Tag Archives: Crystal Brunelle

December 12

Tattoos in Picture Books by Crystal Brunelle

When I read Bob Graham’s book, April and Esme: Tooth Fairies, I was charmed. It’s an adorable story about two young fairies going out to collect their first tooth. The lovely story was not the only thing that I noticed though. The illustrations caught my attention. The mother of the young tooth fairies has a […]

April 18

Becoming More Diverse – A Library Journey by Crystal Brunelle

“There are books with Hmong?” This question broke my heart a little. The boy was shocked when I had casually mentioned a book with a Hmong character. He had made it to third grade without realizing that there were books related to his home culture and that they were available in his school library. You […]

Top Ten Bookish Treats by Maria Selke and Crystal Brunelle

It is a fact universally acknowledged that a Nerdy Book Club member in possession of a good book must be in want of nothing. Wait… did we mention that there would be treats? Everything is better if you add in a treat. Let’s update that old saying even more and say that a Nerdy Book […]

Books as Friends by Crystal Brunelle

For as long as I can remember, books have been my friends. Lacking Facebook, Twitter, and cell phones, maintaining friendships with actual people was quite difficult as my family moved around many, many times, but books were everywhere I went.    In Ohio, as a preschool kiddo, I was treated to many read-alouds before my […]

Ten Books for Laughing Out Loud

I absolutely adore books that make me laugh.  I am not saying that I don’t read tearjerkers.  I read many of those too, but life would not be tolerable without the funny ones.  When I have had a bad day, when things are going wrong, when I need a lift, the giggly, goofy, giddy books […]