Holidays

Earth Day

By Margaret McNamara

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When Mrs. Connor assigns a project to help her class celebrate Earth Day, Emma doesn't think she can make a difference. But with a little help from her father, Emma realizes there are lots of ways that she and her friends can keep the Earth healthy.

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Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

By Peter and Connie Roop

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Examines the history, customs, and folklore of St. Patrick's Day. Includes a craft, a recipe, and jokes and riddles.

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St. Patrick's Day Crafts

By Carol Gnojewski

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"The parade is coming, and everywhere you look you see shamrocks and magical pots of gold. It is St. Patrick's Day, a holiday that is especially important to Irish people everywhere. In St. Patrick's Day Crafts, ten easy crafts are presented along with step-by-step directions, photographs, and traceable patterns. An introduction to the origins of the holiday is also included. So get ready to decorate your home and wear something green ... because on St. Patrick's Day, everyone can be Irish!"
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It's St. Patrick's Day!

By Rebecca Gomez

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"This Level 1 rhyming reader introduces young children to the St. Patrick's Day holiday, from dressing in green outfits to marching in a musical parade! It's St. Patrick's Day follows two children as they celebrate this joyous Irish holiday. Beautiful illustrations compliment easy-to-read rhyming text. From dressing in green outfits to dancing an Irish reel, from finding a four-leaf clover singing Irish songs and marching in a parade, everyone can be Irish on this special day!"
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St. Patrick's Day

By Dorothy Rhodes Freeman

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St. Patrick's Day -- Fact or fiction? -- Growing up in Britain -- Kidnapped! -- Patrick saves the crew -- Return to Ireland -- Patrick, the saint -- Famous legends -- St. Patrick's Day celebrations -- St. Patrick's Day in a school -- Special symbols.
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St. Patrick's Day

By Dorothy Goeller

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Green here, green there. Everything seems to be green. Why so much green? Full-color photos and simple text uncover the reason why.
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St. Patrick's Day

By Molly Aloian

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On March 17th of each year, millions of people all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Taste the foods, hear the music, and dance the dances that make up his celebration. The history of this celebration will captivate children and teach them about Irish culture and traditions.
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Presidents' Day

By Lynn Peppas

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What began as a day to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, has grown to include every other president to serve as leader of the country. Learn all about Presidents' Day, from its earliest beginnings to how Americans celebrate this occasion today. Children will love this easy-to-understand introduction of this important national holiday.
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Valentine's Day

By Dorothy Goeller

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Beginning readers find out how many hearts are just enough for a Valentine's Day card.
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Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes

By Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz, & the Children's Museum of Boston

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"Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes. They can feast on golden New Year's dumplings and tasty moon cakes, build a miniature boat for the Dragon Boat Festival and a kite at Qing Ming, or share the story of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant warrior Hou Yi."
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