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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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Books

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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An Unconventional Librarian’s Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

 

If you’re all things Nat Geo and wild animals like I am, you’ve got to check out this list of books for your little animal lover!

 

National Geographic Kids:

Just Joking Jumbo

 

Bet You Didn’t Know!

 

Hey Baby!

 

Ultimate Dinopedia

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Start Where You Are journal by Meera Lee Patel

I love journals. I’ve been keeping journals since I was a kid. I can’t walk past a journal without admiring the paper, smelling the lovely fresh smell (shut UP I know you smell books too), and contemplating what secrets I’ll share with my journal. To be sure, probably most of my journals are probably coffee stained, but amidst tears, doodles, stickers, and girl scout song lyrics, there’s my life story.

Start Where You Are journal by Meera Lee Patel

I’ve tried just about every kind of journal there is, but my favorites tend be the ones with relevant inspirational quotes. C

Good advice from Mo Willems: If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.  Then, on the page opposite each quote Patel leaves room for reflection and scribbles and also provides writing prompts.

One of my favorite quotes is; Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. ~Oscar Wilde

Pop this journal in your tote bag and when you’re waiting at the bus stop or sitting in the car at school pick up time, use that time to scribble a few thoughts. Self reflection is the best kind of homework.

While you’re at it, grab some markers and make it fun.

Buy an extra pack for your kid, cuz you don’t want them taking yours.

Better buy some stickers too, cuz, you know, stickers are fun.

What’s your fave journal?

 

 

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An Unconventional Librarian Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are just around the corner (eek!) and now’s the time to start thinking about gifts for the bibliophile on your list.  I’m compiling my list and I’m checking it twice, making sure Santa knows what book goes to which lucky reader.
An Unconventional Librarian Holiday Gift Guide
I am now curating books in the following categories:
Cookbooks make great gifts: aka cookbooks for the terrible cook (COOKBOOKS)
Books Dad wants but doesn’t know it (HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, ROCK AND ROLL)
Books that will keep the little ones busy on Christmas morning and out of Mom’s hair (MIDDLE GRADE AND PICTURE BOOKS)
Books Mom will curl up under the blanket and enjoy: aka Mommy’s Day off! (CHICK LIT, MYSTERY, POP FICTION)
Book related items: bookmarks, book themed clothes, jewelry, etc.
Want your title in this list? Email me at [email protected] SUBJECT: 2015 Holiday gift Guide
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The Upshot: Finding Hidden Treasures

While chatting with relatives this weekend, I discovered an unused pile of books I had gifted my husband. (side eye)

Have you ever discovered a pile of unread books? What did you find?

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The Twelve Books of Christmas: Day 10

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!