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Children

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 Children

Celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson Day 12

Celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson

Black History Month is a great time to discover new authors and illustrators of color. I’ve been crushing on Kadir Nelson for some time now, and try as I might, he seems to allude me.  What better way to celebrate his beautifully moving illustrations by highlighting one book a day during Black History Month?

 

Baby Bear

 

 

Baby Bear, words and pictures by Kadir Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Diversity Reading Challenge

8 Books for Kids Celebrating African American Hair

8 Books for Kids Celebrating African American Hair

 

 

Sometimes it can be difficult to find exactly the right book, especially as an African American. There are so many good books but sometimes you just want a book that depicts people who look like you.  Have you ever wanted a book about African American hair but couldn’t find it? Well you’re in luck, I’ve made a list just for you.  Add these to your list:

Happy Hair by Mechel Renee Roe

Happy to be Nappy by Bell Hooks & Chris Raschka

I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E.B. Lewis

Nappy Hair by by Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda

Penny and the Magic Puffballs by Alonda Williams, Tyrus Goshay

Emi’s Curly, Coily, Cotton Candy Hair, by Tina Olajide

Big Hair Don’t Care by Crystal Swain-Bates

The Barber’s Cutting Edge, by Gwendolyn Battle-Laver

See something you like on this list? Check them out and let me know how you like them! Of course everything on this list qualifies for the Diversity Reading Challenge.

 

 

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Tea Parties

Book Themed Halloween Party!

I’ve been very busy hosting parties lately. Just recently we hosted a Witches and Warlocks tea party! Everyone came dressed in costume, even a few parents; kids love it when parents participate in dress up. So do I!

Halloweenparty Collage

 

We had so much fun at the party. The book I read  (see lower right) is called I Want to be a Witch by Ian Cunliffe.

want to be a witch

 

We tossed potions into a witches hat, picked creepy bugs and other gross things to put into the tea, and made a delightful owl craft.  Oh and how could I forget pin the nose on the pumpkin?

What a great way to combine Halloween and books!

What is your favorite Halloween book?

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Books

Did You Know An Unconventional Librarian is on YouTube?

Yep, you heard it right, I’m on YouTube! To be sure, you’ve prolly seen me reading a book or two right here on the blog. But did you know that sometimes I post things over on YouTube that don’t make it over to the blog?

Yep, like special readings and videos just for you.  Like this:

And others. Go to my channel and find out what’s up other there…

If you have kid friendly content on your channel, leave me your link and I’ll visit!

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Books Children

Celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson Day 12

Celebrate Black History Month with Kadir Nelson

Black History Month is a great time to discover new authors and illustrators of color. I’ve been crushing on Kadir Nelson for some time now, and try as I might, he seems to allude me.  What better way to celebrate his beautifully moving illustrations by highlighting one book a day during Black History Month?

 

Baby Bear

 

 

Baby Bear, words and pictures by Kadir Nelson