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Usborne Day - Saturday 5th October 2013

On Usborne Day, bookshops across the UK and Ireland held story-telling events and activities for children as part of our celebrations to mark 40 years of brilliant Usborne books.

You can see photos and read about many of the events on Twitter, and you can still download the brilliant activity sheets below.

Usborne day bannerUsborne Day in bookshops

On Saturday 5th October, participating bookshops held a day of Usborne activities including story-telling events, find-the-duck competitions and gave away free colouring and activity sheets, badges, bookmarks and bags. Find your local bookshop

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Usborne Day activity sheets

Activity sheetsYou'll find Usborne Day colouring and activity sheets in participating bookshops, or you can download them by clicking on the links below.

Button maze

Can you find your way through the button maze?

Chatty penguin

Make a talking penguin from a piece of paper.

Rambunctious robots

Doodle and colour the pyramid of robots, then design your own.

Safari adventure

Wind your way through the wild animals - but don't use the same track twice...

Hot air balloons

Colour by numbers using the code provided.


Answer the clues to complete the crossword.

Dress design

Doodle and colour lots of dresses and accessories.

Fairground fun

Spot the 10 differences at the fairground.

Action heroes - lifeguards

Spot 13 differences on the beach.

That's not my... dinosaur

A great activity for younger children to colour and complete.

That's not my... kitten

Another lovely colouring activity for younger children - this time with a kitten.

Website competition - now closed

Win booksTo celebrate Usborne Day we gave one lucky person the chance to win £300 of fabulous Usborne books.

Competition closed midnight October 5th. We'll notify the winner within the next two weeks. Please read our privacy policy.

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Three lucky people won an Usborne Sticker Dolly Dressing or Sticker Dressing Pirates app in our Usborne Day @Usborne and @UsborneDigital Twitter competiton..

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Usborne Day special offers now closed

These titles were half-price for Usborne Day. The offer has now ended but the titles are still available online. They make great Christmas presents!

Baby's very first books gift tray


A wonderful collection of four colourful board books that makes a brilliant gift for a new baby.

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Very big colouring and activity book


A bumper colouring and activity book with oodles of colouring, drawing, doodling and writing activities, sure to keep children entertained for hours.

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Big book of little stories


An illustrated collection of fifteen classic stories, charmingly retold for young children.

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The very best baking book for children


A children's baking bible to treasure and enjoy, even into adulthood.

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Fairy stories book and jigsaw in carry case


A magical story book and a 50-piece jigsaw puzzle, packaged in a handy carry case.

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