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Paper Cranes and Kidlit Origami Books for World Origami Day

Today is World Origami Day! In case you are not entirely sure what exactly that is (or what it means), here’s a little backstory. In September 2005, OrigamiUSA suggested the idea of celebrating October 24th as a special origami day to celebrate the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), co-founder of OrigamiUSA as well as the… Read More Paper Cranes and Kidlit Origami Books for World Origami Day

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Organizations and Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals

Animals in the wild, especially ones that are at great risk and endangered don’t have a voice. We need to be their voice. And here’s how we can help. Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel What caught my eye instantly with Hello Hello was that there is a Pangolin on the… Read More Organizations and Books that Speak Up For Endangered Animals

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A Picture Book about Pediatric Heart Conditions, Courage and Love

There are so many lovely picture books available these days that help young readers understand empathy and the courageous struggles that go along with being someone who is “different.” A Heart’s Journey Home: The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear, however, is the first picture book I’ve read about pediatric heart conditions that helps kids understand… Read More A Picture Book about Pediatric Heart Conditions, Courage and Love

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Jump Into a Book is a CoHost for MCBD2019!

The team at JIAB is excited to announce that we get to be a CoHost for the much-anticipated Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) 2019 (1/25/19)! This is a huge honor and we couldn’t be more excited! MCBD is a non-profit that works with authors to get their books reviewed during our online event and also… Read More Jump Into a Book is a CoHost for MCBD2019!

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A Fun Fox Gift Guide for Kids (and maybe Adults too)

Gift shopping can be fun; especially shopping for kids.  And there’s a segment of the population that doesn’t mind hunting for the perfect gift for the youngsters on their list in the crushing of herds of frothing-for-holiday-deal shoppers. And then there is the type of consumer (:: sneaks hand up::) that prefers shopping intentionally, calmly,… Read More A Fun Fox Gift Guide for Kids (and maybe Adults too)

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Otter Ecology Project | Little Otter Learns to Swim

Loving and protecting our world’s nature and animal resources has always been something that is near-and-dear to our hearts here at Jump Into A Book. When we think of otters, the words that oftentimes pop into our minds are things like “cute,” “playful,” “graceful,” or “mischievous.” But usually the word “endangered” doesn’t come to mind. … Read More Otter Ecology Project | Little Otter Learns to Swim

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Weekend Links: Resources and Storytelling Books for Kids

As long as there have been people, there have been stories When we heard the word “storytelling” oftentimes the first thing that comes to mind is an evening sitting around a campfire listening to our elders tell tales of their life. Though that often the case, kids can be amazing storytellers too and this is… Read More Weekend Links: Resources and Storytelling Books for Kids

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Activities, Resources and Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month

October is Family History Month! The following roundup is not only some excellent Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month but crafts, activities, and resources for discovering more of our family’s stories and legacies. Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month Sharing Family Memories with Nanna’s Button Tin -(Plus some super-cute button jar activities from Babies2Bookworms) Catherine’s… Read More Activities, Resources and Kidlit Books Celebrating Family History Month

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The Saint Nicholas Day Snow picture book (and cookie recipes!)

Guest post by Charlotte Riggle Most folks know St. Nicholas from Clement Clark Moore’s “Night before Christmas.” In that nineteenth-century poem, the saint is a jolly old elf. And many families love celebrating the magic of this St. Nicholas. They love sending wish lists to the North Pole. They love the reindeer, the sleigh loaded… Read More The Saint Nicholas Day Snow picture book (and cookie recipes!)

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Weekend Links: A Roundup of Diverse Graphic Novels for Kids

Some may think that graphic novels are no more than a glorified comic book. We have to disagree. But first, what is a graphic novel? Wikipedia describes it best as “a book made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes… Read More Weekend Links: A Roundup of Diverse Graphic Novels for Kids