I have been deeply touched by the story of Karsen Mery. His mother, Nicole, was my up-line for Mary Kay when I was considering selling the products myself (why I’m not is a long story that I may tell someday, but it has nothing to do with the people or company). Nicole is a doll, and so sweet! When I heard of her son being injured in a lawnmower accident I was so sad! Then when I found out the extent of his injuries, I wanted to just cry for her and her baby! Reading her updates has amazed and inspired me. Heavenly Father has truly blessed this family for good, even when it seems there wasn’t good to be had in such a situation.
My husband has been unemployed until recently, but I’ve wanted to help Nicole and her family somehow, besides prayers of course! So, I’m holding an Usborne Book eShow (online catalog party) and will give all profits to Karsen’s trust fund to help pay for surgeries and such. (It’s my understanding that Nicole and her husband both are self-employed which means they are paying out of pocket for Karsen’s medical expenses.)
Click here to start browsing or, continue reading for some of my family’s favorites from Usborne. The eShow ends October 28th!
If you know nothing about Usborne books, well, you’re in for a treat! I’ve had many books bought and used by my kids, but the Usborne books have been by far their overall favorites. The books are so colorful and fun! The illustrations are gorgeous and engaging. The books are quality made as well!
My baby adores the touch and feel books, like:
That’s Not My Bear
That’s Not My Frog
Find the Duck
Many of the baby books have “find the duck” activities on every page. In the case of the touch and feel “Not My…” series, there’s a mouse instead of a duck.
Even the phonics books have “find the duck.” They do come individually too, not just in a set!
Library Phonics Readers
My girls all love the princess, fairy, and girly books!
Sticker Dolly Dressing Dolls
Library Fabulous Fiction Set
How to Draw Princesses and Ballerinas
Illustrated Fairy Tales
Fairy Things to Make and Do Kid Kit
My oldest son (he’s 6) loves books like:
Usborne Illustrated Stories for Boys
Big Cats, Bugs, Dinosaurs, Knights, and Whales and Dolphins
The Butterfly, 1001 Bugs to Spot, In the Pond, and Under the Ground
The Great Dinosaur Search
We love these books for our school. There are many combined volumes that save you money as well as have the references in one spot!
Illustrated Dictionary of Science
This is a combined volume, and the library binding is worth the extra money! The concepts taught in this book are easy to understand without being boring like a textbook!
Understanding Your Body
See Inside Your Body
And there aren’t just books, but kid kits to go with the books to make the book more interactive and fun:
Many of the informational books are also Internet Linked. Usborne goes through a lot of trouble to ensure that the websites they link to are safe and about the topic they are referencing.
Again, ALL PROFIT from this eShow will be donated to the Karsen Mery Trust Fund. If you’d like to read more about this amazing, strong little boy and his family, you can find updates here: http://karsenmery.blogspot.com. If you’re interested, there is a 5K run on October 24th to benefit this family as well, you can find details here: http://www.runkarsenrun.com
You are invited to an Usborne Books eShow to explore the world of Usborne Books. A child’s interest in reading and learning is stimulated by the lavish illustrations and informative content. There are over 1300 bright, colorful and fun titles covering activities, puzzles and a wide range of subjects for children of all ages.
Now is a great time to get Christmas gifts out of the way and benefit someone else in the process! Please send this to others you know as well! All orders will be shipped to your home through Usborne–the books kids love to read!
Usborne Book eShow
Hostess: Brandi Palmer
When: Today thru
Wednesday, 10/28/2009 11:59:00 PM Extended to Saturday, October 31st 11:59pm!
Everyone is welcome, so invite a friend!
It’s a rewarding experience when a child opens a book and discovers the magic of reading.