MCBD Book Review Round-Up: Green Pants and Bronze and Sunflower

Another Multicultural Children’s Book Day has come and gone and again, I am happy to say the event was a huge success! Every year (for the last 4) on January 27th we celebrate all of the great diversity and multicultural Children’s books out there. I am a little late in getting these two reviews posted from […]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Reviewers: Link Up Your Reviews HERE

Welcome to our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Here’s how to celebrate: Link up your diversity book reviews Win diversity book bundles at our Twitter Party tonight! We’re giving away 100+ children’s books from 9pm to 10pm EST. RSVP here. Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld. Get your a copy of Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural […]

It’s Here! The Multicultural Children’s Day eBook is FREE until 1/31/17!

Starting Thursday, January 26th, through Tuesday, January 31st, our Multicultural Children’s Book Day ebook will be FREE on Amazon! Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators is a “Best Of” list of diversity books lists for children contributed by 20 bloggers and 2 authors: Alex Baugh of Randomly Reading […]

Resources to Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day All Year (guest post from Mia Wenjen)

Four and half years ago, Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and I started Multicultural Children’s Book Day, an online holiday celebrated on January 27th to showcase diversity in children’s books. Our motivation was three fold: Literacy: We believe that if children can see themselves in books, particularly at that crucial period of time […]

A Super 2017 ALA Book Awards Celebration Round-up

Wow, what a morning full of reasons to celebrate. I got up early today to watch the ALA book awards LIVE on Facebook. There I sat at my dining room table literally applauding, hooting and hollering for all of those authors and illustrators I’ve read and adored all year long. I look forward to this […]

Poetry For Kids: Emily Dickinson

Recently I’ve received many new poetry and prose books to review and want to share a few of them here in our new feature called, “The Poetry Corner.”   Just like our favorite books, poems are friends we can return to again and again. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10th 1830, Emily Dickinson lived […]

Discover, Discuss and WIN Multicultural Books at the MCBD2017 Twitter Party!

Please join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes! Twitter Party Friday, January 27th 9 pm to 10 pm EST Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We […]

Bright ideas for Celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day (1/16/17)

As you can tell from my past blog posts and books I have written…I LOVE Dragons! To me, Dragons are not the scary, fire-breathing beasts that fiction makes them out to be. The Dragons from my childhood were a fun-loving lot who craved sweets, loved to dance and the only thing they devoured was BOOKS 🙂 […]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Sponsors, Freebies, Booklists and MORE

MCBD Sponsorship has officially closed so we are ready to share the final line-up along with a few “FAQ’s” MCBD is a non-profit that is in its fourth year Our official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld. MCBD was created by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom The Big Giant Linky: The much […]

51 Things to Make (out of egg carton, cardboard tubes and more!)

If I’m being really honest….by the end of this post you’ll have 204 things to make from items lying around the house such as paper plates, egg cartons, cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes. Fiona Hayes has so may creative ideas filling the pages of these books. They are an invitation to create new worlds, take […]