Pirated copies of Usborne books

If you spot Usborne books for sale around the world at a very low price, beware, these may be illegal pirated copies. Although the quality of the books may look good, they will not have passed all the stringent safety tests that we apply to Usborne books, such as testing the inks and paper, and they may well be unsafe for your child. Pirated books may have a bad smell, and have been stored in unhygienic conditions.

Pirated books are also sometimes offered with additional resources such as audio, but this will not be of the quality you would expect from Usborne.

If you suspect that the books you are interested in may not be genuine Usborne books please email our International Sales Team to check.

Watch our video on how Usborne books are tested and only use inks and paper that have passed international safety standards.