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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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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 

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Introduce young crafters to embroidery | Stitching with Jane Foster

Kids and crafts go hand-in-hand and simple introductions to new skills are the best way to open the door to new loves that will follow them into adulthood. Experts say that adults who do crafts benefit in many ways since the effects of flow when creating something are similar to those of meditation. Imagine what crafting and… Read More Introduce young crafters to embroidery | Stitching with Jane Foster

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Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins

Guest post from Hannah Rials’ Reviewing Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams Woah, okay this book has it all! Go on a journey across our planet discovery the amazing wildlife living in our forests, oceans, trees, and dirt! Crazy some creatures make their homes, huh? The Atlas of Animal Adventures is a thick book has some… Read More Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams and Emily Hawkins

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Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

Welcome to weekend links! I love this day because I get to share the best-of-the-best of what I have found on the Internet this past week. This week the sunning is shining brightly in Maryville and the flowers are in full bloom. Have you ventured into the woods lately? The forest is filled with tranquility,… Read More Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz is a traditional tale about a kind, wise Persian girl named Shiraz. As a baby, Shiraz’s mother died, and her father soon remarried, giving her a new mother and a sister to grow up with. But when her father died, everything changed. Shiraz’s… Read More The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

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Weekend Links: A Toe-tingling Middle Reader Mystery Booklist

It’s time for weekend links! This week I want to focus on middle reader books with a “air of mystery!” There are so many wonderful chapter books available these days and mysteries are perfect for reluctant readers as well. Below are some of my top picks for great books that keep youngsters engaged and wanting… Read More Weekend Links: A Toe-tingling Middle Reader Mystery Booklist

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Follow the Moon Home: A tale of one idea, twenty kids, and hundred sea turtles

{guest post by Hannah Rials} Follow the Moon Home: A tale of one idea, twenty kids, and hundred sea turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson maybe a long title, but the book is a quick and delightful read for kids. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get… Read More Follow the Moon Home: A tale of one idea, twenty kids, and hundred sea turtles