An Interview with Nine-Year Old Super Reader Faith Jackson

Faith Jackson

Every so often, my attention is drawn to young readers and writers doing amazing things. That is exactly the case with 9 year-old Faith Jackson. Faith is an avid reader…well…MORE than an avid reader! So far young Faith has finished over 700 books since July 1st 2013!! Amazing! Let’s get to know Faith with a […]

Discovering the World of Louisa May Alcott and Little Women

Orchard House

The first time I met Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy I was ten years old. Every Thursday I had a date with Marmee, I mean mom, as she stood there ironing. To make her arduous task go by faster, I read Little Women to her. Orchard House seemed the perfect setting to iron in and […]

A Profile of Herman Parish-Amelia Bedelia Creator (Guest Post by Hannah Rials)

Amelia Bedelia

We all know and love that wacky, backward character Amelia Bedelia. She’s literal. She’s funny. And she is an amazing baker! But what I’ve always wondered  is how in the world was a character like Amelia dreamed up? Herman Parish is the answer to my question. After his aunt Peggy died, and after many years […]

Guest Author Visit by Elsa Marston: Abd el-Kader, Freedom-fighter and Bridge-builder


It’s my very great pleasure today to welcome world renown author Elsa Marston. Elsa has written prolifically about the Middle East and has published several titles for children. I asked Elsa to stop by today to share her latest release with us The Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria (Wisdom Tales Press 2013).   This […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: Author Susan Daniel Fayad


As you know Jump Into a Book along with Pragmatic Mom has been busily working on our upcoming national event Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. We want to change that. Our mission […]

KiteReader Author Donna Davies and All Hallow’s Eve Press Review & Giveaway

Donna Davies

  Donna Davies, the Halloween Queen, channels her love of this haunting holiday into her charming, comical children’s books. She has released six books, including a coloring book, that all center around the legends of All Hallow’s Eve. Ms. Davies is a staunch supporter of local libraries and historical societies, she serves as President of […]

What Would you Trade YOUR Peanut-Butter Sandwich for ?

The Ultimate Fluffernutter marmalade sandwich

During the Family Book Festival, author/illustrator Chris Robertson stopped by to chat about the great fun world of reading he’s created with his books. One of our favorite Chris Robertson books is I’ll Trade my Peanut-Butter Sandwich. The main character in this book is very clever as he’ll trade his peanut-butter sandwich for just about […]

Appy Hour: Cat or Dog For President

Cat and Dog For President

During the last presidential election there was a lot of discussion about political parties. How are they different ? How are they the same? Who, exactly would make the better leader of our country ? Here is an entertaining book which helps answer these questions. Using the cat and dog in a brilliant analogy of […]

Beatrix Potter: A Magical Visit To Remember (Guest Post from Karen Meacham)


Hello Jump Into A Book Readers! My name is Karen Meacham and my blog is called Little Acorns. I am a PreKindergarten teacher at an independent school in the United States, and a mother of three children, ages 14, 12, and 6.  As a teacher and parent I am passionate about outdoor education, time for […]

The World of Mary Poppins

What would you think if I told you that the author Pamela Lyndon Travers  or PLT, as she was referred to, modeled many of the characters of her book, Mary Poppins after her family? Can you imagine meeting somebody like Mary Poppins? If you were to ask her, the author, that is, she would just tell you that she […]