Most of the mothers and fathers on the Moms-in-Vaud Social Network have likely heard of Usborne and many likely own at least one Usborne Book. It’s no wonder, Usborne is an independent, award-winning UK publishing company that publishes English books for children of all ages. And this year it’s been named Children’s Publisher of the Year.
All Usborne books are of a very high quality and are extremely attractive both to readers and children. They are put together using the knowledge of child development experts as well as the real-life experience of parents. There is something for everyone: for the early years there are touchy-feely, look and say, first picture books and noisy books, for toddlers and preschoolers there are also sticker books and first stories, flip-flap books & nursery rhymes & poems. And as the kids get bigger you can graduate to board games, flash cards and jigsaw books. There are also books for children that are just beginning to read, which lead them through a whole programme to instill confident reading. And that’s not all, there’s also non-fiction, including encyclopedias, general knowledge books & dictionaries, arts and crafts books and cookery books. There are even internet-linked books which lead the reader to even more relevant information on the subject they are learning about.
The list is endless! Whatever kind of book you may be looking for; for a child or young person Usborne without a doubt has it.
Is English your child’s second (or third!) language? No problem, Usborne also boasts the English Learners’ Editions, books especially designed for children learning English as a second or foreign language.
If all this talk on these amazing books leaves you wanting more information there are several options available to parents in Western Switzerland.
- Browse one of the catalogues and through a selection of titles, then contact Elly Fisher, a local reseller, with the details & she will place the order & deliver the books.
- Hold a book party. Invite your friends around to your house and you can spend a few hours together selecting some lovely books for your own children or as presents. (There are even incentives for an individual who does decide to hold a book party especially if it’s before the end of June).
- Invite Elly to a pre-organised coffee morning, play-date, or other event. She will happily come along with some books & catalogues and she can discuss the different ranges on offer and match them up according to your children’s book needs.