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Our range of beautifully illustrated classic stories presented in traditional cloth binding or attractive slipcases are timeless gifts that children will cherish. Alternatively, take a look at our novelty gift books, including the fabulous slot-together castle, wind-up train and musical sound books.

Classic stories for a new generation

Usborne Illustrated Originals The Wind in the Willows Heidi Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Usborne Illustrated Originals bring complete and unabridged classic stories to life with enchanting illustrations in beautiful padded hardback gift editions.

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Illustrated slipcase collections Nursery rhymes and tales

These two lovely books of nursery rhymes and fairy tales are sumptuously presented with cloth covers and attractive slipcases - wonderful gifts to be shared and treasured.

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Illustrated slipcase collections Illustrated slipcase collections

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Illustrated story collectionsTimeless adventure stories

From the legendary adventures of Robin Hood to the gritty tales of Charles Dickens, Usborne's Illustrated Story Collections bring classic tales to life and introduce a new generation to much-loved stories.

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Cloth bound gift books Illustrated stories from Dickens Illustrated Grimm's fairy tales

Clothbound gift editions

These classic stories from Dickens, Shakespeare, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm are truly gifts to treasure. Beautifully designed and bound in a traditional style with cloth covers and gilded lettering, these authentic re-tellings of timeless stories will captivate and entertain children for many years.

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Little Red Riding Hood Illustration from Illustrated Grimm's fairy tales

Illustrated Grimm's fairy tales"Perfect to share as read-aloud bedtime reading."

Library Mice review of Illustrated Grimm's fairy tales
Usborne Originals The WInd in the Willows"Beautiful watercolour illustrations throughout...ideal for reading to children."

Baby and Me Magazine review of The Wind in the Willows

Most popular gift books

Model slot-together castleSlot-together castle

Made of sturdy foamboard pieces, the Slot-together Castle comes in a beautiful box and includes siege towers, a drawbridge, a trebuchet and two armies of knights. It includes a book about castle life, plus ideas for battles and games to play.

Wind-up train bookWind-up train book

This is a fabulous gift for children who enjoy active play. The tracks embedded in the pages of the book can be slotted together to make a huge scene for the wind-up train to tootle around.

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Latest titles

Illustrated stories of princes and princesses

Illustrated stories of princes and princesses

A gorgeously illustrated collection of stories that brings much-loved classics together with some rarer tales.


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Stories for little children: Alice in Wonderland and other stories

Stories for little children: Alice in Wonderland and other stories

A collection of classic stories specially retold for young readers and presented as a beautifully illustrated hardback.


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Illustrated pirate stories

Illustrated pirate stories

Landlubbers beware! A thrilling collection of illustrated stories full of nail-biting danger, booming canons, mysterious treasure hunts... and plenty of parrots.


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Beautiful gift sets - at a special price

Box sets

Each of these attractive slipcases contains five beautiful hardback books specially written for children to read independently. Normally priced at £25.00 they are now just £14.99 each while stocks last.

Reference books History of Britain: Kings and queens The Usborne history of Britain Luxury reference books

Bring history to life with Usborne's luxurious hardback reference books. Filled with intriguing facts, stunning illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and family trees, these are must-have gifts for young history lovers.

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