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Gorgeous Gift Sets – SPECIAL OFFERS!

These gorgeous gift sets are perfect for christmas presents

USUALLY £25.00

NOW ONLY £14.99

(WHILE STOCK LASTS!)

-traditional-stories-box-setTraditional stories gift set

  • A beautiful gift box containing five traditional stories, including The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood.
  • Each hardback book is beautifully illustrated and has a ribbon page marker, making a wonderful present for young readers.
  • The stories are taken from First Reading Levels Three and Four of the Usborne Reading Programme, rewritten for children developing reading stamina.
  • Specially produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing in 2013.

 

 

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Adventure stories gift set

  • A collection of five well-known adventure stories, presented in a beautifully designed gift box.
  • Includes retellings of The Prisoner of Zenda, The 39 Steps, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo and Moonfleet.
  • Each story is taken from Series Three of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories.
  • Each hardback book is wonderfully produced, with colourful illustrations and a ribbon page marker.
  • A timeless gift and a brilliant introduction to some classic and much-loved tales

 

 

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  • A beautiful gift box of five traditional stories, perfect for reading at bedtime with young children.
  • Includes the well-loved The Ugly Duckling, The Tin Soldier and The Runaway Pancake, as well as two original stories from the Usborne Reading Programme: Percy and the Pirates and The Reluctant Dragon.
  • Each story is taken from First Reading Level 4 in the Usborne Reading Programme, specially rewritten for children just beginning to read.
  • Each hardback book is colourfully illustrated and has a ribbon page marker.
  • Specially produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing, this set makes a wonderful gift.

 

 

classic-stories-box-set - CopyClassic stories gift set

  • A wonderful collection of five classic stories for children, presented in a stylish gift box.
  • Includes the much-loved stories of Alice in Wonderland, The Railway Children, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows and Around the World in Eighty Days.
  • Each story is taken from Series Two of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially rewritten for children growing in reading confidence.
  • The hardback books are colourfully illustrated and have ribbon page markers, making a wonderful gift to be treasured.
  • Specially produced to mark the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing in 2013.

 

 

dickens-collection-box-setDickens collection gift set

  • This collection features five of Dickens’ most well-known novels, presented in a beautifully designed gift box.
  • Includes beautifully illustrated retellings of David Copperfield, Bleak House, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities.
  • Each story is taken from Series Three of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories.
  • Each hardback book is attractively produced with colourful endpapers and ribbon page markers.
  • An excellent introduction to the works of Charles Dickens, and a timeless gift

 

 

greek-myths-box-setGreek myths gift set

  • A collection of the most well-known Greek myths and legends, presented in a beautifully designed gift box.
  • Includes beautifully illustrated retellings of The Odyssey, Hercules the World’s Strongest Man, Perseus and the Gorgon, The Minotaur and The Wooden Horse.
  • The stories are taken from Series Two and Three of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, specially written for children beginning to read confidently alone.
  • All five hardback books are attractively produced, with colourful endpapers and ribbon page markers.
  • A brilliant introduction to Greek mythology, and a timeless gift.

 

 

shakespeare-collection-box-setShakespeare collection gift set

  • A collection of stories taken from Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Presented in a beautifully designed gift box, this set has been specially produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing.
  • The five stories are retellings of Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Each story is taken from Series Two of the Usborne Young Reading Programme and has been specially written for children growing in reading confidence.
  • All five hardback books are wonderfully produced, with colourful illustrations and a ribbon page marker.
  • A brilliant introduction to the works of Shakespeare, and a timeless gift.

 

 

These collections are absolutely gorgeous to give as a special gift that can be kept forever!

Timeless classics!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

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Usborne Books with Audio CD

dog-listeningThe Story Explorer Club has been designed to help kids explore stories, it’s not just about the reading and writing, it’s about understanding and comprehension. It’s about delving into a story and being part of it.

I’m a huge lover of audio books … you can read a previous blog post of mine here:

It was called ‘No time to read, then try listening!‘ Obviously this title is aimed at adults, as there are so many adults who don’t take the time to read, even though they want to!

I don’t think children listening to audio books constantly is good for their education, but to integrate it into their learning is definitely a plus. Listening to other people tell stories helps to widen their knowledge of character emphasis, plot design and language expression, all of which bring a story together.

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Explore the Usborne Books with audio CD’s on pages 64 – 68

Usborne has integrated Audio CDs into the Reading Programme and many of the sets have downloadable worksheets.

If you want to know more about any of the books with CDs please get in touch.

 

 

 

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Gorgeous Bedtime Stories

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Did you realise that a third of parents never read to their kids before bed?

The article I found this information from also states that child psychologist, Dr. Richard Woolfson stresses that storytime before bed can benefit everyone.

(This was taken from http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/reading-your-children-5-top-5145974)

 

You can read more from Dr. Richard Woolfson and his 5 Top Tips for a successful bedtime story here!

So fancy following some Dr. Richard Woolfson’s tips?

Well, there’s some fab special offers on some awesome bedtime books, see below! (Only until stock lasts)

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Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested in these collections!

You can also view some other bedtime stories in the online catalogue:

Page 9 – Baby’s very first bedtime book

Page 14 – Baby’s Bedtime Books (Age 1 years+)

Page 28 – Read-aloud Bedtime Collections

Page 71, 74 & 75 – Have some beautiful bedtime story giftsets

If you can’t access the online catalogue, get in touch and I’ll be happy to send it to you.

Email vicky@victoria-brown.com or send a message through ‘The Story Explorers Club’ facebook page 🙂

Hope you find the perfect bedtime read

xx

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Schedule for the online launch of ‘The Book Explorers Club’

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The Story Explorers Club’s

Online Launch Schedule

2nd Oct – 4th Oct 2015

FRIDAY

6.00pm – Welcome 🙂

6.30pm – You’ll be able to view the online Catalogue. This will allow you to view at your own leisure throughout the weekend.

7.00pm – Why have I set-up ‘The Book Explorer Club’?

7.30pm – Competition Time! Who can come up with the best name for ‘That’s Not My ….’ This will end next weekend! Get your thinking caps on!

8.00pm – New titles for October

8.30pm – Reading to your child at bedtime, plus Usborne’s Range of Bedtime Stories & Special Offers

SATURDAY

8.00am – Get that weekend lie-in with Usborne’s activity books!

8.30am – Can babies only see in black and white? Books to stimulate your baby!

9.00am – Why you should choose Usborne Books!

9.30am – Usborne’s Reading Programme

10.00am – Squares competition – Enter for £1. Drawn at 6pm tomorrow. The winner to spend the funds on Usborne Books!

10.05am – Technology prevailing … you’ll be able to download some colouring activities for your kids. Print them off, colour them in, take a photo and send them to me with their name and age. Their picture will be posted on the event page. Each child will receive a certificate by email.

10.05-6PM BREAK! Don’t worry I’ll be back! But I think we all know how busy Saturday’s can be, so … I’ll leave you to browse through your catalogue, the blog posts and give your children chance to do some colouring in! You can still send me a message if you want to enter ‘That’s Not My …’ or pick a number! Or ask me a question about the books!

6.00pm – Spot the Duck Competition

6.30pm – One of my favourite Usborne Collections – The interactive books!

7.00pm – Foreign Languages

7.30pm – Creative Writing – Help your child write their own story

8.00pm – Young Adult Fiction

8.30pm – Growing up books

SUNDAY

10.00am – Yes, Sunday morning will be starting with Christmas! Usborne’s colouring advent calendar and other advent calendar ideas!

11.00am – Pop up colour-in Christmas cards, we will also look at the birthday colour-in cards.

12.00pm – Christmas books for babies

1.00pm – I know, it’s only October, so I won’t bombard you too much with Christmas. So, we’ll be taking a look at another of my favourites from the Usborne Collection – Look Inside books

2.00pm – Sunday afternoon hobbies – Crafts / Baking / Sports … so much choice!

3.00pm – The Usborne’s awesome slot together collections – make your own house or castle!

4.00pm – Nursery Rhymes / Music – special offers!

5.00pm – Usborne collection of books with CDs

6.00pm – Fairy Tales – Special offers on book sets

7.30 pm – Fancy becoming an Usborne organiser?

8.00pm – Fancy hosting a party?

8.30pm – Are you a teacher or do you know someone who works in a school/nursery or someone who works with children and would like some FREE books? I can help!

 

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How to get your hands on some FREE Usborne Children’s Books?

 

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So I’ve decided to make the plunge into a new and exciting venture!

I’m not leaving my own writing behind, but this opportunity still allows me to work with my passion … stories, stories and more stories!

Using my MA in Creative Writing, I’m hoping to bring you a world full of fun. I can’t wait to develop things further, from storytelling to writing courses, I’m hoping to bring it all to you! I’ll keep you posted on future developments.

So, you’re probably asking yourself,

‘But … how do I get my hands on some FREE books?’

Well, here’s a few options below, but if you’d like to talk to me further about ordering any Usborne books,

please feel free to email me on vicky@victoria-brown.com 🙂

(You can view the catalogue here)

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HOST A PARTY

The good thing about these parties is they can include children! So there’s no worrying about childcare! Whether you’d like to have a coffee morning or afternoon get together, I’m happy to come along. The party would include going through a few books, talking about the different books and their benefits, plus I love to interact with the little ones. I’m happy to read along with them, look at the pictures and discuss (chat about) the books with them or do some story-telling.

However, if you’d prefer an evening without the children … that’s fine too.

I can work to your preferences and deliver the book party you’d prefer!

(If you’re based outside of Teesside, UK, and you’re interested, please let me know and we’ll do our best to find an Usborne Organiser in your area (or part of the world 🙂 )

NO TIME FOR A PARTY?

BUT KNOW THAT YOU AND SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS WOULD LOVE TO ORDER SOME OF THE BOOKS!

You would love to see the collection but you just don’t have the time to think about a party, let alone hold one? But you know you and your friends love the books! Well, just send me an email vicky@victoria-brown.com, I’ll be happy to send you details online/in the post and you and your friends can look through the collection in your own time.

So what’s the benefit if I do one of the above?

FREE BOOKS!

If you place a party (or group) order with me on or before the 26th September 2015, that is £100 or more, you will receive 20% of your sales price. Therefore, if your party (group order) sales comes to £100, you would have £20 to spend on books … you would also receive a choice of 1 in 3 books (and a little thank-you gift from me 🙂 ).

Being a new organiser I have limited time to offer the 20%, as it is usually 10%, so it’s a great time to host a party or ask around your friends and see if you can get some orders together. £100 is not hard to achieve when it comes to educational and fun books 🙂

I know it’s September, but there are only 106 sleeps until Christmas!!! Scary thought, but it’s a great time to do some Christmas shopping!

How else can I get FREE books?

Become an Usborne Organiser like me!

It was a no-brainer for me. I love reading, writing and telling stories.

Plus, me and my girls absolutely love the Usborne collection, not just reading the books, but the interactive sticker books too (the dolls sticker books are one of their favs!!!)

But they offer so much more!!!

The FREE ‘stuff’ as an organiser, is an absolute bonus!

If you want to know more about becoming an organiser, just send me an email on vicky@victoria-brown.com

Send me an email with any questions or to book a party, I’ll be happy to help!

Happy Reading Guys

Love Vicky

xx

View catalogue here