Picture Books and Activities that encourage Rainy Day Play

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} The kids are home and it’s raining. You know what comes next, right? “I’m bored!!!” “There’s nothing to do!” “Moooooooom!!!” Yes, I know you know what I’m talking about. They can’t go outside because it’s too soggy out there and you really don’t want them sitting like zombies in front […]

For the love of Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Achilles by Hugh Lupton

  I am not sure if it’s the changing of the seasons or just the busy-ness of my life, but I’ve been in the mood to snuggle up with some of our favorite Greek Mythology books lately! Last month I shared a family favorite; The Adventures of Odysseus. This wonderful story, paired with vibrant illustration still […]

How to Be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide and Chuck Groenink

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} How to be a Hero Gideon, more than anything in the world, wants to be a hero. He doesn’t care about his nice house with his nice parents and all his toys. All he wants is his picture on the front page of the newspaper, to be a hero like […]

Read an eBook Week-2 Kids’ ebooks about bullying, empathy and forgiveness

A while back I discovered these 2 delightful ebooks and it seems incredibly timely to share them again with my readers during Read an eBook Week! First conceived by author Rita Toews more than nine years ago as a response to the stagnant acceptance of electronic reading, Read An E-Book Week has slowly built a strong […]

#ReadKidsClassics: Blueberries for Sal for National Blueberry Month

The Wanderlust side of me has always wanted to go to Maine. So for this month for my #ReadKidClassics pick, I choose a beloved classic, Blueberries for Sal. I also picked this story because I love the state of Maine! In Maine the sites and scenery is plentiful and when combined with the endless outdoors […]

The Breakfast Table Book Club

Today’s post is coming to you live from the breakfast table. We get many books to read and review and the really successful ones, the books that become favorites, are those that get the “The Breakfast Table Book Club” approval! This is how is works, I have stacks of books everywhere in this house. Often […]

27 Books that Hug the Earth: An Earth Day Booklist for Kids

Earth Day is just a few days away and it is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a time when our communities 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, that it’s […]

Roald Dahl Day Party Ideas, Recipes and Book Extensions!

….And Today’s the Day! Roald Dahl Day takes place every September 13th, the celebrated birthday of one of the world’s favorite storytellers. There are celebrations happening all over the world and Jump into a Book is no different. So to prepare for your own Roald Dahl Day, go have a look at some of these […]

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie: Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

  Roald Dahl Day takes place every September 13th, the celebrated birthday of one of the world’s favorite storytellers. There are celebrations happening all over the world and Jump into a Book is no different. So to prepare for your own Roald Dahl Day, go have a look at some of these very fun activities […]

An Interview with Nine-Year Old Super Reader 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 […]