The Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series: A Day with Pippi Longstocking

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Pippi Longstocking is perhaps my first childhood book friend. Pippi is the ultimate kid’s kid and free spirit. She is able to lift strong policemen, climb tall houses and trees, rescue children from burning buildings and adults from their boring chatter. Pippi lives all alone in a large yellow and pink house, her mother died […]

Wild Wings by Gill Lewis #BookReview and a Multicultural Story of Friendship

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“The pattern of this landscape is folded deep, deep within her memory. She rides the currents of air that curl like rapids over the mountains. Below, the lochs reflect the cloud and sunlight. They lie in the valleys like scattered fragments of fallen sky. The cold north wind carries the remembered scent of pine and heather. […]

Native American Kidlit-The Thunder Egg by Tim J. Myers

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My calendar on the wall is telling me it’s time to ramp up the planning for our third annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day! As you may all know, this yearly event is designed to not only spotlight all of the amazing multicultrual children’s literature, but also the authors of these books. My desk and Evernote […]

Operation Redwood Revisited {Great Fiction Book for Kids!}

Today I make my way to revisit an old friend, the redwood trees of Northern California. In celebration of this very fun trip, I’m re-sharing an old Jump into a Book favorite about a great read called Operation Redwood. This is one of our favorite books and every time we read it we feel that […]

Honoring Author Linda Sue Park-A Long Walk for Water

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Welcome to the second week of Book Jumper Summer Reading Series! This is my way of inspiring parents who are looking for creative ways to keep their kids reading this summer! Our summer reading program will be a combination of some really neat things. All of our protagonists are girls or women and most of […]

School is OUT…Let the Book Jumper Summer Reading Series BEGIN

The Book-Jumper Summer Reading Series

Welcome to the first week of Book Jumper Summer Reading Series! This is my way of inspiring parents who are looking for creative ways to keep their kids reading this summer! Our summer reading program will be a combination of some really neat things. All of our protagonists are girls or women and most of […]

The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

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**Guest post by Hannah Rials The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch ‘ The lazy rooster and mischievous mouse can’t be bothered to help the Little Red Hen tend her ear of wheat. They can’t be bothered to help her take it to the miller either, or bake it into bread. But when her loaf […]

A Symphony of Whales Book Review- A Lyrical Whale-of-a-Tale

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Last week I put the below video on my personal Facebook page. I was completely awe inspired by the communication between these instrumentalist and the whales. So inspired I put on my Facebook that I’d like to have this very experience !!! Fellow book-lover Mia Wenjen of PragmaticMom wrote on my Facebook wall that I […]

The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz {Guest Post from Hannah Rials}

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz A book review from Hannah Rials As a baby, Shiraz’s mother died, and her father soon remarried, giving her a new mother and a sister to grow up with. But when her father died, everything changed. Shiraz’s stepmother forced her to do […]

Do You Like To Climb Trees ? Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Trees Around the World

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In Just Like Me Climbing a Tree: Exploring Tress Around the World, award-winning author/illustrator Durga Yael Bernhard travels around the globe visiting 12 beautiful and favorite trees. Exploration and inquiry are the keys to unlocking the secrets and treasures of the trees. Each page asks a question: What if we swung from a tree branch as monkeys […]