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Celebrating the Importance of Diversity in Kids\’ Books | Multicultural Children\’s Book Day

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. That was the vow Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) co-founders Valarie Budayr, and Mia Wenjen, made in early 2012. Five years later this grassroots initiative to raise awareness …

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Book Launches, A Month of Giveaways an an Upcoming National Event

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 …

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NEA\’s Read Across America Day (and a 31 Book Seuss Giveaway)

It\’s almost time for the NEA (National Education Association) Read Across America Day! What does that mean? Here\’s an excerpt from NEA\’s website: NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author …

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NEA's Read Across America Day (and a 31 Book Seuss Giveaway)

It\’s almost time for the NEA (National Education Association) Read Across America Day! What does that mean? Here\’s an excerpt from NEA\’s website: NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author …

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Family Book Festival!

Happy February! February is such a busy month for a variety of reasons. We have Valentines Day, Lincoln’s birthday, and also President’s day. But in the literary world, there’s several very important days we look forward to. ALA- Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King awards are right up there with Christmas for Valarie 😉 To …

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Flashback: The Gratitude Book Project: My Favorite Christmas Memory

As an official co-author of The Gratitude Book Project: My Favorite Christmas Memory, I want to share my appreciation with you! I was so excited to take part in this book. It happily extends my gratitude practice through my love of writing while remembering my family\’s traditions. Recently we celebrated the Swedish/Scandinavian tradition of St. …

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Free e-Book Friday-My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

It\’s Free eBook Friday! We are always on the look-out for awesome children\’s books that can be read and enjoyed over the weekend. This week: My Father\’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett My Father\’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett (1923-) Illustrations by Ruth Chrisman Gannett (1896-1979) A Newbery Honor Book, 1949. One cold rainy day …

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