Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

Welcome to weekend links! I love this day because I get to share the best-of-the-best of what I have found on the Internet this past week. This week the sunning is shining brightly in Maryville and the flowers are in full bloom. Have you ventured into the woods lately? The forest is filled with tranquility, […]

Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music and the Path to Justice (+a #Giveaway!)

Today I am very excited to share and review (and giveaway!) Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music and the Path to Justice by Susanna Reich  Many of us have heard or musician Pete Seeger as a folk singer how made a name for himself in the late 1950s. He was someone who was […]

#KidlitBooks to remind your readers why Science is Awesome

{guest post from Hannah Rials} Science and kids…it’s seems to go hand-in-hand like summer and fun. Science is also the “S” in S.T.E.M; something that is on the radar of all teachers and parents these days. Lucky for us, the books and resources to encourage the love of science is abundant and more and more […]

National Teacher Day- Honoring Six Teachers Who Changed the World

In many countries, Teachers’ Day (National Teacher Day is May 9th here in the U.S.) is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. Here are six well-known teachers-turned-heroes-that changed our nation and the way […]

Top Dog And Other Doggone Delightful Expressions by Carli Davidson

(Guest post from Hannah Rials) Top Dog and Other Doggone Delightful Expressions is a charming book of photography that not only shares pictures of ADORABLE dogs but also teaches/reminds us of those cute phrases that we all know and love. Plus, any dog lover will by dying to put the word “dog” into their everyday language […]

Weekend Links: Get Inspired with these #kidlit Summer Reading Recommends

If it hasn’t already, the school year is nearly over here in the States and summer is upon us. Wondering what to do with the kids over the summer break? The first answer I would give is to get outside, explore, travel and spend quality time together! But another thing that is always on parents minds […]

Revisiting the Garden-Secret Garden Wednesday Nest-Building Fun

The air today is filled with the freshness and promise of SPRING. This weather makes me look forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump Into A Book readers loved […]

A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged

Hard to believe it was three years ago that co-author, Marilyn Scott-Waters and I released our much-anticipated book, A Year in the Secret Garden, to a new generation of families THREE years ago! Where does time go? This book came to be because, Marilyn Scott-Waters, a delightfully creative person who also happened to be a […]

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 […]

The Mysterious Benedict Society #bookreview and activities for Kids

‘The Mysterious Benedict Society‘ written by Trenton Lee Stewart and Illustrated by Carson Ellis may have been printed in 2008, but it is a timeless tale that still delights readers to this day. Age Range: 8 – 13 years Grade Level: 3 – 7 What would you do if you were specially chosen to take […]