Young adult adventure novel

New Adventure Series by Bear Grylls

There’s a brand-new series of chapter books, coloring books, and activity books all by Bear Grylls, renowed survivalist. Chapter Books: Bear Grylls Adventures This new series by Bear Grylls contains a four chapter-book series. These books range in interest from 7-10. The reading level is  around a level O (DRA 34) or around the middle…

All Kinds of Usborne Books & More

All Kinds of Usborne Books & More

Everyone loves reading all kinds of books. After having four Facebook parties in a week, I was thinking of the wide variety of books we have available through Usborne Books & More. So with an ode to Dr. Seuss, and channeling my best Michelle Nelson-Schmidt and Eric Ode, here are just a few of the…

Hands-on Activities for Hanukkah

Every year families choose family traditions to celebrate the holidays. Here are a few gift ideas to celebrate Hanukkah.  Hands-on Activities Give your children gifts that allow experiences they can remember. Here are three of the best hands-on activities. Let’s start off with a family-fun puzzle. Learning and fun in one! Atlas & Jigsaw Puzzle-…

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt's Best Children's Books

Books by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt

   Michelle Nelson- Schmidt is one amazing writer, illustrator, and friend. Here are some of my favorite stories written by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt. Inspirational Books: Bob is a Unicorn In this story by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, Bob is a little different. Bob thinks he’s a unicorn, but the other animals just don’t see it.  Just like in…

Usborne Non-Fiction for Early Readers

Usborne Non-Fiction Let’s talk Usborne Non-Fiction I have been to visit with several Elementary School Librarians and Reading Specialists. What are they most impressed with? Our nonfiction! Beginners We’ll start with the Beginners. These hardback beauties are just $4.99! Filled with facts, text-features, and beautiful pictures, they delight children from preschooler to middle schooler. As…

This or That? Animal Books for All Ages

Animal books are so popular and some of my favorites! With over 2,000 Usborne Books & More titles to choose from, it’s often hard to decipher which books will work best for which ages. Here are just a few of the many animal books we offer. To browse all of our books, be sure to…

Bless Families Hit by Hurricane Harvey

Families all over the Houston area have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. My Family  was  fortunate and only lost our use of sewage for a few weeks. I know families personally that were greatly affected. Whether they lost it all or ended up knee-deep in mold and drywall, these families could use some love. I’ve…

How teaching Reading prepared me for Usborne Books & More 

I spent my first 7 years after college teaching in a public school. During six of those years, I taught Third Grade Reading with a year of First Grade mixed in the middle. I absolutely LOVED teaching Third Grade. I loved reading to my students and inspiring them through books, new vocabulary, and amazing text…

My thoughts after Hurricane Harvey

I’ve been debating what to say the past few days. My family and I are safe and some of the fortunate few in the city of Houston and surrounding areas. The past week seems like it has lasted a lifetime. I’ve seen friends lose it all and a good portion of our city is still…