Friday, February 14, 2014

Give Love, Give Books: An International Book Giving Day Giveaway

Happy Valentines Day to all!  I hope today is a happy one for you.  I've been excited about today for a while because I have a new venture to share with you.

I am now an independent consultant for Usborne books!  I'm very excited to be able share more books, encourage literacy and help support my family.  If you've poked around this site enough you'll know that books are kind of my thing.  I love sharing books, particularly children's books and I love these children's books.  I wouldn't want my name attached to them if I didn't think they were worth your time or money.

 A little bit about the company for those new to Usborne:
Why am I selling Usborne?  In order of importance:
  1. To Help Bring Books Into Homes and Inspire a Love of Reading.
  2. To Build My Own Library of Good Books.
  3. And to Help Support My Family.
But what is this all about?  Well I'm glad you asked!  Since it's "International Book Giving Day" I want to give you books!

There's so much I can't wait to share about these books, so to give you a sampling of what we offer please accept these collages (these are just a small sampling of our collected titles):


Great Titles for Babies through Middle School


For my first giveaway ONE lucky winner will win these 3 books:


 Bob is a Unicorn
Farmyard Tales Storybook, Mini
The Children Who Loved Books

"Bob is a Unicorn" is the book my husband declared "worth becoming a consultant for".
"Farmyard Tales" are the stories (and illustrations) that hooked me as buyer.
"The Children Who Loved Books", well, that's just what I want for your family. 

There are many ways to enter:
  • Look through the website and leave me a comment about a book you'd like! (You must to do this to be entered!)
  • Like Usborne Books with Molly on Facebook!
  • Like Molly Makes Do on Facebook!
  • Make a purchase through the "Molly Makes Do" eshow link!
  • Book your own eShow so you can earn free books! (Close a party before April 14th and be eligible for DOUBLE FREE BOOKS)
This giveaway will close at Midnight on February 21st!

{At the moment this contest is open to U.S. residents only.  Sorry to all my Canadian friends, I'm working on it.  Open to U.S. and Canadian residents.  I can ship to you, but I'm not sure if the company ships to Canada.  If you live in Canada and see something you'd like drop me a line and we'll see what we can work out.}

Go HERE to peruse the catalog and start your giveaway entries!

This contest in OVER!  
Meg A. has won the grand prize
and due to turn out I've added a runner up who gets the book they talked about in the comments.  The runner up is Mandi R.
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65 comments:

  1. Oh, love Usborne books! They are among my son's favorites. I really liked the book "Bob is a Unicorn" when I saw it at a friend's party and would love to own it. :)

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    1. Thank you for your entry! I've got some great deals coming up in April if you'd like to host a party!

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  2. I think I've been unfairly dismissive of usbourne books in the past, now that I've looked through the website I see I've been missing out! A lot of their drawing books look promising and I know the airplane making book would be a giant hit round these parts right now :)

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    1. That's what I felt the first time I saw my books -that I had completely underestimated them.

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  3. Do I have to pick just one? I love Usborne books! I'd love to read Bob is a Unicorn. But I'd also love the Farmyard Tales storybook. My son loves the touchy feely books, but we already have most of those haha

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  4. What a lovely giveaway! We only have "That's Not My Monkey" but it's a favorite.

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    1. The "That's Not My.... " series is quickly becoming a must have for babies. Such good books!

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  5. I really like the Illustrated Stories series, especially the Around the Globe book!

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  6. I'm actually completely unfamiliar with Usborne books, so I'm looking forward to learning more. The illustrated Fairy Tales looks amazing!

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    1. I think they are right up your alley Kathleen - I need to look into shipping to Canada for you!

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  7. The Activity books look awesome! D is just getting into Mazes and other simple games and they are such a wonderful filler of time when I need a moment, and he needs to be entertained.

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    1. I'll be doing some specials and giveaway of the Activity books later this year, I'll keep you posted.

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  8. The "Children Who Loved Books" sounds up my alley. :)

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  9. So fun and exciting! Bob is a Unicorn looks really sweet and fun. Thanks for introducing these books to me!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you find more great titles to add to your home library!

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  10. My girls would love the 1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland.

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    1. Such a fun series, and almost endless ways to interact with those books.

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  11. You can't have enough Usborne books!

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    1. So do I! That's why I'm selling them - consultants get special deals. =)

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  13. I loved the Fairy Tale stories from around the world!

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    1. They do such a good job of introducing a number of cultures and stories.

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  14. Lincoln has an Animals book i just realized was Usborne (it's one of his FAVORITES) and I'd love to get each kiddo the illustrated classics for boys/girls.

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    1. Lincoln and Emi definitely need more!

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  15. I'm wanting the Wipe Clean Numbers book, along with many, many, many of the story books!

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    1. We need to make this happen Bonnie.

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  16. What a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win:) We like the How Things Work book!

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    1. That one is high on my list for our personal library!

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  17. What fun! :0) I was sent here by Bonnie @ A Knotted Life, and looking through, I think I'd go with her suggestion of "Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster"; it looks like fun!

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  18. My little one is big on unicorns at the moment, so Bob would be my first choice :)

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    1. I think you and her would get a kick out of "Bob" and his imagination!

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    1. Such a good one and it's on its way to you (plus the other two)! Just send me your address!

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  20. the big book of big machines looks pretty cool (my boys are extremely into trucks at the moment)
    ~Ruth Anne

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    1. The Big Books and the Look Insides are great for inquisitive little ones!

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  21. I love Usborne Books! I'm always shocked when I find like-new Usborne books at thrift stores, so I buy them all! I would choose Illustrated Adventure Stories because my boys are turning into, well, boys.

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    1. I'm always shocked when I see then in the thrift stores. Who would let them go?

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  22. I think the Book " The Children Who loved Books" sounds wonderful. I home school my grandchildren and I really think it is so important to read books, hold them in your hands, appreciate them and care for them.

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  23. I, too, have been dismissive until now. I'm sold and want them all. If I has to pick one I'd pick the Body book that Bonnie raved about.

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    1. Here's a great video of someone flipping through that Look Inside Your Body book (she's speaking Chinese, but the video is very clear)! http://youtu.be/PjXYvlD0NcQ

      I was too until I read "A Well Trained Mind" and Usborne was recommended and my grandmother (an ex-children's librarian) raved about the Kane Miller book!

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  24. 50 Science Things To Make & Do sounds right up our alley!

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  25. There's a Mouse About the House is a favorite in our home!

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    1. I haven't gotten my hands on that yet, but now I'll have to.

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  26. Lucia is loving Dinosaurs but it's so hard to choose from all the Usborne dinosaur books. She has a sticker book from Usborne that she loves, so I'm thinking the Dinosaur First Sticker book would be great and the First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs.

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    1. I can't wait to send Lucia a copy of the First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs! Congrats runner up!

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  27. Baby's First Black and White Library is high on my list.

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    1. They're really good - I got that one in my kit.

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  28. I've sold usborne books twice since becoming a mother for the first time in 1993- I have 6 kids ages 20-3 and usborne are the go to's and the ones we never throw out during moves and purges! I'd love to finish my tween's consipracy 365 series... :)

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    1. What a great recommendation! The new "13" series is quite good too if they liked "365".

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  29. I would love the Bob is a Unicorn book because my daughter is a Unicorn freak. We also really love the Chess book!

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    1. I think "Bob" would be quite at home with your little one.

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  30. I'm intrigued by the Boy on the Page... It looks original and engaging, but maybe a bit melancholy? I think I'd love to read it to find out!

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    1. Definitely a bit melancholy, but so good!

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  31. I would choose "That's Not My Kitten" because my baby loves cats!

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    1. They're such good interactive books for littles - so much to explore!

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    1. I love our Look Inside Books - so much to discover!

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  33. Thank you everyone for your entries - I wish I could give everyone the books they want! If you've found something your home library can't live without you can make a purchase anytime @ z3088.myubam.com (pick a party to support or just shop on your own, it's up to you!).

    I'm hoping I'll be back soon with another great giveaway!

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