Posts Tagged ‘children’s books’

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - February 8

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97, Was $19.99.

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Today (2/8/11) Only. Price goes back up tomorrow (2/9/11).

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One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - January 18

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $2.97, Was $15.99.

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Today (1/18/11) Only. Price goes back up tomorrow (1/19/11).

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One-Day Tuesday Featured Item

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $1.97

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Was $12.99, Today (11/16/10) Only $1.97.

Price goes back up tomorrow (11/17/10). Shop Now! One per customer.

One-Day Tuesday Featured Item

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97

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Was $17.99, Today (11/09/10) Only $3.97.

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One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97

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Was $16.99, Today (10/26/10) Only $3.97.

Price goes back up tomorrow (10/27/10). Shop Now! One per customer.

Chinaberry Coupon & Early-Bird Clearance Sale

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

CHINABERRY COUPON! Check out our Early-Bird Sale email where you’ll find over 150 sale items and a coupon code for 10% off orders of $65 or more. Shop now!

Share the coupon code & link with your friends and family so they can save too.
http://www.chinaberry.com/email/web_version.cfm

What Are Your Favorite Books From Childhood?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Over the years here at Chinaberry, I’ve grabbed the last copy of many books when they went out of print or when we take them out of the catalog to make room for new ones. Little by little, this accumulation of books has grown to nearly 20 boxes in our warehouse. We call them “Ann’s Grandma Boxes” (for when there might be a grandchild or two to give them to) and going through them every once in a while is a sweet walk down memory lane.

Reading to my children was one of the highlights of my life, not just as a parent, but as a human being. I remember those books more than the ones I grew up with, and there’s a good story about my book experiences as a child.

I was a handful of a kid. Apparently I never stopped moving. And since my birthday fell in mid-October, I had to wait an extra year before entering Kindergarten. I can’t even imagine my mother’s relief when naptime finally rolled around, but needless to say, it was always too soon for me! The only way she could get me to settle down was to lie on the bed with me and read a picture book — one of only several that we owned. Being read to always worked like magic and within minutes, I was sound asleep. The thing is, to this day, it takes a lot to keep me awake when I read a book because (I’m assuming) the opening of a book signals some part of my brain that it is now time to sleep. Naptime (not even bedtime) was the only time I was read to. Oh wait. There was a Golden Christmas Carol book in the house that I would grab when I saw my father arrive home from work. In the dead of summer, no less. Dragging him immediately to his easy chair (not even giving him a chance to settle in), plopping on his lap, and singing our way through the book was my idea of heaven. The neighbors were probably shaking their heads at the strains of “Silent Night” coming from our house in July.

I suppose it’s strange that the founder of a company that has become known for its discerning selection of children’s books for 28 years was seldom read to as a child. Go figure. But just remembering some of those sweet and sleepy times made me think it might be fun for others to pipe in with their favorite books from childhood and the early reading years. So…let’s hear ‘em! I’ll bet you anything you’ll find some old (book) friends you’d forgotten about when you read others’ lists.
Have fun!

Ann

Meet Janine!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Meet Janine! In addition to writing some Chinaberry annotations, she will now be assisting us with our blog and other social media channels.

Janine’s lifelong love of reading led to a career in book publishing, which introduced her to Chinaberry. Now in her current role as Mom, she shares her passion for books with Jarratt, her incredibly inquisitive preschooler, and blossoming baby Nina, both of whom, along with Chinaberry books, make storytime the most gratifying part of each day.

Today’s One-Day Tuesday Featured Item

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Save almost 80% on Tyrannosaur, today’s “One-Day Tuesday” special discounted item.

Was $19.00, Today (07/13/10) Just $3.97! Price goes back up tomorrow (07/14/10). Shop Now!

Follow the adventures and discoveries of an early 20th century amateur paleontologist with exciting, detailed illustrations and tons of fascinating facts about some of the prehistoric world’s most fearsome predators.

To add a hands-on aspect to the fun, there’s a large and ferocious 25” tall 3-dimensional T-Rex model for young readers to puzzle over and construct.

One-Day Tuesday Special Savings!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Save 82% on The Four Seasons, today’s “One-Day Tuesday” special discounted item.

Was $16.95, Today (06/29/10) Just $2.97! Price goes back up tomorrow (06/30/10). Shop Now!

Kids will eagerly pore over each page of this look at the annual cycle of the seasons. It has loads of information about why we even have seasons, what animals do in each time period, how plants change, how animals know when to migrate, and many other details.

This fact-filled compendium is packed with color illustrations and includes 4 color overlays that identify dozens of animals in their native habitat. Curious children will appreciate the vast amount of material.