Weekend Links: Links & Reads to Support International Literacy Day!

International Literacy Day

Monday, September 8th is International Literacy Day. Here are some facts about literacy and the event as well: Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. To raise […]

A Visit With Stephen Hodges-Author of The Magic Poof

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{Guest post from Stephen Hodges-author of The Magic Poof} As Jump Into a Book’s Discover Your World Summer Reading Extravaganza draws to a close, I’d like to welcome one last guest blogger and author. I became aware of author Stephen Hodges wonderful book The Magic Poof during our January 2014 Multicultural Children’s Book Day celebration. […]

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

The Meaning of Maggie

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern Maggie Mayfield is beyond genius. She knows everything. She always makes perfect grades, and one day, she’s going to be president of the United States of America. She is only eleven years old, but what does that matter? Eleven is the year […]

Weekend Links: Great Links to Inspire Young Minds

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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. Enjoy!   Want to get those creative writing juices flowing in your child? Playful Learning has a great […]

Read Around the World Summer Series: Grandfather Tang’s Story

Grandfather Tang’s Story

We are so excited to be participating in Multi-Cultural Kids Blogs Read Around the World Summer Series.   You can find great reads on their Pinterest Page or just click on the logo below. I would like to share on of my favorite children’s books and activities. Making tangrams is something fun that kids can do by […]

A Chair for My Mother Book Review & Activity {Guest Post from Vicki Arnold}

A Chair for My Mother

My Discover Your World Summer Reading Extravaganza is winding down, but I continue to be amazed at the high-quality and in-depth book reviews my guest posters have come forth with. This week is no exception either as Vicki Arnold from The Library Adventure joins us to share a wonderful book and activity that your family […]

Down Under Calling by Margot Finke Book Review and Penpal Activity

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I first became acquainted with Margo Finke via our Google + circles. There, we shared our love of kid lit, writing, and of course our love of Oregon. Margot, a native of Australia lives in Oregon which is also my home state.  If you only know one thing about Margot Finke let it be that […]

Weekend Links: Feeling Artsy and Craftsy

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  Wow! Is summer flying by FAST My oldest has been back to school for two weeks now yet it’s still been a struggle for us to get back into the groove of things. Anyone else having that problem? Are your kids due to go back to school soon? As always it’s time for Weekend […]

A Peek into Thailand {Guest Post from Stephanie Kammeraad of Mama-Lady Books}

Discover Your World Summer Reading Extravaganza

My Discover Your World Summer Reading Extravaganza is winding down, but I continue to be amazed at the high-quality and in-depth book reviews my guest posters have come forth with. This week is no exception either as the always-creative Stephanie from Mama-Lady Books shares an amazing book pick with JIAB readers. Enjoy! A Peek into […]

Jumping Jack by Germano Zullo Book Review & Activity {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

Jumping Jack

Jack and his rider Roger Trotter are a star combo. People come from all over the world to see this dynamic duo jump the course. But suddenly, Jack can no longer jump. He’s tripping all over the trail, wedging himself between rails, basically losing his tail. Roger doesn’t know what’s wrong with his partner. The […]

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