Blog Posts tagged: parents

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Teens' Book of the Month: Darker Ends

Check out this month's teens' book recommendation: Alex Nye's dark tale, inspired by the Glencoe Massacre

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Year of the Dad: The Difference Reading Makes

Douglas Guest of Fathers Network Scotland describes his own reading journey, and the impact sharing stories has had on him and his children.

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Lauren Child

Lauren Child talks to us about her new book, One Thing, featuring the fabulous Charlie and Lola.

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Bookbug Detective: Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Bookbug Detective is back with some wonderful hints and tips to encourage reluctant readers.

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Children's Book of the Month: School Ship Tobermory

Children's Book of the Month: School Ship Tobermory

Check out this month's children's book recommendation: an exciting school story with a difference by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith.

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How to Give Your Little Ones the Happiest Holiday Season

The holidays can be both exciting and stressful for children, as well as adults. Here's how to calm and ease your little ones and ensure they have the best holiday ever!

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5 School Subjects That Can Help You Become an Astronaut

This week Tim Peake will become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station as a member of the European Space Agency. His trip is certain to inspire school children up and down the country to become the next generation of space explorers. Luckily, Louie Stowell, author of The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook, knows exactly which school subjects all future astronauts need to get full marks in – including some surprising ones.

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13 Beautifully Illustrated Nursery Rhymes

Over The Hills And Far Away is a new collection of nursery rhymes from across the world, each one accompanied by an image from a different illustrator. The book's creator, Elizabeth Hammill, picks out some gorgeous and intriguing illustrations from the book in this blog post. After you've been dazzled by the images, you can enter our simple competition to win a copy of the book!

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Five Reasons to Get Kids (and Parents) Coding

To celebrate the recent release of Usborne's coding titles, Coding for Beginners Using Scratch and Lift The Flap Computers And Coding, author Rosie Dickins talks about why it's great to get your pupils interested in coding from a young age.

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Bibliotherapy: Books to Help You Cope With Teens

Has your formerly sweet child turned into a bewildering stranger? Here are some books to help you cope and understand what they're going through

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