Posts Tagged ‘Chinaberry books’

Top 3 Staff Picks: Favorite Chinaberry Children’s Books - Mary

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Mary, Catalog Production CoordinatorMary, Catalog Production Coordinator

Mary’s Favorites:

1. Goodnight Moon:
Goodnight Moon is so timeless, so classic, I feel that describing it to you here would be comparable to describing Mr. Spock to a convention of trekkies. Honestly, this book is just as good today as it was when it was first published in 1947. Comforting and cheery, this rhyming bedtime story is a must-have for every family!

2. Jamberry:
A bouncy bear, a boisterous boy, and oodles of berries make this book better than a trip to the amusement park (almost!). You’ll have a sing-songy, colorful, and giggle-til-you-drop good time with this Chinaberry favorite.

3. Miss Rumphius:
If I had to choose one book that said CHINABERRY in a picture book form, it would likely be this one. I truly cannot give it enough praise. Imagine a girl whose only dream is to travel the world and whose only wish is to leave it a more beautiful place. Now see her grow to fulfill both. Just wait till you see how she does it!

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - July 19

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97, Was $21.99. Click http://www.chinaberry.com to see today’s specially-discounted item. Today (7/19/11) Only. Price goes back up tomorrow (7/20/11). Limit one per customer. Shop Now!

Top 3 Staff Picks: Favorite Chinaberry Children’s Books

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Fiona, Customer Service Representative
Fiona, Customer Service Representative


Fiona’s Favorites:


1. Grandfather Twilight: This gentle and peaceful story finds a grandfatherly man marking the time of nightfall for all the creatures of the forest by giving the moon to the sky. How does he do this? The answer lies in his wooden chest.


2. A Fairy Went A-Marketing: This fairy/nature realm so ingeniously rendered, will give children endless hours of looking pleasure, while quietly instilling the lesson of respect for other living things.


3. The Railway Children: A railway becomes the way three children cope with losing their father in this classic tale that turns out fine in the end.

X-treme Parenting Makeover – Ten Guidelines for Healthy Parenting in An Age of Self-Importance

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

1. YOUR KID IS NOT KING: You’re raising your kid to be a member of the human race, a society, a community, a family – not to be the center of attention.

2. REAL LIFE IS DISAPPOINTING: Learning early to handle disappointments well helps your kid become confident, self-governing and optimistic in a world full of limitations.

3. AUTONOMY IS THE GOAL: Effective self-governance and healthy self-esteem come from knowing our strengths and weaknesses in doing things in the real world and getting feedback, not from excessive encouragement or praise.

4. DON’T FEED YOUR KID JUNK PRAISE: Junk praise (for example, “Great job!” for ordinary activities), like junk food, is addictive and takes the place of developing inner wisdom that is necessary for skillful decision-making.

5. RESILIENCE COMES FROM BEING FLEXIBLE: Don’t protect your child from making mistakes, encountering failures or knowing the limitations (of self and other) that teach us how to be flexible in facing the expectable challenges of life.

6. HELP YOUR CHILD HAVE PATIENCE WITH TALENTS AND CREATIVITY: Diligence and patience are necessary for true creativity to develop; it takes about ten years to become truly creative in any field.

7. KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY BRING THE GREATEST HAPPINESS: Guide your child to be compassionate and helpful to others. Teach your kid to look around and see who needs help, assistance, or support in any moment (not just special occasions). There are countless opportunities to feel happy as a result of helping.

8. GOOD CHARACTER WINS: Good manners, good conscience and virtue are the requirements for good character that provides the best foundation for success.

9. BE AN EXAMPLE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS: Show respect, kindness and interest in your own parents, partner and elders. If you don’t, your child will not show a lasting interest in elders and other family members, including you.

10. TEACH YOUR KID HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER: Belonging to a family means more than being born into it. All kids should be taught to contribute to the welfare, celebration and cooperation of their families throughout the life span, becoming valuable members.

By Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, author of The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance.

New Arrivals from the Chinaberry Summer Catalog

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Sneak Peek! Before you get your summer catalog in the mail… you can see all our new items right here: http://www.chinaberry.com/new.cfm?tid=629060405

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - March 22

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011


One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97, Was $19.95.

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One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - March 15

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97, Was $18.95.

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One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - March 8

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

One-Day Tuesday Mystery Item - Only $3.97, Was $19.95.

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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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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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