Author Spotlight & Book Videos

Our authors are amazingly talented and creative!

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

Something New for Everyone! Usborne Books & More Spring 2017 Titles from Usborne Books & More on Vimeo.


Sally Rippin has authored a whole series of “pre-chapter” chapter books that 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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