Monday, August 2, 2010

Usborne Books Giveaway

Have you heard of Usborne Books & More? They are AWESOME books for kids!

Over 1500 bright, colorful and fun titles covering touchy-feely baby books, wonderful preschool picture books, early reading books, chapter books, reference books, sticker books, activity cards and a wide range of subjects for children of all ages.

We have many bookshelves in our house but this one is called the Usborne shelf. These are our Usbornes (with a few dvds and misc books). Can you tell I love them? I have always been an avid reader and so children's books are something I've always been addicted to. About five years ago I signed up with them as a consultant to work the business but most importantly to receive a lifetime discount :) They are a direct sales company like Tupperware or Pampered Chef and we do home parties, but can expand our business into the schools with book fairs. But the part I like best is our eShows. It doesn't matter where you are, you can host a show or give your guests a chance to order online with you reaping in the benefits. You will not find a company that gives out more free items for their hostesses and schools. It's crazy how much they get! (an example - $250 worth of orders can earn YOU as a hostess $80 in books!).

Some great facts about the books

Quality is #1 - acid free paper, laminated covers, stitched binding or even library binding available. Lifetime replacement policy where they will replace the book at half price.

Affordablity - a majority of the 1500 books are under $10

Special Features include - lift the flap books to get the inside view, double layout pages (one scene taking over both sides of the page), words and text are simply placed encouraging your child to read, and my favorite - all preschool books illustrated by Stephen Cartwright has a duck to find on each page.

We moved a few times in the past couple of years and so my business had faded away. To celebrate me starting up again I have decided to do a GIVEAWAY! How lucky are you?

A few of our family favorites I want to share with you...


Baby P'Diddy loves it when his big brothers read to him but even better than that he can touch and feel the different textures that stick out!



O'Bear can read now but he still likes the Seek & Find books. This one is called 1001 Pirate Things to Spot.

One of my best sellers is 1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland. It is so sparkly and girly.


C'Man likes to look up subjects online. That is why this book Big Cats is perfect for him. It's IL or internet linked. Usborne has their own website where you key in what you are reading, and even what page number you are on, and they will list a bunch of family friendly websites to find more information about that subject.

One of my all time favorites. A little penguins journey to discover how much a million really is. The best part? In the back of the book is a take out poster with 1,000,000 stars on it! It's huge! And the kids love it!
And some my Greenies will enjoy :)

As you can see I have a passion for books! I could talk about them all day. But today I'm doing a giveaway for a free book! Everyone has different aged children so I want you to be able to pick any book you want (up to a $15 value!)

To enter: Visit my website www.ReadChildrensBooks.com and tell me what you think you or your child's favorite book would be! While you are there you can enter to win $50 in books!

If you like my blog and want to follow it here are some ways to earn one additional entry. If you already follow please make a comment for your extra entry!

- Google Friend Connector
- Facebook like me!
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- FB Status and/or Tweet about the giveaway
- Subscribe to an RSS or email feed (links above)  
- Join me on Networked Blogs
- Grab my button for your website (right sidebar - worth 3 entries!)

Other ways to enter...

- Order Usborne Books from here - these are FANTASTIC GIFTS too! Shipping is pretty reasonable for books. Also ordering $85 gets you $15 free & check out online sales and customer specials. Wahoo! (worth 5 entries!)

- Host an eShow (feel free to email me at happyheaths (at) gmail (dot) com ahead of time because you may have questions first - worth 5 entries!)

- Just comment on what you think of my new blog and how you found me. Thanks!

This giveaway will end on Aug. 13, 2010 at 11:59 ET. Winner will be drawn via random.org. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S./Canada only who are 18 years of age or older.

71 crunchy comments:

degood said...

I think my daughter would like the That's Not my Dragon book.

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Eco-Friendly and Frugal said...

I loved books as a kid and I remember that my favorite book was this Kid's Cookbook my Grandma gave me. I think my Mom loved that it was my favorite, too, as I learned to cook early on! So I'd love to get the Children's World Cookbook for my nephew!

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Susie B. Homemaker said...

Wow, there's a lot to choose from. I think my daughter would like the Camping Out book.

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ruthhill74 said...

The Castle Jigsaw book sounds intriguing.

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Shannon said...

I think my baby girl would like the touchy feely puppies board book

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Shannon said...

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Julie Kieras said...

I love monkeys so I would have to go with That's Not My Monkey! :)
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Liza said...

I'd probably choose the baby's very first outdoors book, but there are a lot of great choices there.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

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Stephanie said...

maybe See Inside Your Body
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coliebear said...

I think my son would love the Dinosaurs book.
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lsfish said...

One book I would get is Don't Be a Bully, Billy

Sue said...

I have a couple of boys that would love 50 Brain Games. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Katy~The Country Blossom said...

There are so so many to choose from. My children would love soo many of them! My children love the ISpy type books...so I think 1001 Pirate Things To Spot would be a favorite!


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Nicole C. said...

My daughter would love the World of Animals IL book!!

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Pat said...

I think my kids would like I Can Draw Animals.
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kyla g said...

I would love to get First Shapes!
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LearnQuilling.com said...

Thanks , I have a couple of boys that would love 50 Brain Games.

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Julie said...

Animal Babies Board Booki darling

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AEKZ2 said...

My son would love the 1001 Pirate Things To Spot book

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paula michele said...

I like How To Knit.


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clschaan said...

My daughter would like a horse for the summer.

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Louis said...

my daughter would like the Animal Stencil Book book

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I think we'd like the Fairies book.

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Eddie said...

My daughter is a major science wonk, so I think she'd love the 50 Science Things to Make and Do!

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FDP 4 Life said...

i think our favorite will be the Conspiracy 365 March (Conspiracy 365)
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Jennifer R said...

My sons would love the Trains - IL Series: Discovery History book

mail4rosey said...

I would choose the Pirate Ship book for my tot.

Great giveaway, thank you!!

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