Saturday, December 6

Get Excited about Books!

Everyone is asking me what to get buttercup for Christmas and I have two set answers: Clothes and books.

"Okay," said one of my sisters. "What books do you want for her?

Well, I wasn't expecting to have to provide specific answers, so I pointed my sister to Excite Books and told her she could buy Buttercup a monthly membership. I'll have to wait until Christmas morning to find out if she took my advice, and can honestly say that I am really hoping she did.

So what's Excite Books? It's the brainchild of a pilot-turned-business man that combines the thrill kids get out of mail addressed just to them with the love of reading a new set of books each and every month. You sign up for one, two, or three age-appropriate books to be shipped to your door each month, and then when your kids tire of the books or their interests just change, the books can be donated to a needy library with Excite Books pre-addressed and pre-paid envelopes! Donate some or all of the books, or keep them if you wish--the point is to spread and keep the love of reading alive in our children.


Talk about a win-win situation (and a gift you can really feel good about giving for Christmas!)

Monthly prices are $4.99 for one book, $9.99 for two, and $15.99 for three and shipping and handling is $4.95 no matter what package you decide on.


Buttercup is too young to know what who Blake Michael, the 11-yr-old host of Cartoon Network's Fried Dynamite is, but older children will certainly relate to Excite Books celebrity spokeskid! He appears on the Excite Books site wearing a large exclamation point to signify the excitement of reading books.


The Excite Books introductory package offers 3 excite books, 1 educational activity, and 8 free gifts. And except for the $4.95 shipping, it's all free! You can choose a package for infants to teens, plus puzzle and cookbooks for all ages. And you can chart your child's reading progress with Excite Books reading completion stickers in their own Reading Progress Calendar!


Buttercup is an avid little reader, so this is all perfect for her and a great way for me to keep her busy and stimulated. We got to try out the toddler introductory package, and Buttercup received a matching items book, a bath-time book, and a book with the characters from Monsters Inc.


Her favorite right now, of course, is the bath-time book. Check out how the book is already helping her grasp the concept of colors!


So...anyone else wants to get their kids excited about reading? Excite Books is offering one of my lucky readers the chance at an introductory package with three free books in the age-group of your choice plus the eight free gifts!

To enter, visit Excite Books and leave me a berrie telling me what you think about the program. why you think Your entry also must include the age group you'd like your prize to be for, if your comment is selected the winner. Entries will be accepted until midnight, EST, December 13 and the winner will have four business days from the announcement date to contact me with their information or an alternate will be selected. US entries only, please.

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* Blog about contest and link to this post.
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* Tweet the contest leave a comment with your username telling me what you said to your "tweeple"!Please note all entries MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing! That means that well, all entries must include an email address to be considered valid. Simple enough, right? ;)

65 comments:

valerie2350 said...

sounds like a fantastic program - reading is cool! :) I'd like the teen novels!

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Staci said...

I think the program sounds great! My son loves to read, and loves getting mail. Combining both would be wonderful. I think the toddler would be perfect for him. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Staci said...

I'm a subscriber via google reader.

Staci said...

I follow you on twitter too (MommaStaciA).

mverno said...

love the infant books particularly tickle my elmo whom my grandson loves

Sandy said...

sounds great- the cookbooks sound neat to try out

sito50 said...

I like the program, that it's geared to age groups. They also appear to have a good selection of books, ones I would actually purchase for the kids. I would select the toddler age group if I were to win. Thanks.

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

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Stephanie said...

Love there would always be new books in the house to read. would pick toddler books.
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samsakara said...

I would love the third grade books for my daughter.

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1agordon said...

awesome idea to keep new books coming in w/o going to the library

cookiert said...

This is a great idea - way to make books even more exciting! I'd like the toddler books.

chromiumman said...

this is a great idea, youngest would love the cookbooks

drming said...

The infant books, my daughter-in-law just had a baby on November 30th so this would be an ideal gift.

Jenn S. said...

This sounds like an awesome program. The fifth grade program is the one I think would be perfect for my daughter.

moushka said...

My 6yo daughter is an avid reader and she gets tired of reading the same old thing every day.
What a great idea to keep your child reading new books every month.
2nd Grade set for us.

idahomom said...

Anything that helps your child learn is awesome. Thanks for the chance.

kdkdkd said...

I think it is a wonderful program. Kids LOVE getting things in the mail and the prices are very reasonable. I would love the toddler for my son (or the infant for my youngest)

Andreah said...

I think it's a great program. And it's nice that they donate the books too. I would choose the K-5 age group.
Thanks!

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shelley said...

I'd like the toddler program for my grandaughter she tries to read all the time thanks.

vboackle said...

great learning tools,ages 8-11 please.

Kari said...

I'd love the K-5 set, for my youngest. Thank you!!

Kari said...

Im also a subscriber!

Shelly said...

The toddler books would be great

Shelly said...

I follow on twitter

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I am a subscriber

jennem said...

It's a great idea. My daughter likes anything that comes in the mail, so she's more likely to be enthusiastic about reading the books. She's in K.

Marie said...

I love the idea behind this program -- putting together the fun of getting mail with the joy of books! My daughter would enjoy the first grade level books.

Lisa C said...

I like how the books are delivered to your house so it's a fun surprise in the mail for kids. I'd like the infant age group.

Lisa C said...

I'm a subscriber!

Erica said...

I think the toddler would be perfect for my daughter

yellowlabs said...

The toddler books would be awesome!

mmagee said...

My youngest brother likes getting things in the mail and he likes to read. Fourth or fifth grade age group, he's pretty literate.

leah said...

I love how this program encourages kids to read and to share with others as well! I'd like the infant books.

spookyone23 said...

sounds great,teen novels

psalmstress said...

FINALLY, a program for the older kids. Would love the teen book program for my twin daughters or even the cookbooks or puzzle books. Something for everyone. Thanks for sharing!

Miranda Schmucker said...

I LOVE this idea I have a 7 year old the loves going to the library but even more then that kids all LOVE getting mail! I wish they would have come up with this when I was younger!
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Tabitha said...

my 5 yr old daughter would love this

Cynthia said...

This sounds like a great program. I love the concept of giving the books to others that need them. Great product!!! I like the teen books cause I have teenagers. I have one that loves to read so he would love this.

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purango said...

I think it's a great idea. My teen daughter would love it. garrettsambo@aol.com

John Deal said...

I am for anything that might get my granddaughter interested and excited about reading. She is almost 4. AztecFeller@aol.com

rosannepm said...

I like that it's the "Netflix of books" If I won I'd want books for a third grader or an infant
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I'm a subscriber via e-mail.
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klp1965 said...

the teen for me because my teen girls love to read especially if its got boys in it lol

vmkids said...

Would love the teen book program I think it is a great contest

DOODLEGIRL said...

books delivered to your door, great concept. I would like Kindergarden books for my daughter

Christine said...

Wow! What's not to like? I think it sounds like a win for everyone involved. The kids get fun, age-appropriate books in the mail that they can keep for as long as they like. Then they can send them off to a school library in need so other kids can enjoy them too! Awesome!

I'd love the toddler books for my kids.

Sarai said...

Wow. This sounds like a great program to get kids more interested in reading books. I would select the Teen Novels for my daughters.

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I subscribed :)

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redjenn said...

This program sounds great! I have a son that started Kindergarten this year so I would love to get him books for the Kindergarten age group.

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donna444444 said...

It might get my 10 year old son more interested in reading.
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Helen said...

My kids would love the cookbooks as they are always interested in trying foods from around the world.

masonsgranny59 said...

my 11 year old grandson likes to read:)I think the program sounds great!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Love getting books delivered right to my door & window shopping & browing for them online.
Enter me in the drawing thanks!

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lilyk said...

I think the program is very interesting. The age group I would like the prize to be for is Teen Books.