Hands-On Activity for The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Jan Brett is one of my all-time favorite picture book authors! I have loved each and every book I’ve read of hers. The illustrations in her books are just beautiful, and I love the way she tells a story within a story with the pictures on the sides of each page. With the bitter cold […]

A Busy Mom’s Reading List

It’s a new year. School is back in session. Dance season has picked back up. Life is getting busy again for me – and so many of you. Each month in my homeschool, I assign my 5th grader a “required” reading list. This list consists of books I want her to read rather than books […]

Books for Young Dancers {A Gift Guide}

Do you have a tutu-wearing girly-girl in your midst? If so, she will love the books in this gift guide. My little dancer has enjoyed many of these books herself. The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet by Geraldine McCaughrean I read this book to my ballerina during a recent unit study of […]

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Bowl

The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virginia Kroll is perfect for the Thanksgiving season. Each member of the family in this story writes an anonymous “I am thankful for…” note as they arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. They put their notes in Grandma’s favorite Thanksgiving bowl. Then, it’s Grandma’s job to guess who wrote each note. In the […]

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 […]