Seekers: The Quest Begins (a Review)

Seekers: The Quest Begins (a review)

When I was teaching 6th grade Language Arts, I had a few students who were real super-readers.  I remember talking to a couple of the boys about Erin Hunter’s Warriors series.  “It’s about cats?” I asked them.  “Really?”  They assured me that they were awesome cats with cool powers and such.  Still, I could never quite […]

Books for New Babies (A Gift Guide)

peekaboo bedtime

It’s never too early to start reading to a new baby, or to start building his or her personal library. If a new baby has joined your family recently, it’s a great idea to give the little one a book as a holiday gift. There are so many books being marketed to babies, it can […]

Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer (a review)


“Frog is missing and the boy doesn’t see him anywhere. Can the boy and his dog find their new friend?” So is the description of this very clever wordless book from the great children’s author Mercer Mayer. This book is one of the several in a series first brought to life in the book A […]

Five Ways to Use a Flannel Board During Story Time

Five Ways to Use a Flannel Board During Story Time

One of my favorite props to use in library programs is the flannel board. It is a versatile tool that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the story time experience for kids and their families. Here are five different ways to incorporate a flannel board into your own story times. Provide […]

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Bowl

Make a Thanksgiving bowl!

The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virginia Kroll is perfect for the Thanksgiving season. Each member of the family in this story writes an anonymous “I am thankful for…” note as they arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. They put their notes in Grandma’s favorite Thanksgiving bowl. Then, it’s Grandma’s job to guess who wrote each note. In the […]