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A STEAM and STEM Activity Book Bundle Giveaway from QuartoKids!

Jump Into a Book has had a long-time relationship with Quarto Books/Quarto Knows and there a very good reason for it; their books are amazing! Brimming with creative inspiration, how-to projects, and useful information to enrich your everyday life, Quarto Knows is a favorite destination for those pursuing their interests and passions.  So here’s how… Read More A STEAM and STEM Activity Book Bundle Giveaway from QuartoKids!

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Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control

We love supporting authors here at Jump Into a Book, especially ones we know very well! Award-winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons and her nonfiction children’s book series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world… Read More Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and In Control

Multicultural Children's Book Day, Multicultural Children's Book Resources, Something To Do

A way to give your Favorite Diverse Author some Recognition

We all have family favorites when it comes to books for kids. The ironic thing is that oftentimes some of our favorite books are from authors that are not household names or even have been published traditionally. Hidden gems of multicultural children’s books lurk on every home’s bookshelves but because many of these favorite authors… Read More A way to give your Favorite Diverse Author some Recognition

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Paper Cranes and Kidlit Origami Books for World Origami Day

Today is World Origami Day! In case you are not entirely sure what exactly that is (or what it means), here’s a little backstory. In September 2005, OrigamiUSA suggested the idea of celebrating October 24th as a special origami day to celebrate the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), co-founder of OrigamiUSA as well as the… Read More Paper Cranes and Kidlit Origami Books for World Origami Day

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A Picture Book about Pediatric Heart Conditions, Courage and Love

There are so many lovely picture books available these days that help young readers understand empathy and the courageous struggles that go along with being someone who is “different.” A Heart’s Journey Home: The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear, however, is the first picture book I’ve read about pediatric heart conditions that helps kids understand… Read More A Picture Book about Pediatric Heart Conditions, Courage and Love

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Jump Into a Book is a CoHost for MCBD2019!

The team at JIAB is excited to announce that we get to be a CoHost for the much-anticipated Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) 2019 (1/25/19)! This is a huge honor and we couldn’t be more excited! MCBD is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also… Read More Jump Into a Book is a CoHost for MCBD2019!

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A Fun Fox Gift Guide for Kids (and maybe Adults too)

Gift shopping can be fun; especially shopping for kids.  And there’s a segment of the population that doesn’t mind hunting for the perfect gift for the youngsters on their list in the crushing of herds of frothing-for-holiday-deal shoppers. And then there is the type of consumer (:: sneaks hand up::) that prefers shopping intentionally, calmly,… Read More A Fun Fox Gift Guide for Kids (and maybe Adults too)

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Otter Ecology Project | Little Otter Learns to Swim

Loving and protecting our world’s nature and animal resources has always been something that is near-and-dear to our hearts here at Jump Into A Book. When we think of otters, the words that oftentimes pop into our minds are things like “cute,” “playful,” “graceful,” or “mischievous.” But usually the word “endangered” doesn’t come to mind. … Read More Otter Ecology Project | Little Otter Learns to Swim