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 […]

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 […]

Last Chance to Tap into the Momentum of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017

Today is the LAST DAY to tap into the powerful momentum of being a Sponsor for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017. This online holiday that takes place 1/27 every year (we are in our 4th year!) has grown bigger than I could have every imagine and every day I count my lucky stars that I […]

Calling All Children’s Book Reviewers! MCCBD2017 Needs YOU! {and you don’t need to be a blogger}

For the 4th year, myself and co-founder, Mia Wenjen, are gearing up for yet another wildly successful Multicultural Children’s Book Day on January 27, 2017! SO MUCH is in the works this year and we are giddy with excitement (and dying to spill the beans), but we can’t share just yet. One major change to […]

Naked Birds? Feathers for Peacock by Jacqueline Jules

Feathers for Peacock by Jacqueline Jules book review and Extension Activities Did you know that birds used to not have feathers? They used to be naked, while all the other animals got to walk around with fur–how is that fair? So they decide to talk to the full moon, who is supposed to be wise […]

Weekend Links: books celebrating diverse families

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the latest-and-the-greatest in the book-ish discoveries I have found during the past week. This week I am thrilled to report that I noticed many wonderful booklists and books celebrating diverse families. Enjoy! Allie at No Time for Flashcards shared a wonderful booklist of Picture Book […]

Go Fly a Kite! 9 Kidlit Books About Kites

As I sit in my office at JIAB headquarters, the Fall winds are whispering loudly and the leaves are tumbling down from the trees and quietly pelting the ground. As the weather in Maryville, TN turns chillier, and the autumn winds bring an end to the colorful leaf-watching activities, I can’t help secretly wishing I […]

Wild Wings by Gill Lewis #BookReview and a Multicultural Story of Friendship

“The pattern of this landscape is folded deep, deep within her memory. She rides the currents of air that curl like rapids over the mountains. Below, the lochs reflect the cloud and sunlight. They lie in the valleys like scattered fragments of fallen sky. The cold north wind carries the remembered scent of pine and heather. […]

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 […]

Elephant Dance: A Journey to India by Theresa Heine {Guest Post by Hannah Rials}

Review of Elephant Dance: A Journey to India by Theresa Heine Guest post from Hannah Rials Summary: When Ravi’s grandfather comes to visit from India, Ravi and his family learn a lesson about their homeland. Ravi’s grandfather tells them of the sun that is like a roaring tiger, of the wind that is like a […]