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7 Sweet Winter Solstice Kidlit Books and Activities

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

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7 Lesser-Known Kidlit Books that Celebrate Winter

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

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Giggles and Joy Series: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids

Being a kid can be tough. All those different thoughts and emotions going on and not knowing how to interpret them. Well, that’s all about to change with Ariane de Bonvoisin’s remarkable new children’s series! I’ve found myself more draw to books lately that are deeper than the normal fluff of bunnies, kites, and burping frogs… Read More Giggles and Joy Series: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids

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Otter Ecology Project | Little Otter Learns to Swim

Loving and protecting our world’s nature and animal resources has always been something that is near-and-dear to our hearts here at Jump Into A Book. When we think of otters, the words that oftentimes pop into our minds are things like “cute,” “playful,” “graceful,” or “mischievous.” But usually the word “endangered” doesn’t come to mind. … Read More Otter Ecology Project | Little Otter Learns to Swim

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Activities, Resources and Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month

October is Family History Month! The following roundup is not only some excellent Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month but crafts, activities, and resources for discovering more of our family’s stories and legacies. Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month Sharing Family Memories with Nanna’s Button Tin -(Plus some super-cute button jar activities from Babies2Bookworms) Catherine’s… Read More Activities, Resources and Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month

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Weekend Links: A Roundup of Diverse Graphic Novels for Kids

Some may think that graphic novels are no more than a glorified comic book. We have to disagree. But first, what is a graphic novel? Wikipedia describes it best as “a book made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes… Read More Weekend Links: A Roundup of Diverse Graphic Novels for Kids

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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