CTK Harvest Fest & Craft Fair

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by my table at the CTK Harvest Fest & Craft Fair last weekend! Thanks to your purchases, we were able to donate $120 in books to the Greater Cleveland Teen MOPS group for their Baby Bucks Store! And congratulations to Margaret Tilley for winning raffle for the $25 book certificate! It’s in the mail! 🙂



New Website!

If you haven’t had a chance yet, you should take a minute to peruse our NEW and improved website!



A couple of things to note:

  1. For those who have been customers in the past, you will need to request a new password to be able to log in and save your wish list.
  2. When shopping from a particular party, you will now need to select your hostess from the drop down box when you check out.

Let me know if you have any questions!

KinderCare of Avon Book Fair

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by the Book Fair tonight! What a fun event! I’m really glad I got to be part of it!

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Usborne Books & More has an excellent matching program for book fairs! KinderCare of Avon will earn 50% of the total sales from this book fair in FREE books for their classrooms! The minimum sales to get these awesome rewards is $250 and we’re already 1/4 of the way there!



You can help us reach our goal by placing an order through my website by clicking here! You can choose to have the books shipped directly to your home or if you want to have them shipped to KinderCare, shipping is FREE! The book fair will be open until next Friday, July 22nd, so be sure to get your order in before then!

Oh and CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Wilgus for winning the raffle! You won a Shine-a-Light book: Secrets of the Vegetable Garden! Your prize will be at the KinderCare office for you to pick up! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Reach For The Stars!

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CTK Kids Learning Center is partnering with Usborne Books & More to provide an exciting reading incentive program called Reach For The Stars! The goal is to motivate our children to read, keep them reading, and then reward them with some really engaging books!

Here’s how it works:
(1) Children collect pledges from friends, neighbors, and relatives supporting their reading activity
(2) Participants read (or are read to) 300 minutes over a two week period of time. This is an average of 30 minutes per weekday as recommended by educational experts.
(3) Children are rewarded with developing a reading routine, they will get a reading certificate, prizes, and get to choose FREE books to take home based on the number of pledges they’ve collected!* Check out the almost 2000 titles to choose from here!
(4) CTK Kids Learning Center will earn FREE books for the classrooms and funds to help pay for awesome field trips for summer camp!*

Please help your child in this program by reading to your child and helping them collect their pledges! We’ll kick-off the two weeks of reading on Monday, June 20th and all forms and pledges must be turned in by Tuesday, July 5th.

(*50% of pledges will be returned in the form of books to participants. 25% of pledges will be returned in books for the classroom. 25% of pledges will be returned in cash to the learning center.)

Hello Homeschoolers!

Did you know that Usborne Books & More have excellent resources for homeschooling? Over 65% of our catalog are non-fiction titles and many of them are internet-linked with websites you can go to for extra activities, games, videos, and other education resources that go along with the topic of the book!

I’ve created a few lists of great homeschool resource books divided according to topic on my Facebook page. I’ve also created some boards on Pinterest by topic as well as by various homeschool curricula (check out this one I just started for Classical Conversations Cycle 2).

I’d love to help out anyone who’s homeschooling! Contact me and mention this post and I will give you an EXTRA $20 in FREE books on top of your hostess rewards* when you host a Facebook party with me! (*With a minimum of $85 in party sales and 1 booking.)

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Welcome to my website!

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

My name is Candy Maddox and I am a mom of two boys, ages 5 and 2 at the moment. I have been blessed to be able to work from home since their arrival but just discovered Usborne and Kane Miller books last year and took the plunge in October 2015 to sign up as an Independent Consultant!

Thanks to the amazing support of my friends and family I have had an awesome start and am enjoying building our home library with fun and educational books while also earning some income! I am now a Team Leader and Educational Consultant which also offers me the opportunity to work with local schools and libraries!

My boys and I LOVE reading together and it’s been so much fun seeing them learning along the way! I look forward to helping you find some amazing books that help you and your kids bond and open up new possibilities!

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