Timely Topics for Kids

Winter and Holiday Stories


It's Christmas book jacket It's Christmas
by Jack Prelutsky
ISBN: 0060537086
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Contains 12 each to remember poems for each of the days of Christmas.


It's Christmas David book jacket It's Christmas David
by David Shannon
ISBN: 054514311X
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Christmas has arrived with so many rules to follow that David fears his mistakes will cause Santa to pass him by.


The Hanukah Hop! book jacket The Hanukah Hop!
by Erica Silverman ; illustrated by Steve D'Amico
ISBN: 1442406046
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Rhymed text and illustrations follow a family's activities as they prepare to celebrate Hanukkah.


How Do Dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah  book jacket How Do Dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah
by Betty G. Birney
ISBN: 0545416779
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Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the different ways a well-behaved dinosaur can celebrate the eight days and nights of Chanukah.


Kwanzaa book jacket Kwanzaa
by Rebecca Pettiford
ISBN: 9781620311318
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This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa and the things people do to celebrate.


Kwanzaa: Seven Days of African American Pride  book jacket Kwanzaa: Seven Days of African American Pride
by Carol Gnojewski
ISBN: 0766022099
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Presents the history and meaning behind the observance of Kwanzaa.


Snow! Snow! Snow! book jacket Snow! Snow! Snow!
by Lee Harper
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A father and his two sons spend a perfect day sledding together.


Brownie Groundhog and the wintry surprise book jacket Brownie Groundhog and the wintry surprise
by Susan Blackaby ; illustrated by Carmen Segovia
ISBN: 1402798369
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Brownie the groundhog is ready for her long winter nap, but her friends miss her so much they can't obey her orders not to disturb her. Instead they hatch a plan for a nighttime surprise.


Who will see their shadows this year? book jacket Who will see their shadows this year?
by Jerry Pallotta ; illustrated by David Biedrzycki
ISBN: 9780545472753
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"It is February 2 and all of the animals are tired of winter. But why should the groundhog always be famous for seeing his shadow? Who else wants to try? A chicken? A polar bear? A camel? None of those seem quite right. So who will see their shadows this year?"


The Shortest day: celebrating the winter solstice book jacket The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
by Wendy Pfeffer ; illustrated by Jesse Reisch
ISBN: 0147512840
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Describes how and why daylight grows shorter as winter approaches, the effect of shorter days on animals and people, and how the winter solstice has been celebrated throughout history. Includes activities.