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Weekend Links: Holiday Festive Books and Fun Milestones

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As I sit as my laptop happily typing away and I can’t help reflecting on what a joyous holiday season it has been this year.  There have been so many positive strides and monumental victories this year for me, both personally and as a writer. The weeks leading up to Christmas have been particularly busy so I wanted to share some of my top picks with me readers.

BOOKS! Of course there would be favorite books in my line-up of favs! The Astrid Lindgren’s book The Tomten was inspired by this very famous Swedish poem called The Tomte by Victor Rydberg.  Originally in Swedish, I share it with you here in English so you can be inspired by these little gnome elves. Buzzfeed shared The 23 Best Picture Books Of 2014 and there were some dandies in their list. Readers not only LOVED this review I did of Christmas Wish, the hat craft was quite a hit as well 🙂

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One of my favorite young authors/writers/bloggers/kidlit book reviewers has to be Erik from This Kid Reviews Books. Erik is not only an inspiration, he just turned 13! Happy Birthday, Erik!

Saturday marked Day One for my week-long Snow Festival here on Jump Into a Book! Snow Festival Day 1: The Blizzard by John Rocco

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Enjoy reviews from my favorite winter/snow-themed kidlit along with some yummy activities 🙂

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On December 21st, our non-profit event to raise awareness for multicultural books for kids was showcased in Publishers Weekly!!!

Publisher's Weekly

Next month, more than 100 bloggers affiliated with parenting, education, and children’s blogs will review a selection of diverse and multicultural books on their respective blogs. The reviews will be promoted and shared by Jump Into a Book and the day’s nine “powerhouse” co-[hosts] with more than two million followers total across social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. The participating bloggers will also share reviews with their respective followers. There will be giveaways and children’s activities as well throughout the day.

This is the second year January 27 has been designated as MCCBD; it debuted on January 27, 2014. Read the rest of the article HERE.

Here’s to looking forward to a fun and book-filled New Year!