Barbara's Book Nook

Where Stories Come Alive


Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

I’m Barbara Shobe, a Team Leader and Educational Services Representative with Usborne Books & More! Based in Vacaville, California, I am thrilled to introduce you to the most amazing children’s books! My family fell in love with these books and I know your kiddos will love them, as well.

A little about me… I’m a full-time home mom with 2 minions. I have been wanting something that’s just for me, and needing to figure out how to make a little money without taking time away from my kiddos and amazing husband. That’s where Educational Development Corporation came in my life.

I started out as a regular consultant, but soon learned about the School and Library side of the business. After an application, training and background check, I am now an Educational Services Representative for local schools and libraries. This is the most fun I have ever had while making money! I love connecting with other people who love kids and literacy!

In addition to my book biz, I am also a seamstress and love going to historical balls to be twirled.  I love being a momma to two crazy monkeys – Lizzie (6) and Levi (5). My husband, Nathan, and I love weekend adventures with our babies, having friends over for dinner, and wine.



I can’t wait to introduce you to Usborne Books & More! Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC) based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Usborne Books & More distributes over 2,000 books from Usborne and Kane Miller in the United States.

About Usborne: Over 45 years ago Peter Usborne pioneered a new generation of books that prove that it is possible to create books that compete with the vast media that attracts children today. From activity books, to neat fiction series, to internet-linked science and history encyclopedias, Usborne does books better. Usborne Publishing is based in England. Take a behind-the-scenes look at Usborne Publishing.

About Kane Miller: Kane Miller books come from all over the world to bring a different feel, culture, or just a silly story that kids everywhere can enjoy. Fantastic fiction series make Kane Miller a wonderful choice for the readers in your life. Learn more about Kane Miller from Kira Lynn.

You’re in for a treat when you discover the bright, colorful and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects from Usborne Books & More.