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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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National Teacher’s Day Books and Freebies for Educators

In many countries, Teachers’ Day (National Teacher Day is May 8th here in the U.S.) is a special day for the appreciation of teachers and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. Teachers give us so much including boosts of confidence (both kids and… Read More National Teacher’s Day Books and Freebies for Educators

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The Audie Awards | Young Listeners, Middle Grade & Young Adult Audiobook finalists 2018

In many cases, 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 of their choosing. For us, car trips or airline travel is… Read More The Audie Awards | Young Listeners, Middle Grade & Young Adult Audiobook finalists 2018

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Every Child a Reader | Children’s Book Week 2018 #CBW18

I’ve always felt that this site and Children’s Book Week (#CBW18) go hand-in-hand. Jump into a Book has great activities for hundreds of books and I’ve hand-crafted each book adventure to instill a love of reading, adventure, and play. Children’s Book Week, created by the non-profit, Every Child a Reader, understands that it is not enough… Read More Every Child a Reader | Children’s Book Week 2018 #CBW18

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Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a classic. I’ve read it to a variety of nieces and nephews throughout the years, and my own children grab it often. Miss Rumphius is an old friend that we go back to again and again. Lately, I’ve noticed some wonder new activities inspired by this wonderful classic so… Read More Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

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Celebrate Diversity Month with Books that Encourage Conversations

April is Celebrate Diversity Month and also an excellent time to discover new reads that foster empathy, increases awareness and encourages authentic conversations. Celebrate Diversity Month, started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all. By celebrating differences and similarities during this month, organizers hope that people will get a deeper understanding… Read More Celebrate Diversity Month with Books that Encourage Conversations

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D.E.A.R. Day #ReadingIdeas | Drop Everything and Read is April 12

It doesn’t take much encouragement for any member of our family to “drop everything and read” and now that all my chicks have grown and “flown the coop,” I have even more time to read! There are many amazing book-related holidays out there and one of my favorite ones is D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read)… Read More D.E.A.R. Day #ReadingIdeas | Drop Everything and Read is April 12