Book Extensions, book review, Something To Do

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

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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

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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

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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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A Chinese New Year Picture Book: The Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes

I love ANY book from Tuttle Publishing. Period. Their mission since 1948 has been, “to discover, create, publish, and deliver best-in-class books & products that bring the World closer together one-page turn at a time.” And they continue to achieve this goal beautifully year after year. I also especially love the fact that this company… Read More A Chinese New Year Picture Book: The Little Pigs and the Sweet Rice Cakes

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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

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Zero Cost Diverse Book Reviews, Resources and Recommends #MCBD2019

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