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July 8th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Am I the only one who loves this series? I think the books are so fun and interesting to the kids and has just the right amount of info. And the photographs are amazing. I like that it uses a lot of real photos instead of unrealistic illustrations, yet they still make it so colorful and fun to look at.

I think I'm going to use Usborne's "First Encyclopedia of the Human Body" for Health this year.

BTW, I am choosing SUCH a different route this year with school... I am going from almost all workbooks to almost all read-aloud books. But these look so much more interesting to ME that hopefully I won't feel like someone's pulling my teeth to actually pick it up and read it.
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July 9th, 2011, 11:43 AM
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I love those books too and the DK books as well. The pictures are very visually interesting and can be very infomative all on their own. I also like that they have information chunked into "captions" throughout the book - makes it less intimidating to struggling readers (I teach special ed, so all of my students are struggling readers). I have squirreled away lots of these books for my own kids over the years!
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July 9th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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(I like them, but shh... don't tell anyone.)

I sell Barefoot Books (siggy) which are arch enemies in certain circles, but I think Usborne and Barefoot actually go very well together. You can make great unit studies putting the two together.
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July 9th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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never heard of barefoot books before. I will have to check those out!
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July 11th, 2011, 05:17 PM
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The annual summer sale starts Friday, and you get free shipping over $60, too.
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July 11th, 2011, 06:17 PM
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ooooo.... I am so tempted! I found several books that I liked!
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