International Women’s Day- #Kidlit books that ignite a global sisterhood

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Though I have never officially celebrated this global event on JIAB, I think it’s high time that I did! The online world is filled with quotes, marches and articles celebrating the woman who are united in masses to work towards transforming the tense world we all live in. From what […]

Read an eBook Week-2 Kids’ ebooks about bullying, empathy and forgiveness

A while back I discovered these 2 delightful ebooks and it seems incredibly timely to share them again with my readers during Read an eBook Week! First conceived by author Rita Toews more than nine years ago as a response to the stagnant acceptance of electronic reading, Read An E-Book Week has slowly built a strong […]

Weekend Links: A treasure trove of Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2) this first week of March has been filled with some delightful Seuss book apps and activities. Here’s a few of our favorites “Seuss-related” titles that have been showcased at Oceanhouse Media this last week: Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1  by Dr. Seuss: 5 classic Dr. Seuss […]

The Mysterious Benedict Society #bookreview and activities for Kids

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society‘ written by Trenton Lee Stewart and Illustrated by Carson Ellis may have been printed in 2008, but it is a timeless tale that still delights readers to this day. Age Range: 8 – 13 years Grade Level: 3 – 7 What would you do if you were specially chosen to take […]

Celebrating Read Across America Day 2017

Happy March everyone and a very happy birthday to one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! It’s time to grab your hat and read with the cat. Or the kids. Or both. Not only is it Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but it’s Read Across America Day. This special day reminds adults everywhere to share their love of reading […]

Weekend Links: Gearing up for March into Literacy Month

With Dr. Seuss’ birthday falling on March 2 and the National Education Association (NEA) celebrating Read Across America Day on the same day, March is a great month to focus on literacy. There are also a boat load of other wonderful literacy-inspired recognitions on the way in the third month of 2017 including things like […]

The Key To Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (guest post from Hannah Rials)

“Just when you think you don’t have it in you to bloom anymore, you do.” Emma Pearl Casey has always known that she’s meant for something extraordinary. It’s her destiny, or rather in her destiny dream. All the women in her family have had one, and they have gone on to do great things to […]

Weekend Links: Some highlights from a very busy #childrensbookauthor

As of the writing of this blog post I am truly shocked that February is half over! And I thought JANUARY was a blur! It’s only been a few weeks since the 1/27/17 MCBD celebration and we can promise all of you that we are still recovering….but in a good way. Multicultural Children’s Book Day […]

World Read Aloud Day is February 16, 2017! Let’s Celebrate!

Read Aloud. Change the World. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud and taking action on behalf of the 758 million people who cannot read. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of words.  This global literacy movement is about taking action to show the world that the […]

Let’s Get Ready for International Book Giving Day! (2-14-17)

It’s almost #bookgivingday! This fun yearly event will occur on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Valentine’s Day is not the only thing happening on February 14th! Yes we’re giving ourselves a little book love to celebrate International Book Giving Day. International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th each year. Our aim is to get books […]