One of the most powerful techniques in healing your mind is your body. Let’s begin.~ Valarie Budayr There are so many exciting things in the works at Audrey Press Books, but at the top of the list is the launch of the latest book from Audrey Press CEO and Founder, Valarie Budayr. A longtime author, student, musician, adventurer, and seeker, Valarie uses her wisdom and determination to create a guide
It’s Goddess Month! What is that, you say? Goddess Month is not a mainstream or well-known holiday (yet). It is actually something that Audrey Press CEO, Valarie Budayr, and I came up with several years ago as a “just between us” observance. Valarie is the long-time Co-founder of the global non-profit Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I am the former Project Manager. Because the height of this online celebration of
Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries. That was the Mission Statement of a fledgling non-profit over NINE years ago. To date, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) has donated over 11K diverse books for kids and this grassroots initiative has expanded to include worldwide readers, book reviewers, authors, organizations, and publishers
As the holiday season begins to ramp up and the act of holiday gift-buying shifts to a whole new direction, we want to remind people that books are always a great gift for kids and adults alike. There has been much buzz that the gift-buying adventure is going to be “different” this year because of incoming shipping issues. With shipping disruptions and congested global supply chains delaying incoming products, we
Among some of my fondest memories as a child includes the times my mother read to me. The gentle cadence of my mother’s voice paired with the thrill of crispy white book pages that shared a thrilling story became a nightly ritual. Then I became a parent myself and the love and the magic of reading together every night was something we all looked forward to.
If you’ve been following along these last few months, we’ve been having a ton of fun revisiting older books reviews. Why? Because even though these titles may have published a few years ago, they are still amazing books that will enchant and delight your young readers. Welcome back to the An Oldie, but a Goodie Book Review Project! Here’s what you may have missed: Oldies, but Goodies | Great Kidlit
When one hears the job title “Piano Teacher,” the initial reaction is often to envision an elderly teacher in horn-rims offering musical instruction to a handful of unwilling young learners as a side business or hobby. In reality, thousands of private piano teachers nationwide use their extensive music education to create a successful full-time career from home or studios. Noreen Wenejn, a 25-year veteran of the piano instruction profession and
Over the years, I’ve watched the screen debate evolve as families choose between having a “screen-free” or a “screen-filled” home. In our family, we’ve carefully chosen what is watched on TV, what Internet sites can be accessed, and enforced a strict “no cellphone until you can drive” policy. Of course, every online safety precaution has been taken as well as placing a time-tracker on the family computer. All of this
Happy September! Whether your classroom looks like your dining room table or the local public school, keeping kids fueled with interesting books is always a challenge. Here are some great kidlit books that we’ve reviewed in the past. The titles may be older, but they are still excellent options. Planet Kindergarten: 100 days in Orbit by Sue Ganz-Schmitt What’s one of the most essential parts of a space crew? Teamwork!
Patricia Polacco is a very favorite author/illustrator so I’d like to share our love of her book, “The Bee Tree” for National Honey Bee Day! National Honey Bee Day is an awareness day when beekeepers, beekeeping clubs and associations, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate honey bees and recognize their contribution to humans’ everyday lives as a means of protecting this critical species This charming book