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A Love Affair | Usborne Books & More

Helloo!! When it rains it pours. Suddenly flooded with fun opportunities, I have been busy, busy. In a really great way!

So you know I love books. If you read this blog regularly, you have seen image after image of me and my kids with books. It’s a small obsession of ours and we take reading very seriously around here. Our weekly trips to the library consist of picking 30-40 books to read, in addition to the titles we own, so I have been able to enjoy quite a bit of what is out there & see what really sticks with my kids.

One of the publishers we LOVE is Usborne. I always bought the activity books & a few titles from B&N but I always wanted more than I could find locally. I had NO idea they had consultants, who offered the entire collection, until recently. & after attending a totally online Facebook party that was run in the most beautiful way–I knew I had to be a part of it. Mostly, to build my own library up, but also to help share our favorites with friends. I never, ever thought I would sign up for something like this (because I do have a business to run!!)…but I did. Because books are EVERYTHING. & these books are something special. The more kids who have awesome books, the better. & they absolutely, completely saved me on my 2000 mile road trip with my kids last week. Seriously.


A couple weeks ago I hosted my kick off Book Bash. & while I will not be making this a big thing (I envision a Holiday & Summer online Book Bash) what I would like is to make myself a resource for YOU, to help you find the best books for your children that meet them at their reading level as they grow. My kick off with my friends was so fun & I got such amazing feedback–especially as the books arrived in homes around the country–that I wanted to bring it here. So I am hosting a second Usborne Holiday Book Bash just for my blog readers, this week!

SO…Please join me on Wednesday December 9th at 8:30pm CST for a fast and fun online party, completely on Facebook! I will be continuing to kick off my partnership with Usborne Books & More, publisher of many of our long time FAVORITE books (I couldn’t fit them all on the stack in the picture…). I cannot wait to share some of our tried & true, most loved titles with you—just in time for holiday travel & gifting! There’s no better gift than something wonderful to READ on Christmas morning!!

Usborne Books is the 2014 Children’s Publisher of the Year, offering over 1700 books for babies through young adult.

This is the perfect excuse to stock up on gifts and fun activities that keep kids entertained and boost brain power in the process! We’ll explore some best-sellers, newly released titles, and recommendations personalized to YOU and your families. Books start at $5. I thought about sharing some here…but I am going to save all the good stuff for the night of the Book Bash. You can catch up the following day if you miss the event. December 10th will be the last day to order to ensure Christmas Delivery–so if you are looking for something last minute–I’ve got you covered! & I will be doing some fun things in my personal Usborne Book-tique year round to keep you sane and your libraries fresh.

There will also be prize drawings during the book bash, so make sure to RSVP right away to stay in the loop on opportunities to earn raffle tickets! (Click GOING on Shawna’s Usborne Holiday Book Bash event page so you don’t miss out!) Looking forward to “seeing” you online soon! :) Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 10.24.56 PM

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  • Mary - Ok, I NEED the “See Inside Trains” book. My boy would LOVE that!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I feel so validated :) I just signed up to be a consultant – only to get all these awesome books at a discount…we homeschool and need them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Hi Shawna,

    I am so excited that you are back to blogging! You have helped me through many mommy issues ever since 2012! I finally pursued my passion of writing my own children’s book, How to Sell Your Sister for Fun and Profit. The book should be ready by the end of January. Would you like me to send you a complimentary copy? Please feel free to email me. I was having a hard time tracking down your info :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Do you have a good library book tracking/management system at home you can share? We always come home with a ton of great books & then we enjoy them all around the house & then the morning they are due back I find myself frantically searching every room in the house and the car for all the books. It’s gotten so bad, I have developed an aversion to the library & all the stress it inevitably causes!ReplyCancel

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