Hooray, it’s a “Fall on the Farm” BookBox! I was going to try to get volunteers to test the first box, but after talking with a few people I’m just going to jump in. BookBox is going to be seasonal and I already have the first year planned out. If you’re interested in a monthly box, we can develop a personalized plan.
I’m going to have preorders for $45 available until September 18th – you’ll need to contact me and pay via PayPal invoice (if you refuse to use PayPal, I will work with you to find a suitable option). At crazy o’clock PM on September 18th, I will place an order for the materials. After that order is placed, “Fall on the Farm” BookBox pricing will jump to $50, until it’s retired at the end of October. (The books will still be available for purchase through myUBAM.)
So, what is going into this BookBox thing that makes it worth $45 or $50? I am soooo glad you asked! My seasonal book boxes will contain 4 theme-consistent books, some Usborne-branded goodies, AND A FUN SURPRISE. I’ve included taxes and shipping costs in the box fee. As always, any book you buy from me or via myUBAM site is subject to a 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee and eligible for a lifetime of half-price replacement in case of damage. (I’ll help you with the process, no questions asked… but you know that with four kids of my own I am very able to appreciate and/or commiserate when I hear a crazy “It’s a disaster!” minimergency story.)
The inspiration for “Fall on the Farm” was Secrets of the Apple Tree (hardcover, retail price $12.99). It’s part of a series of shine-a-light books by Carron Brown and Alyssa Nassner. In the book, we explore an apple tree as an ecosystem. Quinn was quick to point out that it talked about sooooo much more than apple trees!
I decided that if I wanted to continue with the so-much-more-than-apples idea, I needed to include A Garden for Pig (hardcover, retail price $10.99) in the BookBox. THIS book is about a pig who lives on an apple farm… and is tired of apples. At the end of the book is a section about organic farming. It made my homestead-lovin’ heart flutter!
Board-book fans rejoice: we’re looking for the perfect ride with That’s Not My Tractor (retail price $9.99). This is technically a baby book, but all four FloydKids give it the nod of approval. [If it’s super beneath the age level at your house, I will gladly swap it out.]
And, because I couldn’t stand to leave out an activity book, Nature to Color (paperback, retail price $9.99). I am very excited about this book, because it includes information about each image, and part of it is already colored. I get frustrated sometimes with coloring books because we run through them so fast. My kids are eight and younger, and it can be hard to explain the value of actually coloring everything. Then I wonder if it’s time to toss the mangled book. Then I feel guilty. THIS coloring book will be a fun reference to keep on hand, and provide a snapshot of our current coloring abilities.
Some great stuff is getting packed into each BookBox, and it’s well worth the price. I know, though, that getting a deal is always exciting.
So I came up with an idea.
If you share the information about the BookBox and your share leads to a sale, I will give you $5 off the “Waiting for Winter” BookBox. If you get nine share credits, then YES, your Winter BookBox will be free (and at that point we will need to chat about you hosting an Usborne show or joining as a consultant). All you have to do is share this post, and let people know to say you referred them (I’ll ask), and to share so they’re eligible for a discount, too!