One of Katya's blog readers, Fionn, asks: "Do you have a book wishlist for Katya and her siblings at Amazon? My kids would love to send you all some books :) ".
I had not thought of having a separate wish list for Katya--up to this point, I'd thrown her items in with our main wish list. But I think that is a great idea, and so now Katya has her own wish list!
Here it is: http://amzn.com/w/3H7TXA4IJTJN2
However, I have one **BIG** request--I'm going to ask that if you want to purchase her books, please do so through someone else's affilate link, **NOT** hers. Amazon for whatever reasons seems very concerned that people not gain any affilate money from people they are close to relationally. If you purchase an item to ship to Katya through her affiliate link, their computer algorithim will likely pick up on it and bar any future purchases you might make through Katya's affilate link from benefiting her. Never mind that I may not know you from Adam or Eve . . . it's just how their computer system works. It possibly may do so in the future even if you use some one else's affilate link to ship Katya an item from her wish list, as they seem to keep track of such matters, based on what another friend experienced.
We use the affilate link funds to purchase supplements, educational books and other items Katya and our family need, and I'd prefer the affilate link not get mired up from someone kindly trying to ship something to Katya from her wish list. . . .
If you still feel confused, feel free to ask questions . . . ;-)
On the books front, Katya's classroom was one of the top 3 fundraisers in the school for the Scholastic books fundraiser. As a happy result, the kiddos got to bring home a free book! I don't know whether the children were able to choose what book they wanted, or if they were just handed one, but Katya was happy to bring home a Jan Brett book, "The Easter Egg". We are fans of most of the Jan Brett books, and I'm looking forward to having that book in our collection of Spring/Easter books. It's so refreshing to see the enthusiasm Katya is showing the last few weeks about books!