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Children learning to read? Try the Very First Reading Set.

Check out the Very First Reading Set or get in touch to find out how you can earn it for free by hosting a Home Show or Facebook party.  Become a consultant to receive a Lifetime Discount on this and all Usborne purchases.  No minimum sales requirements.  Try it for 6-12 weeks. The worst thing that can happen is your kids will get some great new books.

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!


High adventure for boys (and girls!)

Here’s one of our most popular adventure series with a male main character for boys with a penchant for exciting edge-of-your-seat cliff-hangers.  My teen daughter and I loved this as well so no holds barred as to gender of the reader. 0001083_300

  • Conspiracy 365 – Aimed at readers ten years old and up, this compelling story will have readers of all ages hooked.  After reading the exciting series you can watch complete episodes of the Australian TV series on YouTube!  (https://www.youtube.com/user/conspiracy365/)  Available in paperback or hardcover, you save when you purchase in four-book sets or in the complete collection.



The Pup’s Tale, the latest in the popular Pet Vet chapter book series for ages 7-11, tells the story of Tiny, the smallest pup in the litter.  The Pet Vet series includes six fun stories of lovable characters with pet facts throughout, available in either paperback or library binding.  You save when you purchase the Pet Vet Complete Collection.


hartmanbook2Share this story with your school-age children cause this guy’s one of the great ones.  As reported on CBS, don’t miss this story,  College Football Star’s Novel Story. Make sure you watch the video too.

Then if your little football player wants to emulate 0002494_a_football_story_300this great man, you can start out with one of these favorite football titles and branch out from there. Your child will improve his or her reading skills and be an example of a star reader too.


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

Encourage the reluctant reader …



Some readers respond better to small blocks of text mixed
with illustrations and changes in design.

Even nonfiction can prompt conversation and writing!
Race car fans will be eager to describe their ideal
mean machine.”

Have you offered non-fiction titles to your reluctant reader?

There’s No Such Thing as Ghosts! … Right?
Kirkus Reviews’ calls this Halloween delight “an elegant literary treat.” This family-friendly ghost story is perfect for ages 4-6.


For more seasonal titles, shop my website for stories and activity books about monsters, ghosts, spooky things or Oliver Moon.



Sam is the first of the last 13 Dreamers to be revealed. Caught in a covert battle to preserve life as we know it, he must follow the clues to find twelve more Dreamers. Only this unique group can unravel the mysteries of an ancient prophecy.  As they face the inevitable final battle, will they be strong enough to fulfill the prophecy, or is the world doomed?

This exciting new series for teens and pre-teens is available NOW! Order the first book in the series or purchase the entire subscription for the holidays and receive one book per month for the next year.