My Free Gift To YOU-Read Your World Multicultural Books Activities for Kids Guide

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As a reading and play advocate, I am always looking for fun and innovative ways to shine the spotlight on new children’s literacy and inspire families to pull books off of shelves and stories off of pages. So early last year, I decided to create a fun guidebook to do just THAT. To create this […]

The “Best of ” Jump Into a Book’s Booklists (& More) for 2014!

Happy 2015! Doing “best of” lists seems to be all the rage these days so I thought, “Why should JIAB be any different?” We created some amazing bookjumps and book reviews on this site in 2014, had some awesome guest posts and shared a plethora of exciting news as well. Here are some of the […]

Snow Festival Day 6: A Snow Booklist

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It’s been a great few days of Snow Festival fun here on Jump into a Book.  To finish I thought I’d share a few of our all time favorite books about snow. Hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves and have had a romping good snow filled time. 1. Blizzard by John Rocco 2. Snow by Uri Shulevitz […]

An Air of Mystery: Middle Reader Mystery Books & Activity Round-up

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Lately, I have been in the mood for a good mystery and I also remember when my kids were growing up how much joy they got out of books like the Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys Mystery series. It seems to me that kidlit mystery books these days just keep getting better and […]

Want to teach your kids how to be kind ? A Kindness Booklist for Kids

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I’ve always thought the best way to teach my kids to be kind is to be kind myself. While that’s a really good start, I can’t be with them all day long and life is filled with opportunities to be both kind and unkind. This got me thinking, what books are out there that teach […]

The Rainforest Booklist in honor of World Rainforest Week!

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This week we’re celebrating World Rainforest Week (Oct 12th – Oct 18th) with a Rainforest Booklist. Did you know that: Rain forests are important to our global ecosystem? Rain forests: Provide a home to many plants and animals. Help stabilize our world’s climate. Protect us against flood, drought, and erosion. Are a source for some […]

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 […]

The Banish Bullying Booklist: Reading Our Way to Awareness

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It’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness month and the best way to bring awareness to this very big problem is to provide a booklist to get everyone started. Let’s take active steps to banish bullying for good. National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Center for […]

Weekend Links: Booklists Upon Booklists!

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Booklist and more Booklists! This week has revealed tons of wonderful booklist for readers and parents to enjoy. Here are some of my top picks: 9 Poetry books for kids from the Pleasantest Thing The Jenny Evolution has an amazing list of 50 Amazing Chapter Books for Boys!  Jacquie from KCEdventures offered up Around the […]

Shiver me Timbers! It’s a Talk Like a Pirate Day Book List Round-up! {And Free Gift}

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day is celebrated in more than 40 countries worldwide. It is a fun day that involves people talking like pirates. Some people dress in pirate costumes as well. It is celebrated among fans in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the past, we’ve […]