Here is a list I’ve compiled of current Usborne offerings that correspond to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 (2017-2018 academic year). Please give me credit for this list if you choose to share. And if you do not have an Usborne rep, please use my website to order your books! I am grateful for your support of my business. 😉
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|Timelines of World History|
|History:||Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
1920s Fashion (sticker book)
Wartime Fashion (sticker book)
|Science:||Usborne Encyclopedia of Science
See Inside Your Body (7+)
All science books here.
|Math:||Lift-the-Flap Times Tables|
|Geography:||Big Picture Atlas|
|Fine Arts:||Usborne Children’s Book of Art Famous Artists Sticker Book
Famous Paintings Cards
|Latin:||First Thousand Words in Latin|
The links I listed for the encyclopedias are for the reduced format, which are the smaller, paperback versions, but they contain the exact content as the more expensive, slightly larger, hardback versions, which are linked here: Science Encyclopedia, History Encyclopedia, Geography Encyclopedia. There are library editions available as well. If you want the hardback versions, you can save some money by ordering the set here.
Building a Home Library:
If I had to choose only 3 books from Usborne, I would choose these:
This book provides a survey of pretty much every science topic. Here is an example of a page on energy (cycle 2, week 15):
If you send me a message, I will send you pictures of the table of contents.
NB: There is a perfunctory explanation of sex in the biology section, so you may want to keep an eye on your younger readers. Also, Usborne is not a Christian company, so some topics may require discussion of that nature, i.e. evolution.
This book is pretty amazing. I think at least 10 families from my CC community have purchased this book. Not every CC timeline event is mentioned, but the majority correspond. I like how the pages show parallel events across the world. It’s a great starting point for further investigation. I will send a picture of my Foundations timeline page marked with the corresponding Timelines pages via email or PM upon request.
This one is just fun! I like that you can see more of the culture of the places we discuss in geography.
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