A Year in the Secret Garden

A Year in the Secret Garden: CoAuthor Marilyn Scott-Waters Interview

Marilyn Scott-Waters loves making things out of paper.   Her popular website, www.thetoymaker.com, receives 2,000 to 7,000 visitors each day, who have downloaded more than six million of her easy-to-make paper toys. Her goal is to help parents and children spend time together making things. She is the creator of a paper toy craft book… Read More A Year in the Secret Garden: CoAuthor Marilyn Scott-Waters Interview

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Holes by Louis Sachar (And Some Fun “Holes-Inspired” Activities!)

We have someone very special guest blogging for us today! Hannah Rials is a senior at Maryville High School and as part of her “career” development she has been interning for me since the beginning of the school year. It is her dream to be an author, editor, and publisher. Already she has finished a… Read More Holes by Louis Sachar (And Some Fun “Holes-Inspired” Activities!)

Summer Reading Book Adventures

The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer

  If school is not already over in your part of the country, it will be ending soon. Soon to follow is the flurry of parents working to actively keep their kids busy for the summer. It’s no surprise that reading is a huge part of our summer and I know that is also the… Read More The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer

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If You Spent the Day with Thoreau At Walden Pond by Robert Buleigh

This book immediately brought back the memory of another day spent at Walden Pond with my son. The story is a simple look at one of America’s more simple men Henry David Thoreau.      In 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau built a cabin in the woods and lived there alone for two… Read More If You Spent the Day with Thoreau At Walden Pond by Robert Buleigh

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Fold Me a Poem by Kristine O’Connell – Origami Activities for Kids

The boy sat so quietly in the back of the room with a stack of colored paper, his fingers were nearly flying as he folded sheet after sheet of colorful origami paper into fanciful animals. Once he’d folded a zoo’s worth of animals, I watched him play with them, talk to them and give them… Read More Fold Me a Poem by Kristine O’Connell – Origami Activities for Kids

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Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms Book Jump Adventure

I love Stuart’s Dad the best. His vocabulary was hilarious and made reading Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms so fun!” —Emily B., age 11   Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans is known around the hallowed halls of Jump into a Book as “The grocery store book.” No kidding ! I was grocery shopping at my local… Read More Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms Book Jump Adventure

JIAB Adventures, News

It’s Jump Into A Book’s Golden Birthday! And We Have A Special Gift for YOU

It is an exciting day at Jump Into A Book! Sound the party horns! Whip some confetti around the room or do a Happy Dance around the Old Oak Tree! Dish up the Birthday Cake! It’s PARTY TIME 🙂 Why all the fuss? JIAB and our sister site Audrey Press have two reasons to celebrate… Read More It’s Jump Into A Book’s Golden Birthday! And We Have A Special Gift for YOU