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Beautiful Books for Young Readers | Audrey Press’ Holiday Book Love Sale

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 can… Read More Beautiful Books for Young Readers | Audrey Press’ Holiday Book Love Sale

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My book Dragons Are Real turns ONE!

Through all the crazy, hectic fun of summer it suddenly dawned on that I missed a huge milestone; that my award-winning book Dragons are Real celebrated it’s one year publishing anniversary! Dragon’s Are Real was published in early summer of 2016 and OH, how time has FLOWN! In that time this enchanting picture book has… Read More My book Dragons Are Real turns ONE!

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Weekend Links: Some highlights from a very busy #childrensbookauthor

As of the writing of this blog post I am truly shocked that February is half over! And I thought JANUARY was a blur! It’s only been a few weeks since the 1/27/17 MCBD celebration and we can promise all of you that we are still recovering….but in a good way. Multicultural Children’s Book Day… Read More Weekend Links: Some highlights from a very busy #childrensbookauthor

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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!

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Weekend Links: Pete’s Dragon Inspired Activities and FUN!

The Disney movie Pete’s Dragon is undoubtedly by storm. But the 2016 movie is actually based on a musical that came to life in the late 1970’s. Pete’s Dragon was a 1977 American musical live-action animated film directed by Don Chaffey, produced by Jerome Courtland and Ron Miller, and written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The original story is set… Read More Weekend Links: Pete’s Dragon Inspired Activities and FUN!

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Weekend Links: Recaps and Round-ups of Summer Booklists

Happy Summer Solstice! Did anyone happen to see the Strawberry Moon? The “strawberry moon” is the first full moon we’ve had on Summer Solstice since 1948! It was truly spectacular. It’s hard to believe July is just around the corner too. Summer is flying by! Kids are loving being off of school and not having… Read More Weekend Links: Recaps and Round-ups of Summer Booklists

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Dragons Are Real Blog Tour and Giveaway!

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the charming children’s book written by Valarie Budayr and illustrated by Michael Welply, Dragons are Real. The tour will run from May 9 – May 30, 2016  About the Book   Title: Dragons are Real | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Michael Welply Publisher: Audrey Press | Publication Date: May 5, 2016 | Genre: Children’s Picture… Read More Dragons Are Real Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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An Extra Special A Dragon-themed Booklist for Beginning Readers

Disclosure: some of these links are affiliate links I’ve been doing a lot with dragons lately and in honor of my new book Dragons are Real so I thought I’d share a little bit of our favorite dragon reads from our favorite dragon library. You may not know this but Dragons love to read and… Read More An Extra Special A Dragon-themed Booklist for Beginning Readers