It’s Picture Book Month!

Did you know it’s National Picture Book Month? What a perfect time to get young readers excited about books. Let’s get kids reading! Download picture books to your special little reader’s favorite device,  drop by your local bookstore or library, grab one off your shelf at home, or of course, order new books online. Whatever you do get them reading. Now is the perfect time. Happy Picture Book Month!

Eli’s Balloon is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and more.

Eli’s Balloon Book Giveaway!

IMG_0736Reading is Golden is a platform that connects authors and readers through social media. Reading is Golden has partnered with Author, Candace Ruffin to allow a deserving young reader to win a free copy of Eli’s Balloon. Upon completion of the contest, Reading is Golden will feature Candace Ruffin in their weekly Author Spotlight. At that time, readers will have an opportunity to interact with Candace through a Q&A session via the Reading is Golden Face Book page. Be sure to find Reading is Golden on Face Book
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Thank you Reading is Golden for motivating young readers and helping to connect authors to those who matter most.


Balloon Front Cover Marketing B&WThe Eli’s Balloon official launch is set for Friday, May 22, 2015 and will be available for purchase. Candace will be onsite to sign purchases and share the birth of Eli’s Balloon.

Come out and join the fun as Candace Ruffin celebrates the launch of her new children’s picture book, Eli’s Balloon. Fun for the whole family! Kids can enjoy some cool refreshments from Leo’s Italian Ice and sweet treats from Mattie’s Delectable Desserts.

What:  Eli’s Balloon Book Launch Party

When: Friday, May 22, 2015

           4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Lady Bird Academy of Winter Springs

The festivities begin at 4:00 PM. Candace is scheduled to speak at 4:30 PM. Hope to see you there!