Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Usborne Books 2010 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials! Great Gifts and Stocking Stuffers!

Wow! Usborne Books is doing it up this 2010 holiday season with their Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. Save 40-70% on great gifts and stocking stuffers for those on your list.
Usborne Books Black Friday Super Sale begins at midnight (CST) on November 25th and ends at midnight of the 26th. Here's just a sampling of the fantastic deals you can get:
Usborne Books Cyber Monday Deals begin at midnight (CST) on November 28th and ends at midnight of the 29th. Here's a sampling of the wonderful Cyber Monday Deals:
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family and happy shopping!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

That's Not My Tiger - The Perfect Gift For Baby, Especially Those Clemson Babies

That's Not My Tiger is the newest in the line of Usborne Books' Touchy-Feely board book series. It takes little ones through a series of different tigers as they try to find their own tiger. Kids are so delighted when the find their tiger at the end of the book. This is the perfect book for those babies who are just starting to pick up and look at books. The age for the book says 9 months and up, but I've seen children younger who love to open the thick pages and touch all the different textures that are on the various tigers. The patches of textures help to stimulate sensory and language awareness. The text is repetetive so the children eventually know what is coming as they read and reread the book over and over again. Yes, they will eventually read this book themselves. They will ask you to read it over and over again until they can on their own.

These Touchy Feely books make such great baby gifts! That's Not My Tiger makes a great gift for Clemson Carolina fans!


View Usborne's Full Line of Touchy-Feely Board Books

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Finger Rhymes - Usborne's Newest Line of Rhyming Books

"The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain,

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again."

Ok, I know you're singing right along to this catchy tune, just like I did as I typed it.

This newest line of rhyming books published by Usborne Books are a great way to have fun with babies and toddlers while helping them to develop language and memory skills. Finger Rhymes includes the words and the directions on how to do the finger movements to the following rhymes: The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Two Little Blackbirds, One Two Three Four Five, Round and Round the Garden, This Little Piggy, and Five Pretty Poppies.

This fun book is linked to Usborne's famous internet linked site. You can go to the site and see demonstrations of the finger actions, and hear the music to the tunes. Directions on how to access this is included in the book.

Other books included in this series are Animal Rhymes and Counting Rhymes. Each book is a sturdy, heavy board book with large tabs which make it easy for little ones to turn the pages.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Very First Reading Set - Usborne's Newest Reading Program

The Very First Reading Set, published by Usborne Books, is a series of 15 books designed to help beginning readers learn to read on their own with confidence. Each book in the series builds on what the reader has learned in the previous book.

These books are great! The parent, or teacher, or even the older sibling can read the words that are on the left pages of the book. Then the child reads the words on the pages to the right. This is a great interactive way to work on reading with a child. It is also a great way to spend time together helping your child learn to read.

Each book contains a phonics story. There are fun games to ensure your child is understanding what they are reading. Help is provided to parents and teachers with the 24 page Parents' Guide which is included.

Other neat things that are included are links to online support at There are also downloadable activity sheets, teacher resources, word banks, and pronunciaton guides.

Great interactive links for the Very First Reading Set include:

Watch Peter Usborne introduce the Very First Reading Set

Online Support

Very First Reading Activity Sheets

Pronunciation Guides

Word Banks

Very First Reading For Teachers

Purchase the Very First Reading Set for only $69.99

If you need classroom sets, please contact me at to receive a price quote for multiple sets.

Happy Reading!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Start Your Own Usborne Books Business For Only $20!!

Look at the display set of Usborne Books you get with the Game Time Starter Kit. You get the above books - That's Not My Penguin, Conspiracy 365, Essential Atlas, How Big is a Million?, Counting Rhymes, Rumplestiltsken, Sticker Dolly Dressing Dolls, Lift the Flap How Things Work, Dinosaur Coloring Book, The Great Animal Search - plus supplies, your own website and great training for only $20!!
*offer available until Aug. 30, 2010
If you've ever thought of owning your own business, this is a great way to get started. $20 is not a huge chunk of change to try out a business for yourself. You never know - you may just find your successful at it! That's what happened to me! And I can help you be successful too. What sets an Usborne Books home business apart from other home business opportunities?
1. Low start up cost
2. Great training from your upline and support from Usborne's home office
3. No monthly minimums or quotas
4. A product that hasn't been affected by the
5. We don't do just home shows -
there are a variety of ways you can earn income with Usborne Books - school & library sales, book fairs, reading incentive programs, fundraising, web sales, direct sales and booth events
6. Providing a love of reading to children in your community
Below is information on the business and how to get started. We are looking for consultants all across the United States , so no matter where you are at, I'd love to have you on my team.
Yes! I'd love to become an Usborne Books consultant now
Looking forward to working with you!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Round Robin Storytelling - A Great Way to Help Children Think and Put Ideas and Words Together

Children love to hear stories. They also love to tell stories.

Make up a fun story, and ask your child to tell you how it ends. This is a great way to help children think and learn to put ideas and words together.

My children and I have a blast doing this together. We call them Round Robin Stories. One of us starts the story, usually with "Once upon a time..." and we take turns telling the next sentence or two of three of the story. It's so much fun to hear how the story takes a turn as each different personality puts their spin to the story. Of course my son has to add bombs and fire and crazy animals that end up eating our characters or destroy our castles. My daughter then tries to turn the story back around, but eventually everything is obliterated. We have happy endings when just my daughter and I play Round Robin Stories together.

This is such a great way to spend good quality time with your kids. They usually remember the really good stories we have come up with, and they love to illustrate alot of them. There is so much you can do with your kids with this activity, and the benefits to them are endless!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

FREE Usborne Books - Enter Usborne's Monthly Drawing to Win $50 in FREE Books

Did you know that Usborne Books & More has a monthly drawing for $50 in FREE books? Did you know that you can enter it each month?
Make sure you stop back next month to enter again!
Good luck! And Happy Reading!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sticker Dressing Knights - Usborne's Finally Done it A Sticker Dressing Book for Boys!

All little girls love Usborne's Sticker Dolly Dressing books! They spend hours dressing and redressing ballerinas, movie stars, princesses, fairies and all sorts of different dolls. Many of you have asked for Usborne to come out with a Sticker Dolly Dressing version for boys. I am so thrilled to tell you Usborne has listened! Here is the first Sticker Dressing book for boys - Knights. Notice they did take the "Dolly" out of the title for the boys series. Whew!

This book follows along just as the other versions. Lots of stickers to dress lots of different knights in lots of different situations. If you have a boy who loves knights and castles or even just loves playing with stickers, Sticker Dressing Knights is THE book for him!

What's the next sticker book you would like to see come out?


Purchase Sticker Dressing Knights

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And the Winner is .. .

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the $100 of Usborne Books! The winner is:
China from over at
Thanks to everyone who participated. I will be contacting China so she can pick out her books!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eeek! There's a Mouse About the House is Usborne Books longstanding #1 Best Seller

There's a mouse about the house! has been Usborne Book's #1 best selling book for many years. There's a reason for that best seller status - kids LOVE the book! It's a book they will ask you to read over and over and over again. That's ok. As a mom, I know kids want some of the same books read to them almost every night. It might get boring to us, but it instills a love of reading in your little one that will last a lifetime.

It's the little grey mouse that makes this book so fun to preschoolers and those kids just on the cusp of learning to read. My daughter loves this mouse so much she named it Messy Mouse.

Your child will have a blast moving the mouse from page to page throughout the book. It's very interactive! Start the mouse coming through the slot in the floor board of the house, and he maneuvers his way throughout the whole house with the help of your little one. All they have to do is have the mouse follow the dotted line - which teaches pre-writing skills. The mouse moves from left to right across the page which helps to reinforce to children that they will read books from left to right. The mouse ends up in a covered cheese plate and safely escapes the cat that has been waiting all night for him. Holding the mouse and helping him go through the slot from page to page also enstills fine motor skills for little fingers.

If your child loves There's a mouse about the house! they are sure to love The Squirrel's Tale which is another book in Usborne's slot book series. This book has a squirrel that goes through the forest looking for nuts. It's so much fun too!

You can recieve There's a mouse about the house! in the May 2010 Starter Kit or the Business Builder kit when you start your own Usborne Books business.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Win $100 of FREE Usborne Books of Your Choice!!

Yes! You can win $100 of FREE Usborne Books for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or any other children in your life. And yes, you get to select what books you win from the wide selection of books that Usborne has to offer. You can view that selection here.

It's simple to get yourself entered in the drawing, and you can get yourself entered as many times as you possibly can. Contest is open only to those in the United States and runs from May 1, 2010 - May 31, 2010. Winner will be announced here on Usborne Activities for Kids at noon on June 1, 2010. Make sure you post a comment letting me know what you've done of the four options below. Make sure you leave your email or a way to contact you in your entry(ies).

How to get yourself entered - You get one entry for each item below that you do and each time you do it:

1. Tweet about our Usborne Summer Reading program including the link to the site: .

2. Mention the Usborne Summer Reading program and the weblink on your facebook page.

3. Grab the button off my blog and put it on your blog or website for the summer.

4. Write a blog post about the Usborne Summer Reading program.

Good luck! And thanks for helping to promote a great cause!

Happy Reading!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Usborne Activites Announces the 2010 Usborne Summer Reading Program

School will be out soon! Reading is always In!!

Have you signed your kids up for the 2010 Usborne Summer Reading program?

Keep your kids busy reading over the summer while earning books for themselves AND helping to raise books for the "Happy Wheels" cart at MUSC Children's Hospital.

*Kids read books of their choice over the summer

*Kids have sponsors pledge a dollar amount if they will read at least 400 minutes over the summer

*Kids earn books for themselves along with other prizes and awards

*Kids help to raise books for the "Happy Wheels" cart at MUSC Children's Hospital and help to brighten the day for another child

The Usborne Summer Reading program is open to all kids in the USA. Children do not need to be reading on their own yet. Mom or dad, grandma or grandpa can read to those children who are not yet reading. This is a great way to help build up a child's library.

For more information and to register your kids for the program go to:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Even Ponies Love to Read Usborne Books!

That's Not My Pony was already sold out that day so Pony had to settle for That's Not My Dinosaur, one of Usborne Books Touchy-Feely board books. He looks thoroughly engrossed in his book!

If you have a silly picture of an animal reading post the link in the comments section.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

March 2010 Usborne Books Starter Kit - Start Your Usborne Business Today!

Need extra cash for your family? Start your own Usborne Books business in March for only 49.00 plus tax. Shipping is FREE! The March kit includes 10 top selling Usborne titles, a full set of business supplies such as catalogs, order forms and flyers, and your own website so your customers can order online! You also get great training and support.

Work the hours that fit for your family. Work at your own pace. Help spread literacy in your community and beyond.

*Vacation Bonus: Have you ever dreamed of going to London or Scotland? Join this month and start with 5,000 travel points. That gives you a HUGE head start to earning a fantastic travel incentive trip!

Questions? Email me at

Yes, I want to start my own Usborne Books business.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I LOVE WORDS - Usborne / Kane/Miller's Newest Activity Book Is Loaded With Fun To Get Your Kids Writing!

I LOVE WORDS is the newest activity book in the Kane/Miller line of Usborne Books and More. So many Usborne consultants were raving about how their kids loved this book, so I purchased two for my son and daughter.

My daughter is the studious one and is always writing. She is having a blast with the book and going through it page by page and working very diligently in it. My son, who cannot stand to have a pen or pencil in his hand is actually dilly dallying with this book! They even sit down together and compare what they did on each page. It's so nice to see the two of them working on more of an academic activity together like that - and to be excited about it is even more amazing!

The pages are designed to be written in. One page has them filling in the hardest words they know. I looked in my son's book and he had "zelcova" written down. I didn't even know he knew that word. Heck, I don't even that word! I just looked it up - it's a type of Japanese bonsai tree.

Other pages ask them to write silly stories on t-shirts, a ten line poem, their last dream, fancy signatures, and what words are light and fluffy! It gets the kids thinking and gets them using WORDS! I love this book! And so do the kids.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Long Ago - A Great New Sticker Dolly Book By Usborne Books

Usborne Books has created yet another Sticker Dolly Dressing book that girls will love! With Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Long Ago, girls will love learning about the fashions throughout time while dressing people from different time periods. Time periods include: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, Medieval Times, Spain in the 1500s, France in the 1770s, England in the 1800's, Victorian Times, England in the 1920's, America in the 1950's, and London in the 1960's. For home schoolers, especially those who follow the "classical style curriculum", this is a great way to introduce the dress as you go through your history lessons.
My daughter LOVES all the Sticker Dolly Dressing books. In this one she thought it particularly funny how the guys dressed. That's another thing that sets this Sticker Dolly book apart from the rest. It includes men and boys of the time eras to dress. Once she had everyone in each era dressed in their appropriate attire, she then had a blast dressing them in all sorts of silly outfits from different time eras and mixing and matching the eras. She really had a lot of fun with this.

There are eight Sticker Dolly Dressing books in the series: Ballerinas, Bridesmaids, Dolls, Fairies, Fashion Long Ago, On Vacation, Pop Stars, and Princesses. Each will delight any young girl in your life, and they also make fantastic gifts.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Get the Usborne Books Business Builder Kit for Half Price in January 2010 - Only $99 to Get Started!

What better way to start off a new decade and a new year than with a NEW business! If you are looking for a way to make extra money, a new career, or just something fun to do in your spare time - consider becoming an Usborne Books and More consultant. This is a rewarding business that lets you help spread literacy in your own community with award winning books that children LOVE to read.

I've always known this, but this year I've learned first hand how this business transforms as your life transforms. That is the glory of this business! It changes for you as your own family and life circumstances change. We homeschool our children, and it was because I loved the books so much that I started dabbling with Usborne. Actually it was my son that liked the books so much, that I had to get him more of them. Luckily I've been slowly building a strong Usborne books business over the past 4 years. Even though I homeschool, I am able to fit Usborne into our family schedule quite nicely. In Nov. when my husband was laid off, we were fortunate that I have this great business. It sure kept our anxiety down, and I have the opportunity to keep our family afloat!

What do you do as an Usborne consultant? There's a whole lot of different things you can do. You can do as many or as few of what I am about to tell you below:

-You can help families earn FREE books for their kids by doing in-home book shows (like a Tupperware party or Pampered Chef party, but with children's books).

-You can help schools and organizations earn FREE books and cash by doing Usborne book fairs for them.

-You can help schools and organization get FREE books with Usborne's 50% matching grant program, Literacy for a Lifetime.

-You can help get kids excited about reading with, Reach for the Stars, Usborne's reading incentive program.

-You can build a nice web business online or add to your online business. Your January Half Price Starter Kit includes your own website so people can order online.

-You can promote Usborne Books out in your community at local festivals, fairs, and trade shows.

-You can sell to schools and libraries and help teachers and media specialists make informed decisions on books for their classrooms and libraries.

-You can build a team of people who are excited about promoting literacy and make a HUGE impact on the children in your community.

The sky is the limit with Usborne. Take a look at the Usborne Books business opportunity. For only $99.00 plus shipping and tax, you can get the full Usborne Books Business Builder Kit. You get 31 books, all the supplies you need to get started - order forms, flyers, catalogs, etc., great training and support from the Usborne home office, and your own website so people can order on line. Oh! And you get me as your supervisor, who will help you ever step of the way to build your own successful Usborne Books and More business.

Questions? Email me at

Looking forward to having you on my team of Usborne Success Builders!

Kristie Glascock
Executive Supervisor
Usborne Books and More