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Birthdays

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812987

Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays in order to answer such questions as, How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? The more they investigated, the more they realized that there's a lot more to birthdays than cake, presents, a few games and perhaps a goody bag. They discovered there are as many ways to observe birthdays as there are places in which to do it.

Diwali

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033235

For five days every fall, India shines especially bright. The occasion is Diwali, the country’s Festival of Lights. Clay lamps, fireworks and sparklers, and colorful rangoli sand art all add visual brilliance. The Diwali celebration will come alive in this early elementary read.

Christmas

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033228

Christmas is a holiday of symbols. Evergreen trees stand for life in the dead of winter. Nativity scenes remind Christians of Jesus’s birthday. Santa Claus is the image of cheerful gift-giving. In this title, young readers will discover the meaning behind a few popular Christmastime traditions.

Thanksgiving

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033280

Often called Turkey Day, Thanksgiving is a scary time to be a gobbler. The bird is often at the center of the celebration, but unfortunately in the center of the table for feasting. In this title, young readers will learn about the President’s annual turkey pardon and other fun Thanksgiving facts.

Chinese New Year

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033211

You could say the best is saved for last when it comes to Chinese New Year. The Lantern Festival stands as the holiday’s grand finale. Dragon and lion puppets dance by day. At night, glowing lanterns float on water and across sky. This introduction to China’s most famous celebration will mesmerize beginning readers.

Hanukkah

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033259

Spinning the dreidel. This is what many Jewish children most look forward to during Haunukkah. A twirl of the four-sided dice-like top can earn a candy jackpot! Young readers will learn how to play this game and how it connects to the eight-day celebration of light.

Ramadan

R.J. Bailey (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964046

In Ramadan, young readers will learn about this Muslim 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 Ramadan, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Ramadan online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ramadan also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Ramadan is part of Jump!s Holidays series.

Kwanzaa

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033266

Black, red, and green. These are the colors of Kwanzaa, the celebration of African-American culture. Black represents African heritage. And red and green stand for the hard times of the past and hope for the future. Beginning readers will learn some Swahili as they read about the seven days of Kwanzaa.

Birthday Traditions around the World

Ann Ingalls (author), Elisa Chavarri (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234188

Explores global traditions surrounding birthdays, including cake, parties, and decorations.

S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet

Cynthia Furlong Reynolds (author), Pam Carroll (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627535946

The Christmas story and the origin of many holiday traditions are thoroughly detailed in the text of S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. The first Christmas cards were printed and sold in the United States by a German immigrant in 1874. Long ago, eating pie was believed to bring good luck, and during the holidays they were baked in an oblong shape to look like a manger. The message of Christmas is a message to all the world and is beautifully conveyed and illustrated in S is for Star. Our tradition of gift-giving is based on the Wise Men's visit to Baby Jesus. Nearly every country has its own gift-giving traditions. In Great Britain, children eagerly await Father Christmas. In France, he is called Pere Nol. In Italy, Befana brings presents, and German and Austrian children wait for a visit from the Christkindl. Celebrate these and many other traditions of the holiday season with S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet.

Veterans Day

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624962752

In Veterans Day, early readers will learn about the American holiday of Veterans Day 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 Veterans Day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Veterans Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Veterans Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Veterans Day is part of Jump!s Holidays series.

Santa Claus

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195128

This engaging book uses a simple rhyming pattern to tell the story of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Wonderful photos and illustrations show Santa and his reindeer on their annual trip, as well as the joy on childrens faces on Christmas morning. An activity asks children to draw their own picture of Santa Claus.

Parade Float Designer

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634700818

From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Parade Float Designer is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about Parade Float Designers. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Creating Party Favors

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633624252

Have a party coming up? Use this book to create fun and unique crafts to give to your guests. Crafters practice comprehension skills as they use text and diagrams to follow the steps for each project. The activities push students to learn and apply domain-specific vocabulary, practice new techniques, and build on concepts that may already be familiar. Other tools, including an index and additional resources, encourage readers to locate information and explore further independently.

Carving Pumpkins

Dana Meachen Rau (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805575

Learn how to carve pumpkins with these fun activities.

Decorating Eggs

Dana Meachen Rau (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805612

Learn how to decorate eggs with these fun activities.

Creating Halloween Crafts

Dana Meachen Rau (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624312151

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 Halloween season.

United States: The Culture

Lynne Weiss (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180087

In the United States, many cultures means many celebrations. This colorful book explores the many civic and Christian holidays, festivals from other religions, and popular events that Americans enjoy.

Canada Day

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792147

Learn the history behind this national holiday, celebrating the birth of a nation by Canadians from coast to coast. See the many different ways in which this multi-cultural nation recognizes this occasion with fireworks, music, food, a day-off work, and other special events.

Cultural Traditions in the United Kingdom

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174857

Throughout history, the United Kingdom has been one of the most influential places in the world. Its culture and language have spread far and wide. This interesting book describes the holidays and traditions in the United Kingdom that celebrate important dates in history, religion, royal ceremonies, and changes in the seasons.

Cultural Traditions in the United States

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174895

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.

Cultural Traditions in South Africa

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174888

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation because the people who live there have come from many different backgrounds. This fascinating book describes the holidays and family celebrations inspired by the many cultures of South Africa's people.

Victoria Day

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179623

Victoria Day is celebrated across Canada on the third Monday of May. It is a federal statutory holiday in honor of the birthday of England's Queen Victoria. It is informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada. Readers will learn about the importance of the first sovereign of confederated Canada, as well as Empire Day, celebrated in Britain.

Cultural Traditions in Canada

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174840

Canada is a multicultural country. English and French are its two official languages, but Canadians come from many different cultures. This colorful book describes the different holidays and traditions in various parts of Canada and the ways in which Canadians celebrate family occasions.

Cultural Traditions in France

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427174864

The French calendar is filled with ftes, or festivals, which are celebrated with tasty food, colorful decorations, wonderful music, and exciting games. This informative book looks at France's major holidays and family celebrations.