Adventures, Book Pilgrimage, Books Into Movies, Something To Do

Book Pilgrimage | Discovering Harry Potter’s Scotland

Tweet: May your books open doors to wandering paths and may you find them always.-Author Valarie Budayr @JumpIntoABook1 On September 2nd it was back to Hogwarts Day It’s a special day when all of the wizarding students take that very famous train back to their beloved school. Just like those very famous Hogwarts students, I… Read More Book Pilgrimage | Discovering Harry Potter’s Scotland

A Year in the Secret Garden, Adventures, Something To Do

Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A… Read More Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

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Oh, The Places We Shall Read {Creating a Special Reading Place}

It would not be an understatement to say that we are a family who loves books. For many generations it has been that way. My great-grandfather boasted of reading the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, 4 different editions throughout his life. My mother used the grocery money she saved by using coupons to buy leather bound editions… Read More Oh, The Places We Shall Read {Creating a Special Reading Place}

Adventures, Summer Reading Book Adventures

The Fox Diaries: How It All Began (And the Newest Chapter in the Fox Saga!)

WOW, what a busy month it’s been so far! As you all know we were excited to be a part of Mother Daughter Book Reviews celebration during Children’s Book Week, and part of that celebration was to have a giveaway right here on JIAB. Readers were encouraged to enter-to-win my book The Fox Diaries: The… Read More The Fox Diaries: How It All Began (And the Newest Chapter in the Fox Saga!)

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March 1st is NEA’s Read Across America Day!

Happy Read Across America Day!! What does that mean? Well here’s an excerpt from NEA’s website: NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. NEA’s Read Across America also… Read More March 1st is NEA’s Read Across America Day!