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Our Books

PaperPie creates product and opportunities that enrich, inspire, and nourish the mind, heart, and imagination. We believe stories are made to share. We transform lives – one story, one book, one family, one child at a time! We gather together around literacy and learning!

Parent Company: EDC

Our direct selling brand is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established publicly traded 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. 

The Brands

On March 1, 1989, the direct selling division was created to concentrate exclusively on selling the Usborne book brand. In late 2008, EDC acquired Kane Miller Publishing, an internationally known publisher of children’s books with over 20 years in the industry. In 2022, they acquired SmartLab toys an 18yr old company and creator of S.T.E.A.M. toys and games that focus on hands-on, educational experiences.

Today, PaperPie distributes books through thousands of independent brand partners who sell directly to the consumer via home shows, direct sales, book fairs, schools & libraries and blogs. 


The colors and layouts of our books are designed by experts who know how to captivate kids and keep their attention.

Quality Materials

Our books are made to last and are backed by a 50% lifetime guarantee! Damage a book and you can purchase it at 50% off!


Many of our books are famous for special features like flaps, special pieces, and hidden images.


When Daddy Goes To Work – My boys love this book. Their dad works away for 2 weeks at a time and I saw we had this book I had to snag it! It has helped tremendously with him working away. We read it every time he goes out of town. It really does help to calm them.

– Amanda House

I Say Ooh, You Say Aah – This book is the best for getting us to bond and laugh together! Every time we read it, we can’t stop giggling! I love that it stretches our brains/memory with the things we need to do as the story progresses! It is definitely one of our family favorite books!

– Lisa Staggs

My teen used to say she didn’t like to read very much. I introduced her to the Mapmakers series and she was hooked! She couldn’t stop reading it. Now, she always has a book she is working on and tries to stay up late to finish them. I don’t mind!

– Janine LaTulippe