3 Months of Giveaway! Beezus and Ramona (and other Chapter Books for Girls)

Beezus and Ramona

With the winter months upon us, I feel this is a great time for readers of all ages to snuggle in with a good book. I have been blessed with tons of amazing books titles for kids over these last few months and I want to get these books into the hands of young readers. […]

How Do We Change Mine into Ours? The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston

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Today we are venturing to the land and country of Lebanon and reading a most enduring and powerful story about sharing and restoration called The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston and Illustrated by Claire Ewart. For many years Sameer lived next to an empty house which had been deserted during the Lebanese civil war. One […]

Give the Gift of Reading: CyberMonday deal on these 4 Kidlit Books!

The Fox Diaries

It the Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press Cyber Monday Sale! We are offering four of our most popular books to our readers at sale prices for a limited time. Starting Sunday, November 30th through December 7th you can get the Cyber Monday price! The Fox Diaries $9.95 The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate […]

An Air of Mystery: Middle Reader Mystery Books & Activity Round-up

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Lately, I have been in the mood for a good mystery and I also remember when my kids were growing up how much joy they got out of books like the Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys Mystery series. It seems to me that kidlit mystery books these days just keep getting better and […]

Are You Thankful for Book Friends ?

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Hello friends and for those friends in the United States wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Last week I had the great pleasure of meeting one of my favorite book friends, Mia Wengen from Pragmatic Mom. Mia and I have communicated via our blogs for a very long time now and then last year […]

Three Months of Book Giveaways: Kidlit Books with an Air of Mystery

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With the winter months upon us, I feel this is a great time for readers of all ages to snuggle in with a good book. I have been blessed with tons of amazing books titles for kids over these last few months and I want to get these books into the hands of young readers. […]

Want to teach your kids how to be kind ? A Kindness Booklist for Kids

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I’ve always thought the best way to teach my kids to be kind is to be kind myself. While that’s a really good start, I can’t be with them all day long and life is filled with opportunities to be both kind and unkind. This got me thinking, what books are out there that teach […]

Weekend Links: Discovering Our World

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So far this month has been jam-packed with insightful education, Booklists, Activities and Resources for Kids and parents interested in raising global citizens.  I would like to share them this weekend as my Weekend Links Round-up. Enjoy! JIAB favorite Marie’s Pastiche and family is in the midst of a virtual travel to West Africa. This […]

The Mayflower And The Pilgrim’s New World

As I am writing this blog post, I am fully aware that Thanksgiving is only a few days away. Plans still need to be made to get the turkey in the oven at the right time, what side dishes need to be prepped (including my corn cake stuffing!) and the pumpkin pies still need to […]

3 Months of Giveaways! 3 Mystery Books for Middle Readers

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With the winter months upon us, I feel this is a great time for readers of all ages to snuggle in with a good book. I have been blessed with tons of amazing books titles for kids over these last few months and I want to get these books into the hands of young readers. […]