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Weekend Links: Animal Picture Books With Crazy, Courageous Critters

I seem to have an animal theme going these days when it comes to JIAB book reviews! From defiant Tiny Shrimp to wayward turtles, Jump Into a Book has discovered some delightfully wonderful Animal Picture Books with Crazy, Courageous Critters. Here are a few of our favorite book reviews. For parents still in the toddler/early… Read More Weekend Links: Animal Picture Books With Crazy, Courageous Critters

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Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru… Read More Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

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My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing for Kids #PictureBook

Anxiety and big emotions are such a large part of our children’s lives these days. My hunch is that this “invisible disability” has been present for many years; it’s just finally getting recognized and acknowledged. There are also many things teachers and parents can do to assist our Littles in better navigating anxiousness and fear… Read More My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing for Kids #PictureBook

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Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime | A Sneaky Bedtime Story for Reluctant Sleepers

My kids have long since passed the “nighttime struggles” stage of life. Now they are all on out their own and likely still keeping ridiculous hours! But for parents still in the toddler/early reader/ elementary stage of life,  PENGUIN & TINY SHRIMP DON’T DO BEDTIME! (Balzer + Bray | HarperCollins Publishers) is a delightful Bedtime Story for… Read More Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime | A Sneaky Bedtime Story for Reluctant Sleepers

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Howl Like a Wolf! Nature Education through Creative Play #bookreview

I love books that inspire play and imagination with a dash of nature as well! Howl Like a Wolf! by Kathleen Yale is a perfect example of an interactive picture book for young readers. Climb inside the minds of animals through creative play! Howl like a Wolf! introduces kids to the fascinating behaviors and habits of some of their… Read More Howl Like a Wolf! Nature Education through Creative Play #bookreview

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National Teacher’s Day Books and Freebies for Educators

In many countries, Teachers’ Day (National Teacher Day is May 8th here in the U.S.) is a special day for the appreciation of teachers and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. Teachers give us so much including boosts of confidence (both kids and… Read More National Teacher’s Day Books and Freebies for Educators

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Weekend Links | Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food

We may have missed getting this roundup posted in time for National Gardening Month, but appreciating and learning about the food we eat in its most natural state is education kids should be getting all year long. Here is a roundup of wonderful Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food. The Natural Parenting Guide has… Read More Weekend Links | Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food

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Let’s be Magically Mindful when caring for our Earth |  The Magical Mindful Day #bookreview

“Imagine an immersive story that helps children learn about who they really are: part of a deeply and wondrously interconnected world. Deborah Salazar Shapiro integrates her knowledge of mindfulness with her personal passion for helping children become more aware of their integrated role in the life of our fragile and precious planet in this important… Read More Let’s be Magically Mindful when caring for our Earth |  The Magical Mindful Day #bookreview

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The Audie Awards | Young Listeners, Middle Grade & Young Adult Audiobook finalists 2018

In many cases, audiobooks have proven successful in providing a way for young readers to access literature and enjoy books. Kids that struggle with reading may discover a renewed interest in fiction and non-fiction if they are able to listen to a story on the device of their choosing. For us, car trips or airline travel is… Read More The Audie Awards | Young Listeners, Middle Grade & Young Adult Audiobook finalists 2018