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5 Middle Reader Books for Kids who Love Villains

Who doesn’t love a book with a good-ol-fashion-good-guy-vs-bad-guy theme? Villains are important in books because battling them drives the story, adds an air of suspense and gives the heroes a sense of purpose. Some more memorable villains in books include Cruella deVille, Voldermort, and even The Grinch. We love to hate our villans and cheer like… Read More 5 Middle Reader Books for Kids who Love Villains

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Read*Learn*Participate: 3 ways to help save our Monarchs

The Monarch migration has been going on for thousands of years and is one of the many wonders of our world. And as I type these words, millions and millions of monarch butterflies are migrating as much as 20,000 miles to Mexico for the winter. Monarchs also need our help! In recent decades the Monarch Butterfly… Read More Read*Learn*Participate: 3 ways to help save our Monarchs

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Middle Reader Adventure : Discovering the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series

In the tradition of historic explorer journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook, the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series takes us around the world in grand explorer style. When discovering the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series, you’ll never know where twin brothers Gannon and Wyatt will end up… Read More Middle Reader Adventure : Discovering the Travels with Gannon and Wyatt series

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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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15 Coding Books for Inquisitive Young Minds

A growing number of children’s books authors are using fiction to teach the fundamentals of coding, a trend that has coincided with a push by Silicon Valley to fund and expand technology training in schools. Coding is the little thing that makes software, apps, and websites possible.  In the simplest terms, it’s very specific, step by… Read More 15 Coding Books for Inquisitive Young Minds

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Beautiful Picture Books that Address the Effects of Deforestation on Animals

Teaching children about environmental awareness issues can be challenging, especially when dealing with complex issues. Three new children’s picture books from Happy Fox Box introduce important environmental issues in a gentle fashion. These books captured my heart immediately. Not because they are beautiful picture books, but because they share colorful stories of deforestation and how it affects… Read More Beautiful Picture Books that Address the Effects of Deforestation on Animals

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Weekend Links: A Roundup of Nelson Mandela Booklists

July 18 was Nelson Mandela International Day; a day launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2009, via the unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the… Read More Weekend Links: A Roundup of Nelson Mandela Booklists

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#ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton

When you hear Virginia Lee Burton, the author’s name may bring to mind a well-loved steam shovel and his friend Mike Mulligan… …or a sweet little house… …and a snow plow named Katy. But recently we have stumbled onto two other Virginia Lee Burton books that we just had to share. The Song of Robin… Read More #ReadKidsClassics | Celebrating Author Virginia Lee Burton

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Weekend Links: Books, Observances and Activities that help us love June

So much going on in June! Festivities! Planting! Reading! Acknowledging! Listening! This sixth month of 2018 is filled with so much book-related goodness that I’m not sure I can cram it all into one blog post. Here are some highlights to check out during the merry month of June. June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth and here are… Read More Weekend Links: Books, Observances and Activities that help us love June