The Living Arts Library is specially designed to stimulate children's interest and imagination in all aspects of the international arts. The activity-based approach encourages readers to try for themselves a variety of skills and techniques.
Meet Hank and his dog, Irma. Irma is no ordinary dog. She thinks she's a real person. And so, on Halloween it seems only fair that Irma gets to dress up, too. As Hank gets ready to go trick-or-treating, Irma is not happy about being left out of the festivities...and she makes her feelings oh-so-clear.
In this bilingual story, Citlali is excited to celebrate the Day of the Dead with her family! But first, she needs to find the perfect way to represent her grandmother on her school's ofrenda. Citlali and the Day of the Dead, a beautifully illustrated 32-page story, follows Citlali as she searches for the perfect offering for her grandmother, and celebrates the Day of the Dead with her family—giving young readers a glimpse of the festivities and traditions associated with this important holiday.
Italy has been the center of the Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. Many of the country's traditions and holidays today are based on religious holy days. This interesting book describes national holidays in Italy that mark such events as religious festivals, as well as important historic events such as the country's independence. Other traditional celebrations featured include food festivals and family occasions.
Ruled for many years by European countries, Argentina's traditions today are a blend of indigenous, Spanish, and Italian cultural traditions. This colorful book describes the holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year in Argentina. In this largely Catholic country, many holidays are based on religious festivals. Others celebrate important historic events. Find out also how Argentines celebrate family occasions.
This fascinating book describes the holidays and traditions of South Korea. Many holidays are based on the seasons such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving. Others are religion-based such as Buddha's birthday. Find out also how South Koreans celebrate family occasions honoring ancestors, elders, and children.
This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the Netherlands that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons. Young readers will discover the unique traditions of the Dutch people as they celebrate familiar holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and family occasions such as weddings and birthdays.
Everybody has a birthday, but not everyone celebrates it in the same way! In fact, there are many different birthday customs and traditions around the world. In this joyful book, readers will learn about Name Day celebrations in Greece, different coming-of-age traditions, and more.
This engaging book celebrates a year of holidays and traditions representing Kenya’s many cultural groups. Readers will learn about the strong tradition of song and dance in Kenya and also how family occasions are celebrated in this African country.
Young readers will learn about the many public holidays and cultural festivals celebrated in the Scandinavian country of Sweden. Fun facts highlight the unique festivals of the ancient Sami people, how the Swedish royal family is honored, what traditional foods are eaten, and how families celebrate special occasions.
Iran is a country of many ancient and modern cultural traditions. This fascinating book describes the ways in which Iranians celebrate holidays with religious festivals, foods, and customs. The majority or Iran’s people are Muslim and many of their holidays are rooted in the religion of Islam. Young readers will also discover how the people of Iran celebrate family occasions.
This interesting title describes the festivals and holidays celebrated in the island nation of Jamaica. Traditional foods, reggae music, and festivals such as Carnival reflect the colorful culture of Jamaica. Young readers will also discover that many other cultures have influenced Jamaican traditions.
From the Oktoberfest folk festival to Christmas markets, Germany has many unique traditions celebrated with traditional foods, rituals, and music. This exciting title follows a year of holidays and festivals that honor religious, historic, and family traditions celebrated by Germans.
Egypt's culture is a fascinating mixture of ancient traditions passed down by the native peoples, as well as the traditions and cultures of countries such as England and Greece, who ruled Egypt in different periods of history. This interesting book describes how ancient traditions, beliefs, and rituals combined with modern influences into the festivals celebrated today. Young readers will also learn how the Egyptian people celebrate family occasions.
This Spanish and English bilingual book takes you on a trip around the world, looking at the many different ways that people celebrate special days, holidays, religious festivals, and traditional celebrations.
A big mistake actually helps Chance and Iggy win the talent contest.
Lucky's luck finally changes for the better.
Pinetree Wyoming feels a bit more like home when a Thai girl shares Loy Krathong holiday traditions with her new American friends.
Lisha goes to Cielo's posada party, and learns a new and better meaning for shelter.
Natalie is happy that all of her candy canes have been given away . . . until Christmas morning.
José creates a unique costume for Halloween.
How can Squirrel keep Dog from copying her Halloween decorations?
One valentine card has a busy day.
Eric finds a new way to make a valentine for his mother.
Zachary learns that being different can also be special.