm for our children.