are Usborne Books &
what makes them SO SPECIAL?
||In 1973, Peter Usborne realized that nonfiction books needed
to change in order to compete with TV and comics for children's
attention. Wanting to produce books that
were neither boring nor intimidating, he borrowed some ideas from these two media and
hired educational consultants to oversee the writing to make sure that the books would be
educationally sound while arousing the child's interest. These books are both
ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL!
||Usborne Books are well organized and designed graphically to
draw the readers in, to help them absorb the material and retain
Usborne Books are fascinating, lavishly illustrated books written with humor, surprise and
drama, appealing to a broader age range than other books. They incorporate activities and
puzzles to challenge a child's observation and intelligence.
||Their superb printing quality and
exceptionally well-produced graphics, high ratio of pictures to text,
format and unique detail set Usborne Books apart from anything yet produced. Usborne
Books include a wide range of subjects
covering history, science, nature, math, foreign language, arts &
crafts, parent's guides and much
LINKED BOOKS are leading the publishing industry as limitless
||There are over 1500 titles available, with
approximately 80 new titles being introduced each January and July. The
books are printed on acid free paper, so they can be handed down for generations. Usborne
Books truly appeal to all ages, infants to adults, with prices to suit everyone,
from $3.95 to $39.95, most titles being under $10.00.
||Most of the books are available in both paperback
and the highest quality library binding. Many are made into Kid
Kits which include things to use for the activities together with the book in a
resealable package for gifts, traveling, grandparents' house, or just a rainy day.
||The marketing programs
with Usborne Books at Home are varied,
including home shows, catalog shows, direct sales, community events,
conferences & meetings, bookfairs, internet sales, & more. Consultants may work with Schools &
Libraries after receiving Educational Consultant certification.
||Awards include Teachers' Choice Awards, Dr.
Toy's 100 Best Children's Products Awards, Parents Choice Awards, American Booksellers
Award, Times Educational Supplement's Senior Information Book Award & a Children's
Book Council Award for Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies.
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