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Learning about diverse cultures: The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear

“On an ever-shrinking planet, cultural diversity and respect are becoming more prominent topics every day. We strive for a world where children will feel safe sharing their diversity and uniqueness because they accept others with respect and kindness.” Joy Sun Bear has been delighting and teaching young fans and parents about diverse cultures for years.… Read More Learning about diverse cultures: The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear

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A #MGbook for Rick Riordan fans: The Storm Runner (+ a Giveaway!)

Just released from Rick Riordan’s imprint, The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes does not disappoint and lives up to the imprint name! I’m so happy to be partnering with the Disney Book Group for this amazing giveaway. The Storm Runner- The Runner Novel: Book 1 Let me start by saying that The Storm Runner hits… Read More A #MGbook for Rick Riordan fans: The Storm Runner (+ a Giveaway!)

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14 #Kidlit and #YA Books for National Hispanic Heritage Month

September is a month packed with so many important events, remembrances and National observations. One important one here is Jump Into A Book is National Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 to October 15, these 30 days are a prime opportunity to honor and celebrate Latino and Hispanic cultures, heritages, and contributions in America.   Arturo… Read More 14 #Kidlit and #YA Books for National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Help us celebrate The Circus Thief by Alane Adams (+a #Giveaway!)

Popcorn, peanuts, music, jugglers, animals, rides, and games. All things that make the circus the circus! Imagine living in the 1920’s when a dollar was A LOT of money…almost too much for Papa to let young Georgie and his buddy Harley go and see the sights, sounds and smells when the circus came to town.… Read More Help us celebrate The Circus Thief by Alane Adams (+a #Giveaway!)

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Why a Butterfly is Patient (and tips for creating your own Butterfly Garden!)

Today as we were walking on the greenbelt near our home we saw the most beautiful sight; monarch butterflies getting ready to depart for the season. For years now we’ve participated in Journey North and their Monarch Butterfly research. As we watch the monarchs hatch from their cocoons and make their way north towards us,… Read More Why a Butterfly is Patient (and tips for creating your own Butterfly Garden!)

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Quirky National Holidays you can Celebrate with Kids’ Books

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

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5 Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers

I’ve always been attracted to books that share the life and accomplishments of this world’s unsung heroes and heroines. I also think it’s important for kids to read about the lives of extraordinary people through biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Their stories not only share information but inspire and challenge readers as well. One of the many… Read More 5 Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers

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Weekend Links: A Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids

When Jump Into a Book gets sent nonfiction children’s biographies,  I always try to read them with a few things in mind;  good writing, historical accuracy, and an informative story woven in a way that makes us want to keep reading and learning! I know I am not alone in this thought process either so,… Read More Weekend Links: A Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids

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Big Books about Big Bears (A Bear-y Good Bear Booklist for Kids!)

**A huge THANK YOU to the Ortners and Jane Yolen for their partnership on these reviews** Last week, as I sat at my desk and observed the ever-growing pile of books to be reviewed, I noticed something. I noticed something BIG. The word “BIG” in fact on a handful of the beautiful children’s picture books… Read More Big Books about Big Bears (A Bear-y Good Bear Booklist for Kids!)