Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Read and Go—7 outings paired with a book.

The only thing better than a good book? An adventure to go with it! 

Check out seven adventures—inspired by a list the library made for me last year—that pair books with 
West Seattle spots. Plus a few more ideas too. 

More ideas
  • See the full list of books + outings the Seattle Public Library created for me about books with West Seattle themes.
  • Libraries + playgrounds—See this post I did last year that paired our four libraries with a nearby playground.
  • There's still time to finish Superhero Summer Reading at your local library and go on a superhero adventure
  • Stop by one of our two local bookstores—Paper Boat Booksellers and Pegasus Book Exchange—for an awesome outing all on its own.
  • Pair many of the adventures above with a kit from Sensa Play Rentals. Designed for preschoolers, each kit is focused around a theme and includes hands-on-activities, several books (including many of the ones on my list) and community connection ideas. Their SPORTS kit includes an at-home bowling set, the GARDEN kit ties into farmers markets, the SEASHORE kit works for both low tides and ferry rides, the WHALE kit fits perfectly with the Fins and Flukes outing, plus many of the kits include Salish Sea First Nations books. Icing on the cake, it's owned by a WS mama!