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Jump into a Book; The Place Where we Make Kids Books Come Alive.
That was the line I created many years ago when Jump Into a Book was just a seed of an idea in my brain. Back then, I wanted an online gathering place where parents, teachers and librarians could not only discover amazing children’s books and booklists to add to their own reading library, but ways to pull stories off of pages and books off of shelves.
In 2010, I turned that seed of an idea into what is now the popular and vibrant blog that continues to grow by leaps and bounds. I feel like a proud mama when I look back on all that this site has achieved.
In a nutshell, you don’t need a magic wand to pop into the pages of your favorite books or pull the stories from the pages. Only the intention and imagination to create and play together via the pages of your favorite children’s books.
Imagine if the stories you read aloud at night could come to life to delight and engage your entire family. Stories that capture your imagination, take you on adventures, and create memories for your family and friends.
That is the mission of Jump into a Book.
Every week we share:
- How to create a vibrant book culture in your home,school, and community.
- How to create collaborative play moments between kids and adults through books reviews and book extensions.
- How to make and take a book adventure via crafting,singing,cooking, playing games and exploring the pages of our favorite stories.
- How to pick the next read aloud from our booklists.
- How to share your love of reading through giving back via mentoring and book donations.
From time to time we also take a peak into the lives of cherished authors and go to the movies when our books are re-created for the big screen.
It’s always been my hope that visitors to this site will discover the joy and adventure of living inside the pages of their favorite books and learn how to create memories which will last a lifetime.
Is Jump into a Book for you?
Yes, if you like:
- Reading Books
- Playing, crafting, singing, cooking, and discovering together.
- Sharing with friends
- Unplugging and getting lost in the pages of a good book.
- Using imagination and play to learn more about the world around us.
- Creating incredible memories.
Would you like get started on creating your own memories and book inspired play? Let’s start by being secret agents, spies or detective (everyone loves a little mystery, right?!). Here are a few mystery-inspiring book posts that are sure to please your middle reader:
Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons and Powerful Palaces! Haunted Histories by Marilyn Scott-Waters and J.H. Everett
The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson
Holes by Louis Sachar (And some Holes-inspired Activities)
Now pair one of these wonderful book choices with the free gift I am offer below. My Secret Codes, Mysteries and Adventures Activity PDF for kids will keep young minds percolating for HOURS!
Inside young super detectives will discover:
*19 pages of sleuthing fun for your family to enjoy.
*Use Pilot Frixion Pens and craft paper to create Invisible Secret Notes!
*Make I Spy Cookies!
*Discover a President of the United States who was a Master Code Creator!
This free activity guide is a great way to encourage kids to pull books off of shelves, discover the power of imagination and build a new excitement and anticipation for reading. Fill out the info below and grab your FREE copy. Enjoy!