Josh & Kristin

I'm Kristin! I'm glad you're here! I'm a homeschooling mama to 5, Army wife, and book lady. I discovered Usborne Books & More when starting my homeschool research in 2013. I went to a party, hosted a party, ordered for a while, and finally became an Independent Consultant in February 2014. As a former teacher, turned stay-at-home-mom, who feels very passionately about all kids having the opportunity for a successful and rewarding future, the book lady gig was just right for me. Through this career I can continue to be at home teaching my children, but still touch lives across the country by educating parents about the impact of reading aloud and being an advocate for well-stocked home libraries. I also have the opportunity to work with other women who want to contribute additional income, but still primarily be home with their children. 
In my spare time, I like to crochet, knit, and sew, though I should say I love to collect pretty yarn and fabric. I enjoy cooking, baking, and eating. Of course, I LOVE reading, educating, and helping families cultivate meaningful relationships through the power of reading aloud. When we can, I also love to travel and explore new places.



Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 200 Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies, and has been in existence for over 30 years.
On March 1, 1989, the direct selling division was created to concentrate exclusively on selling Usborne books. In late 2008, EDC acquired Kane Miller Publishing, an internationally known publisher of children’s books with over 20 years in the industry.
Today, Usborne Books & More distributes books through thousands of independent consultants who sell directly to the consumer via home shows, direct sales, book fairs, and web sites.

Usborne and Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. They are high-quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated, and best of all, they are the books kids love to read. Choose from over 1,800 bright, colorful, and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects.
More than 30 years ago, Peter Usborne pioneered a new generation of books that prove that it is possible to create books that compete with the vast media that attracts children today. From activity books, to neat fiction series, to internet-linked science and history encyclopedias, Usborne does books better.
Kane Miller has published award-winning children’s books from around the world for more than 25 years. They bring to life fantastic fiction stories for older readers and wonderful multicultural picture book stories for younger readers. All of these are stories that will make you smile, think, cry, or laugh ‘til you have tears in your eyes.
The combination of Usborne and Kane Miller books enables Usborne Books & More to offer you one of the most creative and original book lines in the United States.