Weekend Links: Booklists Upon Booklists!

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Booklist and more Booklists! This week has revealed tons of wonderful booklist for readers and parents to enjoy. Here are some of my top picks: 9 Poetry books for kids from the Pleasantest Thing The Jenny Evolution has an amazing list of 50 Amazing Chapter Books for Boys!  Jacquie from KCEdventures offered up Around the […]

Little Leap Forward—A Boy in Bejing by Guy Yue and Clare Farrow {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}


{Guest post By Hannah Rials} Little Leap Forward—A Boy in Bejing by Guy Yue and Clare Farrow Little Leap Forward is the story of a young boy in Revolutionary China. He lives in the musician’s  quarter with his mother and sisters, where he is trying to find inspiration for the music. He hears music in […]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Needs Book Reviewers!

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This project is picking up speed and gaining momentum! We are so excited to announce our 2nd Multicultural Children’s Book Day January 27th, 2015 because we’ve added … Multicultural Children’s Book Day Blogger Co-Hosts These Amazing Co-Hosts to help us spread the word about diversity books for kids on Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Africa to America All Done […]

Got 33 Seconds? Check Out A Year in The Secret Garden

A new video by Marilyn Scott-Waters and Valarie Budayr in honor of their new book A Year in the Secret Garden. With over 120 pages, with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities for families to enjoy, learn, discover and play together, A Year In the Secret Garden is an opportunity to introduce a new […]

A Super September Special for our Super Special Readers! A Year in The Secret Garden

A Year in the Secret Garden

A Super September Special for our Super Special Readers! It’s time! It’s time for us to reveal a magical guide that was not only inspired by the classic children’s novel, but one that is helping readers young and old get back to the magic and wonder of nature. Award-winning authors and co-creators Valarie Budayr and […]

Weekend Links: National Hispanic Heritage Month books and links

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It’s time for Weekend Links! This is my chance to share some of the amazing links, articles and resources that I have discovered throughout the course of the week…AND…there are some really, really good ones this week. September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and is a celebration of the histories, cultures […]

Shiver me Timbers! It’s a Talk Like a Pirate Day Book List Round-up! {And Free Gift}


International Talk Like A Pirate Day is celebrated in more than 40 countries worldwide. It is a fun day that involves people talking like pirates. Some people dress in pirate costumes as well. It is celebrated among fans in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the past, we’ve […]

A Year in the Secret Garden: CoAuthor Marilyn Scott-Waters Interview

A Year in the Secret Garden

Marilyn Scott-Waters loves making things out of paper.   Her popular website, www.thetoymaker.com, receives 2,000 to 7,000 visitors each day, who have downloaded more than six million of her easy-to-make paper toys. Her goal is to help parents and children spend time together making things. She is the creator of a paper toy craft book […]

Chocolate River Covered Pretzels Tutorial {And a Deal You Can’t Pass Up}

Roald Dahl Day was 9/13…but we are still partying over here at JIAB! In honor of Mr. Dahl and the Giveaway I am offering (ends today! See details below) I thought I’d give your family some ideas for chocolate-y fun pulled right from the pages of my The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate […]

Happy Roald Dahl Day! Let’s Celebrate with Some Pinnables & a GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Roald Dahl day! Roald Dahl Day takes place every September 13th, the celebrated birthday of one of the world’s favorite storytellers. There are celebrations happening all over the world and Jump into a Book is no different. To get started go have a look at some of these fun activities to not only prepare […]