Where to buy books in St Albans, Herts
I think it’s absolutely shocking that 3 in 10 kids in the UK do not own books. I’ve never counted them but I’d hazard a guess that there are between 75-100 books upstairs in my daughters room. She has everything from picture books to non-fiction.
I appreciate for some that this is down to financial circumstances but there are cheaper alternatives. We often have book fairs in town, local charity shops have shelves of them and there are a few book swap schemes around.
Libraries are eventually going to fade away. (via Forbes)
If I’m completely honest I tend to buy her books. I should make more use out of our public library but I’m dreadful at remembering to return them on time and end up paying a reasonable amount in fines.
As a busy mum, I don’t really have time to be searching through all the books online, catalogues or in the bookstore so I tend to get my books from Lisa Nichols from Usborne. She is passionate about books/literacy, very knowledgeable and full of personality. You have not lived if you haven’t had the chance to have a cuppa with Lisa. I simply tell her what topics she is currently doing at school and what reading level she is at. I haven’t once been disappointed with her choices.
One of our best investments was the Box Set of Usborne Very First Reading Books, which is a collection of 15 books. They start with parents and child alternating reading pages and you progressively move towards your child reading independently. There are enough books in the set to cover at least a term, possibly more.
To celebrate World Book Day on the 6th March 2014, Lisa has kindly offered one of my readers a chance to win a Beginner’s Animal Pack New from Usborne this Spring which consists of 20 titles.
Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Full terms and Conditions can be found at the bottom of the form but in short, it’s open to residents of the UK 18+ and closes on the 6th of March.
Good luck and happy reading!