book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter

Happy NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY! National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd.  This food holiday is a classic favorite of many.  The average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. Even as an adult, on days when… Read More Happy PB&J Day! Kidlit, Peanut Butter and Fluffernutter

Book Extensions, book review, Multicultural Children's Book Resources, Something To Do

Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

Kids need to see picture books that represent diverse people, cultures, places, and experiences. Jump Into a book is passionate about this fact so we were delighted to be asked by Mascot Books to take a look at a new diverse picture book that lets reader’s see the world through the eyes of a young… Read More Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia Book Review

Author Visit, book review, Guest Posts

A Diverse Picture Book Review: Nonni’s Moon by Julia Inserro

Guest post by Jolie Valentine-Field Elementary School Library Thank you to Julia Inserro, the author of the new picture book, Nonni’s Moon, for gifting Field Elementary Library with a review copy.  Nonni’s Moon is written by Julia Inserro and illustrated by Lucy Smith, published by Julia Inserro. This is a picture book about a young… Read More A Diverse Picture Book Review: Nonni’s Moon by Julia Inserro

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Raise brave + adventurous kids | The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia

The Scandinavian countries are filled with whimsy and wonder. They are also exceptionally appealing to this Nordic mom! Taking kids on an adventure to the beautiful countryside of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden is not in the budget (yet) for our family, but the magical travelogue of  The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia is a… Read More Raise brave + adventurous kids | The Adventures of Lily Huckleberry in Scandinavia

book review, Books, giveaway, Guest Posts, Something To Do

Read Your World with Celebrate Holi With Me! {+a Giveaway}

As the festival of Holi approaches, curiosity inspired us to reach out to author Shoumi Sen for some thoughts on this Indian celebration and the scoop on her beautiful diverse picture book, Celebrate Holi With Me! Also called the Festival of Colors, Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, on the last full moon… Read More Read Your World with Celebrate Holi With Me! {+a Giveaway}

Books, Something To Do

Magical Miniatures | Fairy Houses and Fairy Gardens

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

Book Extensions, book review, Booklists, Something To Do

A Round-up of Activities and Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

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

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Celebrating World Water Day with H20 For Life + a Booklist for Kids

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

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The March #DiverseKidlit Linkup is OPEN!

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!

book review, Books, Childhood Unplugged, Something To Do

5 Picture Books about Astronauts and Space (and a rocket craft!)

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!)