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Read Your World with Celebrate Holi With Me! {+a Giveaway}

As the festival of Holi approaches, curiosity inspired us to reach out to author Shoumi Sen for some thoughts on this Indian celebration and the scoop on her beautiful diverse picture book, Celebrate Holi With Me! Also called the Festival of Colors, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, on the last full moon… Read More Read Your World with Celebrate Holi With Me! {+a Giveaway}

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Magical Miniatures | Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens

Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. But ask any child about fairies and their eyes will light up with delight and curiosity at the thought of magical little beings inhabiting the surrounding woodlands and hills. But loving fairy lore is not just for kids; some adults think its pretty wonderful… Read More Magical Miniatures | Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens

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5 Picture Books about Astronauts and Space (and a rocket craft!)

The world is a place to be explored. And that include the places way, way, way high in the sky! Here are 5 Out-of-the-World Picture Books about Astronauts for young readers. Let the pretend play begin! Picture Books about Astronauts and Space Travel Finn’s Rocket by Serena Schreiber In Finn’s Rocket, Finn and his little Sister… Read More 5 Picture Books about Astronauts and Space (and a rocket craft!)

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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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A Picture Book about Pediatric Heart Conditions, Courage and Love

There are so many lovely picture books available these days that help young readers understand empathy and the courageous struggles that go along with being someone who is “different.” A Heart’s Journey Home: The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear, however, is the first picture book I’ve read about pediatric heart conditions that helps kids understand… Read More A Picture Book about Pediatric Heart Conditions, Courage and Love

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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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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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August Kidlit Book Giveaway from Jump Into a Book!

**A huge “thank you” to Zonderkidz, Happy Fox, Chronicle Books and Mokum Media for partnering with me on this giveaway!** When you have too many beautiful children’s books…you give them away! Reviewing and sharing the beauty of these great books makes me happy, but what really makes my heart sing is giving them away! Enter to… Read More August Kidlit Book Giveaway from Jump Into a Book!

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Read, Read, and Read | When a Mom, a Tween and a Boxer dog create a Picture Book

The moment I laid eyes on this book, I knew it was special. The book had a whimsical, classic and “keepsake” feel to the cover, binding, and pages. Before I even opened the cover and read the story I knew it would be the kind of  book that would capture the hearts of those who… Read More Read, Read, and Read | When a Mom, a Tween and a Boxer dog create a Picture Book

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Authors, Books and Festivities for Read Across America Day!

During my morning coffee-and-Twitter ritual, this particular tweet caught my eye and gave me a moment of, “Holy cow! Read Across American Day is coming!” Time to share all of the Authors, Books, and Festivities for Read Across America Day. @courtenayfletcher rolled out this new illustration in honor of Read Across America Day, coming up on… Read More Authors, Books and Festivities for Read Across America Day!