One of my favorite things about Usborne is that there are always specials going on. There are internet specials that change every month, hostess specials, and also book specials, too, that go in a rotation at a wholesale 50-60% off price. There is no reason that you can't include a sweet board or story book along with that baby shower gift for just $3.84!
The internet specials this month are especially sweet. Suzy Lee, one of my favorite illustrators and published by Kane Miller Books (a company aquired by Usborne a few years back) has one of her most recent books, The Zoo, on sale for half price in March.
The Zoo, like all of Lee's books, are beautiful play in color and aesthetic, and void of any narration, but full of imagination. This is an excellent book, one of my favorites from the artist. This story paired with a tub of side-walk chalk could be the perfect gift for a child with a birthday, and just under $10.
A couple of other really good deals going on in March are from the "Customer Specials" selection. If you purchase $40 with Usborne, and are looking to stock the gift bin or the home-school library, you have to take a peek at these steals. They are new books slashed half off or more. I already have plans to buy 2 of the "Wind Up Plane Book" at $13.00 a piece (reg. $29.99!). They are great for the kid who loves motion, as they have a couple of tracks throughout the book where the plane stays on.
Another awesome board book for a steal--for all of those people looking for an inexpensive Easter gift "That's Not My Bunny" at $4! (reg. $8.99) These touchy-feely books are some of Usborne's best sellers, and my children still read theirs!
Lastly, the See Inside series has a special in the customer section this month, also one that we recently acquired: See Inside: Math. Perfect for the Math classroom, a student who finds numbers thrilling and interesting, or for the visual child who needs a bit of extra help and inspiration in the subject. Normally the See Inside series are $12.99 and up, but you can get See Inside: Math this month for $6 when you spend $40 or more.
As for hostess specials in March, I'm not taking any current March dates as I'm maxed out, but I'm still in my incentive period and it lasts until mid-April. If you'd like to host a book show to earn double free books (only offered 1 time--during my incentive period of 12 weeks), please let me know asap. The period for the double free is within the first 2 weeks of April. I even give tangible hostess bags which includes invites, drink mix, cookie mix, and catalogs so you have it easy having a party!