Spring is in the air! Moreso in TN than other regions….but winter has released it’s frigid grip and I am looking forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump… Read More Welcoming Spring-Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday
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
Wouldn’t it be great to have “4 magic words” that would put an end to all of your parenting worries and woes?? It would be…well…MAGICAL! Though I don’t have an extra special “abracadabra” spell, I do have four words that could make all kids happier in the long run. The words are simple; “Get outside… Read More The 4 magic words that will make your kids happier in the long run
Hello and Welcome to our first installment of the Read Kid’s Classics Challenge! I’m so glad you’re here and I can hardly wait to see what you’re reading as well. As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of children’s classics and over the years my family has actively read old classics… Read More Read Kid’s Classics Challenge: March’s Selection (#readkidsclassics)
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… Read More A Year in the Secret Garden wins Mom’s Choice Award!
It’s time! Time for The Audrey Press Holiday Book Sale!! Giving Young Readers the Gift that they can Open Again and Again! 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… Read More The Audrey Press Holiday Book Sale!
You may remember my mention last week of the upcoming Frances Hodgson Burnett Sesquicentennial Event Celebration. If you read that post you know how excited I am to celebrate an author who has touched my life in so many ways, and also one who is from my home state of Tennessee. While researching my book… Read More Author Appearances at Frances Hodgson Burnett Sesquicentennial Event
While researching A Year in the Secret Garden I discovered that author Frances Hodgson Burnett lived in the United States from 1865 until she went back for a visit to England in 1872. Another great discovery was that she lived in the town next to our Knoxville and then up in the Jefferson City area… Read More Frances Hodgson Burnett Sesquicentennial Event Celebration
“End of Summer??!!” I hear you wringing your hands and gasping in dismay from here. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe that those words could even be coming from my lips, but the truth of the matter is that school starts here in Maryville, TN next week already. Vacations have been achieved, many travel… Read More The Audrey Press End of Summer Book Sale!
Welcome to the first week of The Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series! This is my way of inspiring parents who are looking for creative ways to keep their kids reading this summer. We are already off to a running start with a great book review of A Year in the Secret Garden and a book giveaway… Read More Let the Book Jumper Summer Reading Series BEGIN! Revisiting The Secret Garden