Book Pilgrimage: Getting to know author Selma Lagerlöf of Sweden

Many of you know by now that I have some deep Swedish roots in my family. From food, to vacations to books, I am always looking for ways to embrace my Swedish Heritage. Take books for example-one of my favorite books is The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf.   When Selma Lagerlöf was […]

How to Be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide and Chuck Groenink

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} How to be a Hero Gideon, more than anything in the world, wants to be a hero. He doesn’t care about his nice house with his nice parents and all his toys. All he wants is his picture on the front page of the newspaper, to be a hero like […]

March 26th is Hug Your Dragon Day (according to ME)

March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! Every year is filled with predetermined holidays, but this one gives people a chance to make up their own. And I did; it’s called Hug Your Dragon Day. Establishing an official national holiday is not an easy process. For example, in the 1800s Sarah Josepha Hale […]

Writing Tips and Resources for Kids and Budding Authors

Young authors publishing books is becoming more and more frequent these days and it makes me VERY happy to see this. Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press’ own intern, Hannah Rials is a great example of this accomplishment. Hannah was actually 12 years old when she first started penning her YA thriller, Ascension, and achieved her […]

World Forestry Day Is March 21- let’s head to the trees and READ!

From the mighty oaks to the endangered rainforests, did you know that trees are the oldest organisms on earth? How do trees help to purify the air we breathe? Where is the world’s largest tree? How do trees help to clean the air? Without trees and forests, the quality of the air we breeze would […]

American Chocolate Week: Wonka Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Recipe

It’s American Chocolate Week! When I think of Chocolate, I think of Willy Wonka. When I think of Willy Wonka, I think of the children’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Do you remember the first time you read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as a child? Do you recall the thrill of discovering that […]

Weekend Links: Resources that can help us support World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. For Weekend Links […]

For the love of Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Odysseus

As a family we love the Greek myths but we especially love this edition of Odysseus. The story is written in a way that my family of varying ages can grasp it and the illustrations are simply stunning and brilliantly colorful. Here’s a look at a journey into “The Odyssey” : This is the tale […]

Celebrate Mathematics on Pi Day

So what is “Pi Day?” Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion […]

Read an eBook Week: Fostering Diversity with the The Multicultural Children’s Day eBook

First conceived by author Rita Toews more than nine years ago as a response to the stagnant acceptance of electronic reading, Read An E-Book Week has slowly built a strong international following among digitally published authors and readers alike. This year’s event, which began March 5th and carried through to March 11th, brought authors from […]