2013 News and Events

Here you'll find the latest news about Bucket Fillers. Interested in getting in touch with our team? Please contact Sandy for all media requests.

Dec
4
New Award!

Bucket Filling from A to Z receives 2013 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Children’s Interest books.

Nov
4
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents at the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention/Education Week at Central Michigan University.

Oct
30
New Award!

Bucket Filling from A to Z receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 The Great Midwest Book Festival, Children’s books.

Oct
21
Announcement!

Ann Marie Gardnier Halstead, playwright for Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play, is interviewed on “The Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann.

Oct
19
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents at the Macomb ISD Special Education Fair in Clinton Township, MI.

Oct
7
Announcement!

Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke featured in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Oct
5
New Award!

Bucket Filling from A to Z receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Southern California Book Festival, Children’s books.

Oct
4
New Award!

Bucket Filling from A to Z receives the 2013 Bronze Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Mind-Body-Spirit/Self-Esteem.

Sep
23
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents at the ICMA Conference in Boston, MA.

Sep
17
Announcement!

The play Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead makes its international debut at St. Mary MacKillop School in Queensland, Australia.

Sep
6
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives the 2013 Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award for the Family.

Aug
22
Announcement!

The play Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead goes on tour with Peaceful Schools.

Jul
24
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents at the South Alabama Early Childhood Conference.

Jul
9
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents at the Michigan Reading Association Summer Conference on Mackinac Island, MI.

Jun
11
New Award!

Fill a Bucket receives Honorable Mention at the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Picture Books – 5 & Younger.

Jun
11
New Award!

Fill a Bucket receives Honorable Mention at the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Family Matters books.

Jun
11
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Second Place at the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Cultural Diversity books.

Jun
11
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives First Place at the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, Picture Books – 6 & Older.

May
30
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Honorable Mention at the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival, Children’s books.

May
29
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Silver at the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Children’s Picture books.

May
6
New Award!

¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Paris Book Festival, Children’s books.

May
6
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Paris Book Festival, Children’s books.

May
6
New Award!

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Paris Book Festival, Young Adult books.

Apr
18
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents the keynote address at the Macomb School District’s Teacher of the Year Banquet in Clinton Twp., MI.

Apr
13
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents to the Starting Point Early Childhood Educators in Cleveland, OH.

Apr
12
New Award!

¿Has Llenado una Cubeta Hoy? receives the 2013 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Children’s Bilingual Book.

Mar
17
Announcement!

Bucket Fillers named 2012 Constant Contact All-Star Award Winner. Our second year in a row!

Mar
16
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud and Karen Wells present at the Maximize Early Learning and Care Conference in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Mar
16
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Los Angeles Book Festival, Children’s books.

Mar
15
New Award!

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness announced as Runner-Up in the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival, Young Adult books.

Mar
15
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival, Children’s books.

Mar
15
New Award!

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? announced as Winner in the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival, Children’s books.

Mar
13
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud and Karen Wells present at the Alberta Aboriginal Head Start Conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Mar
7
New Award!

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness announced as Runner-Up in the 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival, Young Adult books.

Mar
7
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival, Children’s books.

Mar
7
New Award!

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival, Children’s books.

Mar
7
New Award!

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness announced as Runner-Up in the 2013 Great Northwest Book Festival, Young Adult books.

Mar
7
New Award!

Will You Fill My Bucket? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Great Northwest Book Festival, Children’s books.

Mar
7
New Award!

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? receives Honorable Mention in the 2013 Great Northwest Book Festival, Children’s books.

Feb
1
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Peggy Johncox presents to the LESA Preschool Teachers in Howell, MI.

Jan
27
Announcement!

The one-act play Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead is released.

Jan
21
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Peggy Johncox and Jan Merz present to the Waterford School District Childcare Program workers in Waterford, MI.

Jan
10
Bucket Fillers Team Visit

Carol McCloud presents the keynote address for the 24th Annual Kaleidoscope Conference in Effingham, IL.