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
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
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!)
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
Aletha Press’ YA Thriller/Mystery, Clandestine, wins SILVER at the 2018 Moonbeam Book Awards! So exciting! Long-time JIAB/Audrey Press guest writer and intern, Hannah Rials, released Book#2 in wildly popular Ascension trilogy in July and it’s already winning awards! Imagine our excitement when we received the email that our very own author, Hannah Rials, won a… Read More YA Thriller/Mystery, Clandestine, wins SILVER at the 2018 Moonbeam Book Awards
The Halloween season is likely to make most of us think about ghouls, creepies and all sort of monsters. But Jump Into a Book thinks monsters are pretty awesome and making them (all year long) is pretty spectacular too! One of our favorite children’s book publishers, Quartokids, wholeheartedly agrees and have created a book just for them when the… Read More Marvelous Makeable Monsters and Rube Goldberg Inventions!
Natalie Dormer invites you on an audio journey like no other. Via this Audible Book for Harry Potter Fans, delve into the history of real-life magic and explore some of J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions, alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears. “Magic is more than superstitions of past or the magic of the future…” So… Read More Audible Book for Harry Potter Fans: Harry Potter History of Magic
Who doesn’t love a book with a good-ol-fashion-good-guy-vs-bad-guy theme? Villains are important in books because battling them drives the story, adds an air of suspense and gives the heroes a sense of purpose. Some more memorable villains in books include Cruella deVille, Voldermort, and even The Grinch. We love to hate our villans and cheer like… Read More 5 Middle Reader Books for Kids who Love Villains
Ever wanted to possess a superpower? To be able to be swim like a fish, know what people were thinking or see into the future? If that’s the case (I’m talking to the adults too!) then check out DC Super Hero Girls newest graphic novel, Search for Atlantis! Search for Atlantis introduces several iconic DC… Read More A brand new Graphic Novel from the DC Super Hero Girls!
Books that share the values of practicing kindness while also working to eliminate bullying are always high on JIAB’s list of books to recommend. Imagine how unique and wonderful it would be to deliver those messages via a brave kitty and his ragtag buddies. The Adventures of Phatty & Payaso (an Early Chapter Book) by… Read More An Early Chapter Book about being an advoCATe of Kindness