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Father’s Day, Asteroid Day and Other Fun Upcoming Events!

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June is a busy month but, oh my! This upcoming week is particularly fun and exciting with important events (Father’s Day) and other unique recognitions. Enjoy!

19th of June is Juneteenth! Also known as Juneteenth Freedom Day, it commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the Confederate South. On June 19th 1865 the Union soldiers brought the news to Texas that the war had ended and the slaves were now free. Here are 10 wonderful books celebrating Juneteenth from Colours of Us.

Books about Juneteenth

Did you know that the 21st is In honor of World Giraffe Day? Me either! Here are some fun Giraffe-inspired books to enjoy at the Jenny Evolution.

Children's Books Featuring Kids + World Giraffe Day Activities

June 21st-28th is International Fairy House Week! Build a Fairy House or Den to help raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life.

International Fairy House week

The 21st will be “Charlie’s Birthday” Who is Charlie? Well I am referring to my book The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that I created and launched four years ago! This enhanced digital interactive e-book is truly a one-of-a-kind! To this day, I am very proud of my “Charlie.” Learn more here: http://audreypress.com/portfolio/ultimate-guide-to-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/

Mark your calendars for #AsteroidDay happening 30 June! In the lead up to this global awareness campaign, let’s get familiar with these celestial objects. Read more about Asteroid Day here

Asteroid trace over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on 15 February 2013

And let’s not forget about Father’s Day! Here are a few booklists and activities to help Dad enjoy his special day.

Books for Father’s Day from Buggy and Buddy

Father's Day books
3 Fun Picture Books for Father’s Day & GIVEAWAY  via @PragmaticMom

Father's Day books
Free Multilingual Printable Father’s Day Picture Frame – via @MulticulturKids

Free Multilingual Printable Father's Day Picture Frame | Multicultural Kid Blogs

What exciting things do you have planned this coming week?

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If you are in the mood for another and interactive story, check out the enhanced digital eBook for kids, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!

The Ultimate Guide To Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a step by step roadmap to this magical world. Just some of the fun includes:

  • A story filled with beautiful graphic illustrations including tantalizing Treasure Maps and vibrant tutorials.
  • Over 20 Crafts and activities that not only entertain, but educate.
  • You get to jump inside the book and enjoy creating the adventures yourself (Templates, maps, and more are included.)
  • Ever wonder where chocolate comes from? Or how gum is made? Wonder no more. Now you get to make your own.
  • Conduct activities in the areas of crafting, cooking, and game-playing as well as exploring many facets of candy production.
  • The option to take Charlie’s journey over the course of several days or take shorter journeys if you wish.
  • The creation of a new ritual of reading time with your family and the opportunity to experience the reading of this imaginative tale as a group activity, not a solitary event.

Go HERE to learn more and grab your copy from iBooks!

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie