Let’s face it. The children’s book industry is super competitive these days. Our books write it right!
First, let me tell you a little story about a mom who tried to foster a love of reading in her son since he was 4 years old. One day,–this son was a bit older but younger than 9 years old, because the mom still read before bed–one day, she asked him if he didn’t like reading books any more, and he said: “No, because it’s boring!” This mom was floored. She buys lot’s of different kinds of books, and even makes funny noises. (She sounds like me). This moms husband is a lot like mine and doesn’t really read. And she is a lot like me, in that, I hope we can read together when he is older and talk about what we read. However, she received the BEST advice EVER! That is, the person giving the advice related with her, and said, his son didn’t like to read but the daughter did and then one day it flipped. The daughter hated reading and the son loved it.
The guy advised: “kids are nonsense and you can’t make them into anything. Keep reading to him before bedtime because it’s good for kids to hear words, and it’s good bonding time. Always keep books around the house in his view so that if he’s ever interested he can find them on his own. And finally, let him be whoever he’s going to be. With a mom like you, he’ll no doubt figure out how to do the exact amount of reading he needs to do in order to live the life that’s best for him.” ~Carvel
His advice is sound and I say the same thing to my customers.
Anyway, we have amazing picture books that will cause your kids to fall in love with our books.
Cloth and stroller books are usually for babies. Our books are printed on washable fabric so these cute babies can cuddle with a good book.
Board books are usually for 1 to 2 year old’s and are printed on very heavy stock to meet the demands of active little ones who like to tear pages and chew corners. The illustrations are the most important element. (pssst… Usborne Books & More offers a 1/2 priced replacement on these books.)
Concept books are for children ages 2 to 5 and introduce the little ones to specific themes like ABCs, counting, colors, and shapes. The illustrations are gorgeous.
Picture books are for children 4 to 7 and the pictures are lovely and almost all rhythm.
Picture books with story books are for kids age 7 to 9. These bridge the gap between pictures and the next big thing and the text works together with the pictures.