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Cuddle Bear Book Drive

I can’t say I know what it’s like to be the parent of a child with cancer. I do, however, have some experience being the mother of a baby girl that has constant doctor’s appointments and has had surgery.

I give back because I know what it's like to be so scared for your child, going in to surgery and how much it can mean to receive an act of kindness from a complete stranger. | Jaime's Book Corner

No matter how much or how little time your child spends in a hospital, it is always a scary experience, full of anxiety. We were shown love by so many wonderful people who didn’t even know us during Ava’s surgery, I will never forget it. Whenever possible, I try to give back.

I am so blessed for the opportunity to work with the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation on a Cuddle Bear Book Drive this Christmas season. The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation improves the mental, social and emotional well-being of children undergoing cancer treatment across America! It’s truly such an amazing cause and I am really excited to be a part of their wonderful work. One of the many, MANY incredible things they do is deliver gifts to thousands of children undergoing cancer treatments in hospitals across the United States. I am working to provide them with as many Cuddle Bear book sets as I can for their initiative this holiday season!

Cuddle Bear Book Drive to support the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation | Jaime's Book Corner

The Cuddle Bear set includes an adorable storybook, and a matching plush teddy bear, making it a perfect gift for a little one that is sick and in the hospital all the time. Giving to this cause is a pure act of kindness and generosity to show these kids some love. The really cool thing is that my company is matching the sales by 50%, so for every two sets donated, Usborne will donate a 3rd one to these amazing children for FREE! Donating one set is just $24.99 and it puts a priceless smile on a child’s face this season. ♥

Your partnership over the next few days — both in donating and in sharing my campaign with those you think would love to take part — is so valuable. If you think this is a cause you’d be interested in supporting with me, you can donate here. The Cuddle Bear Book Drive will close Monday, December 17.

If you would like to help me spread the word, Pin this post or invite your friends and family to my Facebook event. I will be posting updates and more information throughout the next few days. I am so grateful for any and all support to help a child smile this time of year.

Cuddle Bear Book Drive to support the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation | Jaime's Book Corner

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Survivalist

 

The Survivalist - Holiday Gift Guide from Jaime's Book Corner

Survival Skills Handbook (Ages 8-13)
This practical, illustrated outdoor field guide is full of information with step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from Bear Grylls: camping and dangers to spot and avoid in the wild, finding your way, and mastering amazing knots. This is the must-have survival guide for all young explorers!
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Bear Grylls Survival Camp (Ages 8-13)
100 Things to Know About Space breaks down the enormous topic of space into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. This book makes space fun for all ages – it is highly illustrated, in a pictorial, ‘infographics’ style, with snippets of information about all aspects of space.
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Survival (Ages 8+)
A guide to survival in extreme conditions and inhospitable environments, fully illustrated with a mix of photos, comic strip art and step-by-step diagrams. Learn how to find north, make a fire, send signals, evade dangerous animals, escape if you’re trapped in a car, cope with an earthquake or tornado, escape from a burning building and lots more.
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True Stories of Survival (Ages 9+)
From shark attacks and blazing airships to exploding spacecraft and sinking submarines, these are real stories of people who have stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale. Find out what separates the living from the dead when catastrophe strikes.
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For more gift ideas according to your reader’s interests, be sure to view our full Holiday Gift Guide.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Space Lover

The Space Lover - Holiday Gift Guide from Jaime's Book Corner

See Inside Space Stations and Other Spacecraft (Ages 7+)
Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft – from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more. Children retain knowledge better when they use their hands and this book has over 70 flaps to lift!
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100 Things to Know About Space (Ages 8+)
100 Things to Know About Space breaks down the enormous topic of space into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. This book makes space fun for all ages – it is highly illustrated, in a pictorial, ‘infographics’ style, with snippets of information about all aspects of space.
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Astronaut Academy (Ages 7+)
An activity book like no other! Through a series of fun and challenging tasks, kids will begin to understand the skills and training required to become an astronaut on a mission to Mars. There are “classes” for kids to attend as part of their training. These include Space Pilot, Space Living, Space Engineer, Space Scientist, and Space Gym. Each topic is explored in detail and accompanied by astronaut missions, including physical and mental challenges, as well as drawing and craft activities designed to mimic the skills involved in real-life training. Kids will tackle hand-eye coordination exercises and obstacle courses and learn how to build a balloon rocket, as well as first aid skills. There are also stickers, a poster, and a model space shuttle.
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100 Paper Spaceships to Fold & Fly (Ages 6+)
This fun book includes 100 decorated tear-out sheets to fold into a fleet of paper spaceships, from orbital cruisers to alien motherships. The book includes detailed folding instructions for four different types of spaceship, from mighty star cruisers to speedy scout ships, plus flying tips and challenges so children can test the spaceships’ power and speed.
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For more gift ideas according to your reader’s interests, be sure to view our full Holiday Gift Guide.

Story & Craft Activities

I Want to be a Lion Tamer Story & Craft

Are you as scared as I am when you hear the words “toddler” and “paint” in the same sentence? Well, I decided to give it a try! And I’m glad I did…with fork painting! Such a simple concept, right? Take a fork and dip it in paint. A fork is easy for little ones to hold and just maybe it controls the mess a little. The options to create are endless! I think a fork painting tree might be in our near feature.

Today though, we have to thank Crafty Morning for our lion craft. It was so simple and only a few supplies were needed – my favorite kind of craft!

I Want to Be a Lion Tamer Story and Craft from Jaime's Book Corner

Every time I attempt crafts with my little lady, I make sure I have everything cut out and set up before it’s go time. That way I can be relaxed and focused on having fun, even though there is sure to be some mess.

 

 

She had fun and so did I! I actually let her go at it with hers while I made my own lion. Being strapped into the high chair might have made that possible.

After clean up, it was story time! Here’s a look inside I Want to Be a Lion Tamer:

If you make this craft or love this book, it would make my day to hear about it! Feel free to share in the comments.

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Book Box Subscriptions

Are you looking for a gift that keeps on giving this year?

I have been asked many times whether we offer subscription boxes and I am thrilled to announce they are finally here, just in time for Christmas!! Our Book Box Subscriptions make gift giving so easy AND they’re an incredible value.

Book Box Subscriptions || Jaime's Book Corner

🎁The subscription will ship to the recipient three times: January, February, and March. They will receive books valued at $130+ for only $100. Plus FREE Shipping, which saves you another $10.
🎁These will be all NEW TITLES released in January, so no worry of duplicate books they may already have. The books will be gender neutral and are grouped within four ages to choose from: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12.

How do you get one? I’m so happy you asked! 😍 Simply go here and pick the preferred age for your box: https://l7209.myubam.com/c/144/book-boxes

December 31 is the last day to order!

And you better believe my mom already ordered one for my daughter – it’s the perfect gift from grandparents  If you want to gift one for Christmas, I can give you a certificate to give the child, perhaps tucked into a book to get them excited for the next 3 months of deliveries?