“Kids don’t read books anymore…” I’m sure I am not the only one who runs into this pushback on a regular basis. While it’s a common assumption that kids today prefer their digital devices over reading books, but research has actually shown that Millennials are more well-read than earlier generations and read more books per… Read More PBS wants to keep Millennials Reading | The Great American Read and It’s Lit!
Summer has been speeding by, but I’ve been so delightfully busy with both of my businesses, Jump Into a Book (JIAB) and Audrey Press Publishing, that I’ve had little time to stop and smell the flowers! So before I pause for a little deserved “downtime,” I wanted to share some of the amazing projects I’ve… Read More Weekend Links | New Reviews and Launches from Jump Into a Book and Audrey Press Books!
As I’m sifting and creating the Tom Sawyer book adventure for “Jump Into A Book,” I’ve found myself laughing, loving, and living inside the pages of this Mark Twain masterpiece and above all else classic piece of American literature. Oftentimes I’ve thought of Mark Twain as the same thing as Tom Sawyer but when I really… Read More The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) | #ReadKidsClassics
When you hear Virginia Lee Burton, the author’s name may bring to mind a well-loved steam shovel and his friend Mike Mulligan… …or a sweet little house… …and a snow plow named Katy. But recently we have stumbled onto two other Virginia Lee Burton books that we just had to share. The Song of Robin… Read More #ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton
Circular shapes… Rectangular shapes… Light colors… Dark color… Roughly textures and smooth… What do all of these have in common? They are “art parts!” The book Art Parts A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art by Kim Bogren Owen is a fun and colorful way to introduce kids to the elements of art. This hardcover… Read More Orchids and “Art Parts” | A match made in Kidlit Heaven
Jump Into a Book has been lucky enough to participate in the Read Around the World Summer Reading from Multicultural Kid Blogs for the last handful of years. Read around the world this summer with great books recommended by the bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs (and friends like JIAB!) Throughout the summer this group of book-loving moms… Read More Weekend Links: Celebrating the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series
Chronicle Books has does it again. Once again, they’ve produced delightful board books that are sure to be a hit with truck-loving preschoolers. One of the most respected and admired publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and has been going strong ever since. Over the decades, they’ve also earned a… Read More Vvrrroooommmm! New Board Books for Busy Preschoolers
The Highlights™for Children magazine has been a staple in many a family’s life since it’s inception 72 years ago. Imagine my excitement when I received the email announcing that this iconic magazine is now a Podcast for Kids! HIGHLIGHTS HANGOUT is the latest addition to the screen-alternative kids-podcast movement that comes just in time for summer road… Read More The Iconic magazine Highlights for Children is now a Podcast for Kids!
June is filled with so much fun, activities, observances, and book-related adventure…but the one I look forward to the most is International Build a Fairy House Week (June 21-28) Build a Fairy House or Den to help raise awareness of the importance of nature and creativity in a child’s life. Fairy Houses are small structures… Read More A Roundup of Fairy Magic for International Build a Fairy House Week
My desk is currently piled with lovely, charming and colorful children’s picture books that I can’t wait to review. So what do you do when you have accumulated too many beautiful children’s books? Reviewing and sharing the beauty of these great books makes me happy, but what really makes my heart sing is giving them away!… Read More June Picture Book #Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway