Weekend Links: Resources and Activities for Loving Our Earth

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Earth Day has come and gone, but during this last week I have discovered a plethora of amazing earth/nature related activities that could be utilized and enjoyed all year-round. Some are are resources, some are suggested booklists and some are earth-friendly fun for families. But they are all important tools and ideas that will help […]

An Earth Day BookList for The Whole Family

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Today is Earth Day one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a time when humans share a like minded cause of remembering to care and cherish our Earth. Here at Jump into a Book it means, along with getting outside to frolic in nature, it’s a great opportunity to take a good book […]

Confederate History Month: A Civil War Booklist


Many may already know that April marks the start of Confederate History Month, but another interesting fact is that this year marks the milestone of 150 years since the end of the Civil War. On April 9th and nationwide recognition of this event will take place in the form of ringing bells at 2:15. This […]

Weekend Links Great Booklists and Links for Moms and Kiddos


Welcome to Weekend Links! First let me start off by saying that I wish everyone a happy and blessed Easter. Weekend Links is my chance to share all of the amazing book-related goodness that I have encountered over the course of the past week. So much is going on lately! Holidays, observances, Spring Break and […]

April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld Giveaway

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International Children’s Book Day is celebrated every 2 April, inspiring children to pick up a book and get reading! April the 2nd was chosen to mark this day for young literature lovers as it’s the same date as Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, the author of many famous children’s stories like The Little Mermaid and The […]

19 Books Celebrating China with Author Demi

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I’ve long been a fan of author/illustrator Demi. Demi (September 2, 1942) born Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt, is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. During her career she has published over 300 titles. Demi is known for her biographies for spiritual figures including Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Jesus, Mary (mother of Jesus), Muhammad, Rumi, Francis of […]

A Look back at Past President’s Day Booklists and Activities!


“Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as […]

Love Abraham Lincoln? Here’s the Ultimate Abe Lincoln Booklist

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Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. When I was 9 I became obsessed with him and read every book I could get my hands on. Many years later, I had the honor of giving birth to the sweetest little boy on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Today my sweet boy is 16, and […]

Weekend Links: Caldecott Winners Booklists and More


Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. […]

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


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 […]