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Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a classic. I’ve read it to a variety of nieces and nephews throughout the years, and my own children grab it often. Miss Rumphius is an old friend that we go back to again and again. Lately, I’ve noticed some wonder new activities inspired by this wonderful classic so… Read More Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

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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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Weekend Links: Links that help us give Mother Earth break

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my chance to share the best-of-the-best thanks to my online travels of the course of the week. This week has been filled with wonderful booklists and activities surrounding loving and celebrating our Earth and all that inhabit it. Here are some of my top picks this week. Earth Day… Read More Weekend Links: Links that help us give Mother Earth break

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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 

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D.E.A.R. Day #ReadingIdeas | Drop Everything and Read is April 12

It doesn’t take much encouragement for any member of our family to “drop everything and read” and now that all my chicks have grown and “flown the coop,” I have even more time to read! There are many amazing book-related holidays out there and one of my favorite ones is D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read)… Read More D.E.A.R. Day #ReadingIdeas | Drop Everything and Read is April 12

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April Showers Bring May Flowers (and lots of #Booklists!)

Do you remember hearing the childhood rhyme, “April Showers Bring May Flowers?” The reality is that April showers DO bring spring May flowers and, to me, the underlying message is abundance. So, whether we are talking flowers or unique holidays, there is much to celebrate in April. Here are the sweetness/highlights/hints of what is yet to come… Read More April Showers Bring May Flowers (and lots of #Booklists!)

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Discover what Hidden Dangers lurk in this new #PictureBook from Chronicle!

They creep. They slither. They gallop, fly and swim. The world’s deadliest creatures can be hard to spot unless you are right on top of them! Author Lola M. Schaefer and illustrator, Tymn Armstrong explore 13 of the world’s deadliest creatures in the vibrant new picture book, Hidden Dangers published by Chronicle Books. About Hidden Dangers… Read More Discover what Hidden Dangers lurk in this new #PictureBook from Chronicle!

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Weekend Links | Picture Books About FOOD

Food. Who doesn’t love it? Not only do we love to eat it, kids love to read about and books about food can open up a discussion about healthy eating, introduce young readers to other cultures and traditions…or just be fun reads! This week during my online travels I have come across many amazing books… Read More Weekend Links | Picture Books About FOOD