Summer Reading

TEACHERS! Usborne Book Giveaway!!!

I’m having an online Teacher Appreciation Usborne party next week!!! 1 lucky teacher will walk away with all of the free book rewards earned from the party! You can use these for your students, your own kids, or even donate them! This isn’t on Facebook but still online. See the instructions below on how to RSVP! RSVP now so you don’t forget! If you have any questions just comment! 😊 All teachers welcome, no matter the age or subject, as long as you’re in the US (we don’t ship outside of the US except to APO and FPO addresses.) Who’s planning on joining us?!? Feel free to share with your other teacher friends!


Teacher party

Book Video

Very First Words Collection (Video and Link)

Do you have a baby or young toddler in your life starting to learn new words around them? This collection would be perfect! It is a total of 10 books, normally $50, for only $25 as the customer special. To qualify for customer specials, you have to spend $40. Every $40 you spend, you qualify for 1. The link for more info about it is below, as well as the video I made.

Very First Words Customer Special

Book Video

Slide and See Series (Video and Link)

For little babies that aren’t quite ready for flaps, but still like discovering things underneath like peek a boo, these books are perfect! There is a little hole on each page for a little finger to move the slide side to side or up and down to reveal something hidden. These are the books in the series: Animals, Dinosaur, Farm, Nighttime, Under the Sea, Zoo, Christmas, and even Adding and Subtracting for a little older. Which of these would be good Christmas gifts for your little bookworms?

Link to all Slide and See options

Book Video

Muddle and Match Books (Video and Link)

Anyone have any of our Muddle and Match books? They are filled with alliteration and silliness! There are 9 total in the series: Adventure, Fairy Tales, Farm Animals, Imagine, Jobs, Jungle Animals, Monsters, Sports, Superheroes. Which would you pick as a Christmas gift?

Link to all 9 books


E.B. White’s Grandniece – In My Classroom

A Teacher's Reflections

It happened like this: And as you know, those are the beginning words to a really good story.  So, hold on to your hat.

Last spring I learned that E.B. White’s grandniece was giving a presentation at my local library.  I had no idea there was a family member living nearby.  This was thrilling news, good news.  Unfortunately, I was travelling at the time of her presentation.  That was sad news, bad news.  Talk about highs and lows.

When I visited the library after my travels, the head children’s librarian was beside herself to tell me about the event.  She was even more excited to tell me that E.B. White’s grandniece wanted to meet me.  Me!  In the words of Charlotte, I was HUMBLE.

And so we met.  She (Lindsay) is wonderful.  She showed me memorabilia that took my breath away.  My favorite photos were Andy (E.B…

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11 Scary Books To Read For Halloween

Here are some books to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Doree Weller

Halloween is my favorite holiday, hands down. I love dressing up and playing around. I love handing out candy. I love horror movies and scary books.

I was looking back and realized I’ve never done a Halloween book list. How is that even possible?

I have no idea, but I’m fixing it now.

In no particular order, 11 fun and scary books:

Unknown-5Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King

This is classic vampire horror set in a claustrophobically small town. As more people become vampires, a small group needs to figure out how to survive. The body count is high and the vampires are nasty. If you’ve never read it, it’s held up to the test of time pretty well.

Unknown-10The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

It’s a terrifying story about a haunted house, and demonstrates beautifully how an author can use a reader’s imagination against them.

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Book Video

Christmas Books (Video and Link)

Christmas will be here in about 60 days! What????? Do you need some Christmas themed books to celebrate? Check out these 10 that I have, and the link below to find all 40ish that Usborne offers. Which of these is your favorite?

All Christmas titles