18 Favorite Caldecott Medal Winning Books

Last month, I mentioned taking a Children’s Lit class in college. In that class, I had to read 75 award-winning children’s books. Twenty-five of them had to be Newbery Medal winning books. I shared 14 of my favorites. I also had to read 25 Caldecott Medal winning books. Many books on the Caldecott list have […]

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

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

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

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 […]