15 Back-to-School Books to Read with Your Kids


The First Day of School is around the corner for many of us, and if your child is anything like mine, they are nervous, excited, anxious, worried, thrilled, and many more emotions! My 5 year old is downright “NOT GOING TO KINDERGARTEN” which he announced loud and clear in the checkout line at Target. As […]

Meet Kim Alberts, Children’s/YA Librarian

An Interview with Children's/YA Librarian, Kim Alberts - LibraryAdventure.com

This month, The Library Adventure welcomes Kim Alberts, Children’s/YA Librarian at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in Hudson, Ohio. Here are Kim’s comments about her library, her career, and her favorite resources. The Library Adventure: Please give a brief description of your current position Kim: Children’s/YA Librarian – I get to do everything from lapsit story […]

7 Books to Take on Hospital Visits

7 picture books to take on hospital visits (books about hospitals and books just fun for when in a hospital) - LibraryAdventure.com

Many families with kids with special needs visit the hospital regularly. They know the best way to get to the parking deck. They know many nurses by name. They compile a backup list of ideas to help settle their child for blood work or other tests. (And they also know that, some days, none of those ideas […]

How to Get a Job For Kids

How to Get a Job for Kids! - a Poppins Book Nook post from LibraryAdventure.com

My kids are always looking for ways to make money. My son, in particular, seems to have the entrepreneurial bug. When he was eight, he heard that my mom did not know how to draw. He promptly put together (wrote instructions and illustrated) two how to draw books…and then took them to her house and […]

10 Middle Grade Novels Set in Upstate New York

Upstate New York Novels for Kids

The books in today’s list are all middle grade novels set in upstate New York. Use these titles to broaden your middle grade reader’s knowledge of New York State, and/or give your young upstate natives a chance to see their neck of the woods represented in print. As Simple As It Seems by Sarah Weeks […]