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Valarie Budayr

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Valarie Budayr is co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a movement to celebrate diverse and multicultural children’s books, CEO and publisher at Audrey Press, and creative director of the popular blog and website Jump into a Book.

She is also the award winning, best-selling author of The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to Our Garden, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mom’s Choice Award Winner A Year in the Secret Garden and Kirkus Top Pick Dragons Are Real.

Valarie is a play and reading advocate whose mission is to inspire children, families, and communities to experience and create a world together while having fun. She is passionate about making children’s books come alive via original and unique book
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The air is warm, the grass is springing up nicely and some of my favorite inset friends are making an appearance; bees! They’ve been visiting my garden and they are a welcomed site.


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 Into A Book readers loved it and I had a blast creating it as well. It was fun, fresh, and t...

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Federico García Lorca
“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma

Margi Preus
“Look at this world! So vast! So wide! Huge masses of land spread across it; multitudes of green and brown islands dotted the blue expanse of the oceans. He felt like a bird contemplating the sky.”
Margi Preus, Heart of a Samurai

Margi Preus
“The door through which he had glimpsed such wondrous light, he had walked through. He had encountered both beauty and pain. Now he understood that was how it would always be—no matter where he went in the world.”
Margi Preus, Heart of a Samurai

Tim Burton
“Everything in this room is edible. Even I'm edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.”
Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl
“I want an Oompa-Loompa!' screamed Veruca.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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