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Why its More Important Than Ever to #ReadYourWorld

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 Mission Statement of a fledgling non-profit over seven years ago. To date,  Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) has donated over 8000 diverse books for kids […]

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A book about a family who chooses to live Tiny and do More with Less

Home is where the heart is and no matter how you define \”home,\” the common denominator is that it is almost always the place where love grows best. But what would you do when the “home” that you have always known is about to change in a very drastic, but exciting, way? One of Audrey

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Beautiful Books | The Gift that Kids can Open Again and Again

The Christmas season may only come once a year, but birthdays happen year-round! Birthdays for kids (and adults too!) are an exciting occasion filled with fun, smile, cake, and presents. Though we would never suggest not getting the customary toy gifts to celebrate yet around trip around the sun, we would like parents to consider

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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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Climbing the Charts- The Apple iBookstore Journey

written by Valarie Budayr Happy December! And what an amazing month November turned out to be too. This past week we were involved with the Apple iBookstore $2.99 holiday promotion. This was a BIG Deal AND we felt very honored to have been chosen. We saw the promotion come up on Tuesday, thought it looked

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Writing Creativity Can\’t be Forced : Guest Blogger Kathy Durham Sell (Aspiring Children\’s Author)

 Writing isn’t hard. Writing is easy.  I’m doing it right now for this blog post. It’s idea-generation that’s the challenge. How do you take our over-committed, multi-tasking brains and clear the deluge of thoughts in order to open up creativity? How many times have you sat down to write, and instead wound up with a

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FREE eBook Friday: Just Because: An Interactive Book by Amber Housey

        Amber Housey is a Mom of three children, former teacher and now a children’s book author and creator of Flip Side Stories. Her first book Just Because was released last Spring. Amber has created a unique and wonderful concept for young readers call \”The Flip Side.”  Amber created the The Flip

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