Christine Turner's blog

Who Doesn't Love Pancakes?

I don't know a single person who doesn't like pancakes, and February 14 - 20th is National Pancake week.  I realize that the celebrations are almost over, but this topic was too yummy to past up.  Not to mention the fact, that it's never too early to start planning for next year...Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner tonight. 

Exciting News!

 Jerry Pinkney is the first individual African American to win the Caldecott Medal award! 

Celebrate Black History Month with Books!

I have created this booklist to include both non-fiction and picture books for elementary school students. Often, picture books are discouraged for children who are past pre-school. This booklist demonstrates that picture books are an effective tool for children of every age, and especially when teaching historical material.  

 

 Africans in America, 1619-1865  by Kay Melchisedech Olson

 

2009-2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award

 

2009-2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award  Winner:

 

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa begins December 26th and ends on January 1st.   

Happy Hanukkah

 

   

 Hanukkah begins on this Friday at sundown. If you are looking for items to read this season,  I currently have a display of Hanukkah books in the children's area.  Feel free to stop by and check out our collection.  You can also order books online and have them sent to your community library. This is a free service. 

Growing up, my family had a tradition of making gifts for one another during the holidays.  The projects that my Mom and I made together are some of my best childhood memories.  There are all kinds of art & craft books for children in the library, including those for Hanukkah.   

Family Traditions during the Holidays

Ristras

FAMILY STORYTIME CRAFT

Atascocita Branch Library MONDAY @ 7:00 PM

Ristras are an American Southwest tradition.  During the winter season, you can find ristras shaped wreaths.   Like the classic holly wreath, these are hung on your front door to welcome guest. I grew up in Colorado and have fond memories of these bright red wreaths.

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