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Maxi the Taxi Dog app: A fresh spin to a Classic Children’s Book!

Anyone who frequents Jump Into a Book knows that we adore classic children’s books in any form. So imagine our excitement when we learned that the classic picture book, The Adventures of Taxi Dog, has been reborn in the form of an app that provides digital experiences that ignite children’s imaginations!   This amazing app,… Read More Maxi the Taxi Dog app: A fresh spin to a Classic Children’s Book!

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Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime | A Sneaky Bedtime Story for Reluctant Sleepers

My kids have long since passed the “nighttime struggles” stage of life. Now they are all on out their own and likely still keeping ridiculous hours! But for parents still in the toddler/early reader/ elementary stage of life,  PENGUIN & TINY SHRIMP DON’T DO BEDTIME! (Balzer + Bray | HarperCollins Publishers) is a delightful Bedtime Story for… Read More Penguin & Tiny Shrimp Don’t Do Bedtime | A Sneaky Bedtime Story for Reluctant Sleepers

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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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#ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

Today I’m participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series. The multicultural location we have chosen to visit is Hong Kong and the book I am reviewing is yet another gorgeous offering from Wisdom Tales Press; The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim Subject(s): Age level: Juvenile Fiction… Read More #ReadtheWorldMKB Summer Reading Series! The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty

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Fort Ideas for Kids! (Activities for kids inspired by The Faraway Tree)

{Guest post from Donna Ashton} A Note from Me (Valarie): Donna is a special friend. We love creating, nature , and brainstorming on how to provide resources and activities for families. We’ve spent hours on the phone in great conversations and recently we’ve been working on a project together which we will announce very soon… Read More Fort Ideas for Kids! (Activities for kids inspired by The Faraway Tree)

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Follow the Moon Home: 1 idea, 20 kids, and 100 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: 1 idea, 20 kids, and 100 sea turtles

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Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday!  The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden even more these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have be revisiting some wonderful A… Read More Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember

Booklists

29 #Kidlit Audio Books For Readers/Listeners of all Ages

If there was going to be a theme for this last weekend it would have been crafting. Though our hands and eyes were busy creating fun things, our ears and minds were being enchanted with some of our favorite audiobooks. In many cases, audiobooks have proven successful in providing a way for young readers to access literature… Read More 29 #Kidlit Audio Books For Readers/Listeners of all Ages

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Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: Creating a Bee Watering Hole

The air is warm, the grass is springing up nicely and some of my favorite inset friends are making an appearance; bees! They’ve been visiting my garden and they are a welcomed site. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: Creating a Bee Watering Hole