- About Ben's Book Nook -
In 2017, my oldest son Ben (hence, Ben's Book Nook) was just a tiny tot. I discovered that I loved to read to him, and he seemed to like listening. We would spend weekends in the local bookstore finding anything and everything that I could read to him. In December 2019, a friend invited me to an online party she was hosting with PaperPie (formerly Usborne Books & More). I had never heard of these books. And I was immediately blown away! These books were different. They were beautiful, interactive, engaging! I decided to become a consultant solely to help us fill our shelves with these wonderful books. However, I have since LOVED being able to share them with others and help to promote literacy. There's nothing like seeing a child light up with a new book!
What is PaperPie?
PaperPie 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.
In late 2008, EDC acquired Kane Miller Publishing, an internationally known publisher of children’s books with over 20 years in the industry. Since then, they have also acquired Learning Wrap-Ups and SmartLab Toys.
Today, PaperPie distributes books through thousands of independent consultants who sell directly to the consumer via home shows, direct sales, book fairs, and web sites.