Middle Eastern & North African Heritage Month-Sophia’s Journal

This week marked the kick off the Middle Eastern & North African Heritage month over at Multicultural Kid Blogs​. If you have a moment, swing by to see my intro post and review of some of the giveaway books from Wisdom Tales Press​ & Tuttle Publishing​. Over the years I have written numerous blog posts […]

Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series: Habibi by Naomi Nye Book review


Today we are going on a journey to the Middle East. Often times what we hear coming out of the Middle East is violent. Today I would like to share an insightful book and a look into the everyday life of Israel/Palestine. When I first read the book Habibi by Naomi Nye a few years […]

Weekend Links: Booklists that Help to #ReadYourWorld

Middle Eastern heritage month

Welcome to Weekend Links! Is summer whizzing by or what?? Reading is always an important part of our children’s lives no matter what time of year it is and so is helping our young readers learn about other cultures, religions and traditions through the pages of these books. Here are some great booklists and resources […]

Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series: Sea of Trolls Book Review

Ohhhh, I have such wonderful Norse God and Viking-related book goodness going on this week! For those just tuning in, this week I have spent much time revisiting my Valli-the-Viking history with glorious books from assorted female authors. On Monday I jumped into the amazing book Runemarks from Joanne Harris and also a robust Book-Jumper […]

Book-Jumper Summer Reading: A Norse God and Viking Booklist!


We’re continuing on our Book-Jumper Summer Reading series path with Norse God/Viking Week here on Jump into a Book! On Monday we looked at the great series by Joanne Harris. I feel as if I know Joanne. She is with us everywhere we go. We simply can’t leave home without one of her books. I’ve […]

Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series: Exploring Norse Runemarks

Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series

I hope all of you are enjoying summer and can you believe this is Week 10 of our Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series??!! What fun it has been! I can share with you that I’m up to my eyeballs in Norse Mythology. The ever-talented Roscoe Welply and I are working on a new book from Audrey […]

WEEKEND LINKS- Books that Help Kids Enjoy the Last bit of Summer


Welcome to Weekend Links! Is summer whizzing by or what?? Reading is always an important part of our children’s lives no matter what time of year it is. Here are some great booklist to help everyone squeeze out the last drops of summer: Looking for some books to help prepare kids for starting a new […]

The Audrey Press End of Summer Book Sale!

Waldorf Homeschool Handbook

“End of Summer??!!” I hear you wringing your hands and gasping in dismay from here. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe that those words could even be coming from my lips, but the truth of the matter is that school starts here in Maryville, TN next week already. Vacations have been achieved, many travel […]

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter! And a Magical Visit to Remember

Beatrix Potter

Happy belated birthday to Beatrix Potter!  This week Tuesday July 28th marked the 182nd birthday of this beloved and influential storyteller. Her books are well-loved favorites in our house and the milestone of her birthday reminded me of a lovely guest post from a Jump Into a Book reader that I felt was worth revisiting. Enjoy! […]

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Wow! It’s week NINE of the Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series! NINE…..where did time go this summer? As you many already know, this series is my way of inspiring parents who are looking for creative ways to keep their kids reading this summer. All of the books I am jumping into feature protagonists are girls or […]