The Diwali Gift by Shweta Chopra and Shuchi Mehta Book Review & Activities

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I’d like to thank authors Shweta Chopra and Shuchi Mehta for sharing their book The Diwali Gift with me. In the Diwali Gift , three curious monkeys, Suno, Dekho, and Jaano get together for a playdate when a mysterious box from their grandmother appears. What could be inside ? Sparklers ? Bracelets ? Small lights known as […]

A Pony Express Book List and Some Things To Do

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On this day in 1858, Buterfield and Company agreed to carry the mail out west starting in Missouri and ending in California. The 2800 mile Westward journey would take 24 days. The mail was delivered twice weekly using overland coaches, mules and horses. Two years later, with the threat of the Civil War looming, the […]

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

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{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 […]

Harry and the Hot Lava {By Chris Robertson} Book Review and Activity

Harry and the Hot Lava

There’s something strange going on at Harry’s  house. Oozing everywhere is hot lava.  Lava is the Hottest, Most Dangerous Liquid Known to Man !!!! So you better make a run for it and get out of it’s way.  Is there any safe place to get away from this oozing liquid? This latest release from one of […]

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 […]

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

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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}

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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 […]

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

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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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