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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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Resolve to Read in 2019

Resolve to Read in 2019 with Jaime's Book Corner

We’re just over a week into 2019 and some of our New Year’s resolutions may already be veering off track. Don’t let reading with your children be one of them!

I am such a visual person that charts and lists really help hold me accountable with my goals. If you’re like me, print out the image above and hang it somewhere you will see it daily. Color in the books and write the titles your child reads. It will be so fun to see it at the end of the year and talk about all the great books!

Need help getting your child to read more?

  • Check out my fun Winter Reading Challenge! Even if your child is not yet reading independently, the challenges still apply for babies and toddlers.

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Not sure how big of an impact reading can make on children? Keep reading for some Top Literacy Statistics from Ferst Readers.

  1. Books contain many words that children are unlikely to encounter frequently in spoken language. Children’s books actually contain 50% more rare words than primetime television or even college students’ conversations.
  2. Young children who are exposed to certain early language and literacy experiences usually prove to be good readers later. Just as a child develops language skills long before being able to speak, the child also develops literacy skills long before being able to read.
  3. Creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months.
  4. Children’s academic successes at ages 9 and 10 can be attributed to the amount of talk they hear from birth through age 3.
  5. Children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week.
  6. Experts are nearly unanimous in stating that babies should routinely experience shared books as soon as they experience shared talking, that is, during the first weeks and months of life.
  7. Children with greater access to books and other print materials express more enjoyment of books, reading, and academics.

Resolve to Read in 2019 with Jaime's Book Corner

Story & Craft Activities

Thanksgiving Story & Craft

I did something big this week. I read books for the first time in front of children, 10 of them! Then we all did a craft together. And it went great!

Thanksgiving Story & Craft with Jaime's Book Corner

I had so much fun hosting my first Story & Craft event for some lovely kiddos in my local area. I’ve been talking about it for so long, I was nervous! I was excited too though and I couldn’t have done it without my lovely friend Kristen (thanks again, girl!).

Thanksgiving Story and Craft with Jaime's Book Corner

We started out by reading The Thank You Dish. Grace and her mama are sharing a meal, along with all the reasons they are thankful for the meal. They’re probably not what you expect (i.e. alpacas)! This sweet story offers an approachable, child-friendly way to talk about the value of community and being thankful for the things we have.

Then it was time to stretch our legs with a little dancing! Have you ever done the Turkey Pokey? I can now say I have! Turn it on this Thanksgiving, I bet you’ll share some laughs with the kiddos.

For our second story, we read a favorite – Too Many Tomatoes. The kids really enjoyed this rhyming story from Eric Ode with its beautiful illustrations! It’s the book I’m reading in the photo up above, I got all giddy when they stood so close, knowing they were really interested. After reading all about sharing the overabundance of tomatoes and the tomato parade, it was craft time!

I have to thank Happy Home Fairy for this simple turkey craft idea. It was so easy and the kids had so much fun. Crafts are a HUGE win in my book when I already have everything I need at home. Go ahead, check your supplies, I bet you could make this today!

Easy Turkey Craft from Happy Home Fairy

I had everything cut out, prepared and set on the table, ready to go because we all know the patience of little ones often runs short. And their turkeys turned out beautiful! My little lady wasn’t in her craftiest mood, so I helped her along, but I loved that this craft worked well for a mix of ages.

Thanksgiving Story & Craft with Jaime's Book Corner

Thanksgiving Story & Craft with Jaime's Book Corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with fun, happiness, laughs, and maybe a little crafting with books. If you’re local to Cleveland, Ohio, get ready – we’re coming to you again in December! Future Story & Craft events will always be posted on my Facebook page: Jaime’s Book Corner

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft from Happy Home Fairy

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I’m a Dirty Dinosaur

I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

I’ll be completely honest with you, I didn’t see the allure of I’m a Dirty Dinosaur at first. Well, apparently Ava was just a little too young when we first read it because now she LOVES it! And of course, that means I love it too.

She smiles so big and dances side to side along with the sing-song words. I’m a Dirty Dinosaur has fun illustrations made from real mud and exciting action words in the story kids can even play out, like stomp, stomp, stomp!

This is now one of our favorite read-alouds that we own and it always comes down from the shelf when Ava’s wearing her dino PJs. We ended up reading it 3 times in a row last week!

We will probably have the follow-up book, I’m a Hungry Dinosaur, in our collection sooner than later.

Ages 2-5 $11.99
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Are you there little fox?

Are you there little fox?

This book never fails to put me in a good mood. It takes us on a journey to find little fox and I often find myself reading it in a silly voice. You think you’re going to see little fox on the next page, but no! Those ears are bat ears, that little tail was actually a squirrel!!!

We also offer an elephant and bunny version in this series. Why is fox my favorite? Because he ends up with mama at the end! (Elephant is with daddy and bunny is with his friends, in case you were wondering). We read this book quite often, both enjoying the moment of fun it offers. It’s one Ava likes to flip through more than once, I’m guessing she loves the bright colors.

Ages 6m+ $9.99
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