Thursday, 29 July 2010

Books! Books! Books!



By now, you'd probably know how much our wee family loves books.

I am often guilty of buying the kids books. Like all the time. I know all the good children's bookstores within a 20 kilometre radius. I am always online trawling for good books. It's my weakness. We love curling up together and reading, being consumed by a book and then being spat out back into reality at the end. Thankfully Matt has said if this is my weakness, then it's a good weakness to have. Phew.

Do you love books too? Beanstalk Books have given me 10 books to give away. They specialise in Usborne books (a complete range of books from birth to 3 years old). We have a heckovalotta Usborne books, they can get beaten up, chewed, dog-eared, but they are always books that are loved and read and read and read all over again.

If you'd like a chance to win, this is how it rolls. Just visit Beanstalk Books and tell me where they are based.
I'll draw the winners next Thursday night.
images via two bottom images via The Selby. I can't remember where the other one is from - sorry!

42 comments:

Kt said...

I love Usborne books. My favourites are their art books. I love, love, love them. In fact I am sure almost every teacher at my school owns a copy of the complete art guide (the pink one).

I had a look around at Beanstalk Books and they are based in Sydney, Australia.

Sam said...

They are based in Sydney. Woo!

We love books too. Abi has a collection for bed time, which are her good books. And then a WHOLE heap in her room too.

xx

Bek said...

Love the "That's not my..." series of Usbourne books.

Beanstalk Books is based in Sydney, NSW, as am I.

Nat Kringoudis said...

It appears they are Sydney Based! We love books here too. We have a good pile, and a play pile (so the precious ones don't get ruined!).
To be totally honest, Im unfamiliar with Beanstalk Books but now I will have to look out for them!

BabyMac said...

Why, I do believe they are based in Sydney, NSW. LOVE books too - we have all mine from when I was little and I love to relive them all with my (oldest) little lady :)

Lis said...

Wahoo we're crazy book lovers in this house too. Is this deal international because if so they're based in Sydney, New South Wales, somewhere I've never been but one day will visit!

Super Sarah said...

Sydney, NSW just like I am! I have been giving the Sticker Dolly books as birthday gifts to all the girls we know this year, they are BRILLIANT - especially for long plane trips!

teddybearswednesday said...

I'm a real sucker for kids books too, at least you have kids- I just by them for me!!!
Beanstalk are sydney based. xo

jodesmac said...

I love Usborne. I have a small library myself. Beanstalk is in Sydney .

Monique said...

What a great giveaway Lexi. You are right they do withstand the dogs breakfast.

Beanstalk books are in Sydney.

Mama Mogantosh said...

OK, they're based in Sydney, and they look fabulous. We are all about books at this house too. Love love love.

Danimezza said...

SYDNEY woot woot
The website is so cute.
I'm a sucker for buying books too. Aidan's not even one yet and I've almost filled a bookcase... with just his stuff.
Would love to win!!!

LionessLady said...

They are in Sydney and have such a lovely website. Thanks PMM for pointing us in their direction!

Anonymous said...

I love Usborne books, my monster loves his Wind-up Plane Book
http://www.beanstalkbooks.com.au/bluecart/products/windup-plane

They are based in Sydney :)
Just like me!
Emma x
qotfu72 at yahoo dot com dot au

ange_moore said...

I love all the Usborne books and games. And Beanstalk Books appear to be based in Sydney!

Great giveaway. Books are also my weakness (especially kids books). We bought boxes of books back from London when we came back to Tassie! Cost a bomb but couldn't bring myself to give them away.

Tania said...

Just below the giant’s cloud castle – but of course! FEE FI FO FUM! (last bit typed for no apparent reason other than it meant I could say it in my best giant voice as I pressed each key).

Cat said...

Chiming in with Sydney too and our wee fam loves books too. AWESOME giveaway and my fingers are crossed. :)

Sa said...

Usborne Books based in Crows Nest - thats not my monster was one of my little dudes first, favourite books - he seemed to like licking the differnet textures as much as his enjoyed looking at the pictures!

Anna Bartlett said...

No surprises there - I say Sydney too!
My kids LOVE books - I think they've all grown up thinking they can read way before they actually can.
Would love to go in your draw. Thanks!

Betsy B said...

We're suckers for books here too. It is a known fact that when in doubt, buy me a book (preferably kids book).

Beanstalk Books are in Sydney so will have to be added to my list of must visit places for our next trip up.

Kimberly said...

Woohoo an Australian company! They are based in Sydney.

Thanks for the opporutnity!

:)
Kim
www.pathtolivingsimply.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Yay, kids books! Usbourne are the greatest. Have you got any of their little '100 things to do on holidays' type cards? They're the absolute bomb!

They're based in Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA!

lawla@excite.com

Lilli boo said...

Love Usborne books too...who by the way are based in Sydney, NSW.

TStraga said...

They are based in Sydney, NSW.

My son's favorite Usborne books are: "That's not my lion" and "That's not my frog"! :)

Sarah said...

Beanstalk Books is based in Sydney, New South Wales.

We love Usborne books!! And i love adding great quality books to our boys ever growing collection.

Thankyou!

Rhea said...

Based in Sydney NSW. Books are one of my (many) weaknesses too :)

Georgie Love said...

sydakneeee!

We made Rubes a reading corner in our new house, which is used on a daily basis, she LOVES books.

Blythe said...

They're based in Sydney. We love their books too!

Talia said...

I love books too. Hubby bought a kindle to read his books on, but it's just not the same! I Love the real deal! I love going to op shops to buy second-hand ones too!

Usborne are based in Sydney!

Anonymous said...

They are based in Sydney!!
We have a lovely Usborne book in French, it is wonderful. Books are the best.
Katie
knygh[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sarah said...

I have to say i am just as guilty...they are based in Sydney.

Michele said...

And the winner is SYDERNEE (NSW) but I wish it was on the Sunshine Coast Qld. Love a good bookshop and Love love love books. Think I would spend my last $20 on kids books (hmmmm in fact I have done just that). So many books that we have run out of shelf space. Love Usborne also. Just made some Gruffalo soft toys with Ella today (not that its an Usborne book but one of the best i think). Will blog about it one of these days when I can make the time, find the camera ....excellent giveaway thanks PMM

mama bear said...

They are in Sydney! Just like us. That's where all the cool peeps are.

(That last sentence may or may not be entirely true). xx

Megan said...

usborne books are fabulous! i found my first one in the scholastic bookclub that goes to schools when i first started teaching and have been building my collection ever since.

that website is very cute and my answer is sydney! i like how they have them in age ranges, great for when you can't flick through the book to see for yourself

Catherine said...

Sydney, NSW (and I did check the website first for the answer and a little browse, before coming over to the comments and realising I could have been lazy and cheated!!). LOVE books too!

gretchen said...

ohh I'ld love to win kiddies books.. they are based in Sydney, New South Wales..I did my homework

mylittlebirdie said...

they are based in sydney , new south wales.

i too am a big big sucker for buying books even though i work in a library go figure : )
thank you!

Amy Paul said...

A family of five always loves books!

We're in!
Sydney - of which I've not spent enough time in.
Have a happy day.
xx

jodi said...

sydney. any book is a loved one in our fam

mrs smith said...

Sydney. " That's my puppy, his nose is so squashy!"

Loz and Dinny said...

I'm in ... they're based in Sydney, NSW ... we love the book action round this joint - thanks for running the comp, man.

Kirsty said...

Why PMM I believe they are in Sydney NSW! I love giving these as gifts, especially for newborns or 1yr olds - faves are the story collections for little boys / girls. I love how they tell stories the way Australian families would tell them. I never find myself having to make things up or substitute words so my little peeps would understand them.