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It’s time for Weekend Links and OH, what a busy week it’s been. So much going on at JIAB and so much on the way. So this time I thought I would get creative and do a “round-up” of everything that’s going on with Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press!


Of all the book-related blog posts that I have done lately, I have three lately that are true stand-outs. The books are unique, inspiring and something that is a “must read” for families. The accompanying crafts and activities have been a hit too!

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

Meet a bird known as a rufa red knot, named B-95 aka Moonbird. Scientists call him Moonbird because in his lifetime this robin sized shore bird has flown the distance to the moon and halfway back again.


Read about Moonbird HERE.

Children of the Tipi: Corn Husk Dolls

We’ve spent another pleasant moment in a great resource called “Children of the Tipi:Life in the Buffalo Days” by Michael Oren Fitzgerald.  This book is a treasure of what it was like for children to grow up in the world of pre-reservation days. Taking archived photos, this book gives us a first hand look into the buffalo days of the Plains Indians. This book was amazing, and we had fun making corn husk dolls.

Corn Husk Doll Crafts

Read Children of the Tipi HERE.

A Misty of Chincoteague Field Trip

One of my favorite books as a little girl was Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. This year will mark the 88th year that the Pony Swim has been celebrated. Just off the coast of Virginia lies two islands Assateague and Chincoteague. The last Wednesday and Thursday of July the annual Pony Penning is held and the goal is to move around 150 horses from Assateague to Chincoteague and then back again. 10,000 spectators show up every year to see the pony swim and participate in the pony auction before they swim the ponies back to Assateague island.

Misty of Chincoteague

Read Misty of the Chincoteague HERE



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Join The Club! The Saturday Book Club, that is.        

Saturday Book Club

This coming Saturday September 14th will be Jump Into a Book’s first ever Saturday Book Club Linky Party. We invite and encourage all book bloggers, teachers and parents to join us on the JIAB blog and link up their book-inspired crafts, activities and recipes. This month’s theme (in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day) is PIRATES! So grab your favorite pirate book and whip up some high sea book-inspired adventures. Need some ideas on wonderful pirate books to read? Check out my booklist of 32 Pirate stories HERE. For more details on this fun linky party, go HERE. Hope to see you soon!