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Read Across America Day

Posted on: February 22, 2010

Are you ready for READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY, March 2nd?
Help is here! 

New CONSPIRACY 365 series is a huge hit!  Read the first chapter online.  Suggested age 10-15 years.
If you’d like to order over $85 in books, click here  when you order to get free books for your family!


If you’d like to order less than $85, you can order here by 2/25/10 to have your order benefit a mission project to give a very poor school in Guatemala books in Spanish.  It’s the San Antonio Palopo with over 500 children and they really want books and even a small school library.  An adoptive mother is heading up this project.  You can read more about it here:  Have your order benefit the Guatemalan mission project by clicking here to order.

New Titles | Top 50 Sellers | February’s Customer Specials

  • Want a family-friendly home business?  Usborne Books and More is a win/win!  See the February Starter Kit.  It is a $180 value for only $59 (free shipping) with 10 books, supplies and a web site!  The February Starter Kit deal is only available thru Friday morning.

Help spread the word about great books and fantastic home business idea – forward this post to your favorite people!

I hope you have a wonderful Read Across America Day!
Nancy Ann Wartman, Director
Usborne Books & More
email any questions:

Tips for Reading Aloud
From PBS ‘Between the Lions’ Show

Here are some suggestions for giving and getting the most out of a very special time — read-aloud sessions with your child. Remember, it’s never too early to start. Begin reading to your child as an infant. Even babies love to hear your voice and to look at colorful pictures.

  • Read to your child every day. If you can’t, ask someone else to be your child’s designated reader.
  • Try to find a regular time and a quiet, comfortable place for reading together.
  • Turn off other distractions, such as the radio or television.
  • Read slowly enough so that your child has time to take in the story and look at the pictures.
  • Children may enjoy holding the book or turning the pages. Invite your child to point to words on the page or help you read the words. Explain unfamiliar words.
  • Read with expression. Try creating different voices for different characters.
  • Encourage your children to ask questions about the characters, pictures, and words.
  • Talk about the story with your child. Did he or she like it? Why?
  • Your child may want you to read the same story over and over again. After several retellings, ask your child to tell you the story.
  • Older children enjoy reading aloud, too. They can read their favorite parts, or you can take turns reading chapter books.

 Get ready for READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY, March 2nd!


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