Usborne Books & More has a great selection of books that introduce children to the world of Shakespeare.  The following list includes books that contain Shakespeare’s plays in child-friendly formats, an activity book, and books on William Shakespeare’s life and work. What all these books have in common is making Shakespeare’s work accessible to all ages.

Complete Shakespeare

Complete Shakespeare includes all thirty-seven plays written by William Shakespeare in a story format that kids and adults can both appreciate.  Throughout the book you will find colorful illustrations to accompany the text.  Recommended for ages 8+

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare retells some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays through beautifully illustrated and easy to read stories.  The plays included in this book are Twelfth Night, a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and the Tempest.  Recommended for ages 8+

World of Shakespeare

World of Shakespeare is an interactive reference book.  This nonfiction title introduces children to Shakespeare’s life as a writer and the work he completed.  Recommended for ages 10+

Where’s Will?

In Where’s Will find William Shakespeare and characters from his plays in various jam-packed scenes.  Similar in style to Where’s Waldo, Where’s Will is a great activity book that will keep children entertained exploring all the action in each scene as they try and find Shakespeare and others.  Recommended for ages 7-11

See Inside the World of Shakespeare

See Inside the World of Shakespeare is a lift-the-flap book that is full of facts about Shakespeare and his world.  Each page is fully illustrated and has short facts hidden behind flaps that are easy digestible for children. Recommended for ages 7+

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