From the Set Celebrating Holidays
Legends of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls fill the air, and excited trick-or-treaters scurry from house to house hoping to fill their bags with sweet goodies. Halloween is among America's most treasured childhood holidays. This book traces the origins of Halloween and explains the old and new traditions associated with October 31. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.
- Trick or Treat!
- A Scary Night
- Roman Festivals
- All Hallows’ Eve
- Costumes, Mischief, Apples, and Fun
- Begging for Treats
- The Jack O’ Lantern
- The Day of the Dead
- Poetry Corner
- The Day of T Joining in the Spirit of Halloween
- Making Spooky Spiders
- Making Egg Carton Spiders
- Learn More
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021
This series captures the sights and sounds of holidays around the world. Young readers are introduced to new holidays and learn the histories of familiar celebrations. Each title reproduces the excitement with descriptive language and engaging illustrations. Modern-day practices are traced back to their origins and the cultural significance of foods and colors is explained, but the books also convey the sheer joy of time spent with friends and family. Included in the books are recipes, traditional songs, poetry, crafts, and ideas for joining the spirit of the celebration. Back matter includes a glossary with pronunciation, index, and additional resources. VERDICT This beautiful series should be a go-to resource for each holiday season.
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.
Illustrator: Teri Weidner
Teri Weidner grew up in Fairport, New York, where she spent much of her free time drawing horses and other animals. Today, she is delighted to have a career illustrating books for children. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with her husband Chris, their son Nick, and a menagerie of pets.