Allison Kartman Tag

By: Allison Kartman Young children learn in many different ways, including through play! During National Library Week we are encouraging families to “Find the Library at Your Place.” Read through the following library-inspired pretend play ideas with your children and see what excites them!   Storytime!   Host your own...

Vote for the Indiana Firefly Award! By: Allison Kartman The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is an initiative of the Indiana Center for the Book. The award is administered by the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Committee. The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Committee is made up of professionals in...

For the Love of Graphic Novels By: Allison Kartman “Psst”… want to know a secret most children’s librarians really want you to know? Graphic novels are real books! Graphic novels ARE real reading! Yes, really. Reading is reading! Our society is an ever increasing visual society. Emojis, texting, GIFS and...

I Loved this Book! What Should I Read Next? By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian We have all been there. You’ve finished a series or a book that blew you away. You laughed, you cried, and now you’re hungry for more! Maybe you are a parent, on...

Babies Need Words Everyday By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian Parents are their child’s first teacher. We say this often to caregivers in our storytime and baby programs. From an early age, your baby watches you to learn about their world and how to interact in...

New Traditions: Classic and New Books to Read Aloud with the Family By: Allison Kartman, Noblesville Youth Service Librarian Is spending more time together as a family at the top of your 2018 New Year’s resolution list? Reading aloud for 20 minutes a night can be easily incorporated...

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl By: Ryan North, drawn by Erica Henderson Who has the ability to tackle computer science courses, talk to squirrels and defeat Dr. Doom all in a single day? She eats nuts and kicks butts! She’s… Squirrel Girl! Doreen Green is a normal college freshman who...

The Gauntlet By: Karuna Riazi What happens when a trio of friends find themselves trapped inside a board game, forced to play challenges designed by a man who calls himself The Architect or risk being trapped forever? The only thing they can do, play to win. “Under the tutelage...

Darkest Part of the Forest By: Holly Black Although this book is labeled as a romance, do not let it fool you. Holly Black’s “Darkest Part of the Forest” is filled with fantasy, thrills, and mystery. Hazel and her brother Ben have grown up in the very unique town...

Phoebe and Her Unicorn By: Dana Simpson Phoebe was just a normal little girl, until the day she skipped a rock across a pond, smacking a unicorn right in the face. After granting her wish of becoming best friends Phoebe and her unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, are inseparable....