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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

0007003_im_a_dirty_dinosaur_300Kirkus Reviews says I’m a Dirty Dinosaur “cries out for toddler participation.” Children will delight in this dirty dinosaur’s playful antics and just may want to join in with the sniffing, snuffing, shaking, tapping, stamping, splashing and sliding. After celebrating messiness, the dinosaur goes to the swamp to “GIVE MYSELF A WASH!”, along with a few other critters.

You’ll even love the feel of the pages.  Shop for this beautiful hardcover book here.

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?

Mon., October 7th is World Smile Day!

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Nat the Cat packs a picnic to share
With her friends Billy Goat and Hugo Hare.
But Billy feels grumpy and Hugo feels sad,
Then Nat starts to lose the smile that she had…

This is the tale of a smile gone astray
And how it come back to save the day!

Wonderful to read aloud or read alone, get Nat the Cat’s Sunny Smile here.