Best Usborne Books | The Best Educational Books for Kids

December 4, 2018 22 Comments
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Usborne books are our absolute favourite educational books. They are written in a way that Freddie can understand them, they are colourful, and even more than that they are informative. This list includes the absolute best Usborne books which we use all the time in our homeschool.

We have been reading Usborne books for years since Freddie was a baby. We absolutely love books and Freddie has always enjoyed reading.

Our favourites from when he was a baby were the That’s Not My board books.

But did you know they also did educational books for children?

Well I didn’t!

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As we now homeschool Freddie we are always looking at new educational books for him to learn from. That are both easy to read, and enjoyable for him. He is only 8 years old, he does read incredibly well, but he still definitely prefers pictures on at least some of the pages!

Check out over 100 books for 9 year old’s that kids will love to read.

Check out some of the best Usborne books that are absolutely excellent for home learning, whether that be homeschooling or just learning at home after school.

The Best Usborne Books

A Short History of the World

Out of the 5 books we were sent this was the first one Freddie chose to read. He has shown such an interest in history since he has been homeschooled, and loves learning about the different eras. He has studied the Tudors and Ancient Greeks in great depth but is absolutely fascinated by it.

This book starts at the Ancient World from the Ice Age, then to the Medieval World from the 450’s, next to the Early Modern World from the 1450’s and then straight up to the Modern World from the 1750’s.

The illustrations in this book are fantastic, and it is full of awesome information.

A short history of the world

Politics for Beginners

Now I already know how great this book is as we already have it. So if you scroll further down the page there is a competition to win a copy of it.

It talks about the very basics of politics and shows how politics is everywhere in our lives.

It is written in very small chunks that are easy to digest. Freddie is 8 years old and has already learnt a lot from it, and it definitely sparks debate! Which is great.

Politics for Beginners - Usborne Homeschool Books

 100 Things to Know About Space

We flicked through this book together, but it was so engaging and interesting we spent about an hour.

“Freddie did you know a space toilet costs Β£12 million”

“Did you know to be an astronaut you have to be able to swim, be trained in wilderness survival, be able to read and speak Russian, have a maths or science degree, be able to fly a jet plane and be between 157 – 190.5cm tall”

It is a great book, again not with huge texts of writing so it is very easy to read and absorb.

100 Things to Know about space educational books

 Lift the Flap Engineering

Another great book. Freddie’s dad is an engineer by trade and therefore this was really interesting for him to read. On first glance I thought as it was a lift the flap book it might be too young. But I was wrong.

It is full of really interesting things that will certainly spark on interest in engineering.

We travel a lot as a family and the flying high page which talks about Balancing Forces, and Lift, Thrust and Drag was really interesting for Freddie.

Lift the Flap Engineering Book - Usborne Homeschool Educational Books

 Looking After your Mental Health

This is such a popular topic at the minute, and certainly wasn’t found in many children’s books when I was younger. Freddie hasn’t read this yet, however, I have, albeit skim read it.

It looks like a great book, however, personally the target reader I would put at at least 12 years old. It talks about puberty, sex, relationships, phones and social media. There are other areas of the book that are definitely relevant for an 8 year old though.

This will definitely be placed on our bookshelf for when he is a little older as I think it is such an important topic.

Looking after your mental health book

Check out their other titles of books for children aged 7-11 here.

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**Disclosure – I was sent these books free of charge in return for an honest review. **

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I am Clare, a homeschooling mum in the UK to my gorgeous 9 year old son, Freddie. We also live with my bearded husband Stuart.

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  • Tracy Nixon (@tracyknixon) December 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Little Kids First Big Book of the World by Elizabeth Carney

  • Annabel Greaves December 4, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I love stem educational books

  • Solange December 4, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection

  • ashleigh allan December 4, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I like the carol vorderman maths books!

  • Anthony Harrington December 4, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Little Kids First Big Book of Space

  • Ruth Harwood December 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I wanna teach my daughter politics, she has an interest in the news and whats happening on our streets with all the homeless being everywhere xx

  • mariad411 December 5, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    dr seuss abc

  • DUNCAN S December 9, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Anything to do with space, we have lots because we home ed too!

  • Lorna Ledger December 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    My Nephews imagination was really sparked by the Guinness World records 2016! It made him really interested in certain topics, it taught him how to look at a table of contents and understand facts etc, now he gets it every year (the book)

  • hwood83 December 14, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    My Son loves space books

  • Karen Barrett December 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Timelines of Everything

  • Michelle Stewart December 26, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Has to be any fact book on animals

  • keepyourfacetothesun1 December 27, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I love these books and have started selling them! Since I have a toddler I am great with the baby and toddler selections but am always looking at input in the selection for older children to help recommend to my clients! I love how educational so many of their books are! Have you tried the 50 things to do and make book! It’s a great STEM book!

  • Emma Howard December 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    The politics book looks great – I would probably learn something!

  • Jo McPherson December 30, 2018 at 11:06 am

    A Short History of Everything

  • Eileen Tingle January 3, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I like the Usborne Music books for budding pianists

  • raisedvibrations35 January 4, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Funnily enough I was given the Blue Planet book for Christmas and my little brother loves it too! I’m thrilled because I can talk about underwater life all day πŸ˜›

  • Melissa Lee January 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

    The book The Human Body has been a source of fascination for my nephew!

  • Kim Neville January 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    My son has enjoyed reading 100 things to know about history and Usborne Beginners Science Collection

  • Megan Kinsey January 6, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    A Short History of Everything πŸ™‚

  • LEE HARDY (@grifterassasin) January 6, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Fact book on animals

  • sheridarby January 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    The Biff and Chip Magic Key Early Readers books

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