Collection: Holidays

Here is a selection of books from our collection about holidays, such as Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Diwali, Eid, Kwanzaa, and the Lunar New Year. These titles are only a sample of what you can find in our full collection. To see more, use the search box to search for a specific holiday, or in the case of religious holidays, try the filtered search on the left-hand bar: go to “Religion” and click a specific religion.







Divali rose

2008

by Vashanti Rahaman and Jamel Akib

As the festival of Divali approaches, Ricki wants to confess that he accidentally broke a rosebud off the bush he and his grandfather planted, but grandfather is busy blaming the neighbors who are newly arrived in Trinidad from India. Includes facts about Divali and the people and language of Trinidad

Beautiful Life Cross Group


Olanna's big day

2009

by Natasha Mac a'Bháird and Ray Forkan

"There's great excitement when the school band is chosen to march in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Olanna practises really hard on her tin whistle. At last the big day arrives and they line up with the stilt-walkers, the bagpipers, the dancing leprechauns. Then disaster strikes. But Olanna--and her granny back in Nigeria--saves the day!"--Back cover

Beautiful Life Cross Group






Filipino celebrations

2011

by Liana Romulo and Corazon Dandan- Albano

"Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations makes major festivals such as Holy Week, Independence Day, Christmas and New Year come alive, together with family celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, baptisms, and a girl's debut into society. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more. Each chapter gives children a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of this island nation. Activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes invite children to participate in the fun. Filipino Celebrations engages the 5-11 age group in a way that is both informative and fun"--Publisher's description

Informational Race/Culture Concepts