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 […]

Small Persons With Wings (a Review)

Small Persons With Wings (a Review)

This is a fairy story with a difference. Set in modern USA, these fairies are not sweet, wish granting Tinkerbelles. They are snooty and completely self-absorbed, and the only magic they are any good at is making themselves and their homes look gorgeous in over-the-top Louis XVI style grandeur. The main character Mellie is delightful […]

Newbery Medal Books for Middle School

14 Favorite #Newbery Medal Winners | libraryadventure.com

In college, I took a Children’s Lit class as part of my elementary education courses. One of my assignments was to read 25 Newbery Medal books. That class was one of my favorites in college. I love to read. I love to discover new books. Many of the books I read became books that I […]

20 Literacy Activities for Kids Who Love Dogs

20 Literacy Activities for Dog Lovers

August 26 is National Dog Day. If you have a dog, or your child wishes you did, commemorate the day with these fun dog-themed literacy activities. Play dog show. (See my pet show game for ideas!) Sing BINGO. Design a dog collar, and write your dog’s name on it. Sing Where Oh Where Has My […]

Summer Reading Program Roundup!

Summer Reading Program Roundup! on LibraryAdventure.com

“More children participate in public library summer reading programs than play Little League baseball.” – American Library Association That amazes me and makes me so happy! As the summer winds down The Library Adventure would like to salute the many awesome Youth Services Librarians, Library Assistants, Volunteers, Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers who made summertime reading […]