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I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner

Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner

Today’s Black History post includes a story. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Isn’t that the best story? What a great way to teach the history of Hurricane Katrina to little ones. 

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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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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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How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea

How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea

 

I love finding a book that combines my fave things: children and tea! If you’ve been around a minute you’ll know that I host literary themed tea parties for kids. You can imagine how excited I was to learn that there was a book called How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford and Gabi Swiatkowska that involved a queen wearing a tiara.

Why is  a queen wearing a crown so important? Why else? This gives me a chance to share the book with my friends during a story time video on YouTube. You can’t tell in the video but I’m totally wearing my tutu.

 

Wasn’t this a great story? The queen learned to make tea AND how to become a friend. I love love love love this book; so many teachable moments.

I have a YouTube channel where I read books to kids; maybe you’ll find a story that you like. Check out An Unconventional Librariantube!

Don’t have time to visit YouTube? No worries, you can check out my videos here on An Unconventional Librarian. Just click over to 070 New Media: Videos.  Let Pammy Pam read to the  kiddos by watching a video or two!

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Snowstorm #Stella Storytime I am (Not) Scared by @annakang27 @chrisweyant05 and a GIVEAWAY!

Everyone was stuck in the house due to a snowstorm. I thought it would be fun to have a storytime so I did a Facebook Live reading of

I am (not) Scared

 

Here is the the video.


I hope you can watch it and enjoy
 

Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of two other books featuring these characters: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small and That’s (Not) Mine. Christopher’s work can be seen regularly in The New Yorker magazine and his cartoons are syndicated worldwide. This husband-and-wife team lives in New Jersey with their two daughters and their Bich-Poo. Visit them at www.annakang.com and www.christopherweyant.com.
Twitter: @annakang27 @chrisweyant05
Instagram: annakangbooks; christopherweyant
Facebook: Anna Kang – Author; Christopher Weyant
 
For more information, and to download a free activity kit, visit annakang.com, or download at: http://bit.ly/2mKbFWi
 
Wanna win something cute??
Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win: one lucky winner will receive a set of squeezable stress balls, two adorable plush characters, and a copy of I AM (NOT) SCARED courtesy of Two Lions (U.S. addresses).

 

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Books Children Diversity Reading Challenge

I AM #BLACKHISTORYMONTH Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner

Let’s celebrate Black History Month with Marvelous Cornelius by Phil Bildner

Today’s Black History post includes a story. I hope you enjoy it.

 

Isn’t that the best story? What a great way to teach the history of Hurricane Katrina to little ones. 

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The Pod

It’s Monday, how about a podcast?

It’s Monday, how about a podcast?

All good things take time, my friends. Please enjoy another podcast episode.

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Children

My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

Oh I love stories in which animals outsmart other animals. And My Lucky Day is no different. Check it out!

Isn’t that fun? My littles used to love ending! What’s your fave book about an animal outsmarting another animal?

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Garden Party, Princesses, and Vaccines #Blogust

Princess Garden Tea Party

PRINCESS GARDEN TEA PARTY

benefitting [email protected]

I’m thrilled to host a group of little princesses at a private garden party today!

We will drink tea, practice good manners, and read stories.

We will also discuss how vaccines keep little princesses healthy.

Proceeds will benefit [email protected]

Stay tuned for post party pics!

[email protected]: Because every child deserves a shot at reading a book

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Indies First Storytime with Adam Lehrhaupt!

It’s always great to meet children’s book authors. Working in a bookstore provides us with plenty of opportunities to interact with authors and to introduce kids to their favorite authors.  As a bookseller (I told you I’m an Unconventional Librarian) working at an independent bookstore, it’s great when authors show us that they value the work we do as an independent bookstore.

What’s an independent bookstore, you ask? Well, it’s a bookstore that is NOT owned and operated by a big chain guy company like Barnes & Noble, Borders, or others. Independent bookstores, called Indies, for short, are owned by local people who live and work in the community where they provide service.  Indies are great because I get to work where I live and see people and kids I know and provide PERSONAL suggestions based on their likes, needs, wants, whims, etc.

Authors like us too, because, well, we’re cool people who get super excited about books. Especially the ones that they write so, everyone wins! Because authors appreciate Indies, they invented this thing called Indies First where authors adopt an independent bookstore and work there for a few hours. This was Sherman Alexie’s baby.

Kate DiCamillo, author of Because of Winn Dixie, and the newly released Flora & Ulysses came up with Indies First Storytime, with KIDS in mind! Lots of authors agreed to do this because who doesn’t love kids??

My bookstore, Towne Book Center & Cafe (the place where I dress up in a tutu and tiara every weekend) hosted Adam Lehrhaupt, author of Warning; Do Not Open this book! The book is super fun and so is Adam.  Take a look.

 

Adam Lehrhaupt
Adam Lehrhaupt

 

Adam is super cool and I gabbed his ear off for like ever! Check out his links and follow him and my bookstore(!) on Twitter. Here are the deets:

Adam https://twitter.com/Lehrhaupt

Towne Book Center https://twitter.com/TowneBookCenter

WARNING: you may see pics of my big ole head on the store’s twitterfeed.

Did you get to hear an Indies First author read? Who was it? Who would you LOVE to hear?