Join us for Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party on Saturday, Jan 27th from 9:00pm to 10pm EST. Use hashtag: #ReadYourWorld to win 13 book packages! Pre-register here for the Twitter Party. This Twitter Party is hosted by me and my other co-founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book. Here are the questions that… Read More The Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party!
The International Book Giving Day team is delighted to announce that Elys Dolan is the illustrator behind 2018’s official poster. Elys Dolan’s poster features an array of fun, book-loving characters. Eagle-eyed readers will spot some familiar, much-loved characters from her illustrated novel, Knighthood for Beginners, (Oxford University Press, 2017). With its fun design and brilliant… Read More Elys Dolan named as the illustrator for International Book Giving Day 2018!
We are in full swing getting everything ready for Multicultural Children’s Book Day! It’s not far off now 🙂 (1/27/18) Today I’m happy to share a beautiful new book by Demi from our long time friend and sponsor, Wisdom Tales Press. Award winning author Demi shares another beautifully illustrated book Talking to God,Prayers for Children… Read More Talking to God: Prayers for Children from the World’s Religions #ReadYourWorld
I don’t always appreciate when today’s world tries to put a new spin on something historically “tried and true.” But when it come to offering a Modern Day Retelling of Classic Fairy Tales, I’m all ears! Over the years I’ve been happy to read and review many beautiful children’s book that are fresh new spins… Read More A Modern Way of Retelling Fairy Tales and Classic Children’s Stories
Jump Into a Book has a wonderful Multilingual Story Books for Kids resource to share that comes from a Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) Bronze Sponsor. Language Lizard offers bilingual books in 50+ languages, multilingual audio products, multicultural book sets and more. We are so excited to have them be part of our 1/27/18 online event! Many… Read More Multilingual Story Books for Kids from Language Lizard
Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my once-a-week round up of the children’s books and kidlit that has crossed my path during my online travels. With Multicultural Children’s Book Day just around the corner (1/27/18 to be exact), as you can imagine my world is filled with eye-catching and relevant book titles that are a perfect… Read More Amazing Diverse Books Recommendations in honor of #ReadYourWorld
So as the frost begins to form gorgeous patterns on the window of my study, and the fluffy whiteness of winter begins to flitter down from the sky, I think it might be a perfect time to share this wonderful book by Bomi Park. First Snow by Bomi Park (Chronicle Books): There’s something magical about… Read More First Snow by Bomi Park (and creative crafts with snow!)
In the corner of our family room is a red leather bag…a Storyteller’s Bag, filled with items such as a wreath of Tibetan bells, a polar bear snow globe, felted toy animals, chopsticks, and our favorite story telling item of them all; a coconut shell half. Some people might call this a memento bag or… Read More Creating a Hans Christian Andersen-inspired Storyteller’s Bag
The story of The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men by Isabelle Brent is the part of the Christmas story that isn’t told. We all know about Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, and the hardships they face. But Isabelle Brent now tells the story of the Three Wise Men from Safanad the horse’s… Read More The Christmas Horse and the Three Wise Men by Isabelle Brent
Imagine my surprise (and glee!) a few days ago when I noticed that my latest post was actually Jump Into a Book’s 1001 blog post! That’s ONE THOUSAND (plus one) blog posts on books, activities and sharing my love of children’s literature! In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. I’ve been creating unique book… Read More The Top 50 #KidlitBookReviews and Booklists at Jump Into a Book