As he sat there twisting an ink pen between his fingers, he began to tell the story of how enriching the lives of others is a job from which he will never retire. This Tulsa CEO is a model for business owners and leaders who strive for success beyond the bottom line. With a sense of brimming pride, this former numbers man, an accountant by trade, took the artistically orchestrated words of writers and turned them into his own ‘how to make the world a better place’ book. Randall White is the CEO of Educational Development Corporation (EDC). He and his team bring joy to children, provide income for booksellers, encourage literacy and support authors from across the globe.
The company publishes and distributes Usborne and Kane Miller children’s books through retailers and independent consultants at home shows and book fairs. On many days, over 50,000 books will ship out from their warehouse. White is a businessman who has become an advocate for literacy. Last year, the company sold over $119 million with $9.2 million in pre-tax profit and has not had a losing quarter since White took over 34 years ago. EDC is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ (EDUC). To learn more about the company visit UsborneBooksandMore.com, KaneMiller.com or call Randall White at 918.622.4522.
ABOUT THE BOOKS
EDC carries over 2,000 titles of Usborne Children’s Books and Kane Miller books.
Usborne books are the best non-fiction children’s books in the world and with Kane Miller, which we acquired a few years ago, we are now at the top of the list for choosing the top fiction books from publishers around the world,” White said.
As for the books, each award-winning title is fascinating, lavishly illustrated, written with humor, surprise and drama. They incorporate activities and puzzles to challenge a child's observation and intelligence. Their superb printing quality and exceptionally well-produced graphics, high ratio of pictures to text, short magazine-like format, and unique detail set them apart from anything yet produced.
Where to buy:
- Amber Marie & Co
- Decopolis Studios LLC
- Gilcrease Museum
- Learning Express Toys of Tulsa
- Saint Francis Hospital Gift Shop
- Tulsa Toy Depot
"We love the diversity and creativity from Usborne and Kane Miller that we are able to share with our neighborhood! With amazing new books for all ages every year, they are always a staff favorite, and we have enjoyed the wonderful partnership with them as a fellow Tulsa business over the years!"
Ryan McAdams, Owner, Tulsa Toy Depot
BOOKS FOR YOUR NEXT READ:
Everyone Poops is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process.
That’s Not My Puppy
The imaginative use of textures in this inviting board book adds a delightful dimension to sharing books with babies and toddlers.
Sticker Dolly Dressing Ballerinas
Meet Katy, Nikki, and Grace, three ballerinas who are also the best of friends. Use the stickers in this book to dress them in beautiful costumes for ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.
1001 Things To Spot In The Sea
Brimming with things to find, count and talk about, this charming picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald
Young Wilfrid Gordon lives next door to a nursing home and is best friends with 96-year-old Miss Nancy, to whom he tells his secrets.
After Dog saves Magpie from a fire and nurses her burnt wing, the two forge a powerful bond.
Lift the flaps in this richly illustrated book to meet gentle giants, fierce hunters, beady-eyed baby sharks, and the weird, weedy wobbegong.
Wipe Clean Alphabet Book
This fun book is a perfect way for young children to learn about letters.
Around The World Mazes
Bright and colorful mazes.