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Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams | A Read Your World Book Review

As an adult, have you ever resisted sleep because there were just too many exciting things going on? If you are a parent of young kids, we all know what the answer would be to that question! And the tiny black bear, Lump Lump, is no different than the average child when it comes to… Read More Lump Lump and the Blanket of Dreams | A Read Your World Book Review

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MVP Kids® and the Help Me Understand™ series | Read Your World

Bright, colorful, timely and high-quality. All are words I would use to describe the vast catalog of diverse kidlit offerings from MVP Kids. “Our mission is to inspire an honorable character in young men and women through healthy mentoring relationships, preparing Real MVP Kids® to live responsible and meaningful lives.” I came across MVP Kids®   several years… Read More MVP Kids® and the Help Me Understand™ series | Read Your World

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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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The First #DiverseKidLit Link Up of the New Year!

Welcome to the first #DiverseKidLit of 2019!  If you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, teacher, or librarian looking for amazing diverse kidlit recommends to share with your young readers, you will love this recurring monthly resource of diverse book reviews. If you are a book reviewer, please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as… Read More The First #DiverseKidLit Link Up of the New Year!

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Chula The Fox | A Chickasaw Boy’s Journey {Diverse Chapter Book}

At first glance, I guessed this story would be a fox…the fuzzy red kind. But as I immersed myself in this intense diverse chapter book, I was fascinated by the world of the Chickasaw Indians and their struggled to live and survive in the most turbulent of primitive times. Chula The Fox | A Chickasaw… Read More Chula The Fox | A Chickasaw Boy’s Journey {Diverse Chapter Book}

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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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7 Sweet Winter Solstice Kidlit Books and Activities

Winter Solstice is a moment when the earth’s tilt causes the shortest day and longest night of the year. Since pagan days, it has traditionally meant the “year as reborn,” with ancient (and modern) Scandinavians fusing it into the longer Jul (or Yule) season. The Winter Solstice is also known as the shortest day and… Read More 7 Sweet Winter Solstice Kidlit Books and Activities

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7 Lesser-Known Kidlit Books that Celebrate Winter

There is something about December that has us running for our favorites of everything and that includes books. Chiller temps, warm socks and family snuggle time makes books that highlight the season even more special. Lesser-Known Kidlit Books that Celebrate Winter Eleven award-winning holiday stories from nine authors fill the pages of Winter Wonder. Winter Wonder brings… Read More 7 Lesser-Known Kidlit Books that Celebrate Winter

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Get a Sneak Peek at DC Comic’s new middle grade graphic novel!

How do you get kids to read? Give them something they want to read about, like superheroes. And graphic novels. At the height of my tween’s “reluctant reader” phase, I could always get her to be interested in a graphic novels. Graphic novels that really appeal to kids of all ages are becoming easier and… Read More Get a Sneak Peek at DC Comic’s new middle grade graphic novel!

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Weekend Links: Book-Inspired Cookies Around the World

What does this time of year make me think of? COOKIES! Baking cookies, eating cookies, researching new cookie recipes so I bake them and eat them… You get the point 🙂 And the really fun piece of this adventure is that there are wonderful cookie recipes and activities that inspired by children’s books. That’s what… Read More Weekend Links: Book-Inspired Cookies Around the World