We’ll Give You a Few Reasons Why You Will Not Want to Miss the Red Balloon Awards…

The Red Balloon Awards are almost here! A night to bring recognition to the literacy heroes among us and raise funds for Traveling Stories’ reading programs for children, the event promises to be a wonderful time! There will be food, drinks and a vast number of incredible prizes up for [...]

The Power of Books

Traveling Stories will be hosting the second annual Red Balloon Awards coming up on August 12th. A number of today's literacy heroes will be celebrated at the event while we raise funds for Traveling Stories reading programs. Although we are honoring a number of local literacy heroes [...]

Traveling Stories Updates & Events

Hello all, in case you missed it, Traveling Stories announced the finalist for the Red Balloon Awards just the other day! Congratulation to Ted Adams, Valerie Hardie, Prince Daniels Jr., Isabel Tuitau, and Matt de la Pena for being named the 2017 finalist! We cannot wait to [...]

Introducing the 2017 Red Balloon Awards Nominees!

The Red Ballon Awards are fast approaching! With the event just over a month away, Traveling Stories wanted to share a little bit about each of the Literacy Hero Award nominees... Beth Kirkpatrick, Librarian & Founding Member of Reading Matters!   “Beth Kirkpatrick put life into every [...]

The BookBench Project

Next week in Manchester, England the Read Manchester BookBench trail will be going live for city goers to explore throughout the summer. This trail will display a total of 58 book-shaped benches that have been designed by local children and community groups who share a love for reading! The very [...]

Bring on the Summer (Reading)!

Summer is officially here! One of the major downfalls to summer is the dreaded summer-slide! You remember summer-slide, that horrible thing where students mentally shut off for a few months and forget everything they learned the previous school year. Well, to help fight the evil summer-slide monster Slideon, we thought [...]

Highlights from the Why Reading Matters Conference

As promised, we are bringing you all the exciting highlights from Traveling Stories founder Emily’s recent trip to the Why Reading Matters conference! Held by the National Book Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of [...]

Do Not Miss Out! Win Passes to San Diego Comic-Con®!

There are less than 24 hours left for you to enter and win the ultimate San Diego Comic-Con® experience!   Now we know what you are wondering: HOW DO I ENTER TO WIN???? It’s simple!   -> CLICK HERE <- Once you have reached the sweepstakes page, all you need [...]

National Book Foundation’s Why Reading Matters Conference

The National Book Foundation’s Why Reading Matters Conference will be taking place next week, on June 15th ,in New York! Returning for its second year, the Why Reading Matters Conference brings together educators, non-profit administrators, librarians, academics, publishing professionals, writers, and literary activists from all over to discuss and uncover [...]

Did you know…?

Will the real Nancy Drew please stand up? Fun fact: If you were to pick up two different copies of Nancy Drew’s The Secret of the Old Clock, one published in the 1930s and the other in the 1950s, although the title and author would be exactly the same, you [...]

Traveling Stories Turns 7! – Birthday Block Party Recap

Happy Birthday Traveling Stories! Traveling Stories turns the BIG 7 this year!! This is such a huge milestone, as more than 50% of nonprofits do not make it to year 5. We had an AMAZING birthday StoryTent block party this past weekend in order to celebrate! In case you missed [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, the month of May has been dedicated to raising mental health awareness. According to mentalhealth.gov, an individual’s mental health includes their emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It can determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make [...]

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