Best Holiday Books

Age Level: 8–9  Grade Level: 3–4

The books in this series introduce young readers to the origins of holidays important to children and families of many cultural backgrounds. Each carefully researched book describes how and why the holiday is celebrated. Updated with many new color photographs while featuring large readable type, a glossary, and an index.

  • Introduces elementary readers to holidays in the U.S. from many different cultures
  • Explains the origin of each holiday and shows how each holiday is celebrated
  • Revised and Expanded
  • Explores a variety of traditions and customs
  • Supports the History/Social Studies and English/Language Arts curricula
  • 7 1/8” x 8 1/4”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs
  • Contains a glossary and an index
  • Spring 1990
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Kwanzaa, Revised and Updated

Kwanzaa, Revised and Updated

Dorothy Rhodes Freeman and Dianne M. MacMillan
Freeman and MacMillan discuss the significance of Kwanzaa in five information-packed chapters. The traditions and seven key principles associated with Kwanzaa are explained in a clear, interesting way that gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of this important holiday...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3042-8
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $25.27
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Mardi Gras, Revised and Updated

Mardi Gras, Revised and Updated

Dianne M. MacMillan
In eight exciting chapters, author Dianne M. MacMillan explores the history, traditions, and current celebrations of Mardi Gras. What started out as a one-day celebration before the beginning of Lent has turned into a multi-day celebration in New Orleans and many other places across the country and around the world...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3062-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Revised and Updated

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Revised and Updated

Dianne M. MacMillan
In MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, REVISED AND UPDATED, author Dianne M. MacMillan focuses on the life of this extraordinary leader and how he is celebrated today. The book discusses King’s childhood, his studies, and his non-violent approach to end segregation...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3043-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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Mexican Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, Revised and Updated

Mexican Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, Revised and Updated

Dianne M. MacMillan
Another title in the BEST HOLIDAY BOOKS series, MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY AND CINCO DE MAYO, REVISED AND UPDATED, explores the origins and traditions of these two exciting and fun holidays...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3044-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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St. Patrick's Day, Revised and Updated

St. Patrick's Day, Revised and Updated

Dorothy Rhodes Freeman
In eleven short chapters, author Dorothy Rhodes Freeman gives the history of St. Patrick and the reasons we celebrate this important holiday. Readers will discover the legends and fun traditions associated with the holiday, from festivities in Ireland to the St...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3046-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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