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Just Breathe | A Picture Book that Is a Wake Up Call to How We Live Life

One day, Cristina \”TinTin\” Santiago found herself curled up in a ball sobbing on the floor of her shower. Her sorrow typically showed up once a month and she was able to shrug it off and keep on with her day. But this time, her sadness felt different. Cristina is an author of young adult/self-help …

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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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The Ultimate Guide To Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Book Trailer

A unique collaboration between Valarie Budayr, the very talented graphic artist Roscoe Welply and the ever talented editor Bernadette Emerson,  this dynamic team intentionally created Willy Wonka\’s world , which leaps off the page and coaxes you and your family to immerse yourselves into this world of inventions, concoctions, and adventure. Re-awaken the passion and …

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