Holidays

The Sound of Kwanzaa

By Dimitrea Tokunbo

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"Hear the words, sing the songs, dance to the beat, and shout 'Harambee!' as you jump into this joyful celebration of the sounds of Kwanzaa! Through lively verse and colorful illustrations, this festive book celebrates the history and meaning of Kwanzaa. Families will enjoy the hands-on fun of lighting their own candles as they journey through this festive holiday and learn about its traditions and principles. As an added gift, this instructional book includes a no-bake Kwanzaa recipe."
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Kwanzaa

By Sheila Anderson

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Teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the African-American holiday.
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Day of the Dead

By Carrie Gleason

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Day of the Dead -- Smiling skeletons -- Aztec Mexico -- Honoring the dead -- Getting ready -- Altars and offerings -- Food for the feast -- Little angels -- Dia de los Muertos -- Let's dance -- Americans celebrate.
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El Día de los Muertos = The Day of the Dead

By Mary Dodson Wade

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Explains how Mexican families celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones, including sharing pictures and stories, preparing feasts, and lighting candles in the graveyard on November 1, The Day of the Dead.
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Labor Day

By Carmen Bredson

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This non-fiction Rookie Reader teaches young students about Labor Day.
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Labor Day

By Robin Nelson

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A basic overview of Labor Day for emergent readers. Color photographs reflect the short, easy-to-understand sentences that improve vocabulary and comprehension.

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All New Crafts for Earth Day

By Kathy Ross

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Earth-friendly crafting box -- Candle stub pincushion -- Ms. (or Mr.) -- Rubber ball head -- Royal family finger puppets -- Used dryer sheets flower sachet -- Magazine file -- Soda bottle mouse -- Playing cards photo frame -- Changing robot -- Finger friend -- Flip-flop bunny board -- Head and hat vase -- Plastic ID tag -- Pencils trivet -- Necktie bird puppet -- Cork penholder -- Newspaper log -- Foil fish race -- Cardboard tube art file -- Rubber band desk jar -- Peppers pal -- Puzzle piece turtle ring.
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Earth Day

By Trudi Strain Trueit

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A simple introduction to the traditions and festivities of Earth Day
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It's Earth Day

By Mercer Mayer

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"Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they learn about the importance of not wasting water or energy. Join Little Critter as he plants a tree, makes a climate control machine, and helps the polar bears."
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Earth Day

By Molly Aloian

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"Plant a tree and walk to work--it's Earth Day! An annual celebration of awareness, Earth Day is designed to encourage people to take part in the preservation of their environment. Come inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved."
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