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The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming
by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown
The author of the Unfortunate Events series strikes again with this delightfully bizarre tale. Here the miraculous birth is of a potato pancake, which, unlike its less talkative literary cousin the Gingerbread Man, begins screaming the moment it gets cooked. Leaping out of the frying pan, the latke screams even louder as it tries in vain to explain itself and its role.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Seven Spools of Thread
by Angela Shelf Medearis and Daniel Minter
Using the Nguzo Saba, or "seven principles" of Kwanzaa, this well-beloved author has created an unforgettable story that shows how family members can pull together, for their own good and the good of the entire community. The memorable woodcut illustrations bring this to life.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Seven Days of Kwanzaa
by Melrose Cooper
On the fifth day of Kwanzaa, my people gave to me… Five festive friends! Children will sing along with the cheerful holiday rhyme as they learn the values of Kwanza.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Music, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Night of Las Posadas
by Tomie DePaola
Hispanic holiday customs take center stage in this story of a modern-day Las Posadas procession in Santa Fe, NM. Lupe and Roberto are to play Mary and Joseph in the Christmas pageant in their village, but their truck gives out in a snowstorm. A mysterious couple steps in at the last minute to take their places.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Spanish and Bilingual, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Lighting a Lamp: A Diwali Story
by Jonny Zucker and Jan Cohen
This simple introduction to Diwali is suitable for even the youngest children. Follow a family as they make rangoli patterns, light diyas and watch a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate their festival of light.
Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story
by Jonny Zucker and Jan Cohen
This simple but delightfully illustrated book relates the ritual fasting during the month of Ramadan, followed by the joyful celebration and feast of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Ramadan
by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi
This is a kid's level account of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Beginning with an explanation of the lunar calendar, it describes historical and current Islam in terms of Christianity and Judaism, then follows a small boy through a day of fasting, prayers, and fellowship with his family and mosque. The borders and panels in traditional Islamic style are both handsome and evocative.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Lights for Gita
by Rachna Gilmore, Alice Priestly
Gita has recently moved to America from India, and she is looking forward to celebrating 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.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Carlos, Light the Farolito
by Jean Ciavonne
This picture book spotlights the Christmas Eve celebration of Las Pasadas, when neighbors act out the story of the peregrinos (wanderers) in search of shelter for Mary and Joseph. Carlos Castillo is a small boy who loves the tradition, including the mouthwatering foods, the Nativity crèche and the piñata. But what is Carlos to do when the Las Pasadas procession comes to his house and his grandfather isn't home yet?
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Spanish and Bilingual, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self

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