Fall 2021

Celebrating Christmas

From the Set Celebrating Holidays

Unwrap a candy cane, listen to some jingling bells, and catch a bit of Christmas cheer! Kids will discover the history behind Christmas, and find out ways to celebrate on their own. Young readers learn about the festivities and traditions associated with this winter celebration. 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.

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  • Christmas Is Here!
  • Tree of Light and Beauty
  • Gifts of the Season
  • Deck the Halls
  • Food and Fun
  • Peace on Earth
  • Poetry Corner
  • Songs of Christmas
  • Joining in the Spirit of Christmas
  • Build a Gingerbread House
  • Making Reindeer Cookies
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 394.2663
Lexile 820L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503853928, 9781503854994
Copyright 2022, 2022
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from Booklist on February 15, 2022

More robust than most introductions to the topic, the Celebrating Holidays series examines an array of religious and secular celebrations in an accessible picture-book format. Comprised of eight or nine chapters (typically two to four pages), each book presents a holiday’s history, associated foods and traditions (including variations around the world), meaningful symbols, and related poems and songs; simple crafts, recipes, and suggestions to help kids get in the holiday spirit follow the main text, as well. Clean, attractive layouts sport colorful headings, short paragraphs of smoothly written text, and inviting illustrations on nearly every page. Frequent fact boxes and bubbles contribute trivia and quotes that further enhance the proceedings. Celebrating Chinese New Year explains the significance of dragons, the color red, firecrackers, and lanterns to this holiday and China’s use of a lunar calendar. Celebrating Christmas touches on the nativity story and Santa Claus, in addition to advent wreaths and the possible origin of Christmas trees. Kids will learn about the Jewish Festival of Lights in Celebrating Hanukkah, which relays the story of the Maccabees and the importance of the menorah, traditional fried foods, and the game dreidel. Celebrating Mother’s Day offers a fun glimpse of how children around the world honor their moms, from baking a special cake in France to gently tying her up in Serbia. A strong, well-rounded series.

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: Trudi Strain Trueit

Trudi Strain Trueit is a former television news reporter, weather forecaster, and anchor. She has written more than forty books for children. She lives in Everett, Wahsington, with her husband, Bill.

Illustrator: Jan Bryan-Hunt