If you have never heard of Usborne Books, let me just say, they are amazing children’s books! I loved them so much I joined as a consultant (mainly to get the discount for books for my kids), especially now that we’re homeschooling! Today I wanted to show you some of my favorites! While I absolutely love our picture books and story books, and they are all beautifully illustrated, the reference books are still probably my top favorite! My oldest (who is 8) actually requested the Children’s Encyclopedia when I had my very first party, which then sparked an Usborne addiction lol! Since then, I’ve added several other reference books to our library, and I thought I could share a little peek inside of the ones I have!!
First up our Children’s Encyclopedia! This one has internet links/QR codes that you can scan or go to, to learn even more than what’s on the pages!! It’s packed full of all sorts of info, on all sorts of topics!!
Next up we have our Illustrated Dictionary! Wow was I impressed with this one! I knew it would obviously have pictures of the words being defined, but this went way beyond what I ever dreamed. There are some entries, such as the motorcycle (pictured below), that actually label all the parts of the picture! This is fantastic, and I know my daughter will be using this a lot in school this year!
The newest addition to our library is our Not Your Everyday Thesaurus. I’ll admit, it also was not what I was expecting, I thought it would be similar to the Illustrated Dictionary, but instead of having lists of words like your typical Thesaurus, this puts them into categories. That was one downside, but it still is chock full of words, and pictures, and writing tips. While I’ll probably still have to have a regular old thesaurus so she can learn how to use it alphabetically, this one is still a great investment!!
Finally, we have our Animals reference book. I knew my daughter would be studying and doing a project about different types of animals and their classifications. This book did not disappoint, it is also internet linked, and has beautiful pictures, and talks about the different environments that different animals live.
If you are interested at all in these books or just to check out any other books we have, please feel free to check them out at https://w9907.myubam.com/. No pressure, but I love sharing these books with people!!