There is so much brewing at Audrey Press and our sister site Jump Into A Book, we can hardly keep track of it all! Here’s are some of the top things movin’ and shakin’ and both AP and JIAB this month:
The A Year in The Secret Garden Blog Tour has officially begun!
In honor of this exciting new release, there will be a special blog tour that will run from November 1 to 30, 2014. We encourage our readers to stop by and experience the magic of A Year in The Secret Garden through book reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts from this activity-packed book. The blog tour will include a shared giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize, open worldwide.
A Year in the Secret Garden Blog Tour Schedule can be found HERE.
We want to spread the love and joy books just in time for the holidays! We firmly believe that quality children’s books is one of the best gifts we can give. Between now and the end of the year, Jump Into a Book will be hosting a multi-book giveaway every Wednesday and readers can enter to win books for all age groups. To view the latest giveaway, visit Jump Into a Book and look for the big blue Three Months of Book Giveaways images.
CEO of Audrey Press Valarie Budayr is also one of the co-founders of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This event is picking up steam and growing by leaps and bounds!
Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.
As children’s reading and play advocates, Valarie and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom have teamed up to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event. On January 27th, 2015 Jump into a Book and Pragmatic Mom will be presenting the yet another Multicultural Children’s Book Day as a way of celebrating diversity in children’s books.
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day will include book reviews from noted bloggers all over the world, giveaways and book-related activities for young readers of all ages. The MCCBD team will also be partnering with First Book to create a Virtual Book Drive for the event, and with The Children’s Book Council to offer readers quality resources along with fun and informative author visits.
Together the MCCBD team hopes to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature via our brand new website. Our young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book. We encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.
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