April 2023

Sad News

April Product of the Month

You may have seen on social media the sad news that Peter Usborne, founder of Usborne Publishing, has died.


Hearing his passion for creating quality children's books was one of the highlights of our convention every year. It is Usborne Publishing's 50th anniversary this year, and he was so proud of the influence they have had on children's books worldwide.


He only retired when he was well into his eighties. His daughter Nicola has been running the company for the last couple of years, and continues to bring the same dedication to each new Usborne book. You can read her full statement here.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive



Comes complete with a rod for capturing the magnetic fish, helping to improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as the child retrieves the numbered fish.  This new product is really neat - it's already become a top seller for me!



April Literacy Tip

Read with Passion!   Using inflection and maintaining the same highs and lows in your voice at the same point in a story helps your child begin to remember the words,

Shape Up Your Shelf

Where's Sharron?

We are having a SALE!!  The Shape Up Your Shelf sale will run throughout April and includes 100s of titles - all at 25% off!  Check out the specials HERE.

Apr 1 Poe Co-Op Book Fair

Apr 2  Rice Village Artisan Market

Apr 15 Children's Lighthouse Spring Social

Apr 19  St. Laurance Early Childhood Center Book Fair

Apr 22 Earth Day Market - Uptown Park

Apr 29  Grand Kids Festival, Galveston, TX

Current Specials

What We Offer

Book Drives - Do you know of an organization that could benefit from receiving our amazing books?  I am passionate about getting books into the hands of children who need them the most! 

As you can see, a LOT has been happening!   Is there something you'd like to see in my newsletter?  I am open to suggestions!  Drop me a line at cleverkidsbooks@gmail.com or text me at 832-510-0119.



your book pal, Sharron

Sharron Sanborn is a Brand Partner and certified Educational Services Representative with PaperPie, a division of EDC Publishing. She is based in Houston, TX.