Ashley can't wait to see her best friend for Thanksgiving since she hasn't seen her in 5 months. But then the weather strands Ashley and her mom at a rest stop, and they eat a Thanksgiving meal with strangers, including the cranberry pie Ashley had been anxious to share with her best friend.
When the fireworks are over, Annika looks to find out where the sparkles have gone. She discovers fireflies--sparkles she'll be able to enjoy all summer long.
The twins dress in red, white and blue for their fourth of July picnic, filled with red, white, and blue foods. But the real excitement is waiting for and finally seeing the rainbow of colors filling the sky when the fireworks begin.
Shares the story of Carmen, who wants to make a jack-o'-lantern with her family for Halloween. First her father cuts the top off the pumpkin. Then Carmen pulls out the pulp. What comes next? This book introduces readers to time-order words through Carmen's engaging story. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the story. Fun facts add engaging details about jack-o'-lanterns and Halloween. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Explores Halloween and Day of the Dead traditions from around the world, including All Saint's and All Soul's Days, the Day of the Dead, and other celebrations for the dead.
Explores Easter traditions from around the world, including Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, food, and religious celebrations.
With a family that loves music as much as hers does, it was only a matter of time before it was Ava's turn to pick out an instrument. Her mother plays the piano, her father plays the violin, and one brother plays the cello while the other plays the clarinet. As soon as Ava selects an instrument, she will be able to join them as they practice for the annual holiday concert. And her family has definite ideas on what instrument Ava should select, from the piano to the flute to the violin. But Ava isn't interested in any of them. Ava wants to play the tuba. And she gets her wish. But playing the tuba isn't as easy as it seems. And there is no place for a tuba in the annual concert. But with the encouragement of her music teacher, Ava finds a place for her and her tuba in a special holiday celebration.
2019 Top 20 Goodreads Choice Awards As the worst snow storm of the year rolls in, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland--beckoning all outside. And what if, on this snow-filled day, families shake their busy lives and everyone goes out to play? A lyrical holiday story about wishes and community and snow--lots and lots of snow.
Everyone knows that when Christmas rolls around Santa employs a legion of helpers to ensure the season goes off without a hitch. But between the santas on parade, the santas at the malls, and the ones ringing bells in front of busy department stores...one intrepid investigator wants to know exactly WHO the real Santa is. Armed with a notebook, pencil, and a barrage of questions, can this young detective get to the bottom of Santa's secret?
Every year, Radim's family has a delicious carp for Christmas dinner, selected from the huge wooden barrels that line the streets of Prague in December. But this year, when Radim sits by the bathtub feeding breadcrumbs to the fish that his father has chosen, he sees more than a delectable meal. In Carl the Christmas Carp, Ian Krykorka writes a story drawn from his mother's childhood and from life in present day Prague as well. In the vibrant illustrations, Vladyana Krykorka lovingly recreates the city of her birth and her youth, down to the last glorious detail.
Set against the backdrop of a magnificent apple tree, this book uses poetry to cycle through the changes of the four seasons. Beginning with springtime, rhyming couplets take young readers through seasonal activities such as kite flying in the spring, summertime picnicking, fall trick-or-treating, all the way to building snowmen in the winter, before cycling back to spring again. One verse in each season references a major holiday, including Easter and Christmas.
Teach babies and toddlers about this important Jewish festival by exploring what happens during the Passover seder with this delightful photographic board book. This primer features family and friends coming together to share a meal, tell stories and sing songs, and encourages little ones to participate in this special time. Children of all faiths will enjoy the bright photos and primary text that focuses on bringing family together to celebrate and observe a holiday tradition.
Experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh's playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book. By the author of Diwali (Orca Origins), which has been called "an exceptionally valuable resource" by Kirkus Reviews and "a standout volume" by School Library Journal.
China! Natasha Yim tells of her experiences of watching dragon races in Hong Kong. Discover the art of a handwriting technique called calligraphy. How is silk made? Discover the women who make silk by hand in Hotan, China. Learn how people in China honor their loved ones who have gone before them. Stories by Natasha Yim, Linda Petrucelli, Gary Hoff, Josanne LaValley, and Christine Liu Perkins.
Happy birthday! Evan's dad is a cake master, so Evan decides he wants to impress his dad with a cake of his own. Will his dad be able to help turn around his "disasterpiece"? Mr. Sippey bakes one of his famous birthday cakes only to find it has gone missing! Where could it be? Matthew is tasked with figuring out a birthday riddle. Eli's birthday is on April Fool's day and he hopes he won't get fooled again this year. Stories by Carolyn Fay, Jane L. Daubitz, Lana Renetzky, and Kate Wilson.
Halloween! A pirate, skeleton, and witch are coming towards Puppy's house. What can Puppy do? When space monkeys invade on Halloween, the townspeople soon discover the monkeys' love for doughnuts. Toby realizes that the only way to get them to leave is to give them Chuck's famous doughnut recipe. David and his family prepare for Halloween, Fox's costume dilemma is resolved, and a new neighbor provides unusual Halloween treats. Stories by Lois J. Szymanski, Peter McCleery, Highlights for Children, Barbara Owen, and Glenn G. Coats.
Holiday crafts! Tex, Indi, and Charlie help decorate for Christmas. Arizona, Tex, and Indi play with Halloween costumes. Arizona helps her little siblings make Thanksgiving treats. Tex and Indi, host a magic show. For Valentine's day Tex and Indi make something special for Gran and Poppy. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Holiday Season! On thanksgiving Indi makes everyone presents. Tex and Indi make stuffing with Dad. During Christmas, Tex and Indi make cookies. A Valentine's Day mishap leaves Indi in a tough spot. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Celebrating Holidays! Arizona learns the best gifts are those made from the heart. Arizona and Ollie create New Years resolutions. Arizona and her family find a way to thank their grocery store's customers at Thanksgiving. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Giving Thanks! Join Mariana, various children and Spot in deciding what they are thankful for. Enjoy poems featuring what food animals are grateful to eat. Explore a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a fun light story about a girl who wants to have an authentic Pilgrim meal. Stories by Highlights for Children, Leslie Kimmelman, Laura Goering, Marianne Mitchell, and Marileta Robinson.
Many holidays and festivals celebrated in the United States honor religious events and important dates or people in the country's history. This interesting book shows how Americans celebrate holidays and family occasions, as well as the traditions of the cultures from which their families first came.
In Holi, early readers will learn about this Hindu festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Holi, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Holi online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Holi also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In St. Patrick's Day, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of St. Patrick's Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about St. Patrick's Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. St. Patrick's Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Lantern Festival, early readers will learn about this Asian festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of the Lantern Festival, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the Lantern Festival online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Lantern Festival also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Mardi Gras, early readers will learn about this American festival and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique celebration. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Mardi Gras, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Mardi Gras online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Mardi Gras also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.