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An Unconventional Librarian’s Holiday Book Round-Up

An Unconventional Librarian’s Holiday Book Round-up

Don’t know where to start shopping ? Here are some ideas.

The Annotated Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens

dickens

 

Christmas Cookies by Betty Crocker

betty crocker christmas cookies

Christmas All Through the House by Matthew Mead

matthew mead's christmas all through the house

Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito

christmas slow cooking by dominique devito

2013 Christmas with Southern Living

2013 christmas with souther living

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
WHEW!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Day 12: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

The Annotated Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

dickens

 

Christmas Cookies by Betty Crocker

betty crocker christmas cookies

Christmas All Through the House by Matthew Mead

matthew mead's christmas all through the house

Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito

christmas slow cooking by dominique devito

2013 Christmas with Southern Living

2013 christmas with souther living

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
WHEW!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Day 10: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the tenth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

Christmas All Through the House by Matthew Mead

matthew mead's christmas all through the house

Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito

christmas slow cooking by dominique devito

2013 Christmas with Southern Living

2013 christmas with souther living

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
We’re getting closer!! Check back tomorrow for book 11!
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Day 9: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the ninth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito

christmas slow cooking by dominique devito

2013 Christmas with Southern Living

2013 christmas with souther living

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
Check back tomorrow for book 10!
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Day 8: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the eighth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

2013 Christmas with Southern Living

 

2013 christmas with souther living

 

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
What’s up for book 9? Check back tomorrow!
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Day 7: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the seventh day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

 

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

 Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
Check back tomorrow for book 8!
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Day 6: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas: Day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
Check back tomorrow for book 7!
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Day 3: The Twelve Books of Christmas

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun

by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

 Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
Check back tomorrow for book 4!
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What Books Are You Giving This Christmas?

Christmas is an excuse to buy all the books for everyone that you’ve wanted to buy all year long but didn’t. And I don’t just mean buying all the books for yourself! When I’m thinking about buying books for family I try to follow three bookish rules.

keep Christmas Bookish

This is my Diversity Christmas Tree, it represents people and cultures from all over the globe. I have other trees in the house as well, but this tree will be the one we put the main presents under. Speaking of presents, when gifting books, I try to use the three rules listed above. A book I:

  • Think they will like
  • Know they want
  • Want them to read

The reason this method works for me is, you always want to give more than one book (dontcha?) and here is how you can do it! Give them the book that’s part of a series or from an author you know they’ve enjoyed in the past. That’s the book you know they want. Ask for a suggestion from someone knowledgeable (I wonder who..?) for a book that is written in a similar style or about a similar topic to the book you know they want. And finally, Mom’s gotta put some education in their brains no matter what age they are, right? So I always like to give them a book I want them to read; something to make them smarter, better, nicer, etc. Personal growth or inspirational books usually fit this category (doesn’t everyone need to read I Am Malala? The answer is yes).

So this year I’m gifting my family the following, but you’ll hafta guess who is getting which book!

bookgiftsfamily Collage

Can you take a guess who is getting each gift? What books are you giving?

 

 

 

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The Twelve Books of Christmas: Day 12

The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

The Annotated Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

dickens

 

Christmas Cookies by Betty Crocker

betty crocker christmas cookies

Christmas All Through the House by Matthew Mead

matthew mead's christmas all through the house

Christmas Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito

christmas slow cooking by dominique devito

2013 Christmas with Southern Living

2013 christmas with souther living

Christmas by Taste of Home

taste of home christmas

Best-Loved  Christmas Classics by Southern Living

southern living best loved christmas classics

The Twelve Day of Christmas by Jan Brett

the twelve days of christmas by jan brett

Awkward Family Holiday Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack

awkward family holiday photos by mike bender

Coloring for Grown Up Holiday Fun by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen

coloring for grown ups holiday fun book by ryan hunter

Holiday Crafts by Catherine Worman

holiday crafts
And Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake
funchristmascrafts
WHEW!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!