I don’t always appreciate when today’s world tries to put a new spin on something historically “tried and true.” But when it come to offering a Modern Day Retelling of Classic Fairy Tales, I’m all ears! Over the years I’ve been happy to read and review many beautiful children’s book that are fresh new spins… Read More A Modern Way of Retelling Fairy Tales and Classic Children’s Stories
Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There will be crafts, great food, fun, and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just for you. In the Secret Garden, hunger plays an important role. It… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues
Happy Secret Garden Wednesday! If you’ve been following along, the last four Wednesdays have been filled with A Year in the Secret Garden inspired crafts, recipes and nature activities. Traditionally speaking snow days are behind us and so are the comfort foods that go along with chillier weather. In the past when there have been… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding
The air is warm, the grass is springing up nicely and some of my favorite inset friends are making an appearance; bees! They’ve been visiting my garden and they are a welcomed site. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier in the Spring of… Read More Secret Garden Wednesday: Creating a Bee Watering Hole
The air today is filled with the freshness and promise of SPRING. This weather makes me look forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump Into A Book readers loved… Read More Revisiting the Garden-Secret Garden Wednesday Nest-Building Fun
Porridge anyone? If you are laughing and thinking, “HUH?” that’s ok…you’re not alone! Just to quickly recap-every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There’ll be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Porridge Anyone?
Hard to believe it was three years ago that co-author, Marilyn Scott-Waters and I released our much-anticipated book, A Year in the Secret Garden, to a new generation of families THREE years ago! Where does time go? This book came to be because, Marilyn Scott-Waters, a delightfully creative person who also happened to be a… Read More A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged
It is simply amazing to me that we are the homestretch for my #ReadKidsClassics project. It all started back in March of this year. It dawned on me that throughout the years I’ve read old classics, discovered new ones and shared them all here on Jump Into a Book. So my goal became to discover/rediscover classic… Read More #ReadKidsClassics November-Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Welcome to our September installment of the Read Kid’s Classics Challenge! I’m so glad you’re here and I can hardly wait to see what you’re reading as well. As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of children’s classics and over the years my family has actively read old classics and discovered new… Read More From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler-Read Kids Classics
For the past 6 months I’ve been embarking on a personal mission to revisit and re-review some of the many children’s classic books that have graced the shelves of my bookcase for many moons. The desire to do this prompted me to created a monthly re-occurring campaign called #ReadKidsClassics (search this hashtag on Twitter and… Read More Weekend Links: Have You Been Reading Kids’ Classics?