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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Last day to score some kidlit book deals!

LAST DAY! Today (12/5/16) is the last Day of the very special Audrey Press Holiday Book Love Sale! All Audrey Press/Aletha Press children’s and YA books are on sale just in time for Christmas. Remember, giving a young reader a book for Christmas is a gift that they can open again and again.   As […]

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 […]

What you DON’T know about author Hans Christian Andersen

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated every April 2nd, inspiring children to pick up a book and get reading! April the 2nd was chosen to mark this day for young literature lovers as it’s the same date as Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, the author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The […]

A Year in the Secret Garden wins Mom’s Choice Award!

Now that the hub-bub of Multicultural Children’s Book Day has slowed down to a manageable roar, I have some very exciting news that I have been dying to share! On January 15th I received the most wonderful, exciting, heartwarming and I’m-think-I-am-going-to-burst pride-filled email. Dear Valarie, It gives us great pleasure to inform you that A […]

Ready for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party?

Please join us on January 27th as we celebrate multicultural, diverse and inclusive books for kids for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. To help us with our mission to get diversity books into the hands of children, we are giving away a TON of books. Please join us for our Twitter party where we will be […]