The moment I laid eyes on this book, I knew it was special. The book had a whimsical, classic and “keepsake” feel to the cover, binding, and pages. Before I even opened the cover and read the story I knew it would be the kind of book that would capture the hearts of those who… Read More Read, Read, and Read | When a Mom, a Tween and a Boxer dog create a Picture Book
So much going on in June! Festivities! Planting! Reading! Acknowledging! Listening! This sixth month of 2018 is filled with so much book-related goodness that I’m not sure I can cram it all into one blog post. Here are some highlights to check out during the merry month of June. June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth and here are… Read More Weekend Links: Books, Observances and Activities that help us love June
Evans Bowen is someone I’ve known for 21 years. She’s a fellow book lover, scholar, and world traveler. She loves adventure as well, yet another reason we get along so well 🙂 Then in 2014, she announced she was committed to going on a pilgrimage to Spain and walking the El Camino de Santiago (a.k.a. the… Read More My bff wrote a book and I just have to share | Pilgrimage: A Modern Seeker’s Guide.
When I first laid eyes on, The Secret of the Stairs, I was transported back to my love of Nancy Drew Mysteries. Action-packed and full of twists and turns, this delightful diverse chapter book will keep young readers mesmerized from beginning to end! The Secret of the Stairs Robbie Raines is an inquisitive eleven-year-old African-American girl… Read More The Secret of the Stairs | A Robbie Raines Mystery #MKBSummerReading
We’ve had “bee on the brain” lately here at Jump Into a Book! Maybe it’s the summer blooms, maybe it the honey I put on my cereal today…either way, my family loves and supports all things bees. And we know we are not alone! Bees play a key role in the productivity of agriculture and the… Read More Praising Pollinators | Books, Recipes and Activities Celebrating Bees
June is National #AudiobookMonth and there are lots of reasons to celebrate audiobooks! 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… Read More Resources for Fun, Fresh, and AUDIBLE Audio Books for #AudioBookMonth
The flowers are blooming happily here in Maryville and of course, that makes the pollinators exceptionally happy as well. Bees play a key role in the productivity of agriculture and the beauty of our world and are responsible for the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers. But our cherished bees are facing peril in… Read More Picture Books that help us Be Kind to Bees
What child doesn’t like science? Pair that with sticky, gooey and slimy fun and you may have a true winner for unplugged summer fun! Mason Jar Science! Help kids capture the magic of science in a jar (and moms love the fact there’s less mess). In this tabletop lab, kids learn the core principles of… Read More Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments
Strawberries and summer go hand-in-hand and my family has been munching on these fresh delights on a regular basis. It’s ironic that May is National Strawberry Month! It also made me recall a book that touched my heart not all that long ago. The Year the Swallows Came Early This is a book about life… Read More The Year the Swallows Came Early | A #Kidlitbook that proves that Love gets us through the hard times
It is really feeling like summer now in Tennessee. The weather has warmed up and we are doing most of our living outdoors. Even the Secret Garden I designed a few years ago at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum is blooming happily in the warm rays of the summer fun. This weather is also… Read More Getting Ready for a #ReadKidsClassics Summer Reading Adventure!