Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Calling All Book Lovers! {Pssst... there's a GIVEAWAY!}

Calling all book lovers! (And non- book lovers who want their kids and grandkids to be book lovers) ;)

For the next 10 days I will be hosting an Usborne Books & More Party on the blog's Facebook page and invite all of you to knock out some of your holiday shopping before Thanksgiving!

There is also a fun giveaway going on with this party, so make sure you scroll to the bottom to find out how to enter!

If you haven't heard of Usborne Books & More, their collection of award winning books are high quality, educational and so much fun to read! 

Our party's consultant, Mary Ellen, has broken things down into several categories to help you find the best books for your kids or grand kids.

Check them out below and then head over to my online bookstore for shopping: 

Mary Ellen also has a two-minute message for you to help get you started here:

Here is a list of book ideas to make your shopping easier:

Book Ideas for Babies and Toddlers:

Top Selling, Shine-A-Light Series, Perfect for gifting! 
These books are so unique, you have to see them in action. Watch this video now and see the magic that happens when we blend great art, nonfiction, and flashlights. Who would you love to give one of these to as a gift, and for which occasion?

Two choices, first for beginning readers:

Next, for roughly a 3rd grade reading level through Young Adult): 

Children love to learn about the world around them. They’re like little mini encyclopedias with all the random facts they know! One of the most engaging and beneficial resources for them are Non-Fiction texts. Here are a few cool options, but it's really just the tip of the iceberg. Usborne rocks the non-fiction genre!

Activity Books: 
Usborne has an extensive collection of activity books ranging from wipe-clean dry erase works books to sticker books to puzzle and maze books. Everything you can think of, even coloring books that adults enjoy! Check them out:

Making Friends:
Whether it's by easing childhood anxieties, modeling good social skills, or teaching empathy, our books can help kids learn to be good FRIENDS to each other. Which of these could you most use in your household or classroom right now?

In addition to these videos, here's a mini catalog you can flip through to get ideas:

Thanks for your interest! If you'd like to host your own party via Facebook to earn FREE BOOKS or would like information about working with Usborne Books & More, contact Mary Ellen by clicking here. She's a former teacher and reading specialist. She'd be happy to answer any questions you have about specific books or offer recommendations! 

And now for the giveaway!

One reader will win a Shine-a-Light book to wrap up for the holidays or keep for your own kiddos.

These books are GREAT! Ryan has one and I have already bought one to give to one of my nephews for Christmas. You can learn more about them here.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions below.
Winner will be announced Friday, November 20th!



  1. I look forward to eating lots of cupcakes and watch many seasons of DOCTOR WHO.

  2. Fires in the fireplace, Wrapping presents, Being Cozy

  3. I love this idea gal! I am most looking forward to seeing Caleb react to Christmas this year. The boys were too young last year, but I'm certain this year will blow their little minds with all the fun lights and decorations!

  4. I look forward to spending time with my handsome 18 month old grandson. This year he'll be old enough to open presents, enjoy the lights and all the festivities!

  5. I´m looking forward to spend time with my family :)
    Jenna O

  6. I look forward to Christmas Break with my kids.

  7. I'm most looking forward to seeing all of my family that I don't get to see as often as I would like.

    I'm also excited about starting new family traditions with our little family and continuing to teach Declan about having a giving heart and the true meaning of Christmas.

  8. I am looking forward to spending time with family and the crazy game nights we have at the holidays.

  9. I am looking forward to creating new memories with my children

  10. Usborne has the best books! You really need to get the "That's Not My" collection. George carries them around and sleeps with them he loves them so much. And I love how they have something for him as he grows too! They are a great company!