Children's Holiday Books

Children's books for every holiday, religious and secular, from Christmas and Ramadan to Rosh Hashanah and Chinese New Year.

Sammy Spider's First Rosh Hashanah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780929371993
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Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - August 1st, 1996

Sammy Spider wants to taste the golden honey the Shapiros set out for a sweet New Year. Mom tells him to stick to spinning webs, but will curious Sammy listen?

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780152019839
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2002

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.

My First Ramadan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805078947
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Henry Holt & Company - August 7th, 2007

"Look There is the new moon in the sky."
""It's time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his family.

This year, the narrator is finally old enough to fast, and readers of all ages will be interested as he shares his experiences of this special holiday.

The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher Cover Image
By Robert Kraus, Vip (Illustrator), Virgil Partch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781930900448
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Published: Purple House Press - May 1st, 2010

In a snow covered village, while children all sleep,

the Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher, lands with a leap

All the sprinkles he snitches, it's his Christmas fun,

but without sprinkles the baking cannot be done

The villagers panic, but says Little Nat,

"I'll track down the Snitcher wherever he's at "

Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060728168
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 28th, 2010

Li'l Rabbit is not having a very good Kwanzaa. Granna Rabbit is sick, and so his family won't celebrate his favorite part of Kwanzaa this year: a big feast called Karamu.

Li'l Rabbit knows what to do He'll find Granna Rabbit a special treat for Karamu so she can celebrate anyway.

The Story of Kwanzaa (Trophy Picture Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064462006
Availability: Backordered
Published: Collins Publishers - September 20th, 1997

It's Kwanzaa-time Light the candles on the kinara Fly the bendera, and tell stories from Africa The festival of Kwanzaa was originated by Dr. Maulana Karenga to honor the customs and history of African Americans.

Under the Ramadan Moon Cover Image
By Sylvia Whitman, Sue Williams (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780807583050
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2011

We wait for the moon.We watch for the moon.We watch for the Ramadan moon.We give to the poor, and read Qur_an, under the moon.We live our faith, until next yearunder the moon, under the moon, under the Ramadan moon.Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need.

The Third Gift Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547201955
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Published: Clarion Books - November 15th, 2011

From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season.

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (Sandpiper Books) Cover Image
By Dubose Heyward, Marjorie Flack (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395185575
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - April 3rd, 1974

The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.

Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761457015
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Published: Two Lions - November 1st, 2010

Purim is approaching and Hershel, the only blind boy in the village, wishes he could help his mother prepare hamantashen for the holiday. If only I could see, he thinks, I could help my mother more. That night, Hershel dreams of a winged angel descending a sparkling ladder. She says, "Make what you see. You see when you close your eyes.

Hanukkah: A Counting Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545214070
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Cartwheel Books - September 1st, 2010

An innovative board book version of a favorite Hanukkah hardcover!

Readers will learn about Hanukkah, as well as how to count all 8 nights in Hebrew and Yiddish! Pronunciation guides help kids say the words, and die-cuts reveal the candles as they are lit each night. Simple graphics and design elements enrich this holiday offering.

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
By Anna Harwell Celenza, Don Tate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781570917004
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - July 1st, 2011

It's a challenge to transform the "Nutcracker Suite's" romantic orchestra into jumpin' jazz melodies, but that's exactly what Duke Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, did.

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah! Cover Image
By Olga Ivanov, Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761458456
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Published: Two Lions - October 1st, 2001

A family gathers joyfully to

celebrate Hanukkah by

lighting the menorah, enjoying

tasty latkes and other holiday

dishes, dancing the hora, and

spinning dreidels. Based on

a popular Yiddish folksong

(music included), the text and

illustrations portray the warmth,

beauty, and historical significance

of the Jewish holiday.

A New Year's Reunion Cover Image
By Yu Li-Qiong, Zhu Cheng-Liang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763658816
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 31st, 2011

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011

Maomao's dad works many miles away, but he is coming home for New Year

The White Nights of Ramadan Cover Image
By Maha Addasi, Ned Gannon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781590785232
Availability: Backordered
Published: Boyds Mills Press - August 1st, 2008

This picture book for young readers shows how a young girl named Noor, who lives with her family in Kuwait, prepares for the Muslim festival known as Girgian along with her family.

Clatter Bash!: A Day of the Dead Celebration Cover Image
By Richard Keep, Richard Keep (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781561454617
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - September 1st, 2008

Celebrate Diwali (Holidays Around the World) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426302916
Availability: Backordered
Published: National Geographic Society - September 9th, 2008

Beautiful, dynamic photographs and brief, lively text introduce readers to the joyous holiday of Diwali, evoking the celebrations of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world.