Children's Holidays & Festivals
Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia
Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia
Paperback      ISBN: 0060518952

Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia

Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper.

Trick or treat Amelia Bedelia wants to help prepare for the big Halloween party, but how can she follow directions when nothing is as it seems? This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

No child can resist Amelia Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language--and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong.--The New York Times Book Review

What Was the First Thanksgiving?
What Was the First Thanksgiving?
Paperback      ISBN: 0448464632

The history of the feast

After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn't know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national holiday.

Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale
Cakes and Miracles
A Purim Tale
School & Library      ISBN: 0761457011

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. You see in your dreams." With new courage, Hershel learns to trust his dream and creates something more beautiful than anyone in the whole village can imagine.

An Author's Note about Purim is also included.

Ghoulia
Ghoulia
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419732935

Ghoulia lives in Crumbling Manor with her Auntie Departed and spends most of her time playing with Tragedy, her beloved albino greyhound. But things aren't as easy as they seem for this little zombie girl--all she wants is a real friend. She tries to venture past the manor's walls, but she can't hide her pale green skin or the deep purple circles under her eyes. The other children will be afraid of her, and no one will want to be her friend. But when Halloween rolls around, Ghoulia hatches a brilliant plan. All the other, ordinary children will be dressed up like monsters, so Ghoulia can go out into the town and be entirely herself. In the end, all the kids realize that Ghoulia is (almost) just like them and learn that friendship can come in many forms.

Don't Be Such a Turkey!
Don't Be Such a Turkey!
Paperback      ISBN: 0448454483

Katie is learning about the Pilgrims in preparation for Turkey Day (aka Thanksgiving). Her class visits a reconstructed Pilgrim village where all the "inhabitants" portray a 17th century character. Can you guess what's coming? The magic wind, of course, transforming 21st-century Katie into Patience Mitchell, who is supposed to know all about spinning wool and making cornhusk dolls. In the second adventure, a family trip to New York City finds Katie switcheroo-ed into one of the performers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Here's two for-one fun for all of Katie's many fans

Let It Glow: A Winter's Walk
Let It Glow
A Winter's Walk
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786030306

Celebrate the holiday season with this book featuring real lights that glow with every turn of the page.

Set in a winter wonderland, follow one child on his journey home through a snowy landscape. Lights are revealed by diecuts throughout, becoming lit-up shop windows, carol singers' candles, stars in the sky and finally a star on the tree. Told in verse, this gift book will bring the magic of Christmas into everyone's home.

Kangaroo for Christmas
Kangaroo for Christmas
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592701132

The day before Christmas, Kathryn's present from Uncle Dingo arrives in a big box. Naturally, it's a lively kangaroo. Kathryn can't wait to show grandma, so she hops onto Adelaide's back and off they go

But getting to Grandma's proves more difficult than expected. Honking horns and screeching breaks frighten Adelaide into taking off on her own. In good Flora fashion, chaos and pure silliness ensue. When Kathryn and Adelaide finally arrive at Grandma's house, a very cool and collected Grandma sees there's nothing to be done but to get them home as swiftly as possible.

A rumpus of a read, Kangaroo for Christmas is a merry Christmas tall tale full of witty illustrations that are sure to draw laughs and hoots of pleasure.

James Flora (1914-1998) was a famous commercial artist from the 1940s through the 1980s. He wrote and illustrated seventeen picture books. This is the second Flora title to be brought back into print by Enchanted Lion Books. The first, published in 2010, was the 1957 book The Day the Cow Sneezed.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402763956

Welcome to the 12 days of Christmas in Minnesota Ready to greet you are 5 golden hotdishes, 4 lumberjacks, 3 red stones, 2 hockey sticks... and much more from the Gopher State.Jack is so excited about the visit of his twin cousins, Sarah and Hannah, that he gives them one of these VERY unusual gifts on each of the twelve days of Christmas. Hannah writes lively letters home to tell her mom and dad all about their trip. Lucky readers are in for a wild Christmas countdown

La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story
La Noche Buena
A Christmas Story
School & Library      ISBN: 0810989670

Nina is visiting her grandmother in Miami for Christmas. Usually she spends it in snowy New England with her mother and her family, but this year is different. She isn't certain what to make of a hot and humid holiday, until she learns the traditions of her father's side of the family from her Cuban grandmother. She helps prepare for the evening and takes part in all their traditions--the intricate cooking for the feast, the dancing, the music, and the gathering of relatives and neighbors. It all comes together for a Noche Buena that Nina will never forget.



Antonio Sacre and Angela Dominguez have created a wonderful story that everyone who celebrates Christmas will enjoy. The book includes a glossary of Spanish words.
Christmas Songs for Kids
Christmas Songs for Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 0793514622

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). The 3rd edition of this popular piano/vocal/guitar Christmas collection for kids features 28 favorite songs of the season, including: Away in a Manger * Do You Want to Build a Snowman? * Here Comes Santa Claus (Right down Santa Claus Lane) * Mele Kalikimaka * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town * Silent Night * Somewhere in My Memory * and many more.