Blog Posts tagged: parents

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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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The Art of Picture Books

Picture books have an ability to transport children into worlds they may never have imagined, so should be cherished for as long as possible.

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7 Splendid Summer Events for Kids

Brilliant bookish events for kids all summer, from The Jungle Book to the Gruffalo.

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Our Top 5 Funny Bits from Picture Books

Our Top 5 Funny Bits from Picture Books

From bottoms-and-pants silliness to more subtle humour, picture books are a joyous source of laughs. Here are 5 of our favourite moments

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The Top 5 Likeable Villains in Children's Books

They're murderers, thieves, pirates and mercenaries - but this bunch of misfits will probably steal your heart too. Who are your favourite villains? Let us know in the comments!

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Mike Brownlow

Ten Little Pirates author, Mike Brownlow, encourages us to get children jumping into the air and inventing their own sea monsters in our latest author spotlight

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