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June Picture Book #Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway

My desk is currently piled with lovely, charming and colorful children’s picture books that I can’t wait to review.  So what do you do when you have accumulated too many beautiful children’s books? Reviewing and sharing the beauty of these great books makes me happy, but what really makes my heart sing is giving them away!… Read More June Picture Book #Kidlit Book Bundle Giveaway

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Read, Read, and Read | When a Mom, a Tween and a Boxer dog create a Picture Book

The moment I laid eyes on this book, I knew it was special. The book had a whimsical, classic and “keepsake” feel to the cover, binding, and pages. Before I even opened the cover and read the story I knew it would be the kind of  book that would capture the hearts of those who… Read More Read, Read, and Read | When a Mom, a Tween and a Boxer dog create a Picture Book

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The Secret of the Stairs | A Robbie Raines Mystery #MKBSummerReading

When I first laid eyes on, The Secret of the Stairs, I was transported back to my love of Nancy Drew Mysteries. Action-packed and full of twists and turns, this delightful diverse chapter book will keep young readers mesmerized from beginning to end! The Secret of the Stairs Robbie Raines is an inquisitive eleven-year-old African-American girl… Read More The Secret of the Stairs | A Robbie Raines Mystery #MKBSummerReading

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Resources for Fun, Fresh, and AUDIBLE Audio Books for #AudioBookMonth

June is National #AudiobookMonth and there are lots of reasons to celebrate audiobooks! Audiobooks have proven successful in providing a way for young readers to access literature and enjoy books. Kids that struggle with reading may discover a renewed interest in fiction and non-fiction if they are able to listen to a story on the device… Read More Resources for Fun, Fresh, and AUDIBLE Audio Books for #AudioBookMonth

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Picture Books that help us Be Kind to Bees

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

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The Year the Swallows Came Early | A #Kidlitbook that proves that Love gets us through the hard times

Strawberries and summer go hand-in-hand and my family has been munching on these fresh delights on a regular basis. It’s ironic that May is National Strawberry Month! It also made me recall a book that touched my heart not all that long ago. The Year the Swallows Came Early This is a book about life… Read More The Year the Swallows Came Early | A #Kidlitbook that proves that Love gets us through the hard times

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Weekend Links: Animal Picture Books With Crazy, Courageous Critters

I seem to have an animal theme going these days when it comes to JIAB book reviews! From defiant Tiny Shrimp to wayward turtles, Jump Into a Book has discovered some delightfully wonderful Animal Picture Books with Crazy, Courageous Critters. Here are a few of our favorite book reviews. For parents still in the toddler/early… Read More Weekend Links: Animal Picture Books With Crazy, Courageous Critters

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Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru… Read More Books for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

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Howl Like a Wolf! Nature Education through Creative Play #bookreview

I love books that inspire play and imagination with a dash of nature as well! Howl Like a Wolf! by Kathleen Yale is a perfect example of an interactive picture book for young readers. Climb inside the minds of animals through creative play! Howl like a Wolf! introduces kids to the fascinating behaviors and habits of some of their… Read More Howl Like a Wolf! Nature Education through Creative Play #bookreview