Usborne has lots of books about pirates, and even a pirate treasure chest kit!
Illustrated Stories for Boys
Want to sail the high seas? Or battle dragons to the death? Dive into this collection of thrilling stores and choose your adventure. Pirates, monsters, robots, knights and ghosts are all waiting to excite you – or send shivers down your spine. As well as funny, scary and action-packed original tales. Boys will love to read these stories on their own or have mom or dad read to them. For ages 7-12.
Cowboy Things to Make and Do
This book contains 18 rootin' tootin' activities straight from the range, including a line dancing paper-chain, a showdown collage, a cowboy hat, a saloon door card and dancing cowboys. Every activity is clearly and vividly illustrated in an appealing and colorful style, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Over 350 colorful stickers make the activities even more decorative. For ages 6-12.
Books for Girls
Fairy Princess Books
Usborne has a huge selection of books about fairies, princesses, and fairy princesses!
Illustrated Stories for Girls
This beautifully illustrated collection contains fourteen fantastic tales of pretty princesses, determined fairies, brave dolls and clever mermaids. Alongside classics such as Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid and The Princess and the Pea are less well-known tales by master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, plus six funny, original stories that are sure to become equally well loved. Girls will enjoy reading these stories on their own or having mom or dad read to them. For ages 7-12.
Illustrated Fairy Tales
Open these pages and enter an enchanted realm of proud emperors, pretty princesses, helpful fairies and magical animals. This charming collection contains ten classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and others. For ages 7-12.
Books for Teens
The Museum of Mary Child
A gothic tale in which a girl named Heloise lives with her strict and forbidding godmother in an isolated cottage. Raised without toys or playmates, Heloise takes refuge in her imagination. Her only book is a much-censored Bible in which her godmother rewrote the Ten Commandments to include forbidding play, pretty clothes, and the possession of a doll. Heloise is not even allowed to know the meaning of love - her Bible has been edited and pages glued together to keep her from anything that speaks of that forbidden subject. Next door is a sinister museum dedicated to the memory of Mary Child, where visitors enter with a smile and depart in horror. One day Heloise finds a mysterious doll that leads her to uncover the devastating secret of her past - as well as to discover the redemptive power of love, with gentle allusions to Christianity and the common humanity that underlies all faiths. Recommended for children, teenagers and adults who enjoy intense and intelligent fantasy fiction like Hans Christian Andersen, Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Tom's Midnight Garden. Ages 12+.
On New Year's Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning... “They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days.” Hurled into a life on the run, the 15-year-old fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father’s mysterious death and a history-changing secret. Who can he turn to, who can he trust, when the whole world seems to want him dead? The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last. There are twelve books in this series, each named after a different month. Age 12+.
Story of the Nativity
The Nativity story comes to life in this timelessly beautiful book. Ages 3 and up.
A colorfully illustrated collection of the most well-known and well-loved stories from the Old and New Testament, specially selected and carefully written to enable youngsters to gain understanding, and perfect for reading aloud. Ages 4-9.
The Usborne Little Book of Stories from the Old Testament
The best-known and best-loved stories from the Old Testament have been selected for this retelling of the Bible for young children. Staying close to the traditional text, the stories are presented in a way that young listeners and young readers can understand and enjoy.
What Shall I Draw? Art Pack
Pack includes What Shall I Draw? book, four high quality drawing pencils, eight high quality color pencils, one pencil sharpener, one eraser and one felt-tip pen. Ages 7-12.
The Young Naturalist
This book shows how to set about collecting, observing and experimenting in the natural world. There are lots of activities and projects to do. Ages 9-12.
Art Sticker Book
This charmingly illustrated book is packed with stickers from over 100 of the best-loved paintings in the National Gallery's collection. Learn about the lives of the artists and the stories behind the paintings. Ages 9+.
1001 Things to Spot
Kids of all ages love search books! These fun search-and-find books develop eye/hand coordination, teach number recognition, and help teach words. The colorful illustrations are filled with interesting details and other surprises that will keep readers transfixed for hours.
Story of Inventions
Toasters, toilets, televisions, computers, cars, chocolate bars, flying machines, and even jeans! This award-winning book reveals the real-life stories behind dozens of brilliant inventions. For ages 8-12.
Internet-Linked Reference Set
Internet-Linked Reference Set of 3 includes: Encyclopedia of World Geography, Encyclopedia of World History, and Science Encyclopedia. These award-winning resources are packed with information and full-color illustrations. The encyclopedias contain over 400 pages each! Plus they are internet-linked for further research! A great value for these high quality Usborne books!