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Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school will be ending soon and the concerns of “summer reading slide” with be on every parent’s mind. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the… Read More Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

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Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave

Tuntun… it’s much more than a book. It’s a fun story with colorful illustrations that promote inclusion, it’s a vibrant picture book that invites young readers to be brave. The book is an adventure full of action, about a giant pink elephant who lives in Africa, but at the end, readers discover that almost all… Read More Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave

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Sharing the Life Journeys of 3 Amazing Women Writers

{Guest post from author, Julie K. Rubini} The voice of justice in the world of sports. The most honored author of children’s literature. The original Nancy Drew ghostwriter. I have had the honor of sharing the life journeys of these three amazing women writers through the Biographies for Young Readers published by Ohio University Press.… Read More Sharing the Life Journeys of 3 Amazing Women Writers

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Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter

Happy NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY! National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd.  This food holiday is a classic favorite of many.  The average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. Even as an adult, on days when… Read More Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter

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Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

Kids need to see picture books that represent diverse people, cultures, places, and experiences. Jump Into a book is passionate about this fact so we were delighted to be asked by Mascot Books to take a look at a new diverse picture book that lets reader’s see the world through the eyes of a young… Read More Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

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A Diverse Picture Book Review: Nonni’s Moon by Julia Inserro

Guest post by Jolie Valentine-Field Elementary School Library Thank you to Julia Inserro, the author of the new picture book, Nonni’s Moon, for gifting Field Elementary Library with a review copy.  Nonni’s Moon is written by Julia Inserro and illustrated by Lucy Smith, published by Julia Inserro. This is a picture book about a young… Read More A Diverse Picture Book Review: Nonni’s Moon by Julia Inserro

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Raise brave + adventurous kids | The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia

The Scandinavian countries are filled with whimsy and wonder. They are also exceptionally appealing to this Nordic mom! Taking kids on an adventure to the beautiful countryside of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden is not in the budget (yet) for our family, but the magical travelogue of  The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia is a… Read More Raise brave + adventurous kids | The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia

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Read Your World with Celebrate Holi With Me! {+a Giveaway}

As the festival of Holi approaches, curiosity inspired us to reach out to author Shoumi Sen for some thoughts on this Indian celebration and the scoop on her beautiful diverse picture book, Celebrate Holi With Me! Also called the Festival of Colors, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, on the last full moon… Read More Read Your World with Celebrate Holi With Me! {+a Giveaway}