Nature, Sweden

Sista April (Last day of April) in Sweden and a little fun with Linnea’s Almanac

So here we are the last day of April. In Swedish, it is known as Valborg or Sista April. Large bonfires are lit and everyone sings songs of spring. Before this festive occasion, however, is the sighting of the first spring flowers. For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere that is March… Read More Sista April (Last day of April) in Sweden and a little fun with Linnea’s Almanac

Something To Do, Weekend Links

Weekend Links | Gearing up for Screen-Free Week (April 30-May 6)

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)

book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Every Child a Reader | Children’s Book Week 2018 #CBW18

I’ve always felt that this site and Children’s Book Week (#CBW18) go hand-in-hand. Jump into a Book has great activities for hundreds of books and I’ve hand-crafted each book adventure to instill a love of reading, adventure, and play. Children’s Book Week, created by the non-profit, Every Child a Reader, understands that it is not enough… Read More Every Child a Reader | Children’s Book Week 2018 #CBW18

book review, Something To Do

Something for the Parents just in time for Screen Free Week (4/30-5/6, 2018)

Screen-Free Week is coming up April 30th – May 6th, 2018 and I’ve discovered a book that will help families discover something fun to do together. But first, let’s discuss the whole idea of “screen free” families.  Over the past few years, I’ve watched the screen debate evolve as families choose between having a “screen-free” or a “screen-filled” home. When our three… Read More Something for the Parents just in time for Screen Free Week (4/30-5/6, 2018)

book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney is a classic. I’ve read it to a variety of nieces and nephews throughout the years, and my own children grab it often. Miss Rumphius is an old friend that we go back to again and again. Lately, I’ve noticed some wonder new activities inspired by this wonderful classic so… Read More Weekend Links: Re-visiting Miss Rumphius with new activities!

Book Extensions, book review, book review, Something To Do

Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen

A new type of queen has entered the realm! Let’s hear it for Shelly Bean the Sports Queen! Thanks to author Shelly Boyum-Breen for giving me a review copy of this fine book. Shelly Bean the Sports Queen and the Brave Swim, is a read which pushes us to our limits and bravery of trying… Read More Shelly Bean: The Sports Queen and the Brave Swim by Shelly Boyum-Breen

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Celebrate Diversity Month with Books that Encourage Conversations

April is Celebrate Diversity Month and also an excellent time to discover new reads that foster empathy, increases awareness and encourages authentic conversations. Celebrate Diversity Month, started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all. By celebrating differences and similarities during this month, organizers hope that people will get a deeper understanding… Read More Celebrate Diversity Month with Books that Encourage Conversations

book review, Something To Do

Wally the Wayward Sea Turtle: A #PictureBook About Choices, Mistakes, and Saving Grace 

When it comes to reviewing quality picture books here at Jump Into a Book, nothing makes me happier than to find a beautiful one with an equally beautiful and relevant message. This is the case with Wally the Wayward Sea Turtle: A Story About Choices, Mistakes, and Saving Grace by Laura Joy Pewitt. The story is… Read More Wally the Wayward Sea Turtle: A #PictureBook About Choices, Mistakes, and Saving Grace