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One of the questions I am asked most is, “What makes Usborne Books so Great?”
A book is a book, right? The choices are between hardcover or paperback, fiction or non-fiction.
It turns out not all books are created equal. We really do judge a book by it’s cover. Our children sure do!
This is why when I discovered Usborne Books & More I fell head over heals in love. If they had been on store shelves, I would have purchased the store!
The most popular question I am asked is, “What makes Usborne Books so great?” I could go on and on, but here are my top 13 reasons why Usborne Books are among the best in the industry!
High Picture-to-Text Ratio
This makes the books visually appealing and less intimidating to reluctant readers.
Usborne Books have beautiful illustrations, durable stitched binding and almost all of the books come in hardcover. The spine’s of the books are easy to see and read for bookshelf visual appeal.
Bite-Size Chunks of Information
With text presented in small bite-size chunks, the reader is less overwhelmed and the information is easier to absorb.
Flaps & Slides
This interactive format appeals to tactile learners.
Double Page Spreads
A lot of our nonfiction and even some picture books have this visual appeal that helps draw in readers.
Peek Through & Pop-Up Illustrations
Kids love to curiously peek through holes to the next page, and illustrations that pop out of the books help bring the story to life.
Usborne recognized the educational and entertainment value of the Internet and strove to link the power of the written word and the vast information available on the web together to enhance a reader’s learning experience. The Internet links go to safe websites that correlate directly to the book’s topics. These are wonderful time savers and homework helpers.
Our books have been weighed and measured by the best-of-the-best in the publishing world, and we’ve come out on top again and again.
Many of our titles include flaps, fold-out pages, question-and-answer format and fun features that attract children (and adults) to them.
Whether you’re reading with a flashlight discovering hidden images in the shine-a-light books, driving a vehicle around the busy books or mixing up pages in the Muddle & Match books, these books are interactive and engaging!
I go both ways on this one honestly. My son loves Paw Patrol and Thomas the Train. And if having those characters in a book helps him want to look at a book, well then stock up on them!
However, there is something about commercial-free books that feel more wholesome. Without any corporate marketing or media tie-ins, they are reading to read and are enjoying letting their imaginations run.
While many books released from Usborne Publishing are written by UK authors, Kane Miller Publishing provides books written by authors from around the world, providing young readers access to different world views and ideas.
Check out the latest catalog to search for authors by country.
Where else can you replace a book for half the cost when a flap is torn off the page, a cup of juice is spilled on them or the book is loved and maybe chewed on so much that pages begin to fall out?
Usborne Books & More offers a wonderful lifetime replacement policy on all their products.
Every Usborne Books & More consultant is running their own business. You’re supporting your local economy and helping a family pay for dance classes, swimming lessons or even groceries.
When you buy a book from me, you can expect personal recommendations, the best customer service and you might just get a bonus book or item.
When is the last time a big box store did that for you?
I’d love to hear what makes Usborne Books so great to you? Share your favorite title below in the comments.