UPDATE SEP 28, 2014: The blog tour is now full, but you are still welcome to join us in the Book Blast taking place Dec. 1 to 3, 2014.
It has been a while since we’ve hosted a Blog Tour, but I am thrilled to be coordinating a Blog Tour and Book Blast for this stunning book by Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters, “A Year in the Secret Garden” (Blog Tour: Nov 1 to 30, 2014; Book Blast: Dec 1 to 31, 2014).
I have been fortunate enough to get a sneak peek and this unique book brings to life the classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”, to a new generation of readers. The book features full color illustrations, historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, and step-by-step crafts. This is one special book!
About the Book
Title: A Year in the Life of the Secret Garden | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Marilyn Scott-Waters | Publication Date: November, 2014 | Publisher: Audrey Press | Pages: 144 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 99
Book Description: Award-winning authors Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters have co-created A Year in the Secret Garden to introduce the beloved children’s classic, The Secret Garden to a new generation of families. This guide uses over two hundred full color illustrations and photos to bring the magical story to life, with fascinating historical information, monthly gardening activities, easy-to-make recipes, and step-by-step crafts, designed to enchant readers of all ages. Each month your family will unlock the mysteries of a Secret Garden character, as well as have fun together creating the original crafts and activities based on the book.
Over 140 pages, with 200 original color illustrations and 48 activities for your family and friends to enjoy, learn, discover and play with together. A Year In the Secret Garden is our opportunity to introduce new generations of families to the magic of this classic tale in a modern and innovative way that creates special learning and play times outside in nature. This book encourages families to step away from technology and into the kitchen, garden, reading nook and craft room.
Month by Month Guide
Blog Tour Details
SORRY, THE BLOG TOUR IS NOW FULL.
The blog tour will run from November 1 to 30, 2014. The 30 days will be broken up into 2 to 3 days with each block of days featuring a particular month from the book. You will have the opportunity to choose which months interest you and you are expected to create a blog post coinciding with the activities or information from the month you choose. We will also allow a limited number of book excerpts.
Electronic copies of the book (pdf only) will be provided to all blog tour hosts. Print copies of the book are available to reviewers upon request.
The blog tour will include a shared giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash prize, open worldwide. Blog tour hosts will earn one free link in the Rafflecopter widget.
*There is a 30 blog limit on this tour – first come, first served*
* At the conclusion of the tour, all those who posted as part of the blog tour will be entered into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $5 Amazon gift cards (or PayPal cash). Please consider this a “thank you” for taking part in the tour. *
Book Blast Details
I will provide you with all the HTML for a Book Blast post that will be similar to this post, but will include a code for a shared Rafflecopter giveaway (Open WW). You will be able to edit the post to suit your personal style, but you can post between 12:00 am (EST), December 1 and 11:59 pm, December 3, 2014.
In exchange for posting in the “A Year in the Secret Garden” Book Blast, you will earn a spot (Twitter or Pinterest or Google+) on a shared Rafflecopter giveaway for a $100 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash prize).
About the Author: Valarie Budayr
Valarie Budayr loves reading and bringing books alive. Her popular website, www.jumpintoabook.com, inspires children and adults alike to experience their books through play, discovery, and adventure.
She is founder of Audrey Press, an independent publishing house, as well as an Amazon and iTunes best-selling author. She has written The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden and The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Valarie is passionate about making kid’s books come alive and encouraging families and schools to pull books off the shelves and stories off the pages.
Book Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook
About the Illustrator: Marilyn Scott-Waters
Marilyn Scott-Waters loves making things out of paper. Her popular website, www.thetoymaker.com, receives 2,000 to 7,000 visitors each day, who have downloaded more than six million of her easy-to-make paper toys. Her goal is to help parents and children spend time together making things.
She is the creator of a paper toy craft book series The Toymaker’s Christmas: Paper Toys You Can Make Yourself (Sterling), and The Toymaker’s Workshop: Paper Toys You Can Make Yourself (Sterling). She is also the co-creator with J. H. Everett of the middle grade nonfiction series, Haunted Histories, (Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt Books for Young Readers). Ms. Scott-Waters illustrated The Search For Vile Things (Scholastic), and created paper engineering for Pop & Sniff Fruit (Piggy Toes Press).
A Year in the Secret Garden Blog Tour Schedule (2014)
Coffee Books & Art (Guest Post)
WS Momma Readers Nook (Book Review)
Cherry Mischievous (Excerpt)
Hope to Read (Excerpt)
Eloquent Articulation (Book Review)
Enter Here Canada (Excerpt)
Books, Babies and Bows (Book Review)
Monique’s Musings (Book Review)
SOS-Supply (Book Review)
Randomly Reading (Book Review)
Adalinc to Life (Book Review)
100 Pages a Day (Book Review)
Edventures With Kids (Book Review)
Icefairy’s Treasure Chest (Book Review)
Girl of 1000 Wonders (Book Review)
Seraphina Reads (Guest Post)
Juggling Act Mama (Book Review)
Pragmatic Mom (Author/Illustrator Interview)
Purple Monster Coupons (Excerpt)
Stacking Books (Book Review)
Oh My Bookness (Book Review)
Crystal’s Tiny Treasures (Book Review)
The Blended Blog (Book Review)
All Done Monkey (Book Review)
Geo Librarian (Book Review)
Grandbooking (Author/Illustrator Interview)
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews (Book Review)
Christy’s Cozy Corners (Book Review)
My Life, Loves and Passions (Book Review)
Bookaholic Chick (Excerpt)
Hide-N-(Sensory)-Seeking (Book Review)
Ninja Librarian (Guest Post)
Jane Ritz (Book Review)
Rockin’ Book Reviews (Book Review)
I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach (Book Review)
Deal Sharing Aunt (Book Review)
Mommynificent (Book Review)
This Kid Reviews Books (Book Review)
Java John Z’s (Author/Illustrator Interview)