Imaginarium Geographica: Here There Be Dragons #DragonsAreReal

SO…I may, or may not be ::wink::wink:: a little preoccupied with dragons these days. Scroll to the bottom of this post and you will see why I believe #DragonsAreReal! BUT FIRST, let’s explore one of my favorite dragon-ish books that happens to be an extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery. The book is Here, […]

Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree by Kate Messner

I love trees. You might have gathered that with my very long tree book lists which contain both non-fiction and fiction selections as well as some of my book extension activities. I’ve been known to travel many many miles to lay eyes on an old magnificent tree, or an ancient grove of poplars. Simply put; […]

Weekend Links: Exploring the Backyard of our World

So many wonderful things going on  this month! From Poetry Month to Earth Day or U.S Coin Day, April has been filled with amazing and fun learning opportunities. With this in mind, I thought I would share some of the best-of-the-best in links, resources and book-inspired fun that I have encountered this week. Enjoy!   […]

An Extra Special #DragonsAreReal Booklist for Beginning Readers

Disclosure: some of these links are affiliate links I’ve been doing a lot with dragons lately and in honor of my new book Dragons are Real so I thought I’d share a little bit of our favorite dragon reads from our favorite dragon library. You may not know this but Dragons love to read and […]

A captivating middle grade book-Southern Gothic

I know many parents and visitors to this site are frequently on the hunt for captivating books for their older readers..and lucky me, I just discovered a new one! Southern Gothic by Middle Grade/YA author Bridgette Alexander is a wonderful new book which incorporates art and mystery in very intriguing ways. I learned of Bridgette […]

Weekend Links: Poetry Booklists for kids (and Activities!)

Welcome to weekend links! This is my much-anticipated chance to share all sorts of great links and resources that I have encountered during my weekly Internet travels. I have all sorts of goodies for you today! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month and also Poem in your Pocket Day? The internet is […]

27 Books that Hug the Earth: An Earth Day Booklist for Kids

Earth Day is just a few days away and it is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a time when our communities share a like-minded cause of remembering to care and cherish our Earth. Here at Jump into a Book it means, along with getting outside to frolic in nature, that it’s […]

National Library Week: Librarians Share Thoughts on Multicultural Books

Help us kick off National Library Week 2016 with a bang! This year’s theme is Libraries Transform, reminding all Americans that today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people. Head to your public, school or academic library during National Library Week to see what’s […]

Weekend Links: For the Love of Poetry! (Poetry Month Printables & Links)

Welcome to weekend links! This is my much-anticipated chance to share all sorts of great links and resources that I have encountered during my weekly Internet travels. I have all sorts of goodies for you today! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month and also Poem in your Pocket Day? The internet is […]

Board Books based on Children’s Classic Books: Cozy Classics

The Cozy Classics series is the brainchild of two brothers, both dads, who were thinking of ways to teach words to their very young children. They hit upon the idea of “the classics” as the basis for their infant primers, and the rest as they say, is history. Every book in the series is condensed […]