During Carnival, Ana & Andrew travel to visit their family on the island of Trinidad. They love watching the parade and dancing to the music. This year, they learn how their ancestors helped create the holiday! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Ms. Vanilla is back and ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. Her whole class makes cards and enjoys a big party. Then the kids read their valentines to the class--but the last one is for someone special!
Winicker Wallace's best friend, Roxanne, is coming to spend Christmas in Paris! Winicker is thrilled. But she is worried when Roxanne doesn't want to do their traditional Christmas activities. Instead, Roxanne wants to sightsee in Paris! But when Winicker and Roxanne celebrate Christmas in a way neither of them expected, Winicker sees they haven't grown apart after all.
Devin misses his substitute teacher and decides to create a wicked Valentine's Day card for her. But instead of scaring his teacher, the monstrous card turns on him. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Carlos and Carmen want to make this year's Father's Day really special for Papá. At first they don't know what to do, but working together, they come up with the perfect idea-a treasure hunt. Luckily for Papá, the twins are with him every step of the way making sure that he solves the clues, follows the map, and finds the sweet treasure. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
It's almost Valentine's Day, and Carlos and Carmen don't have any cards for their class! So they spend the day making valentines. They make big valentines and little valentines. They make valentines with glitter and valentines with stickers. Mamá and Papá think the twins may have made too many valentines. But, the twins have the perfect plan to make sure everybody has a happy Valentine's Day. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Lucky's luck finally changes for the better.
A big mistake actually helps Chance and Iggy win the talent contest.
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.
What this new family needs is a Thanksgiving tradition.
Jimmy learns that a long-awaited special dessert is not the most important part of his family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Snowman and his friends enjoy mysterious music again and again.
The Alaskan villagers' Christmas traditions finally win over Estrella.
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.
Most people would agree that handmade decorations have more charm than store-bought alternatives, so this origami book teaches kids enough paper crafts to make eight popular holidays more festive! The background information on the holidays makes sure origami artists know how to best celebrate each occasion.
On November 21, 1912, the schooner Rouse Simmons set sail from a small northern Michigan town across Lake Michigan. Affectionately dubbed the "Christmas Tree Ship," this was an annual trek for the Rouse Simmons. With its cargo of Christmas trees, the ship was bound for Chicago. There Captain Herman Scheunemann would sell the trees for 50 cents or $1.00 and even gave many away to needy families. But the schooner never makes its destination. The Rouse Simmons, with all hands and cargo, disappears into the cold waters. The ship's wreckage is not found until 1971. Drawing from stories told by her grandfather, author Carol Crane weaves a fictional tale based on the true events of the doomed schooner. And she explains how the captain's widow went on to continue his tradition of delivering holiday trees to Chicago.
Long ago in a faraway place there lived two mothers. One, a humble peasant woman who struggled daily to provide for her children. And the other, a mother spider who also worked hard to care for her family. And although it would appear they were as different as night and day, these two mothers had more in common than would first seem. As the only holiday gift she can give her children, one cold Christmas Eve the peasant woman goes to the forest to get a tree, never noticing that someone has made a home among its branches. During the night, the mother spider spins webs decorating the tree, resulting in a Christmas that neither mother will ever forget. Based on an old Ukrainian story, Trinka Hakes Noble (The Orange Shoes) crafts an original heartwarming tale of the grace that can be found in the true spirit of Christmas.
These nine short folktales feature stories about traditional holidays celebrated from Czechoslovakia, Russia, France, the United States, and other parts of the world.