Monday, January 30, 2012

Start your Usborne Business for $29 this month!

In honor of Leap Year, Usborne is running a special on our Mini-Business Kit in the month of February.  $29 for 8 of our best selling books, e-commerce site and ordering software for 6 months, catalogs and all the other business tools you need to get started.  FOR ONLY TWENTY-NINE DOLLARS!  This is a fantastic deal, as the books themselves would retail over $70!  Now is the time to get started.  You can easily earn back your start-up fee with your first party, I have no doubt!  

I am part of a wonderful team, that is supportive and always willing to help, teach and encourage!  Usborne Independent Consultants have no minimums you have to meet each month, so work as much or as little as you'd like!  We do home parties, direct sales, booth events and have the opportunity to go into schools, organizations and promote literacy in many kinds of ways!

If you do choose to join our team, starting February 1st and running through the end of May, the company is holding a Connect 4 Challenge, where each consultant has the opportunity to earn themselves an iPad2!  Start a business, earn money AND an iPad2!  What are you waiting for?

Contact me at HeyJadeBooks[at], and let's talk details!  I would love to have you on my team!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pillow Talk Events!

I will be out at Pillow Talk ladies event tomorrow evening with a vendor table, showing off my awesome books, including many of the brand new Usborne titles!  It's free, starts at 7pm, and is being held at the Arlington Museum of Art.  I've never been to this event before, but it looks like a blast!  Here's what the website says about it:
PillowTalk - Expressions of The Soul - is the Ultimate "Girl's Night Out", with an enlightening take home experience. Founded and Hosted by Demi Austin-Thomas, who is one of Dallas's Premier socialites, and savvy entrepreneurs.
 Looking forward to an evening of fun!  Won't you join me?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Famous Artists

With the new year came several new releases from Usborne, including this one that I'm very excited about!  The Usborne Book of Famous Artists is a great addition to our homeschool studies, and plus... it's just a lot of fun, and very interesting, to look at!  It offers information, personal quotes, and of course the artwork of 36 artists, including Van Gogh,, Rembrandt, Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol.  I love the little timelines for each of the artists so you can see where they were, what they were doing throughout their lives!  And with most of our books, you can use our Quicklinks site to learn even more about the artists and see more of their work!  This is definitely one of my favorite new titles from Usborne this year so far!

You can shop my online store at, we have a huge selection of books for all ages, all reading levels and on all kinds of topics, plus games, teaching manipulatives, puzzles and so much more!

February 1st-February 29th, you can join our Usborne team for only $29!  That gets you eight of our best selling titles, and all the business tools and supplies you need to get your business started!  Contact me for details, I'd love to have you on my team! HeyJadeBooks[at]

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Preparing for the Chinese New Year!

The Chinese Near Year stars on January 23rd, which is next week!  We have this lovely picture book, New Clothes for New Year's Day, all about a new start for New Years, starting with new clothes.  Here is the description of the book from the Usborne website:
The New Year is the start of everything new...Follow a young Korean girl as she dresses and prepares for celebrating the Lunar New Year.

A New Year, a new day, a new morning.
New clothes.
We start the year with new things.
New things, for the year-older me.
And speaking of new clothes, don't forget about our new, fun Fashion Dolls... we have one from China!

Or, how about an Usborne First Reading selection retelling the story of the Monkey King?
Meet Monkey - king of the monkeys and the cleverest, naughtiest animal in China. He won't obey anyone, not even the Emperor of Heaven. But when Monkey steals a crop of magic peaches, he finally goes too far …

2012 is the Year of the Dragon, so... we definitely have you covered there!
Dragons Lift-the-Flap
Stories of Dragons
That's Not My Dragon

Happy Chinese New Year!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Hostess Special - Double Free Books!

There is still plenty of time to schedule a party this month, and take advantage of our Double Free Books Hostess Special*!

Usborne Book Parties make for a great Girl's Night In... have some of your girlfriends over, relax, have some snacks, talk about books and leaf through our catalog, let me show them some of our awesome titles in person! Our book parties are also fun for the whole family to have the opportunity to check out our books. You decide the type of book party you wanna have! We have books, games, activities and more for all ages, no kid is too young or too old for us! We got ya covered!

Contact me now to schedule your Book Party this month and take advantage of the Double FREE Books. If this month doesn't work, contact me now for a later date. We have new specials each month, so there's never a bad time to have a party! Email me back and let's discuss dates, HeyJadeBooks[at]!

Also, we do fundraisers, book fairs, reading incentive programs and more. If you have a group that might be interested in any of these, let me know! Need a new way to make some income in 2012 or know anyone that does? Consider joining us as an Usborne Independent Consultant! Let me show you the ropes... how you can make money, get free books, and enjoy your full-time, part-time or seasonal job all at the same time!

*Hostesses who get $350+ in retail sales and 2 parties scheduled from theirs will receive Double Free Books; if minimum is not met, hostess receives standard amount of free books. Parties must close by January 31st, 2012 for this benefit. Ask for details!

My online store can be found at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

For Those Who Still Prefer Books with Real Pages...

A very cool animated video of what books do in the bookstore after closing time! Check it out!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Fashion Dolls Available!

These new Fashion Doll books are so adorable!
Each Fashion Dolls book contains blank silhouettes as well as stencils and stickers ... everything a child needs to create the beautiful fashions of our world.

Filled with interesting facts about the food, holidays, traditions, clothing, flora and fauna, the Fashion Dolls series takes paper dolls to a whole new level, allowing children to learn about culture and customs with creativity.
Also available: Africa, China, The Islands

Download a coloring page from these books here!

Check out these and other new Usborne titles at!