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Looking for picture books or chapter books?

Here’s a 5-minute video of a variety of our picture books and chapter books including some of the ones just released this month. Keep in mind this is only a sampling of our entire line. Contact me with questions or to schedule a shopping day to see these and others for yourself. No obligation and you’re welcome to have friends and/or children join us. Or not. ¬†ūüôā
I can also help with book fairs, read-a-thons, fundraisers,¬†you name it. If you can dream it, we can do it. Let’s talk!

12032962_10153287138644983_4910941088961530721_nI want to share with you a comment from a small elementary school’s club. They are currently doing our CARDS FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER and they had this to say about the program.

“This is the easiest fundraiser I’ve ever done! One of my girls said she asked a few neighbors if they’d like to order the cards and they were very happy to – they liked that it was 30 cards for $30 and that the cards were so nice. The little girl said ‘all you have to do is ask and they buy them!’ “11988360_10153287138234983_272295816896363365_n

Would you like to know more about this super-easy program? Take a look at
http://CardsForACauseFundraisers.com/z0296 
and let me know when you’re ready to get started. This is so easy you can complete¬†this fundraiser, start to finish, in about 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Yay, it’s finally here!

12027550_10153681532294809_3118894892065702213_n (1)¬†I’ve been waiting for this since I saw it at our National Convention this summer. ¬†Not only is it a bright, beautifully-illustrated thesaurus but this one includes games and tips for writing. This is so much fun, you’ve got to see it! Take a look and let me know if you want one (or more) for your family or classroom collection.

Teach Your Monster to Read…our FREE online game for kids

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Did you know…

the British founder of Usborne Books Publishing, Peter Usborne, and his two adult children have developed a free online game through their charitable fund, the Usborne Foundation?  Created by reading experts and gaming professionals, this game has been available to kids around the world for four years now and your kids can use a PC or laptop and  join the fun too.  A downloadable App is also available for a small fee.

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Get more information at TeachYourMonstertoRead.com .  Read the reviews, join the blog, try the demos or start a free account.  Available for use both in home or at school, this is another tool you can use to make reading fun for your kids.  Get started today!

 

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.

Head back to school with Billie and Jack

Is there ever a better time for this new title?

Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy.  What could be more fitting to teach our children?  This book starts with a note to the reader;

“Congratulations!
Now that you have this incredible book, you automatically qualify for membership in the worldwide “kindness club” – a secret society of undercover agents with a common purpose: 0006941_do_nice_be_kind_spread_happy_300to spread happiness, smiles, magic, and a bit of mischief throughout our world. By committing acts of ninja niceness.
And do you know the most powerful thing about your acts of kindness? Kind acts make people happy, and happy people are nice to others, so the movement grows and grows.”

What follows are pages and pages of activities, a total of eighty different activities,¬†that kids can do to spread happiness and kindness in their piece of the world. ¬†Doesn’t everyone want to make a difference? ¬†Start a Kindness Club at school or make acts of kindness the focus for just your own family. ¬†For more about this title click here.

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Here’s a new one called¬†Secrets of the Seashore¬†for all your spring and summer beach vacations (and to remind you of past vacations). This one’s just like Secrets of the Apple Tree but you get to see the hidden habitats of the seas and oceans instead. These make great gifts when paired with small flashlights to shine through the pages. Enjoy these with the favorite people in your life and share loving reading experiences that will encourage your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning.0005798_300

Did you know I also offer services for your favorite school or library?

School & Library Programs

Contact me for information on any of the following programs. I’d love to help your school, library or other organization get free or discounted books, or to help you earn funding for a special project.

Reach for the Stars!!

Reach for the stars materials

 

Reach for the Stars!! Is a generous pledge-based reading incentive program, designed to benefit schools, individual classrooms, clubs, preschools, church groups, home school groups, charities, businesses and public libraries. 

The goal of Reach for the Stars!! is for participants to read, or be read to, for 300 minutes over a two week period of time, thus developing a reading routine, receiving Usborne and Kane Miller books for participating.

Reading is a Gift Book Fairs

Book Fair Materials

 

Your school deserves commercial free, quality books at great prices!  The Reading is a Gift book fair program was developed by Usborne Books & More to encourage reading, and at the same time, raise money and/or free books for your school or organization. Continue reading Did you know I also offer services for your favorite school or library?