More is More: My favorite interactive board books of 2017

Goodbye Where is Spot?  and other basic lift-the-flap board books. The latest interactive board books have blown me away and are perfect for holiday gifting or a great addition to the home, public, or preschool library.  Without further ado: 1) The Cook in a Book series by Lotta Neiminen What I love: Interactive wheels for stirring, knives for … Continue reading More is More: My favorite interactive board books of 2017

Storytime Thursday: Waiting for Santa

It was fun to plan two different holiday storytimes, with our holiday party a week ago. This one is preschool/toddler focused, so I had the opportunity to read different books to prepare for both. I planned more jingle bells and am borrowing a couple of songs/fingerplays from the Snow and Cold Storytime. The books: Dream … Continue reading Storytime Thursday: Waiting for Santa

Ten Winter Holiday Makerspace Ideas

Last week I had a request from an elementary school librarian in the local district for Makerspace stations for the last week of school before holiday break. Like the library holiday displays, I wanted to incorporate diversity and include Hanukkah and Kwanzaa ideas as well. I believe Makerspaces should incoroporate pre-supplied or student-generated challenges, and … Continue reading Ten Winter Holiday Makerspace Ideas