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Day 5: The Twelve Books of Christmas

On the fifth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

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
Come back tomorrow for book 6!
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Books

The Twelve Books of Christmas: Day 5

On the fifth day of Christmas

An Unconventional Librarian gave to me

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
Come back tomorrow for book 6!
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Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella by Jan Brett

If you’re a fan of children’s picture books, you’re certainly familiar with Jan Brett.  Brett is the author of the beloved The Mitten books and other very similarly designed books.  If you have children, I’m sure you have at least one Jan Brett book in your collection.  You can imagine how thrilled I was when at BEA, I stumbled into Jan Brett.  I was at a party and someone said to me “Have you met Jan Brett?” and pointed to the woman standing on my left.  To be sure, I practically fainted.  I probably drooled all over her. Or spilled my drink on her.  Prolly both.

Jan Brett

D’you see the look on my face? It’s pure HOLY COW!!!!

Yep, cuz that’s how cool I am when I meet my author rockstars.  I impress them with my dorkitude.

To be sure, when I accosted met her again, she graciously signed my book and didn’t put out a restraining order. The book she signed is a beautiful retelling of Cinderella. The book, Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella contains the familiar illustrations and sneak peaks on the sides but the setting is the lavish Russian landscape in its heyday.

Cinders Collage

You’ll enjoy the preening chickens as they dance in the lavish prince’s palace.  Cinders is sure to become a cherished book in all households.

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Winter Resources for the Little Ones II

Just in case you missed these cuties,

here they are again!

Here are some picture books that I think are just perfect for winter or winter in July!

All you need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle

the book is darling, however, limited multiculturally.

I like that the words are repetitive and the Little ones listening can anticipate and call out what comes next…

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler

This book is awesome because even though the main character is told she’s too little,

she makes the best snowman ever which should be inspiring for the littlest readers (listeners)!

Of course Jan Brett’s The Mitten would make my list!

Animals and old world charm are delightful.

and FINALLY

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Goes without saying, right?

enjoy!