I know you may be thinking, hey, wait! It’s only March! Yes indeed it is but in my world Poetry Month in April is so exciting, we need a whole month to prepare! National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world… Read More April is National Poetry Month! Get a jump start with these creative ideas and resources
Imagine my surprise (and glee!) a few days ago when I noticed that my latest post was actually Jump Into a Book’s 1001 blog post! That’s ONE THOUSAND (plus one) blog posts on books, activities and sharing my love of children’s literature! In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. I’ve been creating unique book… Read More The Top 50 #KidlitBookReviews and Booklists at Jump Into a Book
International Dot Day is something I recently stumbled up and I must say, I was intrigued immediately. International Dot Day (September 15th-ish) was the brainchild of illustrator Peter H. Reynolds who has a mission is to help ALL learners reach their full potential in more creative ways. He has dedicated his life to using the power of… Read More Weekend Links: Are you making your mark? International Dot Day #Makeyourmark
National Happiness Happens Day is observed each year on August 8 and on that day, Happiness is encouraged all day. Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure. Don’t let it pass. A flicker of a giggle should be given its due and should it blossom into full blown happiness, don’t be surprised. It happens!… Read More Happy National Happiness Day! | Can you make the world a Happier place?
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. For Weekend Links… Read More Weekend Links: Resources that can help us support World Water Day
Read Aloud. Change the World. Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud and taking action on behalf of the 758 million people who cannot read. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults to celebrate the power of words. This global literacy movement is about taking action to show the world that the… Read More World Read Aloud Day is February 16, 2017! Let’s Celebrate!
It’s almost #bookgivingday! This fun yearly event will occur on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Valentine’s Day is not the only thing happening on February 14th! Yes we’re giving ourselves a little book love to celebrate International Book Giving Day. International Book Giving Day takes place on February 14th each year. Our aim is to get books… Read More Let’s Get Ready for International Book Giving Day! (2-14-17)
So exciting! My book Dragons Are Real (illustrated by Michael Welply) has been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016! I’ve been asked how this wonderful and vibrant book “came to be.” Dragons are Real started as a chapter book for kids called Elsa’s Dragon. But I “wrote myself into a corner” and couldn’t… Read More Dragons are Real is named to Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of 2016!
As many of you already know, I truly believe books make the best gifts for kids. I think I may have mentioned it a time or two 🙂 So imagine my delight and surprise when I awoke Tuesday morning to a landslide of book orders for my children’s book A Year in the Secret Garden!… Read More Parents everywhere are discovering the joys of A Year in the Secret Garden
LAST DAY! Today (12/5/16) is the last Day of the very special Audrey Press Holiday Book Love Sale! All Audrey Press/Aletha Press children’s and YA books are on sale just in time for Christmas. Remember, giving a young reader a book for Christmas is a gift that they can open again and again. As… Read More Last day to score some kidlit book deals!