Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas! New Titles!

I pray you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Also wanted to let you know that New Titles have arrived and are available on my website,  Enjoy!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Book Friday Specials!

Our BOOK Friday sale is here! Shop now and all weekend long for great gifts that will last a lifetime. (Sale ends Monday, 11/26 at midnight)

Wind-Up Race Cars (comes with two wind-up toy cars that drive along in the track inside the book) is regularly $29.99, now only $12.99!

Very First Words Christmas is regularly $6.99, now only $2.99!

My Very First Art Book is regularly $12.99, now only $6.99!

There are three pages worth of books on sale right now, plus take advantage of our Customer and Internet Specials too... and FREE Shipping w/a $75 order!

No need to fight the crowds and lack of parking spaces, shop Usborne Books & More online through Monday!

Monday, November 19, 2012

12 Days of Christmas or Advent Calendar Gifts!

My family does an Advent study and countdown to Christmas each year... we've done it many different ways.  One of the neatest ones I've seen, and plan on doing, is giving the kids a Christmas book every day, December 1st to December 25th, and reading it together as a family.  Wrap each book so they're a surprise... and kids LOVE unwrapping presents. The sight of 25 wrapped books waiting for them will be so amazing!  You could also do this for the 12 days of Christmas as well!  The titles don't have to be Christmas, either.  Do what works best for you and your family!

We have some amazing Christmas titles this year, you can check them out here.  And, of course, we have books for every age, reading level, and on nearly any topic... so there's certainly something for everyone with Usborne Books & More.  Contact me on how to get your books for Christmas!  I can help you get books for FREE!  HeyJadeBooks [at] gmail [dot] com or

I also adore this Book of the Month idea for a child's birthday... it's a fantastic gift they'll continue to receive all year long.  I'd love to talk to you about setting something like this up as well!

Also, we'll be announcing information about our Book Friday deals soon.  To get the details, subscribe to my once-a-month eNewsletter!  Book Friday sounds so much better than Black Friday, don't you think?  Contact me to subscribe!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

$99 to Start Your Business Off Right!

Our current special for starting your very own Usborne Business gets you the New Consultant Kit for only $99.  This kit is normally $149, though it's valued at over $375, and includes over 25 books and all the business materials you need to get started!  You also have the opportunity to get a full refund of your kit price and 16 weeks to earn extra rewards!  This is a fantastic time to get started!  Contact me at HeyJadeBooks [at] gmail [dot] com for details.

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2012 Specials

Would love to have you host a party this month and earn up to $100 additional FREE BOOKS!  That's on top of what you could already earn with just our normal Hostess Benefits.

And while you're at it, make a $40 purchase and have the option to add on these great Customer Specials. 
Contact me for details!  HeyJadeBooks [at] gmail [dot] com and

Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturday, October 27th, 9am-4pm!

Come see me out at Local Fest, Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth this Saturday!  Lots of fun for everyone... the craft fair, games for the kiddies, live music and food trucks!  See ya there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Days to Remember!

October 4th is World Animal Day - We have you covered there with hundreds of books on animals of all kinds for any age!  For the little ones, Very First Words Animals, for the older ones Big Book of Big Animals and then our Beginner's and Discovery series helps even older gets get all the details they need on the animals they are interested in, and those books are internet-referenced.  That means they can surf our SAFE and SECURE site for more info, pictures, videos of their favorite creations, and parents don't have to worry about what else they might accidentally see!

October 5th is International World Teachers' Day - Check out Tessa The Teacher!

October 7-12th is National Fire Prevention Week - Beginner's Firefighters is great for kids just starting to read well on their own, lots of pictures and words they'll recognize!

October 8th is Columbus Day - Check out The Story of Exploration!

October 9th is National Children Appreciation Day - Stories from Around the World for Little Children has something for everyone!

October 9th is also Leif Erickson Day - Got that covered with Who Were The Vikings?

October 27th is Navy Day - We have a fantastic book called Warships that appeals to kids and adults alike!

October 31st is, of course, Halloween - And we have a ton of spooky titles to choose from!

And during the month of October, I can offer you a wonderful incentive to host a book party.  Besides the usual free books I offer, I can give you $50 additional... and maybe more!  Contact me today to schedule your October or November book parties!  Fall is a wonderful time to get your friends together, have a nice relaxing (and fun!) mom's-night-in and talk about the importance of literacy for your children!  And yes, get lots of FREE books on top of it!  Hey Jade Books @ gmail . com for information!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Borrowed Post: 10 Reasons I Won't Stop Buying or Reading Printed Books

Lately, I have had several people say that they don't buy books for themselves or their children anymore because they have a Kindle or iPad and can get them that way.  This frustrates me to no end, to be honest.  I love technology... I have a Kindle and an iPad (that I earned through this business, by the way!), and I do read books on them all the time.  However, NOTHING replaces the feeling of having a REAL book in your hand, turning actual pages and seeing a row of brightly colored books lined up on a shelf.  And teaching your children to use an actual book is important!  Do they know how to look up information in an Encyclopedia instead of just "googling" it?  Do they know what it feels like to slip a real-life bookmark between the pages to keep their place?  This is precious stuff!

I follow Many Little Blessings regularly, and her Top 10 Tuesday post today highlighting reasons she will always buy and read printed books made me smile.  I want to share it with you!  Please click on the image below to read her insightful post.

So, what do you think?  Do away with printed books or vow to keep them around forever?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Celebrating the Little Yellow Duck!

That Little Duck is very popular, and the kiddos LOVE spending time flipping the pages to find him!  Stephen Cartwright has created so many fun and friendly characters over the years in our Usborne books - Check out all of his fantastic books available in my store right now!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Schools, Libraries & Organizations!

Just wanted to post a reminder about the other programs we offer in addition to direct sales and home parties.  We also work with schools, libraries and organizations to provide free books or cash!

Book Fairs - We can set up physical or online book fairs for a school.  The school gets 25-50% of their sales back in FREE books!  

Reading Incentive - Our Reach For the Stars Reading Incentive program, gives back 100% of the donations collected in FREE books, half to the students and half the school.  An easy and fun way to get kids excited about reading and put books directly into their hands!

50% Grant Matching Program - Literacy For A Lifetime is a program set up to use grants and donations to get a school, library or organization even MORE books!  For example, an organization received $500 in grant money to use towards books.  If spent with us, we'll give that organization $750 in books for that $500!

Fundraising - Any organization, group or person can take advantage of our Cards for a Cause Fundraiser.  We offer a high quality keepsake box of cards for $30 and the organization (if non-profit) keeps $13 of that per box!  For-profit organizations get to keep about $10.50 per box.  No up front money required, this makes for a quick, easy and profitable fundraiser for your group!

Please contact me for information on any of these opportunities!  HeyJadeBooks @ gmail . com

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Growing The Team!

I am excited to say that my team has grown this month! Welcome to Ariana, Ashley and Corie, who all took advantage of the fantastic August Recruiting Special and started their own Usborne Books & More business for only $69! These ladies are moms who love our books and are excited to be part of spreading the word about them and promoting literacy!

August isn't over! There's still time to start YOUR business for only $69. Contact me for details!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2012 Specials!

August is upon us!  It's still a fantastic time to host a party, join my team or buy books!  Here are our August Specials!

Start your own Usborne Business for only $69 for our large business kit, which includes about 25 books and all the business materials you need to get going (website, ordering software, catalogs, etc).  This is the deal I used to get started just over a year ago, and I certainly never regretted it.  A box of fantastic titles for $69 AND the opportunity to own my own small business promoting literacy!  Love it!

Host a book party this month and you can still earn Double Free Books for parties that go over $400 in retail sales.  This is a wonderful way to load up your book shelves with high-quality books that your kids will love, and save a ton of money doing it.  PLUS, spend a fun evening with your friends and me!

Some of our best sellers are on special this month, too!  Spend $40 and then add these fantastic books to your cart for a discount!  You're certainly getting the most for your money shopping with Usborne Books & More!

Please contact me with any questions or needs you may have!  I'd love to work with you!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Start-Up Kit Only $10 This Month!

You can start your Usborne Books & More business for only $10 this month!  You pay $10 up front, then host 4-6 parties in your first 30 days and get a net sales total of $750 or more and you don't have to pay the rest of your kit fee!  If you get over $1,000 net sales, you even get the $10 back!  What do you have to lose?  The large business kit offers about 24 of our best selling books, and the smaller kit has 8 of them!  Plus, each kit contains all the business materials, including your eCommerce web store, that you'll need to make your business successful!  Contact me for more information!  But don't take too long, this offer only works if you get started in July!
HeyJadeBooks at gmail dot com or for details!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 2012 Specials!

This is a fantastic month to host a book party!  We are offering Double Free Books.  That means you get twice as many FREE books as usual for hosting a party with your friends!  I am currently scheduling parties for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Please contact me if you'd like a July party date!

Also, if you are interested in starting your OWN Usborne Books & More business, you can do that for only $10!  That's right!  $10 down, and then you have the opportunity to earn the rest of your start-up kit for FREE!  Where else can you start such a wonderful business for only $10?  Contact me for details!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

National Convention and New Titles!

I had an amazing time at the Usborne National Convention last week in "Paradise," and I am still processing everything.  Including the fact that I walked across a stage to claim the brand new iPad 3 that I earned just for having fun and sharing books with people over the past four months!  I can't wait to share my new knowledge with you, as well as our new titles. 

The iPad I earned and lots of new titles!
We have over 20 new books, including several series, that are available NOW... and they are fantastic!  You can see them here for now, but I'll be posting more about them soon!  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Facebook Party Rules

Party is open on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 from 9-10pm central. 
Located at:

Thank you for taking part in my virtual party!  Here are some of the details you need to know.

I will be showing off my new eCommerce website, posting reading tips, product information, company information, asking questions and more!  You will receive entries into the drawing to win the Hostess Benefits of my June Mystery Hostess Party by participating in the conversation!  Feel free to ask any reading/book related questions you have and to comment as much as you'd like.  Remember to refresh the FB page frequently as new comments will be posting continuously and you don't want to miss out on anything!

You are also entered to win by purchasing books through the June Mystery Hostess eShow link or contacting me directly with your order before June 27th!  eShow link: (please verify that it says "Your Consultant: Jade Clark AND eShow: June Mystery Hostess" near the top, left part of the home page).

Prize: The Hostess Benefits from this party! FREE BOOKS!!*
Earn entries by...
  • "like"ing a post
  • commenting on a post
  • sharing a post
  • Extra entries for every $15 you order through me or the eShow
  • Extra entries for scheduling a book party with me for June, July or August!
* I won't know the exact amount of free books until the party closes on June 27th 11:59pm.  The more you and my other guests purchase, the bigger the prize will be!  Winner will be drawn on June 28th and notified as soon as possible.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Virtual Usborne Books & More Facebook Party

Join me on Tuesday, June 12th at 9pm central for an Usborne Books & More Facebook Party.  What's that?  Basically a virtual version of our home parties.  And, the best part is that just by participating you can get entered to win the Hostess Benefits of the June Mystery Hostess Party that's going on right now!  That means you can win lots of FREE BOOKS and you don't even have to leave your house!  Sweet, right?

I'll be posting literacy tips, product and company information, asking questions and answering questions right on my facebook page that evening.  You get entries into the drawing just by commenting, liking, and interacting.  You can also earn extra entries by making purchases through the June Mystery Hostess Party or eShow.  You can contact me with your order or complete the transaction online through my eCommerce site.

Looking forward to partying with you next Tuesday!  RSVP here!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June Mystery Hostess Details

This month, if you purchase books through the June Mystery Hostess party or eShow, you are entered to win the Hostess Benefits for the party!  That could mean lots of free books for you!  All you have to do is contact me with your order or shop online here and you will be in the drawing! 

This month's Hostess Special is $50 in additional free books if the party goes over $350 in retail sales!  And free shipping for the hostess if it goes over $500 in retail sales.  Once the party hits $85 in retail sales, you start earning free books and it just goes up from there!  So, yay for free books for one lucky winner! 

Call me with your book order and payment info or shop online through my eCommerce site before June 27th, 2012!  This is a great time to stock up on books for your kids' summer reading programs or get started on buying curriculum for school!

Also, make sure to check out June's Customer Specials and Internet Specials for some fabulous discounted books.  Some of my favorite titles are featured at super low prices right now!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Host Your Own Summer Space Camp!

Our Smarty Pants Summer Camp is great for multiple ages, either separately or working all together to learn more about the moon, the stars, gravity and so much more!  These kits come with fiction and non-fiction books to help bring home fun and exciting science concepts, plus each student has their own workbook to record their work!  A fun way to keep those brains working through the summer!

Friday, May 4, 2012

International Space Day!

Space is a VERY popular subject with kids.  It's so... big, and mysterious, and interesting!  Usborne offers a ton of titles to help answer those universal questions and keep the Space-lovers happy!

Astronomy & Space Fact Cards
First Encyclopedia of Space
Usborne Discovery Space
See Inside Space (flap book)
1st Guide to the Universe
On The Moon

Inside the book On The Moon
Sun, Moon and Stars
The Solar System

Usborne even offers a fun program called "Smarty Pants Camp" which offers a Space theme for various ages - great for continuing learning during the Summer or offering at daycares.  Check that out here.

For these and more, visit my online store at!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

100 Years Ago... The Titanic

I have always been fascinated by the story of the sinking of The Titanic.  I've read man books, seen lots of movies, etc.  It's a wild story... so many "what ifs" that could have prevented the disaster, or at least saved many, many more lives.  Plus, just that time period in history, the class and nationality's just all so very interesting.  I'm super excited that Usborne offers several Titanic books for our children to learn about this interesting event that happened 100 years ago!

Usborne Young Reading Titanic
The Usborne Titanic Sticker Book

Monday, March 26, 2012

Don't Forget Your Easter Books!

Just a reminder that Easter is right around the corner... Sunday, April 8th!  There is still time to order our wonderful Easter titles to fill their basket this year!  Books will last so much longer than candy, and they're so much better for your kids as well!  Check out some of our adorable Easter selections:
Order now at!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Spring Releases!

Happy First Day of Spring!  I just received word that we have some brand new books available, and these look so fun!  Check 'em out!

You can find these tiles and more at

Friday, March 16, 2012

Everything You Do Is Right Day...

Really?  There's a "day" for that?  Hmm.  Ok, well in honor of "Everything You Do Is Right" Day, check out this book...
No, That's Wrong!
Haha, sorry... couldn't resist!

From our website:
A serendipitous breeze starts off this playful journey which begs the seemingly simple question, "When is a hat not a hat?"  Along the way, Rabbit manages to learn a little bit about friendship, fashion, and the importance of believing in himself.

“Despite the helpful efforts of an unseen narrator, a sequence of animals persists in wearing bright red underpants every way but the correct one, a confusion that will leave young listeners giggling.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Guide Book to Gift Books 2010

Um... that's underwear, y'all!  Lol!
This certainly looks like a fun one to read to the kiddos!  You can find this Kane/Miller Book and more available through Usborne Books at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Pi Day!

Not pie, like apple pie, but pi like 3.14...  Get it?

If you're like me and not much of a "math person," let me introduce you to some serious help!  Usborne has some fantastic math books to help you learn, teach or study!  You know I'll be keeping these on hand to help me teach my sons algebra (ewwww!) and geometry and what not as they get older!
Illustrated Math Dictionaries

This is a wonderful collection of highly visual Math Dictionaries, to help even the most confused students (ahem, me!) really get down the basics.  You can also purchase any of these books separately.

Learning Palette
These Learning Palettes making learning fun, because it's a game!  We have them for several different grade levels and several different subjects!

Math Mastery Box Set
We have Math Mastery Box Kits, in multiplication, addition, and subtraction.  These contain a workbook, a CD with fun math songs and a Learning Wrap-Up (which you can also buy separately for many subjects!).

Math Puzzles Flash Cards
This is a fun set of Math Puzzles wipe-clean flash cards to keep your kid thinking but having fun at the same time!

What's Math All About?
What's Math All About? is an interesting book about how math is used in the real world, why you need algebra and all kinds of fun math facts!

Find these books and more math fun at  Happy Pi Day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Fun Tomorrow!

The Chick-Fil-A location in Southlake, Texas does a neat monthly event involving story-time for the kiddos and shopping for the moms!  I'll be part of it tomorrow, 9:30a-2pm.  Bring the kids for story-time, done by the Southlake Library, from 9:30-10a... kids get free Chick-n-Minis!  They can listen to the story while mom browses my books and another vendor that will be there as well!  Or come by for lunch and check us out as well!  Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 2012 Specials!

Spring is on it's way!  And Usborne Books & More is celebrating it's 23rd Anniversary in the U.S. in a big way!  Check out our Hostess Special this month for proof!

Anyone that hosts a book party in the month of March gets entered into a drawing to win one of these 23 fabulous prizes:
- 3 Night Caribbean Cruise for 2! (1 winner)
- iPad2 16g with Wi-Fi (1 winner)
- 42" LED HDTV (1 winner)
- Couch Purses (4 winners)
- $100 Usborne Books & More Gift Certificates (8 winners)
- $100 Cash Prizes (3 winners)
- Keurig Platinum Brewer (3 winners)
- $100 Certificates (3 winners)

How fun is that?  And, of course, as a hostess you also get FREE BOOKS!  Contact me today to schedule your March Book Party!

We also have some fantastic Customers Specials as well.  When you purchase $40 in books, you have the opportunity to take advantage of some great discounts.  Click here to view those!  Now is the time to get those books for the Easter Basket!

Check out my online store at  Contact me via email at HeyJadeBooks at  Hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rhea Lana's Consignment Sale!

Holly and I have teamed up again this season to host a booth at the Rhea Lana's of Southwest DFW Consignment Sale. It's located at the Artiside Event & Convention Center in Mansfield, off Walnut Creek and 287! They have a tonnnnn of amazing and inexpensive kid/baby stuff... and don't forget to come see us and the other vendors in the lobby as well!  This event is going on Wed, Feb 29th through Fri, Mar 2nd, 9am-9pm!  See ya there!

Monday, February 27, 2012

National Polar Bear Day!

Aww, they're so cute - y'know, from a distance (I hear they're quite fierce up close!).  It's National Polar Bear Day!  Celebrate with one of our fun books on the subject...

That's Not My Polar Bear...
Touchy-Feely Polar Bears
Polar Bears, First Reading
Bears, Level One Reading
Find these and more bear-y fun books at!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Usborne Reading Sets...

Here is a wonderful video of Peter Usborne explaining why (and how) out Very First Reading Set works.

The Very First Reading Set contains 15 easy reader books that get your child comfortable with reading on their own.  They start out reading with you, and by the end have gone through every sound they need to read all by themselves!  The set is $69.99, and certainly worth the investment to get your son or daughter excited about reading!

Usborne also just recently released a set that runs along side our Reading Program, called First Reading Box Set.  It contains 10 books and costs $59.99.

Find out more about our Reading Program and easy readers at

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

National Card Reading Day!

Today is National Card Reading Day!  Don't you just love these random "holidays."  Lol!  I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that Usborne doesn't just have books.  We have games, teaching manipulatives and even some greeting cards!
20 Thank You Cards to Color
These are adorable "Thank You" cards that your kids (or you, I won't judge!) can color!  So fun!  They come with envelopes as well.  They really are pretty stinkin' cute!  
A look at a few of them.
We have them in Birthday Cards too...
20 Birthday Cards to Color
A look at a few of these!

And, of course, our Cards for a Cause fundraiser involves two wonderful sets of Greeting Cards in keepsake boxes!  $30 cards for $30!  I am, in fact, currently doing a fundraiser myself, so if you're interested (and local!), let me know!  We'd appreciate your support!

The greeting cards are high-quality, colorful, hand-crafted and so much fun!  We have two versions you can choose from (or get one of each!).
Specifically for Kids!

Each box of cards is $30, contains 30 cards (yes, making them only $1 each - but these are no typical dollar store cards!) and has a nice keepsake box as well!  These are so great to have on hand for those emergency "Thank you" or "Happy Anniversary!" needs.  You know you have 'em!  You'll be covered!
So cute!
If you are interested in learning more about our Cards for a Cause fundraising for your needs, email me at HeyJadeBooks[at]gmail and I can get your group started right away!

Other cards and books and things can be found at