We are a family of readers. We make trips to the library one or twice a week so that everyone always has fresh reading materials. One of my goals for our homeschool this upcoming school year was to increase the number of books that we owned. Not just the quantity but also the different genres. It is because of this that my family was so excited to get the opportunity to review Library and Educational Services LLC.
About The Company
Library and Educational Services LLC. is a small family business from Southwest Michigan. It has been servicing providing wholesale books to libraries, schools, specialty store, churches and more for over 40 years.
The Products, How We Used Them, and Our Thoughts
For our review we were given an amazing opportunity. We were told to choose one book from the “I Was…?” series (valued at $3.89), one CD from the Lifehouse Theater CDs series (valued at either $6.99 or $9.99) and $60 or $63 (depending on cost of the Lifehouse Theater CD) worth of Reinforced Hardcover Library Binding Nonfiction books.
I decided that I would let my children choose which books we would receive. We had a family discussion about what we would like to have available in our home library.
One of our favorite shows to watch as a family is old “I Love Lucy” reruns, so we chose the “Who Was Lucille Ball?” book from the “Who Was….?” series. My kids could not wait to read it, however, they had to wait for me and my husband (the original “I Love Lucy” fan in the house) to read it.
The book was extremely factual, detailing the life of Lucille Ball and her rise to fame. We were able to read about her life from birth to death, and there were many illustrations included. I learned from reading this book when Lucille Ball was pregnant with her son, it was the first pregnancy was shown on television.
“CD from the Lifehouse Theater CDs”
For this portion we decided on the fully dramatized audio adventure “Trapped in Aesop’s Fables”. This selection was approximately an hour long. We listened to it in the car on the way to and from a neighboring city. We finished it during this one trip.
I have always enjoyed Aesop’s Fables, and thought these would be a great selection for my kids to listen to. The synopsis for the CD is as follows: “When young Henry examines the contents of an old, mysterious chest, he is surprised to discover the books inside are amazing doorways to other realms–fantasy worlds described in the books! As he opens a volume of Aesop’s famous fables, the lad is magically transported into the tales themselves. Will Henry will ever gain the common sense to master Aesop’s life lessons and return to his own world? With the wisdom of King Solomon, the sly storyteller Aesop relates the lessons of “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Goose and the Golden Eggs”, and “The Milkmaid and Her Pail.””
My children loved this selection. The actors/readers did an amazing job of bringing the story to life. After listening to the selection, we found a book of Aesop’s Fables and have since been reading the various stories.
“Reinforced Hardcover Library Binding Nonfiction books”
This was my kids most favorite items to select. I let each of them choose a set of books that they wanted to have. They are huge animal lovers, so it was no surprise that they chose books that featured animals.
We chose “Earths Grossest Animals” set of 2. This bundle contained “Weird Animals of the Wild” and “Freaky Flying Animals”. This set was a huge hit with my son Zathan. He found out that when a bird throws up small amounts of food is a way of showing affection. The pictures used are vivid and provide the reader with a better understanding of the content.
We also chose “100 Facts You Should Know” set of 3. This bundle contained “Monkeys and Apes”, “Whales and Dolphins” and “Insects and Spiders”. My son Josiah loved this set. He liked to terrorize his sister with the “Insects and Spiders” since she hates spiders.
He also loved that these books offered crafts or activities that correspond with the facts that you are reading about.
The last selection was “Things that Sting” set of 4. This bundle contained “Jellyfish”, “Sea Anemones”, “Hornets”, and “Killer Bees”. My daughter loved this set, especially the book about Jellyfish. We had just gotten back from the beach and there were many jellyfish close to the shore. She learned about the life cycle of the jellyfish, which even I found interesting.
All the books that we received were high quality books. The reinforced hardcover helps to ensure that the books will last longer than a soft cover book, by making them more durable.
What Did We Think About The Company?
We really enjoyed getting to use the products from Library and Educational Services LLC. The prices were very reasonable, and the delivery was very prompt. We had our books within a few days, and my kids couldn’t wait to tear open the box.
I think that any school, library, church, or homeschool family would benefit from buying wholesale books from Library and Educational Services LLC. and the various products they offer such as Christian Fiction, DVDs, and Bibles.
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