October #ReadKidsClassics: The Midnight Farm by Reeve Lindberg

Welcome to my October installment of the Read Kid’s Classics Challenge! I’m so glad you’re here and I can hardly wait to see what you’re reading as well. As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of children’s classics and over the years my family has actively read old classics and discovered new […]

Weekend Links: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Booklists

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and my travels across the interwebs this week has turn up soooo many amazing links, posts and resources for parents, teachers and young readers. Enjoy! 33 Latino Middle Grade Chapter Books You Should Know  @JumpIntoABook Top 10: Best Latino American Children’s Books (ages 2-16)  @PragmaticMom […]

Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest (and some Scottish Folklore)

  Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest is a magical and enchanting walk through the Scottish forest told by Alan Crawford and exquisitely illustrated by Susan Gray. Author Alan Crawford invites us to sit by the fire and read this collection of tales aloud, and that’s exactly what our family did. Whispering Woods is a collection […]

A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back Review and a look at Swedish Folklore

I have this collection of beautiful red dala horses from Dalarna Sweden. I’ve always wondered why they originated and if there is a folkloric story behind them. The wait is over! Ursula Le Guin, my college English professor, has crafted a brilliant tale about a little girl who goes searching for her brother who has […]

The Secret Child by Marti Healy (And a little look at Fairy Folklore!)

The Secret Child by Marti Healy is a timeless and whimsical children’s tale that will appeal to a wide range of ages; its one of those favorite books cherished by more than one generations. On a journey from one Gypsy tribe to another, young Marika encounters tragedy. Her beloved baby brother who has been accompanying her to […]

Weekend Links: Fizzy Lifting Drinks, Anyone? #RoaldDahlDay Fun

Can you guess what my most popular Pin on Pinterest was last week? It was the one celebrating Roald Dahl Day (9/10) with a ton of fun activities, recipes and crafts for kids! {Followed closely by the perrennial favorite of my Kindness Booklist for kids} If you’d like to indulge in some Charlie and the […]

Hiccups by Holly Sterling: A #PictureBook for Little Readers

Hiccups are just the worst!  When Ruby and her dog Oscar are playing their favorite game and all of a sudden Oscar comes down the hiccups, Ruby will stop at nothing to help him get rid of this annoying ailment! They dance, jump, stomp, sing, tickle, skip, everything you can imagine! Ruby is about ready […]

Police Officer and Astronaut Picture Books:Get to know the Busy People

As a child, author Lucy M. George wrote stories and poems, directed several plays (starring her sisters) and enjoyed making magic potions out of household goods. She studied English Literature at University and now lives in Wales near the sea where she writes and works. To date she has published over a dozen children’s books […]

Weekend Links: Celebrating #BacktoHogwarts Day and Harry Potter Fans

September 1st marks the day that all young witches and wizards from all over the U.K. head to Platform 9 3/4 to jump on the Hogwarts Express and leave for Hogwarts! It’s truly hard to believe it has been 25 years since the first meeting of this super-trio. The real life King’s Crossing even got […]

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day with Fun, Freebies and BOOKS!

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. So to prepare for your own Roald Dahl Day, go have a look at some of these […]