Jump! Books is an adventure, undertaken by Jump! Mag founder and her enthusiastic friends and fellow writers.
We write books for families of tweens and teens – tales of adventurous girls and pioneering women both real and imagined, alongside helpful books for parents on topics such as English Grammar and eSafety.
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The #12Women Series
When my 12-year-old daughter came home from school with a list of explorers, and the instructions to write about one of them, I wasn’t really surprised to see they were all men.
I grumbled a bit but then started to think about the women who’d been ignored. I started to make a list, with the intention of writing about them on Jump! Mag, the online magazine for kids that I run.
I decided to write a book, telling the stories of 12 of these awesome women and asked friends and followers for suggestions. As I researched, I realised that one book would not be enough. I couldn’t whittle the list down to just twelve.
My list was already two pages long, and still the suggestions kept coming! There were hundreds of unreported explorers, mathematicians, scientists, artists, engineers, and pioneers.
And so the #12Women Project was born. I knew I would self-publish, and that it would be done under the name of Jump! Mag. As I wrote, formatted and set up the book for publishing, I realised that I could help other women to publish their books.
After the publication of 12 Women Explorers, Samantha Gouldson wrote the second book in the series, 12 Women of Science, followed by Sarah Whitfield’s 12 Women of the Stage.
The InstaExplorer Series
Translator and writer, Millie Slavidou had been blogging about etymology for some time, and I had suggested she turn her hand to writing fiction for kids.
It should be an adventure story, we decided, in the style of the books we remembered from our childhoods but brought up to date with fun social media updates from the heroine’s phone.
Millie is a wonderful writer, who manages to make books educational without them reading like a text book.
I call it stealth education! Her books are packed with fascinating titbits of information on the culture and traditions of the places that her fictional adventurer visits.
Grammar for Parents & Teachers
Can you tell your apostrophes from your ellipsis? Are you punctilious about punctuation?
Whether you are struggling to cope with your child’s English homework or learning a foreign language, getting to grips with grammar doesn’t have to be a nightmare.
Millie Slavidou explains the ins and outs of English grammar with easy-to-understand language and fun illustrations. Aimed at adults but simple enough for kids to comprehend, this book will help children prepare for SAT exams.
Topics covered – Parts of Speech, Clauses, Subject & Object, Modal Verbs, Tenses, Conditionals, Active & Passive Voice, Inversion, Possessives & Apostrophes, Punctuation. Includes practical test to check acquired knowledge.
Available as an eBook.
Science with Sam
Samantha Gouldson is a freelance writer, and I’d always enjoyed reading her work. One day she tweeted about a science development that was in the news, and I asked why it was so important.
Sam explained within a few tweets, in a way that even (science-dunce) I could understand! I asked her to write for Jump! Mag and we published her first book, which explains the vocabulary of science, and how it differs from everyday usage.
The second book in the #12Women Series was written by Sam, and the next book on 12 Women of Medicine is in the works.