Book Corner: Books Give Kids Taste of Travel Before Start of Vacation

Planes, trains, cars; beaches, mountains, cities; friends and family or brand-new faces. Whether summer travel takes children just down the road or across the world, it can be an adventure. Or, honestly, sometimes it can be frustrating or frightening. For children, traveling can bring a mix of emotions. They may be excited to see relatives…
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Book Corner: Students Share Their Top Books of the Year

Twenty years ago, a youth services librarian from Central Rappahannock Regional Library and the school librarian at Walker-Grant Middle School came up with a unique idea: a partnership between the public library and the school library to encourage middle school students to read, with book discussions among 7th and 8th students while they gather for…
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Book Corner: Tales show what can happen when you follow your passion

In March, to celebrate Women’s History month, I’ve taken some time to focus on children’s books written about creative women who followed their passions. These women’s combinations of skill, artistry, and drive led them all to achieve personal goals as well as to make significant contributions to their creative fields. Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of…
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