Author Spotlight & Book Videos

Below you’ll find author spotlight videos, book trailers and video reviews featuring several Usborne and Kane/Miller titles.

Sally Rippin has authored two amazing “pre-chapter” chapter book that’s are an easy read and have universal themes of friendship, trust, overcoming challenges and more.  In this video link, she answers questions about her Billie B. Brown series, along with the Hey Jack! series.

Sally Rippin shares more about brave, bold character, Billie B. Brown.


Pauline Francis authored A World Away and Raven Queen for YA readers. Author Spotlight with Atinuke – author of the award winning Anna Hibiscus series (available in P and Library Binding) and the No. 1 Carspotter and The No. 1 Carspotter and the Firebird Author Spotlight with Wendy Harmer – author of I Lost My Mobile at the Mall.

Booktopia Exclusive with Gabrielle Lord – author of the hit YA series Conspiracy 365 Interview with Ann Bryant – author of Ballet Dreams Series and   Billie and the Parent Plan. Ann talks about being a writer and her process for writing. Peter Usborne describes using the Very First Reading Series to help children learn to read.

    view an excerpt from Very First Reading’s Princess and the Pea

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