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Happy Birthday to Life Is Better With Friends - $5 Off the My Friends and I Book


Happy Birthday to us โ€“ Life Is Better With Friends turns 1

Happy Birthday to Life Is Better With Friends! 

 
It's been a whole year since we've embarked this amazing journey and we're so happy to have made so many new friends along the way. ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ

To celebrate these friendships and all the ones yet to come, we're giving a sweet $๐Ÿฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ on our My Friends and I book for an entire month, until August 20th. Grab it while it's hot! ๐ŸŽ‰
Enter promo code ๐—•๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—›๐——๐—”๐—ฌ at checkout at lifeisbetterwithfriends.com.
As always: free shipping.
By Birgit Sund on July 19, 2023

Free Children's Books - Live Grow Play Austin โ€œRead and Shareโ€ Program


Attention, fellow book enthusiasts, parents, and caregivers of budding bookworms! Is your little one an avid reader or do they simply adore listening to your soothing voice as you read to them?

We are inundated with numerous requests to review children's books, and unfortunately, we can no longer keep up with reviewing all of them ourselves. It pains us to decline authors, as we hold a deep love for books and a strong desire to support the incredible individuals who both educate and entertain our precious little readers.

Recognizing that many of you have young book lovers at home or have experienced this joy in the past, we wanted to gauge your interest in a "Read and Share" program. This program would offer you the opportunity to receive free books in exchange for providing book reviews. Interested? Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on June 27, 2023

Win 26 Fun Picture Books

Book Summer Giveaway
๐ŸŽŠ GIVEAWAY ALERT! ๐ŸŽŠ

Are you looking for reading material for summer break and beyond? We've got you covered! Enter our book giveaway for a chance to win 28 fantastic picture books, including our My Friends and I book, 4 crafts, a craft apron, a paint palette, and sidewalk chalk! Enter by June 30th, 2023.
By Birgit Sund on June 5, 2023

Beyond the Spectrum: The Power of Friendship for Children with Autism

Kids with autism need friends too
Friendships are important for all children, regardless of their background or circumstances. Children with Autism are no exception. Unfortunately, many children with Autism are struggling to make friends. So, how can we help children with Autism make friends and how can we be a good friend to an autistic person?
By Birgit Sund on April 2, 2023

Family-friendly Books & Bees Festival and HoneyFest at the Hill Country Galleria

Books and Bees Festival
The City of Bee Cave and the Bee Cave Public Library will host their second annual free Books and Bees Festival on April 1st and April 2nd at the Bee Cave Galleria. This year, we are hosting a two-day event including our first ever HoneyFest!

As a hub of literacy for children and adults, our Bee Cave Public Library hosts programs year round that serve hundreds of families in the area and beyond. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the City of Bee Cave is dedicated to educating the public and helping conserve this most important insect. Our one-of-a-kind Books & Bees Festival helps accomplish our two missions - share fantastic literature with kids and adults alike, featuring high-profile, bestselling authors โ€“ and teach our residents and their kiddos more about bees! We have so many fun activities, entertainment and readings in store, you will not want to miss this FREE event! 
By Birgit Sund on March 22, 2023

How To Keep Santa's Magic Alive

Santa signs My Friends and I book
When you were a child, have you ever wondered what Santa's favorite food is? What he likes to do in his free time? What songs he likes to listen to? What books he likes to read? What he wanted to be when he grows up?

If you said yes to any of those questions, then there's a good chance your children are asking themselves the same questions. Have your child's questions answered by the man himself and keep Santa's Magic alive. Find out how.
By Birgit Sund on December 19, 2022

Holiday Sale: $5 Off the My Friends and I Friendship Book

Cute ways to use your My Friends and I book this Holiday season
Our book is on sale! Save $5 on your order now until December 7th.

Plus, read about cute ways to use your My Friends and I book this Holiday season!
By Birgit Sund on December 1, 2022

Family Fun at the Texas Book Festival!

Texas Book Festival

Young readers have so much to explore at this year's Festival on November 5-6! We're once again bringing authors and activities to Congress Avenue, including the Read Me a Story Tent, Childrenโ€™s Entertainment Tent, and the Next Chapter Tent. Childrenโ€™s authors can also be found in the Latinx Lit Tent and Kirkus Tent, so check out the 2022 Festival Schedule.

Bring the whole family down to meet amazing authors, including Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the Pumphrey Brothers, Jasminne Mendez, Nathan Hale, Yuyi Morales, Nicholas Solis, Carmen Tafolla, and so many more!

Best of all: these events are all FREE and open to the public!

By Birgit Sund on October 27, 2022

Fall Into Reading Giveaway

Fall Into Reading Giveaway
It's fall y'all and the perfect time to fall into reading with your little ones! As we all know, one can never enough books, so here's your chance to stock up your bookshelves! For free!
By Birgit Sund on October 13, 2022

How You Can Help Your Child Make Friends At And Outside Of School

Lonely girl

Are you new to the area? Is your child starting school? Is your child struggling to make friends?

It is hard for parents to watch their child having trouble making friends in the classroom, on the playground, in the neighborhood, or any other place children their age mix and mingle.

Parents feel their childrenโ€™s feelings and want them to be happy. However, trying to solve their childrenโ€™s problems for them is ultimately not a solution. Instead, parents may guide their children in the right direction and get involved by talking with their child's teacher, read books about friendship, model behavior, try role play, or give them tools that may help them find their way and build relationships and friendships on their own.

Here is a one tool that will help your child break the ice at and outside of school.
By Birgit Sund on August 25, 2022