book review, Something To Do

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 

Multicultural Children's Book Day, Multicultural Children's Book Resources, Something To Do

#ReadYourWorld | 2 Barefoot Books that Encourage Global Citizens

Once upon a time… Two young mothers envision a magical world where everyone went barefoot…   The result was a flourishing company called Barefoot Books Founded in 1992, Barefoot Books has published 600+ multicultural books for children that encourage discovery, imagination, creativity and global citizenship. Their first app, Barefoot World Atlas, has 4 million downloads, and… Read More #ReadYourWorld | 2 Barefoot Books that Encourage Global Citizens

Multicultural Children's Book Day, Something To Do

MCBD Book Review Round-Up: Green Pants and Bronze and Sunflower

Another Multicultural Children’s Book Day has come and gone and again, I am happy to say the event was a huge success! Every year (for the last 4) on January 27th we celebrate all of the great diversity and multicultural Children’s books out there. I am a little late in getting these two reviews posted from… Read More MCBD Book Review Round-Up: Green Pants and Bronze and Sunflower

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Discover, Discuss and WIN Multicultural Books at the MCBD2017 Twitter Party!

Please join us for our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Win 1 of 12 Book Bundles! Giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes! Twitter Party Friday, January 27th 9 pm to 10 pm EST Hashtag: #ReadYourWorld We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We… Read More Discover, Discuss and WIN Multicultural Books at the MCBD2017 Twitter Party!

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A Jump Into a Book Roundup of Native American Heritage Month reads

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the… Read More A Jump Into a Book Roundup of Native American Heritage Month reads

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The Friendship Doll Review + Origami Friendship Doll Activity

From the author of Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson weaves a brilliant tale about a beautifully created Japanese doll, Miss Kanagawa in the book The Friendship Doll. Crafted by Master dollmaker Tatsuhiko, Miss Kanagawa was commissioned to be an ambassador of friendship between Japan and the United States. This part of the story is actually… Read More The Friendship Doll Review + Origami Friendship Doll Activity

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Learn about Sufi Poetry | The Conference of the Birds #bookreview

This month I seem to have an unintentional “bird book-theme” going on! But, I really like it. Birds are both beautiful and mysterious and are often rooted in many legends and children’s fables. But some, like Moonbird, is just fascinating in their normal state. Recently I review Jacqueline Jules’ new book Feathers for Peacock; an… Read More Learn about Sufi Poetry | The Conference of the Birds #bookreview

Something To Do, Summer Reading Book Adventures, Weekend Links

Weekend Links: Bite-Sized Reading Tricks That Keep Kids Inspired

Welcome to Weekend Links! This is my favorite part of the week because I get to share the goodies, finds and resources that I have discovered over the course of the week during my online travels. This week, I want to focus on a unique idea when it comes to reading; simplify. Simplify as in;… Read More Weekend Links: Bite-Sized Reading Tricks That Keep Kids Inspired

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11 Cool Reads about Antarctica: A Read Your World Antarctica Booklist

One of the continents that has most intrigued me is Antarctica. A whole land shelf of ice. What lives there? How does one survive there ? Do they have any seasons? All of these questions I’ve asked myself for my entire life. Then come the explorations and discoveries. Though few have made it to Antarctica,… Read More 11 Cool Reads about Antarctica: A Read Your World Antarctica Booklist