Usborne Publishing Limited produces award-winning books of excellent quality for ages of preschool to adult. Subjects range from history, languages, natural science, crafts, parent guides, puzzle, and those of interest to beginning readers. The company presently offers over 2,000 titles including a recently added line of fiction titles.
Educational Development Corporation is the United States trade publisher of a line of children’s books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited. The Home Business Division distributes these books through independent sales consultants and sells to school and public libraries. The Publishing Division distributes the books to bookstores, toy stores, specialty stores, and other retail outlets.
Educational Development Corporation was incorporated in 1965 to develop curriculum materials for schools. In 1978 the Publishing Division was created to distribute Usborne children’s books, and the Home Business Division was started in 1989.
In 1973, Peter Usborne determined that educational, nonfiction books should change to compete with television and comics.
Usborne Books are designed to draw readers in with graphics, to make them want to learn the material, and to help them retain that knowledge. Usborne Books make both reading and learning fun and not a boring or intimidating experience. Usborne’s goal was to break down a child’s resistance to reading and learning at home. Today, the company’s products are books for children that love to read
Usborne Books are fascinating, lavishly illustrated books written with humor, surprise, and drama. They incorporate activities and puzzles to challenge observation and intelligence. Coupled with excellent printing quality and well-produced graphics, the books feature a high ratio of pictures to text and short magazine-like formats.
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