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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

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Resources for Fun, Fresh, and AUDIBLE Audio Books for #AudioBookMonth

June is National #AudiobookMonth and there are lots of reasons to celebrate audiobooks! 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… Read More Resources for Fun, Fresh, and AUDIBLE Audio Books for #AudioBookMonth

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Picture Books that help us Be Kind to Bees

The flowers are blooming happily here in Maryville and of course, that makes the pollinators exceptionally happy as well. Bees play a key role in the productivity of agriculture and the beauty of our world and are responsible for the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers. But our cherished bees are facing peril in… Read More Picture Books that help us Be Kind to Bees

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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