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  • Happy 40th Birthday Usborne!

    Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:27

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    Usborne is an award-winning UK publisher producing almost every type of children's book for every age from baby to young adult. Founded by Peter Usborne in 1973, they pioneered a completely new generation of entertaining, colourful and friendly non-fiction books. Since its foundation, Usborne has been the publisher that children love for their humorous, factual and fun books.

    To celebrate we've got 3 great prizes to give away! First prize receives a selection of 40 great Usborne titles, second gets 20 and third place, ten.

    Just answer the question below by Monday July 1 and be in with a chance to win!

    Update -- winners: Ong Yen Siong Benedict, Paul Scotland, Jennifer Wells

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: books, Usborne, anniversary, birthday, childrens

    Usborne's 40th

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    1. Vikki Billings's avatar Vikki Billings

      Happy 40th!! Thank you for the great giveaway!!

      Posted Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:04
    2. Sandra Barry's avatar Sandra Barry

      what a great gift to share with your children and grandchildren. Fingers crossed to see the books "winging their way" to Australia.

      Posted Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:48
    3. Michelle Ptak's avatar Michelle Ptak

      Great comp ... thanks x

      Posted Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:56
    4. Eugenio Pagani's avatar Eugenio Pagani

      happy B-day! would love to win!!!

      Posted Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:41
    5. NK Frowen's avatar NK Frowen

      Happy Birthday Usbourne Books! I bought so many of your wonderful books for my children to use, and loved them so much, I kept several to pass on to my grandchildren. The First Thousand Words is one of the best children's books there is!

      Posted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:40
    6. Lynda Taylor's avatar Lynda Taylor

      Congratulations Usborne on 40 years my children and I have loved using and reading your books.

      Posted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:38
    7. barbara megan moussa's avatar barbara megan moussa

      Congratulations we have these inspiring books in the school library where I worked until I retired. Now with grandchildren would love a collection of my own to share with them.

      Posted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:49
    8. Pamela Stratford's avatar Pamela Stratford

      My children and now my grandchildren have all grown up with Osbourne Books - a fantastic range of interests published in amazing formats - I read them myself.

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:28
    9. Linda's avatar Linda

      What wonderful books they have had over the years! I would adore reading them to my Grandson. Congratulations to Usborne!

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:31
    10. Patricia Cochran's avatar Patricia Cochran

      Congratulations! We enjoy your books! Pat Cochran

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:14
    11. Glenys Calder's avatar Glenys Calder

      wonderful wonderful books - my favourites to read to the grandchildren

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:05
    12. J Alefounder's avatar J Alefounder

      I have borrowed these books from our local library and read them to our Grandson who in turn is now in an extension programme after one year at school. I know that it is mostly as a result of reading the many Usborne books to him. They are wonderful learning tool. Congratulations

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:47
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      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:13
    14. Christine Pinkney's avatar Christine Pinkney

      I love these books never mind the little ones. Happy Birthday

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:24
    15. Sarah Bowen's avatar Sarah Bowen

      Heres to at least 40 more!

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:04
    16. Judith Walpole's avatar Judith Walpole

      Felizes Aniversarios al Usbornes for your very special editions all' Greetings from the Antipodes !

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:02
    17. Tatiana Archangelo's avatar Tatiana Archangelo

      Good Luck!

      Posted Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:33
    18. Andrea Mounter's avatar Andrea Mounter

      Poppy and Sam rule forever! That's my Usborne. :)

      Posted Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:51
    19. Peter McClean's avatar Peter McClean

      The Usborne language books are great.

      Posted Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:50
    20. LeeAnne Lupton's avatar LeeAnne Lupton

      Happy Birthday. My children are endlessly entertained by your craft and to do books....and filled with wonder of the world by your information books, thank you.

      Posted Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:04
    21. Chiuhui Wu's avatar Chiuhui Wu

      happy birthday Usborne

      Posted Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:08
    22. Ghous Bakhsh Umrani's avatar Ghous Bakhsh Umrani

      Congratulation Usborne

      Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:01
    23. stef's avatar stef

      happy birthday Usborne publishers, thanks for all the years of enjoyable reading, fun things to do and help keeping my kids interested in books and thanks to the book depositary for telling us all...

      Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 02:43
    24. Nick Alexander's avatar Nick Alexander

      What an amazing achievement for any business and great comp for us. Would love to win this for my girls.

      Posted Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:41
    25. Jackie BoneGeorge's avatar Jackie BoneGeorge

      never mind the children, as a 52 year old I love Usborne books even now

      Posted Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:40

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