Many of us dream of downsizing and “living simple,” but one former paralegal has actively made that dream a reality. Living the tiny house lifestyle led to many positive connections, experiences, and adventures. And little did author B.A. Norrgard know, it would lead to a children’s book as well! The idea for a picture book… Read More A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!
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
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
This particular round-up of book reviews, activities and resources are especially near-and-dear to my heart because I am focusing on the fact that March is Women’s History Month. The 2019 National Women’s History is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice… Read More A Round-up of Activities and Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month
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
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
Ever wanted to possess a superpower? To be able to be swim like a fish, know what people were thinking or see into the future? If that’s the case (I’m talking to the adults too!) then check out DC Super Hero Girls newest graphic novel, Search for Atlantis! Search for Atlantis introduces several iconic DC… Read More A brand new Graphic Novel from the DC Super Hero Girls!
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
**A huge “thank you” to Zonderkidz for partnering with me for this review!** Baby “anything” is always enough to melt someone’s heart. But baby hippos? Show-stoppers! That’s why I was so thrilled to receive a copy of the new picture book about Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo who captured hearts around the world with… Read More Fiona the Hippo and Fiona’s Pool Party + Giveaway!
I adore middle reader books that not only tell an amazing story but also shine the spotlight on a unique tradition, culture or religion. Aru Shah and the End of Time is one such diverse middle reader book! AND, if you enjoy books like Percy Jackson or Dasgupta’s Serpent Secret, then this is a series… Read More Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Diverse Middle Reader book that dives into Hindu Mythology