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Get a Sneak Peek at DC Comic’s new middle grade graphic novel!

How do you get kids to read? Give them something they want to read about, like superheroes. And graphic novels. At the height of my tween’s “reluctant reader” phase, I could always get her to be interested in a graphic novels. Graphic novels that really appeal to kids of all ages are becoming easier and… Read More Get a Sneak Peek at DC Comic’s new middle grade graphic novel!

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Weekend Links: Book-Inspired Cookies Around the World

What does this time of year make me think of? COOKIES! Baking cookies, eating cookies, researching new cookie recipes so I bake them and eat them… You get the point 🙂 And the really fun piece of this adventure is that there are wonderful cookie recipes and activities that inspired by children’s books. That’s what… Read More Weekend Links: Book-Inspired Cookies Around the World

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Giggles and Joy Series: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids

Being a kid can be tough. All those different thoughts and emotions going on and not knowing how to interpret them. Well, that’s all about to change with Ariane de Bonvoisin’s remarkable new children’s series! I’ve found myself more draw to books lately that are deeper than the normal fluff of bunnies, kites, and burping frogs… Read More Giggles and Joy Series: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids

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An Exceptional Opportunity for Authors and Book Reviewers

It’s hard to believe our 6th Multicultural Children’s Book Day online and offline celebration is less than two months away and it all began as a desire to right a wrong in the children’s book industry. Back in 2013, the original founder of  Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, and fellow mom/book lover Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom… Read More An Exceptional Opportunity for Authors and Book Reviewers

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The Story of the Moonbeam Book Awards (and a very special winner!)

The Story of the Moonbeam Book Awards Guest Post by Amy Shamroe “Celebrating youthful curiosity, discovery and learning through books and reading.” – Moonbeam Awards Motto   Each year in January, booksellers and those in publishing note and celebrate the finest in children’s books. In 1922, the American Library Association began recognizing the contribution of children’s literature… Read More The Story of the Moonbeam Book Awards (and a very special winner!)

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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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Organizations and Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals

Animals in the wild, especially ones that are at great risk and endangered don’t have a voice. We need to be their voice. And here’s how we can help. Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel What caught my eye instantly with Hello Hello was that there is a Pangolin on the… Read More Organizations and Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals

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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