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Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school will be ending soon and the concerns of “summer reading slide” with be on every parent’s mind. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the… Read More Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

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Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

Kids need to see picture books that represent diverse people, cultures, places, and experiences. Jump Into a book is passionate about this fact so we were delighted to be asked by Mascot Books to take a look at a new diverse picture book that lets reader’s see the world through the eyes of a young… Read More Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

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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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Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!

Antarctica is a continent that has intrigued us for as long as we can remember. The mysteries are endless! What lives there? How does one survive there? Do they have any seasons? It’s also a land of complex explorations and discoveries. Though few have made it to Antarctica, the ones who have, had to endure much… Read More Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!

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5 Reasons Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 will be the best EVER

Happy New Year everyone! As you may know, Jump Into A Book has deep ties to the global online children’s literacy event and non-profit, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). The original creator of Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, is the co-founder of this epic on and offline event and I (Becky Flansburg) have been the… Read More 5 Reasons Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 will be the best EVER

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A Kidlit book in 18 languages: Womagis-A Word Magician Around the World

It’s hard to believe that December is slipping away and in the not-too-distant future, we will be welcoming in a brand new year. December is also pretty much a blur because of the planning and million moving parts that is this globally-known online (and offline!) celebration know as Multicultural Children’s Book Day. It’s hard work,… Read More A Kidlit book in 18 languages: Womagis-A Word Magician Around the World

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Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen

A new type of queen has entered the realm! Let’s hear it for Shelly Bean the Sports Queen! Thanks to author Shelly Boyum-Breen for giving me a review copy of this fine book. Shelly Bean the Sports Queen and the Brave Swim, is a read which pushes us to our limits and bravery of trying… Read More Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen

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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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Wally the Wayward Sea Turtle: A #PictureBook About Choices, Mistakes, and Saving Grace 

When it comes to reviewing quality picture books here at Jump Into a Book, nothing makes me happier than to find a beautiful one with an equally beautiful and relevant message. This is the case with Wally the Wayward Sea Turtle: A Story About Choices, Mistakes, and Saving Grace by Laura Joy Pewitt. The story is… Read More Wally the Wayward Sea Turtle: A #PictureBook About Choices, Mistakes, and Saving Grace