Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Usborne e-party

Hey all, I'm currently throwing an e-party for Usborne. This basically means I can have a party and not clean my house lol. Anyway, if you are interested, please check out the info below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There is also some homeschool info that I can send you if you are interested, but it's an attachment and I'm not sure how to put it here. It pretty much just shows books that are in the various curriculum that you may be using that they sell. If you are interested, just send me an email at

Hi Karie,

Thank you so much for hosting an Usborne books e-show. I am attaching a file that shows how Usborne books line up with many popular curricula. Below are some frequently asked questions you may encounter. Please feel free to refer any questions to me at or at home 262-549-18888. Below that are some benefits of Usborne Books that you may want to share with your friends and family.

The link to sign up for your e-show is and you can choose how long you want it to run.

Thank you again! Please let me know if I can help you in any way.



  1. What are the different prices?

P = Paperback. These are soft cover books and are the most economical.

H = Hardback

L = Library bound. These are great for encyclopedias and other reference material that will be used over and over again. Also for books to take in the car or diaper bag. They are triple reinforced and stitched on the seam and have metal tabs in the corners.

  1. What is a combined volume?

These are several books in a series combined into one book. They are great money savers!

  1. I’d like to see a book before I buy it, what can I do?

Please call me! If I have a copy of it, I’d be happy to let you preview it.

  1. What if I get a book and just don’t like it?

Usborne offers a no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee as long as the book is still in new condition.

  1. The dog chewed off the cover. Is there anything I can do to get a new one?

We offer a LIFETIME half price replacement for all books.

  1. How do find out about future specials?

Simply e-mail me at or call me at 262-549-1888 and I will add you to my mailing list.

  1. How can I earn books for free?

Easy! You can host a home show. This is the best way. Most people love to see the books before purchasing them. Invite some friends, have a fun evening and get free books OR have a catalog show. I’ll let you borrow a binder and just show it to everyone. I can also do an Internet show and take orders on my website. This option can be combined with any of the above choices!

  1. How can I do what you do?

Also easy! E-mail me at or call me at 262-549-1888. With a minimal investment - $59 in November, no minimums, and nothing more to buy Usborne Books at Home is the perfect business to do alongside your family and other obligations!

Any other questions? Please call Ann at 262-549-1888 or email:

Usborne Books and More Independent Consultant

This is some of what I share about the features of Usborne Books …

One of the great features of our books is the double page spread. Peter Usborne recognizes that book pages are a two-page spread, not a left and right page. When kids read books, they lay them out flat, elbows down to devour the book in front of them. So why not use that whole space to capture their attention? Usborne illustrations are BIG and often they cross the center of the book to capture the child’s attention.

Usborne books are filled with unlimited activity! They let a child be part of their reading experience. Any science experiment or craft book will engage the child in an activity in addition to reading. Usborne Books are different. Even the fiction titles engage children in activity. In the puzzle series, the child reads the page and then is asked a question to further the action in the story. Young readers find the answers in what they’ve read or in the page’s illustrations. More advanced readers get information from text and illustrations, then draw conclusions or make inferences! These methods build the skills children use throughout their education preparing research papers and projects. But to them, it’s just FUN!

Everyone has heard the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words” well; Peter Usborne knows it’s true! He has over 100 full time illustrators on staff. They often use cut away illustrations to show children what happens under the surface. Removing part of a gas tanker wall to show that it is divided into separate sections explains more to a 3 year old (or an adult for that matter) than anything you could ever say to them in words!

The high picture to text ratio will invite even the most reluctant reader to crack open a book. Knowledge is conveyed in bite-sized pieces with attractive headings and illustrations. This makes information manageable. Wherever a book is opened, the child will find something that catches their eye and has a visible “end” to it. They’re not overwhelmed by a page covered with text and one tiny illustration. This layout style enables information to be easily “filed”. And when it’s easily filed, it’s easily recalled.

Note the uniqueness of Usborne’s how-to and craft books. These titles are amazingly different from others you may have seen. Why? Because their step by step directions allow a child to perform the project independently. Often a child does not even need to read yet. By following illustrations, they will not only finish the project, but it will look like it’s supposed to with minimal trips to the store for supplies! There is no better way to boost a child’s self esteem than to put them in a position where they generate their own success!

That Spells DUCKS! And that means Stephen Cartwright, Usborne’s most beloved illustrator! Point out how Stephen Cartwright books have a hidden duck on every one or two pages. Some have other hidden characters as well. The farmyard tales series are the best example of Stephen’s work. These particular books are also great because of the use of split text. Reading experts developed these books for emerging readers (who can read the top line) to share with adult readers (who read the more advanced bottom line). Also, remember to note the internet links featured in an increasing number of books. Through the websites listed on every double page spread, students can further explore the topic to get additional information at their level. These “parent-approved” sites are frequently updated and always under close scrutiny for appropriateness.

Ann Mackowski

Usborne Books and More

Find a book or find a career!

No comments: