The Key To Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd (guest post from Hannah Rials)

“Just when you think you don’t have it in you to bloom anymore, you do.” Emma Pearl Casey has always known that she’s meant for something extraordinary. It’s her destiny, or rather in her destiny dream. All the women in her family have had one, and they have gone on to do great things to […]

Let’s Get Ready for International Book Giving Day! (2-14-17)

It’s almost #bookgivingday! This fun yearly event will occur on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Valentine’s Day is not the only thing happening on February 14th! Yes we’re giving ourselves a little book love to celebrate International Book Giving Day. International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th each year. Our aim is to get books […]

The Last Snow of Winter (and a book-inspired soup recipe!)

Happy New Year! There are hints of snow in our forecast and I’ve talked to many friends in various parts of the world who are knee-deep in the stuff. Whether its the first snow, or the last, these natural acts are always filled with much anticipation. Winter is just beginning now, but before we know it, […]

MCBD Book Review Round-Up: Green Pants and Bronze and Sunflower

Another Multicultural Children’s Book Day has come and gone and again, I am happy to say the event was a huge success! Every year (for the last 4) on January 27th we celebrate all of the great diversity and multicultural Children’s books out there. I am a little late in getting these two reviews posted from […]

It’s Here! The Multicultural Children’s Day eBook is FREE until 1/31/17!

Starting Thursday, January 26th, through Tuesday, January 31st, our Multicultural Children’s Book Day ebook will be FREE on Amazon! Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children’s Books for Parents and Educators is a “Best Of” list of diversity books lists for children contributed by 20 bloggers and 2 authors: Alex Baugh of Randomly Reading […]

Resources to Celebrate Multicultural Children’s Book Day All Year (guest post from Mia Wenjen)

Four and half years ago, Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and I started Multicultural Children’s Book Day, an online holiday celebrated on January 27th to showcase diversity in children’s books. Our motivation was three fold: Literacy: We believe that if children can see themselves in books, particularly at that crucial period of time […]

Poetry For Kids: Emily Dickinson

Recently I’ve received many new poetry and prose books to review and want to share a few of them here in our new feature called, “The Poetry Corner.”   Just like our favorite books, poems are friends we can return to again and again. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10th 1830, Emily Dickinson lived […]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Sponsors, Freebies, Booklists and MORE

MCBD Sponsorship has officially closed so we are ready to share the final line-up along with a few “FAQ’s” MCBD is a non-profit that is in its fourth year Our official hashtag is #ReadYourWorld. MCBD was created by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom The Big Giant Linky: The much […]

51 Things to Make (out of egg carton, cardboard tubes and more!)

If I’m being really honest….by the end of this post you’ll have 204 things to make from items lying around the house such as paper plates, egg cartons, cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes. Fiona Hayes has so may creative ideas filling the pages of these books. They are an invitation to create new worlds, take […]

A kidlit book about Ornithology and moving through grief (+Giveaway)

Happy New Year Everyone! Wishing you a year full of great reads in the coming months. Just a reminder that Multicultural Children’s Book Day is on January 27th. We have over 350 book reviewers signed up to review a multitude of amazing diverse children’s an YA books. We are also in the midst of planning […]