A Jump Into a Book Roundup of Native American Heritage Month reads

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the […]

Weekend Links: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with #DiverseKidlit

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about […]

#ReadKidsClassics November-Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

It is simply amazing to me that we are the homestretch for my #ReadKidsClassics project. It all started back in March of this year. It dawned on me that throughout the years I’ve read old classics, discovered new ones and shared them all here on Jump Into a Book. So my goal became to discover/rediscover classic […]

Weekend Links- a Roundup of Kidlit Pinterest Boards I Love

Welcome to the first Weekend Links of November! Hard to believe Black Friday and all the related holiday shopping is just weeks away. I was just getting used to it transitioning from summer to fall 🙂 This week I wanted to share some of the places on Pinterest where go for booklist ideas and children’s […]

Something Very Special from one of my Favorite Author/Illustrators (Demi)

It’s no secret that author Demi is one of my favorite multicultural Children’s book authors. Her books have sold over half a million copies and her work has been appreciated by many diverse people across the globe, such as the Dalai Lama and the Pope. The Empty Pot, her best-selling title, was selected by former […]

Adventure Books for Kids- Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Hawaii

In the tradition of historic explorer journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook, the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series takes us around the world in grand explorer style. You’ll never know where twin brothers Gannon and Wyatt will end up next or what they’ll encounter on […]

Weekend Links-Prepping for Halloween Fun!

It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share all the fun, inspiring and amazing kid-friendly links I have discovered in my Internet travels. As you would suspect, this week has been filled with discovering all sorts Halloween-related ideas, reads and activities. Here are a few of my favs: Pumpkin Booklist! KCEdventures shares […]

Calling All Children’s Book Reviewers! MCCBD2017 Needs YOU! {and you don’t need to be a blogger}

For the 4th year, myself and co-founder, Mia Wenjen, are gearing up for yet another wildly successful Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27, 2017! SO MUCH is in the works this year and we are giddy with excitement (and dying to spill the beans), but we can’t share just yet. One major change to […]

Kidlit Graphic Novels You’ll Die For

Let me just say that the genre of comic books has been taken up a notch. When I was a kid a comic book was a magazine that we couldn’t wait for the next edition to come out. I’ve been loving the growth of the Kidlit Graphic Novels genre as it’s the perfect type of […]

Giving previously-loved kids books a new home: Book or Treat

About five years ago, I started a revolution…..well…something I hope will be a revolution anyway 😉 It started when I was driving and saw a box of children’s books someone had put out for Curb Day. Curb Day is when residents of my area put unwanted items that are free for the taking curbside. Unable to resist […]