Weekend Links: Amazing Sources for #ReadYourWorld Books Ideas for Kids

We are just a few short days away from our second Multicultural Children’s Book Day and the WWW is BUZZING with great multicultural book information for young readers! Here are some of the highlights of the Amazing Sources for #ReadYourWorld Books Ideas for Kids  found this week.

12 Chapter Books About Diverse (and Loving) Families via What Do You Do All Day

12 chapter books about diverse families for kids.

12+ Books to Read Your Little in 2015 from Leah Pilhaja


25 Resources for Teaching Kids about Diversity-via @Multicultural Kids Blog

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Announcing our 2014 New Voices Award Winner Lee and Low Blog

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Children’s Africana Book Awards and Kid Lit Blog Hop at PragmaticMom

Children's Africana Book Awards and Kid Lit Blog Hop

At Maries Pastiche- West African Folktales

Another way to meet your world is through literature. Multicultural Children’s Books Day is such a celebration which has created a vast resource of multicultural books and authors on our website.

Multicultural Children Book Resources

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Don’t forget to grab your FREE copy of my Read Your World Multicultural Booklists and Activities for Kids.

Read Your World Multicultural Booklist and Activities for Kids


Love to Time Travel? Sophia’s Journal Book Review

We are just a few short days away from our second Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I’ve been matched with one of our Platinum Sponsors Daybreak Press and Global Bookstore and a really cleverly written book called Sophia’s Journey by Najiyah Diana Maxfield. This book is for middle school and above readers. Sophia’s Journal does a […]

If the World Were a Village

What If the World Were a Village ?

We are busy as bees over here getting ready for our 2nd Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27th 2015. We hope you’ll join us along with our 17 sponsors, 9 co- hosts, 150+ bloggers and many author sponsors to celebrate those books that celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. Please check out the excitement here and […]


Weekend Links: Great Martin Luther King Jr. Links and Resources

On January 19th Martin Luther King Day is celebrated all over the world to honor a hero of human and civil rights for all people. As you can imagine, I have come across some simply amazing links, articles and resources that I think your family will cherish. Enjoy! Flashlight Worthy Books has a wonderful resource […]

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Want to Meet a Hero of Nonviolence?

Do you know who influenced and inspired Mahatma Gandhi into using nonviolence when dealing with the fight for India’s freedom from British rule ? Did you know that Gandhi inspired Martin Luther King Jr. in using non-violence in bringing equal rights for African-Americans? Can you imagine bringing justice, equality, and peace to the world without […]


We have it First! The Latest from Philip Pullman & ‘His Dark Materials’ Trilogy

We are huge fans of Philip Pullman in this house. ‘His Dark Materials’ Trilogy has graced our shelves,hearts, ears and eyes for years. They are one of our “go to books” when were looking for a comfy old friend and Lyra is a dear old friend. Fans of the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy can return […]


My Free Gift To YOU-Read Your World Multicultural Books Activities for Kids Guide

As a reading and play advocate, I am always looking for fun and innovative ways to shine the spotlight on new children’s literacy and inspire families to pull books off of shelves and stories off of pages. So early last year, I decided to create a fun guidebook to do just THAT. To create this […]

The “Best of ” Jump Into a Book’s Booklists (& More) for 2014!

Happy 2015! Doing “best of” lists seems to be all the rage these days so I thought, “Why should JIAB be any different?” We created some amazing bookjumps and book reviews on this site in 2014, had some awesome guest posts and shared a plethora of exciting news as well. Here are some of the […]


Weekend Links: Snow Festival Recap & Exciting MCCBD News

 It’s been a SNOW FESTIVAL all this week! With all the white stuff on the ground and the kids off of school, might as well celebrate, right? This week kicked off my super-fun-book-filled Snow Festival here at JIAB. In case you missed it, here’s a recap: Snow Festival Day 1: The Blizzard by John Rocco […]


Snow Festival Day 6: A Snow Booklist

It’s been a great few days of Snow Festival fun here on Jump into a Book.  To finish I thought I’d share a few of our all time favorite books about snow. Hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves and have had a romping good snow filled time. 1. Blizzard by John Rocco 2. Snow by Uri Shulevitz […]


Snow Festival Day 5: Snowflake Bentley

There once was a boy who loved snow more than anything else in the whole wide world. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, celebrates Wilson Bentley’s lifelong love and passion of snow and the snowflake specifically. Wilson Bentley had been fascinated by snow for as long as he could remember. Snow in Vermont is as […]

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Snow Festival Day 4: The Story of Snow (and some Affirmation Snowflakes!)

The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino celebrates the magic of snow through science, math, language arts, music, and visual art activities.  The Story of Snow uses a brilliant balance of incorporating photographs of crystals, pen & ink drawings, text for 3 different reading levels, and uncovering the mystery of snow. It serves equally as both a fascinating non-fiction […]