Why I chose Usborne Books & More
Hi, I am Jenn Jones and I am a stay at home mom and I sell Usborne Books & more. The reason for me to sell Usborne Books & more is because I want to be able to be flexible with my schedule to fit the needs of my daughter. Be it holidays, late start, sick days, or extracurricular activities I want to be there for her. Out of the sea of opportunities out there that allow for a flexible schedule, I chose Usborne Books & More. I have been a reader since a very young age. At the elementary school book fair, I was the kid that brought extra money and actually read the back of the book to see if it fit my needs. I love escaping into a good book and letting the “real” world peel away. To go to my store follow this link and at checkout choose The Art of Home Education.
What is Usborne Books?
Peter Usborne created Usborne Books in England back in the 1970’s. The Usborne part of the business holds a clear majority of our non-fiction books. Furthermore they have fiction and picture books. In-house children’s authors fact check the content of our wonderful Illustrated encyclopedias before going to print. Most of all these books contain Internet links that allow children to gather more information on a topic that doesn’t fit into the book. Finally, our beginner non-fiction and Discovery non-fiction also have internet links.
What does the & More stand for?
About 25 years ago Peter Usborne teamed up with Randall White in the U.S. and a few years later Kane Miller, a children’s publisher, joined in on the fun. Kane Miller is the & More part of the company and they are based out of California. They get books from children’s authors all around the world. On the back of each book you will see a book symbol. Above the symbol, it will tell you where the author of that book is from. We have baby and toddler books, picture books, fiction books and activity books.
What makes Usborne Books & More stand out?
Usborne Books and Kane Miller both employ authors that write only for children. They can write and put together content that is easier for a child to understand. The encyclopedias and non-fiction books use more photographs than hand rendered drawings when illustrating a topic. The content is broken down into smaller chunks of information on the page to aid in the absorption of the information. Picture books contain rhyming or rhythmic writing. The series Billie B Brown and Hey Jack were written by a mother that took experiences from her son’s childhood and put them into stories. Each book has a life lesson involved but is written subtly so that it doesn’t feel like a lesson, but more like a relatable friend telling a story. We do not have any commercialized titles in our company. The classics are told from their original base. So some of the ‘fairy tales’ that you might find in our Illustrated Stories series might not be exactly the way you have been used to reading them.
Does Usborne Books & More fit into a homeschooling curriculum?
The answer to that is YES! We align with many different programs such as Sonlight, Tapestry’s of Grace, Classical Conversations and My Father’s World as well as many others.
Come and check out my store! Don’t forget to choose The Art of Home Education at check-out.