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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 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

Book Blog

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!

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Book Blog

New Book Releases for the New Year!

The Christmas we celebrate on December 25th might be over, but it’s Book Lady Christmas over here!!! We have over 105 fresh new releases to get you ready to promote literacy to your child in the new year. I don’t know about you, but we get cabin fever with the winters in Northeast Ohio and I love having some brand new books on hand to keep us happy and entertained indoors.

New Books for the New Year - Jaime's Book Corner

These are being added to the website every day and there are TONS of new books that I’ve already tacked on to my neverending wishlist! Here are just a few I’ve narrowed down to share with you. If you see something you like, you can order online or join my party on January 20th to get a few deals! If you want to score a few deals on my current inventory, I’m having a BIG sale that morning too!

Baby & Toddler New Releases

New Book Series for Baby and Toddler - Jaime's Book Corner

These little books are made for tiny hands, with easy-to-turn pages and bright illustrations!
Count to Five          Jump Around         Make a Noise         See a Rainbow

This is Owl - a hilarious new book to read and interact with your children ages 3 and up | Jaime's Book Corner

This hilarious book with flaps, call-outs, and interactive play will have everyone clapping and flapping along! This is Owl is perfect for ages 3 and up, especially those who already love I Say Ooh, You Say Ahh.

Elementary New Releases

Olivia's Secret Scribbles - a New Series for Ages 6-9 | Jaime's Book Corner

Meet Olivia, Ella‘s little sister! This new series is another great option for ages 6-9.
Book 1            Book 2             Book 3

Stained Glass Coloring - a fun new activity book! | Jaime's Book Corner

Our Christmas Stained Glass Coloring book was so well loved, it’s exciting to have a year-round edition with our beautiful new Stained Glass Coloring book!

Ages 9+ New Releases

A brand new series for young adults! - Jaime's Book Corner

This brand new young adult series is sure to keep readers in suspense!
Book 1           Book 2

The Usborne Unworry Book - an activity book to calm your mind || Jaime's Book Corner

Everyone could use a little help in today’s fast-paced world, let the Unworry Book bring you peace and calm.

These are just a few of the new releases available in my bookstore now. I am just overwhelmed by all the amazing new books! Every time I get a peek inside, I truly find myself astounded by the work of Usborne & Kane Miller. They’ve done it again, folks!

Don’t worry, I will be sharing a lot more info in my VIP group and here as the books are released. Can’t wait? Here’s a quick sneak peek video for you!

 

Until next time!

JaimesBookCorner.com

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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