Tom & Becky Dean, Independent Usborne Books & More Directors

Ed Ease Iowa

Usborne Books & More with Becky & Tom Dean, Independent Directors

Book Fair Benefitting Ed Ease Iowa

Ed Ease Iowa donates to Iowa teachers for classroom supplies so this cost doesn’t come out of their own pocket. They also donate to Iowa schools for small projects (for example, add books to school libraries, add food to school food pantries, nursing supplies to school nursing stations, etc). In addition, Ed Ease Iowa honors one teacher a year with an excellence award and gives one $1,000 scholarship to an Iowa student attending an Iowa college, university, or trade school.

Learn more about Ed Ease Iowa’s Mission, Vision & Values – CLICK HERE


Browse through a “Flippable” Online Catalog

Usborne books are featured in the catalog first – loosely grouped by ages. The last half of the catalog will be Kane Miller chapter books and picture books from Usborne Books & More.

Usborne Books & More online catalog

Discover the FUN of Learning!

Usborne Books & More has many FUN books to choose from – all of them with educational aspects…

Activity Cards & Flashcards – pick a card when kids are bored

Novelty Books – keyboard, xylophone, sound books and more

Hobby Books – embroidery, chess, magic, gardening and more

Magic Painting – just add water for a fun painting activity

Jigsaw Puzzles – 9 to 300 piece puzzles – all include a book

Sticker Books – most of these are reusable

Coloring Books – wonderful stress relievers for adults, too!

Shine-a-Light Books – read with a flashlight for pictures to appear

Books Featuring Diversity

Usborne books and Kane Miller books strive to create and procure well-written books featuring diversity as a part of our collection. This video highlights three ways why diversity in children’s books is so important and how it can make a difference in children’s lives and the lives of others…

1) representation  2) empathy and 3) conversation/discussion starters…


“Making a Difference with Diversity” titles mentioned…
Babies Come From Airports – Extraordinary Lives – Axel and Beast series – Bethany Sings Out, Shine Series – Dr. Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System – Boy – Bully on the Bus – Jessica’s Box – All About Friends – Here and There – Home Sweet Home – Grandma’s/Grandpa’s Favorite – Polly and Buster series


Other recommended titles…
All About Feelings, Can I Join Your Club?, Red, Red, Red, Tale of Two Beasts, Keeping Things Going, Keeping Things Healthy, Patty Mills series, Anna Hibiscus series, Very First Questions & Answers series, Lightening Girl series, The Biggest Story, Lenny and Wilbur, Luna Loves Library Day, Luna Loves Art, Pink Lion, Room on Our Rock, Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy, What a Wonderful Word, The Climbers… and many more!


YES – you can teach your child to read!

You can give your child that “extra edge” by teaching them how to read. The first books in this boxed set helps you guide your child to learning the all the sounds in the English language so they can read. The last half of books in this set are level 1 and 2 readers to give them the reading practice to give them reading proficiency.

Do you have an older child that struggles with reading? Some childen aren’t taught phonics so struggle sounding out longer words. The My First Reading Library reading program teaches children all the letter sounds and blends to enable them to sound out longer words.


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