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Children’s Holidays

Children's Holidays

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Fall

Fall Holidays

CRRL Kids: Hardworking Reads

These non-fiction works, children's novels, and picture books can help explain the meaning behind Labor Day.

CRRL Kids: Grandparents Day

Stories that celebrate the special love between grandparents and grandchildren, perfect for Grandparents Day.

A Celebration of Scarecrows

Read fun stories and interesting facts about scarecrows and have a scarecrow party - perfect for harvest time.

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Diwali, or Dipawali, is Hinduism's biggest and most important holiday of the year.

Fall Holidays

CRRL Kids: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

These books have stories that tell about celebrations for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

CRRL Kids: Diwali, Festival of Lights

Learn more about Diwali, a Hindu celebration of Light, through these helpful books in the catalog.

Haunting Halloween History

October 31st: a night for spooks, shrieks, and overall thrills. Monsters, witches, ghosts, pumpkins - where did they all come from?

Fall Holidays

CRRL Kids: Halloween Fun

Get ready for some spooky good times! We found lots of games to play, stories to share, crafts and recipes beyond compare.

CRRL Kids: Dia de Muertos

The dead are beloved and remembered in Mexico, especially on November 1 and 2.

Fall Holidays

CRRL Kids: On the Homefront

These books help children understand wartime and what they can do at home to support their loved ones.

November 28 Is Red Planet Day

Red Planet Day commemorates the launch of the Spacecraft Mariner 4 on November 28, 1964, which sent us the first close-up photos of Mars.

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Winter

Winter Holidays

Hanukkah: A Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, or Chanukah, begins on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev, at sundown.

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Learn about the tradition of the Epiphany or the Day of the Kings.

Winter Holidays

CRRL Kids: Celebrate Kwanzaa!

Celebrate Kwanzaa with great stories, crafts and food.

CRRL Kids: Christmas Around the World

Learn about Christmas celebrations around the world.

Nutcracker Sweets

Learn the origins of the Nutcracker ballet, and check out our Nutcracker Stories, Treats, and Crafts resource list.

Kwanzaa: Family and Heritage

Kwanzaa is celebrated between December 26 and January 1.

Winter Holidays

CRRL Kids: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Materials about Martin Luther King, Jr. for grade school kids from our collection.

CRRL Kids: Chinese New Year

Learn more about the Chinese New Year, also known as The Spring Festival! 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

Happy Hibernations!

Slow, sleepy winter days find many animals curled up in their dens. Learn about hibernation through this cozy blog.

Winter Holidays

CRRL Kids: Presidents Day

Includes titles about Presidents, as well as the job itself.

CRRL Kids: Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine's Day with these lovable titles!

A Sweet, Sweet Valentine

What's better than a store-bought valentine with your name on it?

Make a Valentine's Day Breakfast

Your family does a lot for you: helping with homework, cooking your meals, and taking you to fun places. Why not give them a treat?!

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Spring

April Fool's Day

CRRL Kids: April Fools' Day

April Fool's a day devoted to triumphant tricks and tangles of tomfoolery.

Easter Parade

Easter Books

CRRL Kids: Easter Books

Arts and crafts, religious stories, and lovable characters enjoying Easter's bounty.

Passover

CRRL Kids: Passover

Passover or Pesach is a major Jewish holiday and one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays.

Spring Holidays

The Fourth Pillar of Islam: Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, calculated according to when the crescent moon is sighted.

CRRL Kids: Ramadan Books

Read about the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset.

Spring Holidays

Help the Earth Every Day

How can you help the Earth? There are lots of ways to get involved in conservation whether you're a kid, teen, or adult.

CRRL Kids: Celebrate Earth Day

What is Earth Day? You'll find books about this holiday, along with craft ideas and more information about ecology.

Spring Holidays

The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the "5th of May" celebrates a victory by native Mexican soldiers over the French. Learn more!

CRRL Kids: Cinco de Mayo

Books about the holiday and some that have fun cultural activities. Also includes some websites with recipes and crafts.

Spring Holidays

Making a Marvelous Mother's Day

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and a certain Sunday is just ahead.

CRRL Kids: Mom and Me

Funny and heart-warming stories about moms and kids!

Spring Holidays

Memorial Day

Remember those who fought bravely for our country's freedom.

CRRL Kids: Memorial Day

Learn about the origins of Memorial Day and its customs.

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Summer

Spring Holidays

A Day for Dad

Find out how Fathers Day began, and check out books featuring fun stories about dads.

CRRL Grow a Reader: Father's Day

Books featuring dads for both older and younger kids.

Flag Day History

Read about how the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to prepare a flag for our new republic in 1777.

Spring Holidays

CRRL Kids: Flag Day

A book list to support observances of June 14, Flag Day.

CRRL Kids: Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a yearly celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, can be explored in books for younger and older children.

The Summer Solstice

Take a moment to savor the summer delights and craft some new traditions while learning the legends of summer.

Spring Holidays

CRRL Kids: The Summer Solstice

This children's list includes books about activities and adventure in the summertime. Includes Spanish language titles.

Red, White, and Blue Music

Learn about good ole American Music just in time for the 4th of July.

The Declaration of Independence

Learn the history of the declaration set in place in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress.
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