Did you know that New Year celebrations can be traced back more than 4,000 years ago? Dynamic photographs and well-crafted text introduce readers to New Year celebrations including Songkran, Chinese New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and Diwali.
Every culture has their own traditions, customs, and festivals, but some are especially unique. From Christmas trees decorated with spider webs to a festival dedicated to a monkey’s delicious dinner, these really weird, totally true holidays and traditions will surprise and delight you!
Let’s make a Christmas card. I can make a round snowman, a pointy Christmas tree, and square Christmas presents. Here is my Christmas card.
The students are making an album for their teacher. Look at all the exciting things they did in spring, summer, fall and winter. Paired to the nonfiction title What is a Season?.
How do you make the perfect jack-o-lantern? With the right pumpkin and some help from your mom, that’s how. Paired to the nonfiction title Holiday Symbols.
It’s Christmas Eve. Jack and Jill wait for Santa. They can hear a noise. Is it Santa? Where is Santa? Paired to the nonfiction title What is a Holiday?.
Raina is helping clean the house. She finds new ways to reuse old things. Find out how you can make pretty presents for your parents. Paired to the nonfiction title Where Does It Come From.
There are so many holidays in the year. Look at all the different holidays the children celebrate. Which one is your favorite? Paired to the nonfiction title The First Thanksgiving.
Knock, knock. Trick or treat! It’s Halloween. Come see all the different monsters and creatures looking for candy. Paired to the nonfiction title Celebrations Around the World.
On June 19, 1865 – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation – Galveston, Texas became the last place in the country to learn the slaves were free. Today, Juneteenth is a joyful occasion with parades, speeches, music, and more! This engaging book teaches the fascinating origins and traditions of Juneteenth, honoring the freedom of African Americans.
In the United States, Labor Day honors American workers. What started as a small labor union festival in 1882 has become a national holiday. Every first Monday in September, many schools and businesses close, and parades pop up across the country! This informative title explains the history and many transformations of Labor Day.
With its 3,000-year-old beginnings, Passover is one of the world’s most ancient holidays. From the Exodus story to modern matzah bread hunts, this title showcases Passover’s long history and present-day traditions. Young readers will get an in-depth look at this celebration of freedom!
Holi – the Hindu Festival of Colors – heralds the coming of spring. This vibrant title explores the ancient history and modern practices of this joyful holiday. Holi’s food, dance, music, and colors will captivate young readers.
35 Halloween Party Recipes to make your Kids Halloween Party unforgettable! Recipes include: Bug Blood, Boiling Witch's Cauldron, Slime Juice, Spider Guts Cake, Gruesome Bew, Green Eye Pie, Sewer Slurpies, Egg Eyeballs, Chocolate Covered Bugs, Kitty Litter Cake, Bone Bread, Monstermallows, Worms In the Mud, Skull Cakes, Boogers on a Stick, Dead Finger Cookies, Chopped Off Fingers Pizza, Simple Pimples, Baked Eyeballs, Bone Sandwiches, Miniature Tombstones, Frog's Eye Salad, Fruity, Skewered Eyeballs, Barf Dip, Fried Spiders, Brain Bread, Worm Burgers, Cadaver Dip, Dinner in a Pumpkin, Cheesy Candy Corn, Wormy Baked Apples, English Mummies, Worms on a Bun, Mashed Potato Caterpillars, Scrambled Scarecrow, and Vampire's Blood Shake.
Popular holidays throughout the year are highlighted for the emergent reader with engaging text and matching photos.
The holiday season is a busy time, with people bustling about. And it's a busy time for Edgar, a cabdriver who conveys passengers around the city. All day long Edgar drives his cab; many people going to many different places. At the end of one busy day, Edgar is so tired he climbs into the backseat of his cab to take a nap. But he discovers he is not alone. A little hamster has somehow been left behind from one of the many fares Edgar has driven. Edgar dutifully reports the hamster to the cab company's Lost and Found department, but in the meantime the little creature needs to be taken care of. Edgar brings the hamster to his apartment, making it a bed, feeding it, and even giving it a name, Chickpea. As Edgar starts his Hanukah observance, with no family nearby to share in it, the little hamster becomes more than a casual companion to the lonely man. But what happens when Chickpea's owner is found?
Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make the perfect crafts for the Thanksgiving season.
In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.
This perennial Dickensian favorite about a miser’s startling change of heart is illustratedby Italian artist Roberto Innocenti and reissued for the readers of all the Christmases Yet To Come.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating Valentine's Day. Readers are introduced to Valentine's Day traditions and activities, such as making cards and giving gifts. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating the Fourth of July. Readers are introduced to why we celebrate the Fourth of July, as well as traditions such as having picnics, watching fireworks, and eating tasty summer treats. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.
Engage readers with a story of celebrating Father's Day. Readers are introduced to Father's Day traditions, such as making homemade cards and playing sports outside. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun.
From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout.
In Earth Day, young readers will learn about this holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram offers readers ways to help Earth on this holiday and every day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Earth Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Earth Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Earth Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.
In Independence Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Independence Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Independence Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Independence Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Independence Day is part of Jump!’s Holidays series.