Celebrations, Something To Do, Weekend Links

Weekend Links: Are you making your mark? International Dot Day #Makeyourmark

International Dot Day is something I recently stumbled up and I must say, I was intrigued immediately. International Dot Day (September 15th-ish) was the brainchild of illustrator Peter H. Reynolds who has a mission is to help ALL learners reach their full potential in more creative ways. He has dedicated his life to using the power of… Read More Weekend Links: Are you making your mark? International Dot Day #Makeyourmark

Celebrations

Happy National Happiness Day! | Can you make the world a Happier place?

National Happiness Happens Day is observed each year on August 8 and on that day, Happiness is encouraged all day. Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure.  Don’t let it pass. A flicker of a giggle should be given its due and should it blossom into full blown happiness, don’t be surprised.  It happens!… Read More Happy National Happiness Day! | Can you make the world a Happier place?

Celebrations, Weekend Links

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

Celebrations, Something To Do

World Read Aloud Day is February 16, 2017! Let’s Celebrate!

Read Aloud. Change the World. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud and taking action on behalf of the 758 million people who cannot read. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of words.  This global literacy movement is about taking action to show the world that the… Read More World Read Aloud Day is February 16, 2017! Let’s Celebrate!

Celebrations, Something To Do

Let’s Get Ready for International Book Giving Day! (2-14-17)

It’s almost #bookgivingday! This fun yearly event will occur on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Valentine’s Day is not the only thing happening on February 14th! Yes we’re giving ourselves a little book love to celebrate International Book Giving Day. International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th each year. Our aim is to get books… Read More Let’s Get Ready for International Book Giving Day! (2-14-17)

Celebrations, Dragons Are Real

Dragons are Real is named to Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of 2016!

So exciting! My book Dragons Are Real (illustrated by Michael Welply) has been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016!   I’ve been asked how this wonderful and vibrant book “came to be.” Dragons are Real started as a chapter book for kids called Elsa’s Dragon. But I “wrote myself into a corner” and couldn’t… Read More Dragons are Real is named to Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of 2016!

A Year in the Secret Garden, book review, Celebrations

Parents everywhere are discovering the joys of A Year in the Secret Garden

As many of you already know, I truly believe books make the best gifts for kids. I think I may have mentioned it a time or two 🙂 So imagine my delight and surprise when I awoke Tuesday morning to a landslide of book orders for my children’s book A Year in the Secret Garden!… Read More Parents everywhere are discovering the joys of A Year in the Secret Garden

book review, Celebrations, Something To Do

The Audrey Press Holiday Kidlit Book Love Sale has Begun!

  As the holiday season approaches, consider adding the gift of books to your shopping list. There are many wonderful booklists available for parents looking to give their child the gift of reading and adventure. A book makes a great gift because they are meaningful, beautiful, portable, appealing, and inexpensive and it’s a gift that… Read More The Audrey Press Holiday Kidlit Book Love Sale has Begun!