Greetings! It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school has ended and the concerns of “summer reading slide” have started. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the issue of learning or reading… Read More Summer Reading – Great Middle Reader Books to Add to Your Summer Shelf
Happy NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY! National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd. This food holiday is a classic favorite of many. The average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. Even as an adult, on days when… Read More Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter
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
Antarctica is a continent that has intrigued us for as long as we can remember. The mysteries are endless! What lives there? How does one survive there? Do they have any seasons? It’s also a land of complex explorations and discoveries. Though few have made it to Antarctica, the ones who have, had to endure much… Read More Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!
“When I was in elementary school, I vividly remember the Scholastic book order form and the excitement I had to put in an order. As the only girl in my class that played sports, I, like most of the boys, gravitated to books about football, hockey, and basketball. But never in the choices listed was… Read More Weekend Links. Books for Sporty Girls and Parents
The second month of the New Year may be a short one, but it is chock-full of interesting, important, and thought invoking observances. Some last a week and some are celebrated all month long, but all have some great book-related connections that I’ve love to share with you now. So without further ado, here are some…… Read More Fun February Observances that Make for Great Book Recommends
Just as we are gathering our thoughts from the wildly successful Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter that occurred on 1/25/19, another amazing kidlit Twitter Party opportunity has presented itself! World Read Aloud Day 2019 World Read Aloud Day 2019 (#WorldReadAloudDay) is just around the corner! Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud… Read More World Read Aloud Day 2019 Twitter Party!
As you may know, Jump Into A Book has deep ties to the global online children’s literacy event and non-profit, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). The original creator of Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, is the co-founder of this epic on and offline event and I (Becky Flansburg) have been the Project Manager of this… Read More Zero Cost Diverse Book Reviews, Resources and Recommends #MCBD2019
Winter Solstice is a moment when the earth’s tilt causes the shortest day and longest night of the year. Since pagan days, it has traditionally meant the “year as reborn,” with ancient (and modern) Scandinavians fusing it into the longer Jul (or Yule) season. The Winter Solstice is also known as the shortest day and… Read More 7 Sweet Winter Solstice Kidlit Books and Activities
There is something about December that has us running for our favorites of everything and that includes books. Chiller temps, warm socks and family snuggle time makes books that highlight the season even more special. Lesser-Known Kidlit Books that Celebrate Winter Eleven award-winning holiday stories from nine authors fill the pages of Winter Wonder. Winter Wonder brings… Read More 7 Lesser-Known Kidlit Books that Celebrate Winter