Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (a Book Review)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (a book review) from LibraryAdventure.com

My daughter and I have been ploughing through the Percy Jackson series this summer, and only have one more book to go. I feel the same sense of eagerness and dread I felt when starting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – eagerness to find out what happens next and to meet up with favorite […]

My First Steps to Reading (a Review)

My First Steps to Reading (a Review) on LibraryAdventure.com

My First Steps Into Reading is a great series for introducing your young child to the letters of the alphabet! Each book in the series focuses on one letter and there is a cute little boy or girl character called “Little (insert letter)” who is the primary focus. This character has a box that he […]

Quick and Easy Displays for Your Library’s Children’s Room

Quick and Easy Displays for Your Library's Children's Room at LibraryAdventure.com

A great way to decorate your library’s children’s room and promote reading at the same time is to organize books into creative and eye-catching displays. When I was working in the busiest library branch in Washington, DC, I didn’t always have time to sit down and plan out an elaborate display, but I still found […]

Hands-On Activity for Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears

Hands-On Activities for Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Buzz, buzz, krik, kirk…these are the sounds you will hear in Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale, retold by Verna Aardema. Our Book Club recently read this beautiful story and it quickly became a favorite with all of the children (ages 7–14). We used this book as an example of folktales. […]

Story Time Extras on a Budget

Story Time Extras (On a Budget!) from LibraryAdventure.com

This January I got the opportunity to attend a bit of the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. I had so much fun!! In addition to getting a bunch of free pre-publication books, I got to also sit in on a Guerrilla Storytime workshop! Guerrilla Storytime was developed by the amazing folks at the […]