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
Providing books and activities for kids that support STEM and STEAM is a big deal these days. But first, what is STEM and STEAM? STEM: STEM is an educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering, and math. It is meant to be a comprehensive approach; instead of teaching each subject separately, educators aim to incorporate some or… Read More Weekend Links: A round-up of STEM and STEAM Books for Kids!
Kids should be getting outside, exploring their world, reading books, and every else like that to live a balanced life. It’s a tough balance. We want them to be outside soaking up the sun’s vitamins, but we also want to keep their minds stimulated and active. And we all know, if given the choice, our… Read More Summer Reading with STEM Activity Books from QuartoKids
The flowers are blooming happily here in Maryville and of course, that makes the pollinators exceptionally happy as well. Bees play a key role in the productivity of agriculture and the beauty of our world and are responsible for the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers. But our cherished bees are facing peril in… Read More Picture Books that help us Be Kind to Bees
A new type of queen has entered the realm! Let’s hear it for Shelly Bean the Sports Queen! Thanks to author Shelly Boyum-Breen for giving me a review copy of this fine book. Shelly Bean the Sports Queen and the Brave Swim, is a read which pushes us to our limits and bravery of trying… Read More Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen