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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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Magical Miniatures | Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens

Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. But ask any child about fairies and their eyes will light up with delight and curiosity at the thought of magical little beings inhabiting the surrounding woodlands and hills. But loving fairy lore is not just for kids; some adults think its pretty wonderful… Read More Magical Miniatures | Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens

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Chickasaw Astronaut Shares Passion for Space in a Diverse Picture Book

Lucky for us, Chickasaw Press landed on our radar thanks to Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019.  The first of Chickasaw’s many wonderful books that we reviewed on JIAB was the advanced diverse chapter book, Chula Fox. Read the full review of this book here. NOW, we are setting our sites on another diverse book from… Read More Chickasaw Astronaut Shares Passion for Space in a Diverse Picture Book

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Sweet Soulful Sydney | a Powerful Message of Kindness and Inclusion

If we could give Miriam Azeez points for cuteness and adorability…she’d be off the charts! If we could give her points for creativity and determination, again, it would be off the charts. Mariam is a delightful young Muslim girl who was inspired to create a book with a powerful message about kindness and inclusion. She… Read More Sweet Soulful Sydney | a Powerful Message of Kindness and Inclusion

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5 Reasons Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 will be the best EVER

Happy New Year everyone! As you may know, Jump Into A Book has deep ties to the global online children’s literacy event and non-profit, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). The original creator of Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, is the co-founder of this epic on and offline event and I (Becky Flansburg) have been the… Read More 5 Reasons Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 will be the best EVER

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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