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 |

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

“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 […]

The Nesting Place (A Review)

The Nesting Place (a Review) on

Fans of the popular blog, The Nesting Place will find the popular mantra of Myquillyn Smith nothing new. She’s been writing about “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful,” for years. Yet, with her gorgeous design book that’s more than a design book, Smith explores contentment, battling perfectionism, and facing fears of messing […]