EJ 12 – a new cool, clever, stylish and strong character for elementary girls


Girl power! You’re going to love EJ12!, Emma Jacks is just your average ten-year-old trying to juggle bullies, gymnastic meets, family and friends. But as EJ12, she’s a super secret agent and top code-cracker for Shine, whose mission is to save the world from evil-doers!EJ 12 graphic

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Teach Your Monster to Read launches third free online phonics game!

Usborne Books launched the third level of the Teach Your Monster To Read free online phonics reading game June 12, 2015.   Not only do kids love to play, they are learning early reading skills!  Check out TeachYourMonsterToRead.com to play today.  This game is sponsored by the Usborne Foundation so it’s completely free, forever!Teach Your Monster Map

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New Teach Your Monster To Read free online emergent reader games

teach your monster to readTeach Your Monster to Read is a series of free games to practice the first stages of reading. It now includes a brand new game – Fun With Words! Combining top quality games design with essential learning, the game is built on the principles of phonics.

We’re proud to announce that the third Teach Your Monster to Read game, Champion Reader, will launch on 4th June 2015. New adventures, new characters and new reading challenges await our intrepid monsters.

In this adventure the monsters must use their reading knowledge to capture the Goblin Prince who keeps causing trouble in the universe and turning people into ice.

Champion Reader is the third game in the Teach Your Monster to Read series and is suitable for children who are confident with letter-sounds and can read basic sentences.

You can find out more about the new game here: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

If you’re a monster fan, please share our news with other teachers, parents and home-schoolers whose children would benefit from this free reading resource.


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Read Across America Day – March 2!

Read Across America

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Books Change Lives…

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Listen to famous voices reading great children’s books online

Several of our Kane Miller titles are featured on this great site from time to time. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Sebastian’s Roller Skates, Guji Guji and The Tooth are the KM titles featured currently. LOTS of great titles there from many publishers – all read aloud by famous folks with great free audio and page turns. It’s kinda like having storytime with a celebrity.http://www.storylineonline.net/


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Usborne Fall 2014 Title Preview – from a facebook “party”

Check out all these titles and more at http://H0240.myubam.com.  Post here with questions about any titles. I’m happy to help.

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Military benefit challenge!

I’ve been challenged to support a worthy cause through an online “book benefit” and I’ve chosen to support the Whatif Military Challenge, providing Whatif Books and accompanying plushies to veterans’ families coping with the challenges resulting from recent, or current, deployment. All purchases made through this link: https://h0240.myubam.com/60805 will contribute free books and plushies to the Whatif Challenge.  DirectorsChallenges

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Cuddle Bear book and plush help support Pediatric Cancer Research

Order for gifts, or for your own kiddo’s library at: Cuddle Bear Helps Kids!



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Usborne reports record growth since dropping Amazon


Book Spines 2014

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