About Susan Williams

As a veteran educator I am always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for my family. I enjoy traveling, sharing ideas with other moms, and helping my children explore the world around them. Our favorite subjects to study together are history, literature and geography. I blog about our educational adventures at Education Possible and I share literature related resources at World for Learning

Bring the Beach Home with Beach Books & Art

Our family loves to spend time at the beach! We live in Florida which makes it easy to slip away to the beach often. Shelling and exploring the tide pools are our favorite activities. There are always so many interesting creatures to discover during an early morning walk on the beach. For those times when […]

How to Create Your Own Treasure Hunt

Welcome to the Poppins Book Nook! Be sure to read more great posts linked up below. The theme for this month is “Ye Old Pirates!” My kids’ all-time favorite pirate book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. When they were younger they read an abridged version of the story and also saw a live […]

Journey to the Center of the Earth Hands-On Activities

Journey to the Center of the Earth was originally published in French (Voyage au centre de la Terre) in 1864 by Jules Verne. This adventure begins when German Professor of Geology Otto Lidenbrock (known as Professor Von Hardwigg in some English translations) discovers an ancient manuscript which describes a passageway to the center of the […]

10 Newbery Books for a Middle School Book Club

Our book club has been together for almost 5 years and our kids continue to tell us it is one of their favorite school activities. At the beginning of each school year we select books based on the kids’ interests and abilities. For the past couple of years our reading selections have come from the […]

10 Books for Children Who Love the Library

“The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one of them for me. A library can be that special place for our children.” – Julie Andrews The library is a wonderful place for children. From an early age children can meet interesting characters and travel to faraway places just by […]