My To Read List – Home, Faith, Homeschool, Blogging, & Fiction

My 2014 To Read List - home, blogging, fiction, family, homeschool, and faith from

Even though it is already six weeks into the new year (whoa…), today I am sharing the books on my 2014 to read list. I have broken my list into sections for easy reference. This is how I have it written in my notebook…for MY easy reference. I am also a busy mom. My husband […]

The Little Train by Lois Lenski (a book review)

The Llittle Train by Lois Lenski (a Review) on

Are you a lover of children’s books by Lois Lenski? If you aren’t familiar with her name, her books might cue your memory. She’s written lovely books like Strawberry Girl, Praire School, and Houseboat Girl for the young reader. But she might be most famous for her books for the littles. She’s written delightful books […]

The Browsing Room: A Library Activity for First Graders

Browsing Room

Last Spring, I worked with a group of first graders who visited my library weekly. I noticed that at the start of each visit the entire class lined up at the children’s desk to ask for specific titles by name. If the book a child wanted was not available, he basically gave up for the […]

Hands-on Activity for Around the World in 80 Days

Hands-on Activity for Around the World in 80 Days

As Jules Verne’s story Around the World in Eighty Days opens we are introduced to the main character – Phileas Fogg: “Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens. He was one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club, though he seemed always to avoid attracting attention; an […]

8 Ways to Show Love to Your Library {including tips for special needs}

8 Ways to Show Love to Your Library and Librarians {plus, ideas for kids with special needs to participate} -

We here at The Library Adventure love libraries. My guess is, since you’re a reader here, you probably love libraries, too. And how could our essential libraries run without some amazing librarians? If you frequent the library as a family and want to show a little love back to your library as well as the librarians […]