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The Top 50 #KidlitBookReviews and Booklists at Jump Into a Book

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Imagine my surprise (and glee!) a few days ago when I noticed that my latest post was actually Jump Into a Book’s 1001 blog post!

That’s ONE THOUSAND (plus one) blog posts on books, activities and sharing my love of children’s literature!

In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. I’ve been creating unique book reviews of beautiful children’s books since 2010 and the years have simply flown by.

Proof that, when you are doing something you love, it doesn’t feel like work.

During these last 7+ years, much has changed. My youngest son has graduated High School and is in college, Jump Into a Book has recently undergone a transformation and “update” and I’ve published my fourth book, Dragons Are Real.

AND I know have a side business/project of helping communities build healing gardens, labyrinths and fairy gardens. I am very blessed.

Looking back on my body of work when it comes to Jump Into a Book, I know I have many favorites and I know my readers do as well. So, just for fun, I’d like to share my Top 50 Blog Posts from Jump Into a Book. Give these a peek…you never who what crafts I will be creating or children’s book I will be reviewing!

Something To Do Book Reviews

2009 was the first year I started blogging about kids’ books on this site and one my favorite childhood books, Blueberries for Sal, was one of the books I reviewed in those early days. I updated this popular post again in 2016 as part of my #ReadKidsClassics series. I am still very proud of both posts.

Blueberries for Sal

The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin | A Hanukkah Picture Book

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Secret Garden Wednesday has been my way of pulling projects, learning and crafts from my book, A Year in the Secret Garden,  to help bring it too life. Here’s a recap:

Welcoming Spring

Porridge Anyone?

Nest Building Fun

Creating a Bee Wateringhole

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Anything Roald Dahl is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and this year was no different. Check out my Celebrating Roald Dahl Day with Fun, Freebies and BOOKS post.

The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Tomten and the Reynard: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

Sun Bread by Elisa Kleven and Happy Sun Bread Recipe 

Sun bread activity

A Day with Pippi Longstocking

A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls

Honoring Helen Keller: A Helen and Annie Booklist 

Olivia’s Birds: How one young author is fighting to Save the Gulf Birds

Words of Peace for Your Alphabet Tree (#bookreview and word activity)

Words of Peace for Your Alphabet Tree (#bookreview and word activity)

Reminiscing on The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Roscoe Welply and Curious George Gets a Medal (& Awesome Rocket Craft!)

Roscoe's Rocket

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

The Conference of the Birds Review and Book Extensions

10 Ways to Make the World More Beautiful with Miss Rumphius

Children of the Tipi: Life in the Buffalo Days

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco (and Honey Bee Activities!)


Jump Into a Book’s Most Popular Booklists

Stargazing & Astronomy Booklist for the whole family

22 Books about New York-A New York City BookList for Kids

Raising Global Citizens-Oh To Be in PARIS (A Paris Booklist)

33 Latino Middle Grade Chapter Books You Should Know

Wonderful New Diverse Picture Books honoring Native Americans 

Read Around The Continents: 24 Children’s Books About Western Europe

Western Europe booklist for kids

Read Around the Continents: A North America/United States Booklist

Read Around The Continents: Australia/Oceania Reading List

Read Around The Continents: Eastern Europe

Summer Reading Tree: Forming “Roots” for Motivated Readers

Summer Reading Tree- 15 Green Books for Kids

The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer

A Happy 100th Birthday! A National Parks Booklist and More

Notable Women- Celebrating Nature with a Nicola Davies Booklist 

Nicola Davies books

14 Minecraft Books for Kids

The Kindness Booklist for Kids

An Extra Special #DragonsAreReal Booklist for Beginning Readers

If your #YA #readers Like Percy Jackson, Check THIS awesome #booklist!

An Exceptionally Magical Winter Tomte Booklist!

A Holiday and Winter-themed Booklist for Kids

Star Spangled BookList: Reading for the 4th of July

A Norse God and Viking Booklist!

summer reading

Victories and Adventures

So exciting! My book Dragons Are Real (illustrated by Michael Welply) has been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016!
Kirkus Reviews

Book Pilgrimage | Discovering Harry Potter’s Scotland

Discovering Harry Potter's Scotland

Author Astrid Lindgren’s House in Sweden

A Year in the Secret Garden wins Mom’s Choice Award!

And just when I thought it couldn’t get any sweeter, I found out today that Jump Into a Book is #26 on Feedspot’s Top 100 Children’s Book Blogs List! Thank you Feedspot!

Children’s Book Blogs

How knows what excitement and book-ish fun 2018 will bring. THANK YOU for your support.

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