Learn more about the Buy One, Give One campaign supporting the Christian Appalachian Project
Buy a copy of What Sounds Fun to You? between November 30th and December 4th, and we will donate a copy to an under-resourced family in the Appalachian community!
But sometimes, even kids can use some fresh ideas for finding fun in their lives. Fun is everywhere, and with this charmingly illustrated children’s book, Annie F. Downs helps children ages 3 to 8 find it! Can it be found in science experiments, at the farmer’s market, or in the kitchen? Yes! Can it be found on rainy days and starlit nights? You bet! Can it be found with friends or parents or even annoying little brothers? Of course! It’s no secret that the world has felt a little less fun lately. What Sounds Fun to You? is the perfect book to get kids thinking about how to create their own fun right where they are, right now. And parents can reignite the fun within themselves with their kids!
Claim your preorder bonus before October 19th and the child in your life will receive REAL mail from Annie! The special package will include a coloring page, a sticker sheet, AND a peel-and-stick (personalized & hand-signed by Annie!) book plate to place inside the front cover of the book.
Claim your launch week bonuses before October 31st and the child in your life will receive REAL mail from Annie! The special package will include a coloring page and a sticker sheet.
Hey friends! The people of Appalachia have had my ENTIRE heart since I was a little girl and I read Catherine Marshall’s book Christy. That’s why I love getting to partner with Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) every chance I get, because they serve communities in Appalachia so well. When my publisher graciously offered to donate a copy of my new kids book What Sounds Fun To You? to match each one purchased between Giving Tuesday on November 30 and Saturday, December 4, I knew exactly who they should go to: the kids at CAP! So…what sounds fun to me?
Buy one, GIVE one! When you buy What Sounds Fun To You? anytime between November 30 and December 4 and then submit your receipt info back here on this site, you’ll help Baker Publishing Group and me donate a copy to an under-resourced family in a CAP community! Let’s make it a FUN Christmas for some amazing kiddos TOGETHER!
Christian Appalachian Project is a nonprofit human services organization serving Appalachia exclusively. For nearly 60 years CAP has worked to combat poverty that impacts children, their families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Their staff work to make sure that they have food, clothing, and a home that is safe, warm, dry, and accessible. And in times of disaster, they help people put their lives back together. CAP serves thousands of people in need each year through programs that invest in young people, take care of their elders, and meet mental health needs in the community.
Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they’ve been long-time friends. Founder of the That Sounds Fun Network—which includes her aptly named flagship show, That Sounds Fun—and author of multiple bestselling books including That Sounds Fun, 100 Days to Brave, and Remember God, Annie shoots straight and doesn’t shy away from the tough topics. But she always finds her way back to the truth that God is good and that life is a gift. Host of the miniBFF Book Club in which she reads picture books to kiddos on Instagram Live and a former elementary school teacher, Annie is uniquely poised to share fun and light with both young and grown-up friends.
Annie is a huge fan of laughing with friends, confetti, soccer, and boiled peanuts (preferably from a back-roads Georgia gas station).
JOIN US every Monday night at 6pm CT over on @anniefdowns as Annie reads a book just for kids on Instagram Live. During miniBFF book club you’ll hear a story, say hi to Annie, have a picture to draw, and every once in a while get to meet the author of the book Annie reads!
SIGN UP to access the FREE miniBFF activity page downloads! And be on the lookout for the upcoming Back to School activity book arriving in September.
Annie can’t wait to read with you!
For media inquiries regarding Annie F. Downs, That Sounds Fun, or What Sounds Fun to You?, please contact Velvet Kelm at velvet[at]themcollective.com.