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!!

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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