Welcome to Blessed with Books! I’m Katie an Independent Consultant of Usborne Books & More! We are excited to provide Dublin Bridges with fun and engaging books for the children in the community!

Dublin Bridges strives to identify the needs of families and engage the community for support in fulfilling those needs. Our goal is to have books on hand to give to children when making deliveries to these families. Providing books will help give access to literacy, an opportunity to learn and hope for their future.

Usborne Books and More is partnering with Dublin Bridges to get more books into kids hands. Literacy for a Lifetime is our grant matching program available through Educational Development Corporation and is the leading publisher of children’s non fiction books.

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Usborne Books & More will provide an additional 50% of your donation back in free books for the kids in your community!

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Provides 2 Sticker Books

  • A multitude of different stickers to help complete the colorful scenes or dress characters in outfits/costumes.
  • Helps children develop: fine motor skills, sorting skills, visual discrimination, counting skills, and language development.
  • Encourages children in active learning and helps associate words with objects.

Provides 4 Story Books

  • Offers parents the opportunity to discuss what they are reading, which develops story comprehension and bonding. 
  • Simple text and lots of pictures to explore people, places and first experiences.
  • Written in consultation with early literacy specialties.
  • Teaches core values such as sharing, listening, and confidence.

Provides 7 Books About Knowledge

  • Provide a wonderful “go to” resource for almost any topic from math to science, dictionary and thesaurus to encyclopedias and topical offerings.
  • Reference materials are available for all ages, with age appropriate amounts of information on a subject.
  • Approachable text allows children to discover more and more about a specific topic.

Provides 30 Chapter Books

  • Exercises the imagination, affirm the age-old art of story telling, and embrace the lives of others who are different.
  • Large variety of interests, genres, and reading levels.
  • Series can inspire reluctant readers to continue with the story.

Provides 37 Baby Books

  • Reading to young babies encourages speech and language development and allows for interactive communication and bonding.
  • Bright colors, textures and fun illustrations stimulate sensory and language awareness.
  • Simple and predictive text improves language development and appeals to the very young.

Provides 75 Activity Books

  • Entertaining and educational, activity books including connect the dots, color the pictures, and find the hidden pictures help develop number skills and pencil control.
  • Stimulate (and distract) children during car rides, rainy days, waiting for appointments and more.
  • All children are active learners. They explore and experiment with concepts in the world through play and hands-on activities.

Children who read the most read the best.

The presence and ownership of books at home is a key factor linked to success at school.

Reading printed books aloud with children vs. electronic encourages dialog between child and parent.

A child spends 900 hours in school and 7800 hours at home. Parents and guardians are their primary teacher; they play an important role in their child's education.