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Treasure Hunt Sale!

So I’m feeling really guilty about not posting here in a long while… Life has been busy and good! I’ve been a little focused on my local business, not to mention family life and my day job!

To celebrate back-to-school, I will be highlighting some books that are on sale on my website, but these are not necessarily advertised so it’s a bit of a treasure hunt!

I’ve already started sharing some of these on my Facebook page and will be sharing them there first so be sure to like my page, if you don’t already.

First up is…. drum roll, please…

Asia Box Set for ONLY $14.99!

(That’s less than the regular price for ONE book!)

This set includes 4 hardcover books that retail for $15.99 each for a total value of $63.80, plus a cute gift box! The set normally retails for $24.99 (already a bargain!), but I think we are closing these out so get yours before they’re gone forever!

I will highlight more books over the coming days/weeks on Facebook, but if you can’t wait or if you want to order all at once to save on shipping, you can view the back-to-school flyer here.

Also, be sure to click on the Internet Only Specials to get even more books on sale.

If you purchase $40 or more, you will be eligible for Customer Specials too!

I know. So many RULES and things to remember! But isn’t that what back-to-school is all about??

Happy reading!! Enjoy the savings…

PS: While We Were Out (included in this set) is one of our favorite books! It’s about a bunny that has adventures inside the house while everyone is away, but there’s a surprising little twist at the end…

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“Rope ‘Em” by Stacy Nyikos

Rope ‘Em by Stacy Nyikos is a fast-moving underwater western starring Scout the yellow seahorse and Virgil the purple octopus. Scout is the best herder around and Virgil is the best roper, using eight lassos at a time. You’d think they’d make a great team, but you’d be wrong. But when trouble in the shape of a bull shark arrives at the O.K. Coral, the two have to learn to work together to save the ranch and the cowfish. This is a fun book to read aloud with a cowboy twang and has lots of action to keep kids engaged – highly recommended! You can watch the trailer below.

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“Half of an Elephant” by Gusti

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I’d like to share a Kane Miller book from Mexico that my daughter and I really enjoy. Half of an Elephant by Gusti is a fun book with illustrations made of found objects like washers and springs and rusty metal – even sliced bread!

The book begins with the world suddenly splitting in two and the front half of an elephant goes searching for his other half. Soon he realizes that many other animals are in the same predicament and the elephant attempts to join with the other animal halves he meets – unfortunately without much success. Finally he looks on the bright side and realizes there are benefits to his new situation, such as not having an itchy tail because he doesn’t have a tail.

Meanwhile, on the other half of the world, the elephant’s back half is busy joining with other animal halves in an attempt to become whole. One such mismatch involves half of a monkey, but the elephant’s rear is too heavy for the monkey to jump from tree to tree so that does not work out. Eventually the world joins back together and the two elephant halves are reunited, but not in a way you’d expect. This book celebrates differences, reinvention, and self-acceptance. We love the charming and creative illustrations and there is one page in particular that is made up of a jumble of animal halves – fun and a little challenging to try to match them!

See more reviews at Usborne Books & More. ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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“Seasons” by Anne Crausaz

Hooray for Spring!! And Seasons by Anne Crausaz is a great way to experience the changing seasons.  Crausaz will have you and your children smelling, listening, tickling and tasting all through the spring, summer, autumn and fall. I love the simple, bold and colorful illustrations in this unique Kane Miller book from France.

Seasons

by Anne Crausaz
Recommended for ages 4 years and up (my 3 year old likes it!)

40 pp

Hardback $15.99

“With simple, poetic words and accessible, energetic images, this small, square, joyful picture book celebrates the five senses through the four seasons…The shelves of picture books about the seasons are crowded, but this one stands out for its direct invitation to children to notice and wonder about the changing natural world around them.” – Booklist Online (February 24, 2011)

“The simple, understated illustrations along with the descriptive prose give a rich, evocative earthy sense: smell the blossoms of spring and lay back in the tender young grass listening to the birds singing; in summer breathe in deeply and enjoy the aroma of fresh tomatoes on the vine and basil, pad barefoot in the rich garden soil…and so on through the seasons.” – Biblio Reads (February 24, 2011)

“ The graphically designed, flat-dimension illustrations are both attractive and subtly effective in pairing the senses with the seasons as the girl enjoys the special moments of nature year-round.” – Kirkus Reviews (February 15, 2011)

“The illustrations are a style unlike I have seen before – they are simple and yet the striking contrasts in color are beautiful. What a wonderful and unique look at the seasons!” – In the Pages… (February 15, 2011)

“Seasons is my Frederick at the moment, giving me wonderful memories of each of the four seasons.” – NC Teacher Stuff (February 2, 2011)

“Exuding an overall serenity, the book should have children seeking out the sights, smells, and sounds of the passing seasons.” – Publishers Weekly (January 17, 2011)

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