Books that promote wondering…

I’m working on creating an irresistibly compelling children’s library.  I want the books to be interactive, accurate and affordable.  Tall order?  You bet.  But I’m getting there thanks to Usborne.  We have loved the books for a few years now.  Three months ago I signed up as a consultant to sell Usborne books.  The move was totally generated by a desire to expand our library.  It’s working.  :)  While I have made a little money, most of it goes straight back to Usborne in exchange for some yummy papery goodness.

Today I had six boxes of books delivered.  I had three shows close on the same day.  What a visual and intellectual feast.  I’m loving sharing these books with so many wonderful families I know.  I think there will be many happy children in Manti come Christmas morning (if their parents can wait that long! 😉 ).

I’m trying to decide my favorite part of this delivery – my stack of five dollar books (I didn’t realize there were so many!) or all the Christmas activities we get to do over the next few weeks.  Love!

To get an idea of the philosophy behind the company here is one of my favorite quotes from the founder of Usborne Books:

“Children are clever – they are our equals.We shouldn’t talk down to them, but look across at them.

Books should be friendly, and as much like magnets as possible. They should be reliable and accurate, stylish and artistic. They should be accessible, and also surprising …

They should promote wondering. They should be better than good.”

– Founder, Peter Usborne

p.s.  I also love the smell of a new book.  Even our catalogs smell like new books.  Mmmmm.

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Comments

  1. I am so excited to be one of those deliveries!!! My daycare kids are enjoying all the books..what fun! I did save a couple of them back for surprizes later as well. You did a great job on the party and all my friends have been so excited to get the books so quickly..you are right..there will be alot of happy Manti kids !
    Thanks so much!

  2. You are welcome!!
    I’m so glad you and your kids are enjoying the books! Thank you for the kind words – your party was a lot of fun to do!

    (p.s. Sorry I took forever to respond.)

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