Everyone loves a good celebration! The stories on this page can be used to share the holidays kids know and teach them about ones they don't. Holidays are great ways to learn about different cultures and celebrate diversity.
Light the candles! Ring the bells! Dance and sing! Cultural and religious holidays are very important to children, marking festive occasions both at home and at school. This bright nonfiction picture book serves as the perfect introduction for the very young to celebrations around the world. Many of the holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween are familiar to American children. Others, such as St. Lucia's Day and Diwali, may be new to them. Each of thetwenty-four holidays is illustrated with cut-paper pictures full to bursting with brilliant colors and bold shapes. Along with simple descriptions, they convey the mood,symbols, and incredible diversity of the festivities. Detailed notes at the end of the book tell more about each holiday.
Everyone loves a special occasion -- be it New Year in Hong Kong, Diwali in India, or Carnival in Rio. For Man Po, Sonu, and Janaina, the locations may be different, but the preparations, the excitement, and the atmosphere of their favorite festivals are the same. This remarkable new book from photographer and writer team Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley captures the color and vibrancy of international children's festivals. For 12 months Barnabas and Anabel have traveled around the world, meeting children and talking to them about the celebrations and festivals they enjoy. The children's stories are recorded in this beautiful book, which is published in association with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Original photography and the children's own words bring to life many of the world's major religious and local celebrations from countries as far apart as Japan and Mexico, India, and Sweden. From the dazzling costumes of the Rio Carnival to the role of the elephants in Sri Lanka's Esal Perahera, children everywhere will love learning about the festivals and the wonderful ways that these events are celebrated around the world.
Welcome to Jos's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina--it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows Jos through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.
The classic collection of stories about a little bear's celebration of five Jewish holidays is available again!Jane Breskin Zalben's Jewish holiday picture books about Beni and his family have delighted children for the past twenty-five years! In this beautifully illustrated and elegantly designed treasury, five of her beloved Beni stories ( Happy New Year, Beni; Leo & Blossom's Sukkah; Beni's First Chanukah; Goldie's Purim; and Happy Passover, Rosie ) are brought together in a holiday collection that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Beni, Sara, Mama, Papa, cousins Rosie and Max, and all of their family and friends celebrate the holidays with warmth and humor.  This special edition has a glossary of Jewish terms, favorite recipes, and includes a ribbon marker and nameplate.
From a boisterous New Year’s Eve to a rocketing Fourth of July to a spooky trick or treat, the year unfolds with fifteen fun-filled holidays you won’t want to miss. “The poetry highlights simple pleasures, happy imagery, and loving relationships. A fine addition that youngsters will come back to again and again.”--School Library Journal
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Bear's minimalist holiday celebration has an eager Mouse feeling a bit anxious in this humorous and heartwarming story about the unlikely, lovable pair. One frosty night, Bear hears a tap, tap, tapping on his front door. "Merry Christmas!" cries Mouse. Mouse is there for a Christmas party, and Bear has never had one before, but he's certain that pickles (preferably from France) must be an essential component, along with the reading of a long and difficult poem. The problem is, whenever Bear comes back from the kitchen with more treats, Mouse has vanished -- only to be found, small and gray and guilty-eyed, scurrying under the bed or rifling through the closet. Will there be even a tiny present involved? "Hogwash!" scolds Bear. Get ready for holiday anticipation and the best kind of surprises as the curmudgeonly Bear and a hopeful Mouse return in a warm, funny tale full of holiday cheer and true friendship.
"'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base Only sentries were stirring--they guarded the place. The soldiers were sleeping and snoring away As they dreamed of 'back home' on good Christmas Day..." One Christmas Eve at a military barracks in the Middle East, some homesick soldiers are paid a visit by Sergeant McClaus, the Santa of Soldiers. This lively and poignant tale is inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic yuletide poem.
In Appalachia each Christmas, a boy named Frankie waits beside the tracks for the Christmas Train, which will bring presents to the children who live in coal towns and hollows. Year after year, Frankie hopes that one particular gift a very special gift will be tossed to him from that train. It is this enduring hope that will guide him to the true meaning of the season. Full color.
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas---for many Christmases to come.
This stunning book is destined to become a Christmas classic. Joyce Dunbar's simple but majestic retelling of the Nativity story and Gary Blythe's magnificent oil paintings make this an inspirational book for families everywhere to share.
For many children and adults, the holiday season is time for the annual outing to see The Nutcracker ballet. To sweeten the anticipation or prolong the joy, settle in with this charming edition of a young girl's dreamy visit to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy.
Books in theFestival Timeseries describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture’s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday’s meaning to kids. Diwali is the Hindu five-day festival of lights that welcomes in the lunar new year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, or Aasho, which occurs in October or November, depending on the lunar calendar. During the festival, parents tell stories that relate to the holiday, exchange gifts of sweets, light candles, and attend elaborate fireworks displays. The holiday is marked by an abundance of lights displayed in homes and businesses.
Gita has recently moved to America from India, and she is looking forward to celebrating Divali-her favorite holiday-with her family. She has invited some of her new friends from school to join in the festivities, but a winter storm puts a damper on her plans. Just as Gita decides she hates her new home, events take another turn.
Nancy prepares an elegant Easter affair in this fancy new lift-the-flap book! Throwing a fabulous and fancy Easter party is a very big job--and Nancy and Bree are in charge of decorating! This book includes thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises that will delight all festive Fancy Nancy fans!
"Return to your homes and leave me in peace, because -- because -- I am the EASTER BUNNY!" Nibbles O'Hare and his friend Struts the pigeon are a couple of city dwellers on the run from the owner of a restaurant where Nibbles used to steal vegetables. They find an abandoned playhouse deep in the country, and with the help of a friendly squirrel named Wacky Shellhammer, they turn it into a pleasant little home. Their new rabbit neighbors don't take well to strangers, and they want Nibbles out -- until he announces that he is the Easter Bunny. But Easter is coming soon, and Nibbles will have to find a way to live up to his claim. Once again, Betty Paraskevas and Michael Paraskevas charm readers with this delightful holiday story.
Mike is excited about going to Grandma's for Easter. Then his friend Tony tells him the Easter Bunny only comes to houses where kids live. Mike wants to ride on the ferry and visit with Grandma. He really wants his basket from the Easter Bunny. But how will the Bunny know where to find him? Mike has a plan. But will it work?
A warm tale of love and and the unexpected from the bestselling author of The Keeping Quilt. Old Babushka is preparing her eggs for the Easter festival when she takes in Rechenka, an injured goose, who shows her that miracles really can happen. A Reading Rainbow Feature Title. Full color.
With the rich folk-art style and lively text for which she has become well-known, Patricia Polacco has created an outstanding family story of trust, love, and acceptance. After her own grandmother dies, a young Russian-American girl is initiated into her neighbor's family.
Elephant and Mouse borrow colored eggs from a robin, a cardinal and a bobolink so that they can make a thank-you basket for Easter Rabbit that will surprise him when he returns from his Easter deliveries.
Scare up the Halloween spirit in style with this fun-and fact-packed look at one of children's favorite holidays. Features easy-to-follow directions for making masks and costumes, plus spooky jokes and riddles to make young Halloweeners howl with glee!
Call Number: PZ 8.3 .S58425 Hal 1997 Holiday Collection
Publication Date: 1997-08-30
In a hilarious spoof of the counting classic Over in the Meadow, Silverman deposits two escaped convicts in a haunted house, and then lets the inhabitants scare the escapees back to prison. Cheerfully rendered ghoulies accompany each delightfully understated rhyme...A hit if read aloud or read alone, no matter what the time of year.
According to certain tales, faeries leave the underworld once a year to join in a faerie ring beneath the moonlight. On this magical night, a faerie boy meets a child of earth and the two become friends forever. Luminous paintings by award-winning artist Jane Dyer add to the magic.
Jonathan is excited! It's Halloween, and his friend Leo is having a party. There will be costumes and cake and a spooky game called Halloween Hide-and-Seek. The kid who hides in the scariest place will win a mystery prize. Jonathan knows the perfect spot. But is he brave enough to hide there?
It's Halloween, and Max, in a costume that's ghastly and green, is ready. Abby Levine tells of Max's happy day in bouncy, cumulative verse that's reminiscent of "The House That Jack Built". Bright and cheerful cartoon illustrations make for an especially child-friendly picture book that even the smallest goblins will use to anticipate and recount their own Halloween adventures. Full color.
It's Halloween and there's a party at school. This diverse group of preschoolers wears an equally varied set of costumes - from pirates to clowns to firefighters. Everyone's ready for their tricks and treats - they could start the party if only their missing teacher would return. Where could Mrs. Madoff have gone, and who is the mysterious fairy godmother who keeps following them around?
Itchy witches, groaning ghosts, and plump pumpkins are just a few of the characters in this collection of giggle-producing Halloween tongue twisters. It's so much fun, it's like trick-or-treating for your tongue!
Gabi Greenberg loved Hanukkah. She loved to watch the sun go down. She loved to see the sky grow dark. When the stars appeared, she loved to light the menorah. When Gabi receives a new tricycle, she names it "Hanukkah" and vows to ride it everywhere. On her first try she falls off the trike, but she finds the courage to try again by remembering the brave Maccabees and their struggle and victory over King Antiochus and his army. "I did it! I'm brave like the Maccabees!" And Gabi and Hanukkah went speeding down the sidewalk.
The story of the menorah is as rich and inspiring as its long-standing tradition of symbolism. It began with a prophet and a precious metal, when Moses threw a piece of gold into a fire and created the first menorah. It continued with a wicked king, his ruthless army, and a people who battled tirelessly for their faith. And it endures today in the yearly celebration of Hanukkah, the festival of lights that rejoices in the memories--and the miracles--of long ago. Written and illustrated with distinction and grace, this is a book of intrigue and inspire readers of all ages.The story of the menorah is as rich and inspiring as its long-standing tradition of symbolism. And Mark Podwal's distinguished and graceful book brings the story of the menorah, and of King Antiochus, Judah Maccabee, and Hanukkah to a new generation of readers. Featuring luminous paintings, as well as a note from the author and a selected bibliography, this distinctive book is ideal for Hanukkah sharing and year-round reading.
It's the last night of Hanukkah and there are only three little potatoes left--not enough to make latkes for the relatives. Rachel has the solution--she will borrow some potatoes from Mrs. Greenberg. And then she will invite Mrs. Greenberg, who is all alone, to share Hanukkah with them. But though Mrs. Greenberg has a heart of gold, she is a stubborn as an ox--she doesn't want to be a bother. Luckily, Rachel is one smart and equally stubborn little girl. Full color.
For eight days and eight nights Special candles we will light.Harriet Ziefert's simple, lively text and Melinda Levine's bright cut-paper collages bring the holiday of Hanukkah to life in a way that's just right for little ones. With every page a candle is added to the menorah, and one holiday ritual is introduced from lighting candles to storytellingto dreidels and latkes. This unique step book printed on sturdy cardstock features progressively wider pages that make it easy for small hands to turn to the page of their choice.
The Seven Days of Kwanzaa, like the holiday itself, celebrates people pulling together to make things better. John Ward's warm illustrations, framed by painted kente cloth borders, illuminate a text that honors the richness of African-American culture and traditions from lighting candles to singing songs to storytelling to making mkeka mats. The text also includes the principle and symbol of each day of Kwanzaa, lyrics to songs, and four simple recipes to make for the holiday feast. Progressively wider pages, made of durable card stock, create an eye-catching step-format that makes it easy for little fingers to turn the page.
"Information about Kwanzaa gathered here into one handsome volume will prove helpful to children who want an overview of this unique and growing African-American seven-day festival? Some tales are humorous; some, such as the story of Rosa Parks by Eloise Greenfield, are serious. All are wise." - Parents' Choice.
This book describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival during which people of African descent rejoice in their ancestral values. The Swahili word means "first fruits of the harvest", and for each day of Kwanzaa, a new candle is lit from December 26 to January 1.
Willie makes music every chance he gets. He will use anything to create the sounds of the rhythms he feels inside him. Willie dreams of playing the African instruments of his ancestors that his Grandpa describes. The Kwanzaa festival and the encouragement of his Grandpa provide the chance for Willie to live out his dreams. Color illustrations.
"Do you know how to make a resolution?" Squirrel asked Bear. "Is it like making a snack?" Bear laughed. "Resolutions are more important than snacks." "More important than snacks?" said Squirrel. "What is a resolution?" Squirrel knows that New Year's Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year's resoltions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own...
This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it’s time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the Lunar New Year. And the dragon parade in our book is extra long–on a surprise fold-out page at the end of the story. Grace Lin’s artwork is a bright and gloriously patterned celebration in itself! And her story is tailor-made for reading aloud.
Call Number: PZ 8.3 .P5586435 Sh 2007 Holiday Collection
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Shante Keys loves New Year's Day! But while Grandma fixed chitlins, baked ham, greens, and cornbread, she forgot the black-eyed peas! Oh no'it'll be bad luck without them! So Shante sets out to borrow some from the neighbors. Does Miss Lee have peas? What about Mr. MacGhee, or Shante's good friend Hari? None of them do'but, as Shante discovers, they have fun foods and traditions for their New Year's! Now, if only Shante can find good-luck peas in time for dinner! In this multicultural New Year's story, Shante Keys learns about Chinese New Year and Diwali, as well as how January 1st is celebrated in other countries. The author includes additional pages of information about diverse New Year's traditions and special foods. Gail Piernas-Davenport lives in Illinois; Marion Eldridge lives in Massachusetts.
It's the Chinese New Year, and the Chang Family has only enough rice flour to make one nián-gão, a special New Year's rice cake, for the entire family to eat. But this delicious little nián-gão has other ideas. "Ai yo! I don't think so!" it cries, coming to life and escaping. Ming, Cong, little Da and their parents chase the nián-gão all over the village until it runs into a hungry, old woman and sends her tumbling to the ground. Though Da is a small boy, his heart is big enough to share the treat with her, even though that leaves Da's family with nothing to eat for their own celebration. But the Changs' generosity doesn't go unnoticed. When they return home, they find the Kitchen God has left a wonderful surprise for them.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year A young boy looks forward to Chinese New Year - also known as the Lunar New Year, the day of the first new moon. It is a time of hope, and you don't have to be Chinese to celebrate it! His best friend, Glenn, who is French and German, and his cousin Evelyn, part Hopi and part Mexican, like the food and the envelopes of money, while he celebrates the fresh start the day offers. He cleans the house to make room for luck, and is glad the palms of his hands itch - that means he is coming into money. Most of all, he vows not to say things such as "can't do / don't have / why me" because he has dreams he is ready to make come true.
Pop! Pop! Pop! Set off firecrakers! Enjoy the feasts and join in the Dragon Dances!Chinese New Year has arrived and these are just a few of the customs included in Demi's newest book,Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai!. The activities and traditions that make up the Chinese New Year festivities are portrayed in beautiful, full-color detail. There are lavish illustrations of playful children, and each spread contains a brief explanation of the significance of each custom and how it fits into the month-long celebration. This glorious book is a sure delight and will be ideal for use both at home and in the classroom.
Sachiko and Kenji's mother can't afford the special soups and tasty fish for the traditional New Year's meal celebrated in Japan. After trying to sell their crafts in town to earn money, the children visit the Shrine of the Seven Gods of Luck, and a thoughtful gift leads to a welcome New Year's surprise.
Muslims all over the world observe Ramadan and the joyful days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the month of fasting as the most special time of year. This lyrical and inspiring picture book captures the wonder and delight of this great annual event. Accompanied by illustrations inspired by Iranian art, the story follows the waxing of the moon from the first new crescent to full moon and waning until Eid is heralded by the first sighting of the second new moon. This book is for all children who celebrate Ramadan and those in the wider communities who want to understand why it is such a special experience for Muslims.
Call Number: BP 186.4 .H45 2006 Holiday Collection
Publication Date: 2006-09-12
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and Eid Al-Fitr, which marks the fast's end, are sacred times for millions throughout the world. Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr examines the reasons for the month-long dawn-to-dusk fast and observes some of the wide variety of celebrations at the end of the fast worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's text examines the historical, religious, and cultural aspect of this Muslim holiday. The book's beautiful photographs are complemented with a map pinpointing the exact locations illustrated. The extensive back matter also includes a list of further resources such as books and Web sites, useful for the research student and paper writer in grades one to four. The book's consultant, Dr. Neguin Yavari gives an explanatory note about the religious and cultural significance of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture-and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.
Look! There is the new moon in the sky. It's time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family. This year, the narrator is finally old enough to fast, and readers of all ages will be interested as he shares his experiences of this special holiday.
Call Number: BP 186.4 .Z83 2004 Holiday Collection
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Books in theFestival Timeseries describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture’s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday’s meaning to kids. A typical Muslim family celebrates the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In 2004, Ramadan lasts for the entire 30-day lunar month from October 16 through November 13. In 2005, it occurs from October 5 through November 3. It is the time of year for parents and older children to fast, give special praise to God, and be charitable to the poor and needy. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr occurs on the day following the last day of Ramadan. Families welcome this festival with an elaborate meal attended by extended family and friends. Traditional foods are eaten, including dates and pomegranates.
Call Number: BP 186.4 .G43 1996 Multicultural Collection
Publication Date: 1996-09-15
Every year, Muslims all over the world celebrate the coming of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It was during that month, 14 centuries ago, that Allah first began revealing the holy book of Islam, the Quran, to Muhammed. Ghazi's clear and informative description of one boy's celebration of Ramadan is skillfully brought to life by Omar Rayyan's warm and joyful illustration.
It's Eid, and Aneesa should be happy. But her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her grandmother gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. Aneesa discovers that the girls are refugees. Aneesa can't stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, and she comes up with a plan to help make it the best Eid holiday ever.
One of the most important days of the Muslim calendar, people mark the occasion with a feast shared with people in their community. This fascinating book highlights the customs of this special religious holiday, including the clothing, prayers, food, and gifts.
It's Rosh Hashanah, and the loving family of Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights and Hooray! It's Passover gets ready once again for another holiday. After a special dinner, the family goes to synagogue to hear Uncle Jake sound the shofar and bring in the New Year. Ten days later, it's Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. With simple text and glowing illustrations, this story captures the rituals and importance of the ten special days called the Days of Awe or the High Holy Days that Jewish people all around the world celebrate.
In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle--and there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick. Full color.
Perfect for Thanksgiving, this warm and humourous picture book gently reminds us to give thanks for the little things. The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?
Ruby Valentine plans to host a grand Valentine's Day party at her mountaintop house. But the weather does not cooperate and a blizzard keeps her guests at home. Ruby and her trusty parrot, Lovebird, decide to take the party into town and learn an important lesson about celebration.
How do animals say 'Be my valentine'? Bees say it with flowers, seagulls by walking on the beach wing in wing, and cows with 'moooosic.' Die-cuts and flaps throughout reveal animals expressing their love in the cutest ways.
Almost everything about Valentine's Day is fancy . . . especially with Fancy Nancy! Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine from a secret someone. Join Nancy as she follows the clues to find out who it is--all in her trademark fabulous style, of course. Gorgeous stickers included!
Froggy thinks the new girl in class, Frogilina, is the cutest frog he's ever seen. He can't even concentrate when she's around. When Frogilina smiles at him through the monkey bars, Froggy falls smack on his head -- bonk! A mere glance from her makes his insides all soft and wiggly, like he's had caterpillars for breakfast. With Valentine's Day just a week away Froggy really wants to know could this be love?
Emily Elizabeth tells about Clifford's first Valentine's Day when he was still a tiny puppy. Clifford goes to the post office with Emily Elizabeth to mail valentines and gets lost in the carts full of letters.
Rotten Ralph dreads Petunia's secret valentine party, but Sarah dresses him up as Cupid and insists that Ralph be nice. Once again Ralph wreaks havoc, and chaos reigns. Will this be the last straw for Sarah?
"Skip! Hop! Zip! Nip!" The sprightly characters from Halloween Mice! frolic across a wintry landscape to deliver valentines to all their woodland friends. Lively rhymed text filled with sounds that are fun to say aloud, and a simple mystery -- what happened to the littlest mouse? -- that is happily solved, makes this a perfect book to share with a very young audience.
Join Pooh as he tries to find the perfect Valentine's Day present for Piglet, and watch a red, satin heart grow bigger and bigger as Valentine's Day approaches. This So-Soft Board Book includes a touchable heart embedded in the back cover which grows progressively larger page by page. Full color. Baby/Preschool.
Paddy Bouma's soft watercolors highlight this unusual Valentine's Day story of a loving grandmother-granddaughter relationship. Heather is disappointed that Mama can't stay home from work to spend the holiday with her. Making cookies with Grandma--including a big, heart-shaped one for Mama--cheers her up. But when Heather and Grandma check on the sheep, they find one of the new lambs cold and still. Young children will identify with Heather's pride in helping care for the lamb and her joyful anticipation of another surprise to share with Mama.
Take a ride in a long submarine or fly away in a hot air balloon. Whatever you do, just be sure to bring your favorite book! Rafael López's colorful illustrations perfectly complement Pat Mora's lilting text in this delightful celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros; Children's Day/Book Day. Toon! Toon! Includes a letter from the author and suggestions for celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros; Children's Day/Book Day.
Call Number: HD 7791 .A57 1999 Fort Wayne Seasonal
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
It is the first Monday in September and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Labor Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: why parks are crowded on Labor Day, why children today go to school and do not work in factories, why Americans rest on a holiday that celebrates working. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.