Usborne books are our absolute favorite educational books. They are written in a way that Freddie can understand, they are colorful, 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 kids books and Freddie has always enjoyed reading.
Our favorites 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!
As we now homeschool Freddie we are always looking at new educational books for him to learn from. Those 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 some of the best Usborne books that are absolutely excellent for homeschooling or just learning at home after school.
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Best Usborne Books
I have included our top 5 best Usborne books for homeschooling.
- A Short History of the World
- Politics for Beginners
- 100 Things to Know About Space
- Lift the Flap Engineering
- Looking after your mental health
Carry on reading to see why these were the top 5 best Usborne books to use in homeschool.
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 450s, next to the Early Modern World from the 1450s, and then straight up to the Modern World from the 1750s.
The illustrations in this book are fantastic, and it is full of awesome information. Get your copy of A Short History of the World now.
Politics for Beginners
Now I already know how great this book is as we already have it.
It talks about the very basics of politics and shows how politics is everywhere in our lives. Grab your copy of Politics for Beginners here.
It is written in very small chunks that are easy to digest. Freddie is 8 years old and has already learned a lot from it, and it definitely sparks debate! Which is great. If you are looking for a homeschool civics curriculum check out our latest post.
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 £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. Get your copy of 100 Things to Know About Space today. Check out our free Astronaut Coloring Page full of cats and dogs astronauts.
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. At 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 an 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. Get your Lift the Flap Engineering book here.
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 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. To get your Looking after your mental health book today.
Last Updated on 7 May 2022 by homeschoolof1