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That’s not my… Happy Birthday!!

Are you a lover of our “That’s not my…” series? Many people are! This is our bestselling touchy-feely series and we have over 50 different titles to choose from. 

Happy Birthday to the "That's Not My" series! - Jaime's Book Corner

To celebrate 20 years of this phenomenal series, we are offering a limited time customer special. Buy any two “That’s not my…” books and get an adorable “That’s not my…” bag for free!

If you definitely want one of these bags in your life, don’t wait! This offer is only available until they are sold out. You will see the tote added automatically to your cart when you select two “That’s not my…” books. Buy 4 books, get 2 totes, and so on! UBAM will make every effort to vary the totes, but they cannot guarantee you will get 3 different totes if you buy 6 books.

That's Not My tote bags! Limited time offer!

Not familiar with the books? Take a look inside That’s not my lion… or That’s not my dinosaur…

No matter which title you choose, these durable books will last with a child through all stages – newborn, drooling, even the rough toddler stage.

The illustrations are designed with the youngest eyes in mind, as they are outlined in bold back lines to help with visual differentiation and development. The storyline is simple, making them a great option for first readers. Children of all ages get excited to explore the unique textures on each page. My daughter loves finding the little mouse on each page too!

Browse all of our That’s not my… books here.

Buy any 2 That's not my... books, get a free tote bag! For a limited time!

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7 of the Best Love-Filled Children’s Books

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day with our little lady, we’re sharing some sweet children’s books, filled with love to keep you cozy and happy for the rest of this winter. Most of these choices would also make great choices for a baby shower any time of the year!

Love You Hoo by Rachel Bright - Jaime's Book Corner

Love You Hoo by Rachel Bright $12.99 

Snuggle up with your little one and share a story of the neverending bond between a parent, grandparent, or any caregiver and child. Big Owl reminds Little Owl about all the special times they’ve had together and all the exciting adventures the future holds. This book sends the message every child deserves to know: that they are, and always will be, loved.

Lots of Love Little One by Sandra Magsamen - Jaime's Book Corner

Lots of Love Little One by Sandra Magsamen $17.99 

I love you as you sleep at night and play through the days. I’ll love you yesterday, today, forever and always. This is such a sweet read-aloud and it includes adorable pictures. I especially love the page that shares how to say I love you in multiple languages. If you’re a fan of Welcome Little One, you’ll fall in love with this addition from Sandra Magsamen. 

Animally by Lynn Parrish Sutton - Jaime's Book Corner

Animally by Lynn Parrish Sutton $11.99

Whether you love them “hugely like a whale,” or “shyly like a quail,” this adverb adventure through the animal kingdom is perfect to share with all the birdily, bugily, animally loved people in your life. It is another perfect one for new parents and an instant favorite in most homes.

Cuddle Bear by Claire Freedman - Jaime's Book Corner

Cuddle Bear by Clare Freedman $12.99

Do you need cuddles, cheer- up hugs, or snuggle times to share? Then Cuddle Bear is made for you – a hug-you-happy bear! Meet Cuddle Bear – the unforgettable hero with hugs for everyone! If, like lion, panda, penguin or elephant, you’re feeling sad or lonely, never fear! Cuddle Bear has plenty of hugs to go around. It doesn’t matter if you’re big or tall, short or small, there’s one for every size!

Cuddle Bear's Book of Hugs by Clare Freedman - Jaime's Book Corner

Cuddle Bear’s Book of Hugs by Clare Freedman $12.99

The world is too big for just one Cuddle Bear! How can he deliver all the necessary hugs? Luckily, he has a plan: his Hug Academy, to teach lots of little teddy bears just how to cheer up children everywhere! Who doesn’t love hugs?

The Cuddle Bear Plush is also available to gift as a set. 

Love You Always by Roger Priddy - Jaime's Book Corner

Love You Always by Roger Priddy $7.99 

This charming board book is a heart-warming story about love and friendship to share with your special one. There are tactile, heart-shaped holes on every page, with glitter and foil on the last page that my daughter especially loved. This is a cute book, filled with Valentine’s Day rhymes. 


If you want something geared toward older children or to work through as a family, I recommend:

Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy by Bernadette Russell $14.99

Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy by Bernadette Russell - Jaime's Book Corner

This activity book is a great way to encourage our kids to be more kind and considerate towards others. The book involves a “mission”, and then eighty activities to help spread happiness. Suggestions range from starting a coat drive to reading stories to parents or leaving baked goods for a friend or neighbor as an anonymous surprise.

If you have any of these books or decide to pick one up based on my recommendation, I’d love to hear what you think about it! Happy reading 🙂

The Sweetest, Love-Filled Children's Books - Jaime's Book Corner

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7 Unique A to Z Books

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Our favorite books (although really, when I say our, really we mean our daughter’s favorites – ’cause in our home, if our 2-year-old doesn’t like it, we don’t get to read it) are the ones that help us smile, laugh, and feel all warm, cozy, and happy. We’ll save the sweet books for a later time because we’re focusing on silly books today – in the world of ABCs! We are huge fans of these creative alphabet books because there’s only so many times you can read “D is for Duck” and “Z is for Zebra.”

Alfie & Bet's ABC Pop-Up Book - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
Alfie and Bet’s ABC
It’s a pop-up ABC book, with a story! Join Alfie and Bet on their journey to find the letter they like the best. It’s not as easy as it sounds, because they don’t always agree! This hardcover book features bright illustrations with lots of cute animals, thick pages, and rhyming text.

Alphabet of Insects - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
Alphabet of Insects by Barbie Heit Schwaeber
Here’s an ABC book for the children fascinated with the world of bugs and nature! They make me squirm, but I just love this unique take on an alphabet book. From Aphid to Zebra Caterpillar, and everything in between, there is so much for kids to learn. This book is reviewed by experts at the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy so you can trust the facts too. Alphabet of Insects includes a sing-along audiobook CD and a tear-out poster featuring every insect covered in the book.

Lift-the-Flap ABC - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
Lift-the-Flap ABC
These preschool lift-the-flap books are a current favorite in our home! They are interactive and make learning fun. There are lots of flaps to lift, matching games, a picture alphabet, and finger tracing – these all encourage skills essential for learning how to read and write. This series of books (colors, numbers, shapes, and more) is designed to focus on concepts at different stages of development, allowing the book to grow with your child and remain a favorite in your home library for years to come.

The Pout-Pout Fish Undersea Alphabet - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
The Pout-Pout Fish Undersea Alphabet: Touch and Feel by Deborah Diesen
Are there any Pout-Pout Fish fans out there? I get so excited when I come across one of their novelty books! My daughter loves the glitter textures and all the familiar characters in this A to Z book, plus there’s a fun glow in the dark lantern to spot!

Unusual Animals A-Z - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
Unusual Animals A-Z by Heather Jones
This quirky book introduces young readers to the ABCs, as well as an imaginative selection of exotic animals from around the world, making it educational and just plain fun. The book offers a great focus on the sounds of letters, often using alliteration for emphasis. The beautiful watercolor paintings and fun facts about each animal bring even more joy when learning about Bernie the bearded dragon and Morris the manatee.

The Usborne Illustrated Alphabet - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
The Usborne Illustrated Alphabet
This was the very first ABC book we owned, so of course, it holds a special place in our home. The Illustrated Alphabet takes you on a silly journey through the zoo, one letter at a time, with animals from furious foxes to wild wombats. Alliteration and rhyming assist in helping children remember letter shapes and sounds. This beautiful cloth-bound book, with its slipcase cover, makes a perfect baby shower gift.

The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures - Unique A to Z Books from Jaime's Book Corner
The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures by Katie Abey
Move aside horses and tigers, and make way for hyrax and tarsiers! Learn weird and fascinating facts about an alphabet of unique, unusual, and underappreciated animals who at last get their chance in the limelight. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know how to say grimpoteuthis, there’s a pronunciation guide with every animal name! But did you know, okapis are shy creatures with smelly feet that can lick their own ears? Well, now you do!

Do you have any favorite A-Z books I might have left out? I’d love to hear about them, our bookshelves always welcome new additions!

7 Unique A-Z Books! - from Jaime's Book Corner

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Mystery Hostess January Book Party!

Who else is getting hit with a TON of snow this weekend? Sounds like a perfect time to warm up with books, especially with all our new releases that I’m beyond excited to share with you!

This Sunday, January 20, I’m having a Mystery Hostess January Book Party! How a Mystery Hostess Party Works with Jaime's Book Corner

I’ll be showing off over 100 NEW titles that were just released, as well as showcasing some of our favorites. I just LOVE hosting these parties because someone has the potential to win HUNDREDS in free books!

I have been a book lady with Usborne Books & More for just under a year and we have already had so much fun building up our home library! My favorite part of this job is to share about these great books with other mamas who want to promote literacy and help you build your home library as well…maybe even for FREE!

Want to skip the party, but still interested in the books? Browse the books here!

Mystery Hostess Party with Jaime's Book Corner

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Our January Book Box is here!!

Anyone else out there love receiving mail? In our home, letters are great, boxes are fun, boxes filled with books are the best!!

Our book box is here! - Jaime's Book Corner

Our first Usborne Books & More Book Subscription box was delivered today and it was the perfect distraction from little lady’s teething pain. Our subscription includes boxes over 3 months, each with 4 new releases and a small gift for the 3-5 age range. We opened the box and immediately started reading.

January Book Box Subscription - Jaime's Book Corner

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Where Have You Been? Washington D.C. was my favorite. Being from Virginia, it reminded me a little bit of home and I think it’s a great, age-appropriate introduction to all the important monuments and cool kid places to go. Lizard in a Blizzard was little lady’s choice (not surprising, considering her current obsession with all phonics books).

The Alphabet of Peculiar Creatures is a unique take on an A to Z book and I love that it includes pronunciation guides. Otherwise, I would have NO idea how to say half of the name of the creatures! The facts were a thrill to read too – did you know that a mara is a relative of the guinea pig or that binturongs give off a strong smell similar to buttered popcorn? Yeah, neither did I!

Lastly, I love the inclusion of a Shine-a-Light book! If you’re not familiar, these books truly set Usborne Books & More apart from competitors, they are like nothing you’ve ever seen before in a children’s book! Kids can reveal a secret image in the illustrations just by shining a flashlight behind each page. All this fun is happening while they’re learning at the same time too because this collection is non-fiction.

The newest addition is At the Library. This was such an approachable way to learn about everything libraries have to offer, I even learned a few things (but then again, I always do from our non-fiction books).

Aside from the books, this box also included 4 bookmarks and a new spring catalog.

Lizard in a Blizzard - Jaime's Book Corner

I’m already excited to receive our February box!

Did you miss out on the subscription this time? Contact me and I will create one for you based on your budget and age of your child.

Happy reading!