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Help us celebrate The Circus Thief by Alane Adams (+a #Giveaway!)

Popcorn, peanuts, music, jugglers, animals, rides, and games. All things that make the circus the circus! Imagine living in the 1920’s when a dollar was A LOT of money…almost too much for Papa to let young Georgie and his buddy Harley go and see the sights, sounds and smells when the circus came to town.… Read More Help us celebrate The Circus Thief by Alane Adams (+a #Giveaway!)

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Quirky National Holidays you can Celebrate with Kids’ Books

Recently, I stumbled upon a marketing article about the fact that holidays are the best time to sell/celebrate children’s books.  As an author, I know this for a fact but I also know the major gift-buying holidays like Christmas and Easters tend to be a busy and noisy place online! Then is happened upon the site… Read More Quirky National Holidays you can Celebrate with Kids’ Books

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5 Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers

I’ve always been attracted to books that share the life and accomplishments of this world’s unsung heroes and heroines. I also think it’s important for kids to read about the lives of extraordinary people through biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Their stories not only share information but inspire and challenge readers as well. One of the many… Read More 5 Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers

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Middle Reader Adventure : Discovering the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series

In the tradition of historic explorer journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook, the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series takes us around the world in grand explorer style. When discovering the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series, you’ll never know where twin brothers Gannon and Wyatt will end up… Read More Middle Reader Adventure : Discovering the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series

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Weekend Links: A Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids

When Jump Into a Book gets sent nonfiction children’s biographies,  I always try to read them with a few things in mind;  good writing, historical accuracy, and an informative story woven in a way that makes us want to keep reading and learning! I know I am not alone in this thought process either so,… Read More Weekend Links: A Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids

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Big Books about Big Bears (A Bear-y Good Bear Booklist for Kids!)

**A huge THANK YOU to the Ortners and Jane Yolen for their partnership on these reviews** Last week, as I sat at my desk and observed the ever-growing pile of books to be reviewed, I noticed something. I noticed something BIG. The word “BIG” in fact on a handful of the beautiful children’s picture books… Read More Big Books about Big Bears (A Bear-y Good Bear Booklist for Kids!)

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August Kidlit Book Giveaway from Jump Into a Book!

**A huge “thank you” to Zonderkidz, Happy Fox, Chronicle Books and Mokum Media for partnering with me on this giveaway!** When you have too many beautiful children’s books…you give them away! Reviewing and sharing the beauty of these great books makes me happy, but what really makes my heart sing is giving them away! Enter to… Read More August Kidlit Book Giveaway from Jump Into a Book!

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Weekend Links: #Kidlit Books about Endangered Animals

What if our world had no more beautiful pandas to appreciate? What if the only elephants and white rhinos on the earth were the ones left in zoos? What if our tropical rainforests disappeared and took all of the unique and precious wildlife with it? Unfortunately, this is not pretend thinking. All of this things… Read More Weekend Links: #Kidlit Books about Endangered Animals