Something To Do

Weekend Links-Children’s Book Authors who offer #bookactivities

Welcome to weekend links! We all know that encouraging our children to read is critical. There are countless studies, organizations and websites on that very subject. We also know that reading out loud to our kids, and having them read out loud to us is also very beneficial. But how about the activities that are… Read More Weekend Links-Children’s Book Authors who offer #bookactivities

Something To Do, Summer Reading Book Adventures

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

{Guest post by Hannah Rials} Margarita Engle’s new book Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music is an inspiring story based on true events. And since I played drums in high school, this poem has a special place in my heart. Us female drummers have to stick together! Girl’s didn’t drum. That’s just the… Read More Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music

Book Extensions, book review

Ready for Some Fiber Fun While Reading? Fiber Arts for Kids

JIAB Intern, Hannah, and I LOVE to knit. We can’t pass a yarn shop and are always looking for the next best pattern. Continuing on in our “Read to Follow Directions” series. Hannah gives us look into the new release Knit, Hook, and Spin by Laurie Carlson. I’ve long been a Laurie Carlson fan and… Read More Ready for Some Fiber Fun While Reading? Fiber Arts for Kids

book review

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco (and Honey Bee Activities!)

  The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco Patricia Polacco is a very favorite author/illustrator so I decided to not only review her wonderful book,  “The Bee Tree” , but to also bee kind, bee creative and muster up some fun honey bee activities! This charming book features a real life book adventure between a grandfather… Read More The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco (and Honey Bee Activities!)

Family Book Festival

Family Book Festival: Julia Dweck and Kingdom Keepers

Welcome to our February Family Book Festival! We’re chasing away the doldrums of winter by jumping into the favorite books of our author, illustrator, blogger friends. Today I’m happy to introduce you to fellow children’s book author Julia Dweck. Julia Dweck and I have become fast friends this year in our ever creative book world.… Read More Family Book Festival: Julia Dweck and Kingdom Keepers