Greetings! It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school has ended and the concerns of “summer reading slide” have started. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the issue of learning or reading… Read More Summer Reading – Great Middle Reader Books to Add to Your Summer Shelf
Imagine my delight when I saw that May is National Pet Month! My eyes may have leaked a little too with happiness. Why? Because our family adores critters and (according to the last time I counted) we have 23 pets. In defense of myself…17 are fish. So that leaves a head count of one dog,… Read More Taking a Komodo Dragon for a stroll with Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor
Many of us dream of downsizing and “living simple,” but one former paralegal has actively made that dream a reality. Living the tiny house lifestyle led to many positive connections, experiences, and adventures. And little did author B.A. Norrgard know, it would lead to a children’s book as well! The idea for a picture book… Read More A Diverse Picture Book about Tiny Living and BIG Adventures!
It really feels like summer now. The weather has warmed up and we are beginning to enjoy more outside activities. This also means that school will be ending soon and the concerns of “summer reading slide” with be on every parent’s mind. Scholastic has an excellent report called 10 Critical Facts about Summer Reading that addresses the… Read More Seed Savers: A riveting Middle-Grade Chapter Book Series
Summer has been speeding by, but I’ve been so delightfully busy with both of my businesses, Jump Into a Book (JIAB) and Audrey Press Publishing, that I’ve had little time to stop and smell the flowers! So before I pause for a little deserved “downtime,” I wanted to share some of the amazing projects I’ve… Read More Weekend Links | New Reviews and Launches from Jump Into a Book and Audrey Press Books!
Circular shapes… Rectangular shapes… Light colors… Dark color… Roughly textures and smooth… What do all of these have in common? They are “art parts!” The book Art Parts A Child’s Introduction to the Elements of Art by Kim Bogren Owen is a fun and colorful way to introduce kids to the elements of art. This hardcover… Read More Orchids and “Art Parts” | A match made in Kidlit Heaven
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
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
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
17 KID LIT BLOG HOP-May 2017 Hello, welcome back to another month of terrific children’s literature. We welcome you to the June 2017 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This hop takes place every 3rd Wednesday of the month. It is designed to engage a group of people who love everything that has to do with… Read More A Treasure Trove of Summer Reads | The Kid Lit Blog Hop is LIVE!