When Jump Into a Book gets sent nonfiction children’s biographies, I always try to read them with a few things in mind; good writing, historical accuracy, and an informative story woven in a way that makes us want to keep reading and learning! I know I am not alone in this thought process either so,… Read More Weekend Links: A Round-up of Non-fiction Biographies for Kids
What if our world had no more beautiful pandas to appreciate? What if the only elephants and white rhinos on the earth were the ones left in zoos? What if our tropical rainforests disappeared and took all of the unique and precious wildlife with it? Unfortunately, this is not pretend thinking. All of this things… Read More Weekend Links: #Kidlit Books about Endangered Animals
Providing books and activities for kids that support STEM and STEAM is a big deal these days. But first, what is STEM and STEAM? STEM: STEM is an educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering, and math. It is meant to be a comprehensive approach; instead of teaching each subject separately, educators aim to incorporate some or… Read More Weekend Links: A round-up of STEM and STEAM Books for Kids!
July 18 was Nelson Mandela International Day; a day launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2009, via the unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the… Read More Weekend Links: A Roundup of Nelson Mandela Booklists
Summer has been speeding by, but I’ve been so delightfully busy with both of my businesses, Jump Into a Book (JIAB) and Audrey Press Publishing, that I’ve had little time to stop and smell the flowers! So before I pause for a little deserved “downtime,” I wanted to share some of the amazing projects I’ve… Read More Weekend Links | New Reviews and Launches from Jump Into a Book and Audrey Press Books!
So much going on in June! Festivities! Planting! Reading! Acknowledging! Listening! This sixth month of 2018 is filled with so much book-related goodness that I’m not sure I can cram it all into one blog post. Here are some highlights to check out during the merry month of June. June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth and here are… Read More Weekend Links: Books, Observances and Activities that help us love June
I seem to have an animal theme going these days when it comes to JIAB book reviews! From defiant Tiny Shrimp to wayward turtles, Jump Into a Book has discovered some delightfully wonderful Animal Picture Books with Crazy, Courageous Critters. Here are a few of our favorite book reviews. For parents still in the toddler/early… Read More Weekend Links: Animal Picture Books With Crazy, Courageous Critters
We may have missed getting this roundup posted in time for National Gardening Month, but appreciating and learning about the food we eat in its most natural state is education kids should be getting all year long. Here is a roundup of wonderful Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food. The Natural Parenting Guide has… Read More Weekend Links | Books and Resources that Celebrate Growing Food
Screen-Free Week is coming up April 30th – May 6th, 2018 and I’ve discovered a bunch of goodies that will help families discover something fun to do together. Technology, whether TV, computer, iPad, or cell phone, is a tool and a tool is only as good as the hand that guides it. That hand is only as good as the… Read More Weekend Links | Gearing up for Screen-Free Week (April 30-May 6)
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