Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. But ask any child about fairies and their eyes will light up with delight and curiosity at the thought of magical little beings inhabiting the surrounding woodlands and hills. But loving fairy lore is not just for kids; some adults think its pretty wonderful… Read More Magical Miniatures | Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens
This particular round-up of book reviews, activities and resources are especially near-and-dear to my heart because I am focusing on the fact that March is Women’s History Month. The 2019 National Women’s History is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice… Read More A Round-up of Activities and Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Do you realize that the average American uses the World Water Day, which occurs on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping… Read More Celebrating World Water Day with H20 For Life + a Booklist for Kids
March is an exciting month filled with all sorts of milestones and observations. From Women’s History Month to Read Across American, there are many reasons and opportunities to discover new Diverse Children’s Books. If you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, teacher, or librarian looking for amazing diverse kidlit recommends to share with your young readers, you… Read More The March #DiverseKidlit Linkup is OPEN!
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!)
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!
“When I was in elementary school, I vividly remember the Scholastic book order form and the excitement I had to put in an order. As the only girl in my class that played sports, I, like most of the boys, gravitated to books about football, hockey, and basketball. But never in the choices listed was… Read More Weekend Links. Books for Sporty Girls and Parents
The first time I was exposed to the term “babymoon,” it was in the form of an explanation from a friend of mine who had gone MIA for 3 months after the birth of her little boy. “Sorry,” she offered. “I’m in my babymoon phase so time has just slipped away from me.” Babymoon? I remember… Read More A family constellation unfolding | BabyMoon by Hayley Barrett
Lucky for us, Chickasaw Press landed on our radar thanks to Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019. The first of Chickasaw’s many wonderful books that we reviewed on JIAB was the advanced diverse chapter book, Chula Fox. Read the full review of this book here. NOW, we are setting our sites on another diverse book from… Read More Chickasaw Astronaut Shares Passion for Space in a Diverse Picture Book
The second month of the New Year may be a short one, but it is chock-full of interesting, important, and thought invoking observances. Some last a week and some are celebrated all month long, but all have some great book-related connections that I’ve love to share with you now. So without further ado, here are some…… Read More Fun February Observances that Make for Great Book Recommends