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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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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