Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Usborne October E-Newsletter


It has been a while since the last Usborne E-Newsletter. We have had a very busy summer, camping, tavelling and just enjoying the weather. It is now October and we are back in the "homeschool groove" (mostly;-)

For each $25 ordered (before taxes), you will receive a credit for $5 off your next order. So, if you buy $50 worth of books this month, you will receive $10 off your next order. This can really add up!!

I will be placing the October order on the 25th of this month. If you are interested in anything, please let me know by the 24th. Also, if you know anyone else who may be interested in this newsletter, please feel free to forward it to them.

There are many different fundraising possibilities. If you are interested, please let me know and we can talk about the options that are open.

If you were interested in becoming a consultant, this month, the Start-Up kit is only $179 and you receive $400.00 worth of books plus the business start-up bundle. They are also having an extra bonus to help get your business started: To make it even easier for you to pre-book 5 shows, within the first 30 days of business (and earn $50.00 in free books), you can offer your hostesses double the allowance for their home show, which is held and processed during those first 30 days.

There are a few ways you can host a party. If you like to do home shows, I can come to your home, or you can come to mine. Then there are also catalogue shows, this is where you show your friends the catalogue, either online or in person, and they will give you their order and you will collect the money. You still get the same benefits. Also, if you have another creative way (birthday parties, showers...etc) that you would like to do to host a show, please let me know. (I can receive orders from all over Canada!)

If you host a party, you get some wonderful benefits. You will earn 10-12% of the party retail total (minimum sales $100) - or - DOUBLE your earned merchandise allowance and purchase it at a 70% discount. Plus, for every guest who books a new show, to be held in the following 28 days, you will earn $20.00 worth of books for $6.00. (70% discount). Each of those guests who book a show will also receive the same discount.

There are also 2 wonderful hostess bonus books. If your party sales (including outside orders) are $200.00 or more, and you have 1 booking, you get to choose one of these great books: Farmyard Tales Storybook or Activities for All Year Round, for free.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great fall, I look forward to hearing from you.


NEW TITLES (can be found at www.usborne.ca/catalogue)

Monster Things to Make and Do (4 years and up) 10.95 each
Perfect for little monsters with busy fingers everywhere! This is an original and unique addition to the ever-popular Usborne Activities series. 18 great ideas including fun finger puppets, wild wobbly monsters and a brilliant bookmark, alon with ideas for drawings and paintings using different materials.

Beginners - Egyptians(Level 2) (4 years and up) 6.95 each
A new look for one of Usborne's most enduring series. Information on some of the most popular topics around is presented to young readers in a sim[le, informative and educational style. Great value for money with hardcover books at paperback prices.

Farmyard Tales Christmas Flap Book/with CD (2 years and up) 19.95
This book is now available with a read-along CD. With over 30 flaps to peek behind, young children will love discovering how the inhabitants of Apple Tree Farm celebrate Christmas. Stephen Cartwright's heart-warming illustrations, shining with silver foil decorations, will delight young children and adults alike

Illustrated books for Girls or Boys (seperate books) (6 years and up) 22.95 each
A gorgeous gift for young boys and girls, this fabulous treasury of Usborne Young Reading titles will delight and entertain with its mix of classic fairytales and original stories. A great gift idea featuring a robust hardback cover and a ribon marker.

Girls book includes well-known classics such as The Princess and the Pea, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Rapunzel alongside brand new stories about mermaids, fairies, princesses and dolls.

Boys book includes well-known classics such as Treasure Island and Sinbad the Sailor alongside brand new stories about robots, pirates, monsters and knight.

Puzzle Pirates (4 years and up) 8.95
A swashbuckling adventure which challenges young children to answer a puzzle on every double page. Brightly coloured, cartoon-style illustrations along with picture maps and lots of pirate details make this perfect for any child fascinated by life on the high seas. Answers and hints can be found on the last two pages of the book.



  1. is the monster things to make and do book good?

  2. This is the link for the book. Monster Things to Make and Do They have other Things to Make and Do books

    I love how they lay out the directions (you can see a couple pages inside the books in the links too). They are so simple that Princess can do them on their own and help Cutie Pie!! I have the Princess and Fairy ones and I think the Sparkly one too!