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::WEEKEND LINKS:: The Family Book Festival Book Picks & Activities

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Family Book Festival Week in Review
Family Book Festival Week in Review

A Monkey King, A Snow Girl, Forts, and a special day of Book Giving! Wow! What a busy week!

Our February Family Book Festival is in full swing and readers are loving reading about our fellow writers, bloggers and parents as they share their favorite childhood book with matching activity.

Family Book Festival


This is quick snippet of our Book Festival so far:

In honor of the Chinese New Year, mom and super blogger Beth Cheng shared her family’s favorite book The Monkey King and a simply delightful Chinese Paper Craft activity for kids as well. Read more HERE.

Chinese New Year Paper Crafts

Eileen Straiton is the mastermind and creative director of Little Acorn Learning and also a voracious crafter and reader. Her book pick was The Little Snow Girl; a sweet book about a family longing for a child to love. Eileen created a truly imaginative and fun craft for this book.


Read more about it HERE.

And to say were excited for International Book Giving Day would be an understatement! Book Giving Day was February 14th, but our hopes is that our readers will read, learn, and remember this special day for next year. Book Giving Day is a chance for families to take outgrown and unused books and put them in the hands of kids who can use (nd will appreciate!) them.


Read more HERE.

Has your family ever read the book The Faraway Tree? Not only is this one of our top picks from our friend Donna Ashton, you and your family will get a kick out the fun Fort ideas as well! Read more about Donna and the Faraway Tree HERE.

JIAB Tree House


Missed last week’s Family Book Festival guest? Here’s one of our Favorites: Zoe Toft from Playing By The Book  shares her family’s favorite Barbapappa Book series and a delightful recipe for homemade play dough (to make your own Barbapappas of course!)

FBF Zoe Toft 2

Read more about it HERE

Be sure to check back to Jump Into a book in the coming weeks for more great children’s book picks and companion crafts. The fun is only just beginning!

Need a “sweet treat” for a belated Valentines Day gift? Our The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory enhanced digital e-book is not only filled with fun activities like a recipes for Swudge and Fizzy Lifting Drinks, but it is available for download on your “i devices” for only  $3.99 between now and February 28th, 2013. A sweet Valentines treat that whole family can enjoy! Download your copy of Charlie HERE.

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory



6 thoughts on “::WEEKEND LINKS:: The Family Book Festival Book Picks & Activities

  1. Thanks for featuring the Monkey King book and activity. We had fun! Love those other books ideas too, my favorite is the fort for reading.

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