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Weekend Links | New Reviews and Launches from Jump Into a Book and Audrey Press Books!

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!

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Orchids and “Art Parts” | A match made in Kidlit Heaven

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

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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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Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

Welcome to weekend links! I love this day because I get to share the best-of-the-best of what I have found on the Internet this past week. This week the sunning is shining brightly in Maryville and the flowers are in full bloom. Have you ventured into the woods lately? The forest is filled with tranquility,… Read More Weekend Links: #Kidlit books that make us want to head for the forest

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Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

My infatuation with science-themed books for kids continues! This week, let’s talk about MICROBES. The tiniest creatures accomplish some of the biggest jobs on the planet and one of these jobs involves the act of Composting. The thought makes some people shudder, but composting is an excellent way to help the health of our planet. Composting is… Read More Composting and Kids-It’s a “thing” (sustainable living books for kids)

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview

The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran by Rita Jahanforuz is a traditional tale about a kind, wise Persian girl named Shiraz. As a baby, Shiraz’s mother died, and her father soon remarried, giving her a new mother and a sister to grow up with. But when her father died, everything changed. Shiraz’s… Read More The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran #kidlitbookreview