About Usborne Books & More
Usborne and Kane Miller books are the books kids love to read. They are the most exciting, innovated, engaging, and educational books on the market today. Educational Development Corporation/Usborne Books & More, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the trade publisher of Usborne and Kane Miller books.
Usborne Books: Peter Usborne founded Usborne Publishing Limited in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, pioneering a new generation of entertaining, colorful, and friendly non-fiction books—all written by in-house teams of educators, reading specialists, content experts, artists, and designers! Why are Usborne books so incredible? Because of Peter Usborne’s philosophy:
Children are clever – they are our equals. We shouldn’t talk down to them, but look across at them. Books should be friendly, and as much like magnets as possible. They should be reliable and accurate, stylish and artistic. They should be accessible, and also surprising and provocative. Books should help get you off your couch so you’re not just sitting there watching TV and chewing gum. They should promote wondering. They should be better than good.
Kane Miller Books: In 2009, Usborne Books & More acquired Kane Miller books. For more than 25 years, Kane Miller has been publishing award-winning children’s books from around the world. The philosophy behind Kane Miller books is to introduce children to books from other countries, cultures, and communities:
Our aim is to publish books that make kids say “Wow that’s just like me” and also “Wow, that’s different.” Books that make kids say, “I want to go there someday,” or even just sometimes “Wow, what a silly story.” And for them to know that maybe someone in another part of the world is saying “Wow” about the exact same book.
Parents, educators, and librarians love the unique features and diverse, inclusive nature of Kane Miller books. Kane Miller’s Shine-a-Light (flashlight) books are best-sellers at booths and parties!
Mission Statement of Usborne Books & More
The future of our world depends on the education of our children. Usborne Books & More delivers educational excellence one book at a time. We provide economic opportunity while fostering strong family values. We touch the lives of children for a lifetime.