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Christmas Is...
by Gail Gibbons
Share this simple non-fiction book with your child and explore the different ways that people celebrate the Christmas holiday. Brief explanations with full-page illustrations describe everything from the history of the holiday to decorations and gift giving.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Holidays, Nonfiction, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey
by Joy Cowley
Miguel's father sends him a turkey with simple instructions--fatten him up for the Thanksgiving feast. Instead, he becomes Miguel's beloved pet. How will he save his friend, Gracias the turkey, from becoming the main course at Thanksgiving dinner?
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Multicultural, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud
Jan Brett's Christmas Treasury
by Jan Brett
This beautiful Jan Brett collection features some of her best winter and Christmas stories. Some of the titles included in the treasury are "The Mitten" and "Christmas Trolls." Jan Brett's signature illustrations adorn each story, filling it with bright, festive colors.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Seasons, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud
Kwanzaa
by Deborah Newton Chocolate
Traditions and customs associated with Kwanzaa are discussed.
Ages: Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Multicultural, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud
Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story
by Naomi Howland
Sadie's kindness is rewarded when an old woman gives her a magical frying pan. When magic words are spoken, the pan fills with delicious latkes. Unfortunately, trouble occurs when Sadie leaves the pan in the hands of her younger brothers.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year
by Madeline Slovenz-Low & Kate Waters
With the help of full-color photographs, Ernie Wan describes his experiences in preparing for his participation in his first Lion Dance for Chinese New Year in New York City.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Multicultural, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Over the River and Through the Woods
by Lydia Maria Child
Travel to Grandma's house with this classic holiday poem. Rhyming text and striking illustrations celebrate favorite Thanksgiving traditions in rural New England, such as ice fishing and pumpkin pie.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Holidays, Poetry, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Tree of Cranes
by Allen Say
A young Japanese boy learns about the traditions of Christmas from his mother in this tender story. As he watches her create origami cranes for the tree, she describes the customs that she celebrated when she lived in California.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Multicultural, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Too Many Tamales
by Gary Soto
This picture book is a rich celebration of the Christmas traditions of a Latino family. When Maria loses her mother's precious diamond ring, readers learn an important lesson about the value of forgiveness and family.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Multicultural, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Story of Kwanzaa
by Donna L. Washington
Learn about the origins of Kwanzaa. The seven principles or beliefs of the holiday are explained in detail and accompanied by lovely illustrations. Recipes and crafts ideas are also included.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Multicultural, Nonfiction, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud

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