Posts Tagged ‘children’s books’
The Chinaberry Summer Catalog is here! Check out over 125 NEW Chinaberry items online–something for the whole family.
T.A. Barron, author of the Merlin Series, shares his thoughts about Chinaberry in this video. We thank him for his kind words. You can purchase T.A. Barron’s Merlin Series on our Shopping Site.
Mercy Watson Boxed Set
By Kate Dicamillo
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Go hog wild with a boxed set of this delightfully illustrated and engaging series starring none other than the Watson family’s pride and joy, that porcine wonder, Mercy Watson. Whether she’s taking the family car for a spin, foiling bumbling criminals, or saving everyone’s ”bacon,” this pig is sure to charm any young reader just starting out in the world of chapter books. The illustrations are ultra-bright and plentiful, the perfect complement to these simple yet seriously silly stories. (Includes Mercy Watson to the Rescue, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Mercy Watson Fights Crime.)
(Ages: 6 - 9 years)
Hardcover Books - 69-73 pgs each
Sale price $16.97
By Tina Elliott
Recently I was privileged to attend the Celebrate Literacy Award dinner put on by the Greater San Diego Reading Association. I tend to take books and reading for granted, having been instilled with a love of reading by my mother so many years ago and, thanks to her, never, ever being without a good book to read as a child. Now, as an adult, I am surrounded by more books than I could possibly ever get through. (I work in a book store for goodness sake.) What delight there is to be found between the pages of a book - joy, wonderment, giggles, or suspense; characters showing strength of spirit in attempting to overcome challenges and making hard decisions. Reading opens so many doors for us, often without us even realizing it. How easy it is for us to forget that there are many, young and old alike, who do not have the means to own a book of their own, or, even more sadly, who are not able to read.
The Greater San Diego Reading Association (GSDRA) is a professional organization affiliated with the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Reading Association (IRA). GSDRA’s goals are to promote literacy, provide activities on literacy issues, and advance the pursuit of life-long reading. Every year, the GSDRA holds a celebration dinner to acknowledge businesses and individuals within our community who go “above and beyond” in the area of literacy. This year, Chinaberry was very proud to receive the Jerry Crews Award, created to recognize those in the business community who exemplify kindness and support for GSDRA and reading education. What an honor for Chinaberry to be acknowledged by such a committed group of individuals.
Equally as exciting to us was being linked to the devoted individuals who were also honored. Our own longtime Chinaberry customer and storyteller extraordinaire Marilyn McPhie received the Special Award of Recognition for her work with the Books for Babies program (www.marilynmcphie.com), and Katherine Salmon received the Judith Parson Award for Outstanding Student Teacher.
The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals who have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level. This year’s Celebrate Literacy Honorees included St. Luke’s Refugee Network (http://sudaneserefugees.org/); United Through Reading Transitions (www.UnitedThroughReading.org); Edith Hope Fine and Judith Josephson, co-authors of Armando and the Blue Tarp School, nominated for the 2009-2010 California Young Reader Medal; teacher David Lynch, the true-life inspiration for Armando and the Blue Tarp School; and Irwin Herman, “The Bookman” (www.TheBookman.org). In addition to these fabulous individuals and organizations, many teachers and educators from school districts throughout the county were recipients of the 2009 Award of Excellence.
How inspiring to be surrounded by these dedicated individuals who have devoted their lives to others, giving their time and energy to promoting literacy and working toward the goal of giving every child and adult the ability to own and, more importantly, read a good book.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PUBLISHES SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION
FEATURING READERS’ PHOTOGRAPHS
Starting June 15, Readers Can Order Customized Version Online
With Their Own Cover Photo
Looking for a unique Father’s Day gift? One that fulfills the fantasy of having a favorite photograph featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine?
This month, National Geographic is publishing a special collector’s edition, National Geographic Your Shot, featuring 101 of the best readers’ photographs submitted to National Geographic magazine over the past three years.
Starting Monday, June 15, readers can create and order a unique, customized cover of this special issue, using a photograph of their choice, by going to ngm.com/your-shot-special. The customized version makes a perfect gift to memorialize a special family snapshot. The custom cover option for National Geographic Your Shot will be available to order, online only, for $19.99 plus shipping. The issue goes on newsstands with a standard cover on Tuesday, June 30, for $10.99.
National Geographic Your Shot includes spectacular images from photography enthusiasts around the world as well as profiles of three of the photographers whose work is included. It is organized into categories that encompass the most popular types of submissions: Ode to Joy; Human Moments; Odd Couples; and Natural Wonders. The 144-page issue, with a trim size of 7″x7″, is supported with advertising from HP, Fuji and Energizer.
Your Shot was originally developed as a Web-based way for National Geographic magazine to reach out to the legions of talented photography fans who dream of getting a photograph published in the magazine. More than 155,000 images have been submitted to National Geographic by readers since the Your Shot feature debuted in March 2006. Each weekday, a photo editor sorts through submissions and chooses a “daily dozen” of the top photographs, which are posted in an online gallery. Online visitors can vote for their favorites, and the top-voted photograph for each month is published in National Geographic magazine, along with the photo editor’s top pick. For more information on how to submit a Your Shot image to National Geographic magazine, go to ngm.com/yourshot.
Click on the photos below to purchase National Geographic books from Chinaberry.
Wow, interesting… Where the Wild Things Are is going to be made into a movie. This is one of my favorite children’s books. The book came out a year before I was born so I grew up with Max and the “Wild Things.” Now, I read it often to my own kids who are just as mischievous as Max. Hopefully the movie will succeed in bringing the book to life and will remain true to Maurice Sendak’s original vision. Its release is currently scheduled for October 16, 2009.
There’s still time, so please join us for our
SPRING CLEARANCE SALE: Now through April 18!
Fabulous savings of 30-75% on all items in our San Diego outlet store.
Store hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
2780 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley 91978
Exit Sweetwater Springs Blvd off East I-94. Go south to Austin; turn left.
Just up the hill, turn right on Via Orange Way. Enter the gate marked JayCraft.
Click here for interactive map
We hope to see you!
From all of us at Chinaberry, Inc.
|“Our grandson loves his books from Chinaberry. My daughter-in-law took a picture of our son reading Dear Zoo to him. He is totally captivated by it. What a treasure.” — BM, via email|
Is there a Chinaberry book, toy, craft, etc. that a child in your life loves? If so, email us with a short review and photo or video.
Susan–Thanks for mentioning Chinaberry.com on your blog!
“… And finally, are you familiar with Chinaberry Books? They are fairly new to me, but I’m so happy to have finally discovered them. I received their catalog (free) and reading the description of each one of their books is probably just as lovely as the books themselves!! Old fashioned goodness as it’s best! If you’d like to receive a free catalog just go here.”
We hope you continue to enjoy your catalog and find our blog a friendly place to visit. By the way… I like your tag line: “A house is built with brick and stone, It’s the love inside that makes a home.”
… It started in low, then it started to grow
But this, this sound wasn’t sad. What, this sound sounded glad
Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, was singing without any presents at all
He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming, it came. Somehow or other, it came just the same…
… He paused, and the Grinch put a hand to his ear
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?
It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
Well, what happened then, well in Who-ville they say,
that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day…
- From How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss