School is almost out and our youngsters are settling into a new summer routine of sleeping in and hopefully doing some exploring and discovering. With the hectic days of summer just beginning, oftentimes one of the first habits to go by the wayside is the habit of daily reading. Reading is always an important part… Read More 180 Diverse Kidlit Book Recommends for Summer Reading!
Happy May! Hard to believe that we are into the 5th month of 2019 already. Where does time go? As the school year winds down for many parents, the focus begins to also shift to how to keep kids reading during the summer months. “Summer slide” is indeed a “thing,” and even Scholastic has acknowledged… Read More A DiverseKidLit Linkup for the Merry Month of MAY
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
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!
“When I was in elementary school, I vividly remember the Scholastic book order form and the excitement I had to put in an order. As the only girl in my class that played sports, I, like most of the boys, gravitated to books about football, hockey, and basketball. But never in the choices listed was… Read More Weekend Links. Books for Sporty Girls and Parents
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
“Our mission is to inspire an honorable character in young men and women through healthy mentoring relationships, preparing Real MVP Kids® to live responsible and meaningful lives.” I came across MVP Kids® several years ago when they became a Medallion Level Sponsor for the wildly popular online literacy event, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). MVP… Read More MVP Kids® and the Help Me Become™ series
As you may know, Jump Into A Book has deep ties to the global online children’s literacy event and non-profit, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD). The original creator of Jump Into a Book, Valarie Budayr, is the co-founder of this epic on and offline event and I (Becky Flansburg) have been the Project Manager of this… Read More Zero Cost Diverse Book Reviews, Resources and Recommends #MCBD2019
“Home is a privilege.” This was a line from a long-running crime-based TV show that I watched a snippet of recently. Although I rarely watch TV, this line captured my attention and touched my soul. Home is something many of us take for granted. But my guess is that those who lost theirs in the… Read More 5 Kidlit Books that Help us Appreciate HOME
Is it bedtime yet? Yes? No? Does it matter? No! Anytime is a good time to read BOOKS! Big books, little books, books of any size. Pick one. No, pick TWO. How about FOUR? Yes! 4 Awesomely BIG books for SMALL humans. Enjoy! I Sleep in a BIG BED by Maria van Lieshout Every child’s life… Read More 4 Awesomely BIG books for SMALL humans