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World Holidays

Celebrating diversity by learning about world holidays

This Is How We Do It

Diversity, Travel

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book. Perfect for kids learning about new cultures and customs Educates children on the importance of similarities and differences Gives kids a unique look into the lives of others across the globe
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 2971 votes, reviews

Matt Lamothe

Festival of Colors

Indian Culture

Holi, Hai! Holi, Hai! It’s time to prepare for the Indian springtime Festival of Colors in this delightful Classic Board Book! It’s time for the Indian festival of Holi, a celebration of the start of spring, of new beginnings, and of good over evil. Friends, families, and neighbors wear white clothing and toss handfuls of brightly colored powders at one another until they’re all completely covered from head to toe! Young readers will love following the young siblings gathering flowers to make the colorful powders for the big day until—poof!—it’s time for the fun to begin.
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 711 votes, reviews

Surishtha Sehgal

A World of Cookies for Santa

World Holidays

A World of Cookies for Santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve. Head to the Philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over—M. E. Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves. A World of Cookies for Santa is a multicultural celebration that families will return to year after year. Winner of the American Book Fest Best Book Award and the Moonbeam Book Award!
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 677 votes, reviews

M.E. Furman

What Do You Celebrate?

World Holidays

Holidays are FUN—and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world! Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France’s Bastille Day and our very own Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, offering background and cultural context, vocabulary words, photographs, and instructions for festive projects.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 342 votes, reviews

Whitney Stewart

Home for the Holidays

World Holidays

There's no place like home for the holidays! Join in a special Sesame Street celebration in this all-new multicultural book for kids, the perfect Thanksgiving gift! No matter what holidays you celebrate during the most wonderful time of the year, love, family, togetherness, and giving are universal. In this diversity book for kids, share in the joy with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and more friends with festivities on Sesame Street! From Thanksgiving and Eid al-Fitr, to Chinese New Year, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Christmas, and New Year's, this special picture book is a heartfelt celebration of different cultures and holidays from around the world. Featuring new and international Sesame Street characters, this sweet story proves that the things everyone cherishes are the same…because there's no place like home for the holidays. Why readers love Home for the Holidays: Parents, grandparents, and teachers will enjoy reading this festive, multicultural book with children Ideal holiday gift and novelty stocking stuffer for kids ages 3-7―perfect for anyone looking for Ramadan books or Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for kids Features new and international Sesame Street characters including Tamir, Chamki, Lily the Tiger, Gabrielle, Pino, Boombah, and more! Learn about the special traditions of each holiday with bonus educational content in the back, perfect for classrooms and at-home learning! Screen-free fun for children
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 306 votes, reviews

Craig Manning

Celebrations Around the World

World Holidays

It's time to celebrate! From Christmas and Thanksgiving, to Diwali and Halloween, kids won't want to miss out on all the festivities. Embark on an exciting journey through the most interesting and important festivals, celebrations, and holidays enjoyed by people around the world. Stunning original illustrations and fascinating facts will inspire and inform children about cultures and religions from the countries of the world. Witness a camel marathon in a celebration of the Sahara Desert, and devour some delicious dumplings to celebrate Chinese New Year. Discover why skeletons dance at the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and get messy at Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors. Children will love poring over artist Katy Halford's beautiful illustrations, which showcase every celebration in absorbing detail. Engaging factual writing introduce young readers to the most interesting aspects of each celebration, from the costumes worn to the food eaten, and encourage an understanding of other cultures and religions.
average rating is 4.6 out of 5, based on 269 votes, reviews

Katy Halford

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

World Holidays

With fact-filled text accompanied by beautifully bright illustrations from the wonderfully talented Chris Corr, prepare yourself for a journey as we travel around the world celebrating and uncovering a visual feast of culture. Countless different festivals are celebrated all over the world throughout the year. Some are national holidays, celebrated for religious and cultural reasons, or to mark an important date in history, while others are just for fun. Give thanks and tuck into a delicious meal with friends and family at Thanksgiving, get caught up in a messy tomato fight in Spain at La Tomatina, add a splash of color to your day at the Holi festival of colors and celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The World Full of… series is a collection of beautiful hardcover story treasuries. Discover folktales from all around the world or be introduced to some of the world’s best-loved writers with these stunning gift books, the perfection addition to any child’s library.
average rating is 4.5 out of 5, based on 234 votes, reviews

Claire Grace

Bitty Bao Celebrating Chinese New Year (English/Mandarin)

Chinese New Year

For families looking for an informative and fun book to introduce their bitty babes to the traditions of everyone’s favorite holiday: Chinese New Year. Readers will also learn family names in two languages while highlighting Chinese culture! Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrating Chinese New Year is a bilingual English and Mandarin Chinese book that introduces the various traditions that take place – from buying new clothes to special foods and decorations. Children will enjoy seeing different family members preparing for and celebrating the holiday together, and the included family tree is a great visual for teaching the names of different family members. The eye-catching and unique artwork – made from adorable paper cut-outs – encourages reading and makes it fun to learn new vocabulary.
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Lacey Benard

World Holidays

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