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::Weekend Links::

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Can you believe that we are already at the end of the second week in January 2013? I’m happy to say it’s been a good one.

The first thing I have to share with you  is this great poster of Peter Pan by My Modern Metropolis.  Taking the entire text of Peter Pan and designed it into a poster of Peter and Tinker Bell. Isn’t it awesome? This is truly a spineless classic.

peter pan


My next discovery I actually had to wait for. I learned of it’s appearance last week and had to wait until this week so I could share it.  Susan Oliver of Chick Duck Goose is sharing a Winter’s Fairy Tale in 8 chapters with her readers. It is a wonderful adventure of a brother and sister who find themselves in a forest. Included with each section of the story is a wonderful story related craft with print-outs.

Here’s Chapter I




Here’s Chapter II


Fairy God Chicken


“Forest Fairy GodChicken”…that just cracks me up!

Next is an Event which I don’t want you to miss. Don’t worry, we’ll be celebrating it here but I thought I would give you a heads up. The not to be missed event is

International Book Giving Day: New Reading Matters. 


International Book Giving Day



The momentous occasion happens on Valentine’s Day February 14th. More details to come.

Who loves Betty White ?

I do !!! I found this incredible site by the Screen Actors Guild called Storyline Online. 




Storyline Online: An online streaming video program featuring members of the Screen Actors Guild reading children’s books. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. Readers include Betty White, Melissa Gilbert, Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander, Ernest Borgnine, James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, Tia & Tamara Mowry, and more!

Do you have an emerging reader at your house ? Here are two great blog posts from Bernadette, Mom of 2 posh lil divas. We’re going through the alphabet sharing learning to read while having fun.

A-M: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: The ABC’s of Learning to Read Through Play – A thru M »

N-Z: Coming Next Week


ABC Learn to Read A thru M



Keeping with the alphabet here is another great list this time the ABC’s of graphic novels for kids by Mia Wen from Pragmatic Mom. 5 days of incredible books to share with your children. Go here for the entire line-up.


abc of graphic novels



This week saw me back in the writer’s studio working on my next book. I like to spread out while I’m working. For the next book we’re heading to Egypt and I promise  you it will be an incredible journey. I had a long talk today with graphic artist and co-collaborator on the Ultimate Guide Series Roscoe Welply and we have a lot in store for you. We just love putting these books together.

Working all spread out

Lastly here is an incredible site. A Story Before Bedtime I wish this existed  while my parents and grand-parents were alive. I would have loved to have them reading a story to my kids and recording it for all time. A story before bedtime has so many books to choose from. You and the child can record yourselves reading the book. You only pay for the book once you’re happy with the recording. They also have pre-recorded options as well. I tip my hat to author friend Julia Dweck who sent me an email about this site.  Here’s her new book on A Story Before Bedtime which we are greatly loving.

Julia Dweck


Here’s wishing you the happiest of weekends. Be safe and Well.

4 thoughts on “::Weekend Links::

    1. My pleasure Zoe. We’re going to really celebrate here on Jump into a Book. What a great idea. So glad all of you joined together and are celebrating the love of giving a book. We put a link to the poster and other downloads on the JIAB Facebook fan page. I’ll definitely be putting them around town. Thanks so much for creating this.

  1. I love that Peter Pan poster. And thanks for the reminder of Book Giving Day. My 8 year old is working on the How to Train Your Dragon series, and giving him book 6 will make a perfect Valentine’s gift.

    1. Hi Laura,
      I just fell in love with that poster. It’s one of my favorite stories and what a clever way to arrange it. We’re also looking forward to International Book Giving Day. Your son will love his new book.

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