Category Archives: babies

I’ve highlighted some of these new picture books already but it’s nice to hear when others shower praise on them.  Pick on the book picture for detailed info about notable features of these titles.  Pick on the title of the book to purchase, or contact me today to find out how to get these books for free.


Fiona Roberton  * 978-1-61067-361-7 * $12.99
Ages 5-9

Totally delightful.” – Kirkus Reviews,STARRED
“Cleverly crafted and told, this picture book explores points of view …” – Waking Brain Cells
“It’s a smart and not-too-serious introduction to the idea of empathy—and boundaries.” –Publishers Weekly

Bears Don’t Read!

Emma Chichester Clark * 978-1-61067-366-2 * $12.99
Ages 4-8

“Inherent to the story is the subtle message that there’s a difference between not being able to read and not wanting to read. …this will tickle pre-readers.” – Kirkus Reviews 

“Smoothly written and packed with dialogue, this disarming story will speak to kids who are learning to read, as well as those looking forward to gaining the skill.” – Booklist

“A delightful tale that cleverly demonstrates the joy of reading.” – School Library Journal



Peter Carnavas * 978-1-61067-347-1 * $11.99
Ages 4-8

“The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come.” – Kirkus Reviews

The solidly straightforward story arc, simple mixed-media illustration, effective use of color, and ample white space are all strengths.” – The Horn Book Magazine

“… this simple tale of the desire to make friends at a new school is so believable that one hardly notices that Jessica is in a wheelchair, and that is one of the book’s major strengths.” – School Library Journal


Briony Stewart * 978-1-61067-348-8 * $11.99 * Ages 4-8

“A gentle story about the cycle of nature and dealing with loss.” – School Library Journal

“Stewart beautifully allows the book to speak to anyone who has experienced loss.” –Waking Brain Cells


Carron Brown and Alyssa Nassner
978-1-61067-352-5 * $12.99 * Ages 4-8


“A diverting interactive introduction to several coastal species, from otters to oystercatchers.” – Publishers Weekly

This new title will be a favorite!

10393731_10153045454127386_8031130091322281302_n Told from the girl’s perpective and then the beast’s, A Tale of Two Beasts depicts what happens when a little girl rescues a strange beast from the woods.  This wonderfully entertaining tale introduces children to the idea that every story has two sides and it’s important to consider the other side too.  This is fantastic for reading aloud and for reading in groups as well.

Did you love Jez Alborough’s video that I posted Sunday?


Isn’t he such fun to watch? I hope you enjoyed it because here’s another one. This one is a reading of his book Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile.  No intro is necessary as you’ve probably fallen in love with his books after watching the one from Sunday. Here’s hoping you catch Nat’s smile today and share it with everyone you meet.

And again, to purchase the book click here. For his other books, see the Jez Alborough page.

You (and your kids) will love this video read-aloud from author Jez Alborough!

I’m so excited! I found a video on Jez Alborough’s website of him reading his book, The Gobble, Gobble Moo Tractor Book. Are you familiar with author Jez Alborough? He has written many delightful rhyming children’s books and we are lucky enough to have published a few of them. He came to speak at the National Convention of “Usborne Books & More”  in 2010 and we were treated to the simple pleasure of participating in his reading of this book. Oh yeah, 500 adult women mooing, gobbling and clucking – it was a site to see!

After his talk, he was thronged by women who insisted he videotape a reading to share with his devoted fans, young and old. He has graciously accommodated our request and you and your kids can view it by clicking on the picture of the book. You’re going to enjoy it!

To acquire your own copy of this book so you can follow along (or host your own interactive reading circle), you can purchase The Gobble, Gobble, Moo Tractor Book here.


This is our best-selling series for babies and toddlers

Here’s a series you’ve probably seen before, and with good reason. The That’s Not My… series is full of delightful touchy-feely board books that have been favorites among young children and their parents for many years. With bright colors0005460_thats_not_my_animal_starter_collection_5_300 and tactile inserts to smooth your fingers over, it’s no wonder Usborne keeps introducing new ones. Even adults can’t resist rubbing the pages to feel the textures.

If you don’t own more than one of these titles, you’ve probably checked them out from your library again and again. And did you know there’s a white mouse to find on every page? Keep a few of these on hand for those last-minute gifts. With so many to choose from, there’s something to tickle any kid’s fancy.

Let me know if you have questions.