Storytime Spotlight: 2019 Summer Reading School Visits

May is probably my favorite month of the year. I LOVE getting to help with summer reading school visits and doing storytimes with some older kiddos! This year I got to partner with my buddy Tanya to promote our upcoming summer reading program, "Choose Your Library Adventure." After welcoming the groups and introducing ourselves, I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: 2019 Summer Reading School Visits

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Flannel Friday: Going on a Dragon Hunt

Get ready to don your armor and grab your sword - this year's summer reading theme is "Choose Your Library Adventure!" When I think of adventure, I think of quests. This flannel twist on the classic "Going on a Bear Hunt" has been a huge hit during my recent summer reading school visit storytimes! We're… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Going on a Dragon Hunt

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse & Ended in a Little Wagon

I've been referencing this storytime outline for my past few posts but realized I never talked about how it actually shook out! *Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: The Mouse Who Wasn't Scared by Petr Horacek A little fearless Mouse proves her bravery by wandering into the woods, but gets… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse & Ended in a Little Wagon

Thursday Thoughts: Planning Tools for Plotters

Last week I shared a Twitter thread about Plotters vs. Pantsers and Game of Thrones and a peek into my planning process as a Plotter. After some follow-up conversations on Twitter, a few more thoughts come to mind: Most people (and authors) are a little bit of both. You might primarily think of yourself as a… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Planning Tools for Plotters

Thursday Thoughts: Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?

Before everything went to hell this week, a fascinating thread from @DSilvermint appeared in my Twitter feed. In the thread, Daniel examines how the behind-the-scene writing processes of "plotters vs. pantsers" has influenced Game of Thrones, especially in recent seasons: So, as one in the library life does, I started thinking about plotters and pantsers in… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Are You a Plotter or a Pantser?

Flannel Friday: One Astronaut Went Out to Play…

Back with another out of this world flannel for "A Universe of Stories" this summer 2019 - or any good old outer space/night sky storytime! I made this set using FREE clip art from My Cute Graphics (link included in the credits below). I'm about to go to 5th grade graduation for my first ever… Continue reading Flannel Friday: One Astronaut Went Out to Play…

Flannel Friday: A Big Night Sky

Happy Flannel Friday for the first time in... a LONG time. Thought I'd share some easy peasy flannels to go with the upcoming "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading theme or a bedtime/night/outer space storytime! My first flannel is a fun one for babies. I used our Ellison die cut for the moon and star, then… Continue reading Flannel Friday: A Big Night Sky