book review, Something To Do, Summer Reading Book Adventures

Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school will be ending soon and the concerns of “summer reading slide” with be on every parent’s mind. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the… Read More Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series

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Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave

Tuntun… it’s much more than a book. It’s a fun story with colorful illustrations that promote inclusion, it’s a vibrant picture book that invites young readers to be brave. The book is an adventure full of action, about a giant pink elephant who lives in Africa, but at the end, readers discover that almost all… Read More Tuntun: A Wildlife Conservation Picture Book that invites us to be Brave

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

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}

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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

book review, Booklists, Something To Do

Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!

Antarctica is a continent that has intrigued us for as long as we can remember. The mysteries are endless! What lives there? How does one survive there? Do they have any seasons? It’s also a land of complex explorations and discoveries. Though few have made it to Antarctica, the ones who have, had to endure much… Read More Let’s Get Chilly with 6 Cool Antarctica Books for Kids!

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Chickasaw Astronaut Shares Passion for Space in a Diverse Picture Book

Lucky for us, Chickasaw Press landed on our radar thanks to Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019.  The first of Chickasaw’s many wonderful books that we reviewed on JIAB was the advanced diverse chapter book, Chula Fox. Read the full review of this book here. NOW, we are setting our sites on another diverse book from… Read More Chickasaw Astronaut Shares Passion for Space in a Diverse Picture Book

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Let’s get Linky! The 2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Link Up

Welcome to our 6th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Here’s how to celebrate: Link up your diversity book reviews below. Join us tonight at our 6th annual Twitter Party! Follow @McChildsBookDay to join in on the diverse book discussions, discover new titles and authors and for a chance to win one of our twelve book bundles. Party… Read More Let’s get Linky! The 2019 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Link Up