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Start your Holiday shopping off with Greg Pizzoli’s The 12 Days of Christmas!

Need a book idea? Start here:
This very fun version of The 12 Days of Christmas!

 

Isn’t this the best book? Snag several copies for all your little readers!

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Books

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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Children Diversity Reading Challenge

Happy Hanukkah! Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf by Greg Wolfe, illustrated by Howard McWilliam

Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf

Shmelf is one of Santa’s most important elves. He’s part of the List Checking department, and he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf finds out that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate.

What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are-and he wants to be a part of it! Luckily, Santa just might have a special role in mind for Shmelf….

Isn’t that the cutest little elf face ever? I love that this book is focused on the little ones. I know some little ones don’t understand that they celebrate differently than their friends. Here’s a way to make Hanukkah feel special for the little ones who are confused or who want to learn about Hanukkah.

Schmelf!

This fun book counts for their Diversity Reading Challenge!

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Books

Is it time to start thinking about Christmas books? I think SO! Here are a few for the Littles.

Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Llama llama holiday drama by Anna Dewdney

Poor little Llama is overwhelmed with all the holiday preparations.

You will LOVE it!!

And this is an old favorite (who doesn’t love a Rotty?)

Carl’s Christmas

Carl's Christmas by Alexandra Day

and another pooch who thinks she’s a reindeer:

Olive

Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh

What’s Christmas without Elmo?

Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas

Elmo's 12 Days of Christmas

(its all about monsters)

and of course, Tomie de Paola’s

The Legend of Old  Befana

an Italian spin on Christmas

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Children

Christmas Fun with Greg Pizzoli’s The 12 Days of Christmas!

Gather round and listen to this very fun version of The 12 Days of Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas from all of us at An Unconventional Librarian!

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Books

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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Books

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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Books

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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Books

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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Books

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!