Library Crafts for the Craft-Phobic Children’s Librarian


Many children’s librarians are crafty. They happily pull out the glitter and never bat an eyelash at the thought of allowing the kids to paint. Children come marching out of their story times carrying gorgeously decorated projects, and afterward, those librarians set right to work cheerily cleaning up the layers of marker caps, paper scraps, […]

Stellaluna Themed Mixed-Media Art Project


The Library Adventure uses affiliate links, see our policies for more info. I’m a sucker for a good picture book that can inspire fun hands-on activities. Many years ago, I discovered Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.  What a precious story this is. A young fruit bat, Stellaluna, is separated from her mother and tries to adapt to […]

The Folk Keeper: A Middle Grade Book Review

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The Library Adventure uses affiliate links, see our policies page for more information. The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley (2001) is a lovely coming-of-age fantasy novel for middle grade readers.  Well-written and interesting, it is the story of  Corinna Stonewall, an orphan girl posturing as a boy in order to be a folk keeper – one […]

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle (a review)


Disclosure: The Library Adventure uses affiliate links, please see our policies for more information. Book: 1, 2, 3 To the Zoo Author/Illustrator: Eric Carle Publisher: The Putnam & Gosset Group; ©1998 Format: Picture Book, Hardcover ISBN: 978-0399611728 Genre: Juvenile Fiction Reading Level: Pre-K This is a beautiful picture book about a zoo train. With every turn of the page, […]

Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words (a review)

Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words {Review} - A lovely book for your teenage daughter |

There are affiliate links in this post, which means the writer will receive commission on any sales made from this post. Title – Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words Author – Rachel Coker Genre – Fiction Publication – 2012 Life can be so full of the same routines and happenings that we often take for granted […]